19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 16 October 2013
TV is mostly about picture quality, and for this theTosh scores full marks.
The only thing I'm not so keen on is the update function. Switching off from the Remote puts it in Standby mode; the picture and sound turn off and the Standby light glows red.
The first night I had it, I woke up at about 3am to find the Standby light pulsing red and green. Since I had no idea what it meant I did a quick check of the skimpy User Guide and found nothing, so, assuming some fault had surfaced, I powered it off totally and contacted Toshiba in the morning. Eventually I got a response saying that it was not a fault, but simply an indication that the TV was updating itself. This really should be written in big bold letters in a prominent place in the User Guide.
Other than that, its a great little TV.
73 of 76 people found the following review helpful
TV's have come a very long way since I watched The Coronation on a curved grey glass square set inside a lavish walnut cabinet adorned with a couple of bakerlite knobs.
This one takes the biscuit for being the least offensive, most unobtrusive, quietly elegant, crisply clean and attractive `television set' I've ever bought. As with a super model you have to wonder `where are the intestines?' It lives in a guest bedroom and I can hardly tear myself away from gazing at its tidy, open, minimalistic face.
Adopting the suck it and see attitude most over sixties have to instructions I undressed it in the bedroom, carelessly chucking the booklet to one side on the grounds I couldn't read it without my glasses anyway. No problems attaching the base, I reckoned, there are four screws and an odd white plastic square to get to grips with. This is when a kind young helper stepped in to stop me screwing the long screws straight through the screen without recourse to the white bracket.
You could attach it to the wall using a purpose made tv wall mounting arrangement - there is a square base for that on the back of the box. We settled for a short screw through the base hole kindly provided to keep it sitting on the (cheap white, not antique) tv table I wanted it to stay put on. I think it's a good idea to secure the telly, as being so light; a slight breeze might blow it over. Or a dog's tail might pass by wagging or a grandchild might attempt to push a sandwich into the dvd slot...
We inserted batteries into the remote, which is pretty simple to work out - upstairs for television programmes and the down below for the films. Anyway there it was safe and sound standing to attention and so we did the big switch on and worked the through the menu. That was all easy peasy, the EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) is clear and legible on a white background, and it picked up all the Freeview channels no trouble at all. The dvd disc loaded and started to play obediently. Slight panic when we wanted to try and eject it, you have to let the disc stop spinning before you press the lower of the two buttons on the side of the set to eject.
All well and good! This Toshiba `leading innovation' must be pretty future proof and entirely open to all boarders as it also lets you plug in through USB your camera, your video camera, also your mp3 music player, ipod, pc, wires and connections are provided. We haven't got HD supplied to us yet but of course it will happily show that too. The LED back light means if you feel like watching in daylight (something my mother would never allow) then the picture is still sharp and bright. Lovely colours, the ability to change the settings if you dare, all around I am happy to give this pretty little thing five stars.
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on 16 August 2013
I bought this for my bedroom and have been delighted with it. The picture is very clear, the sound is fine (despite adverse comments from other purchasers) and it is also extremely compact. I would have liked a switch off button on the set, but understand it is not unusual for this feature to be absent from TVs and combis. Overall, though, I am very happy with this product and would not hesitate to recommend it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This 22" Toshiba 22D1334B is replacing a broken 15" Phillips T.V that has lasted us several years. It will be used as a bedroom T.V, aside a PC to watch telly & listen to the radio at night. Due to this, we didn't want a T.V that was too big or expensive, and this Toshiba suited the criteria.
+ Decent picture quality (can vary on particular programs) & nice size/scale increase compared to our previous 15" T.V.
+ Decent sound quality (the change takes some getting used too).
+ Straight forward setup attaching the stand/base & start up installation/tuning is a breeze with screen prompts/options.
+ Connectivity range, can optionally be used with other devices such as PC or Laptop etc...
+ Built in DVD player makes this a nice multi-purpose all round unit.
+ Easy to use remote control & quality Duracell batteries included.
+ Comes with it's own power cord, built into the back of the T.V (not removable by ordinary means, decent length cable).
+ Visually the unit looks clean & tidy back to front, no innards visible etc..
+ Quick start manual is good.
+ UI is easy to navigate & some decent options e.g T.V program information & programme guide listing similar to Sky.
+ Freeview, 50 channels & 25 radio stations.
- DVD/player has no DVD/CD cover, it's open, leaving the spinning disk visible when playing DVD's.
- Question over dust being captured in the open DVD player interface.
- The white finish on the unit is a bit bright, a toned down or silver finish would had been nicer to look at.
- Remote control feels a little flimsy/cheap.
- The DVD players noise when running a DVD is noticeable at low volume.
- T.V emits a humming noise, more noticeable on talk radio stations , at low volume.
Note: Region 2 DVD's must be used.
In conclusion, the Toshiba 22D1334B meets our needs, albeit with a few concerns, but it has all the credentials for a fine bedroom/kitchen T.V. It's going to get plenty of use, so if anything happens you'll be the first to know. Recommended.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on 24 July 2013
I was very pleased with the look of the TV which I got in white as it was for the bedroom. Not many TVs have built in DVD and I particularly wanted this. Also wanted HDMI facilities so I could use i player on it. Very satisfied with the ease of setting it up and picture quality is great. I only didn't give it 5 stars because of the sound quality which to me is a bit on the tinny side. Have tried altering the sound settings but no great improvement. The sound is adequate but could be a lot better. 22 inch is a good size for a bedroom. The whole thing is very neat and easy to use.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 7 December 2014
I have been most impressed with until a week after purchase. Now i find when I switch it on with the remote it starts to flash green/red on the front and nothing else happens despite trying the other buttons. I now have to unplug it from mains and then plug it back in again and then it goes direct to the scart setting despite the fact my separate DVD recorder/player is not switched on. Then if i press the source button and that menu opens i can then click up one to TV which then is OK. Is there something wrong?
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 13 February 2014
I can't write a comprehensive review as I only have looked at the product briefly this is due to when I unboxed the item it was clear by the markings on the rear of the TV that the stand had been fitted before... (I reckon I must have had the same one an earlier reviewer below). Because of this I am returning the item as it is not "new". I don't expect to buy new and get something that been opened before. This is one of the reasons I don not buy from Argos anymore as I'm sick and tired of getting other peoples returned goods that usually have broken or missing pieces where Argos haven't bothered to check the item before it goes back in stock, Is Amazon going down this route??? Thankfully nothing was missing or broken as far as I could see but I don't trust an item that has been opened & I should not have to accept this. If an item is returned it should not have been used & customers should not return stuff unless there is a genuine problem like a fault & not return once they have unboxed it, used it & decided they don't want it for whatever reason... rant over.
On to the TV and I would point out that the screen size only measures 21 & a quarter inches so it is slightly less than the stated 22 inches. Looks very good in white like an i-mac monitor & fits in with the décor where it would be placed (the replacement one that is). Seeing as the item has been used before I did play a couple of excerpts from dvds to check picture quality & I would say picture quality is adequate from the price, not bad but equally not amazing, it would be unfair for me to compare picture quality to my main TV costing 10 times as much. The TV is only for the kids bedroom & handy space saver having the built in dvd, which my only gripe is it is a bit noisy when ejecting a disc. sound is as you would expect from a small flat screen flat & tinny, no real bass or depth to the sound but again adequate for the price.
all in all a decent product for the money as long as you get a "new" one. Mine is being returned today (hope you don't get that one) and i've ordered a replacement 24" inch to compensate on the slightly smaller screen measurement
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 5 June 2014
This product was purchased to replace an old Avtex tv which had a faulty DVD player. The Toshiba has a superb picture and very good sound quality for such a small unit. The tuner is very sensitive and picks up over 100 stations using the somewhat crude aerial that is fitted to most caravans. Bear in mind that this is a mains only tv and will not work from 12 volts. The DVD player works well, but you do need to read the instructions to eject the DVD, which entails pushing a button three times on the side of the set. The remote control has several 'unused' buttons but doesn't have an eject button.
On first turning it on, the picture looked insipid and dull. The 'factory settings' of the menu has the 'power saving mode' turned on. Turn this off and the picture comes to life with bright colours and good contrast. Some tinkering the colour, contrast and backlight controls in the menu can improve it further.
For the price, this is a good television and in white, it would also look in a bedroom.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 1 November 2013
This tv is great, good picture, nice clear sound and a very attractive televison for a kitchen or bedroom. Would recommend
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 21 April 2014
Bought this tv from a high street store as I needed it immediately and couldn't wait for an amazon delivery, but I always look to amazon for reviews before I buy.
I am really pleased with this tv. It's good looking and thin. The white border also looks great with white and ivory furniture. The picture quality is great, it's good to view from extreme angles, none of the darkness of picture you get with other tvs. mine is on a wall bracket quite high up and I can see the screen almost perfectly lying on bed.
It's really easy to switch between tv and dvd, and I was pleased that the DVD player remembers your place in the disk when you switch the tv back on.
The sound quality is also good, I don't find it tinny at all as some other reviewers have.
Setup was easy and intuitive, though I did have some issues locating all the essential function buttons on the remote to start with, the abbreviations on the buttons aren't all what you'd expect to be looking for, and the booklet wasn't a lot of help. It did take me a few days to find the programme guide.
Also be aware that the power lead is quite short, especially if you're planning on a wall bracket, I've had to get an extension lead to make it reach the floor even though the socket is right next to the tv. Also note that the cable connections are at the back rather than the side of the tv. This wasn't a problem for me as I gave a swivelling bracket, but might cause problems if you're attaching the tv the a standard solid bracket flat against the wall.
My only real concern is that the DVD player is open to the side, so I worry about dust etc getting in. Otherwise I am really pleased with the tv and would very highly recommend it.