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Toshiba 32CV711B review

The 32CV711B's solid feature set, and aggressive pricing make it a decent option as a second-room TV

Toshiba 32CV711B
Toshiba's solid feature set and aggressive price make it an ideal 2nd room set

Our Verdict

The 32CV711B offers far more set up flexibility than your average cheap and cheerful TV, but also suffers from a couple of flaws. However, the set's solid multimedia features and aggressive price make the 32CV711B a potentially decent option as a second-room TV


  • Decent looks
  • Attractive price
  • Bright and colourful pictures
  • USB multimedia playback


  • Backlight consistency problems
  • Motion blur
  • No Freeview HD tuner
  • Not full HD
  • Dated operating system

Toshiba's 32CV711B seems tailor-made for what is shaping up to be a grim year of belt-tightening. This 32-inch LCD TV is available on the high street for under £400 and for considerably less online, yet it carries Active Vision video processing and a degree of multimedia flexibility, although there's no hi-def TV tuner.

Of course, the 32CV711B isn't the only aggressively priced TV in Toshiba's range. In fact it's got a nearly bewildering set of entry-level models – some exclusive to particular retail chains – with only minor differences in spec. Particularly similar on paper are the AV713B series and the 32BV500, while stepping up to the 32BV700 adds a full HD resolution compared with the 32CV711B's 1,366 x 768 pixel count.

The DV series add a built-in DVD player, meanwhile, and the LV series throws in an extra (third) HDMI. Stepping up even further to the RV series introduces a fourth HDMI, DLNA connectivity and a Freeview HD tuner.

If you prefer edge LED backlighting to standard CCFL, then you'll need to make the leap up to the SL, VL and WL series, the latter of which introduces 3D on a Toshiba TV for the first time in the shape of the 40, 46 and 55-inch WL768 series.

John Archer

AV Technology Contributor

John has been writing about home entertainment technology for more than two decades - an especially impressive feat considering he still claims to only be 35 years old (yeah, right). In that time he’s reviewed hundreds if not thousands of TVs, projectors and speakers, and spent frankly far too long sitting by himself in a dark room.