Product Type: Toshiba 3D LCD TV
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Reliable 32in HD TV
Member Name: jj1977
Advantages: Ease of use
Disadvantages: annoying on screen messages
I have owned this model for exactly one year and having thoroughly tested over that time, thought i'd put down some pros and cons.
Firstly a couple of the basics, its a full HD TV which means bar 3d tv, there's no better picture quality at this size. When you consider the price, on average around about £375.00, you begin to see the appeal. It is finished in a glossy black plastic that does attract dust but is easy to clean. It possess 4 HDMI connections, essential for your bluray player, as well as 2 Scart sockets and a USB socket. So you can plug a flash drive in and view photos, files etc.
The TV has digital text and built in freeview. All of the installation is relatively simple and can be achieved through a simple menu function. The audio is Nicam stereo and there is also an easily accessible 8 day program guide.
However, onto the downsides. First of all a slightly embarrasing moment for myself. Upon first installation of the set, I connected all the wires, installed batteries in the remote and carefully following the instructions set down for first usage in the accompanying booklet, tried to switch on use the relevant button. Nothing. No red light, no noise, nada, On consulting the technical help page on Toshoba.co.uk no red light, meant no power was getting to the set. I changed the fuse, ensured the wall socket worked and tried again. Still nothing. It appeared I'd bought a dud. Upon contacting the tech help and relaying the tale, it appeared that there is a secondary on off button on the left hand side that is not included in the manual, but is there so that you won't have to leave it in standby. Environmentally friendly it maybe, but damned annoting if you had to wait two days to figure out something that should be included in the manual.
Secondly the freeview. If you live in an area where the digital signal is not very strong, like myself, you may wish to reconsider your purchase. Frequently during this past Winter, any change in the weather has meant a slight decline in signal strength and a lovely big box which takes up one third of the screen appears advising you 'Low Signal Strength'. Very annoying and to the best of my knowledge, very unmoveable.
These two problems aside however, this is a very capable set and if you can live with the above, then maybe this is the one for you. Good secondary TV for bedrooms perhaps.
Summary: Good for use in other rooms as a secondary TV
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