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Toshiba 37RV753 review

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

Toshiba 37rv753

The Toshiba 37RV753 is a mass-market telly aimed at the supermarket electricals shopper and is not intended to be a high performance purchase, but there are some fundamental flaws that deny it a recommendation. The buzzing backlight on this sample may be an isolated problem, but it might equally be indicative of what's in store for owners of this particular set. Its DLNA credentials are next to worthless and there are no IPTV niceties to compensate. Toshiba's new, immeasurably better WL line will yield greater satisfaction for anyone even slightly picky about pictures.

We liked

The surprisingly inoffensive audio performance, the Freeview HD tuner and the shopping-trolley price.

We disliked

The poor motion picture clarity, the intermittently buzzing CCFL backlight and hopeless video file support

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.

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