The Toshiba 42zv635db is an excellant TV which is part of Toshiba's REGZA range. The TV is full HD and has 4 HDMI ports aswell as three SCART inputs. The TV comes with freeview which automatically tunes in when you plug in your TV for the first time with the automatic set-up. The TV has great sound and a wonderfull picture. We use our TV for SKY, gaming and also we watch alot of movies which are shown fantastically on the large screen.
Unlike many LCD TVs the zv635db can be turned off completely not just put on standby. There is a switch on the left hand side which enables complete shut down instead of the standby switch on the right hand side. When you turn the TV on the TOSHIBA badge on the front of the frame lights up which can cause a distraction but this can be turned off from the menu. The Tv has a sleek, sharp and stylish design sitting on a black swivel base. The frame fades out from black to see through around the edges which looks great in any room.
The TV can sometimes be slow to respond whilst watching freeview but as we use our TV with SKY this is never an issue.
In conclusion the TV is simple to use with great features and i would definately recomend this product.
This Television is absolutely fantastic.The Picture and Sound quality are unsurpassed ,it gives you a true cinematic viewing experience,This particular TV comes with digital free view ( not something I use,but it's good to know it's there) It Looks extremely stylish with its sleek black picture frame and swivel base .Has an automatic setup function that starts as soon as you plug it in to the mains,using this feature set up is almost instant,although you have the option in the digital menu to set it up with your own preferred settings.The Toshiba name lights up when the Television is on and stays on even when the TV is left on stand by.Comes with a remote control that has a myriad of buttons which will no doubt keep a lot of men happy My Husband particularly( I haven't had control of a remote in 15 years).
Technical details taken from Toshiba Regza ZV LCD TV:
Product Type 42" LCD TV
Series REGZA ZV Series
Digital Television Certification HD ready 1080p
TV Tuner 1x analogue, 1x digital
Video Interface Component, composite, HDMI, S-Video, SCART
HDMI Ports Qty 4 port(s)
PC Interface VGA (HD-15), HDMI
USB Port Yes , 1 port(s)
Conditional Access Common Interface (CI) slot
Diagonal Size 42" - widescreen
Technology TFT active matrix
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Display Format 1080p (FullHD)
Image Aspect Ratio 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100000:1
Brightness 500 cd/m2
Widescreen Modes Zoom 14:9, WideScreen, Conventional 4:3, 16:9, Super Live, Subtitle
Viewing Angle 178 degrees
Pixel Response Time 8 ms
Comb Filter Digital
Colour Temperature Control Yes
Features On/off timer, parental control, colour temperature adjustment, Dynamic Contrast, Meta Brain, front panel lockout, brightness sensor, Active Vision M200 HD, Digital MPEG Noise Reduction Circuit, game mode, REGZA LINK, 3D Color Management, AutoView, Resolution Plus, Digital Noise Reduction (DNR)
Analogue TV Tuner NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Reception System SECAM-D, SECAM-K, PAL-B, PAL-G, PAL-I, SECAM-L
Stereo Reception System NICAM
Digital TV Tuner
Digital TV Tuner DVB-C, DVB-T
Digital TV Service FREEVIEW
16:9 Mode Built-in
HDTV Ready Built-in
Analogue Video Input Signals PAL, SECAM, NTSC4.43
Input Video Formats 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 576i, 576p
Supported Computer Resolutions 1024 x 768 (XGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1360 x 768
Memory Card Reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards SD Memory Card
Type Remote control - infrared
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Built-in Decoders Dolby Digital Plus
Surround Mode Built-in
Sound Effects Bass Boost
Speakers Included 2 speakers, amplifier
Output Power / Total 20 Watt
Features Bass Boost, Dolby Volume, Audyssey EQ
Speaker(s) 2 x right/left channel speaker - built-in - 10 Watt
Network & Internet Multimedia
Functionality Digital audio playback, digital photo playback, digital video playback
Connectivity Protocols USB
Supported Audio Formats MP3
Supported Video Formats DivX
Supported Pictures Formats JPG
Connector Type 1 x S-Video input ( 4 PIN mini-DIN ) - rear
3 x HDMI input ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear
1 x component video input ( RCA phono x 3 )
1 x composite video input ( RCA phono )
1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm )
1 x digital audio input (optical)
2 x SCART ( 21 PIN SCART )
1 x VGA input ( 15 PIN HD D-Sub (HD-15) )
1 x HDMI input ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - side
1 x USB
1 x audio line-in ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear
1 x fixed audio output ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear
1 x subwoofer output ( RCA phono ) - rear
1 x audio line-in ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm )
Slot Provided 1 x SDHC Memory Card
Stands & Mounts
Stand Included Built-in
Stand Design Tabletop
Stand Features Swivel
Power Device Power supply - internal
Voltage Required AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )
Dimensions & Weight Details
Dimensions & Weight Details Panel with stand - 106 cm x 33 cm x 73 cm x 23 kg
Huge screen which will keep even the most avid of film goers a truly cinematic viewing experience.Free view built in and HD ready, so no need to upgrade when the digital switchover comes into effect.Quality sound and at an affordable price I purchased mine for £550.00.
Very big and has to sit on a TV cabinet that has at least a 70 Inch base,to ensure an even weight distribution (to buy one made specifically for this TV will set you back around £150.00)Or alternatively can be wall mounted,although this is something I personally wouldn't advise.
Great picture Quality ,Fantastic sound quality.Easy to install using the remote control to setup the programming,Good Idea if you're going to buy one to search round for the best price as there are a lot of bargains available at the moment.I would recommend this Television to everyone that really enjoys cinema or television programming.
The REGZA ZV series comes with Dolby Digital Plus technology, it provides instant compatibility with existing Dolby digital sound systems.
The REGZA ZV series features Full HD resolution panels, providing full support for HD broadcasts and pre-recorded HD content. Toshiba's game mode feature is also included within, ensuring gamers do not suffer potential controller response lag by providing a dedicated link between the console and the TV. The complete ZV series features four HDMI inputs across the board, providing consumers with the multiple connectivity to the latest DVD players, HD camcorders and games consoles.
Toshiba's Active Vision M200HD compliments the LED backlight by combining 100Hz technology with intelligent backlight scanning to create ultra smooth motion flow, similar to 200Hz technology. Images are broken up into specific segments and black sections introduced into intermediate frames, which are quickly refreshed in tandem to provide efficiently managed, fast-moving images with no image judder. The implementation of this technology ensures that images are sharp and smooth, regardless of whatever is on display, with results on par with native 200Hz systems. Combined with LED backlighting technology, Active Vision M200HD provides Toshiba's clearest, smoothest picture to date.