Excerpt: Ready to take a plunge into the 3D world? The new Toshiba 55WX800U, the flagship model for introducing 3D is the right decision. Ultra-slim build, advanced features and 3D playback, the TV has it all to offer to the tech-savvy consumers. Let us take a look at its features and specifications.
Conclusion: There's no getting around the fact that Toshiba's 55WX800U is a beautifully designed display. Its slim profile, elegant trim, and invisible speakers combine to give this TV supermodel good looks. However, like supermodels -- because I've dated so many -- the 55WX800 is prone to mood swings, particularly with respect to its NetTV feature. Also, and more importantly, her picture quality is hampered by uneven backlighting and light bleed at the corners.
Pros: Slim and sexy profile, attractive design, Accurate colors and solid grayscale tracking, Large, backlit, comfortable remote control, Attractive "street price" (but an overpiced List Price)
Cons: Uneven brightness uniformity; Light bleed at corners; "blotchy" areas, Forced use of Film Stabilization to properly handle 3:2 cadence, Poor 3D performance due to above average crosstalk, NetTV functionality is quirky and prone to misbehavior
Summary: The 240Hz LED edge-lit Toshiba 55WX800U's picture quality when displaying 2D images is excellent. And its NetTV menu of Internet streaming partners is top notch. If only its 3D performance was as compelling.