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Toshiba 46XV648U LCD HDTV Review

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The Toshiba 46XV648U yielded excellent performance scores in nearly every lab test, sending it to the front of the class.

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Ergonomics & Durability

The remote control that comes with the Toshiba 46XV648U is decent: completely functional and unremarkable. It feels comfortable in the hand, and most of the buttons are at least easy to reach.

Button Layout & Use

The core functionality is divided into menu functions, with the numeric buttons, volume up/down & channel up/down at the top, menu controls in the middle, and play/stop/rewind/ff controls at the bottom. The menu controls, those in the middle, could certainly have been designed better. Normally, you need easy access to a 'Back' or 'Return' button when navigating a menu. On this remote, you need to use the 'Ch Rtn' button, which is located all the way up in the upper-right corner relative to the d-pad. As a result, it's hard to perform no-look operations without climbing up a steep learning curve.

Programming & Flexibility

The remote that comes with the Toshiba 46XV648U (product number CT-90302, to be specific) can be programed to work with several other types of home theater devices, including non-Toshiba brands. The complete coding instructions are in the manual.

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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. Sharp Aquos LC-40LE700UN Comparison
  14. Toshiba 46RV525R Comparison
  15. Samsung LN46B750 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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