Toshiba 32LV713 review

Generally impressive and temptingly low-priced workhorse LCD TV

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The user interface is simple and functional, with no frippery to add clutter to the system. A four-way menu comprised of picture, sound, applications and preferences, it's coloured in a surprisingly muted combination of black, white and lime green, and provided with full HD graphics.

Our only criticism is that the 'Game' mode is hidden away in the obscure 'Preferences' menu; it should at least be up top, if not featured as a shortcut on the remote.

Like the TV, the remote is uncluttered with features, which helps makes for a unit that's both smaller and simpler to use than on most higher-end sets. Large buttons are the biggest draw, though at around two-thirds the size of most remotes, it can be easily held and operated with a thumb. Unusual shortcut commands include a large 'AD' button for toggling audio description on and off, a picture freeze button and a digital clock option.

There's also a 'Quick' command that reveals a shortcuts menu for changing the picture size, mode (Standard, Movie, User and Dynamic), accessing a USB stick, activating a sleep timer (for between 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 90 and 120 minutes) and setting-up Regza Link (for operating HDMI equipment from this remote). In our test the latter feature worked very well; we managed to control all the major functions of a Panasonic Blu-ray player without any problems at all.

Our only criticism of the remote is that the 'Menu' and 'Guide' buttons – as well as the 'Exit' and 'Return' keys – are too small, though at least they're clearly labelled.

Tuning in the 32LV713 is a cinch, with all digital channels found inside three minutes and logically ordered. Once they're installed, an attractive and responsive eight-day electronic programme guide can be inspected. Eight channels are listed within a floating window that takes up only a third of the screen, while the current channel – with audio – plays uninterrupted beneath.


It shows programmes over the next four hours on one channel at a time, so isn't as good 'at a glance' as other EPGs we're seen, but its non-intrusive design is further evidence of the light touch Toshiba has applied to every aspect of this TV.

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°
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
Height with Stand578 mm
Width with Stand799 mm
Depth with Stand271 mm
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
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
Product Model32LV713
Product NameREGZA 32LV713 32" LCD TV
Product LineREGZA
Manufacturer Part Number32LV713B
Manufacturer Website Address
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
Weight (Approximate)10.70 kg