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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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Internet Features

The Toshiba 42ZV650U has no internet features.

Local Media Playback

Photo Playback (5.0)

The Toshiba 42ZV650U can play photos from either SD/SDHC cards or from thumb drives via the USB port. The interface is simple enough... you just have to find it first. When you first insert a memory card or thumb drive, the TV is a bit temperamental about auto-playing. If it doesn't immediately prompt you with a question about viewing the contents of the device, you need to hit the THINC button on the remote (obvious, right?) and select it from there.

You're presented with three options. Do you want to look at the devices Photos, Movies, or Music? It's always been a source or frustration that the decision tree starts here. That's not how a computer works, forcing you to first decide which files types you'd like to see, then only displaying those, even if multiple file types exist in the same folder. Not here. You select content type first, then look through your files. Sorting photos onscreen looks like the screen shot below. There are no options for creating a slideshow, surprisingly.

Music & Video Playback (5.0)

The Toshiba 42ZV650U also plays back videos and music through the same ports as described above.

Local Media Playback 1 Photo
The photo playback interface is easy to understand.

Other Media

The Toshiba 42ZV650U does not play back any other types of media.

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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
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  15. VIZIO VL420M Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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