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      08.07.2012 19:43

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      A good TV

      I bought this TV in 2006 for about £700. Of course, TV's have come down in price a lot since then, but this one is still going strong, and has a far better HD picture than my more recent Sony 32".
      The remote is easy to use, the TV design minimalist and unpretentious. Because it lacks the glossy finish of some Tv's, it's easy to keep clean. For a flat panel, the sound is quite good.

      Although the software seems a little slow, switching between HDMI sources is fairly quick. The tuning on this model also states which Transmitter you are receiving from (many these days just use a percentage bar graph). The tuner is also quite sensitive - something to bear in mind if you live in a fringe reception area.

      One oddity with this TV; since moving it from the lounge to my bedroom, I notice that at 3am every morning, the standby relay switch clicks, as if to switch the TV on, but the screen doesn't illuminate. The two led lights on the front light up. After about 5 minutes, it goes off. It's not a great problem unless you put it in your bedroom, where it may wake you up. A search online reveals this to be a not uncommon issue with this particular TV.

      So, a good all round TV that has so far stood the test of time - albeit with one unusual quirk.

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      26.03.2010 10:21
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      Good bedroom or dining room TV

      I have had this set for several years - it was original the main TV in living room but has now been relegated to the bedroom.

      When I originally got it the picture quality seemed very good - images were crisp and vivid. However I have since got a newer 1080p Sony and the difference is night and day. The black levels on the screen are relatively poor in comparison and consequentely the contrast is poor. The Toshiba is only 720p and older so its perhaps not fair to compare but it does show how much LCD technology has come on recently. Its defintely the case that you get what you pay for with these TV's.

      Other than that the TV has the usual array of connections and options. It does however have one very annoying feature though. The screen has built in Freeview - which is great if you need it - but if you have Sky or cable and dont have an aeriel attached it regularly locks up the TV. When you switch it off its sets to search for Freeview software updates periodically. However as there is no aeriel attached it cant find a signal and gets stuck which means you cant switch the TV back on. The only way to clear it is to unplug it a couple of times! There doesnt seem to be any way to prevent this other than getting an aerial!!

      Overall though this would malke an ideal model for the bedroom or perhaps a dining room / kitchen but I would definitely look for a more recent model if you are looking for a main TV.

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      12.06.2009 14:29
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      Ideal tv for the smaller room.

      I have owned this LCD TV for a few years now and I can say it is excellent. It is getting a bit long in the tooth compared to the Regza range that Toshiba now have out, but it is still an excellent buy if you are looking for a quality TV.

      The picture is very good, with vivid colours and perfect 'blacks'. There is no hint of ghosting or pixilation that can effect cheaper sets. It has a wide range of inputs including two HDMI inputs and a component input that takes separate screen information to the set. This last one is ideal for plugging an ipod into as it allows programs to be shown at maximum quality. HD pictures look great, even though this set does not display in full 1080p, rather 720p. With sets under 36 inches it is difficult to tell anyway.

      Sound is great with a wide range of speaker settings that allow you to emphasis bass or dialogue, together with a setting that will lower the volume automatically when there is an increase is film volume (say during an explosion).

      Set up is easy and automated, with a built in freeview receiver. The only criticism is that the remote can be a little clunky but the controls are clear. In addition it can easily be connected to a pc so streaming from a laptop is great and you can watch all your on demand programs.

      Finally it looks stylish and goes well in a small flat where anything bigger does overwhelm the room.

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  • Product Details

    As your source for digital home entertainment, Toshiba offers one of the most extensive television lineups in the industry. Whether you're looking for the latest in HDTV, the flattest FST Pure flat-screen TVs, or the highest quality in portable televisions, Toshiba has what you want.

    PRODUCT FEATURES:

    Visible screen size (cm): 81;

    Screen format: 16:9;

    Display technology: LCD;

    Display resolution: 1366x768;

    High Definition ready;

    Contrast ratio: 1200:1;

    Brightness (cd/m2): 500;

    Comb filter (3D/Digital);

    Active Vision LCD;

    Progressive scan;

    DNR;

    Selectable picture format;

    Auto format (WSS).