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The Toshiba REGZA 42HL167 is one of 13 new REGZA models of HDTVs making their debut in 2007.

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Decent price (few hundred $ cheaper than Sony)

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Wide color gamut (90+%)

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Easy to use interface/menus

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Stable sound keeps commercials from blaring

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No DVI input

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Only one Antenna jack. So you can't hook up an antenna and cable at the same time.

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The Toshiba REGZA 42HL167 is one of 13 new REGZA models of HDTVs making their debut in 2007. The 42HL167 is a 42" flat-panel television part of the HL167 line of sets all capable of delivering a true HD / 1080p picture. The 42" model is the first to be released and is to be followed up with a 47" and 52" models: the 47HL167 and 52HL167 respectively. These models all feature a gloss black finish, and include an integrated SoundStrip (a thin speaker strip) speaker system.

Toshiba showcases several new (or improved) technologies on the HL167 line: 1) PixelPure3G, a 14 bit video processor designed to decrease certain visual artifacts and reduce noise, 2) DynaLight, a dynamic backlighting system that adjust its intensity based on the scene for the purpose of maximizing contrast, 3) ColorBurst, to deliver a wider spectrum of colors (90+% vs. 75%), 4) ClearFrame, a 120 Hz screen refresh rate, and 5) CE-Link, an HDMI-based control codes to integrate your TV and A/V sources into one remote.

The 42HL167 has 3 x HDMI, 2 x component, 1 x 15 pin D-Sub PC input, and 1 x S-Video/RCA inputs. Sound is powered by two 10 Watt speakers. It includes a built-in digital tuner cable of displaying ATSC/NTSC/QAM broadcasts including HDTV signals. The MSRP is $1800, but the 42HL167 can be found for around $1600. weight: 75 lbs; dimensions: 41" x 28" x 4.9"

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05/30/2008 09:41

Our "taxes gift", we bought one this spring from ABC warehouse for 1000 bucks and wouldn't buy any other. We love this TV.

02/06/2008 11:04

I watched half of the superbowl on a brand new Sony 42" bravia and the other half on a Toshiba 42" Regza. The standard definition on the Sony was noticeably better, but that could have been because it was coming through directv vs analog cable. The HD on the Regza looked as good if not better than the Sony. You can find much better deals on the Regza than $1800 too, I think my dad picked his up for like $1300 at ABC warehouse. The Sony has a smaller casing on the sides, and does look a little nicer sitting on a tv stand, but the Regza is way less money and has an awesome picture with great sound. Not sure you can beat it for the price.

07/27/2007 03:09

Just checked out the site, and you're right that it is pretty slick. However if you don't answer her question right away then the idle state has her staring directly at the screen which makes me feel like her eyes are boring into my soul judging my choices for inadequacy.

07/27/2007 02:47

Would love to get one of these - and check out the Regza Showroom page - pretty slick design and presentation

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