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Toshiba 46XV648U LCD HDTV Review

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The Toshiba 46XV648U yielded excellent performance scores in nearly every lab test, sending it to the front of the class.

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Value Comparison

The Samsung LN46B750 was a strong performer, in most regards, though you certainly paid for it at the time. In the interim since its 2009 release, the price has dropped considerably. However, the newer Toshiba 46XV648U has already experienced a significant price drop. Overall, we'd pick the Toshiba for performance, but the Samsung for aesthetics and user experience.

Blacks & Whites

The Samsung's black level was not nearly as good as the Toshiba, but the peak brightness was strong enough to push the contrast ratio up to match the Toshiba's.

Contrast Chart
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Color Accuracy

The color performance from both TVs was strong, as it is (thankfully) with most of the TVs we review. Both had the ability to maintain a strong color temperature and smooth RGB color curves.

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Motion

The Samsung LN46B750 managed to stand up to the strong motion performance of the Toshiba 46XV648U. Both showed excellent motion processing. However, the motion smoothing features on the Samsung may have had a more deleterious effect on the overall picture quality.

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Viewing Effects

The viewing angle on the Samsung LN46B750 was a little wider than the Toshiba 46XV648U, but the Samsung appeared to maintain slightly better color performance when viewed from an angle.

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Connectivity

The Samsung has one additional HDMI, ethernet streaming content connectivity (with very poor offerings), two USB ports, and EX-LINK.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Sharp Aquos LC-40LE700UN Comparison
  14. Toshiba 46RV525R Comparison
  15. Samsung LN46B750 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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