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Toshiba 47L7200U LCD HDTV Review$1,899.00
Resolution & Formats
The Toshiba 47L7200U is a native 1080p, 3D, Smart LCD HDTV. It supports all NTSC resolutions and formats.
LCD TVs will likely never offer as much total viewing angle as plasma TVs. Within the realm of LCD televisions, however, the Toshiba 47L7200U tested with a decent viewing angle--about 27.5° from center to either side, or 55° total. We consider any total over 45° to be acceptable.
The L7200U's viewing angle falls between the viewing angles of two of its comparison models. This is, almost literally, an average result. Expect picture perfect viewing for at least 4 people in a medium-sized room.
We were very impressed with the L7200U's motion performance. During our tests, we put TVs through a rigorous trial of maintaining clarity, shape, and color integrity in complex photos that move across their screens. This Toshiba shrugged and complied, maintaining almost perfect clarity in pictured wooden lattice, faces, shadows, and intricate metalwork.
A tiny amount of blur kept the L7200U from achieving a perfect ten. Overall, a very good result.
This Toshiba almost showed us some perfect uniformity, but like many edge-lit LCDs it had problems during an all-black screen. That test revealed mild but noticeable flashlighting along the sides and lower corners of the TV, though this is only a problem during particularly shadow-dominated scenes. Its white screen was smooth, bright, and consistent from center to corners. Good uniformity, but not perfect.