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Toshiba XF550 Series LCD TV ( 40", 46", 52" )

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Toshiba XF550 Series LCD TV ( 40", 46", 52" ). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and color. The design and usability also get good views. There are some critical comments about the durability, and the reliability and price get mixed views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba XF550 Series LCD TV ( 40", 46", 52" ) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba XF550 Series LCD TV ( 40", 46", 52" )

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Toshiba XF550 Series LCD TV ( 40", 46", 52" ) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and design are generally positive. The price and usability also get good reviews. Opinions are divided on the reliability. There are some negative reviews about the durability.

image quality, usability, price, design, size

durability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba REGZA Cinema Series 52XF550U 52-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTVToshiba REGZA Cinema Series 52XF550U 52-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Chuck Cage (wired.com)

Review: Toshiba 52XF550U

 

We loved this 52-inch Toshiba's narrow-bezel case. But its LCD panel pulsed visibly between dark and light movie scenes — a result of Toshiba's DynaLight...

Decent color reproduction. Classy looking case. Blue light under the logo on the front offers three brightness levels. Seriously

Even with separate noise reduction for MPEG vs. other digital formats, our test source looked noisy. Lots of trouble processing 24 frame-per-second HD sources

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

Toshiba 46XF550U LCD HDTV

 

This underpowered, overpriced HDTV does not stand up well to the competition.

Swivels on stand

Underwhelming video and audio ; High price

If the 46XF550U were a bargain-priced TV, it would be worth considering. But in view of its premium price, it's an exceptionally bad choice

May, 2008

Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (pcworld.com)

Toshiba Toshiba 46XF550U

 

It's hard to imagine why Toshiba thinks that the 46XF550U is worth $2500. It came in fifth place out of nine competing 46- and 47-inch HDTVs in our April 2008 image quality tests. Our image-quality judges detected an unduly sallow complexion in the...

Swivels on stand

Underwhelming video and audio ; High price

Underpowered and overpriced makes this set a poor choice

May, 2008

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (hometheaterreview.com)

Toshiba 46XF550U LCD HDTV Reviewed

 

This 46-inch LCD HDTV is part of Toshiba's top-shelf 2008 line, the XF550U Series and, as such, incorporates many of the company's most advanced imaging technologies. The 46XF550U ($2,799.99) has a 1920 x 1080 resolution and an eight-millisecond...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Scott Wilkinson (soundandvision.com)

Toshiba 52XF550U LCD TV

 

At the top of Toshiba's considerable LCD lineup is the 52XF550U, a 52-incher with 1920x1080 resolution and a super-skinny bezel that puts more emphasis on the video image and lets it fit in smaller spaces than models with more cabinetry around the...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Scott Wilkinson (hometheater.com)

Toshiba 52XF550U LCD TV

 

At the top of Toshiba's considerable LCD lineup is the 52XF550U, a 52-incher with 1920x1080 resolution and a super-skinny bezel that puts more emphasis on the video image and lets it fit in smaller spaces than models with more cabinetry around the...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Scott Wilkinson (ultimateavmag.com)

UltimateAVmag.com: Toshiba 52XF550U LCD TV

 

Now that HD DVD is off its plate, Toshiba can concentrate more of its corporate energy on LCD TVs-not that it ever slacked off in that regard. Despite the silly marketing moniker REGZA (Real Expression Guaranteed by amaZing Architecture), Toshiba has...

Great color and detail, Excellent blacks and shadow detail, Color points can be shifted to near-perfection

Frame interpolation doesn't seem to do much, Standard-def processing not great, Grayscale can't be fully calibrated

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Jul, 2008

Expert review by : 411Team Specialist (my411family.com)

Toshiba 52XF550U 52" LCD TV Review

 

February 17, 2009 is the official cut date for Analog Broadcasts in the United States. After this date analog televisions will require Digital to Analog Converter Boxes to get the Over the Air digital picture. Though the government will allow two...

Toshiba 52FX550U™ is a good machine to watch your everyday television. It can be considered for a dedicated Home Theater as well if you don't mind the small size of Cinemascope movies on it.

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent choice for a TV!

 

I've waited for three years before buying an LCD TV, and I only settled on this one after a LOT of research. I had to buy it sight-unseen because no local retailers carry it, but I'm more than happy with the purchase.

The picture quality from this TV is fantastic, especially its motion compensation and 3/2 pulldown handling. The scaler in this TV is almost certainly better than you have in your DVD player, so play your standard-def DVDs at 480i or 480p to get the...

Speakers aren't great, but if you are going to spend this much money on a TV, you should have a good surround sound system to go with it. Firmware is not user-upgradeable. Shiny bezel reflects lights. Heavy compared to the competition. All cables must...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Toshiba 52XF550U - Very nice!!!

 

I am extremely happy with this purchase. I love the size, features, inputs. Have a blu-ray, computer and xbox 360 all connected via HDMI and all look great!!!

Large screen, multiple HDMI inputs (3), great picture quality, I'm an audiophile, but the speakers suit my needs just fine, newegg price and service.

Ok the only beef I have with this TV is that it definitely needed to be calibrated out of box. Since I'm not an expert when it comes to calibrating a TV for optimal PQ I had to find a reivew out there that already went throug the process. It looks much...

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Model Brand TOSHIBA Series REGZA Model 40XF550U Cabinet Color Black Display Screen Size 40" Recommended Resolution 1920 x 1080 Panel 10-Bit LCD Panel Aspect Ratio 16:9 Viewing Angle 176°(H) / 176°(V) Response Time 8ms Connectivity Input Video Compatibility PC Input: Analog RGB NTSC / ATSC / QAM Tuner 1080i/p, 720p, 480i/p HDTV Capability HDTV Tuner Inside Connectors HDMI Digital Inputs: 3 ColorStream Component Video Inputs: 2 Front A/V / Rear A/V / Rear S-Video: 1 / 1 /1 High Res PC Input (S-XGA, 15 Pin, D-sub): 1 IR Pass-Through Analog Audio Out: Fixed Dolby Digital Optical Out HDMI 3 Convenience Regulatory Approvals ENERGY STAR Features Dynamic Backlight Control: DynaLight Backlight Color Depth: ColorBurst WCG Digital Video Processor: PixelPure 4G 14 Bit Video Scan Rate: ClearFrame 120 Hz 5:5 Pulldown Option TheaterWide Modes Color Temperature Control ColorMaster Color Control Native Mode Deep Color x.v. Color Speaker System: SoundStrip 2 Volume Limiter: StableSound Sound Enhancement: SRS WOW Auto Aspect Control Sleep Timer REGZA LINK (HDMI-CEC) Gaming Mode Input Labeling Mute Picture Freeze Dimensions Dimensions (WÃHÃD) 36.77" x 25.3" x 12.1" with stand 36.77" x 23.1" x 5.6" without stand Weight 66.9 lbs. with stand

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital, Soundstrip

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:46
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Response Time:8
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Ergonomics

VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 200

Management Features

Sleep Timer: Yes

Other Features

AV input:2
Power Requirements:220-240V, 50/60Hz

Performance

Game mode: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RGB ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.31
Depth (with stand):11.9
Height:25.9
Height (with stand):28.1
Width:42.1
Width (with stand):42.1