LCD TV Set Fall Preview

Acceptable Color

The Toshiba 27WL56P did fairly well in the calibration test. As always, the darkest shades were difficult or impossible to render satisfactorily. But while few colors were perfect, 95% were within the standard.

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0.34265779: 1

This is an excellent black level! Of course, the brightness is a little less strong than with the other sets, but contrast still attained 779:1 in our measurements. That's well above the 32" Toshiba 32WL48P. The blacks were very deep, with a very good brightness level for a TV set. I'm very pleased with the results.

Spatial Uniformity

Here again, Toshiba turned in a faultless performance. The uniformity of lighting over the panel was by far the best we've seen on a TV set thus far. The values were all grouped within 15% of the total range of recorded values. Kudos is in order.