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Toshiba Regza 42ZV650U LCD HDTV Review

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The Toshiba Regza 42ZV650U is a good television, but not a great television.

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Color Temperature

The chart below shows that the Toshiba 42ZV650U is quite good at maintaining a consistent color temperature. Rarely does it stray outside of 'imperceptible limits,' and when it does, the margin is quite small. Want to see what a poor performance looks like? Check out this Sylvania. More on how we test color temperature.

Color Temperature Chart

RGB Curves

The Toshiba 42ZV650U showed a mixed performance. Almost every part of the curve is smooth, which indicates that color gradations should appear natural and seamless on the screen... everywhere except that huge gap in the blue channel. See that single instance of stair-stepping? We saw it with our own eyes on the screen. There's a certain portion of the blue channel that the Toshiba 42ZV650U simply chokes on, resulting in this color banding that you see here. More on how we test RGB curves.

RGB Curves Chart

The color strips below are digital recreations of the test data from each of the TV's. This is approximately what you would see on the screen if a strip of red, green, and blue was displayed, ranging from the darkest to the brightest input signal.

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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. Samsung LN40B610 Comparison
  14. Sony Bravia KDL-40W5100 Comparison
  15. VIZIO VL420M Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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