Toshiba 22DV713B review

  • £280

A 22-inch TV/DVD combi for less than £300? That'll do nicely

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For

  • Great price for such a flexible product
  • Good multimedia abilities
  • Good picture performance

Against

  • Uninspiring menus and irritating EPG
  • Predictably feeble sonics

Toshiba's 22DV713B DVD/TV combi might not be a looker, but it's got a great personality. It's neither as curvy nor as elegant as Sharp's 22DV200E, but it doubles its 22-inch rival's HDMI count and is able to play back music and photo files from USB drives.

It can even play DivX video files courtesy of its DVD deck, as well, of course, as 'normal' CD and DVD discs.

The 22DV713B has an HD ready (1,366 x 768-pixel) screen fed by a standard-definition Freeview tuner and can also be used as a PC monitor, thanks to a D-Sub port.

Toshiba 22dv713b

Set-up and use of the TV is hindered by an almost illegibly small Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) that changes channel as you scroll through the listings, slowing the process down considerably.
These irritants are fairly swiftly forgotten, though, once you clock the 22DV713B's performance, which is substantially better than expected for something so affordable.

For starters, pictures from the DVD deck and Freeview tuner are bright for such a small screen. Even more striking is the amount of contrast available, helping the display deliver richer and more natural colours than is common with cheap, small LCD TVs.

The 22DV713B continues to impress with relatively static HD footage, serving up plenty of sharpness and detail. However, this sharpness breaks down during action scenes due to obvious amounts of motion blur.

Toshiba 22dv713b

Less distracting – but still notable – is a rather grey look to dark scenes. This is surprising, given that black colours look fine within pictures containing a mix of dark and bright material.

The speakers are merely par for the course for a small LCD TV, sounding slight and distorted when asked to reproduce anything more taxing than a chat show.

For all its flaws, though, the 22DV713B remains a cut above most rivals in the value segment of the smallscreen market.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeTV/DVD Combo
Scan Format720p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG2)
Analog TunerNTSC
Video Signal StandardHD Ready
Number of HDMI Ports2
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyDV
Brand NameToshiba
Screen Size55.9 cm (22")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle170°
Vertical Viewing Angle170°
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)5.90 kg
Operating Power Consumption49.10 W
Standby Power Consumption480 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio5,000:1
RMS Output Power6 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand406 mm
Width with Stand552 mm
Depth with Stand215 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Height375 mm
Width552 mm
Depth66 mm
ColourBlack
Brightness400 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Product SeriesDV
Maximum Resolution1366 x 768
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsCD-DA, MP3
Media SupportedDVD-R, CD-R
FeaturesMedia Player, Auto Program
ManufacturerToshiba
Product Model22DV713
Product Name22DV713 TV/DVD Combo
Video FormatsDivX
Manufacturer Part Number22DV713B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing Information

Ideal for when space is limited, the DV series is a LCD/DVD player combi offering the reassurance of Toshiba quality combined with highly affordable prices. With a 55.9cm (22") screen and stylish gloss black design the DV offers a HD ready resolution and HDMI connectivity. The DV features a built-in DVD player making it ideal for small spaces whilst built-in Freeview provides access to 50 digital TV channels and 24 radio stations without subscription. PC input allows you to connect your PC and use the DV as a PC monitor.

Package Contents
  • 22DV713 TV/DVD Combo
  • Remote Control
Response Time5 ms
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)4.90 kg