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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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Calibration

Calibration Summary
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Calibration


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In order to ensure that we test HDTVs under the best possible circumstances we calibrate them using DisplayMate software. This is the same software used by many manufacturers. Below you can see our calibrated settings. If you wish you can also pay someone to come into your home and calibrate your HDTV, alternatively you can use our settings, although we need to note that the best calibrations are unique to your viewing environment. The calibrated settings listed below only list items that we changed.

 

 

 

Setting Default Calibrated
Picture Mode Movie
Backlight 30 100
Brightness 0 8
Color Temperature 2 3
Dynamic Contrast 3 0
MPEG NR Low Off
DNR Auto Off
Resolution+ On Off

 

Video Modes


As with most HDTVs the Toshiba Regza 40XV645U offers a variety of different video modes. Below we list them and Toshiba's explanation for each.

Mode What it Does
AutoView 'Automatically adjusts picture settings based on ambient light conditions and input signal content'
Sports 'Bright and dynamic picture'
Standard 'Standard picture settings'
Movie 'Lower contrast for darkened room'
Game 'Designed for playing a video game requiring split-second timing between the on-screen display and input from the controller'
PC 'Designed for viewing of PC tables and documents'
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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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