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Toshiba 40RV753B review

Great value Freeview HD set with detail-boosting picture technology

Toshiba 40rv753b

The 40RV753B is equipped with Sound Navi technology, which projects sound from the integrated speakers onto the nearest hard surface where it's amplified.

On paper this method doesn't sound too promising, but in practice it works surprisingly well, producing a reasonable amount of bass and clear, audible speech that satisfies the sonic demands of most TV programmes.

But you'll definitely need a home cinema system if movies are on the menu, as the sound isn't loud or expansive enough to do justice to Blu-ray soundtracks. Turn it up loud and you get shrill, fatiguing high-frequencies. The other on-board audio technology, such as Bass Boost and Dolby Volume do exactly what they say on the tin, making this a decent sonic performer overall.

Value

For a set that offers DLNA networking, Freeview HD, plentiful connections and useful picture tech, that £550 price tag is extremely reasonable. In fact it makes the 40RV753B an absolute bargain. A similarly sized set like the Samsung LE40C650 might offer features like 100Hz processing, Internet@TV and more versatile DLNA media streaming, but it's at least £100 more expensive and offers only slightly superior picture quality.

Similarly, the Sharp LC-40CT2E also costs more but offers nowhere near as many features as the Toshiba and provides inferior pictures. So for all the 40RV753B's performance shortcomings, judged against the budget competition it's actually a very impressive proposition.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product FamilyREGZA RV
Brand NameToshiba
Screen Size101.6 cm (40")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
EthernetYes
Analog TunerNTSC
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)18.50 kg
Operating Power Consumption114.40 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio50,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand682 mm
Width with Stand976 mm
Depth with Stand329 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
PC StreamingYes
Height623 mm
Width976 mm
Depth93 mm
Brightness450 cd/m²
Sound SystemDolby Digital
Product SeriesRV
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
ManufacturerToshiba
Product Model40RV753
Product NameREGZA 40RV753 40" LCD TV
Product LineREGZA
Manufacturer Part Number40RV753B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing Information

The 101.6cm (40") REGZA RV puts you at the heart of the action with its full HD 1080p resolution and integrated Freeview HD for access to terrestrial HD channels all in a stylish black high-gloss design. Powered by Toshiba's MetaBrain processing engine, the REGZA RV features improved Resolution+ upscaling technology, which has been re-engineered to upscale any non-1080p source to provide sharper, clearer images.

Response Time8 ms
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)15.30 kg