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Toshiba Cinema Series HX81 Series TV (50", 57", 65")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Toshiba Cinema Series HX81 Series TV (50", 57", 65"). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the energy efficiency and remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba Cinema Series HX81 Series TV (50", 57", 65") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Toshiba 50HX81 Cinema Series 50in Rear Projection Reviewed


As rear projection sets continue falling in price, and high definition becomes standard, Toshiba wisely introduces the Cinema Series lineup. Each of the five models boasts a high-quality picture, clean sound, and uncluttered styling in a relatively...

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Stay away from this set!!!


Nice picture when it first comes out of the box.

Video problems

Jul, 2003

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Great for a little while.


Great picture and good sound

Set failed completely when connected to HD cable

Dec, 2002

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Wow, Wow, Wow


Just about everything

Artifacts visible during over the air broadcasts

Oct, 2002

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Out of focus


It's big

Doesn't focus well during sports programs.

Sep, 2002

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The Best TV


The best picture bar none

Its not fair to the competition

Aug, 2002

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After a lot of comparing.....


Incredible picture in all light conditions, all the goodies

Have not found any yet

Aug, 2002

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Great Cabinet! Needs work with the Specs.


Dutch Amish cabinetry far exceeds most others in this price!

Lack of focus when playing "R" rated movies

Aug, 2002

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Toshiba is on a roll, another incredible widescreen value!


Gorgeous 16:9 widescreen, unreal picture quality and excellent value

65 inches can easily be overkill, see review for comments and critique

Dec, 2002

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Toshiba is on a roll, another incredible widescreen value!


I've been raving about Toshiba's "Cinema Series" line of rear projection widescreen TV's (RPTV's) for quite some time now. Continuing the tradition of bridging the gap between unparralelled performance and value, the latest "behemoth" offering is...

Gorgeous 16:9 widescreen, unreal picture quality and excellent value

65 inches can easily be overkill, see review for comments and critique

Dec, 2002

Product Specifications

Toshiba's high-performance Cinema Series sets are provided with newly designed cabinets, plus a host of improved image-enhancing and convenience features. These include new PowerFocus optics; "TouchFocus" auto convergence for faster, more accurate digital convergence of projection sets; and "Cinema Mode" (3:2 Pull Down) for more realistic and detailed reconstruction of film-based video content. With a special Ambient Light Sensor for optimum home theater enjoyment in all room lighting conditions, and a new Dynamic Contrast feature for near film-like image quality, Toshiba Cinema Series color TVs are the ultimate quality statement in advanced home theater display devices. Cinema Series is designed to be the best, and the new picture quality enhancements create picture quality that is beyond comparison. Cinema Series leads the widescreen revolution. The widescreen HD-compatible projection model 57HX81 offers consumers the ultimate cinema-like viewing experience, reproducing film-based video content such as DVD movies with all the full-screen impact intended by the director. All Cinema Series HDTV-compatible TVs include two sets of ColorStream HD high-definition component video inputs for the best picture quality from a choice of digital display devices.

Audio System

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

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None


Product Line:Toshiba Cinema Series

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Diagonal Size:57in
Diagonal Size (cm):145cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV monitor
Display Format:1080i
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Projection Display Technology:CRT
Type:Rear projection TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / S-Video
Viewing Angle:160 degrees

TV Tuner

Multi-channel Preview:Picture-on-picture (POP)
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes