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Physique and Features
Keeping A Low Profile
In recent years, prices of HDTVs have been plummeting significantly. In spite of the fact that local programs are still broadcast in standard definition, HDTVs, particularly LCD TVs, are quickly becoming a popular choice among consumers. Proof of this is the gush of LCD TVs of different sizes from various brands. Models with 24-inch display panels can be considered as a good starting point for those who are upgrading from a CRT TV to an LCD TV. Belonging to this category is the Toshiba Regza Power TV 24HV10E.
Upon seeing the 24HV10E, it instantly reminded us of the Sanyo Vizon 24K50 from a couple of years back. Like the latter, the 24HV10E is a 24-inch LCD TV that is targeted at the masses. While the two models are similar in terms of the display size, the 24HV10E appears smaller than the 24K50 due to its narrower bezel and a low stand. The actual display panel has a matte surface that makes it less prone to ambient glare. Below the display panel, the 24HV10E shows a soundbar-like component that can produce clear and loud audio because of its two 5-watt drivers. Meanwhile, the built-in speaker system of the 24K50 is concealed and has two 3-watt drivers. Both TVs are wall mountable.
Looking at the side profiles of the 24HV10E and the 24K50, the Toshiba LCD TV is thinner than the latter. The positions of the buttons are virtually the same on both LCD TVs, but the 24K50 is easier to use because the buttons are clearly labeled. Both TVs are supplied with a remote control. On the connectivity front, the two LCD TVs have almost the same set of interfaces, except that the 24HV10 does not include a legacy VGA connector.
Inspecting the 24HV10E’s OSD, we found out that it has fewer features than the 24K50. The 24HV10E does not offer picture setting presets. You can tweak its picture quality however by adjusting options like backlight, contrast, brightness, and color temperature which are already a standard among LCD TVs. Interestingly, the 24HV10E’s OSD also includes an option for noise reduction management. Setting this feature to the highest level simply smoothens the TV’s overall picture quality, but affects minute visual details on the other hand.
On paper, the 24HV10E is a full HD TV (1920 x 1080p) with a dynamic contrast ratio of 15,000:1. The 24K50 has a lower native resolution of 1366 x 768p but has a higher dynamic contrast ratio (20,000:1).
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