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Toshiba takes DLP technology into the future with the 52-inch TheaterWide 52HM84 HD-ready rear-projection TV. The 16:9 52HM84 uses a proprietary system called TALEN (Toshiba Advanced Light Engine); based on Texas Instruments' HD2+ DLP chip, it enhances brightness and contrast while keeping the 1,280 x 720-pixel progressive resolution (720p). Toshiba's TheaterWide TVs challenge direct-view CRT models when it comes to reproducing deep blacks and details in dark or shadowy scenes.

This set is HDTV-ready (it needs an optional hi-def receiver to get HD signals), but can improve standard-definition video thanks to Toshiba's multi-step PixelPure video processing system, which optimizes the three main picture quality factors: resolution, contrast, and color. All incoming signals are upconverted by the built-in "scaler" to match the DLP chip's native 720p resolution. The set's TheaterFine HD Super Fine Pitch screen reduces the physical space between the lines on the lenticular screen, resulting in a finer, sharper, more detailed picture.

Toshiba's DFine Hi-Speed VSM (velocity scan modulation) improves contrast and overall picture sharpness, while the CableClear DNR+ digital noise reduction optimizes poor NTSC signals from antenna or cable, further eliminating video noise ("snow") for a clean, crisp image. Cinema Mode circuitry (3:2 pulldown switch) identifies original film-based content from DVDs, then reassembles the frame sequence to more accurately reproduce the original 24-frame-per-second material.

A 3D Y/C (4 MB, 10-bit) digital comb filter with Vertical Contour Correction helps eliminate dot crawl and color bleed and significantly reduces detail noise, seen as shimmering or flicker, in complex or intricately detailed scenes. Color temperature controls allow you to adjust white balance. The "Warm" setting reduces the color temperature to an NTSC standard 6,500 degrees Kelvin and delivers a redder image that is ideal for display in a dimly lit room. "Medium" and "Cool" provide a progressively bluer image for the best picture as room light levels are increased.

The 52HM84 has plenty of inputs for connecting all your audio and video components. In back you'll find two RF, two composite video, two S-Video, and two HD ColorStream component video, as well as an HDMI digital input. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface that supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus 8-channel digital audio--all on a single cable. A set of front composite and S-video inputs make hooking up a game console or camcorder a snap.

Other features include HD Window dual-tuner POP (picture-on-picture) with PIP sound for listening to two programs simultaneously, the new Radiance DC lamp with high brightness and lower power modes for extended life, individual audio/video settings by input type, sleep and wake timers, Real Speed progressive scanning to create smoother diagonal lines, Color Transient Improver for sharp transitions on color changes without bleeding, and Color Detail Enhancer to maintain fine image detail in color saturated areas.

Aside from the 20-watts-per-channel stereo speaker system, the 52HM84 uses MTS for programming with stereo sound, SAP for receiving a second audio track in another language. Meanwhile, SRS WOW combines 3D Sound (simulated surround sound from any stereo audio) with TruBass (yet another low-frequency enhancement) and Focus (which clarifies voices). The StableSound volume leveler eliminates drastic volume spikes while changing channels or when channels go to a commercial break.

Toshiba Advanced Light Engine (TALEN(TM)) is proprietary light engine technology, designed and built by Toshiba, for Toshiba. TALEN(TM) utilizes advanced optics, and the step-up TI(TM) HD2+ DLP(TM), to create unparalleled picture quality.

PixelPure(TM) is a suite of 8 different digital video processing circuits that combine to create a consistently clearer, deeper and more accurate picture. PixelPure(TM) is the key to Toshiba's fixed pixel picture quality; it is the processing that makes the picture.

TheaterFine(TM) DFP Screen helps create crisp HD resolution with its super fine pitch screen. It also has an Anti-Glare Coating to reduce unwanted reflections from ambient room light, which helps increase contrast for deeper blacks.

High Output 120 Watt DC Lamp employs 2 user-friendly features. The first feature is a 120-Watt High Brightness mode for daytime use with ambient room light and 100-Watt mode for nighttime in a dark room, which also extends the lamp life. This Lamp also has a unique Instant Restart feature, allowing the TV to be turned on immediately after shutdown, unlike other Lamp based TVs.


* HD Monitor DLP(TM) Projection Television with HDMI(TM)
* TALEN(TM) (Toshiba Advantage Light Engine) DLP(TM) Engine
* HD2+ DLP(TM) Chip with Full 1280 x 720 Mirrors with Filled Vias
* Toshiba PixelPure(TM) Proprietary Digital Video Processing
* Double-Speed 9-Bit System w/ Enhanced
* Algorithms for Video Noise Elimination
* TheaterFine(TM) DFP (Digital Fine Pitch) Screen with Anti-Glare Coating
* CableClear(TM) DNR+ (by Input)


* Separate Woofers and Tweeters S
* tableSound(R)
* 40-Watts Total Wattage


* Radiance(TM) High Output DC Lamp, Instant
* Restart and High Brightness/Low Power Modes
* 4-Item Illuminated Remote with DVD Control
* HD Window(TM) POP with Split Screen and 12 MultiWindows
* Tri-Lingual Color Icon On-Screen Display
* Off/Sleep Timer


* RF Inputs 2
* Rear A/V Input 2
* Rear S-Video Input 2
* ColorStream� HD Component Video Inputs (Y, Pb, Pr) 2
* Front Panel A/V Inputs A/V/S
* HDMI� Digital Input (s)


* Video Output
* Audio Outputs F + V


* Thin Depth/Low Profile Tabletop Cabinet
* Color Silver with Gray Bezel
* W x H x D (in inches) 58-3/8 35-1/16 15-1/4
* Weight 85 lbs

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