Product Type: Toshiba 3D LCD TV
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Plenty of screen for your money!
Member Name: Anewfoundglory82
Advantages: Great value, 32" screen, good quality picture, good connevtivity
Disadvantages: Poor speakers/sound quality
Having owned this TV for over a year now, I feel I can comfortably recommend it to others. We use it in the bedroom, as we wanted a decent-sized but cheap-ish LCD in there for movies and gaming. However, it would also be suitable for use in the Living Room, as a main set, if you're on a tight budget or not after a huge display, for whatever reason.
The Hardware and Design:
The set itself is reasonably attractive -- not stunning or super stylish, nut not ugly either. It looks like a clean, modern, plain LCD TV, which isn't a bad thing. The supplied stand feels pretty substantial, and although there is some movement (slight wobble) of the TV on the stand when you move it or accidentally knock it, it's nothing to be concerned about. The whole thing feels quite solid and reliable, and not fragile or 'cheap'.
There are plenty of inputs, allowing you to connect a Bluray player and games console, or Apple TV for example. There is a VGA input for connecting your PC /Laptop, to play movies from, or use the TV as a huge monitor for gaming, which can be handy. 4/5
The HD picture out of the box is pretty good. Especially considering the budget price of the set, and the size of the screen. It's not full HD, but it doesn't need to be at this size, so 720p is plenty. Images are clear, bright and well saturated. However, with some fine tuning to the picture settings; a bit of contrast adjustment etc, things improve further and the set offers a very good HD picture for the money. There isn't much of a problem with 'ghosting', the colours are pleasant and smooth, HD images are sharp and movement is handled well. 4/5
The speakers in the Toshiba aren't great; it's the usual cheap tinny sound you might expect from a budget television, and unfortunately there is some distortion/vibration from the speaker/TV at certain frequencies, even when it's not turned up that loud. This was an issue for us at first, but since the audio quality was so poor anyway, we decided to send the audio to a speaker dock, from the TV's headphone socket! The sound is much better now, and doesn't give us any more annoying buzzing or distortion. Much more bass too ;) 2/5
The remote control is fairy standard. It's quite a nice size, not being unnecessarily large, and feels pretty good in the hand. Button layout is user-friendly and intuitive, buttons give good feedback and are not too 'spongy'.
This HD LCD is great value for money. I was dubious at first and had been shopping around for a good but cheap bedroom set. After doing some research and reading reviews of this one before buying, I decided to go for it and I'm happy with that decision. The picture quality (and size - being 32" at this price) and connection options, make the TV great value, and I would thoroughly recommend it. Audio is pretty poor but you can easily connect it to almost any kind of external speaker, dock, hifi etc and improve the overall experience.
Summary: A great value 32" set with plenty of connections and good HD picture. Recommended!
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