Toshiba 46SL417U Review - Page 2

Value Rating: 8.5/10

The 46SL417 is available for $1100 and change from authorized Internet retailers. We think it offers some very compelling features and qualities for this price. There is plenty of competition in this mid-range LED-LCD TV category including the Samsung UN46D6000, the Sony KDL46EX620, and the LG 47LV5500.

Overall Rating: 7.9/10

Calibration Notes: There are a great deal of picture setting controls and options for this price level TV. The one drawback is a 2 point white balance rather than 10. We were also overall impressed with the preset Picture Modes on this TV especially the Movie 1 and Movie 2 settings which will give you a respectable picture right out of the box.

Picture Settings
Picture Mode: Movie 2
Backlight: 60
Contrast: 90
Brightness: 5
Color: 10
Tint: 0
Sharpness: -30
Advanced Picture Settings:
ColorMaster: Off
Color Temp: 2
DynaLight: Off
Dynamic Contrast: 5
Static Gamma: 0
Noise Reduction: MPEG NR: Low
Edge Enhancer: Off
ClearFrame: Off  

HQV Video Board Processing Tests

The SL417 received excellent results in processing testing. One of the best onboard video processors we've ever tested.

With 480i Input

Jaggies 1: Good
Jaggies 2: Avg. to Good result
Jaggies Flag Motion Test: Good

Noise Reduction: Avg. result
Film Detail Test Race Car/Stadium Seating: Good result, got rid of moire' immediately

Film based Pulldown tests (applicable to DVDs)
Cadence 2-2 30fps: Avg. result
Cadence 3-2 24fps: V. Good to excellent result

With 1080p Input

Jaggies 1: Excellent result. Best of class
Jaggies 2: Very good

Video Resolution Loss Test: Excellent result. Best of class
Film Resolution Loss Test: Excellent result. Best of class

HD Background: Notable flicker in the background behind Orchids. Avg. result
Stadium Seating Test with Moire: Excellent result. No Moire'. Little judder.


  • Screen size: 46"
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9, 1920 x 1080p
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Progressive features: DLNA certified, Internet TV apps, Dynalight dynamic backlight control, 120Hz, Energy Saving TV
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI (best video and audio) / component video / PC input / 2 USB / ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Outputs: digital optical audio
  • Audio enhancements: Invisible speakers
  • Mounting options: pedestal stand (included) / VESA 400mm x 400mm
  • Remote control included
  • Dimensions: 42.44" W x 28.58" H x 11.3" D (w/stand)
  • Weight: 40.57 lbs (w/out stand) / 49.6 lbs (w/stand)


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