We've been very excited about the new Resolution+ TV from Toshiba. The idea is that by using a very powerful piece of computing hardware, you can improve the quality of the picture processing and in so doing, increase the picture quality.
The TV uses the Cell Broadband Engine, which gamers might recognise as similar technology to the processor in the PlayStation 3. We've written about what this technology can do before, but we can't ever overstate how important good picture processing is in TVs. Our favourite televisions -- those that score 8 and above in our reviews -- all handle Freeview with incredible skill, dragging every last morsel of picture information on to the screen.
We've recently received our review sample of the 46ZV555D, but before testing it, we thought we'd snap some photos. After all, there's no point in the technology in the TV being brilliant if it looks like a 1986 Lada Riva. Or are we just being superficial?
There are some basic controls at the side of the TV, alongside a fourth HDMI socket and a conditional access socket, which when used with the correct plug-in module, can allow you to subscribe to pay-TV services.
The bezel is a glossy black design, and is reasonably thin. Sadly, this isn't one of Toshiba's delightful picture-frame designs.
Surprisingly, it's quite hard to tell from the exterior that this TV is in any way different to others in the range. There's no Resolution+ branding or other unnecessary textual yelling.