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A good TV but has some flaws
on 9 December 2012
If you're looking for an inexpensive television that has good visuals and options to tweak it to your liking and you don't suffer from hearing issues (I'll go into this more in a moment) then this is a fairly good pick.
Pros: The energy rating is very good and generates very little heat, if you were to put your hand on the back of the television you'd barely feel any warmth - that's how good it is.
Has it's own freeview hd box built in and dvd bay too.
This tv has a large selection of input devices that can be used for you including a SCART, one AV placed on the side, two HDMI ports and VGA for the connection of a computer.
Potential for the televisions firmware to be updated in the future. However this model currently does not show up on the Toshiba website (at the time of writing this).
It's light, thin and when you get it you make think it's rather small but bear in mind it's borders quite slim giving it the illusion it is small.
The remote is simple and easy to understand.
The freeview box signal strength is rather good, at least compared to my old Alba one.
Not overly complicated to set up.
The majority of my annoyances i have think this television is down to it's firmware.
The reaction speed of commands like changing the channel or going through options can be terribly slow so you must be patient with it.
It's lousy at picking up the remote's infra red signals.
There's a idle timer set to 4 hours as a factory default - this can be turned off (it took me ages to find it though (menu->settings->other settings->auto tv off)), which can be quite annoying if you intend to use this display for a computer monitor as well.
It can be pretty damn lazy at picking up input channels. At times I've left my computer on, switch over to watch a bit of television and then switch back to HDMI2 only to find it won't actually recognised the signal, even replugging the HDMI wires won't refresh it!
The speakers are tiny! As i said earlier if you do suffer from hearing difficulties then you will either need to get some exterior speakers or look for an alternative tv because these will not suffice. They produce very little bass as well.
Make sure you position the television at a level so it is at the same height of your eyes, because this is a LCD display if you have it higher than when you're sitting you will find the display won't offer you the correct brightness or colour depth as it should.
Conclusion: If you're looking for a simple inexpensive tv for it's basic functions that's lightweight and thin, and won't be set up in a particularly noisy environment then this is a good option.