Toshiba 40RV753B review

Great value Freeview HD set with detail-boosting picture technology

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Toshiba's description of the 40RV753B as an 'everyday' TV is strangely apt – it's a solid all-rounder with a pleasing range of features and picture quality that's fine for day-to-day TV and movie viewing, but is unlikely to attract the interest of hardcore home cinephiles.

We liked:

Resolution+ does a typically decent job of sharpening SD and HD pictures, and sound is surprisingly rich.

It's great to see Toshiba adding media streaming to the feature list, especially on such an affordable set and the wide array of picture tweaks will please enthusiasts. Also impressive are the terrific onscreen Freeview banners.

We disliked:

Standard-definition pictures are noisy and Resolution+ can exaggerate artefacts if not used conservatively. And although hi-def pictures are generally satisfying, they won't blow you away.

The narrow viewing angle also means you'll need to sit head-on to get the best out of the picture.
The slow, glitchy EPG needs work too and it's a shame DLNA streaming only works with Windows 7 laptops.


The 40RV753B might not offer the best LCD pictures we've ever seen, but it would be churlish to complain too vociferously with a price tag this low and a feature list this generous.

With the addition of DLNA media streaming, plus the inclusion of extensive picture adjustments and the ever impressive Resolution+, the 40RV753B has enough tricks up its sleeve to make it feel like great value, particularly when you compare it with the budget competition.

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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°
Analog TunerNTSC
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
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
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand682 mm
Width with Stand976 mm
Depth with Stand329 mm
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
PC StreamingYes
Height623 mm
Width976 mm
Depth93 mm
Brightness450 cd/m²
Sound SystemDolby Digital
Product SeriesRV
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Product Model40RV753
Product NameREGZA 40RV753 40" LCD TV
Product LineREGZA
Manufacturer Part Number40RV753B
Manufacturer Website Address
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
Weight (Approximate)15.30 kg