Toshiba REGZA RV535 Series
Released October, 2008
The Pros:Standard Definition looks good, well rendered without obvious flaws. Surface reflection is minor even in bright rooms. Dynalight works well, properly adjusts for variable room lighting.
The Cons:Remote is awkwardly designed, takes some time to get used to. Many options hidden in sub-menus. Takes a long time to start up.
The RV535 series of LCD televisions are the fall 2008 upgrade to the early 2008 entry level 1080p series, the RV530s. Most of the specifications between the two lineups are the same, including the 14-bit image processor, Regza Link, and 4 HDMI inputs.
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The RV535 adds the Super Resolution Technology which performs SD to HD upscaling, and Autoview which analyses both the ambient room lighting, and the image on the TV itself to automatically adjust the picture settings.
- CCFL backlighting
- Thin bezel
- 14-bit PixelPure 4G tech
- 8-bit panel
- Inputs: HDMI x 4, Component x 2, Composite x 1, S-Video x 1
14-bit processing/8-bit panel - Being a chip company Toshiba's television strength lies in the pixel processing technology with the RV535 featuring the latest 4G PixelPure chip. Processing of the image is done at 14-bit, while the panel displays 8-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.
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.
The naming convention of the RV535 series takes the form of: Toshiba Regza --RV535
- 42RV535 - 42" screen | October 2008
- 46RV535 - 46" screen | October 2008
- 52RV535 - 52" screen | October 2008
User Reviews (3)
Standard Definition looks good, well rendered without obvious flaws
surface reflection is minor even in bright rooms
Dynalight works well, properly adjusts for variable room lighting
HD is sharp and clear, no artifacts or rendering problems with fast-moving subjects
remote is awkwardly designed, takes some time to get used to
many options hidden in sub-menus
takes a long time to start up
sound is weak, need external stereo for decent volume output
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