Toshiba TheaterWide 65HM167 65" Projection TV

65" - DLP - ATSC - 16:9 - Dolby, Surround - HDTV - 1080p - MPN: 65HM167
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Toshiba 65HM167 65 inch DLP TV. 1080p Full HD Display / With Full HD, theres no need to scale down a 1080 signal. With twice the pixel resolution of 720p HD models, Full HD creates the pinnacle in picture quality. XtremeBLAC/ By increasing black levels by up to 75 percent, this system doubles the contrast of our TALEN XHD models for deeper, more three dimensional images. TALEN Toshiba Advanced Light Engine /Utilizing DLP chip technology from Texas Instruments, and advanced optics, Toshiba micro display projection TVs bring home the quality of the big theater screen experience. The Radiance150 lamp produces bright, clear images. The set also has a Quick Restart feature, ensuring you won't have to wait to enjoy the show. Audio Enhancements / SRS WOW, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Digital Dynamic Range Control provide superior sound quality. Convenience Suite Convenience features include Channel Browser, Favorite Browser, Channel and Input labeling, and even a feature that turns the TV off if you fall asleep and the signal turns to snow.
Quick Glance
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Product Type DLP
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Expert Reviews
Toshiba 65hm167
2.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Toshiba 65hm167 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 1.91 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #81 DLP projection TV of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Toshiba 65HM167
3 Star Review  testseek.com - Jan 27, 2009

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Was awsome at first but check out the older reviews before bying Toshiba.
2 Star Review     

Strengths: Used to be best buy now Mitsubishi 3D DLP for $750 beats it.

Weakness: Engine no longer made by Toshiba. A 'Refurbished old one is $700us plus fitting fees etc.

I was put off LCD sets by reports of pixels going in time, and high cost. The huge power used and high heat from also expensive Plasma sets makes it a nono. So I chose the bargain priced 65HM167 DLP. Try's for a 'Class action' have so far not been followed thro', but surely an expensive tv set should last at least five years!!!Lamps go and engine goes down long before that, making it a 65HM167 65" tv door stop. Ignor good reviews from people who have had it for a week and read the older reviews and you will buy another make. We had a Samsung we sold after five years and the guy who bought it has watched it every night for 3years since then (total 8 years) and the lamp is still the original. My advice buy a good warranty with any expensive electronic product, especially Toshiba's.

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A Lemon
1 Star Review     

Strengths: The only positive attribute of this set is the size. If you want to have the largest screen at the lowest price, a DLP is the way to go

Weakness: Poor clarity, even when new. High operating costs, needing to replace the lamp on two occasions, which will average $100/year by itself

After having replaced my lamp for the second time, without getting the set to work, I wrote to the corporate offices stating that there seems to be inherent problems with this set and that the expenses that I am being asked to incur should not be this great for a set that is not even four years old and that I wanted Toshiba to pay for the repairs, even though my warranty had expired. I had initially contacted a customer service manager in the television division, who had refused to do anything. I then told him that I would write to the corporate offices, only to be told that my complaint would be sent back to those who had already refused to do anything about their inferior quality. It has been twelve days since I mailed my complaint and the corporate offices have refused to do anything about their substandard product. Since Toshiba is unwilling to stand by the inferior products that they put out on the market, one should never consider purchasing this or any other Toshiba product unless and until they place customer satisfaction above corporate profits.

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Stay Away From Toshiba Products
1 Star Review   By member eltibor - Apr 26, 2010   

Strengths: Big TV

Weakness: Many! It is a crappy product like all Toshiba products. I made a costly mistake by buying this TV.

Very bad TV! Engine lights burned (this is the second one replaced) Thank God i bought an on site warranty trough Mack Camera and covered the cost but that's not all. Really bad picture and customer support lacks! Toshiba is not good when it comes to customer service, good luck getting support in English. Bad deal stay away from Toshiba products period!

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My first big screen purchase Toshiba 65HM167
3 Star Review     

Strengths: Great price for size and overall picture quality.

Weakness: Sound is not as great as cracked up to be. Please purchase additional replacement lamp.

I purchased this TV about 2 years ago. I was very satisified with it for the first few months. Unfortunately, a little after a year of usage the lamp blew out. I did not use it for a while because the lamps were too costly and I felt it would cost alot to have someone install it once it was purchased. After waiting several months the lamp prices are now reduced, so I guess I will purchase one now. Also I must say that removing & replacing can be done yourself DON'T waste money paying someone for labor (my ten year old brother could have done it). I am anxious to receive and install my replacement lamp. Overall the product is good except for the lamp blowout.

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Amazing TV....wont let you down
5 Star Review     

Strengths: HUGE TV, great price, long lasting, awesome picture quality

Weakness: Creates ALOT of heat.

Ive had this TV for 2, pushing 3, years now. Im a hardcore gamer and work from home, with two roomates this tv see's a TON of use. Its pretty much on nonstop. For three years now with no issues! When I first bought it I put it all the way against the wall....bad idea. The unit puts off alot of heat and will overheat if against a wall. Cool thing is that the TV tells you this! It spoke lol "This unit is overheating" scared me half to death but pretty cool.

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Toshiba 65hm167
5 Star Review   By member Matthew1967 - Jul 19, 2009   

Strengths: Great picture, great price

Weakness: expect the lights to be off in 1 to 2 years, which usually cost about $150.00

It is a great TV, full HD 1080p, great for games, movies, etc. I have played PS3 games 1080p resolution, it is great. Also we have WII, and when you play WII games on a big screen it is awesome. Watch Blu-ray movies, you feel like you are inside the TV, not only because bluray's high definition, rather the TV's picture is awesome.

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AWESOME T.V!
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Picture,inputs

I bought this T.V at Circuit City last Feb(2007) and am pleased to say it still works like a charm. I bought it to replace my Toshiba 51" HDTV. I love this T.V. If you aren't watching Blue-Ray DVD's on it yet then you haven't really gotten your money's worth. And please don't waste your time with this t.v if you are watching cable in 480i. I don't use the sound on it as I go through my Onkyo surround sound. Sports never looked better and did I mention Blue-Ray? I know this t.v is no longer produced, but Toshiba makes excellent t.v's

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65HM167 65" DLP Projection TV (Widescreen, 1920x1080, HDTV
2 Star Review   By member sujithk - Jan 9, 2009   

Strengths: Clarity, size and price

Weakness: lamp burnout, not enough inputs

Lamp burnt out in 18 months. Luckily had on site warranty to resolve the issue. I bought this at 1699 and 200 warranty. Warranty has paid for itself. But I would not buy this again. Please research before buying the product. At the time of buying the pricing got me there and now i regret.

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TOSHIBA 65" TV's ARE CRAP
1 Star Review   By member retaly8r - Oct 15, 2008   

Strengths: pic looked good when it worked

Weakness: WILL ONLY LAST 16 MONTHS

Purchased a 65hm167 toshiba tv on 06/06/07. Exactly 16 months later it died. Had to pay a service guy $100 bucks to tell me its the engine light and that it will cost $1000.00 bucks to fix and another $100 bucks too install. I paid 2 grand for the tv and expected it to last longer than 16 months. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ANY TOSHIBA PRODUCTS TO ANYONE.

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BEWARE of Toshiba Rear Projection
1 Star Review   6th Ave Electronics   

Strengths: When it worked - nice picture

Weakness: Short life, high repair cost - Toshiba quality - lack of spare parts - Toshiba can't service what it sells...extended warranty doesn't matter if parts are unavailable

Do your homework on Toshiba before buying. My set (52HM95) didn't last two years and I can't get it repaired becuase parts are not available and Toshiba doesn't care to fix the problem quickly.....I was advised by Toshibna AUIthorized Repair Center that 400 parts on back order....shows how big a problem their quality is. Skip Toshiba and Rear Projection - most are getting out of that business.

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Description
Toshiba 65HM167 65 inch DLP TV. 1080p Full HD Display / With Full HD, theres no need to scale down a 1080 signal. With twice the pixel resolution of 720p HD models, Full HD creates the pinnacle in picture quality. XtremeBLAC/ By increasing black levels by up to 75 percent, this system doubles the contrast of our TALEN XHD models for deeper, more three dimensional images. TALEN Toshiba Advanced Light Engine /Utilizing DLP chip technology from Texas Instruments, and advanced optics, Toshiba micro display projection TVs bring home the quality of the big theater screen experience. The Radiance150 lamp produces bright, clear images. The set also has a Quick Restart feature, ensuring you won't have to wait to enjoy the show. Audio Enhancements / SRS WOW, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Digital Dynamic Range Control provide superior sound quality. Convenience Suite Convenience features include Channel Browser, Favorite Browser, Channel and Input labeling, and even a feature that turns the TV off if you fall asleep and the signal turns to snow.
Quick Glance
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Product Type DLP
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Summary
Product Title Toshiba TheaterWide 65HM167 65" Projection TV
Manufacturer Toshiba
Lowest Price $72.00 from Mwave.com
Power Score 3.3 | 28 Reviews
Image Quality
Video Broadcast Standards: ATSC (Digital), NTSC (analog)
Broadcast Format Displayed: 1080p (HDTV)
Broadcast Format Supported: 1080i (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 480i (SDTV), 480p (EDTV), 720p (HDTV)
Other Features
Slots: SD Card
Dimensions
Height: 37"
Weight: 85 lbs
Width: 58"
Depth: 21.69"
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited Warranty
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Number of HDMI: 3
Product Line: TheaterWide
Progressive Scan: Yes
HDTV Compatible: Yes
Features: Commercial Sound Leveler, SAP
Analog Tuner: ATSC
Product Model: 65HM167
Output: Yes
General Features: Channel Labeling
Brand Name: Toshiba
Audio Format Supported: Dolby Surround, SRS WOW
Digital Tuner: Yes
Remote Control: Universal Remote
Color: Gray
Input: A/V (Composite), Analog Coaxial(RF), Front/Side S-Video, HD Component Video, HDMI, S-Video, Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA)
Audio Video Connectors: HDMI Yes, VGA Yes, Component Video Yes, S-Video Yes, Digital Audio Yes
RMS Output Power: 40 W
Diagonal Screen Size: 65 in
Today's Average: $79.00
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Expert Reviews
Toshiba 65hm167
2.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Toshiba 65hm167 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 1.91 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #81 DLP projection TV of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Toshiba 65HM167
3 Star Review  testseek.com - Jan 27, 2009

TestSeek.com has collected 1 expert review for Toshiba 65HM167 and the rating is 60 of 100. Click below and use TestSeek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Was awsome at first but check out the older reviews before bying Toshiba.
2 Star Review     

Strengths: Used to be best buy now Mitsubishi 3D DLP for $750 beats it.

Weakness: Engine no longer made by Toshiba. A 'Refurbished old one is $700us plus fitting fees etc.

I was put off LCD sets by reports of pixels going in time, and high cost. The huge power used and high heat from also expensive Plasma sets makes it a nono. So I chose the bargain priced 65HM167 DLP. Try's for a 'Class action' have so far not been followed thro', but surely an expensive tv set should last at least five years!!!Lamps go and engine goes down long before that, making it a 65HM167 65" tv door stop. Ignor good reviews from people who have had it for a week and read the older reviews and you will buy another make. We had a Samsung we sold after five years and the guy who bought it has watched it every night for 3years since then (total 8 years) and the lamp is still the original. My advice buy a good warranty with any expensive electronic product, especially Toshiba's.

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A Lemon
1 Star Review     

Strengths: The only positive attribute of this set is the size. If you want to have the largest screen at the lowest price, a DLP is the way to go

Weakness: Poor clarity, even when new. High operating costs, needing to replace the lamp on two occasions, which will average $100/year by itself

After having replaced my lamp for the second time, without getting the set to work, I wrote to the corporate offices stating that there seems to be inherent problems with this set and that the expenses that I am being asked to incur should not be this great for a set that is not even four years old and that I wanted Toshiba to pay for the repairs, even though my warranty had expired. I had initially contacted a customer service manager in the television division, who had refused to do anything. I then told him that I would write to the corporate offices, only to be told that my complaint would be sent back to those who had already refused to do anything about their inferior quality. It has been twelve days since I mailed my complaint and the corporate offices have refused to do anything about their substandard product. Since Toshiba is unwilling to stand by the inferior products that they put out on the market, one should never consider purchasing this or any other Toshiba product unless and until they place customer satisfaction above corporate profits.

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Stay Away From Toshiba Products
1 Star Review   By member eltibor - Apr 26, 2010   

Strengths: Big TV

Weakness: Many! It is a crappy product like all Toshiba products. I made a costly mistake by buying this TV.

Very bad TV! Engine lights burned (this is the second one replaced) Thank God i bought an on site warranty trough Mack Camera and covered the cost but that's not all. Really bad picture and customer support lacks! Toshiba is not good when it comes to customer service, good luck getting support in English. Bad deal stay away from Toshiba products period!

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My first big screen purchase Toshiba 65HM167
3 Star Review     

Strengths: Great price for size and overall picture quality.

Weakness: Sound is not as great as cracked up to be. Please purchase additional replacement lamp.

I purchased this TV about 2 years ago. I was very satisified with it for the first few months. Unfortunately, a little after a year of usage the lamp blew out. I did not use it for a while because the lamps were too costly and I felt it would cost alot to have someone install it once it was purchased. After waiting several months the lamp prices are now reduced, so I guess I will purchase one now. Also I must say that removing & replacing can be done yourself DON'T waste money paying someone for labor (my ten year old brother could have done it). I am anxious to receive and install my replacement lamp. Overall the product is good except for the lamp blowout.

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Amazing TV....wont let you down
5 Star Review     

Strengths: HUGE TV, great price, long lasting, awesome picture quality

Weakness: Creates ALOT of heat.

Ive had this TV for 2, pushing 3, years now. Im a hardcore gamer and work from home, with two roomates this tv see's a TON of use. Its pretty much on nonstop. For three years now with no issues! When I first bought it I put it all the way against the wall....bad idea. The unit puts off alot of heat and will overheat if against a wall. Cool thing is that the TV tells you this! It spoke lol "This unit is overheating" scared me half to death but pretty cool.

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Toshiba 65hm167
5 Star Review   By member Matthew1967 - Jul 19, 2009   

Strengths: Great picture, great price

Weakness: expect the lights to be off in 1 to 2 years, which usually cost about $150.00

It is a great TV, full HD 1080p, great for games, movies, etc. I have played PS3 games 1080p resolution, it is great. Also we have WII, and when you play WII games on a big screen it is awesome. Watch Blu-ray movies, you feel like you are inside the TV, not only because bluray's high definition, rather the TV's picture is awesome.

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AWESOME T.V!
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Picture,inputs

I bought this T.V at Circuit City last Feb(2007) and am pleased to say it still works like a charm. I bought it to replace my Toshiba 51" HDTV. I love this T.V. If you aren't watching Blue-Ray DVD's on it yet then you haven't really gotten your money's worth. And please don't waste your time with this t.v if you are watching cable in 480i. I don't use the sound on it as I go through my Onkyo surround sound. Sports never looked better and did I mention Blue-Ray? I know this t.v is no longer produced, but Toshiba makes excellent t.v's

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65HM167 65" DLP Projection TV (Widescreen, 1920x1080, HDTV
2 Star Review   By member sujithk - Jan 9, 2009   

Strengths: Clarity, size and price

Weakness: lamp burnout, not enough inputs

Lamp burnt out in 18 months. Luckily had on site warranty to resolve the issue. I bought this at 1699 and 200 warranty. Warranty has paid for itself. But I would not buy this again. Please research before buying the product. At the time of buying the pricing got me there and now i regret.

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TOSHIBA 65" TV's ARE CRAP
1 Star Review   By member retaly8r - Oct 15, 2008   

Strengths: pic looked good when it worked

Weakness: WILL ONLY LAST 16 MONTHS

Purchased a 65hm167 toshiba tv on 06/06/07. Exactly 16 months later it died. Had to pay a service guy $100 bucks to tell me its the engine light and that it will cost $1000.00 bucks to fix and another $100 bucks too install. I paid 2 grand for the tv and expected it to last longer than 16 months. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ANY TOSHIBA PRODUCTS TO ANYONE.

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BEWARE of Toshiba Rear Projection
1 Star Review   6th Ave Electronics   

Strengths: When it worked - nice picture

Weakness: Short life, high repair cost - Toshiba quality - lack of spare parts - Toshiba can't service what it sells...extended warranty doesn't matter if parts are unavailable

Do your homework on Toshiba before buying. My set (52HM95) didn't last two years and I can't get it repaired becuase parts are not available and Toshiba doesn't care to fix the problem quickly.....I was advised by Toshibna AUIthorized Repair Center that 400 parts on back order....shows how big a problem their quality is. Skip Toshiba and Rear Projection - most are getting out of that business.

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Our THIRD Toshiba TV purchase Toshiba HDTV 65HM167
5 Star Review   By member TexasGrandma - Dec 12, 2007   

Strengths: Easy to remove lamp assembly Well written manual - Great tech support When viewed from the side, there is very little degrading (darken/washed out) of picture. Beautiful SRS sound, dolby digital.

Weakness: No PIP or split screen Lightweight remote, not the best quality.

This is our third Toshiba TV, the first being a 8 yr. old 36" CRT TV that was replaced with a Toshiba 52HM95 DLP projection HDTV in 2005. We then purchased the 65HM167, moving the 52" into our bedroom. Toshiba tech support have always been top notch, which to me, is one of the more important factors when deciding what brand to buy. They all look "pretty" in the store, it is service after the sale that counts the most! Easy to use setup menu, but suggest turning off the bass if you have hearing problems as the words seem a bit garbled at times. The picture is beautiful beyond belief! It is so good that after watching (football) on our TV, two friends both went out and each bought the same brand/model within weeks of each other. Can't give any better testament then that. The large, well written manual is easy to read and understand for the most part. A nice troubleshooting section helps if you have a problem. Saves calling tech support. The yellow, blue and red/green LED lights on the TV indicate the status of the TV. For example: if Yellow is ON and Red is BLINKING that indicates the lamp is not working properly, a voice (yes! the TV talks to you) "Lamp not working". How cool is that? I could go on and on, sure you can tell we LOVE our Toshiba. Thank You for reading. JD

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TOSHIBA 65HM67 65" DLP Projection HDTV The best one out there!
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Easy to remove lamp assembly Well written manual - Great tech support When viewed from the side, there is very little degrading (darken/washed out) of picture. Beautiful SRS sound, dolby digital.

Weakness: No PIP or split screen Lightweight remote, not the best quality.

This is our third Toshiba TV, the first being a 8 yr. old 36" CRT TV that was replaced with a Toshiba 52HM95 DLP projection HDTV in 2005. We then purchased the 65HM167, moving the 52" into our bedroom. Toshiba tech support have always been top notch, which to me, is one of the more important factors when deciding what brand to buy. They all look "pretty" in the store, it is service after the sale that counts the most! Easy to use setup menu, but suggest turning off the bass if you have hearing problems as the words seem a bit garbled at times. The picture is beautiful beyond belief! It is so good that after watching (football) on our TV, two friends both went out and each bought the same brand/model within weeks of each other. Can't give any better testament then that. The large, well written manual is easy to read and understand for the most part. A nice troubleshooting section helps if you have a problem. Saves calling tech support. The yellow, blue and red/green LED lights on the TV indicate the status of the TV. For example: if Yellow is ON and Red is BLINKING that indicates the lamp is not working properly, a voice (yes! the TV talks to you) "Lamp not working". How cool is that? I could go on and on, sure you can tell we LOVE our Toshiba. Thank You for reading. JD

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Great Price Point
5 Star Review   By member eschmidt20 - Nov 28, 2007   

Strengths: BIG, Great Picture, Price

Weakness: Sound? But who uses the internal speakers anyways

At the time I bought this TV, it was the best bang for your buck. Going 65" at 1080p isn't exactly cheap if you plan on getting a plasma or LCD display. However, this DLP unit offers the great picture that other more expensive sets offer at an unbeatable price. The picture is great, and there is plenty of ports for all your connections. I haven't had any trouble with the TV yet, so no bad news to report. I bought a 3 year on-site warranty with 2 bulb replacements for $200, so that should pay for itself back since the bulbs will have to be replaced. Great TV overall!

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Excellent media room tv.
5 Star Review   By member barginsurfer - Nov 22, 2007   

Strengths: Great size for $$, good picture - especially with HD input source.

Weakness: Some glare issues from external lighting, so-so sound, issues with parental controls.

Very nice big projection tv for a media room, but be prepared to dim the lights as glare can be an issue. Picture quality is excellent, especially with HD signals in. Standard 480i video signals in can be a bit grainy due to the large screen size, but if you sit far enough away (10'+) it isn't unbearable. Sound quality is so-so as you would expect from built-in speakers, but that is what home theater systems are for. Audio output can be sent to HTS, so sound shouldn't be a big issue. Parental controls are a bit of an issue, although perhaps not entirely the tv's fault. My HD channels do not seem to block correctly, for example the standard ABC channel might block a TV-14 rated show, but the HD ABC doesn't. Movie mode blocking doesn't seem to work, as I cannot block an R-rated movie coming from my DVD player. This could be a setup issue, but I can't find enough info in the manual or on Toshiba's website to figure it out. Overall a great tv, especially with the price dropping $500 since I bought it.

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TOSHIBA 65HM167 65 " DLP PROJECTION HD TV
4 Star Review   By member Szobota - Oct 21, 2007   

Strengths: GOOD picture

Weakness: LOUSEY sound

I purchased this TV (Toshiba 65HM167 65” DLP Projection HDTV) from buydig.com. I ordered it on Sunday and it was delivered to my house the following Friday. I think what expedited delivery was that I used my PayPal account to pay for the TV; and being PayPal verified means to them that you are who you say you are, and their money is secure. They never tried to sell me any additions (warranty, stand or cables). As far as I’m concerned they are a good business. NOW TO THE TV: I have a 5 point rating system LOUSY, OK, GOOD, GREAT & AWESOME. If you don’t have HD going into this TV or don’t plan on getting HD, don’t buy this TV. It’s that simple. I thought that even though my cable company only supplied 480i the picture would still be GREAT. Well it fell a little short the picture is just GOOD at best. I didn’t expect much from the speakers (if you read the other reviews) and I wasn’t let down. The speakers are LOUSY, but my surround sound negated the bad TV speakers. If you have a SD DVD player which we all do, you also get a LOUSY picture when playing DVD’s. A Standard Definition DVD player converts a digital signal from the DVD and converts it to an analog signal which our old TV’s (pre HD) can comprehend. Some HD TV’s do a good job with the analog signal and some don’t. In general Toshiba’s don’t, as I found out when I read PC magazine while I was waiting at the Doctors office. I believe it was a recent issue, but I read all of this years and maybe even last year’s issues before I got in to see the Doctor. The solution to the DVD player problem is to buy an upconverter for less than a hundred bucks. It is just a DVD player that doesn’t convert the signal to analog (I think). There are HD DVD players (around 500 bucks) out there but from what I’ve read it is best not to get one just yet. The reason being HD DVD’s movies are more expensive, harder to find. There is a fight going on with the formatting of HD’s, it like the old beta and VHS war that was fought about 50 years ago that VHS won CONCLUSION Would I buy this TV again knowing what I know now? YES!!! Right now I rate this TV as GOOD. I should have my TV set up completed by the time the STEELERS play in the Super Bowl. I’m talking this season. The picture and the game WILL BE AWESOME. I hope you enjoyed reading this review as much as I enjoyed writing it, the 20 bucks helps to. GO STEELERS Jim

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Toshiba 65HM167
4 Star Review   By member AD_2007 - Oct 15, 2007   

Strengths: Clarity on HDTV, HDMI inputs, digital optical audio, 1080P.

Weakness: None that I can find.

I am totally pleased with my Toshiba 65HM167. Of course, the picture is only as good as the input. HDTV input is absolutely awesome. Any less than that, the Toshiba 65HM167 is starved for lack of a good signal. This TV is ready for the future as HDTV channels are added. Some non-HDTV channels are a little grainy but tolerable.

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Here is a FULL ACTUAL review of the 65HM167
5 Star Review   By member NetFodder - Sep 20, 2007   

Strengths: The best overall deal for a great TV at the lowest possible price. Laregest TV for the price, 8 connection options, universal remote, fully backward and forward compatible, excelent sound with options

Weakness: Not enough HD channels and stuff out there to handle it's power and it's a discontinued item in most stores so get it while you can.

I've been seriously looking for a TV for about 6 weeks. Ever since my 9 year old 60" projection finally broke. I took all the time and then some to find the right TV. I've studied all of the specification like the difference between 1080i and 1080p and their availability. I've read every review, checked out all the sets in multiple stores. Played with all of the buttons. So that's my background on what I've done. I finally purchased the TV at Best Buy after getting quotes from everyone. The lowest price I found was an old sale price on Newegg which had the TV at 1499 delivered. Best Buy was able to give me 1530 without delivery. The major difference was I wanted the additional 4 year protection plan. Most onlines didn't offer one. I went into the store when they had a slow day and popped that price at them. They basically made nothing on the deal. Especially when you consider their logistics, people and other costs. I've read a lot of reviews and got weary about the negative comments made. Now that I've got the TV, I'll address them because I think most are very un-founded. I'm looking at the remote and it's got tons of options and features. On top of that it's a universal for 4 devices (TV, Sat/Cable, Aux1, Aux2). They didn't skimp on the buttons either. There are tons of quick hits and all of the options you need for full use of your DVD, DVDR, VCR or what ever you've got. If you're smart (like me) you'll program the universal with your cable/sat and the one for the TV. That way you have 2 just in case you can't find one. Even if you look your remote, ALL of your settings and controls are conveniently available while being hidden from sight. Next is a comment I saw about the PC connection options. First of all you have 2 ways to do this. You can use the older method of using the 15 pin vga connector. I saw someone complain about the limited resolutions for that. When you use the older VGA connector it's basically because you have a really old video card. So, when you try to hook up old crap to new stuff you run into issues, deal with it or upgrade. Yes the VGA port only supports 3 resolutions. However, if you actually spend the 30 bucks and get a video card with a DVI port and more than 32 megs of VRAM then you can connect that to one of the 3 available HDMI ports and then you get 6 different choices (VGA, 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p). Next was image quality. The pictures look awesome. However, if your cable company doesn't provide a lot of HD then you end up doing like I did and using some kind of HD up-scaler. The TV has upscaling as part of it's theater settings that will give you more options than any upscaler. But, if you're going to buy one don't just get yourself an upscaler. It comes built-in to most DVD or DVDRs now. I got an RCA DVD-RW for 100 at walmart and my dad a panasonic at frys for the same and they both had upscalers in them. Now when using an upscaler you need to play with each of the resolutions and all of the options you can. Also you might want to choose between using an Upscaler or using the TV's ability to upscale images. Either way you look at it, the images are just not going to look as good as actual HD. They just don't. The other thing is because of this, it's very hard to adjust your settings when the images just aren't going to clear up. So put in a DVD. That's going to give you the best image to work with, even compaired to satelite or cable. The simple fact is, the TV technology is just much better than either Cable or Satelite so your going to be able to see all of the flaws in their images. All of that said the images look the best they can based on the signal youre getting. If you are getting any kind of distortion, rainbow or funky anything it's because of what is providing the image and not the TV. I can recreate each of the issues I've seen people talk about by using really old, worn out or just plain bad cables. Look, if you're going to buy an Awesome TV, don't hook it up to a pair of Rabbit Ears and expect to see an great picture. Both frys and walmart have premium 8 foot HDMI cables for 30 bucks. Mine are the GE's which really impressed me then shocked the heck out of me when I saw the 29.95 tag on them and that was normal price not a sale. The simple fact is, all of the complaints I've seen on all of these sites can be reproduced by using old or bad equipment. Right now is a great time to buy a new TV. You can get a really good price on a great TV and expect to have it for a good 10 years without a problem. Finally, I'll talk about protection. Don't let the sales guy fool you into buying a huge $150 power strip. You can spend that on a 1500avg UPS and it'll do the job 10 times better. Mine is running the TV, DVD-RW, Cable Box, VCR, PC and a wireless router and only uses a quarter of the load ability. You get full protection better than those power conditioners and if you're power goes out you can still browse the web on your TV for 30 min.

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Awesome TV
5 Star Review   By member kheng005 - Jul 23, 2007   

Strengths: Super clear, Sleek, Ultra Bright, Not heavy, Great Sound

Weakness: No stand included, No TV Guide, Awkward remote

Before I had this TV, I bought an older 62" TV called the 62hm116. It was smaller and not as clear, but the good part about it is that it had a TV Guide option. This TV is newer, but for some reason, it doesn't have the option to look at a TV Guide. Everything else is great about the TV, especially its size and clarity. A TV Guide would be nice, though.

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Great value
5 Star Review   By member kevinyachecko - Jul 15, 2007   

Strengths: Excellent picture with great color, whites and blacks. Easy to set up and use. Excellent picture quality.

Weakness: sound not great, but who doesn't have a system with it? Remote should be backlit

If you are considering this unit, buy it. This is the 4'th Toshiba I've owned and i did not have any trouble with any of their products. I set it up and used it without even opening the manual. Wait until you see the picture ! The cabinet and stand would look great in any room. Thanks to Beach Camera for the great price and service, and thank you Toshiba for building a great product at a great price.

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Picture Dead Within 14 Hours
1 Star Review     

Strengths: Price, Size, Sleek Look

Weakness: Quality

I bought this as a graduation present to myself. I had it shipped to my new home. I was able to watch TV for approximately 14 hours before the screen went blank. I tried turning the set on and it kept giving me a flash sequence of a bad bulb. I called Toshiba and they are trying to send me a bulb as soon as possible. However, what if it's not the bulb? I have a $1900 set that I have enjoyed for a mere day or so. Folks, if the price seems like it's too good to be true, then believe it. I would not recommend this television to anyone. Toshiba needs to fulfill their obligations to their customers and provide a problem free product the first time around.

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Huge TV, affordable cost.
4 Star Review   By member bkharvey - Jun 12, 2007   

Strengths: Huge screen, sleek/modern design, huge screen, 3 HDMI inputs, pretty good in tv speaker, not to heavy and did I mention the HUGE SCREEN?

Weakness: Not many inputs overall, back of unit get very warm, not many choices in the stand department, the 3D WoW sound effect over-rated.

This is my first HDTV so I wanted to go big and this was the biggest and cheapest one I could find. The price was very reasonable and my main fear was that the low price reflected the picture quality. But Toshiba did not let me down this TV has a great picture and 1080p resolution. Something you really need to ask yourself before you buy this (or any) TV (which I did not) is do you really need a 1080p HDTV. I only say this because I realized that when I got the TV that I really didn’t have anything that could give me the picture that the TV is capable of. What I mean is that once I got this TV I realized that I was going to have to purchase HD programming and buy a newer DVD player. Don’t get me wrong with what I already had the picture still blew my older 36" tube away and re-watching movies like Die Hard and The Matrix on this huge screen is VERY satisfying. But I know that the picture while very good still has the potential to get even better. So its really a odd situation, I'm glad that I purchased the TV but am disappointed because I did not think ahead to be ready to get a optimized picture, but at least I have something to look forward to in the future. Anyway I just think you need to ask your self if you want to wait to get the TV until you can get all 1080p out of the TV. The TV has 3 HDMI inputs which is great because that is about the most I have seen on any HDTV so as more components become cheaper that use HDMI the TV will be able to accommodate. I am a little disappointed on the number of TOTAL number of inputs available to the TV. Some of the past HDTV has had 6 to 8 total inputs plus at least 1 HDMI input this has 3. Two on the back (which both are component ones (with the green, blue and red)) and one on the side that is composite cables (just regular red, white and yellow). There is an optical output for audio, 1 S-video input and 1 audio output to hook up a surround system to. So this is a TV for those who love having the best and have devices with HDMI ports. When reading about the TV they kept saying that it was like having a home theater right out of the box because of the sound it was capable of producing. This TV comes with what is called 3D WoW system. It is software in the TV that is suppose to make the speaker reproduce sound that is suppose to sound like surround sound. This is not the case. Don't get me wrong the sound that comes from the TV speakers are good, but don’t let them fool you into thinking you wont need a surround sound system. Watching regular normal TV the sound is great and does just fine, but when we watch a movie or I sit down to play the xbox 360 I turn on my surround sound. Like I said before, this is my first HDTV so I don’t know if all TV produce a lot of heat or if that is just something DLPs do or if it is just this TV. But I can tell you that you will not want to set this TV right up next to your wall because it is going to need some room for ventilation. This TV produces a noticeable amount of heat in a short period of time, its not like it gets paint melting hot but if your back there working behind the TV your are going to get sweaty. Like I said I don’t know how common this is but that is something you might want to know. The TV only weighs about 82 pounds which is about 20 pounds lighter than my old 36" tube, my fiancé and myself were able to move it with little difficulty so if you find yourself needing to move it you won’t have to invite 3 of your biggest buds to help you. There was really on one stand I could find that was big enough for this TV but it is a good looking stand, I don’t know if it was worth the money but at least it looks good. All manufacturers do this when you first get your TV the contrast and brightness are going to be maxed out because people associate bright with a good picture this is not the case and with the default settings your going to get minimal life out of your bulb. The TV itself is just great overall it is sharp looking has a great picture even if you can’t get the full 1080p right when you get it and you really won’t be sorry with the purchase. We have only had the TV for about a week so far we haven’t had any issues with it. If something goes wrong with it I will put an update in to let everyone know.

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Dead On Arrival
1 Star Review   By member trianafrank - Jun 6, 2007   

Strengths: size and brand name, it worked one day.

Weakness: this worked a total of one day, light unit went out, service is slow

I'm still waiting because the light unit isn't in stock and therefore I have a $2000 plus set which is non functional. The service tech is waiting and overnight/Fed Ex is an alien concept to them. The mere fact that there is no inventory of spare parts like this one which is a common problem is pathetic. they refuse to remove one from a set which is in stock to meet and or exceed my expectations. My extended warranty is still running on a product which is inert and therefore, Buyer Beware of untimely service along with no inventory of spare repair parts.

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Best TV ever seen
5 Star Review   By member yhu2001 - May 19, 2007   

Strengths: Picture is outstanding! HD looks super! Sound is great! Size is great.

Just bought this tv yesterday and I must say its the best rear projection tv I have seen. 3 hdmi inputs are great with 2 componet inputs and 3 video inputs. The picture quality is great. This tv has been great for thenba playoffs I just can't wait till nfl season. Just make sure you don't waste your money on monster HDMI cables. The picture is very bright and displays excellent in a sunny room by day. I was worried about that. At night, it can be too bright, but there's a picture mode setting where you can back it down for a darkened room. In 2007, no matter where you turn thereare only a few HD channels, meaning you still need to get quality out of the regular old TV channels. When viewing these regular TV channels, this set gives you several ways to zoom in or crop the picture to fit the screen using a 'Pic Size' button--orjust live with it centered in the screen with gray bars on the left and right.

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Great looking TV.
3 Star Review     

Strengths: Great design, beautiful TV. Great product for the money.

Weakness: Contrast seems lower than previous 62HM196. Colors don't look good as previous model.

This is my forth Toshiba TV (started with CRT). Have them for several years without any problems. And my next one will probably be the same brand. I bought a 62HM196 and two moths later decided to buy a 65HM167. The contrast of the 65MH167 using the Svideo input doesn't look as good as the older model. The image looks much closer using HDMI input. In previous 62HM196 Toshiba called the engine as Talen X and only Talen in 65HM167. Maybe the other engine is better. But still, a very good TV.

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Nice TV
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Many inputs (3xHDMI, etc). Excellent picture, even SD.

Weakness: No picture-in-picture.

Bought mine on ShopNBC, was not that good of a deal. I see cheaper prices online. Excellent TV in all. Lacks PIP. These TVs are supposed to be assembled in TN? I found dirty finger prints on the inside on the screen, hard to send back, will have to live with it.

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Phenomenal
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Excellent standard definition picture, OUTSTANDING high definition picture. Very nice looking cabinet. Very inexpensive for a 65".

Weakness: Remote is not backlit.

I just picked up this television today and must say after "looking" for the last six months, this new model is a big suprise. I was set on either the Samsung HLS6187 or the JVC HD61FN97. I went to the local brick and mortar to compare (using the same source material) and the new Toshiba looked better than both! I am VERY pleased thus far. After some slight tweaking, the picture quality is mind boggling. Exceptional product.

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