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Sharp Aquos LC-40E67UN LCD HDTV Review

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Vs Toshiba Regza 40XV645U

Toshiba Regza 40XV645U Summary
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Value Comparison Summary


Both displays are the same size: 40 inches. But the Sharp is the cheaper display, by the considerable margin of $150.

  Comparison Specifications
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  Sharp LC-40E67UN Toshiba Regza 40XV645U
Size 40 inches 40 inches
Price $749 $899
Type LCD LCD
Format 1080p 1080p
Other None None

Blacks & Whites


The Toshiba had a definite edge here: it had deeper blacks, brighter whites and a wider contrast ratio between the two. This is unusual; we usually see cheaper displays go with deeper blacks or brighter whites, but the Toshiba manages both.

Blacks & Whites Comparison Chart
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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: Black Level: 8.00 Peak Brightness: 7.20 Contrast: 7.38 Toshiba Regza 40XV645U Score: Black Level: 9.11 Peak Brightness: 8.30 Contrast: 9.15

 

Color Accuracy


The Sharp had a definite advantage in our color tests: it had more consistent whites, smoother RGB response curves and a slightly more accurate color gamut.

Color Temperature Comparison
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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: 9.22
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Toshiba Regza 40XV645U Score: 6.69

 

RGB Comparison

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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: 8.80

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Toshiba Regza 40XV645U Score: 5.82

 

Color Gamut Comparison
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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: 5.29
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Toshiba Regza 40XV645U Score: 5.20

 

Motion


The Toshiba also had better performance in our motion tests; we saw smoother, more accurate motion and fewer glitches. This is no doubt thanks to its 120Hz motion processing, which means it updates the screen quicker and produces frames imbetween the ones in the signal to produce smoother motion.

  Motion Scores
  Sharp LC-40E67UN Toshiba Regza 40XV645U
Motion Smoothness 4.5 5.25
Motion Artifacting 4.5 4.75

 

Viewing Effects


Both HDTVs did have the same issue we see on most low cost LCD screens: weak viewing angle. On both displays, the contrast ratio fell to below 50% of the maximum at less than 20 degrees off axis, which means those on the edge of the couch will see a much weaker picture than those in the middle.

Viewing Angle Comparison
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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: 2.21 Toshiba Regza 40XV645U Score: 4.43

 

Connectivity


There is not a lot to choose between the two displays in terms of connections; both include a decent number of inputs (although the Sharp has one more HDMI port than the Toshiba) that should allow for the connection of a good number of devices. They also include plenty of analog audio inputs, which provides additional flexibility for connecting devices (scuh as computers) which don't have digital audio outputs.

  Connectivity Comparison
  Sharp LC-40E67UN Toshiba Regza 40XV645U
HDMI 4 3
Component 2 2
Composite 2 2
S-Video 1 1
VGA 1 1
Analog Audio In 3 4
Digital Audio Out 1 1
Analog Audio Out 1 1
LAN 0 0
USB 0 0
Memory Card 0 0
Other 0 0
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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. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Vizio VO370M
  14. Vs LG 37LH30
  15. Vs Toshiba Regza 40XV645U
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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