Product Type: Toshiba 3D LCD TV
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Going the toshiba route
Member Name: Reviewer88
Advantages: Easy to set up, great features
Disadvantages: Quite pricey and big
I was on the hunt for a new tv as I really wanted one for our bedroom. We already have a sony lcd widescreen in the living room and didn't want something as drastic as that, just something simple that does the job. And, of course look fab on the wall in the boudoir! The guys in soundstore were literally zero help. They meant well...but all that technical talk just sent me to the land of nod and of course I didn't understand a word. LCD, with slim LED screen and full hd 1080.....HUH???
I purchased this toshiba beauty after discussing it with my sister, who only owns toshiba t.vs! She says they are reliable and do exactly what they are supposed to with no problems. Em sold!! I came across this particular one in Soundstore after turning my nose down at these high tech smart tvs. It was on display too so I could see how it would look and I loved it at first sight. The right size, great screen and wonderful picture.
At just under Euro350 (approx under £300) it was quite pricey and a little over my budget of Euro300, which had been a push anyway. But after comparing it to other televisions in the store that day I had found that this was an average price. For a bedroom t.v though, which to be fair only myself, partner and kids would use, it is a little pricey and if I had to decide again, I would go for a cheaper brand.
I was ultra excited about the delivery, as one would be for any delivery!! It arrived on a saturday morning which was perfect. However, one downside. I had ordered quite a sizeable tv for an UPSTAIRS ROOM! Idiot!! It took the delivery guy, Liam and another friend, to manouvere it up and after nearly 45 mins we had a result. Now to put it together :) The tv is 32" and can be placed on the wall, which was our original intention or on a stand (such as a dressing table etc). We stuck with our orignal decision as with such a big tv, we wouldnt lose so much space if it was attached to the wall. It came with a large instruction manual which was filled with complicated words but lo and behold we didnt need to rely on it ....much! It was extremely easy to install. The hardest part was attaching it to the wall stand but leave these jobs to the men and all that. Installing literally took 5 minutes after plugging it in, to set up the various bits. It even came with a freeview box which was great as we were planning to get an extra sky box and now didnt need to.
It is a hd ready tv with an led backlight(which guarantees a great picture) We haven't even used the high definition feature yet, having had it for only three months but it is a nice feature to have should we feel the fancy. The sound and picture quality were quite impressive, allowing you to vary the setting among other usual setting like brightness or surround sound options, this was perfect if you know how to do this. I found the picture quality in particular way way better than my sony tv and everything appears so much brighter and in proper form. The sound is delivered via Bass Boost and Dolby digital sound, which gives it a much better quality. I love the fact that the LED backlight saves on energy as we use way too much in this household and to know that it can be reduced by even a little is great.
In relation to attachments, there is a scart lead socket, a usb port and three HDMI connectors. We have only used the scart lead thus far to connect a playstation and to be honest I'm not sure what we need the HDMI connectors for but its handy to have. There is a lot to work with features wise so I would highly rate it based on these.
As a whole I think it was a good purchase. But if I were to decide again I would get a cheaper one as it is only a bedroom telly we needed. For a family tv I would highly recommend it as it is easy to use, has great features, a great reception. Everything you need in a tv these days.
Summary: Great tv for family use, easy to use and great quality
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