Toshiba 32CV711B review

  • £400

The 32CV711B's solid feature set, and aggressive pricing make it a decent option as a second-room TV

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Our Verdict

The 32CV711B offers far more set up flexibility than your average cheap and cheerful TV, but also suffers from a couple of flaws. However, the set's solid multimedia features and aggressive price make the 32CV711B a potentially decent option as a second-room TV

For

  • Decent looks
  • Attractive price
  • Bright and colourful pictures
  • USB multimedia playback

Against

  • Backlight consistency problems
  • Motion blur
  • No Freeview HD tuner
  • Not full HD
  • Dated operating system

Toshiba's 32CV711B seems tailor-made for what is shaping up to be a grim year of belt-tightening. This 32-inch LCD TV is available on the high street for under £400 and for considerably less online, yet it carries Active Vision video processing and a degree of multimedia flexibility, although there's no hi-def TV tuner.

Of course, the 32CV711B isn't the only aggressively priced TV in Toshiba's range. In fact it's got a nearly bewildering set of entry-level models – some exclusive to particular retail chains – with only minor differences in spec. Particularly similar on paper are the AV713B series and the 32BV500, while stepping up to the 32BV700 adds a full HD resolution compared with the 32CV711B's 1,366 x 768 pixel count.

The DV series add a built-in DVD player, meanwhile, and the LV series throws in an extra (third) HDMI. Stepping up even further to the RV series introduces a fourth HDMI, DLNA connectivity and a Freeview HD tuner.

If you prefer edge LED backlighting to standard CCFL, then you'll need to make the leap up to the SL, VL and WL series, the latter of which introduces 3D on a Toshiba TV for the first time in the shape of the 40, 46 and 55-inch WL768 series.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format720p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG2), DVB-T
Video Signal StandardHD Ready
Number of HDMI Ports2
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyREGZA CV
Brand NameToshiba
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Analog TunerNTSC
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)12.50 kg
Operating Power Consumption105 W
Standby Power Consumption500 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio12,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Height with Stand578.20 mm
Width with Stand799 mm
Depth with Stand271.40 mm
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Height524 mm
Width799 mm
Depth95 mm
ColourGlossy Black
Brightness450 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Product SeriesCV
Maximum Resolution1366 x 768
FeaturesChild Lock, Auto Program, Teletext
ManufacturerToshiba
Product Model32CV711
Product NameREGZA 32CV711 32" LCD TV
Product LineREGZA
Manufacturer Part Number32CV711B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing Information

Ideal for those looking to buy their first HD Ready TV, the REGZA CV offers the reassurance of Toshiba quality combined with highly affordable prices. Each model offers a HD ready resolution, multiple HD connectivity and a gloss black design. Picture quality is guaranteed by Toshiba's Active Vision picture processing, while integrated Freeview provides access to 50 digital TV channel and 24 radio stations without subscription. 2 HDMI ports provide great flexibility, allowing you to connect to multiple HD devices at any one time without having to manually swap leads. USB connectivity also enables you to view photos and listen to music directly via the TV.

Package Contents
  • REGZA 32CV711 LCD TV
  • Remote Control
Response Time8 ms
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)10.70 kg