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Toshiba 42X3030D Reviewed

Toshiba 42X3030DThe Toshiba 42X3030D can be thought as as a replacement for the 42WLT66, and which offers even more features, 1080p HD and at an even cheaper price tag. The large 42-inch Toshiba Regza 42X3030D has a great look with a glossy black frame finish and offers ful 1080p HD display (with 1080p input support this time), twin HDMI 1.3 inputs (deep color etc), component, scart and s-video / composite. TrustedReviews have taken a look at the 42X3030D and say, “exact Scan” is Toshiba’s label for 1:1 pixel mapping, which means that if you feed the 42X3030D a 1,920 x 1,080 signal, it will display that image pixel for pixel, with no hint of over scanning. The result is a far sharper picture, with no scaling involved.

When it comes to picture quality the 42X3030D puts in a sterling performance, making it clear that anyone considering Toshiba’s entry level 42C3030D should seriously reconsider and spend the extra on this TV instead.

I don’t know how Toshiba keeps doing it, but once again it has created a cutting edge TV at a truly astounding price. Not only do you have a Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 panel, but you’re also getting 1080p 24, 50 and 60 input support. Add to that the pair of HDMI 1.3 ports, the stylish design and the impressive image quality, and the Toshiba 42X3030D makes a very compelling case for itself.

Cnet UK have also reviewed the 42X3030D where they say, the Toshiba 42X3030D is really reserved for anyone that has their heart set on exploring high-definition, especially the latest 1080p format used by devices like Blu-ray and HD DVD players, and the PS3 games console. High-definition picture performance is really impressive and the sound is surprisingly good, too.