Toshiba 42ZV555D Review – 42-inch LCD HDTVOriginally Reviewed on December 1st, 2008
Up for review: Toshiba 42ZV555D. With the launch of the Regza ZV series of LCD HDTV’s, Toshiba has revolutionized the high definition television viewing experience. The Regza series introduced a new “Resolution+ “technology which improves the edge and textural detail of standard image display and make it as near HD quality.
The new 42ZV555D features high 10-Bit color processor, Full HD 1080p native resolution, 17000:1 of dynamic contrast ratios and 100Hz of Active Vision M100 HD picture processing to reduce any possible motion blur and image judder. With 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and the 24p Film support, you can enjoy all the high action movies in their original format.
For gamers, the new Toshiba 42ZV555D has a dedicated “Game Mode” feature. You just need to connect to your HDMI games console and settings of game mode will automatically be adjusted to offer a more natural gaming picture. With an affordable price of around $899.99, the Toshiba 42ZV555D can be a great bargain.
Toshiba 42ZV555D Features and Specifications Review:
10 Bit Panel, 100Hz refresh, 24 fps (5:5 pulldown), 3D Digital Comb Filter, Auto Contrast (Light Sensor), Game Mode, HD Ready 1080p, MPEG Noise Reduction
Brightness (cd/m2) 500
Dymanic Contrast Ratio 17000:1
Resolution 1 1920 x 1080p
Screen Format 16:9 Widescreen
Selectable Picture Format Yes
Viewing Angle 178 degrees
Digital Text Yes
Favourite Channel Memory Yes
Optical Digital Audio Output Yes
PC input – WXGA Yes
RGB (via Scart) Yes
Side AV Input Yes
Sub-woofer Audio Output Yes
Weight with Pedestal Stand 23.5 Kg
Depth with Pedestal Stand 319 mm
Height with Pedestal Stand 701 mm
Width 1009 mm
The Toshiba 42ZV555D is the only model which uses the PS3′s Cell processor to upscale anything played through it no matter what the resolution of the input signal is. In addition to this “resolution +“ technology is another striking feature of this LCD TV. Thanks to this, now you can enjoy traditional SD pictures with highest HD comparable quality.
With active vision M100 series HD technology, which is also incorporated for the first time, the high definition content will be available at its best. In addition to the eleven parts improved digital circuits’ version IV image processors, the Toshiba 42ZV555D features Pixel processing V which acts the best image processor to correct the dynamic gamma curve problem of the images. As a result, the LCD panels produce more detail oriented images in place of traditional black and white.
HDTVUniverse.com gives Toshiba 42ZV555D 8/10 stars!