Toshiba 19DV665DB review

This 19" LCD TV comes equipped with a built-in DVD drive

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Our Verdict

A good TV as a second set in a child's room or the kitchen but we wouldn't recommend it as a main TV


  • Built in DVD drive
  • Price
  • Decent colour palette


  • Black levels
  • Motion handling
  • Flimsy build

The Toshiba 19DV665DB gets off to a slightly shaky start with its unusual panel resolution.

While 1,440 x 900 are enough pixels for an HD Ready badge, the arrangement of them isn't strictly 'widescreen', coming in at something more like 16:10 as opposed to the conventional 16:9 format.

While this is of debatable significance on such a small set, the 19DV665DB does carry about it a whiff of the re-purposed computer monitor, rather than that of a thoroughbred television.

Built-in DVD

What it does have, though, is a built-in DVD drive, making it ideal for a bedroom, kitchen or spare room, as well as DivX playback for enjoying video downloaded from the internet.

The lightweight, flimsy construction won't turn many heads, but the surprisingly large remote control seems to belong to a higher, more heavily specified set, although a few of its many buttons are for the DVD functions.

The zapper works well with the menu architecture, although onscreen text is small and difficult to read from more than a few feet away.


Picture performance is acceptable, with a persuasive, brightly lit palette and a reasonable amount of detail, but blacks are predictably shallow and movement is occasionally rather jerky.

Audio, meanwhile, has little muscle and barely any bass.

However, the built-in DVD drive combined with the low price earn the set a value-conscious four stars.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeTV/DVD Combo
Scan Format720p
Number of HDMI Ports1
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Brand NameToshiba
Screen Size48.3 cm (19")
Aspect Ratio16:9
RMS Output Power6 W
Digital Audio OutputYes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Sound SystemDolby
Maximum Resolution1366 x 768
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsCD-DA, MP3
Media SupportedDVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-R
FeaturesAuto Program
Product Model19DV665DB
Product Name19DV665DB TV/DVD Combo
Video FormatsDivX
Manufacturer Part Number19DV665DB
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Our new 19DV665DB HD LCD television combine superb picture processing performance and elegant contemporary styling with the added bonus of an integrated DVD player. The HD panel, driven by impressive picture processing technology, creates stunning high definition images. The built-in digital tuner gives access to the new world of digital TV channels and interactive features.