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Toshiba 32DB833 review

32 inch HD TV with built-in Blu-ray player

Toshiba

The Toshiba 32DB833 is a rare, all-HD combi that manages to specify edge LED lighting for just £550.

Its performance is better than one might have expected for its money, but not truly outstanding. The picture is bright, sharp and doesn't take much optimising, but black levels are average, there are issues with judder and it's no great shakes sonically.

We liked

The Toshiba 32DB833's price is a definite winner, being low enough to make it a seriously attractive second room option.

It's exceptionally easy to use for a combi, and its picture quality is above average for a budget TV.

Having a Blu-ray player rather than a DVD deck is definitely appreciated, too, as is the USB multimedia support.

We disliked

The Toshiba 32DB833 struggles to produce a convincing black colour during dark scenes, which also leads to loss of shadow detail in dark scenes. There's a bit of judder around too, especially when watching Blu-rays, and the set's sound is average at best.

The lack of a built-in Freeview HD tuner is also a disappointment

Final verdict

If you're in the market for a second-room TV that combines a degree of multimedia support (via USB and recordable discs), TV and Blu-ray in one attractive-looking and impressively affordable package, Toshiba's 32DB833 is well specified for the job and better than you'd expect for the money.

Its shortcomings in the contrast and sound departments make it potentially more problematic as a main living room TV, but it could still be considered if money's tight and you fancy 'going fully HD' in one fell swoop.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeTV/Blu-ray Combo
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports2
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyREGZA DB
Brand NameToshiba
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)11.50 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard200 x 200
Operating Power Consumption108 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio3,000,000:1
RMS Output Power10 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand542 mm
Width with Stand770 mm
Depth with Stand201 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Teletext Memory100
Height495 mm
Width770 mm
Depth45 mm
Brightness360 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Virtual Surround
Product SeriesDB
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Audio FormatsCD-DA
Media SupportedBD-RE, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-R
FeaturesTeletext, Media Player, Auto-off, Auto Program
ManufacturerToshiba
Product Model32DB833
Product NameREGZA 32DB833 TV/Blu-ray Combo
Product LineREGZA
Video FormatsDivX, DVD Video, AVCHD, AVCREC
Manufacturer Part Number32DB833B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing Information

The DB series is a LED TV with built-in Blu-ray player bringing together outstanding image quality and total convenience. LED technology delivers amazing colour and brightness in a thin, space-saving design with the reassurance of Toshiba quality.

The DB series delivers Full High Definition 1080p image quality, along with access to all your content including Blu-ray and DVD playback via the built-in Blu-ray player, integrated Freeview digital TV with 7 day electronic programme guide, photo, video and audio playback via USB and multiple HDMI inputs as well as PC input to connect the TV to a range of other digital devices.

Package Contents
  • REGZA 32DB833 TV/Blu-ray Combo
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • Instruction Manual
  • Stand
Response Time8 ms
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)10.10 kg