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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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Tour & Design

Tour & Design Summary
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Front


The only features on the front of the Toshiba Regza 40XV645U are the power and timer indicators at the lower right and the infrared sensor for the remote to the right of the Toshiba logo.

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Infrared

Receiver

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Back


On the back of the Toshiba Regza 40XV645U you'll find ommost of the ports organized in a group towards the left side and the power out slightly right of center. For information about the ports on the back of the 40XV645U see our Connectivity section.

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Sides


There are no features on the right side of the Toshiba Regza 40XV645U. On the left side you'll find the on-tv controls sitting just above a smaller selection of ports. For information about the ports on the side of the 40XV645U see our Connectivity section.

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Stand/Mount


The Toshiba Regza 40XV645U's stand is a simple slap of glossy black plastic that provides a solid base but does not rotate.

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  • The Toshiba Regza 40XV645U stand does not rotate. *

 

Controls


The Toshiba Regza 40XV645U's on-tv contols are found on the right side of the HDTV in a group just above the ports on that side.

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Remote Control


The Toshiba Regza 40XV645U's remote control has a curved light grey back and a matte black front that is studded with glow-in-the-dark buttons across its entire surface.

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In The Box*(6.5)*


The Toshiba Regza 40XV645U ships with a manual in both english and french. There's also a remote with batteries included and a cleaning cloth, which is a nice extra you don't get with every HDTV. Getting the television set up out of the box is a bit of a chore, however. We had to assemble the stand first, which is an extra step we don't like to see. And lowering the display onto the stand is definitely a two person job.

Aesthetics*(4.0)*


The Toshiba Regza 40XV645U isn't a particularly attractive HDTV. It has the same glossy black bezel you see on most modern televisions, and it can't lay claim to being particularly thin either. Utilitarian is probably the best word for it.

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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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