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Toshiba 51H83 51-Inch HDTV-Ready TheaterWide Projection TV

by Toshiba

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  • 51-inch widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) HD-compatible projection television; 49.6 x 50.5 x 22.5 inches (W x H x D)
  • CrystalScan HDSC upconverts all video signals (including 480i/p) to 1080i HD
  • Improved PowerFocus HD II CRTs enhance sharpness and brightness
  • HD Window dual-tuner POP (picture-outside-picture), PIP audio, direct video input selection
  • HD Dynamic Contrast analyzes picture information to sharpen and deepens those parts with the most detailed information
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Technical Details
Brand NameToshiba
Item Weight199 pounds
Product Dimensions22.4 x 47 x 50.4 inches
Item model number51H83
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
Color Nameblack
Item Display Height50.5 inches
  
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Additional Information
ASINB000093URN
Best Sellers Rank #652,800 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight226 pounds
ShippingThis item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
Date First AvailableApril 10, 2003
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Toshiba
  • Model: 51H83
  • Display Technology: Projection
  • Display Size: 51 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Note: Toshiba 51H83 51" HDTV-Ready TheaterWide Projection TV is no longer being manufactured. You may want to consider purchasing the newer Toshiba 51H84 51" HD-Ready Rear-Projection TV with HDMI Input instead.

Blazing forth with its huge screen, high style, and bountiful high-tech features, Toshiba's 51H83 TheaterWide HDTV projection monitor is set to render vivid, smooth, and detailed video signals from DVD players, digital TV set-top boxes, digital satellite systems, cable television boxes--you name it. The set's TruView feature combines several enhancements (black level expansion, fine white, flesh tone correction, and color detail enhancer) to automatically display accurate picture and color details. Also automated, HD Dynamic Contrast continually analyzes picture information and sharpens and deepens those parts of the picture with the most detailed information.

And since not everything you watch will be high-definition in origin (wouldn't that be nice), CrystalScan HDSC upconverts all video signals (including 480i/p) to 1080i HD. This significantly reduces jagged-line artifacts for a smoother, more natural image. (Selectable 540p, for those who want a progressive-scan image from a progressive-scan source, is available through the onscreen menu.) CableClear DNR+ Digital Noise Reduction circuitry optimizes poor NTSC signals from antenna or cable by eliminating video noise (snow).

Meanwhile, DFine high-speed velocity-scan modulation improves the definition at picture edges, creating sharper images by slowing the CRT (cathode-ray tube) beam's horizontal scanning during demanding work--say, when rendering transitions from light to dark parts of an image--and speeding it up when scanning easily rendered sections, like broad dark areas.

A 3D Y/C (4 MB, 10-bit) digital comb filter with Vertical Contour Correction processes RF and composite-video signals for a sharp, clean picture. This advanced filter significantly reduces detail noise, seen as shimmering or flicker, in complex or intricate scenes. The TouchFocus digital convergence system creates perfect corner-to-corner focus at the press of a button.

Cinema Mode (3:2 pulldown) circuitry identifies film-based content from DVDs and reassembles the frame sequence to more accurately reproduce a movie's original 24-frame rate. This process eliminates artifacts and gives you sharp, accurate full-frame progressive images.

Finally, the set's TheaterFine HD super fine-pitch screen uses a 0.52 mm design to reduce the space between lines on the lenticular screen, thereby sharpening the image. With convenient direct video input selection, you can choose specific inputs right from the remote's numbered keypad--no more scrolling through all the inputs to find the one you want.

The 51H83 is loaded with connections of all stripes, including a DVI HDTV input, which gives you a pure, uncompressed video connection with your DTV receiver or set-top box (not included).

For audio, the 20-watts-per-channel 51H83 offers SRS WOW, combining SRS 3D (which creates a wide three-dimensional sound field), TruBass (which boosts bass frequency perception for dramatic low-frequency effects), and Focus (which raises the perceived sound image vertically to clarify voices) to greatly enhance your home-theater sound. StableSound maintains television volume within a preset range regardless of the source signal, and Toshiba's Sub Bass System (SBS) boosts a program's low-end audio for heightened dramatic impact.

The supplied illuminated universal remote also controls most manufacturers' VCRs and DVD players.

What's in the Box
TV, cabinet, remote control, batteries, user's manual, and warranty information.

Product Description

Turn down the lights, pop some popcorn and prepare to escape with this 51" Widescreen Projection HDTV from Toshiba. Features improved IDSC Pro with 720p capability, high definition features and SRS 3D sound field expander for bringing the sights and sounds of your favorite program to life. Other features include sub bass system, stablesound, 3D Y/C digital comb filter, 3:2 cinema mode, cableclear digital noise reduction, dual colorstream HD component video, direct video input selection, picture-in-picture and much more. Includes an illuminated universal remote control. View larger image for cable hookup guidelines. $99.99 freight provides "White Glove" in-home truck delivery ($300 value), positioning of TV and optional discarding of the original packaging. Please note that returns can only be accepted with original packaging (see return policy for details). Imported. 51" 16:9 widescreen HDTV. Total Dimensions: 22-2/5Lx47Wx50-2/5H”. Weight: 199 lbs.

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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By David Perry on October 23, 2003
I purchased this TV about 2 months ago and am incredibly pleased with it. When comparing it to other TV's at the store it seemed a little dimmer but had a cleaner picture. Once it was in my living room it looked absolutely great. The picture is viewable when seated or sitting on the floor at about 160 degrees and remains clear and bright even during the day time (and I have a skylight right above the TV).
The only complaint I have is that if you're eye level is about 2 feet above the screen, the picture almost completely disappears, but since I usually sit while watching tv, this is not an issue.
I also use the tv with my XBox and Plastation 2 and with the composite video connections it looks great.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 5, 2003
Love this TV - Best priced 51" on the market as well! Make sure you adjust the convergence using the tv menus.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 26, 2004
First off, the first reviewer is either completely lieing, or bought a used/grey market television from a shady vendor. This television came COMPLETLY assembled, and with no setup problems whatsoever. I literally set the box down, cut it open slid the top off, shoved the set back into the place it resides now, hooked everything up and it worked FLAWLESSLY. I would bet on the first reviewer not actually owning this television due to the extreme nature of the misinformation he put out there.
Rest assured, the picture quality on this set is second to none in its price range, and in my (and from what I have read, many others) eye it has a better picture than sets costing mor in many cases. The setup is very intuitive, anyone with half a brain can get this thing up and running in no time.
I had looked at several TV's and after narrowly avoiding the sony mistake, I am VERY glad I went with this model.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Rodrigues on February 11, 2004
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WARNING! I've had this set for 2 years and have come to learn is does have problem. When you adjust the volume, an image of a volume bar appears on the screen. Over time, this image will burn itself on the screen. Make sure and select a set that lets you turn off the volume control image or moves it around on the screen to avoid screen burn-in.

After weeks of reading about HDTV I came to the conclusion that eventually, you simply must make a choice and go with it. I feel like a made the right choice with this set. Viewing DVDs, the image quality looks every bit as good as I remember seeing it in a theater on the big screen. Older movies don't look quite as good but then again, they don't look bad either. For example, a new movie like X-men 2 is stunning while an older movie like Silverado is not quite as crystal clear. One nice surprise, regular cable TV looks very nice and the settings on the set allow you to display "normal" 4:3 format in the wide-screen mode with little notice of distortion. The back of the set offers many connection options. While the set is heavy, it comes with hidden casters that make it easy to move. I was somewhat concerned about the condition of the set on the day it was delivered as it was freezing cold and I worried that might harm the set. I let it adjust to room temp before I powered it up but the convergence was fine. Right out of the box I was totally pleased with the picture quality.

I want to add that my set came fully assembled. I've been using it for about a month and I'm completely happy with it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MARK SCOTT MOSTY on March 2, 2004
After reading these two reviews, I felt I had to try to set this record straight: I completely agree with the second reviewer. This is an EXCELLENT TV. I had absolutely no problems setting up or using mine and it came completely assembled. As the second reviewer said, all you do is take it out of the box, plug it in and it fired up. Setup involved answering a few on-screen questions and that was it. I too have been impressed with the quality of the picture and feel that I made a smart buy with this TOSHIBA. I think the first reviewer either was taken by the local Rex store or he has this 51" mixed up with some other model. Nothing he described matched my experience with this TV. Believe the second guy....both of us had basically the same results.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Connie on March 23, 2004
I recently purchased this TV. The picture was awesome while watching regular programming from DirecTV or watching DVDs. The sound was also excellent - the best I've heard from any projection TV without using a Home Theater system. However, I purchased mine as a "factory reconditioned" product which had not been repaired properly and still had a problem when it was shipped to me. I've since returned it to the vendor and am awaiting a credit on my card. Once the credit is received, I plan on purchasing this model once again because it is a great TV. I've compared it to other brands in its price range and also some much higher priced and still prefer this Toshiba. This time, however, I'll purchase through Amazon, brand new, not reconditioned. By the way, the set comes in a big box, which is cut open, removed and then you have a FULLY ASSEMBLED TV which gets plugged in. IT DOES NOT COME IN PIECES. Toshiba is not selling "puzzle piece TVs." The guy who says it comes in pieces is either in need of treatment or has a gripe against Toshiba.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Orlando on November 16, 2004
Back when I purchased this TV, I installed and repaired home theater systems and home electronics. I currently work in the TV industry in Hollywood. I know my TVs. I know picture quality.

After EXTENSIVE research on HDTVs and widescreen projection televisions, I bought the Toshiba 51H83. Just do yourself a favor and visit a local electronics store and see for yourself: the picture quality is crisp and vibrant and it stands out head and shoulders above all other rear-projection TVs. While most rear-projection TVs tend to be dark and difficult to watch from angles not directly in front of the TV, Toshiba's proprietary technology is much more forgiving and provides a more immersive experience.
Also, the sound quality of the speakers is fantastic. They have great depth and range (something uncommon with most TVs) thank to SRS WOW, which makes a mere 20-watts-per-channel over achieve. I own a 700-watt surround sound system that I now combine with the TV's excellent speakers, thanks to the ability of the TV to use its speakers as the center channel when in surround sound mode.

And it, of course, has all the features you would come to expect from a high-end TV (PIP, etc.).

I reserved writing a review until I used it for some time, and after almost a year, I'm as in love with it as I was the first day I bought it.

Disregard the reviewer who gave it one star, the television comes completely assembled, unless, of course, you buy from the same guy that sells cigarettes from his trunk.
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