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Toshiba 32LV713 review

Generally impressive and temptingly low-priced workhorse LCD TV

Toshiba 32lv713 angle

If you're after a do-it-all flatscreen TV for the main room in your home, a set like the 32LV713 makes a lot of sense. It lacks features such as an LED backlight or anti-blur 100Hz processing, both of which are quickly becoming standard a rung or two above in the TV market, though it's no surprise that they don't feature on a sub-£400 set.

Armed with a standard-definition Freeview tuner (HD broadcasts are off the menu), the 32LV713 might appear a tad basic, though those with their own high-definition source (Virgin Media V+ or Sky+HD) won't notice.

The LCD panel is full HD, making it a suitable set for gamers and those with Blu-ray ambitions.
It just about covers the basics for those needing some multimedia action: a USB port on the side plays MP3 music and JPEG photos and is supported by some no-nonsense software.

The complete lack of video playback will be an issue for some, though pairing the 32LV713 with a reasonably versatile BD or DVD player should see DivX covered.

The rear panel houses just enough ins and outs. Two HDMI inputs are complemented by a third on the side-panel that sits alongside a USB 2.0 port, a headphone jack, a composite video input (with accompanying stereo audio inputs) and a CAM slot for adding Top-Up TV channels to the built-in Freeview tuner.

Elsewhere on the back are a set of component video inputs, a brace of Scarts, a VGA port for a PC, PC audio and a digital optical audio output. The latter enables audio from Freeview to be played through a home cinema, rather than the set's weak 10W stereo speakers.

There's no kind of internet video platform (as indicated by the absence of an Ethernet LAN port), though we're not convinced anyone is actually seeking-out 'connected' TVs just yet.

Light on picture processing, the 32LV713 uses Toshiba's basic Active Vision suite, though it does include Adaptive Luma Control, which adjusts the brightness and dynamic contrast of the panel according to what's contained within a frame of video.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyREGZA LV
Brand NameToshiba
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)12.50 kg
Operating Power Consumption130 W
Standby Power Consumption900 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio40,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Height with Stand578 mm
Width with Stand799 mm
Depth with Stand271 mm
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Media PlayerYes
Height524 mm
Width799 mm
Depth95 mm
Brightness450 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Product SeriesLV
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesChild Lock, Teletext, Auto Program
ManufacturerToshiba
Product Model32LV713
Product NameREGZA 32LV713 32" LCD TV
Product LineREGZA
Manufacturer Part Number32LV713B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing Information

A perfect option if you're looking to buy your first 1080p full HD LCD TV. The REGZA LV series combines a solid feature set with attractive pricing. Each model offers full HD 1080p resolution, multiple HD connectivity and a striking, high gloss design. Built-in Freeview provides access to 50 digital TV channel and 24 radio stations without subscription.

Package Contents
  • REGZA 32LV713 LCD TV
  • Pedestal Stand
Response Time8 ms
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)10.70 kg