The 56" 56HM195 is part of Toshiba's new generation of big-screen HDTVs with 1080p resolution. Further reflecting Toshiba's commitment to exemplarily picture quality and performance, the technology at the center of Toshiba's new "XHD" 1080p Digital Light Processing Technology sets is a Digital Light Engine named TALEN X. With this light engine all non-HD signals are upconverted and enhanced by Toshiba's multi-step digital video processing system, which improves resolution, contrast, and color. This system utilizes Texas Instruments' xHD4 chip and incorporates Toshiba's DEEP Picture and Xtreme BLAC technologies to provide stunning resolution and enhanced contrast ratios. The resulting picture is characterized by superior image purity, incredibly lifelike colors and crisp color resolution.
The 56HM195 is a Digital Cable Ready TV, with built-in HD tuners for both over-the-air and cable TV signals, and is pleasure to use, thanks in part to the free TV Guide On Screen interactive program guide. Also included is one of the most flexible and future-ready sets of A/V connections. In addition to two component video inputs, you'll find two HDMI digital inputs. And for expanded playback and recording options, you get two IEEE 1394 "DTVLink" ports for easy pushbutton HD recording with Toshiba's Symbio digital video recorder.
Integrated HD DLP Projection TV with ATSC/QAM Tuners - enables the set to receive digital cable-in-the-clear signals, as well as digital terrestrial broadcasts.
TV Guide On Screen Interactive Program Guide - This on-screen guide, featured on all 2005 Toshiba integrated HDTVs, combines programming from each of the television's internal tuners into one, east-to-read on screen program guide. TV Guide On Screen makes it easy to locate desired programs and is a crucial feature for digital cable. Simple, one-touch recording of programs, including HDTV, is also possible when connected to Toshiba's new Symbio A/V Hard Drive Recorder.
HDMI - High Definition Multimedia Interface is the next generation of DVI. It includes the DVI digital video signal, and multi-channel digital audio signals on a single cable.
IEEE 1394 (2) Ports (DTV Link) - a compressed digital interface for sending and receiving standard and high definition signals, to insure optimum picture performance from compressed digital signals.
Optical Dolby Digital Output - Delivers Dolby Digital signature 5.1 track digital audio through a simple, one-cable fiber optic TosLink connection to any Dolby Digital receiver.
New TALEN X (Toshiba Advanced Light Engine) 1080p DLP Engine - Further reflecting Toshiba's commitment to exemplarily picture quality and performance, the technology at the center of Toshiba's new "XHD" 1080p Digital Light Processing Technology sets is a Digital Light Engine named TALEN X. This system utilizes Texas Instruments' higher resolution xHD4 chip and incorporates Toshiba's DEEP Picture and Xtreme BLAC technologies to provide stunning resolution and enhanced contrast ratios. The resulting picture is characterized by superior image purity, incredibly lifelike colors and crisp color resolution.
Xtreme BLAC (Balanced Lens Aperture Control) Lens System - This system increases the electronic gain to utilize the full dynamic range of the Toshiba TALEN engine. A dynamic aperture then reduces the black level by up to 75% when needed. The benefits of this process include adding 2 real bits for decreased dithering noise, restoring hue to clipped pixels for better color in dark areas, and increasing contrast up to 5,000:1 for deep, three-dimensional images.
Toshiba PixelPure AT(Adaptive Technology) Digital Video Processing - Toshiba's next-generation PixelPure video processing includes new Adaptive Technology. This advanced video processing constantly monitors changes in signal quality, content, and movement to enhance Sharpness, Contrast, and Color reproduction. PixelPure AT once again proves that processing makes the picture, and Toshiba continues to provide the most advanced processing technology for the best possible picture quality on all digital displays.
CableClear DNR+ (by Input) - CableClear utilizes the Digital 3D/YC Comb Filter to compare frames and determine the existence and extent of video noise. It then applies the needed amount of digital video noise reduction, and the appropriate sharpness adjustment to keep the picture clear.
SRS WOW - SRS WOW technology takes the performance of the television's existing speakers to a whole new level, offering superior sound quality with no additional peakers required, SRS WOW consists of three separate sound expanding systems, which work together to extract "buried" highs and lows. The three systems are, SRS 3D, TruBass, and FOCUS. SRS 3D creates a three dimensional sound field from just two speakers, thus giving the listener the feeling of hearing a multi speaker surround sound system. TruBass produces a powerful, yet low, frequency sound by utilizing a process called psychoacoustics. From only two small speakers, TruBass will give the effect of an expensive sub bass woofer that will leave the listener amazed by the quality of the sound. FOCUS was added to direct the energy from the speakers of the television set in a vertical direction up towards the listener's ears. The addition of FOCUS means that there is virtually no loss of sound from the speaker's position on the bottom panel near the floor, which achieves a clear, undistorted range of audio.
Separate Woofers and Tweeters - provides more accurate full range sound using only the television's built-in speakers.
StableSound - This feature maintains television volume within a preset range regardless of the source signal. Eliminates the annoyance of normal program volume being followed immediately by extremely loud commercial messages or drastic volume fluctuations while changing channels.
Digital Cable Ready (DCR) CableCARD Slot - Toshiba Integrated HDTVs are Digital Cable Ready. They include QAM tuning and a CableCARD slot. Insert a CableCARD supplied by your cable provider and the TV can receive applicable cable channels without the use of a cable box (excluding bi-directional channels/services such as Video On Demand).
New Radiance 150 Hi-Bright Lamp with Quick Restart - Toshiba 2005 DLP Projection TVs utilize a 150-Watt DC lamp. From the moment you turn on the TV, you will see that Toshiba's new 150-Watt lamp creates brilliant images that draw you in. This high-quality DC lamp is 25% brighter, enabling brighter images without sacrificing contrast. And the Toshiba Quick Start feature ensures that great pictures are never more than a moment away.
6-Item A/V Illuminated Remote with DVD & Audio Control - This ergonomically designed remote puts all the "most needed" functions in reach of your thumb, making operation a snap, and because it's illuminated, it's great for operating in a darkened home theater environment. The remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on other brands of components, including VCRs, personal video recorders, cable boxes, CD players, receivers, laserdisc players, DVD players, and satellite receivers.
HD Window POP with Split Screen and 9 MultiWindows -The picture-out-picture feature splits the screen into a double window that allows you to watch two programs at the same time. You can switch the audio from the main to the POP picture as desired. The double window features each picture according to its input signal aspect ratio, allowing you to view two 4:3, two 16:9 or one 4:3 and one 16:9 picture simultaneously. The MultiWindow system enables the consumer to continue to view the main picture in a large POP box while viewing Favorite Channels, or channel scanning in the other smaller POP boxes..
Tri-Lingual Color Icon On-Screen Display - All TV functions can be easily operated using the remote control to access Toshiba's advanced on-screen display. This full-featured system can be operated in English, French or Spanish. By using the four cursor buttons on the remote control, your favorite features or settings are only a click away.
Off/Sleep Timer - The Sleep Timer allows you to fall asleep watching TV and have the TV turn itself off up to three hours later (in 10-minute intervals).
OmniViewer - Slots for six different types of memory cards, including SD (Secure Digital), MM (Multi-Media), MS (Memory Stick), xD (xD Picture Card), CF (Compact Flash), and SM (Smart Media). OmniViewer includes a JPEG Viewer program that allows the TV to display pictures from most digital cameras. Pictures can be rotated, and can be viewed in an automatic presentation format. In addition, an MP3 Audio Player lets you play MP3 files recorded on media inserted into the memory card slots.
Screen Size: 56" Diagonal
Integrated HDTV - Toshiba Premium Package
ATSC/QAM Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable)
Dolby Digital Audio Output (Fiberoptic)
CableCARD Slot (DCR - Digital Cable Ready)
TV Guide On Screen
One-Touch HD Recording Control*
Live Pause / Rewind Capability*
*when used with the Optional Toshiba Symbio A/V Hard Drive Recorder
OmniViewer Memory Card Slot (SD, SM, MS, CF,& MM)
TALEN X 1080p DLP Engine with Xtreme BLAC
Toshiba PixelPure AT
New Radiance 150 Hi-Bright Lamp
High Brightness (Day)/Low Power (Night) Lamp Modes
TheaterFine DFP Screen (Digital Fine Pitch)
Super-Fine Screen Pitch with Anti-Glare Coating
First Surface Mirror
CableClear DNR+ (By Input)
HD Dynamic Contrast
3DYC (4 MB, 10 Bit) Digital Comb Filter
Color Temperature Control (Warm/Medium/Cool)
Black Level Expander
Movie & Sports Modes
Auto Aspect Detection
TheaterWide Modes (5 - Standard, Full, TW1, TW2, TW3)
Cinema Mode (Film/Video)
MTS Stereo/SAP with dbx
SRS WOW (3D, Tru-Bass, Focus)
Separate Woofers & Tweeters
Audio Wattage (Total) 40W
Universal Remote Control 6-Item A/V Illuminated
HD Window POP
TheaterNet Device Control System (1394 / IR)
Tri-Lingual Color Icon On-Screen Display
Closed Captioning on Mute
Direct Video Input Selection
Individual A/V Settings by Input Type
Discrete IR Codes
RF Inputs: x 2
Rear A/V Input: x 2
Rear S-Video Input: x 2
ColorStream HD Component Video Inputs (Y, Pb, Pr): x 2
Front Panel A/V Inputs A/V/S
HDMI Digital Inputs: x 2
IEEE1394 (DTVLink) Digital Port: x 2
Video Output: Yes
Audio Outputs: F + V
Optical Digital Audio Output: Yes
New Bottom Speaker
Dimensions: 51.69" (W) x 36.19" (H) x 16.94" (D)
Weight: 87 lbs.
Warranty info: This item is Guaranteed to be Brand New and Factory Fresh. It carries a one year warranty honored by Toshiba.