* Prices may differ from that shown
I have had the pleasure of using this TV on a daily basis while working away in the week over the last few months.
When I first saw this TV, I was struck by its styling and clean-cut lines. The black screen surround is perched up on a silver stand and the overall impression is that it is very modern and slick. The 37'' size is big enough for most averagely-sized lounges while not overcrowding the room. It is noticeably smaller than 40'' or 42'' models though, so if you are in the market for a TV that really does look big, I would suggest going for a size up.
In terms of performance, this TV has all the standard bits & bobs. It has an in-built digital TV tuner thereby eliminating the need for a freeview box. The remote is simple, but feels and looks a lot cheaper than the TV itself. The plastics are of a worse quality and the buttons do not feel sturdy. Underneath the screen is a horizontal sound panel, much like a number of Sony models as well as the other Regza series Toshibas. The back of the TV has all the standard SCART & HDMI ports to allow you to connect the Sky box & DVD player.
When you get down to the nitty gritty, however, this TV is perhaps not quite as decent as its hefty pricetag of somewhere north of £600 would suggest. It is only HD Ready as opposed to Full HD which you can noticeably tell when trying to play games or watch HD quality video. Moreover, the standard definition picture is not as sharp as you would expect from a TV of this repute. The colours are not particularly vivid and the blacks get lost in one another when the picture is dark.
All in all, this TV is alright, but most definitely does not live up to its rather expensive pricetag.
I am writing from my parents this week. I get the great job of looking after their house and dog whilst they sun themselves on a cruise. So being somewhere different I thought I may as well write some reviews about their items that I've been using.
To start I am going to write about their tv in the sitting room. It's a 37" LCD TV. They purchased it just over a year ago in Comet for £699.99.
We originally took mum and dad to Inverness with the intention of buying them a 32" tv for the sitting room as dad was fed up of the bulky CRT 28" tv. My partner James was with us to help mum and dad find the right kind of tv for them instead of the sales people selling something over-priced and entirely different to what they were looking for.
With all the t.v's in the shop we didn't know where to start. James took my dad over to the 32" t.v's where they looked at all the products but none really caught their eye. As we were just walking out of the shop this tv got my dads attention.
It was black in colour with a silver stand. The speaker on the tv is at the bottom of the t.v instead of at the sides. Under the speaker there is the red light to show the t.v is on standby which turns green when the t.v is switched on. The other nice thing about this t.v is the black plastic of the tv which is the surround of the t.v wasn't too thick which gave the impression that the screen is a lot bigger than it actually is.
The t.v has built in freeview so no more need for the freeview box that sits gathering dust under the t.v. We switched on the t.v and it had excellent picture quality. The other great thing about the t.v was it slightly swivels round on the stand which is great for mum and dads sitting room. It helps also if the sun is reflecting on it in the summer and it only need to be moved slightly to stop the reflections.
We bought the t.v for £699.99 and got an offer on a glass and chrome stand for £79.99 which had £50 taken off the retail price. Once home and setup in the sitting room it looked great. It only took about 10 minutes to setup and get all the freeview channels tuned in.
The remote control for the t.v is also nice looking. It is silver and black which is long and thin. It requires 2x AAA batteries which are included. So far the batteries are still ok and have never been replaced.
It's quite easy to get to grips with the t.v. It has all the usual buttons and the guide button for the tv channel listings. It comes up in a blue screen with a jade green background, all writing is in white. To flick through channels is easy whilst in the guide. You use the up or down buttons and the press the ok button to view the channel and the guide will automatically close.
The tv has always worked perfectly with no problems at all and even now the picture quality is just as good as the day it was first setup. Toshiba products are well known for their excellent products and this one doesn't let them down at all. Well worth the money.
Video Interface - Component, composite, HDMI, SCART
Weight - 16.8kg
Display Format - 720p
Resolution - 1366 x 768
Features- Video noise reduction, automatic blue screen, contrast enhancer, DCDi (Directional Correlational Deinterlacing), Active Vision LCD, Digital MPEG Noise Reduction Circuit, Real Digital Picture, Pixel III PRO
Input Video Formats - 720p, 1080p, 480p (via Component sockets), 1080i (via Component sockets), 480i (via Component sockets), 576i (via Component sockets), 576p (via Component socket)
Overall this is a fantastic tv from a great manufaturer. It has done mum and dad well and looks great in their house. I would recommend this to anyone looking to buy a tv. It's a perfect size and i'm glad they chose a 37" instead of a 32".
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.
HD ready for a high definition future;
An ideal platform for joining the HD revolution;
2 x HDMI sockets for high definition sources like HD DVD or HD satellite;
Built in Freeview digital tuner with access to over 30 channels;
Active Vision LCD picture processing technology;
Dynamic contrast ratio active backlight;
SRS WOW speaker system.
|Product Description:||Toshiba 37C3030D - 37" LCD TV|
|Product Type:||LCD TV|
|Power Consumption Operational:||190 Watt|
|Diagonal Size (cm):||94 cm|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||92 cm x 12.1 cm x 61.3 cm - without stand|
|Country Kits:||United Kingdom|
|Resolution:||1366 x 768|
|Input Video Formats:||720p, 1080p, 480p (via Component sockets), 1080i (via Component sockets), 480i (via Component sockets), 576i (via Component sockets), 576p (via Component sockets)|
|Video Interface:||Component, composite, HDMI, SCART|
|HDMI Ports Qty:||2 port(s)|
|PC Interface:||VGA (HD-15)|
|Image Aspect Ratio:||16:9|
|TV Tuner:||1x analogue, 1x digital|
|Digital TV Tuner:||DVB-T|
|Analogue TV Tuner:||PAL, SECAM|
|Features:||Video noise reduction, automatic blue screen, contrast enhancer, DCDi (Directional Correlational Deinterlacing), Active Vision LCD, Digital MPEG Noise Reduction Circuit, Real Digital Picture, Pixel PROcessing III PRO, NTSC playback on PAL TV, progressive scan|
|Sound Output Mode:||Stereo|
|Speaker System:||2 speakers|
|Sound Effects:||SRS WOW|
|Stereo Reception System:||NICAM|
|Remote Control:||Remote control|
|Power:||AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 year warranty|