The new Toshiba 50HM66 rear projection TV incorporates advanced design and technologies to further enhance the home theater experience. Starting with the new TALEN 5 light engine which incorporates the Texas Instruments HD5 DLP chip, and new Brilliant Color 2 technology. To further enhance picture quality, Toshiba's new model feature new PixelPure 14-Bit video processing. This new high-speed system operates at 333 MHz, and provides true 14-Bit processing for more natural images. In addition to its high bit rate, PixelPure 14-Bit also features new real speed progressive scanning, increased dynamic range, increased sharpness, improved video noise reduction and dynamic gamma for uncompromised picture quality.
The Toshiba 50HM66 not only delivers an extraordinary picture, but is equipped with built-in reception capability for both over-the-air and cable HD programming. If you decide to use the TVs internal HD tuner and not a separate tuner box, you'll need to get a CableCard from your local Cable provider, or purchase an external HD antenna (see optional accessories). The 50HM66 has one of the most flexible and future-ready sets of A/V connections, including two component video input and two HDMI inputs for use with the growing number of HD satellite receivers and upconverting DVD players that use this digital connection.
New TALEN 5 720p DLP Engine - Incorporates 5th generation DLP technology from Texas Instruments for our best 720p picture yet.
ATSC/QAM/NTSC Tuner with CableCARD Slot - Allows tuning of off-air, unscrambled, and scrambled (using cable company provided CableCARD) for maximum HDTV reception flexibility.
Radiance 150 Hi-Bright Lamp with Quick Restart - This high quality lamp is 25% brighter, for increased brightness without losing contrast. Quick Restart means that this great picture is only a moment away.
PixelPure Hi-Bit Digital Video Processing - Using 12-bit picture processing (up to 14 bit internally!), We can create 4096 steps of gradation (steps between the whitest white, to the blackest black). That's an improvement of 16X from our 2005 sets, and will also incorporate improvements in areas such as: real speed progressive scanning, video noise reduction, sharpness, and gamma control to set a new standard for picture quality.
Scoop Cabinetry Design with SoundStrip Speaker System - Uses new a thin-line speaker system with enhanced dynamic range yields big speaker sound in a new cabinet that produces a 50" DLP that has less height and width than our 2005 50" plasma models! StableSound - Reduces unwanted volume fluctuations (eg. during commercials) by keeping volume within set levels, for easier listening.
Dual HDMI Digital Inputs - Includes both uncompressed digital video and digital audio in one convenient cable for connections from today's best home theater components.
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.
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.
TheaterNet Device Control System (1394/IR) - This control system simplifies the control of external components connected through both the IEEE1394 ports and IR jacks. Easy to read menus and on-screen graphic prompts make the operation of connected components quick and easy
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.
Dolby Digital Output - Delivers Dolby Digital signature 5.1 track digital audio through a simple, one-cable connection to any Dolby Digital receiver. The TV is equipped with a fiver optic Cable input.
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.
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).
4-Item Glow Universal Remote - This universal remote will operate many of your home theater components and, at the touch of a button, includes glow keys for ease of operation at night.
ATSC / QAM Tuner
Dolby Digital Audio Output (Coaxial)
CableCARD Slot (DCR - Digital Cable Ready )
TALEN 5 (Toshiba Advanced Light Engine) DLP Engine
Toshiba PixelPure Hi-Bit Digital Video Processing
Radiance 150 Hi-Bright Lamp
High Brightness (Day) / Low Power (Night) Lamp Modes
TheaterFine DFP Screen (Digital Fine Pitch)
First Surface Mirror
CableClear DNR+ (By Input)
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)
SoundStrip Speaker System
MTS Stereo / SAP with dbx
SRS WOW (3D, TruBass, Focus)
Audio Wattage (Total) 20W
Universal Remote Control 4-Item Universal Glow
TheaterNet Device Control System (1394 / IR)
Tri-Lingual Color Icon On-Screen Display
Closed Captioning on Mute
Channel Lock/Channel Labeling
Direct Video Input Selection
Individual A/V Settings by Input Type
Discrete IR Codes/2-Level Mute/SurfLock
RF Inputs: x 2
Rear A/V Input: x 1
Rear S-Video Input: x 1
ColorStream HD Component Video Inputs (Y, Pb, Pr): x 2
Side Panel A/V Inputs: A/V/S
HDMI Digital Input: x 2
Audio Outputs: F + V
Optical Digital Audio Output: x 1
TheaterLink IR (Out): x 1
Thin Depth / Low Profile Tabletop Cabinet
Dimension: W x H x D 47-3/16" (W) x 30-11/16" (H) x 16-5/8" (D)
Weight: 64 lbs.
Manufacturer Warranty: One Year parts & labor, in-home service