Toshiba Regza 42X3030D 42in LCD TV



Key Features

  • Review Price: £974.90

Less than a year ago I reviewed the Toshiba 42WLT66 and I was completely blown away at the idea of a 42in 1,920 x 1,080 TV for under £1,500. Of course despite having a Full HD resolution, that particular TV didn’t support a 1080p input, which wasn’t too much of a problem considering that there were no 1080p source devices at the time. But a great deal has happened since I reviewed the 42WLT66, we now have HD DVD and Blu-ray players outputting native 1080p signals, along with the PlayStation 3 doing the same. Thankfully Toshiba has kept up with technological advancements and given us the 42X3030D as a replacement to the 42WLT66, and if you thought you were getting a lot for your money with the old TV, just wait until you see the new one!

Like its predecessor, the 42X3030D is a 42in LCD TV with a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, or Full HD as many manufacturers like to call it. However, this TV will happily accept a 1080p signal – in fact Toshiba has indicated that the 42X3030D can handle 1080p 50, 60 and 24 variants, making it very versatile indeed. Of course you can still happily pump 720p and 1080i signals into the 42X3030D, and it will still do a very good job of displaying them – more on image quality later though.

As well as being 1080p compliant, the 42X3030D sports two HDMI 1.3 ports, meaning that this TV will support the Deep Colour feature associated with the new standard. So, assuming that you couple this TV with Toshiba’s HD-XE1 HD DVD player, and find yourself some compatible software, you could be enjoying the increased colour depth that HDMI 1.3 can offer. Complementing the HDMI inputs is a set of component inputs for hooking up analogue HD sources like an Xbox 360. You also get two SCART sockets, composite video in, two sets of analogue stereo inputs, analogue stereo out, subwoofer out and an optical digital output – the latter being for outputting a Dolby Digital stream from Freeview if anyone starts to broadcast such a service, and for passing through digital audio from the HDMI ports.

Toshiba continues its tradition of using captive power cables on its TVs – of course a separate power cord has the advantage of being easily replaceable, but I can’t remember every having a TV where the power cable failed. Also at the rear is a CI slot for adding subscription channels to the integrated digital tuner, while rounding off the connections is the RF input for an external aerial.

The 42X3030D definitely looks the part. It separates itself from the entry level Regza 42C3030D by sporting a glossy black bezel instead of a matt finish. The result is a great looking TV, with the crescent shaped silver stand adding to the aesthetics as well as offering smooth panning. The speakers are barely noticeable – there’s a very slim grille just below the screen – so there’s really nothing to detract from the clean, minimalist lines.

More from TrustedReviews

Atari is now in the speaker business… and the hat business

Thinner Moto Z2 Force could come with a huge trade-off

HyperLoop One

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop gathering pace as NY-DC link gets ‘OK’


Is this proof an N64 Classic will follow the SNES?

Agents of Mayhem preview

cats 17

Why you’ll want to download this OnePlus 5 update today

Golf rory

British Open Golf Live Stream: How to watch online for free

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for Xbox One down to under £9

Samsung Gear S3 finally gets Samsung Pay support in UK

Welcome to the all new Trusted Reviews

Netgear Arlo

Netgear Arlo Pro

Cat Amazon

Are you kitten me? Pet translation devices tipped for future smart homes

fire emblem warriors

Fire Emblem Warriors


Pokkén Tournament DX

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb 5

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay now lets you use your PayPal funds at the checkout

assassins creed origins

Ubisoft teases new games for Nintendo Switch, coming ‘quite soon’

amazon echo

Ask Vodafone: Mobile network’s first Amazon Alexa voice skill is revealed

Google Feed

The Google app’s new personalised feed might just drag you off Facebook

z2play 9

Moto Z2 Play

Mira Prism

For just $99 you can bring AR to the iPhone 7

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S9 displays may be the same, save one major new feature

movie theatre

The Netflix Effect: ‘Binge-watching’ is coming to movie theatres

Porsche MIssion E

Porsche’s latest electric car chargers put Tesla to shame

EE logo

EE’s new 20GB SIM-free deal is the best value tariff you’ll see all summer


These are the first images from the ISS – as captured by a zero-gravity drone

iMac 21.5-inch 4K (2017)

LG V30 case

LG V30 design ‘confirmed’ ahead of IFA 2017 launch

iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE

Waiting for the iPhone SE 2? Sadly, it could be a one-and-done

Google Glass Enterprise

Google Glass 2 has arrived, sort of

Denon AH-C621R

Denon AH-C621R

BBC Proms

Get ready to listen to the BBC Proms like never before

Fender Newport Monterey Bluetooth speakers

Fender’s new Bluetooth speakers look just like tiny guitar amps

Garmin Vivosmart 3

Garmin Vivosmart 3


Is the laptop travel ban dead? Electronics restrictions lifted by TSA but UK fails to follow suit

KitSound Immerse

KitSound Immerse Wireless Headphones


It’s World Emoji Day and Apple is showing off all of its newcomers

Porn Block

Privacy fears as UK plans age verification for porn sites


New WhatsApp feature could give Apple’s iMessage a run for its money

Essential Phone

Andy Rubin’s Essential phone coming to UK, likely as a network exclusive