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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the sound and usability. The color and design also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the value for money.

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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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Vast Screen Real Estate Highlights Noisy Images

 

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

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

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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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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.

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Unbelievable HD television set! Definetly noteworthy

 

I really love this television. When I first decided to buy an HD set it took me 4-5 months to educate myself about LCD's and plasmas. I decided on this set because of it's features, it's sleek stylish look, and because of it's price. I purchased this...

Thin-line bezel design ; 120 Hz refresh rate ; Advanced picture settings ; Game mode ; Regza-Link

Only 3 HDMI inputs

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B-E-A-Utiful

 

This is a great TV. Got it at Costco for 1299. So, I think that is the best deal. Was going to choose between W4100 and XF550U, and I am very glad that I went with the XF. My brother in law has the W4100 and I was a little disappointed with the...

1080p/24hz ; 120Hz ; Great Picture ; Narrow Bezel ; Swivel Base ; Great Blacks ; Great Colors ; A lot of Picture Adjustments

Brightness in corners when there is no image on screen

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Big and Beautiful!

 

This is my first HD set. My wife and I are truly impressed by the picture quality! The very narrow bezel around the set allowed us to install a 46" screen into a cabinet that otherwise would accommodate only a 40" - 42" set. This Toshiba has a very...

Impressive picture and good sound. Narrow bezel at sides of LCD panel

LCD viewing angle not as wide as plasma displays

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 System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.6in
Height:22.8in
Width:36.8in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:40XF550U
Product Line:Toshiba

Miscellaneous

Color:High-gloss black

Television

120Hz: Yes
Diagonal Size:40in
Diagonal Size (cm):102cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Enhanced Refresh Rate:120 Hz
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:3
HDTV Ready: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Series:REGZA
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes
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