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John Archer

By John Archer

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Toshiba Regza 32RV635DB 32in LCD TV

Summary

Our Score:

9

User Score:

The 32RV635DB also easily outguns your average cheap and cheerful set with its sharpness levels. I’ve already noted how this applies to standard definition thanks to Resolution+, but HD images, too, look startlingly crisp and detailed. And amazingly, this sharpness isn’t completely lost when things start moving around in the picture. In other words, while this television isn’t by any means entirely free from motion blur, its impact is far less distracting than is usually the case at the low end of the TV market.

More mostly good news concerns the 32RV635DB’s colours. Tones are generally credible, even during dark scenes, and there’s less evidence of striping over what should be smooth colour blends than is commonly the case with budget TVs. The 32RV635DB doesn’t manage to deliver the same sort of vibrancy post calibration as a good £500 or more TV might achieve, which can leave images looking a touch muted if viewed in a bright room. But if I had to choose between slightly muted naturalism and unrealistic over-aggression... well, I think you can tell by the way I phrased the question where my sympathies would lie.

Wrapping up the 32RV635DB’s budget-busting performance is its perfectly acceptable audio. I can’t quite persuade myself to get any more enthusiastic than that about a soundstage that doesn’t really have the power or range to open up to accommodate a healthy action sequence. That said, the 32RV635DB’s decent audio clarity with ‘normal’ TV fodder doesn’t go completely AWOL when a few explosions start going off, so it's still a step up from the tinny, distorted nastiness commonly found below £400.

Verdict

While the 32RV635DB is fractionally too workmanlike a performer to make it an unreserved recommendation, I can’t for the life of me think where else you could get the same level of performance for anywhere as little cash. So on that basis - its extreme talent relative to the rest of the entry-level 32in LCD world - I really have no choice but to slap a TrustedReviews Recommended badge on it!

vincentb15

March 17, 2010, 5:40 pm

Hi,





Looks like the perfect choice for us, however, I cannot find anyone selling it for ... £349. You mentioned this price point a few times in your article, John, but Amazon is selling it at £388, moreover, it is not Amazon directly, but a vendor on their marketplace (which I have never been fond of).


The article was published today and it is not the 1st time that I find such a difference between the article claimed price and reality.


Your shopping.trustedreviews link still show £348:


http://shopping.trustedreviews...


I can understand prices issues if the article has been published weeks or months ago but not in this case..


So maybe before hitting the 'publish' button you should review those prices...





;-)

salleee

March 17, 2010, 9:41 pm

Was almost convinced until I read the Amazon reviews in detail. A lot of people seem to be having problems with the on/off switch breaking.





e.g.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/review...





*Sigh*

Jay Werfalli

March 17, 2010, 9:54 pm

@Vincent. Thanks for pointing that out - we are looking into this as Amazon and Pricegrabber seem to have this listed incorrectly.

Kevsta

April 13, 2010, 2:23 pm

No FreeviewHD support? I think that I'll wait a bit longer.

John 38

June 21, 2010, 4:53 am

"Was almost convinced until I read the Amazon reviews in detail. A lot of people seem to be having problems with the on/off switch breaking."


Amazon Reviews


5 Star = 99


4 Star = 18


3 Star = 2


2 Star = 1


1 Star = 4





A lot of people what? 117 Very Positive Reviews and Only 7 give it 3 stars or less

Linda Cowell

January 4, 2013, 1:34 pm

My 2.5 year TV has just had a main board go in it and will cost £125.00 approx to be repaired so not impressed with Toshiba at all and will never buy another

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