Toshiba, that when at the actual optimal of HDTV modern technology has, in the last couple of years, refrained an excellent work at maintaining. A wide variety of factors created this, consisting of the substantial quantities of lost sources invested right into the currently vanished HD DVD modern technology, and also the stopped working joint endeavor with Canon for the SED screen innovation market.

The Regza name is stemmed from the German word "Regsam", suggesting shade and also vibrant vigor.

The 46RV53OU is a complete HD display screen which made use of to have the exact same version number as one of the Sony designs. While the Sony calling framework has actually not altered, Toshiba has actually altered theirs and also currently has several lines with some variants in the identifying. Sharing a name with a version from one more supplier is plainly not the brightest advertising choice for a firm wanting to identify itself from the remainder of the pack. The variation of this HDTV marketed in Europe (the one I examined) is 46X3500. It varies from the United States variation in rate which it (European variation) has just 2 HDMI inputs.


Layout: LCD Apartment Panel Present, 46″ ″ DiagonalDynamic Backlight Control14 Little Bit Inner ProcessingInputs: 4 HDMI, 2 Part, 2 S-Video, 2 CompositeDimensions: 29.4″ ″ H x 43.7 ″ W x 12.1 ″ DWeight: 63.8 PoundsMSRP: $ 1,799 U.S.A.

The Layout

The system itself has a normal Toshiba appearance and also includes a crescent designed stand. The screen is not superior in its look as well as appears rather ordinary. Certainly, when the area lights are dark and also you are viewing television, all that truly matters is the picture on the display.

One side of the screen includes switches that allow you manage it, in addition to attach an SD video camera (the noninclusion of an HDMI input is blaringly apparent). The back holds 2 collections of composite as well as part inputs, in addition to 2 HDMI inputs and also an RF input too. I had a very early verson for evaluation, as well as the current version of this design has 4 HDMI inputs.

The television can be found in an enormous box that advised me of exactly how level panel screens were jam-packed 3 or 4 years earlier. Cardboard boxes have actually been drastically reducing for price financial savings, far better "packability" variable, and also to demonstrate how firms are creating much less waste. When the system is secured, it comes to be a little bit more clear why package was so huge. The substantial fifty percent moon base of the device is constructed in, rather than being available in 2 different boxes as well as needing to handle throughout installment.

The regular 2 side audio speaker option has actually been changed with a slim bar at the end of the display, consisting of the audio speakers. The display framework itself functions as a bigger chamber to permit the device to generate much deeper bass. The quantity of the device is greater than enough for a lot of your "chatting heads" broadcasts as well as straightforward web content. I would certainly not risk make use of these audio speakers for appropriate sound or film viewing.

The remote on this system looks really Toshiba design and also has practically the very same layout and also really feel as well as look similar to their HD DVD gamers. It fits yet seems like inexpensive plastic and also an action down from the screen itself.

On the one hand, there are no distinct switches (accessibility to the HDMI inputs, different on/off switches), yet a lot of the switches on the remote are committed for ineffective analog RF features, as well as several merely do not do anything (possibly I require to be in an unique setting to utilize them, or possibly this remote is shared by various other versions).


The Efficiency

The display itself has a matte surface so it does not generate representations from ambient space light.

The blacks on this device are much deeper than I can have expected. When complete on to complete off, Dynamic backlight generally prices at around 3:1 or 4:1 in between the light it generates. This display screen procedures at about 10:1, which indicates that the vibrant backlight is way extra hostile than any kind of various other LCD I have actually checked until now. This has both excellent elements to it (it can go truly dark) as well as negative (you can see the backlight moving throughout several scenes).

This display screen generates a clearly blue image (Japanese choose a high shade temperature level). The WARM setup creates 8300 levels Kelvin (nearly 30% too expensive!) The screen does have some controls for shade change and also calibration, however I believe that this was done purposefully, which's just regrettable.


Primaries do not appear as well unmanageable, and also the regular absence of blues is revealed right here as well. Checking temperature level security reveals rather troublesome outcomes. Not just is heaven showed up method too expensive, the reds deal with some security problems throughout the array. The resulting information were much less than excellent. Below is the shade temperature level chart.


The RGB degrees. Keep in mind that I stated it looked as well blue? Below is the evidence. Keep in mind that this does not contravene the CIE graph revealed listed below where it shows that heaven is undersaturated relative to the HDTV requirement. Heaven can be shown up expensive without being "filled" sufficient.


Gamma was established to be 2.11, which is sufficient.


Below is the CIE graph.


And also a spooky check.


The display was among the brightest I have actually examined, gauging at over 620 cd/m2-- creating a 26,000:1 Complete On/Off Comparison Proportion! Meausring ANSI comparison, I obtained the outstanding outcomes of almost 4000:1!


I checked SDTV material via S-Video as well as element. Attaching an SDTV STB to the S-Video link created bothersome outcomes. The photo was oversaturated and also complexion were surface, having a plastic aim to them. Switching on black stretch helped in reducing this result, although this attribute is apparently pointless to shade as well as ought to just impact black degree information. The factor for this problem came to be more clear after having fun with different examination patterns. The screen's hostile comparison proportions come with a rate: shade precision. This is specifically irritating on the darker APL varieties where complexion significantly come to be much less and also much less reasonable.

The display includes 2 non direct stretch settings called LIVE, meant to be utilized to transform 4:3 web content right into widescreen layout. I do not frequently come across such negative efficiency from this sort of alternative. The formula is so hostile, one can quickly end up being sea ill. I really felt a migraine headache beginning after attempting to enjoy greater than 15 mins utilizing the LIVE element proportion settings.

SDTV material appeared to look far better originating from S-Video than it did making use of the HDMI inputs. De-interlacing was not extraordinary, yet it provided sufficient outcomes, whereas the display's scaling formula is actually substandard. SDTV web content was staircasing as well as sides were frequently sparkling. The display does not have any type of criteria or setups that can enhance this circumstance.

Viewing some HDTV woke me up a little bit from the downturn of these outcomes. I viewed an old high def recording of a Wimbledon competition, as well as you can in fact see the expression on every single customer behind the gamers. The display does struggle with overemphasizing several of the MPEG artefacts, however on the whole the photo was rather excellent.

Hiro's initial journey to times square was effectively in-depth however extremely significantly as well blue to be sensible.


Reduced light scenes in The 5th Component needed me to transform the black stretch attribute back on. Refraining so created both banding as well as red grain and also transforming Lilu's face right into a dithered red mess. It was a fair bit much better with black stretch on, yet still not virtually as wonderful as several of the various other screens I have actually examined making use of that similar scene. The black guard attires were practically undetailed, as all the black information was merely clipped by the comparison improvement that this screen provided.


When it detects 1080i or 1080p on one of its HDMI inputs, the display screen does use indigenous price assistance. The EXACT SCAN element proportion can then be chosen and also utilized-- rather great for shutting off the inner scaler and also changing to 1:1 for Blu-ray or HD STB material.

Brilliant scenes were both vivid as well as essential. I truly delighted in seeing the pet gladiator scenes in Assault of the Duplicates

The importer offered me a Toshiba E1 HD DVD gamer to have fun with. These system currently cost cents on the buck as upscaling DVDs, yet considered that I had a couple of HD DVD titles, I attempted them out. When contrasting with their Blu-ray equivalents (the DTS HD MASTER trial disk actually assists in contrasting the 2), not much distinction in top quality.

The 46RV53OU has some easy primary changes. Difficulty is, they just influence analog inputs by altering variables on the A/D converters. Toshiba stopped working to include correct controls to the display screen, which absolutely does not assist the photo any type of.

Absence of HDMI 1.3 assistance consists of failing to sustain 24 fps, CEC, and also broad range XVYCC shade.

The genuine twist for me was the absence of 120 Hz assistance. I would certainly not attempt acquire an LCD present nowadays without 120 Hz assistance. Despite duplicated structures, this choice can drastically lower the quantity of compression (MPEG) artefacts, dithering as well as various other problems by substantially enhancing the gray-to-gray action time. This display screen utilizes an 8ms action time (black to white) which has a tendency to smear web content yet likewise overemphasizes compression artefacts. 120 Hz would certainly have actually functioned marvels below. This specific design is the least pricey in the 46″ ″ LCD line, as well as the various other 2 designs have 120 Hz assistance.

Not every person suches as to maintain 120 Hz on. I recognize numerous videophiles that experience substantially from this formula. The photo appears method sandy as well as also reasonable. When it is allegedly stabile, the electronic camera jumps up and also down also. Individuals relocate also fluid as well as also rapid on the display. Some web content can struggle with this formula, due to the fact that the 120 Hz formula errors artefacts genuine material, frequently leaving tracks of blur as well as insects throughout rapid movement bit-starved scenes.

I just observed the hostile backlight a couple of times throughout screening, especially throughout rapid buttons from dark to brilliant scenes or the other way around. On the whole the procedure is clear as well as rather safe to a lot of individuals. Delicate individuals will certainly observe it though (as they would certainly with a lot of display screens, yet this is extra hostile than the remainder).

Final thoughts

It would certainly have been amazing if an HDTV like this had actually been readily available 3 years earlier. Nonetheless, this is mid-2008, and also there are great deals of superb 1080p devices around. Simply put, although the comparison proportion on the Toshiba 46RV53OU was remarkable, the general efficiency was frustrating.