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Toshiba 37XV503DB - 37" Widescreen 1080p Full HD LCD TV With Freeview

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  • 1080p HD Ready Digital LCD TVs
  • 1920x1080p screen resolution
  • 3x HDMITM
  • Active Vision LCD Picture Processing
  • Game mode
  • Luma Sens Light Sensor
  • Audio Description
  • 24 fps compatible
  • REGZA Link (CEC)
  • Component Video Input
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 18000:1
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  • Item Weight: 16 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 23 Kg
  • Item model number: 37XV503DB
  • ASIN: B0013HLVR0
  • Date first available at 21 Jan. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 266,292 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Toshiba XV503DB Series

Toshiba is a word synonymous with quality and innovation; principles that have guided the company since its creation more than 130 years ag

This is the REGZA XV503D series – a true masterpiece of technical innovation. It is the latest addition to our REGZA collection of award-winning HD Ready LCD televisions and is packed with all the features you were looking for and a few you didn’t know you needed.

HD ReadyFULL HD Ready 1080p

High Definition television offers the highest quality picture currently available for home entertainment. High Definition screen images are broadcast with either 720 or 1080 vertical lines of picture information, compared to the current PAL standard definition output of 576 lines. This increase in picture information is important to maintain a good picture quality on modern, larger screen televisions, with images stretched over much larger areas.

Full HD ReadyREGZA XV Series models are 1080p Full HD Ready, with a 16:9 format panel processing a screen resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. All screen sizes offer high definition images made up of more than 2 million pixels and are perfect for seeing all the extra detail offered by high definition broadcasts and up-scaled DVD.


Active VisionThe dramatic increase in picture quality offered by high definition broadcastsdemands innovation in display technology to get the best results from the HD revolution. It is the technological advances we make that ensure our televisions are the perfect blend of form and function, delivering incredible viewing experiences.

Active vision 1Our much acclaimed Active Vision LCD picture processing technology has been improved in its ability to enhance core elements of your television picture:

Colour - MPEG noise reduction and 10-BIT colour gamut processing produce screen images with smoother colour gradation and reduced ‘blocking’. This effect is most noticeable on large areas of similar shade and is caused by the decompression of MPEG images.


Detail – high and standard definition images are produced with increased detail levels compared to conventional LCD televisions. Complex up-scaling technology utilises Active Vision 3every single pixel and de-interlacing technology removes jagged edges on fine lines and intricate detail.

Active Vision 2Movement – The motion blur normally associated with fast moving objects on conventional LCD screens, is almost completely removed thanks to our Real Speed Progressive technology. Objects now flash smoothly across the screen with little distortion, an improvement to be appreciated by sports fans and gamers alike.

Contrast – Active Vision LCD constantly monitors the contrast level required by the original signal and adjusts the output accordingly. This system works in harmony with our Dynamic Contrast technology to Active Vision 4dramatically increase the depth of black in dark scenes, whilst retaining enough highlight to maintain all the detail.



Getting the best picture detail requires the right balance between brightness and contrast, too much or too little of either is a problem. Our Dynamic Contrast technology automatically adjusts the LCD panel backlight, depending on the level of brightness required by the original signal.

Dimming the backlight enables the system to reproduce fine detail and render dark scenes more realistically, with blacks having much greater depth. Increasing backlight brightness for scenes requiring more colour, produces more vibrant images with a greater intensity. The process is almost instantaneous, easily coping with fast scene changes, whilst retaining the contrast levels essential for good detail.


As clever as Dynamic Contrast is, until now it didn’t take into account room lighting conditions. The CV series possess Luma Sens technology that improves picture quality whilst reducing power consumption. It detects the level of ambient light and adjusts the brightness levels of the LCD backlight. In a darkened room it will reduce the power to the backlight, whilst allowing it to dynamically alter the contrast as required by individual scenes. You get the contrast you need for perfect screen images in any lighting conditions and you save energy too; a definite win-win situation


We know many of you like to change the colour performance of your screen to match your personal requirements, which is why we developed our 3D Colour Management technology. This allows you to ‘fine tune’ the brightness, hue and saturation levels of six colours until you achieve the look you want.



3 HDMIIt is now accepted that the High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI™) is the industry standard for connecting modern audio visual equipment, having superseded SCART. It allows transmission of uncompressed digital video and multi-channel audio content through a single cable, with information transfer rates far higher than with previous connections. The use of a single cable greatly simplifies the installation of home entertainment systems and ensures the best quality picture and sound reproduction. All CV series models have three HDMI™ connections, allowing you to connect to more than one HD source without having to continually disconnect and reconnect different pieces of your equipment. In future it is expected all digital equipment, HD televisions and games consoles will feature HD! MI™; it is essential you have multiple connections to future-proof your television.


We understand that sound plays a huge part in the enjoyment of everything we watch on television. This is why we put as much effort into the audio quality produced by our CV series models as we did their picture quality.

The XV series delivers an audio performance every bit as impressive as its image quality, thanks in part to SRS WOW audio technology. It combines class-leading technologies which improve the dynamic performance of compressed digital audio content. It elevates and expands the size of the stereo image to take on huge proportions compared to the physical size of the speakers doing the work.

SRS WOWUsefully the position of the virtual sound field is lifted to ear level, the optimal speaker position. Bass performance is improved and the sound stage is altered to remove the spatial clues the brain relies on to inform it where a sound is coming from. This has the effect of fooling you into believing sounds are all around you, rather than just in front. The overall effect is one of a truly powerful audio performance that takes you to heart of the action.


The XV series models have an integrated tuner capable of providing Audio Description to digital programmes supporting the feature. Audio Description is an essential aid for anyone with visual impairment, watching Freeview Digital Broadcasts

Audio Description provides an additional narrative between programme or film dialogue, describing all significant aspects of the scene on screen. It describes anything important to the understanding of the story, like facial expressions, clothing or even who various characters are.


It’s what you want; a great choice of channels, digital quality images and sound in widescreen format with innovative interactive services.

The integrated tuner in the CV series models gives you access to Freeview, the terrestrial digital broadcast service received through your existing TV aerial**. The digital signal delivers high quality video and audio without the interference and ghosting associated with conventional analogue signals.

There’s no end to the entertainment; Freeview currently offers over 40 TV channels and more than 20 digital radio stations; a superb digital text service and an advanced electronic programme guide.

The easy-to-use on-screen menu delivers a wealth of useful information including:Freeview
• 8 day at-a-glance programme listings
• Programme summaries
• What’s on – now and next
• Personal reminders
• Favourite channel memory
Remember, there’s no separate set-top box, no contract and no monthly fees.

Game modeGAME MODE

Models in the XV series have an exciting new feature for the gamers amongst you – Game Mode; a process that bypasses much of the picture processing technology required to enhance TV programmes and films. This results in reduction in the delay between you moving the joystick on your controller and the response you see on the screen, whilst also offering 1:1 Pixel mapping known as exact scan. Meaning you get the full image displayed on the screen – ideal for playing games online giving you the edge over the competition who don’t have the full picture.


In response to the concerns expressed by many consumers who would prefer to turn their television off completely, we have fitted all CV series models with an On/Off switch. Although all models are extremely energy efficient, consuming only 0.9 watts in stand-by mode, we take our responsibility to the environment seriously and will always do everything we can to minimise the impact our products have on our surroundings.


All XV503D models carry the Energy Saving Trust’s recommended logo.

Made in UKAll of Toshiba’s large screen LCD TVs are assembled in the UK in Plymouth, Devon.




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After plenty of hours researching LCD TV's on the web and looking at what I could get for £600 I finally plumped for this one. There was a lack of reviews but it fit all the criteria I was looking for. 37", 1080p, 3 HDMI slots, nice looking, good price and a good make. I had a 32" 100hz Toshiba CRT and I have been more than happy with its performance so I figured 'why not?'.

At first when I tuned in to Sky+ I must admit I was ready to send it back. I watched the Champions League game on ITV on Tuesday night and was taken aback by how BAD the picture was. It was awful. However once I tuned in the freeview tuner it has improved amazingly, through both Sky and Freeview the picture is now really good. Now I can honestly say there is little difference between the CRT and this LCD and on some channels there is a vast improvement (Sky Sports, Channel 4, BBC to name a few). Channels like UKGold suffer because of the age of the shows they transmit and the fact this TV is 1080p means that it blows up the picture quite a bit and makes it a little fuzzy. A minor gripe.

It was the same bad picture issue when playing a DVD through my Xbox 360. I played Black Hawk Down through the component cable and, instead of being blown away I was slightly deflated. It looked scratchy and not as good as my old TV. Then bought an HDMI cable and oh my gosh. DVD's look fantastic when upscaled through the 360, really deep levels of black which is apparently a good thing and great clarity and sound. 360 games are breathtakingly good, Burnout Paradise looks incredible as does just about every title I have played on it so far. COD 4 just looks amazing and makes an awesome game WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better. Trust me.
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I Recently purchased this TV after researching the market for a long time. I was concerned about a rumour I had heard regarding the freeview on the Tv, I was concerned about the fact that between 2009 and 2012 that there was going to be free to air HD programs broadcast and this TV along with all the rest on sale would not be able to receive these channels and the normal channels would be switched off. This is the case but the HD channels are going to run along side the normal digital channels and should you wish to view them you will have to purchase a box a bit like the freeview ones available now so this is not a problem. The TV is an excellent price the picture quality is amazing and the SRSWOW sound is more than enough for your average front room. I had my last Toshiba TV for 12 years and once again I feel I have purchased wisely. One more thing this TV is available on Play but I would pay extra from Amazon any day for the great service they provide. I bought from Play in the first place it took 2 weeks to get the TV when I received it, it was broken and it then took a further 1 and a half weeks and only because I phoned up to be told they were waiting for new stock. I ordered TV from Amazon and received it in less than 24hrs FANTASTIC SERVICE!!
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After months of nagging, the wife finally cracked and let me buy a new telly. Researched almost every lunchtime looking at reviews, prices on various sites etc. and finally decided on this bad boy.

Delivery was a slow process, used the free delivery service (would not recommend as took about a week to get it....longest week ever!)

When it did arrive had a wee panic as noticed on the box that it said HD READY as opposed to FULL HD, checked code etc to confirm it was the correct TV they sent and it was fine. Dont know why this was but its defo Full HD.

Set up was simple, couldnt get the V+ working straight off but a wee call to the help desk and they took me through some simple steps and it was fine after that.

Has everything you could need for an outstanding price, full HD (absolutely breathtaking when playing PS3 games and Bluray movies through an HDMI cable, BBC HD not too shabby too, Euro Champs...magic!), not bulky around the screen edge(i noticed a lot of tellys have speakers attached) which actually makes the screen look bigger.

Standard definition through an HDMI on V+ is a lot sharper than any screen I have seen, programme menu slightly blurry but not a major problem.

Would highly recommend this set to anyone on the market for a 37" LCD TV
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Ordered this as a replacement for an 8 year old 32" Panasonic CRT. I was at first a little concerned at whether the built in DTT receiver and my SKY+ SD sources would offer the quality I was hoping for - I was not disappointed the picture quality is great. The picture is on a par with the old CRT and those extra few inches of the 37" LCD make the difference.

When I attached my upscaling DVD player I was really impressed with the quality. I don't currently have a native HD source but I'm sure that once I get one I will be further impressed.
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Well i was advised by a friend to get this TV due to its spec. Great resolution and connectivity.

Granted not much difference on normal terrestrial picture but clear enough. And when the PS3 was connected via scart lead still looked a bit... plain.

But plug in the HDMI cable and PS3 is a crisp graphic beauty. Blue rays look amazing, blackhawk down and starship troopers are jaw droppingly good, even the upscaled dvd's on the PS3 look amazing and i could not go back to watching a normal DVD player.

Best buy i've ever made and very very happy.
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