Toshiba 46SV670U 46-Inch 1080p LED TV with Local Dimming Review
25 February 2010
Conclusion: Regza? Seriously? Toshiba definitely needs to reconsider the name for their flat panel lineup, and here's why: I don't like saying the word, I don't like hearing the word, I don't like reading the word - and neither do my wife or the few friends I questioned on the matter. The name is just unnatural and unattractive. And here's the kicker: those two words are the last words that come to mind when I think about the 46SV670U. This is an attractive television that serves...
Pros: Attractive 1080p image with punchy colors and great skin tones, Local dimming yields deep, righ blacks (on an LCD!), Relatively wide viewing angle, Dejudder processing decoupled from 240Hz anti-blur processing, Attractive 1080p image with punchy colors and great skin tones, Local dimming yields deep, righ blacks (on an LCD!), Relatively wide viewing angle, Dejudder processing decoupled from 240Hz anti-blur processing, Attractive 1080p image with punchy colors and grea...
Cons: No internet capabilties, ClearScan 240 is cumbersome to turn on/off (put it on the remote!), No backlighting on the remote
Conclusion: Toshiba's 46-inch Regza 46SV670U delivers the latest HDTV tech, a stylish design, and overall impressive picture quality. While the local-dimming LED-backlighting array produces very deep blacks, you'll have to put up with some minor blooming issues to appreciate them.
Pros: Attractive design. Excellent color quality. Crisp, detailed high- and standard-definition images. Solid average contrast ratio.
Cons: Some blooming. So-so viewing-angle performance. No Web features.
Excerpt: LCD HDTVs have long been compromised in their ability to reproduce the deepest blacks together with good shadow detail. But that’s changing. We’ve seen some notable improvements in a few recent conventional sets. However, the change has been most pronounced in sets that use a revolutionary new development: LED backlighting with local dimming.
Summary: The Toshiba REGZA 46SV670U showcases state-of-the-art LCD technology with a 240Hz LED backlit panel with local dimming, which produces deep blacks and rich colors. The TV is not Internet connected.
Excerpt: Want to discover the latest buzz in LCD HDTVs? Just change one letter to LED, and you’ve got it. In manufacturers’ quest to increase contrast ratios and black levels to more plasma-like performance (which we favor), LCD HDTV manufacturers keep enhancing the basic display technology. In this case, Toshiba and other makers use Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) with local dimming as a light source, instead of traditional and widely used fluorescent tubes.
Pros: Gorgeous 1080P image; best blacks yet from an LCD HDTV; no screen door effect; easy adjusting picture settings; dolby Volume ends blasting commercials
Cons: Very expensive; no Ethernet port; remote should be enhanced