Toshiba Regza 42ZV650U LCD HDTV Review
The Toshiba Regza 42ZV650U is a good television, but not a great television.
Ergonomics & Durability
The Toshiba 42ZV650U remote control is at least very comfortable in the hand. It's wider than something you'd see from Sony or Samsung, but the buttons feel good in the hand, and the even weighting is welcomed. The buttons are backlit when you push down on them, perfect for a dark room.
Button Layout & Use
The Toshiba 42ZV650U remote has a lot of buttons. Then again, most remote controls have a lot of buttons, so what separates the good remotes from the bad is a simple question: can you quickly learn to operate the remote without looking at it?
In short, the answer to the question here is 'almost.' You can perform almost all the basic functions quite intuitively: volume, channel, power, Menu, the d-pad, etc. The only problem is locating the 'Return' or 'Back' button to step back a page in the menu. That button is located quite awkwardly under the channel up/down button, quite far from the rest of the menu navigation.
Other than that, we have no complaints.
Programming & Flexibility
The Toshiba 42ZV650U can be programmed for many devices beyond just the TV. The codes are listed in the instruction manual.
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