Live HDTV shows like this one are ideal for gauging color quality, and with the set’s color control turned down sufficiently, the Toshiba provides a very good balance of bright colors that pop but without over-embellishment of skin tones.
This episode’s musical act is a country-and-western singing duo, with both sporting black attire that is reproduced extremely well.
Camera pans over the studio audience reveal lots of clearly visible shadow details, and Jay’s house band members are also easily discernable all the way to the back of their stage set.
Toshiba’s first LED backlit local dimming LCD set combines a very good feature set with picture quality that is right up there with other LED local dimming sets (once properly adjusted, of course). There’s tremendous picture adjustment flexibility, and sufficient connectivity for a host of present and future source components. The remote control is an overall good design, and the set’s cosmetics, which feature a flush front and what Toshiba calls a “Deep Lagoon Design” internal bezel that frames the picture area, are also a cut above.
Where the set comes up short is the lack of an Ethernet port, which precludes movie and TV show video streaming, a feature that numerous other HDTVs now offer. While pricey (compared to conventional LCD flat panel sets), the Toshiba is nonetheless more affordable than some competitive LED backlit local dimming models.
Toshiba 46SV670 Regza LCD HDTV with LED Backlighting
Screen size: 46” diagonal
Pixel resolution: 1920 x 1080
1:1 Mode: Yes
Video inputs: 4 HDMI, 2 component, 1 S-video (shared with 1 of two composite inputs), 1 RGB PC
Other connections: 4 stereo audio inputs, 1 3.5mm PC audio input, 1 stereo audio output, 1 optical digital audio output, 1 IR output, 1 USB, 1 SD Card slot, 1 ATSC/NTSC/ClearQAM RF input, 1 service port
Dimensions (W x H x D): 45.7” x 30.9” x 13.7” (w/stand)
Weight: 72.8 lb.
Warranty: 1 year parts & labor