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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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Front

The design of the Toshiba 46XV648U is, on the whole, unremarkable. The bezel is made of highly reflective black plastic, with a not terribly attractive silvery pattern along the bottom edge. The Toshiba logo at the bottom illuminates, but you can turn that off in the menu if it's too distracting.

Front Tour Image

Back

The back of the Toshiba 46XV648U has most of the ports located along the far edge, which is good, because the stand does not swivel. The really tricky port to reach here is the cable/antenna. Hopefully, you won't have to change that very often.

Back Tour Image
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Sides

From the side, you can see that the Toshiba 46XV648U is not terribly thin, but not too fat either. All the onboard controls are located on the right side, along with the side ports.

Sides Tour Image

Stand/Mount

The base does not swivel, which can make it hard to service a wide room. Also, it makes it more difficult to access the back ports.

Stand Photo
The stand does not swivel. Boo!

Controls

The onboard controls are all located on the right side of the Toshiba 46XV648U. The buttons are quite small, and crowded arrangement makes it difficult to make any changes without looking.

Controls Photo

Remote Control

The remote control that ships with the Toshiba 46XV648U is unremarkable. Most of the buttons are placed well, and some are more frustrating. However, we're quite pleased that the remote is universally compatible with other AV devices.

Remote Control Photo
The remote is functional and unsexy.

In the Box

The Toshiba 46XV648U ships with a remote control, batteries, an AV cable, the stand, and the instruction manual. There are no included data cables or even a screen wipe.

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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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