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Toshiba Regza 42ZV650U LCD HDTV Review

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Remote Control

Remote Control 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.
{{article.attachments['Toshiba-42ZV650U-vanity.jpg']}} • A good remote control, overall. • Backlit for use in dark rooms. • Can be programmed for other devices.
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Ergonomics & Durability*(9.0)*


The Toshiba 42ZV650U remote control is at least very comfortable in the hand. It's wider than something you'd see from Sony or Samsung, but the buttons feel good in the hand, and the even weighting is welcomed. The buttons are backlit when you push down on them, perfect for a dark room.

 

Button Layout & Use*(8.0)*


The Toshiba 42ZV650U remote has a lot of buttons. Then again, most remote controls have a lot of buttons, so what separates the good remotes from the bad is a simple question: can you quickly learn to operate the remote without looking at it?

In short, the answer to the question here is 'almost.' You can perform almost all the basic functions quite intuitively: volume, channel, power, Menu, the d-pad, etc. The only problem is locating the 'Return' or 'Back' button to step back a page in the menu. That button is located quite awkwardly under the channel up/down button, quite far from the rest of the menu navigation.

Other than that, we have no complaints.

 

Programming & Flexibility*(6.0)*


The Toshiba 42ZV650U can be programmed for many devices beyond just the TV. The codes are listed in the instruction manual. 

 

 

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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