Press Release: January 27, 2010
January 27, 2010 - Televisions.com is an international platform offering reviews, news, and background articles for the TV, projector, and Blu-ray player markets. The team combines years of experience in the consumer-electronics industry with an arsenal of sophisticated measurement technology to provide reliable, reproducible analysis of device quality and performance. For TV reviews, Televisions.com uses both laboratory measurements and subjective evaluation of picture quality to derive an overall rating; the Toshiba 55 SV 685 D scored 8.2 out of 10 points.
The review praises the TV's high contrast ratio and wide range of picture controls, but criticizes shortcomings such as blur in 576i/p signals and awkward DVB-C operation. The review recommends the TV both for everyday TV viewing and the home cinema, paying homage to the set's clean picture and accurate colors. But in reference to the TV's massive current selling price, the site's editor-in-chief, Florian Friedrich, said: "It just goes to show that even three thousand pounds can't buy perfection."
Televisions.com is critical of the Toshiba's lack of internet access, a feature it expects to find at this price point. The TV's operation also failed to impress the reviewer, who admits that the menu is clear and well-structured, but points out annoying shortcomings in the channel management. Picture quality, on the other hand, gets a general thumbs-up, with the review praising the screen's brightness and convincing colors. It then goes on to offer users some advice on choosing the correct Film mode, as well as a list of calibrated settings designed to optimize the picture for HD content in a dark home cinema. One reviewer summarized the set's performance by saying: "The Toshiba 55 SV 685 D lives up to its price tag in terms of HD picture quality, but fails to deliver in key areas such as SD up-scaling and multimedia. If you want a TV purely for watching Blu-ray, this is one to add to your shortlist."
More information can be viewed at: http://www.televisions.com/tvs/toshiba-televisions/toshiba-lcd-tvs/Toshiba-55-SV-685-D.php
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