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[Best Buy] 55" Toshiba TV w/ 4K, HDR and ChromeCast - $699

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[Best Buy] 55" Toshiba TV w/ 4K, HDR and ChromeCast - $699

Stopped in to a Best Buy yesterday evening and they had this TV on the sales floor.

I'm in the market for a 55" TV and Costco seems to be in between stock right now in the lower priced end of the market (RCA/Haier/Hisense) in my area (Calgary), this Toshiba looks to be a pretty reasonable deal!

Anyone know how this stacks up against the 55" Hisense from Costco linked here? Main difference I see is the Hisense is not HDR?
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OKSpring wrote:
Oct 11th, 2017 9:39 pm
Stopped in to a Best Buy yesterday evening and they had this TV on the sales floor.

I'm in the market for a 55" TV and Costco seems to be in between stock right now in the lower priced end of the market (RCA/Haier/Hisense) in my area (Calgary), this Toshiba looks to be a pretty reasonable deal!

Anyone know how this stacks up against the 55" Hisense from Costco linked here? Main difference I see is the Hisense is not HDR?
Toshiba is also on the lower end off the market. The TV's are made by Taiwan-based Compal Electronics, they just license the name.
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Nexzen wrote:
Oct 11th, 2017 9:49 pm
Toshiba is also on the lower end off the market. The TV's are made by Taiwan-based Compal Electronics, they just license the name.
Good info, thanks.

It's tricky to find details on "exclusive" products like this one, because under this name/model it's only stocked by Best Buy..not much about it online.
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OKSpring wrote:
Oct 11th, 2017 9:53 pm
Good info, thanks.

It's tricky to find details on "exclusive" products like this one, because under this name/model it's only stocked by Best Buy..not much about it online.
Ya hate those, cuz the price seems so good
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This is probably "crappy" HDR at this price right?

Although there are some exceptions, there was that one TCL I think it was, on Amazon that sold out quick, and I remember the reviews said it actually had good HDR, I believe especially good for gaming.
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Stay away! I bought one and less than 6 months of light use I had 2 blue virtical lines and Best Buy couldn’t repair and basically had to carry it back to the store to get a refund. Toshiba Canada doesn’t help.... told me only Best Buy can warranty them .. be careful!
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These have no HDR. That's a load of crap
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Bought a “high end” Toshiba a few years ago, nothing but issues. Spent 400ish repairing it the first time, did not bother a year after for a second repair (mainboard issues). Ended up giving the tv away for parts.

My advice is, spend the extra few dollars and get something of better quality. This is not the Toshiba of old, and these TVs are not made to last.
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My parents have one of these Compal TVs in their bedroom, I have nothing good or bad to say about it. It is a big-ass TV for $700.
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Bought the 50" version of this a couple months ago and so far no problems. This TV has NO HDR though. Do not be fooled. They have an HDR mode but it's fake. This is an 8-bit display not a 10-bit so does not support HDR. As a regular 4K TV the picture is very bright and colourful especially after tweaking the settings, though I'm very happy with it at $399. We'll see how it goes in the future.

Edit: Though I will say that since HDR is so important when it comes to 4K I will either be selling this or replacing it within the by the end of 2018 and getting an HDR TV when I find one on sale. Hopefully the 55" TCL comes to Canada at a reasonable price.

Edit2: I forgot to say the fake HDR mode looks horrendous.
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Anyone know what exact panel they use in this Toshiba?

Is there an online panel checker?

I wonder how these stack up to the RCA/Haier/hisense 55" 4k TV's?
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Gogi wrote:
Oct 12th, 2017 1:19 am
Bought a “high end” Toshiba a few years ago, nothing but issues. Spent 400ish repairing it the first time, did not bother a year after for a second repair (mainboard issues). Ended up giving the tv away for parts.

My advice is, spend the extra few dollars and get something of better quality. This is not the Toshiba of old, and these TVs are not made to last.
I remember going to somebody's house and seeing a Toshiba and being envious
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Buying a Toshiba tv is a roll of the dice for luck. You may have no problems but you may (likely) have problems in the not too distant future. Wait for BF or Boxing day and spend a bit more on a good brand
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DealOrNoDeal55 wrote:
Oct 12th, 2017 8:52 am
Buying a Toshiba tv is a roll of the dice for luck. You may have no problems but you may (likely) have problems in the not too distant future. Wait for BF or Boxing day and spend a bit more on a good brand
Just to muddy the waters, I bought one 3 years ago, and one a couple months ago. Both BB open boxes. Both going strong. 2 for 2. Of course now that I said it out loud I'm sure I'll go home and both will have exploded.

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