We really couldn't care less about Resolution+. We can see the difference it makes to a TV picture, and we aren't impressed. It's really all about edge enhancement, and, while you may like the result, we think it can do more harm to a picture than good. Still, such things are always subjective, and we'd encourage you to experiment with the settings and find out what suits you.
As always though, the Active Vision picture processing works really well. It's this technology that looks after processing the Freeview picture and making it look natural and detailed when it hits the screen. We think it does a pretty good job of that. Despite a silly name, then, Meta Brain seems worthwhile.
Here's another little surprise. The 42RV635DB actually manages to create a pretty decent sound from its built-in speakers. It's certainly sufficient for enjoying the majority of TV programmes, and probably good enough for basic film viewing. As always though, if you're listening to films via TV speakers, you're only cheating yourself.
The most negative thing we can say about the Toshiba Regza 42RV635DB is that it's rather boring. We rue the day that Toshiba took its ultra-thin-bezel TVs out of production. These looked amazing, and would still do so today, as there really isn't much competition for thin bezels what with all the fuss about making TVs that are just 9mm or so thick. Still, Toshiba tells us it's not practical to continue with these designs, especially in a recession, so that's the end of that.
If you want a solid, high-quality TV that will do justice to pretty much any kind of video you care to throw at it, this is quite possibly the TV for you. It's cheap enough to appeal to the budget-conscious and those who don't think a TV should cost as much as a week in the south of France. We like this TV, and we think you will too.
Edited by Charles Kloet