Toshiba 37RV753 review

Cut-price 37in LCD with a Freview HD tuner, but bargain-bin performance

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Our Verdict

If you need a second set, perhaps for a room you rarely visit, then the 37RV753 might fit the bill, but you could do much better


  • Inexpensive for a branded TV
  • Surprisingly robust stereo audio
  • Freeview HD tuner


  • Buzzing CCFL backlight
  • Poor motion resolution
  • Next to zero useful video file support
  • Limited viewing angle

The 37RV753 is the kind of screen most people now know Toshiba for. It's aggressively priced (at the time of writing you can pick it up for £399 at Tesco Direct with a Blu-ray player thrown in free of charge) and has the design aesthetic of a dressing table mirror. It's a quantum leap away from what the brand is now trying to achieve with its WL Jacob Jensen Design studio lineup.

It is a commodity product through and through, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. Viewed from the front, this RV series set doesn't disgrace itself in polite company, although some might think the glossy bezel is rather too chunky to be a la mode.

So what do you get on a 37RV753? Well, not LED backlighting for a start. This model uses a traditional CCFL backlight (hence its 290mm deep cabinet), it also lacks motion resolution improvers (Active Vision M100 and Film Stabilization). In short, it's a bare bones box that offers barely any groovy gubbins.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product FamilyREGZA RV753
Brand NameToshiba
Screen Size94 cm (37")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)16 kg
Operating Power Consumption146 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio500,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand649 mm
Width with Stand902 mm
Depth with Stand292 mm
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Height590 mm
Width902 mm
Depth93 mm
Brightness450 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Product SeriesRV753
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesAuto Program, Teletext, Ambient Lighting, Favorite Channel Selection
Product Model37RV753
Product NameREGZA 37RV753 37" LCD TV
Product LineREGZA
Manufacturer Part Number37RV753B
Manufacturer Website Address
Package Contents
  • REGZA 37RV753 LCD TV
  • Remote Control
Response Time6.50 ms
Weight (Approximate)13.30 kg