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Toshiba Regza 42ZV650U LCD HDTV Review

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Calibration

Calibration Summary
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.
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Calibration


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Below are the settings that we settled on after calibrating the Toshiba 42ZV650U with the DisplayMate software and the CS200 colorimeter. 

Setting Default Calibrated
Picture Mode Movie
Backlight 30 100
Contrast 90 90
Brightness 0 9
Sharpness 0 0
Color Temperature 2 1
Dynamic Contrast 3 0
MPEG NR Low Off
DNR Auto Off
Resolution+ On Off
ClearScan On Off
Film Stabilization Standard Off

 

Video Modes


The Toshiba 42ZV650U has a handful of video modes if you don't have the time, interest, or inclination to follow our recommended calibration settings. 

Mode What it Does
AutoView Automatically adjust picture settings based on ambient light and screen content. 
Sports Brightens picture and speeds up refresh rate
Standard Normal picture settings,
Movie Lower contrast for darker, darker environments
Game   Reduces processing time between signal and display to eliminate lag.
PC For computer connections

 

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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