So today we start off both a week and a month with a fresh look at some LED televisions, which represent some of the biggest and most expensive chunks of a home theater system. And we’ve got something of an unusual brand name to kick the week off with, no less than Toshiba; specifically, the Toshiba 46WX800U.
The Toshiba 46WX800U is a forty six inch 1080p LED television that offers a 240 Hz refresh cycle to reduce blurring with higher speed video, a 14-bit internal digital video processor, built-in wi-fi so you can access a variety of streaming solutions like YouTube or Netflix (or just more regular websites like Facebook), a variety of audio technologies to back up their speakers (like Audyssey EQ and Dolby Digital Plus), a gaming mode to improve your games, playback from USB drives or SD memory cards, four HDMI ports, one component video input, one PC input, two USB ports (to help that whole playback thing I just mentioned), an ethernet port (in case you don’t have the wi-fi router at home) and a digital audio output.
I’m always happy to see streaming capability on a television, because I’m wholly convinced that will be the next big delivery vector for home entertainment once the issue of infrastructure gets involved and networks stop throttling and start expanding. And while I’m not so happy to see the overall lack of love for older components here, I am happy to see there will be plenty of room for components in general. Plus, the video quality is 1080p fine, with a better than normal refresh rate and good quality sound. Obviously sound unaided on any television will only go so far, but still, you’ll like what you see here, and hear too. At least, I did.
Further good news comes in the price tag department–this is almost, but not quite, a sub-thousand system– weighing in at $1099.98 out at Amazon.
Still, you’re going to want to get a look at a Toshiba 46WX800U; this should be impressive enough for most anyone’s home theater needs, and at that price, I’d call it a good deal.