Toshiba 55UL605 LED LCD HDTV First Impressions Review$1,399.00
- Display Size & Technology
- Formats & Resolution
- Brightness, Blacks and Contrast Ratio
- Motion & Refresh Rate
- Viewing Angle
Display Size & Technology
The 55UL605 is a 1080p TV, even though it's not Toshiba's top-line model. The TV does not have 3D support, but it does have LED backlighting that helps improve the contrast ratio and motion quality.
Formats & Resolution
Since the 55UL605 is a 1080p TV it supports Full HD content at a 1920 x 1080 resolution. You can still watch 720p or standard definition content on the TV, it just won't have the same detail as Full HD footage.
Brightness, Blacks and Contrast Ratio
Toshiba doesn't list the contrast ratio for the 55UL605, but that doesn't matter anyway. Manufacturers will often list inflated contrast ratios that don't reflect real-world use of the television, so its best to wait until we get the 55UL605 into our labs so we can give you a more accurate contrast ratio measurement.
Colors looked good on the 55UL605 when we checked out the TV on the floor at the CEDIA Expo in Atlanta. The TV also has a touch sensitive power control that uses Toshiba's DynaLight technology to automatically adjust the television for optimal picture quality for your viewing environment.
Motion & Refresh Rate
The 55UL605 has a 120Hz refresh rate, which we think is good enough for today's HDTVs. We often notice no improvement in motion quality on 240Hz or 480Hz televisions, so 120Hz should be fine for almost any content. When we actually looked at motion on the TV, we thought it looked really good.
For an LCD TV, the 55UL605 showed us a good viewing angle. The TV started to lose some brightness at extreme angles (beyond 45 degrees), but we still thought the image looked decent.