• This TV has a 65-inch screen and a 1080p resolution.
• ClearFrame 120Hz technology can reduce motion blur, while the separate Film Stabilization mode addresses film judder.
• Some advanced picture adjustments are offered, such as blue/green drive, static gamma, noise reduction, and a game mode.
can be very bright, which makes them a good choice for a brightly lit viewing environment.
• The 65HT2U has three HDMI inputs, plus a PC input and a USB port for MP3/JPEG playback.
• This TV includes Toshiba's handy Channel Browser to easily navigate tuned channels and connected sources.Low Points
This TV uses a traditional CCFL backlight, so it's not as thin and
light as an edge-lit LED-based LCD. Also, its black level will likely
not be as deep as you'll find in the better LED-based LCDs with local
• LCD viewing angles are not as good as you'll find with a plasma TV.
• The 65HT2U lacks 3D capability.
• This TV does not offer a network connection or access to Toshiba's Web platform.
• You won't get as many advanced picture adjustments as Toshiba offers on its higher-end TVs.Competition and Comparison
the Toshiba to its competition by reading reviews of the Sharp
, Westinghouse VR-6025Z
, and Sanyo DP55441
Perhaps Toshiba has noticed Sharp's recent
success in the 60-inch-plus category and decided to see if it can do the
same with a budget 65-incher of its own. The 65HT2U is no-frills in the
features department, but it does offer a 1080p resolution, 120Hz
technology (important for an LCD at this screen size) with a de-judder
option, three HDMI inputs, and a USB media port. The lack of LED
backlighting and local dimming means it probably won't deliver the kind
of black-level performance that we desire for a theater-quality image,
and it's obviously not the right choice for anyone interested in 3D
capability. As for the lack of a Web platform, you can easily add a
standalone streaming media player with the money you save. If you really
want a large-screen all-purpose TV but have a limited budget, then
you'll definitely want to give the 65HT2U a look.Additional Resources
• Read more LCD HDTV reviews
from the staff at Home Theater Review.
• Compare this to the 65-inch Samsung
• Find a Blu-ray player in our Blu-ray Player Review section