The Regza 42HL67 is part of Toshiba's 2007 lineup of LCD high-def televisions, and falls on the entry-level side of their offerings, and in the middle road of LCDs in general. The set features a 720p native resolution as opposed to the higher 1080p, but at 42" the difference in resolution shouldn't be a factor in viewing distances over 7 feet. As part of the Regza line the HL67 uses much of the same technology as the more expensive panels including 14-bit processing, dynamic backlight, and aesthetically features the same thin bezel design.
- 42" screen at 720p native resolution
- 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 2,000:1 static contrast ratio
- 8ms response time
- Inputs: HDMI x 3, Component x 2, VGA x 1, Composite x 2, S-Video x 1
The DynaLight technology is responsible for the difference in the dynamic and static contrast ratio numbers. Dynamic contrast ratio is the measurement from the absolute darkest black possible, to the absolute whitest white that may be on different frames, whereas the static ratio is the measurement between the darkest black and brightest white on the same frame. The DynaLight technology analyzes each frame and depending on the overall darkness or brightness of the picture will adjust the television's backlight accrodingly. Therefore during dark scenes the overall picture will be darker, while bright scenes will be brighter. The backlight adjustment happens every frame to minimize any artifacts that may arise, the feature can also be shut off.