Toshiba 34HF84 CRT HD Monitor At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance: Toshiba 34HF84 CRT HD Monitor

Video: HDMI (1), component video (2), S-video (3), composite video (3)
Audio: stereo analog (6)
Video: composite video (1)
Audio: stereo analog (2; one fixed, one variable)
RF in (2), RF out (1)

Type: CRT
Screen Size (diagonal): 34 inches
Scan Rate(s) or Native Resolution: 1080i/540p
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 24.375 x 33.625 x 23.75
Weight (pounds): 156
Price: $1,600


Toshiba 34HF84 CRT HD Monitor

Build Quality: 82
The cabinet and buttons feel flimsy
Out of the box, it has slight convergence and geometry errors, but they're fixable

Value: 92
The screen is a bit small for a main theater
An inexpensive way to introduce HDTV into a bedroom or smaller room

Features: 88
The remote doesn't offer direct input access
An HDMI input
No HDTV tuner

Performance: 92
Color accuracy that all displays should be jealous of
The same goes for the contrast ratio and black level

Ergonomics: 88
Navigating the menu system takes a little getting used to
Good remote with bright backlighting

Overall Rating: 90
Not every TV can be a big screen, but every TV should perform as good as (if not better than) this one. CRTs are the benchmark for a reason, and, in key ways, Toshiba has made an excellent TV for flat panels to live up to.

General information
34HF84 CRT HD monitor, $1,600
Toshiba America Consumer Products
(973) 628-8000
Dealer Locator Code TOS

(973) 628-8000