|Toshiba 46RF350U LCD HDTV|
|Home Theater Flat Panel HDTVs LCD HDTVs|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Wednesday, 19 March 2008|
The 46RF350U is one of the first LCDs to sport Toshiba’s Super Narrow Bezel design. As the name suggests, this design minimizes the amount of visible frame surrounding the 46-inch screen. Less than an inch of high-gloss-black frame is visible around the screen’s edges, and a thin SoundStrip 2 speaker bar runs discreetly along the bottom panel.
The TV uses Toshiba’s PixelPure 3G 14-bit processing and CineSpeed 10-bit LCD panel, and it has several advanced picture controls: an adjustable backlight, direct color-temperature adjustment to the TV’s blue/green drive and a ColorMaster system that allows for precise tweaking of the primary and secondary color points.
The 46RF350U has three HDMI inputs that accept 1080p/60 and 1080p/24, and it offers automatic aspect ratio detection and numerous aspect ratio options, including a Native mode to display 1080i/1080p images with no overscan.
Reports on this TV suggest that it offers very good detail with high-definition sources. It can produce a fairly deep black for a traditional LCD and also offers a good amount of light output, leading to a nice overall contrast ratio that creates a rich-looking image. Also, that Super Narrow Bezel design is nice to behold when the TV is off.
Recent Toshiba TVs have exhibited color inaccuracies that are especially noticeable when comparing them directly to more accurate displays. There are a number of controls at your disposal to address color, but if you find the color palette objectionable, precise adjustments are best handled by a professional calibrator. This TV reportedly exhibits some minor screen-uniformity and motion-blur issues, and the de-interlacing/up-conversion of SD content is only average.
The Super Narrow Bezel design is very attractive and allows the larger screen to fit in a smaller space, which is a benefit for anyone trying to fit a TV into a cabinet. The 46RF350U is a solid performer with HD sources and its price is right in line with similarly-sized 1080p LCD panels that do not offer advanced features like 120Hz or LED backlighting.