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.
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
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.
Conclusion: The Regza 46SV670U is a terrific, albeit expensive HDTV. To our eyes, it dramatically closed the gap with better 1080P plasma models. Pioneer Kuros – bless their discontinued plasma hearts – still remain at the pinnacle of image quality with incredible blacks, but it would be hard justifying the...
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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: Toshiba’s 46SV670 proves that LED-backlit LCD televisions can compete with plasma on every level. Want to discover the latest buzz in LCD HDTVs? Just change one letter to LED, and you’ve got it.
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