I bought this 24 inch TV a few months ago and to be honest it has not astounded me with its brilliance.
It cost me £180 which I now think its extremely over priced as I have had other TVs that were cheaper and performed better than this Toshiba. The appearance of the TV is minimal, the thin bezel makes it look more like a computer screen or monitor.
At the back of the TV there are connections for scart, VGA, HDMI and SODIF for digital audio. As well as this there is connections on the back for a headphone jack, 2 USBs and a slot for the DVD. It was really easy to set up and it did not take to long either. I liked the fact that the instructions to tune the TV came up on the screen, this made it a lot easier.
Picture quality was OK, it needed some tuning as the colour was way too saturated (something I always find with Toshiba TVs). The sound was not good at all, it was very tinny and not loud either. The DVD player worked fine I didn't experience any problems with it. The buttons on the remote control are too small and difficult to read.
I bought this TV as my old 22" CRT set simply stopped working (I think it died of old age) and, while I briefly toyed with the idea of not having a TV, owning a small child who needs the background noise simply to function (not to watch, to be able to do anything else) I needed a new one fast.
I'm not a huge technology buff, and just wanted something that wouldn't dominate the room, but was an upgrade from the previous set.
First off, you do need a Phillips head screwdriver, as, when you get this out of the box, you will need to attach the stand (unless you are wall mounting it, in which case you need to follow the appropriate instructions and have a wall mounting bracket of some kind). Attaching the stand is fairly easy, although, I do recommend reading the enclosed instructions as, I confess, I initially didn't and missed a mall piece of plastic out of my assembly. This was easily corrected.
First time set up is extremely easy, and intuitive, the on screen instructions walk you through everything step by step. I was slightly hampered by the fact that I have no aerial, and thus outfoxed the inbuilt freeview, which could not find any channels to latch onto. Under normal circumstances, it seems like the auto scan for channels would be straightforward though.
Having scarted my cable box to the set though, everything was, after a few trial and error mis pressing of buttons, and the realisation that I needed to select the appropriate "source" via the "source menu" (a piece of information it would be handy to find in the instruction leaflet, since you also need to use this to play a DVD) I am very happy with my purchase. I like the integrated DVD player, fewer trailing wires is always a plus!
The sound is not hugely high quality, but not bad enough to be a real issue, and in a smallish room won't bother anyone.
I have never watched TV in HD before, and I have to say, on flicking between HD channels and their non HD equivalents, I couldn't really tell much difference. This is 720 as opposed to 1080 though, so that might make a difference, although, others viewing with me said the HD is really a lot clearer. From this I deduce that, what I really need are eyes that are capable of seeing the world in HD. I will check back and update you all when my new glasses are ready, and I can really see whether the HD impresses me as much as it has done others viewing the set.
General operation of the TV is very straightforward. My 6 year old picked up the remote and was easily navigating his way to his favourites straight away. One feature I dislike is that the TV threatens to shut down after some time of not having it's buttons pushed. It may well be possible to switch this off, but it is especially annoying because it can't tell if you have just pushed a button on a device which is connected to the TV rather than the TV itself.
Overall, easy to set up and use, good choice for smallish room.
Perfect for small rooms or when space is limited the D1 series delivers High Definition image quality with the convenience of a built-in DVD player. Using LED technology you'll enjoy amazing colour brightness and clarity all in a super-thin design. Built-in Freeview digital TV USB playback and HDMI connectivity is also included.