Summary: I initially liked this TV very much, bought it Christmas 2008. Around 2 years later noticed flickering in lower right screen, and 3 horizontal lines equally distributed across the screen. When the set warmed it this seemed to go away, but I figured eventually it wouldn't. Had it picked up for repair and was told it was the lcd panel assembly. To replace it would be > a new TV.
Summary: After 14 months of use we started getting a double vision, triple vision, etc. on the right half of the screen. After 20 minutes or so it would clear up. It gradually got worse until we finally took it to an authorized Toshiba repair service. After 30 days, the repair center and Toshiba finally figured out what was wrong. The main board/panel needed to be replaced. I paid under $1,600 for the TV in October 2008. It started acting up 2 months after it was out of warranty.
Summary: This is one fantastic TV! I have had it for about a month now and have enjoyed every minute. The picture is sharp (really deep blacks) and the 120Hz technology really does make a difference. I was amazed at the lack of pixelation, especially when watching sports and blu-rays. I bought this and a sony bdp 350 from Amazon Warehouse Deals (both open box units) and each has performed beautifully. They shipped free and INCREDIBLY fast. I cannot recommend this product enough.
Summary: I've purchased refurbished items in the past and have always had good luck with them. Though with this item I was a bit worried since it is my most expensive refurbed! Let me say that I wasn't disappointed at all! Item was totally brand new and it had tons of features. I'm still playing around with the settings but even the defaults look nice! Audio and video display are crystal clear! Especially watching last Sundays SuperBowl!
As good for less, Toshiba has out done itself again!!
Christopher Sweeting "Sweets", Amazon
31 January 2009
Summary: 2nd Toshiba tv, have never been as happy as I was with this purchase....saved $400 instead of Sony or Samsung and got a 120hz hdtv that rivals the performance of the biggest brands!! I researched tv's for months and you can't go wrong with this one.....
Summary: After viewing it in the store and for a week at home, I cannot find anything wrong with this HDTV...and it is my 3rd generation, following a 55" Mitsubishi/CRT and a Mitsubishi 52"/DLP. I have cable, but have a back-up, indoor antenna...and the new generation digital tuner is dramatically more sensitive and changes channels faster. Oh...and I got it at a great price.
Pros: Excellent brightness, color, and sharpness Excellent motion interpolation
Cons: Unless "detuned"...reducing sharpness and increasing digital noise reduction...makes bad transmission and old noisy SD pictures look worse.
Summary: This set is performing well. The white glove delivery set it up and all I had to do was set back and enjoy. Wasn't sure about ordering a television of this size online, but I would have no hesitation about ordering anything of this size again. My sister had bought a 42 inch Toshiba Regza from a store and I bought this 46 inch unit at less cost than her purchase. The set has excellent picture and the sound is better than I expected.
Summary: I purchased the Toshiba 46XV540U at my favorite volume wherehouse store for $1199 one week ago. I originally planned on buying a Panasonic 42" 1080p Plasma, but after discussing Plasma panels with some video engineers at work, I was NOT convinced that it would be free from image retention (burn-in), especially since I watch a lot of 4:3 programming and I didn't want to lay awake at night worrying about having left-right bars burned into the screen.
Great TV! But......Why hasnt anybody noitced this flaw?
R. Ortal, Amazon
3 January 2009
Summary: I purchased this T.V. at Costco. They have the best return policy and add an additional 2 year warranty at no extra cost! This T.V. is everything people have raved about. No blur effect, deep colors, real blacks. Can handle speedy images no problem. Honestly felt like a plasma or DLP when it came to deep colors. But heres my one problem and Im sure everybody has it.
Summary: I rate it on par or slightly below the Sony and Samsung ($400+ more), but a step ahead of the Sharps. I currently have a Sharp Aquos 32" LCD as well. I bought our Toshiba at Costco for $1199 (w/3yr warranty) after going there to get a 47" XVT Vizio. The picture on the Toshiba was just awesome from all viewing angles, whereas the Vizio looked faded if you were not directly in front of it. Additionally, the colors pop when compared to the vizio and other TVs.