Friday, June 18, 2010

Toshiba Regza 32AV635DB 32-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview and Resolution+

Toshiba Regza 32AV635DB 32-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview and Resolution+ Review



This is a great TV, the picture is stunning. One of my very first reviews was of a philips CRT which I rate as the best CRT I have seen. That must be 10 years old now but still remains to this day very very good. In general CRT TVs despite being ancient have advantages over LCDs. Namely, much better viewing angles and alot better contrast with pure blacks.

However this TV is far superior in my eyes. Firstly it looks good! I have just moved and didnt want a giant ugly 10 ton CRT in a newish flat. I dont think it would even go through the door...The picture on this Toshiba, as you would expect with a quality LCD is pin sharp, far superior to the aformentioned CRT. My dad has a newish larger Bravia TV and he thought mine was HD just through SD!! The SD picture is quite a bit better than the SD on the bravia and that cost 5 times the price so thats sayign something, although the bravia is a much larger TV.. Anyway the viewing angles are very good (nowhere near a CRT but what LCD is) and even if your room is suddenly lit up with sunlight, the TV will adjust accordingly thanks to the autoview feature on the TV. No need to mess about with the settings. The TV is far from ugly looking, it looks just like any modern TV. The logo being illuminated looks nice as well.

Downsides? The default settings are a bit dull, I would switch to dynamic (and manually tone it down if you find it too bright/saturated) but its personal preference. Even then the contrast isnt brilliant during really dark scenes despite this TVs excellent colour reproduction. The CRT is superior when it comes to detail in the dark scenes. Resolution+ doesnt seem to make any difference whatsoever when turned off..I have no idea why or why anyone would even want to turn it off but I don't see any difference? Maybe it's just always on as the picture looks close to HD quality in standard definition anyway (on certain channels, namely bbc, itv and channel 4). The sound through the speakers isn't brilliant but is good enough. Don't expect much bass though, it's very weak even when cranked up.

Overall I love the TV, the picture is superb, the sound is more than adequate and would definitely reccomend for anyone looking for a new feature packed LCD at a budget price. I dont think you will be able to find a new TV thats better value for money.





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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Toshiba Regza 37XV635DB 37-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 100Hz LCD TV with Freeview

Toshiba Regza 37XV635DB 37-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 100Hz LCD TV with Freeview Review



One might have thought that the digital switchover would have been fairly simply, but where is the money in that. I had been putting off purchasing a new LCD for some time, mainly because of the massive choice available, although I had been following the progress and development of LCD's for many a year. The time came when I felt I had to make the change as after a recent Freeview upgrade I found my current equipment could not cope anymore. I am one of those people who spends a lot of time researching before actually deciding what to finally purchase, and will always pay a little bit more for that extra quality, however, to be honest, I did not see that much difference between the quality of current day modern LCD's when looking at the top models.

Some time ago I read an article on Toshiba's Resolution + technology, which in theory seemed to answer many of the problems associated with the poor quality of many of the SD channels available, and at this point I had decided I would purchase a Toshiba if this technology could give SD at a better quality. The British government seemed to be dragging out the digital switchover so one would have to put up with poorer quality SD for some time to come. One can only wonder in awe why the five main British channels were not all up and running with an HD service within a year or so, from one transmission point, but obviously that would be too easy.

Initially I decided to look at LG because they were such good value for money, they looked good, but I also looked at Sony and Panasonic for a while, and also of course Toshiba. Just by chance I found a 37" Toshiba with two LG's on display side by side, thus I could view them together with the same picture, even if it was only a demonstration image. I felt that the LG's did look a bit clearer and sharper, however, the actual image on the Toshiba looked much more life like. I thus decided on the Toshiba.

It had always been my intention to purchase a 32" LCD because I had read that this was the best biggest size for SD content, however, I had also read that 32" LCD's could be a little bit too small for HD and the like, and they could look too sharp, I then saw the Amazon/Toshiba offer of CASH BACK on the 37" XV model Toshiba, which made the decision for me.

A couple of days later, much earlier than their estimated delivery time, the set arrived in good condition, no marks on the outer carton and with Toshiba seals all intact, unlike my last experience with another company. It took no time to fit the stand, but I didn't like the Toshiba idea of placing the screen face down on a soft cloth, so I fitted it with the TV resting on its top section, still on a soft cloth though. It was then just a case of attaching the aerial, and the set auto-tuned from that point after switching it on. As so many have commented before the set is watchable from this point, although I did notice a slight green tint on a few flesh tones, although this was soon corrected with its mass of user controls. I was immediately impressed with the image quality on SD, and could not recall seeing a better image of another 37" TV.

One point many, it not all the reviews of the XV I have read tend to ignore, is that the Toshiba has very good Eco credentials, and this was another reason that attracted me to this model, approximately 90 Watts in use, as I have measured with a watt meter. Being of such a low power consumption, I have even run the TV from my solar power system, for many hours, using up power than might otherwise have been wasted.

I have now been using the set for several months and must say it has exceeded all my expectations, much of the SD content looks so sharp it is compatible to HD, especially when it has a good signal to work with. Some current day feature films look so good and sharp it produces a completely new TV watching experience, and it becomes a pleasure to watch the re-runs. Even old black and white films are given a new lease of life with good blacks, and although I did not expect any of my old video tapes to produce that good an image, I was again very impressed at the very good quality from this material.

As yet I have not found any major problems with the set, although I have seen some reports that some people do not like the Toshiba logo being alight all the time. For those people, you can go to the PREFERENCES menu section, press the UP button once for TOSHIBA ILLUMINATION and turn it off. Others have complained that the set sometimes switches ON after about 12 hours when it is left in the standby mode, it seems the solution to this problem is to turn the auto software update to off. The only slight problem I have noticed is a slight blurring on some fast moving scenes, especially from a DVD recorded input. To cut to the chase, I would recommend the set, its looks good, the sound is very good, the picture is excellent, way beyond my expectations for an LCD, and it only consumes a relatively small amount of power. With a range of inputs to cover all modern day eventualities, and a price that makes it a very good buy, I do not think anyone will be disappointed with the set.

If you a looking for a new LCD TV it is very worth giving this one a few minutes of your time. Remember, however, that Freeview HD is just around the corner, and there will obviously be a newer model coming out to update to this technology, but it should still retain the basic SD quality of this set.




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Monday, June 14, 2010

Toshiba Regza 32XV635DB 32inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 100Hz Digital Freeview LCD TV

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Toshiba Regza 26AV615DB 26-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview

Toshiba Regza 26AV615DB 26-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview Review



Excellent TV, great picture, ideal as a bedroom/kitchen TV etc.

The only real complaint is that for some strange reason the TV was supplied with a European mains lead with a 2 pin plug.

I phoned Amazon about this and they have promised to send me a UK one, after I had explained the difference, they didn't seem to understand.

Whether this was a one off error or not I don't know but it seems odd that a company the size of Toshiba should make an error like that. Everything else in the box was either in English or multi-lingual, so it clearly is not only intended for non-UK markets.

It wasn't a major problem as I had an adapter, and in any case if you are planning on hanging it on the wall with a slimline bracket you'll probably find, as I did, that the cable protrudes too much anyway. I have used a right angle adapter instead.



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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Toshiba Regza 42AV635DB 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview and Resolution +

Toshiba Regza 42AV635DB 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview and Resolution + Review



My previous telly was a tosh and I was completely happy with it until I decided that my 720p 37 inch display just wasn't good enough for all the upcoming SKY HD sports and our blue ray collection. So I went out looking with the sole purpose of getting another Tosh, saw this, saw the price and was sold!!!!

Superb picture quality, excellent build, nice gloss black finish looks fantastic in the living room. Sound is superb. There is absolutely nothing about this set that I can fault to be honest. Bring on the world cup!

Finally, contemplating the prices you used to pay for flatscreens I'm gobsmacked by what you get for less than [] quid these days! Go get one!





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Friday, June 11, 2010

Toshiba Regza 37AV615DB 37-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview

Toshiba Regza 37AV615DB 37-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview Review



The TV came very well packed in a large box. Once opened, it is basically just a case of attaching the stand to the bottom of the TV, which was easily done by lying the TV on a towel on the dining room table as directed in the instructions, with the bottom of the TV at the edge of the table. The stand then slots on to the TV and you are provided with four small screws to secure it.

Being 37 inches, the TV is quite large, and requires two people to carry it. I would not recommend trying to carry it alone. It weighs 20kg and because of its width is awkward to carry alone. We placed the TV where we wanted it and set about connecting the Sky box and DVD player.
This was easy, the scart cables just connect into the back of the TV. There are 2 scart sockets and also a USB port so you can plug in your pc or other electronic device. We plugged the TV in and turned it on with the remote control.

The initial set up screen appears, and after pressing 'ok' takes you through a simple and quick process, eg asking which country you are in, and which language you use. The TV then scans for channels which took a few seconds, and that was it. The TV was working. A very easy and simple process.

The picture was very clear and I was really impressed! The sound also is good. You can of course go into the menu and make changes to the settings.
There are some features on this TV such as :

Bass boost - Enhances the depth of the sound.

Stable sound - Reduces the volume level differences between channels. It automatically adjusts to the same volume level when you change channels.

Adaptive Luma Control - Automatically adjusts the brightness and contrast after analyzing the input signal.

Programme Block - Prevents children watching certain TV programmes, according to the rating limit set.
There are the other features such as a programme guide, digital noise reduction, picture mode, audio languages and favourites lists.

The TV has Freeview built in, although having Sky means it is not something I use.
There is also an EPG timer which enables you set a timer for a certain TV programme. If the TV is on standby, it will 'wake up' when the timer activates.

A remote control and cloth to clean the screen are also provided with the TV.
The remote control is easy to use and batteries are supplied.

Overall I can recommend this TV and I am very impressed with it so far. It has a clear sharp picture, good sound and very easy to use.




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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Toshiba Regza 37AV635DB 37-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview and Resolution +

Toshiba Regza 37AV635DB 37-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview and Resolution + Review



Although this is a comparatively cheap TV - nevertheless it is a lot of tele' for the price. There is only a couple of things that I would want to take issue with.

When the picture setting is set to auto - the picture is a dull lifeless affair. Turn the setting to Dynamic and it becomes what it should be, a very bright and watchable picture.

There are times when one can see the picture pixilate when the TV is trying to keep up with a fast moving image. But I have seen this effect on more expensive TV's

Other than these two points I have no quarrel with it, it is after all just a TV. If my life was devoted to watching TV, then perhaps I would look for a more expensive up market set. But as I just watch an hour or two here and there, this will do me at least for the next 16 years. Well that's how long my last Toshiba lasted.




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