Toshiba SV670 series
Screen sizes in series: 46-inch, 55-inch
The outlook: Combining 240Hz and local dimming LED backlighting, Toshiba's flagship pair of LCD TVs hits the two big picture-related high notes for this year. Like LG and Vizio, Toshiba's 240Hz sets use the scanning backlight version of 240Hz, which turns the backlight on and off very rapidly. Toshiba will also be among the first to incorporate Dolby Volume, an automatic volume limiter designed to level out peaks and valleys in volume. New for 2009, the company is adding an "expert" mode with user-menu gains and cuts, a "special backlight control" and the kind of shiny screen first seen on Samsung LCDs, which should improve bright room black level performance at the expense of creating more reflections. We prefer matte screen, but we understand people like shiny things.
March 24, 2009 3:09 PM PDT
Photo by: Toshiba
| Caption by: David Katzmaier
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