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Toshiba 42H83

Toshiba 42H83
alaScore 79

42 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The sound and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

image quality, value for money, sound, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba 42H83 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 42 reviews)

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Toshiba 42HP84 Plasma HDTV Reviewed

 

The Toshiba 42HP84 plasma HDTV is a television from the beginnings of the flat panel television movement and this was one of the best, according to this reviewer's assessment of the TV...

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Amazon review summary for Toshiba 42H83

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Toshiba 42H83 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

image quality, value for money, sound, usability, design

55% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba 42H83 42-Inch TheaterWide HD High-Definition Projection TVToshiba 42HP84 42-Inch TheaterWide HD-Ready Flat-Panel Plasma TV

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Great for 3.5 Years then...

 

We bought our Toshiba 42H83 in December 2003; the picture was pretty good for 3-1/2 years then it began slowly deteriorating starting along top horizontal edge of screen. It started as a distorted margin about 1/2 inch wide across top edge of the...

Very good price, above average picture (for 3+ years)

Hope you don't need service. Common problems are disasters.

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Best I Have Ever Owned

 

amazing picture and sound quality. 2 HDTV inputs, with S-Video and an HDMI input

I have found no cons to this unit. Perfect in every way

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42" toshiba hdtv 42h83

 

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Toshiba 42H83 - Great value for your TV buck

 

great value ; excellent features ; usability

remote control could be better ; location of inputs

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Toshiba 42H83 - Great value for your TV buck

 

INTRODUCTION I purchased this unit in April 2004 to replace a dead tv (Sony Trinitron 36"). BestBuy was having a special, so I was able to pick-up the unit for $1149 plus taxes. The other units that I considered included a Toshiba (flat-screen) 32", a ...

great value ; excellent features ; usability

remote control could be better ; location of inputs

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excellent picture

 

Picture and sound quality.Features such as 2 tuner PIP and freeze frame.

The remote control cannot be programmed to control a DVD player.

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Good buy.

 

Nice picture w/digital cable or HDTV. Good size for small to medium rooms.

Screen height.

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Good buy.

 

This is my first projection screen TV. Just picked it up this last Monday 02/16/04 from Best Buy. I originally went in to get a 52" RCA. When I stood there, the RCA was set up on a shelf just above the 42H83 and the difference was obvious. It's hard to...

Nice picture w/digital cable or HDTV. Good size for small to medium rooms.

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Product Specifications

Toshiba has long set the standard in HD widescreen monitors and its TheaterWide HD sets continue to bring the highest level of technology and functionality. The 42H83 TheaterWide HD monitor features PowerFocus HD2 CRTs, PowerFocus HC Lens System, TheaterShield, and TouchFocus auto digital convergence. The TheaterWide HD sets also feature totally redesigned cabinetry that creates a stunning, fresh look. The TheaterWide HD design also features intuitively placed lifting handles that mean easier set up and in-home positioning.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.7in
Height:46.6in
Weight:130.1lbs
Width:39.3in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:42H83/42HP84
Product Line:Toshiba

Miscellaneous

Color:Gray

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

Diagonal Size:42in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV monitor
Display Format:1080i/720p
HDMI Ports Qty:1
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Projection Display Technology:CRT
Resolution:1024 x 768
Series:TheaterWide HD
Technology:Plasma (PDP)/Projection
Type:Plasma TV/Rear projection TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video/Component / Composite / S-Video
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

dbx Noise Reduction: Yes
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-on-picture (POP) / Split screen/Picture-out-of-picture (POP)
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes
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