"Price Meets Quality Meets Awesome Value"4.5 starson by Sall7987
Pros: Design, Price, Inputs
Cons: Advance picture setup a must to get a lifelike picture, lack on internet connectivity. Rather bulky when compared to most other LED-LCDs.
Summary: After months and months of research for looking at LED-LCD tvs i landed on this Toshiba REGZA 46SV670U. Originally i had been staring down the LG Infinia 47LE8500, but with a budget in mind went with the Toshiba. While a comparison seems bleak, this Toshiba does not dissapoint as far as what i wanted out of a TV. Out of the box the picture is standard at best with a very dull and lackluster picture. It took me about 45minutes to get the TV to a crisp almost lifelike picture. The actual design on tv looks awesome a sharp finish does lead to reflecting but since i have it basement it is minimal at best. While weight (def a 2 person tv to lift) and depth (little more than 5inches) of the tv are very similar to that of a standard LCD tv .After some noticeable flickering in black levels called toshiba and told me this is a problem they have remedied with a firmware update, waiting for it to arrive (they dont offer it on their website) via mail. Other than that the tv has looked great, Tinkering with the settings a bit more has gotten me an even more smooth and clearer picture.
Playing a blu ray movie via ps3 hdmi setup, the pictures looks fantastic! Great black level, little to no blur. Also watched some preseason football where the motionblur technology is at its best. As far as gaming is concerned you will need to switch the tv over to game mode in order to reduce the lag. I cannot report on the sound quality of the tv since i am using surround sound, but with most LED-LCD sound is probably average at best.
Now what really made my decision on Toshiba over the LG or any Samsung for that matter, was the price! I paid under $1000 for this TV brand new! (was on sale about 8/13/2010 on a few sites, but has since gone back up). Granted the price is mainly lower due to lack of extra features, which is to say no built in internet connectivity, which is the difference between this and most other newer LED-LCD tvs. I am an IT guy, and honestly i dont see any convenience in Internet over TV (when theres a pc input anyway), when i have a laptop at my disposal. For those not looking to break the bank on a nice sized and powerful TV (with the right fine tuning of course) its a must.
Updated on Sep 8, 2010