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Toshiba 32KV500 - 32" LCD TV HD Ready Freeview - £179.95 (£197.95 with 5 Year Warranty) @ Richer Sounds

£179.95 @ Richer Sounds
1 per customer/household. Bargain LCD 32 inch TV's don't get any better than the Toshiba 32KV500! With HD TV sources now widely available, there's never been a better time to switch to an HD… Read More
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Bargain LCD 32 inch TV's don't get any better than the Toshiba 32KV500!

With HD TV sources now widely available, there's never been a better time to switch to an HD TV. The Toshiba 32KV500 comes with a good quality 32 inch 720p screen. Fed with a HD source you'll find the Toshiba gives a level of detail and realism totally foreign to standard SD TV's. Thanks to 24p mode, this bargain Toshiba LCD TV will also show films at the exact frame rate the director intended, giving smooth motion and jolt-free viewing. With a contrast ratio of 30,000:1, the 32KV500 distinguishes well between dark blacks and bright contrasts. Taken as a whole, we don't think you'll find a better picture on a 32" TV around this price!

Although we'd always recommend using a TV with your hi-fi or home cinema system (for which the Toshiba has an output), the 32KV500 has stereo speakers and a built-in sound system that provides a sound powerful enough for most rooms.

Although only a budget TV, this bargain Toshiba comes with all the basic connections you'd expect. Twin HDMI sockets let you hook up two sources such as a TV HD set top box and Blu-ray player or games console. Another modern connection is the USB socket. This lets you view photos, listen to music or watch films from a USB equipped media player. For older sources, such as your VCR, there's also a SCART socket. If you fancy using this big TV as a computer monitor, then the PC input is ideal for making the Toshiba a dual use TV/monitor.

It might not be the slimmest of TV's but the Toshiba is finished in a smart and unobtrusive gloss black. It's also energy efficient meaning that it will probably be cheaper than your existing TV to run in the longer run.

For a top quality TV with a good range of features, leave the supermarkets for the groceries and see your friends at Richer Sounds for the TV deal of the year!
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#1
is this any good, comon you tech guys help me out with your views.
also does it play films ( avi ) from a flash drive?
cheers in advance pete
#2
not long befor the 42s drop to £300.
#3
peterdarlison
is this any good, comon you tech guys help me out with your views.
also does it play films ( avi ) from a flash drive?
cheers in advance pete

If you stick in ush stick it can play .avi files, bit hit and miss though. Reading around it's best having a branded usb stick and it needs to be fat32 formatted.
#4
got to be worth a go at this price .
heat added

Edited By: matt2009 on Jun 09, 2011 23:18
#5
i have own on of these they are pretty good for this money it can NOT go wrong well done mate
#6
Not a great picture tbh. Wouldn't buy one myself but son's happy with it in his bedroom. Haven't seen any programme on it that looked good. Connected to a Humax HD box. Go for the Sony deal at Play. 37w5500 for around £270 delivered.

Why buy a tv when the picture isn't that good ? No matter how cheap it is, defies logic to me. Xbox 360 games look good on it though.

Edited By: siadwel on Jun 09, 2011 23:26
#7
siadwel
Not a great picture tbh. Wouldn't buy one myself but son's happy with it in his bedroom. Haven't seen any programme on it that looked good. Connected to a Humax HD box. Go for the Sony deal at Play. 37w5500 for around £270 delivered.

Why buy a tv when the picture isn't that good ? No matter how cheap it is, defies logic to me. Xbox 360 games look good on it though.


is the 37W5500 at Play a refurb?
#8
Great deal for those with a propensity to pursue geese of a wild nature.
#9
Very good picture actually using just a scart lead on a sky+ box . Well worth the £180 plus I purchased the 5 year warranty . And it's hardly a wild goose chase , just ring your local store and they will reserve one for you if they have it in stock , they held mine from the Thursday until the bank holiday Monday for me , if not they can tell you when stock will be coming in .
#10
The In-Built freeview picture is naff, even if you fiddle around with the settings, but DVD Players, 360's all connected via Scart/HDMI all look great.
#11
So If i wanted to buy a cheap 32 inch tv to play my 360/ps3 through and play some files of a usb stick, would this tv be recommended? I Couldn't care less about Freeview HD lol so not fussed if its quality isnt great
#12
currys pc world £199.99 instore quidco topcashback. seen on a other forum made for toshiba by vestel i think beko.

Edited By: allan1954 on Jun 10, 2011 07:08
#13
thx for all your imput fellas
i just wanted a 32 tv to put on the wall in my spare room to watch footty etc when missus has corry on lol.
it wont be connected to any box ie humax or sky just the freeview it comes with.
i thought the 30000 to 1 contrast would be a good picture.
any advice which to buy at a reasonable price just to play a good pic without all the boxes?
thx pete
#14
peterdarlison
thx for all your imput fellas
i just wanted a 32 tv to put on the wall in my spare room to watch footty etc when missus has corry on lol.
it wont be connected to any box ie humax or sky just the freeview it comes with.
i thought the 30000 to 1 contrast would be a good picture.
any advice which to buy at a reasonable price just to play a good pic without all the boxes?
thx pete


Just buy this Toshiba, my friend has it and its as good as LCDs get around this price. siadwel is right, if you're using it as your main TV then it may be worth splashing out a bit more (I'd recommend a plasma), but for something in the spare room this is ideal.

Ignore technical specifications when buying TVs, theres almost never any correlation between specs and performance.
#15
Got this for £200 at Best Buy. Bit disappointed at the picture quality. Ok for 2nd telly, not good enough for main tv quality imo (compared to our big Panasonic). Good deal at this price but RS frequently advertise stuff they don't have stock of, so we will have to see if anyone can actually find one.
#16
thx again for the replys guys
is the hanspree 32 inch for 199 a better picture?
pete
#17
peterdarlison
thx again for the replys guys
is the hanspree 32 inch for 199 a better picture?
pete


I wouldn't bet on it, the only way you'll ever know which ones better is if you buy both or someone here has both and compare them side by side. So without knowing, I'd probably go for the cheapest.

People here who've had issues with the quality of the Toshiba, try turning off all the filters and preset modes (especially dynamic) as they ruin the image.

Edited By: weiran on Jun 10, 2011 09:47
1 Like #18
Would this do my Mum - she is 87 and just hasnt got the hang of GT, buit she does like david attenborough
#19
siadwel
Not a great picture tbh. Wouldn't buy one myself but son's happy with it in his bedroom. Haven't seen any programme on it that looked good. Connected to a Humax HD box. Go for the Sony deal at Play. 37w5500 for around £270 delivered.

Why buy a tv when the picture isn't that good ? No matter how cheap it is, defies logic to me. Xbox 360 games look good on it though.


Sony 37w5500 looks a grand TV - definitely for the living room. Tosh for spare room although I don't have a spare room :-(. Of course, the difference is about £120 so 'you takes your choice ...'.
#20
wow, what an amazing price for a 32" tv, at that price quality compared to panasonics ect isn't really an issue. 8)
#21
True, you can't expect Panasonic quality at £200 for a 32", so I guess I am being a bit unfair comparing it to a tv that was twice the price 2 years ago. But, our small Toshiba 22" tv's seem to get a better pic than the 32". I will try Weiran's advice and see if that helps. It's good value at around £200 as this is what you can pay for a Tesco own brand telly; just don't expect too much.
#22
siadwel
Not a great picture tbh. Wouldn't buy one myself but son's happy with it in his bedroom. Haven't seen any programme on it that looked good. Connected to a Humax HD box. Go for the Sony deal at Play. 37w5500 for around £270 delivered.

Why buy a tv when the picture isn't that good ? No matter how cheap it is, defies logic to me. Xbox 360 games look good on it though.


Can't find the 37w5500 on play - is it still there?
#23
They appear to have all gone. They have a 32" version but it's £350.

I don't recommend buying a TV on anyone else's advice about how good the picture/sound is but it may help in guidance. Only your own eyes and ears can tell you if it's any good or not. About 18 months ago I spent weeks trawling around shops looking at tellys and was impressed with the Sony w5500 series but didn't want to pay the money at the time (£600). I eventually bought a 42" Panasonic plasma for under £400. It's not full HD only HD ready but as I don't watch many blu rays, nothing is broadcast in FULL HD and I find standard def programmes look better on it than on full HD tellys I have viewed I am happy. Sports looks great on it on the HD channels.

I bought the toshiba unseen as a Xmas present because it was £195. My son's happy with it so that's all that matters, but I wouldn't recommend one. If you only watch non HD programmes and nothing else I would stick with a good old crt telly.

BTW I was talking to a guy who was working in the tv department of one of the big stores, lets call it Don Mewis. I commented on how the sonys looked much better than the panasonics. He replied that he worked for one of the said companies and made sure that his were connected to HD feeds whereas the others weren't. So just beware.

Hope this helps


Edited By: siadwel on Jun 11, 2011 00:22: .
#24
AKAIK you've got the asnewr in one!

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