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34" TheaterWide® HDTV-ready TV
Item # 05234HF84 | MFR # 34HF84
This item is no longer available.
Our take on the Toshiba 34HF84 by Crutchfield's Steve Kindig
The 34" 34HF84 is truly a 21st-century display, able to produce crisp, clear, punchy images from a variety of video sources. This sleek model houses a 16:9 version of the FST PURE® flat picture tube Toshiba's best. It's designed for optimum viewing of DVDs and High-Definition TV. (HDTV reception requires connecting a separate HDTV tuner.) All your standard video sources will look terrific, too you can choose between a regular 4:3 image with "pillars" on the sides, or several viewing modes that expand the image to fill the screen.
Conventional video sources (like antenna, cable, VCR, etc.) are upconverted to 1080i by Toshiba's CrystalScan HDSC circuitry. Of course, you won't see the depth and dimensionality of true 1080i HDTV programs, but you will enjoy a cleaner, more natural image. To maximize the smoother look of progressive-scan video sources (like a progressive-scan DVD player), you can choose 540p instead of 1080i via the on-screen menu. The result is an effortlessly filmlike image.
The 34HF84 has 6 A/V inputs, including two HD-compatible ColorStream® component video inputs, plus a future-ready HDMI digital audio/video input. You'll also find two sets of rear A/V inputs and a set of front A/V inputs (all with S-video) for easy connection with a camcorder, VCR or video game console. With so many inputs, it's great to be able to select each one directly: hit the TV/Video button and all the TV's connections appear on screen just pick the one you want, without having to cycle through all of them!
Large Item Special Shipping: Because of its large size, this item will be delivered and placed in any accessible room in your home. Delivery is available to physical addresses in the lower 48 states. (Sorry, no P.O. Boxes or freight forwarders.) Transit time is 5-7 business days once your order has been processed. Extra charges may apply for delivery after business hours or on a weekend, or if the item must be carried up more than 5 flights of stairs.
Note: Free return shipping not available with this model.
Consumer Alert: This component has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after February 17, 2009, to receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of the Nation's transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products. For more information, call the Federal Communications Commission at 1-888-225-5322 (TTY: 1-888-835-5322) or visit the Commission's digital television website at: www.dtv.gov
What's in the Box:
- 34" Widescreen television
- CT-90159 Wireless remote control
- 2 "AA" batteries
- Owner's Manual (English/French)
- Product Registration Card (stapled to Owner's Manual)
- "An Important Message From Toshiba" sheet
- HDTV monitor (compatible with HDTV/SDTV formats when connected to a separate HDTV tuner and displays them at 1080i or 540p)
- FST PURE flat picture tube with Invar shadow mask
- widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio
- CrystalScan HDSC with 3-2 pulldown processing
(upconverts NTSC sources to 1080i)
- 10-bit 3D digital comb filter
- CableClear video noise reduction
- dual 181-channel NTSC tuners
- 2-tuner PIP (split-screen)
- built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
- SRS® WOW for enhanced sound from the TV's built-in speakers
- illuminated multibrand remote control
- direct video input selection
- video input labeling
- 6 A/V inputs, including:
- 3 composite video (2 rear, 1 front)
- 3 S-video (2 rear, 1 front)
- 2 rear-panel HD-compatible component video
(accepts 1080i/720p/480p/480i signals)
- 1 rear-panel HDMI digital audio/video input with HDCP copy protection
- 2 RF inputs for antenna/cable signals
- 33-1/2"W x 24-1/2"H x 23-1/2"D
- weight: 157 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year parts & labor (2 years parts on the picture tube)
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Features and Specs
|Picture in Picture||2 Tuner|
|Audio Output Power||10 watts x 2|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year/2 Years Tube|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||---|
|Footprint Width (inches)||31-1/8|
|Footprint Depth (inches)||19-1/8|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Side Panel Composite Inputs||None|
|Side Panel Component Video Inputs||None|
|Rear Composite Video Inputs||2|
|Rear Component Video Inputs||2|
|Total Video Inputs||6|
HDTV Monitor: Two ColorStream HD high-resolution component video inputs and an HDMI jack allow you to connect an optional HDTV receiver or source. These inputs are capable of receiving 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
FST PURE Flat Picture Tube: This "purely flat" tube delivers increased viewing angle along with the enhanced picture linearity necessary to produce accurate life-like images. Additionally, unwanted reflections from room lighting are eliminated, compared to conventional tube designs. Finally, sharpness and brightness are both significantly improved. The result is the sharpest, brightest and most lifelike pictures ever produced by a Toshiba television.
Invar Shadow Mask: Most picture tubes use standard shadow masks made of steel, which can expand under intense heat. Expansion of the shadow mask causes picture discoloration, often called "doming." But Invar shadow masks are made of a compound of iron and nickel, rendering them extremely heat-resistant. This high thermal tolerance eliminates doming and allows the tube to operate at a higher voltage, producing brighter whites, higher contrast, and purer colors.
Dynamic Quadruple Focus: While most CRTs can create a fairly precise, round beam spot in the center of the picture, many create a less precise elliptical beam spot at the edges and corners. Dynamic Quadruple Focus utilizes both horizontal and vertical beam adjustment to ensure that even the edges and corners have a precise beam spot for a sharp, uniform picture from corner to corner.
CrystalScan HDSC with 3-2 Pulldown Processing (upconverts NTSC sources to 1080i): Conventional interlaced signals (like antenna, cable, VCR, etc.) are upconverted to 1080i by Toshiba's CrystalScan HDSC circuitry. For progressive-scan video sources (like a progressive-scan DVD player), you can choose 540p instead of 1080i via the on-screen menu. The result is an effortlessly filmlike image.
4MB, 10-bit 3D Digital Comb Filter with Vertical Contour Correction: This advanced filter analyzes sequential fields of information to eliminate dot crawl and color bleed. Additionally, the filter significantly reduces detail noise, seen as shimmering or flicker, in complex or intricately detailed scenes. Most video noise normally seen in RF and composite video signals is eliminated.
CableClear DNR+: Designed to optimize poor NTSC signals from antenna or cable, this noise reduction system eliminates video noise ("snow") for a clean crisp image. This system detects the quality of the incoming video signal, and automatically applies the needed amount of video optimization.
DFine Hi-Speed Velocity Scan Modulation: Velocity Scan Modulation adjusts the CRT scanning speed to create sharp, well defined edges. DFine increases the scanning speed by 80% for even greater detail.
Wide Band Video Amplifier: As standard video amplifiers increase the gain of the video signal, video bandwidth tends to decrease. This eliminates the higher frequencies, reducing resolution. A wide-band video amplifier maintains the higher frequencies, enabling higher resolution.
2-Tuner Picture-in-Picture: This feature splits the screen into a double window that allows you to watch two programs side-by-side. When the input signals of the main and secondary pictures are both 480i, you can use the Swap function to switch the programs. You can also toggle between the audio from the main and secondary programs. The Double-Window feature displays each picture according to its input signal aspect ratio. The main window (on the left) can only show images with a 4:3 aspect ratio, and the secondary window (on the right) can show images with both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios.
Note: The main window can only display 480i signals.
Programmed Channel Search Function: This function lets you quickly scan your programmed channels. The TV automatically enters multi-window mode, and begins a twelve picture scan of your programmed channels. In each small window, there is a still picture of the program on that channel.
Favorite Channels: This feature allows you to store 12 of your favorite channels.
Favorite Channel Search Function: This function lets you quickly scan your favorite channels in the same way that you scan your programmed channels.
SurfLock: The SurfLock feature temporarily memorizes one channel under the Channel Return button, so you can return to that channel quickly from any other channel.
Picture Size: When viewing a 1080i, 480i, or 480p signal source, you can choose one of the following picture sizes:
- Natural: image is displayed close to its originally formatted proportion
- Full: This mode is mainly designed for 16:9 programs. When a 16:9 program is received, the picture is stretched taller to fill the screen without distorting the main portion of the image. If a 4:3 program is sensed, the picture is stretched wider to fill the screen, but not taller. In each case, none of the picture is hidden.
- Note: Full cannot be used with 1080i signals.
- Theater Wide 1: picture is non-uniformly enlarged; the center of the picture remains close to its true proportion, but the left and right edges are stretched wider to fill the screen
- Theater Wide 2: entire picture is uniformly enlarged
- Theater Wide 3: picture is non-uniformly enlarged; the picture is stretched wider to fill the width of the screen and stretched slightly taller
Picture Modes: You can select one of the following picture modes:
- Sports: bright and dynamic picture
- Standard: standard picture setting
- Movie: movie-like picture setting
- Preference: allows you to adjust and store the following settings: contrast, brightness, color, tint, sharpness, and color temperature
Stable Sound: When the signal source is changed, this feature limits the highest volume level to prevent extreme changes in volume.
SRS WOW: SRS WOW is a combination of three unique sound field enhancements. SRS 3D creates a wide three-dimensional sound field from two TV speakers. TruBass boosts bass frequency perception for more dramatic low frequency effects. And, FOCUS raises the sound image vertically to create clearer voices, even at lower volume levels. The combination of these features creates dramatically improved home theater sound.
On Timer: The on timer switches the television on after a specified amount of time. The on timer can be adjusted from 10 minutes to 12 hours in 10-minute increments.
Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be adjusted from 10 minutes to 3 hours in 10-minute increments.
Labeling Channels: Channel labels appear above the on-screen channel number display each time you turn on the TV, change a channel, or press Recall. You can choose any four characters to identify a channel.
Multibrand Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on other brands of components, including cable boxes, satellite receivers, TV/VCR combos, DVD/VCR combos, DVD players, portable DVD players, VCRs, and "home theater in a box" systems. A "Light" button allows you to illuminate all the buttons for five seconds, making for easy operation in the dark.
HDMI Input: This input consists of left and right RCA audio jacks and an HDMI jack. This input can accommodate a copy-protected digital connection (HDCP) to other devices (such as digital set-top boxes) that have compatible interfaces. The HDMI jack is compliant with the EIA/CEA-861/861B standard and is not intended for use with personal computers.
Note: The HDMI jack will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
ColorStream HD High-resolution Component Video Inputs: The component video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
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