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Brand with best black levels?

ou01125
10-25-2009, 01:25 AM
With LCDs (yes I know Plasma is the best,) which brand has the best black levels and non washed out look?

Loves2Watch
10-25-2009, 01:54 AM
I prefer the Toshiba Regza line of LCD's.

Techlord
10-25-2009, 05:16 AM
Samsung B750 Series, black levels are very important to me!

08blackrt
10-31-2009, 04:41 PM
I'm looking too, and from what I've seen over the last few days or so, the best one period was an LED Sharp LC-46LE7000UN, with a Toshiba non LED model (can't remember the model number now) a close enough for me second. I'm not personally picky about blacks past a certain point, my Sharp LC37D40U has decent enough blacks for me and it isn't all that close to what most new LCD Tvs do. I watch almost all my TV in a lit room, and to be honest, plasma looks "dead" to me anyway, and the heat one would give off is unnacceptable in the warmer months.

If a local place would price match the 40" version of the Sharp to the $1K it goes for online, I would jump on it in a second. It looks like I will be going with the Toshiba 46XV64OU for $899 from Costco. It's hard to beat, bang for the buck wise. No, it's not a Regza, but I watched the thing for almost an hour side by side with other, more expensive sets and I saw nothing that made me think paying $500 more was really worth it.

PFC5
10-31-2009, 06:23 PM
When I looked at the LCDs a couple of months ago I was surprised that Toshiba had the best blacks, best viewing angles and overall the more natural picture of even some more expensive models from Samsung & Sony.

If LCD is the choice then I would say look at the Toshiba LCD line.

08blackrt
11-04-2009, 10:44 PM
I ended up with a Toshiba 40RV525R for $599 at Costco. I checked my mounting options (Where the studs are in the wall) for the bracket, and anything over 42" diagonal would have to be moved over 16" for the TV to clear my chimney which sticks out slightly on the left side of where the TV is going to go, so I went with the one I liked the best, with a universal remote included. And my mother asked me when she saw I didn't put my other TV on that wall why I didn't do it! It's really a bad room for a home theatre.

The Toshiba's blacks are very good, but it is a little overdone on green, one of the reasons I passed over the brand when I was shopping for my first HDTV. The Sharp Tvs had the most natural greens, by far, of the sets I looked at back then, and the Sharp TVs at Costco a couple days ago did too, but the reds are a bit off. I personally will take a red push over green, anytime, but I know other people see it differently.

I can live with the Toshiba for $600. The money saved over the 46" paid for a Yamaha sound bar to boost up the weak audio almost all LCD and Plasma TVs have now, including the Toshiba line. My old Sharp isn't half bad, sound wise though. The room I'm putting the new TV in is just not speaker friendly at all. And next month, or on Black Friday, I should be able to swing a BR payer.

Techlord
11-04-2009, 11:31 PM
Excellent, do you have a calibration disc for it? If not Amazon has the Spears & Munsil benchmark calibration disc it you want to calibrate it. Shoot us some pictures when it's all hung. :D

Techlord

Chamillitary
11-05-2009, 12:17 AM
When I looked at the LCDs a couple of months ago I was surprised that Toshiba had the best blacks, best viewing angles and overall the more natural picture of even some more expensive models from Samsung & Sony.
http://www.tracker-analytics.com/track/01-00
If LCD is the choice then I would say look at the Toshiba LCD line.

Looks like Toshiba is the winner here but different people, different answers I guess. :)

Techlord
11-05-2009, 04:38 AM
Looks like Toshiba is the winner here but different people, different answers I guess. :)

Both offer excellent performance, it comes down to personal preference and wallet thickness! :lol: