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Great flatscreen LCD
on 21 June 2009
Purchased this about 3 weeks ago now. As advertised, no surprises. This is an inexpensive set with a lot of capabilities. Nice screen: bright and sharp. It's been used mainly for movies and some gaming, not caring for TV fare.
Just some helpful info to complement existing reviews and product info:
-The front, lit 'Toshiba' logo can be turned off. It's a menu option.
-The on/off button is on the left, while many of the direct-plugin ports (SCART, HDMI, USB, etc.) are on the right side, in addition to another series of connections on a back panel, near the right side. For some this might matter a lot.
-Excellent, user-friendly menu controls, with different display modes (movie, 'dynamic', standard, etc.). 'Dynamic' is the brightest, perhaps too hyper-real.
-Assembled in UK (at least this unit).
-Really easy to put together; has a sturdy base.
-Requested one-day service, and it arrived right on time, coming from Swansea.
-A small cloth is provided to wipe down screen and frame panel.
-The sound is decent and can go fairly loud, but remains a little flat and could be better (hence 4 stars). Sound can be customised, however, and there's a handy choice to return to factory default settings in most menu options.
-The remote does not have lighted buttons, which would have been useful. Back on the plus side, the major buttons are nicely sized, though the remote itself is still comfortably handheld (vs. some of the long or wide behemoths with all manner of unused/unintelligible buttons).
Verdict? Definitely recommended. You don't have to empty your coffers, and not so garish for smaller sized rooms. Very good, user-friendly performer.