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64 of 64 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Performer (Happy customer)
The 28yt56 represents excellent value for money. The vibrancy of colour really impresses with little bleed and lots of crisp detail. I was very pleased with the inbuilt digital tuner which knocks the socks off my old goodmans set top box in terms of picture quality and features. You can edit the channel list by rearanging and deleting while the digital text, although not...
Published on 25 Jan 2006

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing...
This TV is discontinued, but a cautionary review seems worthwhile as there are still a few on sale. I had to return two of these sets to another retailer (not Amazon) due to quality issues. Both had picture problems, most notably in image geometry: in the first, the picture curved noticeably near the edges, causing straight vertical objects to be displayed bent; the...
Published on 9 Jan 2007 by TvReviewer


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64 of 64 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Performer (Happy customer), 25 Jan 2006
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This review is from: Toshiba 28YT56 28" Widescreen Flat TV with FREEVIEW (Electronics)
The 28yt56 represents excellent value for money. The vibrancy of colour really impresses with little bleed and lots of crisp detail. I was very pleased with the inbuilt digital tuner which knocks the socks off my old goodmans set top box in terms of picture quality and features. You can edit the channel list by rearanging and deleting while the digital text, although not the fastest is perfectly adequate and certainly quicker than my old box. Software upadates can be automatic or manual meaning the set doesn't have to be left on standby overnight. 2 common interface slots at the back provide digital subscription options. It also has a selectable second scart(non-RGB) allowing you to record from the tv's digital tuner or output signals from the first scart(RGB). Recordings can be set through the EPG which is both informative(fills the channel program info quickly) and easy to use. 5 different picture formats are available(4;3,wide,cinema,subtitle and superlive), covering most bases and the auto detection in digital is near flawless but you will need to manually toggle in analogue and DVD. The sound is clear with plenty of bass(booster on) and no distortion although lacks the spaciousness of dolby virtual. The only moderate criticism preventing 5 stars is the geometry which is a little suspect with slight flaring towards the top(in 4:3 side bars and OSD menu) and stretching towards the sides. To be fair though this is only noticeable in scrolling text and panning shots but if you have a fetish for perfect geometry this may be an issue. However, overall I am delighted with the tv and together with a modern design and the solid, cavernous stand(I recommend that the toshiba stand is used as screws prevent the tv from tipping forward accidently),the toshiba 28yt56 ticks pretty much every box.
NB.I purchased the 28yt56 through amazon from and while the delivery went smoothly the tv did come with the matching stand which was a pleasant suprise as amazon said the stand was optional, so be careful not to order 2 stands.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing..., 9 Jan 2007
This review is from: Toshiba 28YT56 28" Widescreen Flat TV with FREEVIEW (Electronics)
This TV is discontinued, but a cautionary review seems worthwhile as there are still a few on sale. I had to return two of these sets to another retailer (not Amazon) due to quality issues. Both had picture problems, most notably in image geometry: in the first, the picture curved noticeably near the edges, causing straight vertical objects to be displayed bent; the second had a clear `droop' on one side of the screen, which made scrolling displays, e.g. as on BBC News 24, bend downward. Both TVs also had regions of poor colour purity - showing as `muddy' whites - as well as out-of-focus areas. Other problems were an unresponsive remote control, flickering on-screen displays and intermittently faulty widescreen-4:3 switching. And, according to a local TV technician, these sets are generally not very reliable.

Overall, while I agree with some of the `good points' raised by the other reviewer, this TV (actually made under licence) does not seem to be up to expected Toshiba standards - and poor compared to my previous late-1990s Toshiba CRT. Not recommended.
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