The RV525 series combines a 1080p Full HD CineSpeed LCD Display with DynaLight dynamic backlight control and a High-Res PC Input for true home theater picture quality, and enhanced PC Gaming.
Pros: Great TV. My first HDTV actually, truly mind blowing the difference between SDTV and HDTV. This TV was a great buy, you may not hear a lot about Toshiba as far as the whole fight for who has the nicest TVs, but this thing is a quality product.
Overall Review: After a few years this TV is still going strong, considering it was purchased at a 50% discount, this is easily one of my best purchases from Newegg.
Pros: PRICE! (cheaper than most other TVs in this size)
I bought this TV as a monitor/TV for my bedroom. I didnt bother checking out TVs to see how large a 40 inch would be in person before hand at local stores and underestimated the size of this thing. It takes up my full desk and is HUGE (when sitting within 4-6 feet of it).
Games look beautiful on this (via my PC with HDMI to DVI cord).
From a comfortable distance, the picture looks even better with movies and games.
Blacks are also nice and deep, true blacks not grey'ish blacks, after tweaking the settings (I know some people are sticklers about their blacks).
DVD movies via my DVD drive are nice as well (didnt test with PS3/xbox 360).
Cons: As with most LCDs, its settings are high and strange right out of the box. After getting a suntan from its brightness while tweaking it, I got the colors and settings just right with about 10 minutes of adjustments/readjustments.
When I first plugged it in, I was worried about the way the quality looked until I was done tweaking it. So if you are worried when you pull it out of the box with the picture quality, play around with the settings first!
Not as many options as on higher end TVs.
Overall Review: If you are using this as a monitor, make sure you use the "Pic Size" button and set it to the correct resolution (I had mine set to "native" and it fits perfectly) to make it the correct size for everything to fit on your screen.
Price for what you get are fantastic. I'd definately recommend it!
ZERO dead pixels (combed over it with a fine tooth comb with a full black screen and full white screen to try to locate any dead pixels and couldnt see even one!)
Came super fast. Ordered it Friday night (I believe it was after midnight), and it arrived Tuesday at noon via UPS (with free shipping none the less!!)
This came in two VERY large cardboard boxs with tons of insulation inside, which I was extremely grateful with seeing the condition of the exterior box when it arrived, with it being crushed in a few places. Shame on you UPS!
Pros: For the price, I have yet to see a better set. Contrast, brightness, black levels and viewing angles are all excellent. I have a large picture window in the room with this set and wash-out and reflections are almost nill.
Cons: The speakers on this set are way underpowered for a living room - an external sound system is almost a must (or maybe I'm a little hard of hearing.) The stand is a little flimsy and use of a wall strap or wall mounting is highly recommended.
Overall Review: I couldn't subtract a star for the cons - the picture is just too good. I would definitely go with a wall mount if children or pets are present. I just got this set so if i discover any issues I'll post an updated review.
Pros: This TV is completely awesome and I love it more than my family.
Pros: Awesome picture.
1080p (although Comcast only broadcasts @ 720)
3x DVI ports | 2x A/V ports | 2x Composite ports - a ton of ports.
Cons: As previously mentioned, speakers are a bit on the rough side - not during normal viewing, but when there's a lot going on at the same time, it begins to crack a bit and not sound so hot. Understandable, however, given how thin the TV is.
Overall Review: More ports than you can shake a stick at - I may comment further when I hook up my DVI to HDMI cable and play some video games / videos from my PC, but it's just a fantastic set. Free shipping and the price make it an awesome deal.
Pros: Large, blue back light, 1080p, 3 HDMI Ports
Cons: The stand is non-adjustable, it points up at a slight angle.
Carpentry keeps me from giving this only 4-eggs for having a non adjustable stand.
You should turn off the "Toshiba" led from the main menu before extended use!
Overall Review: Windows XP and Vista requires me to disable my first display to view video on my new display. (This excludes Media Center Vista)
Pros: This TV + Verizon FiOS = Beautiful! Great picture quality. Menus are easy to use, and the option to specify digital or analog audio for the first HDMI slot makes hooking up a computer with DVI easy (with DVI->HDMI cable, of course). 3 HDMI inputs is nice as well, one for computer, one for FiOS and one for the upconvert DVD player.
Cons: Sound sucks at any modest level. I would recommend hooking up different speakers. At medium to high volumes, low frequencies are just painful to listen to. I used a set of computer speakers with a subwoofer and it's much better. Digital speakers and setup is next on my purchase list.
Overall Review: Can't beat this TV for the price. Haven't tested it with a Bluray player, but looks great with full resolution video from the computer. Newegg shipping is great. Live in the DC area and I received my TV two days after ordering with free shipping. Combined with no tax, it's a no-brainer.
Pros: This is a follow up to a previous review. This TV works great, there are a few issues, but for the price (450 around BF) it was a great buy.
Gaming Mode works Great
Native mode to get rid of Overscan
Upgradeable Firmware (Followup: the firmware on the canada site is actually the same type as they send out, and they do have newer firmware for the Z model I own, only had to go to teh downloads section of the canada site and the tv/firmware is listed exactly with version 1.09, just make sure the USB stick is formatted in Fat32)
Up scaling is good.
Use Native mode for PC/Game console connections, it makes a difference.
Mountable/lightwieght for size.
Cons: If using a Gaming system, the gaming mode disables all special video features, but reduces lag by a noticeable amount. This also applies to optical out to a sound system.
TV can only output Stereo or Stereo based dolby PL 5.1 emulation audio.
Can't decode DTS or true Dolby Digital signals
Optical out can not passthrough anything but mentioned above.
Screen needs calibration badly.
Monitor received may be the newer Z model, which is good, but make sure when looking up info or calling tech support you specify based on the sticker on the TV.
Speakers are not the greatest
Non adjustable stand.
When off screen shines with what looks like ridges on the screen. Does not affect anything when on.
1 dead pixel far in the corner, can't even see when 3 ft away, and I am picky with my screens.
Notice: These are all relatively minor, I think the TV performs excellent, and the removal of the egg is for the optical out/sound issue (not the speakers).
Overall Review: I am very pleased, hooked up the following to the TV:
M1530 XPS Laptop
Radeon 5770 Video Card
Playstation 3 Slim (CEC controls work)
Digital Cable signals
Everything appears great, extremely pleased. Gaming works without ghosting or artifacting. Videos play nice and crisp (skin tones need tweaking for best viewing). I recommended if you can live with the cons, minor as they are.