toshiba

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.

Verdict:

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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