Toshiba has announced the XV645 series, which is the entry-level to the company's Regza line of LCDs. One of the major step-ups of this series over Toshiba's other LCDs is that it offers the Resolution+ technology. Resolution+ is the next generation of Toshiba's Super Resolution Technology (SRT), which was featured in the company's LCDs last year and upscales SD to HD content. These are the details Toshiba released:
- Resolution+ super resolution technology
- 120Hz refresh rate with dejudder
- Autoview (automatically adjusts settings based on incoming signals)
- Three HDMI inputs
- PC input
- 40-, 46- and 52-inch screen sizes
Toshiba's marketing pitch for Resolution+ is that the technology makes "everything feel like HD", but we were pretty disappointed by SRT on the 46XV545U, as we found it basically added edge enhancement to standard-definition images. We haven't seen the latest Resolution+ technology yet, but if it's similar to last year's SRT, we'll pass. Autoview was also available on Toshiba LCDs last year, but like most picture modes that change settings dynamically, we found it best to leave the mode off.
The 40XV645U, 46XV645U and 52XV645U will all be released in May, with pricing to be determined.