If you're after a big, bright, rear-projection LCD HDTV monitor, Zenith's 60-inch D60WLCD is optimized for widescreen (16:9 aspect-ratio) high-definition images. Being no deeper than most 19-inch CRT sets, the D60WLCD is ideal for home theaters and anywhere where space is a concern. The set features integrated dual NTSC tuners and extensive connection panels and accepts HDTV, SD, and NTSC video sources from external devices.
Three internal LCD panels, augmented by a nine-element lens system, delivers superb 1280 x 720p resolution, enhanced by aspect-ratio correction, an advanced 3D Y/C comb filter that digitally controls and separates color (chroma) and picture (luminance) information, a peak brightness of 680 candles/square meter, a contrast ratio of 200:1, generous 100 x 30-degree viewing angles, and the convenience of picture-in-picture, picture-outside-picture, and split-screen capabilities. DVD mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; the D60WLCD's 3:2 pulldown detection digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture.
Audio features include Zenith's EZ Sound dynamic bass and two built-in 15-watt speakers, while its connection panel accommodates all popular video formats. Front-panel video input jacks let you hook up a camcorder or gaming console, while a 15-pin RGB input handles a digital set-top box. Projection LCD sets are free from two concerns that plague traditional projection sets: phosphor burn-in, which can imprint "ghost" images on the screen when it holds a static image too long, and convergence errors (discrepancies in beam alignment), which require a service technician to come to your home and realign the projection picture tubes. LCD projection televisions don't require alignment, so you don't have to plan for this kind of service.
- 60-inch LCD projection set with 9-element lens system; 56.8 x 42.5 x 17.5 inches (W x H x D)
- Picture-in-picture, picture-outside-picture, and split-screen capabilities
- Compact size and weight--the set is no deeper than most 19-inch televisions
- 3:2 Pulldown Detection properly synchronizes film to video for smooth, theater-like pictures
- Includes EZ Sound dynamic bass and two built-in 15-watt speakers
Brimming with high-tech features, Toshiba's 50H82 widescreen projection set is ready 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.
Heading the great features is IDSC Pro, which coverts all 480i and 480p signals (as from progressive-scan DVD players and DTV set-top boxes) to 540p. Since 540p and 1080i share the same scan rate, the 50H82 establishes a single focus point, eliminating focus compromise. Frame, line, and pixel doubling are all used to create progressive, full-frame images from standard interlaced signals (such as composite-video signals from DVD players, VCRs, and camcorders).
Toshiba's motion adaptive Hyper Progressive Scanning system analyzes 13,600 points on screen to create smooth edges and eliminate "stair stepping" artifacts. The result is a smooth, filmlike image that is enjoyable even up close. IDSC Pro passes through 1080i images without alteration, and now accepts 720p images and displays them as 1080i. Multiwindow dual-tuner picture-in-picture (PIP) grants PIP functions without the use of a VCR as a second source. This lets you scan through all stations on nine boxes across the bottom of the screen. You can even use the boxes to scan preset channels.
A stellar 3D Y/C (4 MB, 10-bit) digital comb filter with Vertical Contour Correction provides more accurate processing of RF and composite-video signals for a sharper, cleaner picture. This advanced comb filter significantly reduces detail noise, seen as shimmering or flicker, in complex or intricately detailed scenes. CableClear Digital Noise Reduction circuitry optimizes poor NTSC signals from antenna or cable, and Dual ColorStream HD component-video inputs provide the ultimate picture quality from high-resolution component-video signals (as from DVD players or satellite receivers).
New to this model are DFine high-speed velocity-scan modulation (which improves contrast and overall picture sharpness by changing the speed of the electron beam as it transitions between bright and dark areas of the picture) and HD Dynamic Contrast (which continually analyzes picture information and sharpens and deepens those parts of the picture with the most detailed information). Cinema Mode (3:2 pulldown switch) circuitry identifies original film-based content from DVDs, then reassembles the frame sequence to more accurately reproduce the original 24-frame-per-second material. The TouchFocus automatic digital convergence system creates perfect corner-to-corner focus at the press of a button. Manual override adjustments are available.
For audio, the 50H82 offers SRS 3D Sound Field Expander, which creates a wide, three-dimensional sound field from the television's internal speaker, which enhances sound quality without the addition of external speakers. StableSound maintains television volume within a preset range regardless of the source signal. Toshiba's Sub Bass System (SBS) boosts a program's low-end audio for heightened dramatic impact. This unit comes with an illuminated universal remote control.
- 50-inch widescreen HD-compatible projection television featuring improved IDSC Pro with 720p capability
- 3D Y/C digital comb filter with Vertical Contour Correction accurately processes RF (broadcast, VCR) and composite-video (DVD, VCR, camcorder) signals
- Dual-tuner 9-box MultiWindow split-screen PIP with PIP sound
- Improved PowerFocus HD II CRTs
- Hyper Progressive Scanning