Two common problems you may have faced when watching TVa washed-out picture and inconsistent volumeare likely to become things of the past, thanks to the Toshiba 46XV648 46" REGZA 1080p HD LCD TV.
If you usually watch TV with the lights on, or in a sunlit room, you may have noticed that the extra light lowers the contrast of the picture. Toshiba's CrystalCoat technology, built into the 46XV648, stops ambient light reflections from washing out the picture, improving contrast by 30%.
In addition, you may have been bothered by loud commercials, or inconsistent volume as you changed channels. With Dolby Volume, sound levels are monitored and adjusted so that the volume remains at a consistent level, but with full dynamic range.
These groundbreaking technologies are not the only reasons to consider the 46XV648. The HDTV also comes with a set of winning features found in other Toshiba models.
For starters, the 46XV648 is built around a 1080p full HD display with 120Hz frame rate for smooth motion and has a high 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio for improved picture clarity. The set also upconverts 480i/p and 720p content to improve picture detail. An automatic picture adjustment feature ensures superior image quality by optimizing several picture settings. And a dynamic backlight control adjusts black levels for greater image richness and depth.
Gamers will like this set's gaming mode, which actually improves controller response by shortening overall signal to screen time. If your problem is not slow gameplay, but keeping track of all your remotes, the Toshiba's Regza-Link connection uses CEC technology to let you control compatible audio/video devices, such as a Blu-ray disc player or audio receiver, from the TV remote control.
As expected, the 46XV648 comes with a full complement of inputs, including HDMI, component, S-Video, and composite, as well as a high-resolution PC input for viewing PC files or playing games on the big screen.
When it comes to delivering all the benefits you expect from an HDTV, the Toshiba 46XV648 provides all the right solutions.
- 1080p Full HD Display With CineSpeed
Full 1080p HD delivers twice the pixel resolution of 720p HD models, giving you superb picture quality. In addition, Toshiba's CineSpeed technology ensures an LCD panel response time of 8ms or less for cleaner, fast-action home theater images.
- ClearFrame 120Hz Frame Rate with 5:5 Pull-Down Option
Like action movies? The 46XV648 features ClearFrame 120Hz technology that doubles the video frames from 60 per second to 120 per second to reduce any motion blur caused by fast-action video. This technique uses advanced motion vector frame interpolation to improve picture clarity without affecting picture brightness or adding flicker. If you prefer a more film-like picture, there is also a 5:5 pull-down option that displays images in a 24 fps (frames per second) mode, the same rate at which films are shot.
- 50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Dark scenes in some video images make it hard to see the details of objects. The Toshiba 46XV648 features a high dynamic contrast ratio that improves black levels for enhanced picture clarity.
- CrystalCoat Contrast Enhancer
Watching TV in a well-lit room sometimes can wash out the picture, robbing it of details. With Crystal Coat, there's no need to draw the blinds. You'll enjoy 30% better contrast even in a bright room.
- Resolution+ Super Resolution Technology
If you're viewing 480i/p and 720p input signals, the Toshiba 46XV648 will upconvert and enhance them for a more detailed picture. So go ahead and watch whatever you want, knowing that it will look its best on this set.
- AutoView Automatic Picture Adjustment
You don't have to touch that button for an improved viewing experience. AutoView uses an external light sensor to automatically adjust various picture quality settings based on the amount of ambient room lighting and the type of video content you are watching.
- ColorMaster Wide Color Enhancer
If you've got a good eye for color, this feature will let you adjust hue, saturation, and brightness on a color-by-color basis. It's a simple solution for making sure people don't look too green, blue, or any other unnatural hue.
- Dolby Volume
How many times have you been blasted out of your chair by stations or commercials that were too darn loud? This feature lowers the sound of loud programming and raises the sound of quiet programming to ensure a consistent volume level with full dynamic range.
- DynaLight Dynamic Backlight Control
Deep blacks add richness and depth to video content. This set's DynaLight feature automatically strengthens the black coloring of dark areas in the video according to the specific level of darkness.
- Gaming Mode
To keep up with and respond to the action in video games, you need fast game controller response. The Toshiba's game mode is designed for playing a video game requiring split-second response between the on-screen display and input from the controller.
- Regza-Link Connection
Need too many remotes to operate your home entertainment system? This feature uses CEC technology and allows you to control Toshiba Regza-Link compatible audio/video devices, such as a Blu-ray disc player or audio receiver, from the TV remote. Now you'll have only one remote to keep track of.
- Built-In ATSC/NTSC/QAM Digital Tuning
With the Toshiba's built-in ATSC/NTSC/QAM digital tuners, you'll easily be able to enjoy standard cable channels as well as off-air digital broadcasts, in addition to digital "cable-in-the-clear" signals.
- 3 HDMI Digital Inputs
Using any of the three HDMI inputs on the 46XV648, you'll be able to receive digital audio and uncompressed digital video from an HDMI source device, or uncompressed digital video from a DVI (Digital Visual Interface) source device. You'll be surprised at how good HD video and audio can be.
- High-Resolution PC Input
Do you have PC games or files that would look awesome on a big screen? You're in luck, because the Toshiba 46XV648 has a built-in SXGA 15-pin PC jack. Just connect your PC video and audio to this HDTV and it instantly becomes a super-sized PC monitor.
- Deep Lagoon Bezel Design (Bottom)
- Not content simply to replicate the basic black look of most LCD TVs, Toshiba's design creates a "fade effect" that visually lightens the screen's bottom bezel edge. It's a touch of elegance that helps set this TV apart from its competition.