Toshiba 37RV753 review

  • £500

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

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Toshiba 37rv753

Audio quality of the set is surprisingly good. The larger cabinet size of the RV enables some air to move around and (even without using the subwoofer output for extra bass) there's sufficient roundness for the 2x10W output to serve general viewing well.

A Dynamic bass Boost option (Off, Low, High) further stuffs the mid-band, causing it to get a little too plumy. To counter this, there's a Voice Enhancement tweak that adds a little more treble.

The set also offers Dolby Volume, a neat example of post processing which equalises discrepancies between channels and sources, so that you don't jump out of your skin when a scary movie you've been watching cuts to a commercial ad break. The screen also supports Audio Description on programming, with variable levels of sound mixing available.

Value

Ultimately, this bargain priced LCD performs much as you would expect it to. If you are looking for a reasonably priced screen, it might well do the job, although spending less on a TV (if it's your main set) may well prove to be a false economy.

While the audio performance is decent, a plethora of picture problems make this screen difficult to recommend. Throw in the buzzing CCFL backlight and an inadequate DLNA implementation and you end up with a screen only its maker could love.

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°
EthernetYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
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
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand649 mm
Width with Stand902 mm
Depth with Stand292 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
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
ManufacturerToshiba
Product Model37RV753
Product NameREGZA 37RV753 37" LCD TV
Product LineREGZA
Manufacturer Part Number37RV753B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Package Contents
  • REGZA 37RV753 LCD TV
  • Remote Control
Response Time6.50 ms
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)13.30 kg