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Toshiba 42X3030D Review

by Vincent Teoh & Colin Tang
17 May 2007

42X3030D

Toshiba has always been a well-respected and popular brand among LCD TV buyers since it introduced the Regza series more than 1 year ago, but the single most glaring omission from the lineup was – until now – one that was capable of transmitting 1080p signals. With other manufacturers seeking to capture the public's attention through an ever-escalating set of numbers and specifications, Toshiba simply cannot afford to sit back and watch its market share being slowly eroded.

The solution? Say hello to the Regza X series, where Toshiba's proprietary Active Vision picture processing system adorns what finally are full HD 1080p panels. Not content with this, over the coming months Toshiba will continue its onslaught on the LCD TV market by releasing the ultra-thin "Picture Frame" X series variant, and the mouth-watering Z series boasting three HDMI 1.3 ports, 1080p/24 compatability, and 100Hz motion technology.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves, because today we're reviewing the Toshiba 42X3030D, the largest LCD TV within the X series range at the time of writing. Despite being 6-month late to the 1080p party, can it compete with – or perhaps even overtake – the rest of the field? Find out as we run our usual array of tests on the Toshiba 42X3030D...

Note: Toshiba has discontinued the 42X3030D... a current model would be the 40ZF355D.


 

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