Toshiba Details New DLP Televisions

Toshiba today announced its 2006 line up of nine new DLP projection televisions. All of these new models are either currently available or will be out by August and range in price from $1,699.99 to$4,799.99.   Toshiba’s new DLP projection televisions, the consumer electronics company said, come in 720p and 1080p flavors. The720p models utilizing a Texas Instruments chip to deliver reportedly sharper images with deeper contrast and strong brightness. Two of the 720p models listed below – the 50HM66 and 56HM66 – sport a“sound strip” speaker technology which allows for a more modern compact cabinet design.   All DLP models include ATSC/QAM digital tuning, which enable the sets to receive both digitalterrestrial and digital cable-in-the-clear broadcasts, and dual HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) digital inputs. 50″ diagonally measured and larger models also include a CableCARD slot fordigital cable compatibility (DCR) and RJ-45 network capability, allowing consumers to connect the TV to a PC in the home and play back MP3 audio files and JPEG pictures.   In Toshiba’s upper1080p bracket, their four new models come equipped with aperture control, window picture over picture (POP) and TV Guide on screen. The two “Cinema Series” 1080ps of this pack come in an all blackcabinet and sport a high-gloss black bezel as well as offering a PC input and Virtual Dolby Digital.   Models, Expected Pricing and Expected Availability:   720p Projection TV with DLPTechnology

  • 42HM66 ($1,699.99, Available June)
  • 50HM66 ($2,199.99, Available Now)
  • 56HM66 ($2,499.99, Available Now)

  Cinema Series 720p Projection TV with DLP Technology

  • 50HMX96 ($2,499.99, Available Now)
  • 56HMX96 ($2,799.99, Available June)

  XHD 1080p Projection TV with DLP Technology

  • 62HM196 ($3,199.99, Available June)
  • 72HM196 ($4,499.99, Available July)

  Cinema Series XHD 1080p Projection TV with DLP Technology

  • 62MX196 ($3,499.99, Available July)
  • 72MX196 ($4,799.99, Available August)
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