Has anyone tried or tested one of these very thin bezel displays (I first saw this in the Toshiba Regza line)? To me the idea is to allow a bigger screen in a set physical space. But are there tradeoffs or is the just the next evolutionary step?
Their is no trade off what-so-ever. The new XF Series kick butt! They are very good and compared to the other brands, these are among the best TV's for the money, hands down.
They don't use a lot of gimmicks that don't mean anything to anyone, like some manufacturers do (although there are a few).
The 120Hz setting I could take it or leave it, it depends on what your watching.
The Dynalight setting I typical don't like it on, as I notice the backlight increasing and decreasing while watching it. It does help if your watching a movie that is mostly dark scenes, though.
The other thing I wish it had is in the Calibration setting for color temp., it only has Green and Blue adjustment, so it's a lot more work to balance the Red using only the Green and Blue for adjustments.
This is the TV I bought and I could of bought any TV I wanted. I believe it betters the $4000 Sony & Samsung TV's and they are almost a thousand less! Don't even consider LG or the Vizio.
They aren't the best, but you'll have to spend a lot more to get better.
e.g. Sharp SE's are better, but a lot more & (Pioneer Kuro Plasma)
But if you like the Thin Bezel design and it allows you to get more screen size in the same amount of space? Then go for it, you won't be sorry. They have all of the latest features and with a little tweeking of the pictures controls, they look phenomenal!
Let us know if you get one, I can get you some picture settings to get you in the right ballpark.
That's great news. I - somewhat stupidly - designed three cabinets around specific displays about 5 years ago. At the time, a 32" display seemed big (and expensive). Now it looks tiny to me. If I can get a 37" or 40" in the same space that's great. Ditto for a 42" space. If I could get 47" or more in there it would be nice.
Now if the manufactures would just make the stands shorter or adjustable vertically!
As far as making the stand shorter. The Toshiba will stand on it's own without a stand.
I'm not saying it's 100% safe, but if it's going in a cabinet, you may get away with it standing on it's own. That is, if you don't bump it or push it.
The bottom is somewhat flat to begin with. You just may want to figure out a way to help hold it.
I put one in a cabinet where the sides of the cabinet were almost the exact perfect size as the TV. The sides where tight enough to help hold it. So, now it's not going anywhere.
It actually looks good this way because you can't see under it or anything. And with the thin bezel, all you see is TV!