Toshiba XV545U

The Good Reproduces a deep level of black; relatively accurate grayscale after calibration; 120Hz dejudder mode has few artifacts; numerous picture controls; plenty of connectivity with four HDMI and one PC input

The Bad Inaccurate primary color of green and cyan; subpar uniformity; proprietary upconversion circuit introduces edge enhancement; lackluster design.

The Bottom Line Consider the midprice Toshiba 45XV545U for its decent overall picture quality, not its gimmicky standard-definition processing.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 7.0
6.7 Overall

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Review

Toshiba XV545U

Toshiba is trying to corner the market on "turns your standard-def into high-def!" hype. One recent attempt was the XD-E500 DVD player, which trumpeted funky and ultimately disappointing "XDE" video processing in attempt to lure buyers. Now there's the more elaborate "SRT Super Upconversion" moniker, which promises that "all your DVDs and TV channels will be displayed in near High Definition picture quality." According to our tests of the 46-inch 46XV545U, that's even less true than you might expect. Turning SRT on does make some standard-definition sources appear a bit sharper compared with leaving it off with this display, but at the expense of artificially enhanced images that don't look much like high-definition to us. Fortunately for its final score, the 46XV545U gets the basics mostly right.

Design
Toshiba is not breaking any new ground with the 46XV545U's external appearance. The medium-thickness border around the frame bears glossy black color found on most flat panels these days. The thicker chunk of frame below the screen includes a silver-colored accent running the width of the panel, which fades tastefully into black along its top edge and abuts a perforated speaker grille along the bottom.

Dimensions are typical for a 46-inch LCD. Counting the nonswiveling, glossy black stand, the 46XV545U measures 43.6 inches by 29.4 inches by 12.3 inches and weighs 61.7 pounds. Remove the stand and the panel measures 43.6 inches by 27.3 inches by 3.9 inches.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Toshiba
  • Type LCD TV
  • Diagonal Class 46 in
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model Toshiba 46XV545U

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