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REVIEW / Toshiba Regza 40WL768

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Pierre-Jean Alzieu Published on December 27, 2010
Updated on December 27, 2010
Translated by Sam McGeever
 
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SPECIFICATIONS

  • Screen size 40 inches
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • HD compatibility (1080i/720p) Yes / Yes
  • HD Ready certification Yes
  • Brightness 430 cd/m
  • Contrast ratio 5000 :1
This model is the 40'' version of the 46'' TV that we tested in our labs, the Toshiba Regza 46WL768.

Everything we said in the original article holds true--the only thing that's different is the size!

The only exception is that some manufacturers fit different sized televisions with panels from different sources. In that case, our comments are only valid for the panel that we originally tested. Contrast, black levels, colour handling and ghosting are all subject to change from one panel to another.

Manufacturers who do fit the same panel in all of the TVs in a range can expect the same results across the whole range. The only factor which could be prone to slight variation is the brightness, producing slightly different contrast. According to our own tests, and assurances from manufacturers, the results of one TV can accurately be applied to others in the range.

PROS

  • Great picture in 2D and 3D
  • Accurate colours in Cinema mode: average deltaE of 3.1
  • Active Vision M200HD Pro filter works well in Standard mode
  • 3D glasses comfortable to wear
  • Low energy consumption: 102 W

CONS

  • Glossy screen susceptible to reflections
  • Crosstalk more noticeable than on plasma 3D TVs
  • Fairly average remote control and poor quality sound
  • Media player doesn't support NTFS
  • Viewing angles too narrow

CONCLUSION 3/5

Like Samsung's LED-based 3D TVs, Toshiba's WL768 couples an attractive design with a great quality picture in both 2D and 3D, and adds dynamic backlighting that you can control. As a downside, the viewing angles are a little narrower.
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