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OK for Freeview - others brands are better featured,
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This review is from: Toshiba 22BL702B 22-inch Widescreen Full HD LED TV with Freeview (Old model) (Electronics)The Toshiba 22BL702B 22-inch Widescreen Full HD LED TV with Freeview is not a proper LED TV but an LCD TV backlit with LEDs, and it does not contain an HD Freeview tuner - but will display full 1080p HD if the right source is connected to it via HDMI. I bought the TV for our kitchen to replace an older and smaller Samsung model, but the picture on the HD ready Samsung was quite a bit better than this full HD Toshiba.
This Turkish built model is quite attractive but lacks much connectivity - just one HDMI, one SCART and one aux in small jack socket. There is an adaptor provided for connecting equipment that uses phono plugs. The sound quality is OK - not as bad as I thought from some other reviews - but it IS a small TV and the speakers do face downwards so don't expect too much, but the sound quality is better than some other similar sized TVs.
The Freeview is good, although only in SD, the information box for each channel gives useful details including signal strength and quality so you can adjust you aerial, if needed, for weaker channels. I only bought this make and model as Amazon offered it as a Lightning Deal for a good price and it was good value. If I had to pay the full price I would have probably chosen a Samsung again as the picture quality and styling are superior to this Toshiba, and offer more features for the price.
If you just want a TV with reasonable Freeview then this Toshiba should be OK - if you want a bit more then look elsewhere.
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Initial post: 12 Jul 2012 22:17:41 BDT
Flint Lockwood says:
Just to point out that LED televisions are in fact LCD televisions which are either backlit or edge lit with LEDs. The 'old' style LCD televisions that I think the reviewer is referring to above are lit with fluorescent tubes. So the television in this review is actually an LED television but also and LCD. Confusing?! Unfortunately, manufacturers do not help by listing their new televisions as LED televisions when in fact they use both technologies. The description for this television does not actually say that it has a HD Freeview tuner so I am unsure why the review above states this to be a negative aspect of the television. The television fits the description. I do not even own a television like this. I just wanted to point out that the review above is misleading.
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jul 2012 11:34:48 BDT
James B. Spink says:
There was an adjudication regarding LED TVs a couple of years in which the ASA challenged Samsungs definition. The clarification can be found here: http://www.asa.org.uk/ASA-action/Adjudica
I still think it is both wrong and confusing to call an LCD TV an LED TV because of its LED backlighting - a lot of people would expect a full LED display from an "LED TV"!
The term "Full HD" can be confusing when used for a TV with built in Freeview. Although most people understand this term refers to the screen resolution only - many others do not, especially in areas only recently switched to digital only. HD Freeview has only become available in these areas since switchover and is still unfamiliar to many viewers - my point was for clarification, not a negative comment against this specific TV, or to imply that the product description was misleading.
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Oct 2012 16:53:35 BDT
Gadget Fan says:
You both make good points. LCD TVs with LED back lighting are known as LED TVs - it's simply less of a mouthful than LCD TV with Edge LED back-lighting. The vast majority of LED TVs are edge-lit, others use full array LEDs but are a little thicker, but still with an LCD screen. So I don't think this is misleading really, it's what they are all called. They do tend to offer better contrast, and better energy consumption in a smaller chassis - which is what people are being sold on.
I take your point about the Full HD terminology though, potentially confusing I agree, and given that the HD tuner is not huge additional cost I think it's a bit of a swizz that they do not include it.
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