Toshiba 32CV711B review

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

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Toshiba 32cv711b

The 32CV711B's onscreen operating system isn't significantly different to that employed by sets higher up Toshiba's range. Unfortunately, this system is starting to look and feel pretty dated and in this instance is harmed further by its need to liaise with an uninspiring remote control.

The menus are essentially just a mass of white text against black backgrounds. This makes them consistently clear to read, but they are awfully dull. They're also a little intimidating at times, creating the feeling that it might have been a good idea to divide the features up into a few more sub-menus.

The flimsy remote control isn't a total disaster once you've got past the unappealing impression it makes when clutched in your hand.

For instance, it manages to keep the button count impressively low without leaving you confused over what you need to press to achieve a desired end. Its layout isn't bad, either, with most of the important buttons falling reasonably easily to hand. In the end, though, its cheap feel is the thing that makes the most lasting impression.

One final little operating irritation concerns the set's electronic programme guide. Toshiba has opted to present its guide in a rather different way to most, with the channel list down the left side, and all the upcoming listings for the particular channel you've selected appearing vertically on the right.

Initially this feels like quite an intuitive approach, until you realise that the TV has to switch channel every time you select a different channel on the listings. This both slows EPG browsing down and makes it impossible to keep watching or even listening to the channel you were on when you first called up the EPG.

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