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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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Remote Control

Remote Control Summary
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Ergonomics & Durability*(7.5)*


The 40XV645U's remote does a decent job. In neutral position, the remote sits comfortably in the hand. It's balanced well, its bottom edges are curved, and there's a ridge on the remote's underside for your index finger. The remote's bottom is smooth, which might make it easy to drop. Though the remote seems durable, it's made from lightweight plastic. We think it'd survive a few spills, but it also didn't instill the utmost confidence.

Button Layout & Use*(7.5)*


 

The remote has good button layout overall. With your thumb resting on the select key, you can easily reach the volume and channel changing buttons. You will have to shift your grip slightly to reach the number pad, however, but not very far. The buttons are a good size and are clearly labeled for the most part. The buttons also glow in the dark, but the majority of the descriptors are located on the remote themself. The glowing mainly shows which buttons are where, because it isn't bright enough to illuminate their labels.

The buttons on the remote had good travel, but we would've liked a bit more tactile feedback. The buttons will snap into place gently and sometimes very unevenly. The remote works if it's even vaguely pointed at the front of the TV.

 

Programming & Flexibility*(6.0)*


The remote can be programmed to work with other devices from other manufacturers. Programming the remote is an easy process. You point the remote at the device, hold the RECALL button, and type in a three-digit code. The TV's manual comes with a list of available codes. We were able to get it working with the office cable box without issue.

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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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