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It is an addition to Toshiba's top-of-the line Cinema Series, joining the XF550Us, both lines are nearly identifical.

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upscales SD content into HD signal

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best of the best: 1080p, 120Hz, 10-bit panel, 14-bit image processor

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Excellent picture quality

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Cons

difficult to find compared to regular U series

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bezel is not as attractive as some TVs, quite thick

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 The XV545 series of LCD televisions is an addition to Toshiba's top-of-the line Cinema Series, joining the XF550Us, both lines are nearly identifical. Releasing in the fall of 2008 means the XV545s are updated to include Toshiba's Super Resolution Technology, which they claim is proprietary processing that upscales SD to HD resolutions in a better way than before. Autoview is the other technology that Toshiba introduces in the XV545 and RV535 series. In regards to panel specifications both the 550 and 545 lines feature the fourth generation 14-bit PixelPure image processor, with a 10-bit panel, a native 1080p resolution and 120Hz Clear Frame technology.

Specs
  • CCFL backlighting
  • Thin bezel
  • 3,000:1 native contrast ratio
  • 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • Dynalight
  • 14-bit PixelPure 4G tech
  • 10-bit panel
  • 5:5 pulldown mode for 24p content (Clear Frame)
  • Autoview
  • Inputs: HDMI x 4, Component x 2, Composite x 1, S-Video x 1
XV545, XV540, XF550U features

14-bit processing/10-bit panel - Being a chip company Toshiba's television strength lies in the pixel processing technology with the XV540 featuring the latest 4G PixelPure chip. Processing of the image is done at 14-bit, while the panel displays 10-bit color information. These extra bits are used for more color reproduction and Toshiba claims they should result in a clearer and more vibrant picture.

5:5 Clear Frame - Film modes on other leading sets use a combination of 120Hz display and motion compensation to achieve a smooth look. However, in practise these technologies often introduce their own problems, most commonly known as the Triple Ball Effect (TBE) and the soap opera effect. Toshiba's conversion process doesn't introduce these

XV545, RV535 features

Autoview - this technology analyses the ambient lighting in the room and the content displayed on the television and automatically adjusts the picture settings. This is an enhancement of the DynaLight system which only analyzed the content of the source, and not the room the TV is in.

Common to all 2008 Toshibas

DynaLight dynamic backlight - the television's processor analyzes the overall lighting level of the frame and adjusts the backlight accordingly to best accommodate the overall picture.

Models

The naming convention of the XV540 series takes the form of: Toshiba Regza --XV540

  • 42XV545 - 42" screen | October 2008
  • 46XV545 - 46" screen | October 2008
  • 52XV545 - 52" screen | October 2008
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