Tour & Design
Toshiba describes the design ethos of the SV670 as Deep Lagoon, with the idea being that the display looks like a pool of water. It's certainly attractive; the single glass panel that forms the front of the display goes from clear at the edges to black about half an inch in, and this transition gives the screen a floating, water-like look. The speakers are also hidden behind this panel, so the front is a single uninterrupted area.
*The front of the SV670 is a single piece of glass
Because it was a prototype, the back of the SV670 that we looked at did not have the features that the final unit will have; there were no ports or other inputs on there.
The back of the model that we looked at was not complete, so there were no HDMI ports
The left side of the SV670 has no major features, but the right side is the home of the controls and the second set of ports. The SV670 is not a thin display; it is about 4 inches thick.
The left and right sides of the SV670
The sizable stand of the SV670 shares the same styling as the panel itself. The stand does not seem to allow the screen to rotate, and there were no mounting points for wall mounts on the prototype that we looked at. Toshiba did assure us that the final version would include mounting points for a standard VESA wall mount.
The large rounded stand of the SV670
As we mentioned above, the design of the SV670 is very attractive, and the clean, uncluttered look of the display will appeal to those who like their TV to be a centerpiece of their living room. It is on the thick side, though; other much thinner models (such as Samsung's 8 series) have been announced recently.