Toshiba Regza 42ZV650U LCD HDTV Review
The Toshiba Regza 42ZV650U is a good television, but not a great television.
Input Ports (8.0)
The Toshiba 42ZV650U has a large number of ports, making it a great hub for a home entertainment system. Notably included: 4 HDMIs, 2 components, 2 composites, a digital audio output, and a wired IR output (for IR pass-through). There's also a USB port for thumb drives and an SD/SDHC card slot, both of which can play back photos, video files, and music.
Notably absent (depending on your expectations) is internet connectivity. Sorry.
The ports on the side are located directly under the onboard controls. There's just a smattering here, but a smart smattering: the ports you're mostly likely to change out frequently.
The chart below shows all the ports of the Toshiba 42ZV650U, as well as three comparable TVs.
Output Ports (2.0)
The Toshiba 42ZV650U offers three output ports. There's an analog audio out, a digital audio out, an a wired IR out (for IR pass-through).
Other Connections (0.0)
The Toshiba 42ZV650U has no other connections.
The Toshiba 42ZV650U has two media ports: a USB port and an SD/SDHC card slot. Both of these can be used to play back photos, video files, and audio files. These ports are conveniently located on the side of the TV so you can swap cards and thumb drives in and out quickly.
The port placement on the Toshiba 42ZV650U is good, but it's frustrating that the TV doesn't swivel on its stand. Is it that hard, Toshiba? You made the neck round! You almost fooled us! But, no, you have to crane your head around to the back if you need to plug in most ports. Fortunately, the frequently swapped ports are on the side.
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