|The Definitive 2010 HDTV Buyer's Guide|
|Home Theater Feature Articles Video Related Articles|
|Written by Thomas Spurlin|
|Monday, 01 February 2010|
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For the Movie Lover:
This entry into Toshiba’s REGZA Cinema Series is a beast, meant in the gentlest way possible. It’s an techsavvy backlit LED, sporting a 10-Bit panel with 5G PixelPure processing and 240hz ClearScan, yet its 3:2 pulldown Cinema Processing, Cinespeed reaction time, and TheaterWide components ensure that it’s geared towards a full film-centric experience in the home. Adding to that is the unit’s FocalLight mechanisms, which tailor brightness in the LocalDimming aspects for the tight amount of pop in under the right conditions. On top of that, it also comes with quite a few other bells and whistles, including USB / SD card support and a PC input for access to external media files.
LG’s panel is probably the biggest surprise encountered from last year’s models. Essentially a little sibling to the 55LH90, this 120hz LCD packs a much meaner punch as a movie display than it appears. Just like its 240hz counterpart, it sports a 2.7-millisecond response time, 5:5 RealCinema 24p processing, and a splendid array of input/image tailoring features. The contrast is a bit lower at 70,000:1, while those interested in the motion enhancement will only receive a boost to 120hz; however, the overall prowess behind its processing doesn’t misstep in the slightest. Moreover, the display itself is rather sexy in its own right, with a slick power indicator and a glassy bezel that’s highly appealing. This is truly one of the better values on the flat-panel market today.