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Toshiba Regza 40XV645U LCD HDTV Review

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Unfortuntelly the bad simply outweighs the good with the Toshiba Regza 40XV645U.

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Vs JVC LT42P300

JVC LT-42P300 Summary
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Value Comparison Summary


This one is a difficult call as both televisions force you to make compromises. The JVC LT-42P300 offers a built-in iPod/iPhone dock that many will find useful. It also does a significantly better job with color reproduction and equivalent motion performance, which isn't good. The Toshiba, however, is $250 less and offers much better black/white performance. This one really comes down to whether that integrated dock is important to you. If not we'd go with the Toshiba, if it is we'd go with the JVC.

  Comparison Specifications
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  Toshiba Regza 40XV645U JVC LT-42P300
Size 40 inches 42 inches
Price $899 $1,150
Type LCD LCD
Format 1080p 1080p
Other 120Hz refresh rate iPod dock

Blacks & Whites


The Toshiba Regza 40XV645U significantly outperforms the JVC LT-42P300 in this area, with much deeper blacks, although the peak brightness is about the same. Those deep blacks have a huge impact on total contrast ratio, however, with the 40XV645U sporting a contrast ratio almost seven times that of the JVC model.

Blacks & Whites Comparison Chart
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Toshiba Regza 40XV645U Score: Black Level: 9.11 Peak Brightness: 8.30 Contrast: 9.15 JVC LT-42P300 Score: Black Level: 5.04 Peak Brightness: 8.36 Contrast: 5.65

 

Color Accuracy


The JVC LT-42P300 does a significantly better job reproducing colors. The color temperature is much more stable and the color gamut adheres more closely to the international standard. It also does a slightly better job producing accurate reds, greens and blues, so it's just better across the board than the Toshiba Regza 40XV645U.

Color Temperature Comparison
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Toshiba Regza 40XV645U Score: 6.69
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JVC LT-42P300 Score: 9.79

 

 

Color Gamut Comparison
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Toshiba Regza 40XV645U Score: 5.20
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JVC LT-42P300 Score: 6.45

 

Motion


Even though the Toshiba Regza 40XV645U sports a 120Hz refresh rate that the JVC model lacks, the motion performance is actually pretty similar.

  Motion Scores
  Toshiba Regza 40XV645U JVC LT-42P300
Motion Smoothness 5.25 5.25
Motion Artifacting 4.75 5.13

 

Viewing Effects


The JVC LT-42P300 is the clear winner here, with a wider viewing angle. It also does a significantly better job diffusing light on the display.

Viewing Angle Comparison
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Toshiba Regza 40XV645U Score: 4.43 JVC LT-42P300 Score: 6.57

 

Connectivity


Both televisions offer 3 HDMI inputs and a rough equivalence in other ports, including a USB port that supports only photo playback. The JVC LT-32P300 takes a big step over the Toshiba Regza 40XV645U by offering an integrated iPod dock, however. This allows you to play music and videos stored on an iPod or iPhone with a nice interface controlled by your remote.

  Connectivity Comparison
  Toshiba Regza 40XV645U JVC LT-42P300
HDMI 3 3
Component 2 2
Composite 2 2
S-Video 1 1
VGA 1 1
Analog Audio In 4 3
Digital Audio Out 1 1
Analog Audio Out 1 1
LAN 0 0
USB 1 1
Memory Card 0 0
Other N/A iPod Dock

 

Other Comparisons


The JVC LT-42P300 offers slightly better audio quality from the built-in speakers than the Toshiba Regza 40XV645U.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Sony KDL46Z5100
  14. Vs Samsung LN40B650
  15. VS JVC LT42P300
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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