By John Archer
Reviewed: 22 Jun 2009
Review Price free/subscription
I have owned this TV for a couple of months now and find it to be a bit of a mixed bag. Firstly the good. I use this as a bedroom TV to replace a 4 year old 23 inch Philips LCD TV. The picture is a great improvement. Contrast is better, colours richer. In particular white is whiter (With the Philips whites often had a red/pink tinge). HD pictures are nice, but you really need to see them on a larger TV to get the full benefit. There are also plenty of connection options with 3 HDMI sockets, VGA, component etc. However I have found the sound to be appalling, almost no bass or treble (The Philips which it replaced which I still use elsewhere is considerably better for sound). Even the bass boost and treble controls don't help much. I have to use external speakers. Also, the EPG is very poor. You can only view one channel at a time, and as soon as you scroll to another channel, the TV immediately switches to that channel when you often only want to read the guide for it. I have used several EPGs and this is one of the poorest. The EPG is less of a problem for me as I use the TV with a 'Humax Freesat HDR' which has a good EPG and with a good pair of external speakers the TV is acceptable but I would have expected more from a TV from a respected manufacturer like Toshiba.
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