Product Type: Toshiba 3D LCD TV
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720p Toshiba LCD TV
Member Name: WilbyMonk
Advantages: Relatively cheap now
Disadvantages: Annoying quirk with Freeview
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.
Summary: Good bedroom or dining room TV
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