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- Great price
- nice styling
- well-balanced, noise-free pictures
- very good high-def images
- Some backlight seepage
- a touch of softness to standard-def pictures
- blacks could be deeper
Toshiba seems to know what people want from a budget TV – and what they can do without.
Take composite and S-video connections: few people use them, so the '506D does without them. What you do get is a simple but stylish TV with HDMI and component inputs, as well as support for 1080/24p signals.
The simple approach extends to the clear and functional remote and menu system.
The '506D doesn't match the best for standard-def edge definition and sharpness, but the natural picture is still very pleasant, and HD images are close to the class-leaders.
A touch of backlight seepage and a sonic performance that's a little thin are noteworthy niggles, but given the Toshiba's price we're more than happy to recommend it.