Toshiba 32LV713 review

Generally impressive and temptingly low-priced workhorse LCD TV

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Strapped to the bottom of the 32LV713 are some uninspiring 10W Nicam stereo speakers. Lacking power and reproducing movie soundtracks without any kind of finesse, the 32LV713 nevertheless has a whole page of dedicated audio settings; Surround Sound appears to increase the volume and the width of the soundstage, as well as dragging out some details from a movie soundtrack that you won't otherwise hear.

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As such, engaging this mode is essential rather than optional, but it doesn't introduce enough bass or width to compete with a separate sound system.

Stable Sound, meanwhile, appears to reduce the volume and hides background sound effects, though it's real duty is to overcome sudden changes of volume during advert breaks.

The 32LV713 could certainly do with the kind of audio projection technology found on Toshiba's higher-end sets that projects soundwaves onto nearby hard surfaces, thereby amplifying them. On this particular Toshiba, audio is a significant letdown, though for £380 it would be churlish to single out this set on that score.

The 32LV713 manages a versatile picture that does just enough good work across all sources to make this a good value all-rounder for a living room. Its sound may not match its pictures, but if you're spending this amount on a TV you may have some budget left to find a home cinema system, though we'd only recommend going to those lengths if you're into watching movies; for Freeview programmes its speakers just about suffice.

And with more than acceptable – and thoroughly versatile – pictures, JPEG/MP3 playback and a well thought-out user interface, the 32LV713 is a good value package.

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