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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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Value Comparison

The Toshiba 46RV525R is a 2009 model, and the Toshiba 46XV648U is a newer, 2010 model. However, the year-over-year changes are not revolutionary. Some of the features and processing have changed, and we noted an improvement motion performance. The new model also has a deeper black levels. But chances are, you'll be able to find last year's model more cheaply. All other factors, for the most part, are equal.

Blacks & Whites

The newer Toshiba 46XV648U had a better black level and a slightly better peak brightness, which meant a wider contrast ratio overall.

Contrast Chart

Color Accuracy

The color performances of both Toshibas was fairly similar, and both scores were very good.

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Motion

The motion performance of the newer 46XV648U appeared to do better than last year's 46RV525R, due in large part to the revamped ClearFrame motion processing feature. Last year, the feature was called ClearScan 240, and seemed to have less of an impact on the appearance of objects in motion.

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Viewing Effects

The viewing angle was about the same on both Toshibas, and neither was particularly good. If you need a wider viewing angle, you should probably check out plasma displays.

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Connectivity

The Toshibas both have three HDMIs and a handful of legacy ports for older types of devices. The new Toshiba has a USB port, but it makes poor use of it.

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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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