Toshiba 55SV670U Review

The Toshiba 55SV670U is pretty standard fare for LED TVs. It features a solid black bezel that wraps around the screen. There is a hint of silver near the bottom of the screen, which is where you will find the build in speakers. Unlike the newer TVs it is very easy to see where the speakers are and the overall design of the screen is much blockier. The 55 inch screen is supported by a matching pedestal base, but does not swivel for better viewing angles.

The Toshiba 55SV670U features a refresh rate of 240 Hz which is about average for most LED TVs. This allows the LED TV to maintain focus on objects that move across the screen quickly. This means that watching sporting events will be more enjoyable since you can actually see the ball in the air, rather than just a streak. Older TVs refresh at a rate of 60Hz which can produce motion blur which is why the dramatic improvement came into place with the newer LED TVs.

The LED backlight included on the Toshiba 52XV648 enables the TV to produce whiter and crisper whites while at the same time maintaining detail in the darker scenes. This combined with local dimming which allows the TV to shut off certain LEDs for darker scenes results in a LED TV that is capable of producing much greater detail in dark scenes. There were a few noticeable fading and blooming issues, but overall the local dimming did its job.

It’s good to see manufacturers listening to consumers now and including more HDMI inputs on their sets. The Toshiba 55SV670U features a total of 4 inputs, enough to connect all your digital devices and then some. Even though you might not have 4 HDMI devices now, there will be a time in the near future when you probably will. You will also find all of your basic composite and component inputs as well as an Ethernet port and a slot for memory cards. The one thing that is missing on this LED TV is a USB port for connecting your camera or camcorder.

The included PC input allows you to connect your VGA compatible computer with ease and use your LED TV as a computer monitor. This allows you to use your PC as a Blue-ray player, movie editor, slideshow display or anything else you simply want to see a little bigger. Editing movies and photos just got a lot easier.


The Toshiba 55SV670U is by no means your top of the line LED TV. The lack of internet apps and devices along with the mediocre display are just a few things this company has improved on in some of their older models. However, if you own an LCD TV and want to get a much better picture and not spend an arm and a leg for a high end LED TV, this could be a very good choice.


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