I purchased this TV for £299 in June 2009 and two and a half years later it is still functioning perfectly.
When purchasing the TV there were other TVs available at different sites for about £10 less but this was a much better investment as it has a significantly higher contrast rate than some cheap unbranded TVs wheras this has a very high contrast rate which makes the picture quality very good.
The TV came with a remote control, stand, lead and manual so everything you need to set it up.
Although it may not be full HD for me 720p with a 1366 X 768 resolution was enough for me and it is difficult to tell the difference with most things.
There are 3 HDMI ports, 3 on the back and 1 on the side, a composite connection on the side, 2 scart connections and a computer input connection, so there are many connections for your various DVD players, Sky boxes, games consoles etc.
The main downside for me is that I have this TV up on the wall and with all the scart ports being on the back means it is difficult to plug in any scart leads without having the TV pushed up off the wall. This wouldn't be a problem if you have it on the stand (which is included).
Overall this is a fantastic budget TV and if you can get it cheap now would suit anybody well with high quality picture and build.
When our old CRT telly finally bit the dust (a month before the world cup, funnily enough) we decided it was time to join the flat screen revolution. I found this Toshiba at the local supermarket for £295. As we only wanted a family TV and not a wall stealing 50" cinema the 32" Toshiba 32AV615DB was just the right size and price.
I don't know a lot about the technical side, but it was easy to setup with a few clicks on the rather old fashioned remote control. The settings are easy to find and use and when you have finished tweaking, the picture is very good. At first I did notice some pixilation, but after a couple of months this has gone. I am putting this down to my eyes being used to the old CRT telly and not a LCD screen because now the picture is of a high quality with no pixilation.
I have also managed to hook up a HD Recorder via one of the three scart sockets; it also has inputs for a PC and outputs for surround sound.
The freeview guide is the only thing that bugs me, as when you scroll through the channels you are actually changing the channel at the same time; therefore we tend to use the freeview via the HD recorder which has in screen guide.
The design is a nice sleek shiny black with an oval base which does look quite stylish.
Rating: 8.5/10 - good value for money
The other month I was in need of a new T.V, the one I had was one my mum and dad had owned previously and they must of had it for about 4 years and then I had it for 2 years after that before it completely packed in. So I went on the search for a new tele, all I knew is I wanted a reasonably priced 32 inch set and preferably black in colour.
After browsing through many tv's online I finally came across one that was more within my price range, the Toshiba Regza 32AV615DV, a 32 inch Wide Screen HD Ready LCD TV with freeview for a fantastic price of just under £285, a bargain in my eyes! Knowing it was within my budget I purchased one from Amazon, racking up a few nectar points at the same time as a bonus.
The TV was delivered promptly as usual and came packaged securely in a recyclable cardboard box. Within the box was the actual TV, Remote Control, Instruction Manual, Pedestal Stand and 2 x AA batteries for the remote.
Setting it up and putting it onto my stand I bought seperately was pretty straightforward and I actually managed to do it without following the instructions. The TV itself isn't that weighty which surprised me, it's not chunky yet not overly thin either. It has a glossy black finished and looks very smart in the living room. Before putting it onto the stand I had to attach the pedestal stand first. To do this I simply had to place the tv into the stand and screw in the small screws provided tightly, that way the TV couldn't fall out or wobble. I carefully placed the tv, in it's pedestal stand onto my 3 tier black glass stand and compared to my two tonne silver mess I called a tele before it looked fantastic. Not a huge screen, but enough to produce a decent quality picture. It looks modern, decent and really makes a difference to the look of my living room!
Setting up the actual TV was again really easy to do, by using a few buttons on the remote provided I could guide the tv to the menu and change the settings for the colour of my screen, the brightness, the contrast and even the sound which is very clear and precise by the way. The menu on the TV to me was self explantory, it didn't confuse me with old fuzzy pictures instead it clearly provided me with easy to understand words such as 'Picture' or 'Sound' and I simply had to press my arrows in whichever direction needed to move the 'scale' to where I wanted it until I was satisfied with either the picture or the sound. Plugging in my sky+ box I was immediately transported to the world of sky, with no trouble at all and could soon switch channels and watch all my rubbish soaps and catch up on good old Jeremy Kyle lol! It literally took 20minutes to half an hour to set up the whole TV and begin watching and enjoying it. I even set up my dvd player within seconds just by plugging in the lead and the plug and switching it on and voila I was soon watching Toy Story with my 2 year old twins!
I don't believe it is the best TV on the market but for somebody who doesn't want all that much from a TV apart from it looking good, sounding right and letting me watch what I want this TV is fab! I can't reccomend it enough, especially for the price I paid on Amazon. The freeview feature I can't comment on as I only use my Sky+ box to watch any tv however there are many customer reviews on Amazon if you wanted to try find out more. The picture given is clear, bright and overall really good. In my opinion this is a brilliant value TV set, especially for people with a small budget. Not only this but if you were looking for a TV to use for gaming, dvd's etc it does include 3 HDMI cable points and 3 Scarts so there are a few connectors to cater for various needs.
For me there is only one bad point about this tv and that is when you switch the power button on the remote to turn it off you are not actually turning the tv set off completely you in fact only switching it on standby so to switch it off completely you do need to switch it off at the plug otherwise you will just be wasting electricity and costing yourself more.
Other than this for a decent 32inch TV on a budget, I couldn't reccomend this one more!
Fantastic against competition. For the price that this TV can be picked up for its a good buy. The initial feel of the TV is well constructed and the black gloss finish fits in any modern sitting. This review is based on the 32" model. The picture is a good quality and doesn't pixilate on digital tv. The functionality of the TV is good, with HDMI, SCART, AV and being able to support PC. Its a great TV, there are a few downsides that you dont realise till you buy it. The first is the TV guide off the review cant be scrolled through the see what's on each channel. Every time you change you look at another channel in the guide it changes to that channel and also sometimes the volume control isn't responsive. BUT the TV overall is good for its low cost and against its rivals. Also the TV is good for the the heard of sight and has a function where on some programs it explains what's happening on the screen.
The 32" REGZA AV61 series features Active Vision, Toshiba's high performance picture processing technology. This technology is constantly evolving to take advantage of technical advancements designed to enhance the color, detail, movement and contrast of the images you watch. The 32" AV61 series boasts a contemporary gloss finish, with narrow bezels and slim speakers. The stylish design hides a wealth of technology, including 3 x HDMI slots, a PC input connection and powerful audio performance from the integrated speakers.
|Product Description:||Toshiba 32AV615DB - 32" LCD TV|
|Product Type:||LCD TV|
|Diagonal Size (cm):||81 cm|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||78.6 cm x 9.1 cm x 52.5 cm|
|Resolution:||1366 x 768|
|Video Interface:||Component, composite, HDMI, SCART|
|HDMI Ports Qty:||3 port(s)|
|PC Interface:||VGA (HD-15), HDMI|
|Image Aspect Ratio:||16:9|
|TV Tuner:||1x analogue, 1x digital|
|Features:||On/off timer, video noise reduction, parental control, Dynamic Contrast, Audio Description (AD), front panel lockout, Active Vision LCD, Digital MPEG Noise Reduction Circuit, Digital Noise Reduction (DNR), progressive scan|
|Sound Output Mode:||Stereo|
|Speaker System:||2 speakers|
|Sound Effects:||Bass Boost, StableSound|
|Stereo Reception System:||NICAM|
|Remote Control:||Remote control|