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Toshiba Regza 42ZV650U LCD HDTV Review

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Conclusion

Conclusion
Editorial Note: This is a review of the Toshiba 42ZV650U. Test results are for this model, but should indicate the general performance of other sizes in the xxZV650U series. The xxZV650U series includes the following models: 42ZV650U, 47ZV650U, and 55ZV650U.  Read here for more details on series differences.
{{article.attachments['Toshiba-42ZV650U-intro.jpg']}}The Toshiba Regza 42ZV650U ($1299 MSRP) is a good television, but not a great television. There  are many, many options for adjusting motion performance, color, noise reduction, audio performance, and more. But the core test data shows that the Toshiba 42ZV650U is only a decent performer in key areas like black levels and contrast ratio. The color performance, thankfully, is much better. Overall, the Toshiba 42ZV650U gets the job done. It has a great selection of ports for home entertainment systems (though it lacks internet connectivity) and the power consumption is modest. It has its faults, but you'll likely be happy with it in the long run. 

 

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Other Models in the xxZV650U Series
This is a review of the Toshiba 42ZV650U. The other sizes of HDTVs in this series should be similar in terms of performance and usability. For details about any differences, click on the image to jump to the Series Comparison page.
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Toshiba 42ZV650U 42 inches Toshiba 47ZV650U 47 inches Toshiba 55ZV650U 55 inches
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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. Vs Samsung LN40B610
  14. Vs Sony KDL-40W5100
  15. Vs Vizio VL420M
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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