171 of 172 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Freeview HD is great!
I've had this TV for a few weeks now and I'm extremely impressed. It's even gone down in price since I bought it, making it even more of a steal!
One of the main reasons I settled on this model was the built-in Freeview HD tuner. I wasn't disappointed - the high definition broadcasts on BBC HD, ITV1 HD, Channel 4 HD and the recently launched S4C Clirlun all...
Published on 18 Aug 2010 by Michael Boyles
91 of 98 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointed
I bought this TV with high hopes. It certainly has an excellent spec, and for a full HD tv with Freeview HD it was good value.
I notice that it has also had good reviews on Amazon, so maybe I have been unlucky, but my set has certainly been a great disappointment.
The major problem is the picture. I have tried all the options to adjust the...
Published on 14 Oct 2010 by MG12
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171 of 172 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Freeview HD is great!,
This review is from: Toshiba 32RV753B 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Digital LCD TV with Freeview HD (Electronics)I've had this TV for a few weeks now and I'm extremely impressed. It's even gone down in price since I bought it, making it even more of a steal!
One of the main reasons I settled on this model was the built-in Freeview HD tuner. I wasn't disappointed - the high definition broadcasts on BBC HD, ITV1 HD, Channel 4 HD and the recently launched S4C Clirlun all look stunning, with nice, vibrant colours, deep blacks, and great picture clarity. Though the number of high definition channels isn't exactly high by anyone's standards, having the (ex-)terrestrial channels, which arguably provide better content than most of the other free-to-air channels, in high definition is certainly enough to make the Freeview HD tuner worth having, and there are bound to be more HD channels launched over time. Standard definition broadcasts, expectedly, aren't quite as clear, but still look great, and the 'Resolution +' feature does a good job at bridging the picture clarity gap.
Despite other's complaints about the sound, as long as you're not an audiophile, it really is fine. If high sound-quality is a must-have for you, it's easily hooked up to a peripheral speaker system.
Also worth mentioning is the remote. The buttons are of a nice size, it's fairly ergonomic, and it isn't cluttered with rarely-used functions. Instead, you can find all those little things that you're only likely to ever adjust once in the menu. It's great for someone like me with large hands and would be ideal for an elderly person.
It has an abundance of inputs, including 4 HDMI ports, 2 SCART sockets and even a VGA port for if you want to hook it up to your PC; it's unlikely you'll ever find yourself using them all and running out.
Like others have mentioned, the TV is a little slow at switching on and changing channel, though the latter is easily remedied by making use of the great 8 day EPG, and the former shouldn't be too frustrating unless you're particularly pernickety about that kind of thing.
When using it with my Xbox 360 (using the official composite cables), games look brilliant. The picture is crisp and sharp, there's great colour-depth, and no noticeable motion blur. One thing that initially almost put me off this TV is the (relatively) high response time, and 50hz refresh rate (now 60hz is pretty much standard in most HDTVs), but rest assured that both of these are basically completely unnoticeable, especially when you're not actively focusing on them.
This TV, for me, hit all the right boxes, at a price that was just too good to turn down. It's actually hard to think of reasons not to recommend this TV; I am thoroughly impressed.
154 of 156 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent,
This review is from: Toshiba 32RV753B 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Digital LCD TV with Freeview HD (Electronics)Excellent TV. I've owned a couple of Samsung LCD TVs in the past and this is streets ahead.
The main reason I opted for this model was the fact it came with a Freeview HD tuner, which means I can save £100+ on a new tuner when Freeview HD starts in my area in September. Until then I can't comment on that functionality however I have tried the TV on 1080p with the Xbox 360 and the picture is fantastic: very sharp and no blurring. Standard TV pictures are also crisp and sharp, probably due to the Resolution+ upscaling system. The TV also has some clever features such as adjusting the picture settings based on ambient light levels and also when there is a lot of black onscreen.
As for sound the TV has 'Dolby volume' (Google this) which normalises the sound when the adverts come on or you change channel or input. This really does work which surprised me, no more reaching for the remote when the adverts come on. The sound in general is very rich (this is where my Samsung TVs have tended to be poor) with plenty of bass and no case reverberation.
I haven't tried out the LAN networking feature or USB, these are a bit gimmicky for me, but I'm sure they will appeal to some people.
Finally, the case and remote are attractive and the TV is very responsive when you push the buttons. Also, the Toshiba logo is softly illuminated on the case, which is very cool.
95 of 97 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lush colour, deep blacks,
This review is from: Toshiba 32RV753B 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Digital LCD TV with Freeview HD (Electronics)I've had my 32RV753 for a week & I'm very impressed with it: excellent picture, acceptable sound, a great EPG, and enough connection slots for both current use (2 Scart sockets & 1 composite video) and for the future (4 HDMI ports & optical digital audio output). This 32 inch is a good size: not dominating in my living room but big enough to give good detail, and light enough for one person to manhandle. A lot of thought's been put into its clever features, and you can tweak both picture and sound to your heart's content until they're just right for you. I'd definitely recommend downloading the extended manual from the Toshiba site if you want to unleash the full potential of this tv.
Afraid I can't comment on gaming, network or amplifier links, nor on Freeview HD as our area hasn't switched yet. My current set up's very simple, with just Sky and a DVD recorder linked via Scart.
Picture: Sharp with deep vibrant colours, and a warm tone that can be adjusted to a cooler setting. Blacks are very good, not whitened out towards the edges. It comes with 4 picture settings: `Standard' (bright & colourful), `AutoView' and `Movie' (duller, muted, good for night-time viewing), and `Dynamic' (fry-your-eyeballs). If you're tuned to one of the AV input channels there's also a fifth picture setting, `Game'. All settings can be tweaked to change colour, brightness, contrast etc. The impressive bit is that each input channel retains its own picture settings so, for example, you can set the TV to `Standard' and the DVD channel to `Movie'. Smart stuff. I personally think the picture becomes a bit `white-smoky' and loses some colour if I'm viewing at much of an angle, but then I find that with all LCD tvs, so it's not a particular criticism of this one. The stand has sufficient sideways swing to position the tv for the best angle.
Sound: The default settings are perfectly acceptable, but I found it a bit tinny and reverberating above a certain volume. Switching on additional bass and stereo improved this enormously. You can set default volumes for each AV channel individually. Dolby Volume can be turned on to even-out volume changes and this works fairly well when set to High (on Low I found some of the sound a bit too muffled).
Other features: The tv recognises activity on its AV inputs (eg playing a DVD), automatically switches over to that channel and if necessary resizes the picture. Signals from input channels are excellent so long as the Scart's properly connected (roll on HDMI!). The tv's factory defaults are sensible, such as powering off after 15mins if there's no signal, but all of these can be changed. Everything is accessible from the (very long!) 21cm remote control, and there are several tweaks you can do to make navigation as efficient as possible. The extended manual is comprehensive but opaque: you have to read between the lines to work out what it's saying, and it gives no clues as to why you might want to change a setting. `Suck it and see' seems to be Toshiba's philosophy. I found it comforting that everything can be reset to the factory default, either individually or for the tv as a whole, so if you fiddle too much you can reset and start again.
Freeview EPG: The 8-day Electronic Programme Guide is nice & bright with 13 channels per page, 90 mins across, and is easy to navigate from the remote. The TV, Radio, and Text channels are separated into different EPG listings. Reminders are straightforward to set up and reliable. Individual programme information is more than ample, including description, start/finish times, time left to run, SD or HD etc. It also gives `Next' and `Also' programme info. Other neat features include being able to create your own Favourite Channels lists, so you can jump to a favourite tv or radio station in a couple of keystrokes. You can also Skip, Renumber and/or Move channels so they're grouped together more logically in the listings, although `Move' currently loses its settings once the tv's turned off. Sometimes I've found that the EPG is `unavailable' when the tv's first turned on, but switching to another channel sorts this out. Hopefully these minor glitches will be fixed in a future software upgrade.
The only negatives I've noticed so far is that the tv can be very slow to warm up - from Standby to full picture & sound can take anything from 5 to 10 seconds & more - and changing channels is also quite slow (3-5 secs) as the tv seems to double-tune into the new channel. Other than that, I've got no complaints. I recently watched `The Normans' in SD and the picture was stunning: deep blacks, lush colour, fantastic detail; and the sound, though set fairly low, was perfectly clear. All in all I'm very happy with my purchase: a clever, future-proofed tv at a great price.
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent,
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for money,
At around £310 this tv is fantastic value for money, especially considering the fact that it has Freeview HD. I have seen similar sets from other manufacturers sporting similar specs being much more expensive. With Freeview HD not available in my area until 2012 I cannot comment on how good/bad this service actually is, but at this price point it's a welcome feature and will be ready for me when the time comes.
Aside from this the three main issues I had when looking for a new tv were motion blur, input lag and viewing angle. Well as far as motion blur goes my misgivings about LCD technology after the Samsung were entirely unjustified. This tv exhibits very little motion blur no matter what the viewing source and even when playing PS3 games it's never at a level where it is noticeable or causes any discomfort.
I primarily purchased the tv in order to watch blu-rays and to play PS3 games. As such, input lag was a large consideration for me. Unfortunately this tv does suffer from a noticeable amount of input lag which may discourage some particularly hardcore gamers. I spend much of my time playing my PS3 so at first this was very disconcerting. However, all the input lag does is make the controls feel weightier and somewhat more deliberate, which may bother some but after just a couple of hours of play I had adjusted fairly well and now i really don't notice it. On a further point, I purchased Vanquish (a particularly fast-paced shooter) after getting this tv and having never played it on another set before the controls felt perfect, so maybe it is all subjective and only noticeable on games you are intimately familiar with.
My final consideration for purchase was viewing angle, as being a student I often have people crammed in all corners of my room whenever we watch a film. Having read elsewhere on the internet that this tv has rather poor viewing angles I can assure you that I have had no problems with this whatsoever and you would have to be watching the tv at a particularly tight angle for anything noticeable to really affect your viewing experience.
Picture quality is fantastic on this set, with Blu-rays in particular really benfitting from the 1080p resolution. My collection of PS3 games also look fantastic, with levels of graphical detail achieved I could only have hoped for.
Even standard definition material looks much sharper and clearer than usual, indicating that Toshiba's Resolution+ technology isn't all just marketing fluff and actually works to make SD easier on the eye.
You also get a generous amount of connections, with 4 hdmi ports, 2 scart sockets and even a VGA port for connecting to a laptop or PC. I find it unlikely that I will ever use even half of all the connections at once but again it's nice to have more rather than less.
Some negatives to consider have been voiced by others, such as the time it takes for the set to turn itself on from standby and also to change channels but this is a minor annoyance. The sound could also be better but if like me you are really after that true movie/gaming experience you'll likely have your own external speaker set anyways.
This tv for me was everything I could have hoped for really. The only negatives I can think of are the somewhat noticeable input lag and the sound quality, but the former won't be a problem for most (you'd have to be a particularly harcore gamer for it to be a problem) and the latter is easily overcome with any kind of half decent speaker set. All things considered, at this price point this tv is fantastic value for money.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent LCD offering good value,
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Regrets,
Was amazed at the price, have seen this for anything upto £500 elsewhere....don't know how Amazon do it? Should be called amazing not Amazon.
The TV itself is slim and sleek looking, has a multitude of special functions, but down to basics, the picture and sound quality are fantastic. Looked at Avatar on Blu ray via the PS3 and it looked like you could reach into the TV and touch stuff the picture was that good....
Am thinking of upgrading my old Phillips 42" plasma some time and would seriously consider a Tosh after this. Can't rant on enough about this, it's 10 out of 10 with a gold star on top.
31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great TV!,
Some reviews mentioned the sounds wasn't too good on this model, but i've not experienced any problems with it, its pretty much as good as any other TV i've owned.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Toshiba 32RV753B 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Digital LCD TV with Freeview HD,
It's good that Toshiba logo can be turned off it is a bit distracting. Not able to comment on freeview HD yet, switchover here 2011, but HD programs do look sharper. Only possibly bad comment,I tried to hardwire computer to tv, computer signal seemed to be recognised but I was unable to get anything on screen, maybe my fault. I will try wireless when good deal for wireless dongle comes up.Hence 4 stars.
Getting from hdmi to analogue tv is a bit fiddly, you have to go from hdmi to dtv then to atv, it's workable though. You need to download the full pdf instructions it would have been nice if they were included, the leaflet included gets tv up and running but manual is needed to go further.
As for price I was lucky, had been looking at Samsung tv which was £35 cheaper but noticed 10% off on amazon, limited time offer, so paid £4 more for a tv with better specs. Do not even think of buying this from anywhere else, all the online and retail park stores I checked had this between £100 and £200 more than amazon's price.
Finally delivery was very quick, to be honest too quick I had to rearrange other commitments to be at home for delivery One point on that, it would be nicer if carrier could give a shorter time slot, I was given from 07:00 to 18:00 on delivery date. Could they try to at least say am or pm, I was lucky it arrived just after 13:00, small point but other people could have a lot more difficulty in being available all dayToshiba 32RV753B 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Digital LCD TV with Freeview HD
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST TELEVISION EVVER AND I MISS IT SO MUCH!,
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