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Toshiba 42XV553DB 1080p £499.00 Argos plus 1.5% quidco

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Toshiba 42XV553DB £499 Argos plus 1.5% quidco Television Picture Quality: * Full High Definition Ready. * Integrated digital (freeview). * 42in (106.7cm) widescreen TV with 106… Read More
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Toshiba 42XV553DB £499 Argos plus 1.5% quidco

Television Picture Quality:

* Full High Definition Ready.

* Integrated digital (freeview).

* 42in (106.7cm) widescreen TV with 106cm visible screen size.

* Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels.

* Brightness 500cd/m2.

* Contrast ratio 25000:1.

* Action Vision LCD picture image enhancement.

* Viewing angle 178 degrees.

For full spec visit the link
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banned#1
sweet price and a nice find for a quality tosh
#2
Bargain price.. The 37" is more expensive
#3
Heat added, I might have to persuade father to buy a new tv... ^_^
banned#4
musicman
Poor Contrast Ratio.


ha ha ha its ok for a lcd matey
#5
Some delete this deal please so they don't sell out by tomorrow? :)

Actually, it looks like its either been this price since Feb, or they have more stock. Still hot as hell though and I want one.
#6
A quick question friends, would Currys price match this, if they had to order the TV in? I would logically think not, but hopefully yes lol?
#7
Which don't rate the 37" model at all...............

Toshiba are way off the mark with this HD-ready 1080p 37-inch LCD TV. Picture quality is well below the high standards set by our Best Buys, whether you’re watching regular Freeview broadcasts, DVDs or even HDTV.

Standard-definition pictures are soft, flat and lacking detail. Blues appear far too gritty and moving objects tend to cast shadows where there should be none. Freeview and high-definition pictures look soft, too, but with the added irritation of a yellowish-green tint.

The audio performance delivers a poor overall tonal balance, very poor clarity and mediocre bass. Sound can be improved by connecting to a hi-fi or surround-sound system. However, the latter output only routes audio from the Freeview tuner (there are no surround-sound broadcasts on Freeview).


It scored 2/5 for both SD and sound quality..............:?
#8
u want the 555 model not this one as its not true 100mhz and sufferes from judders when playing blu ray, something else to look for when buying a poxy tv geez :(
#9
It is depressing how cheap TV's are becoming. Depressing if you have just brought one any way, perhaps not so despressing if you need to buy one!
#10
wewontgetfooleda
u want the 555 model not this one as its not true 100mhz and sufferes from judders when playing blu ray, something else to look for when buying a poxy tv geez :(


This is the same as the 555 is it not, apart from some differences in the set design?

The poor SD picture and motion blur have put me off buying this set.

From HDTV.org -

Things are not so great with Standard Definition (SD) sources, with a small but noticeable amount of picture 'noise' creeping into the picture with low quality input. The picture improves significantly with cable or Sky (1080i) which benefits from "Exact Scan" with the Toshiba proving itself to be a better SD performer for a Full HD screen than many of its competitors.

Unfortunately, the 42XV555D's screen does not have the quality to handle fast moving action that well. The lack of 100Hz processing shows with noticeable blurring with even medium paced action. Even without 100Hz, Toshiba's rivals (notably Sony's KDL-40W4000) have raised the bar with their motion handling performance.
#11
I just got the 37" (1080p too) version for £349 from Additions Direct (1/3 off and 8% quidco).

Had it 2 days and very impressed with it, have a play with the settings properly and you'll see its full potential.
#12
wewontgetfooleda
u want the 555 model not this one as its not true 100mhz and sufferes from judders when playing blu ray, something else to look for when buying a poxy tv geez :(


No, I know a lot about this range of TVs and own a 37" XV553DB. If its an AV553 or AV555 its a 720p model, if it's an XV553 or XV555 its a 1080p model, and if its RV553 or RV555 its a 1080p model with 100hz.
#13
Zerobob
No, I know a lot about this range of TVs and own a 37" XV553DB. If its an AV553 or AV555 its a 720p model, if it's an XV553 or XV555 its a 1080p model, and if its RV553 or RV555 its a 1080p model with 100hz.


So, the TV is solid?
1 Like #14
DragonChris
So, the TV is solid?


I'm actually shocked by the above reviews. I think it's a great TV, especially for the price.

I have to admit I haven't tried Blu-Ray on it, but played HD DVDs from an Xbox HD DVD player on it and they look fantastic. No judder or un-smooth picture movement.

At the moment I use it hooked up to my PC as a second desktop, which looks brilliant at 1080p. I watch standard definition DivX stuff on it and it looks great. Xbox 360 also looks amazing on it, and many say this is the best use for the TV. The response time is great, especially in 'exact scan' mode and motion blur in games is non existant as far as I could see. I've noticed blatent blurring of bright colours on other LCD TVs when playing games.

The on-board sound on the TV may be a little 'muddy' at times, to think of a better word, but trust me, it's a far cry from the tinny sound most LCDs seem to produce. Very full sound actually.
#15
Zerobob
I'm actually shocked by the above reviews. I think it's a great TV, especially for the price.

I have to admit I haven't tried Blu-Ray on it, but played HD DVDs from an Xbox HD DVD player on it and they look fantastic. No judder or un-smooth picture movement.

At the moment I use it hooked up to my PC as a second desktop, which looks brilliant at 1080p. I watch standard definition DivX stuff on it and it looks great. Xbox 360 also looks amazing on it, and many say this is the best use for the TV. The response time is great, especially in 'exact scan' mode and motion blur in games is non existant as far as I could see. I've noticed blatent blurring of bright colours on other LCD TVs when playing games.

The on-board sound on the TV may be a little 'muddy' at times, to think of a better word, but trust me, it's a far cry from the tinny sound most LCDs seem to produce. Very full sound actually.


Excellent, very helpful :) The TV will as I said, only really be used with freeview, DVDs and with the Xbox so as long as it can handle all three well (and by the sounds of things, it should!) then I'm happy :) Rep for your help, going to pester father when I get home, and we'll see (I would buy it, but it won't be for my room, still living at home argh) so no point in me enduring all the costs :P

Thanks again for the helpful post :)
#16
Great price for a 42" Toshiba, full HD tv, ordered , heat added, thanks to OP, been looking for good priced full HD for a while now since I missed the xmas deals
#17
Check out richer sounds also for a Hitachi UT42MX70 ultra thin (35mm) 42" 1080p LCD for £499.99.:

http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=HITA-UT42MX70

Next nearest is over £1k.
#18
I had one of these from Argos on a managers special for £370 to replace a 32" Panasonic I have. I took it back. Picture was awful compared to Panasonic, I suppose it was not too bad on a pure HD source but nothing amazing. SD was truly awful, unwatchable in fact compared to my Panny.

I did change the settings to ones I had found recommended on the internet as well but to no avail. Just be aware that if you watch a real mix of sources and a lot of SD TV from with Freeview or Sky that this telly sucks at SD.
#19
TV!!!!!
#20
Richer sounds have a 1080P super thin Hitachi 42" for £499.99 as an alternative to this deal.

http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=HITA-UT42MX70
#21
I have this TV. Media Center runs at 1080p over hdmi, looks very nice, but the tvs default calibration settings are peculiar, some considerable fidling is required and I still haven't got it quite right.

The upside is that the TV has extensive calibration options, per input custom settings, nice menu options, ability to relable inputs (satisfying switching to Media Center rather than hdmi2).

While the media center looks ok, the xbox360 looks incredible. I read some bad things about the built in sd tuner but it looks fine to me.

The TV offers 1:1 pixel mapping 'Exact Scan' which is useful for media centers and consoles etc.

musicman: The appropriate response is "I'm not your mate, buddy". Queue amusing cyclic loop.
#22
mankymanning
I had one of these from Argos on a managers special for £370 to replace a 32" Panasonic I have. I took it back. Picture was awful compared to Panasonic, I suppose it was not too bad on a pure HD source but nothing amazing. SD was truly awful, unwatchable in fact compared to my Panny.

I did change the settings to ones I had found recommended on the internet as well but to no avail. Just be aware that if you watch a real mix of sources and a lot of SD TV from with Freeview or Sky that this telly sucks at SD.


Hmmm, when you said "I had one of these" do you mean an XV555/553 and 42"? £370 seems impossibly cheap for this exact model.

Anyhow, you may have a point as I've heard the built in SD Freeview is nothing spectacular. I've never used mine so can't comment.

From an HD source though I'd say this TV was pretty amazing.
#23
musicman
Im not your mate chap.


I'm not your chap, buddy!

I'm not your buddy, guy!

If we were Canadian we'd get paid for writing this stuff... :whistling:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5uzJVkeaUI
#24
Thanks. Just bought one. It's everything my parents have been wanting for months in terms of price, style and being 1080p. It says in the specification it comes with a stand too so even better.
#25
For those saying the picture was awful was that after making adjustments as per Avia, DVE discs, or just factory settings with a couple of tweaks. Most TVs look crap until properly adjusted.
#26
lordy
For those saying the picture was awful was that after making adjustments as per Avia, DVE discs, or just factory settings with a couple of tweaks. Most TVs look crap until properly adjusted.


If I wanted to properly calibrate my TV. Where would be best to buy calibration filters/dvds? What do you recommend?
#27
Panasonic 42" Plasma - P42C10B - now £549 delivered @ John Lewis with FREE 5 Year guarantee
Can anyone please advise me on which set represents best value for money?
The JL 5 year guarantee seems a big plus!
#28
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/392026
Sorry I forgot to add link.
Can anyone please advise me on which set represents best value for money?
The JL 5 year guarantee seems a big plus!
#29
The Panasonic Plasma kils this Toshiba LCD.

The 5 year warranty is just a bonus. LCD's are ok for computer screens or to play games but forget about watching TV/DVD's on one.
#30
Great price, considering getting one!
#31
Got the exact same tv from clearance bargain's (Argos Ex-Stock Store) paid £459.99.

SD picture is fine not the best i have seen but good.

Xbox 360 is spot on as 1080p...

Hooked my PC up to it through HDMI (VGA will not do 1080 only 720) and it was spot on for streaming blu ray rip's.

Have yet to try a blu ray disk player on it as i don't own one xD!

But all in all a good t.v for a good price.

Recommended :)

Heat and Rep added.
#32
Great deal... no money :(
#33
THose with a MBNA credit card can get this for £460 through this site.
http://www.mbna.co.uk/lifestyle/

The only problem would be having to wait for the vouchers to arrive in time for there to be still enough tellys!
It would probably worth while getting them sent via special delivery ~ £4.50 extra.
#34
musicman
Im not your mate chap.


No, you are just one of the negative r-tards who cant say anything constructive.
People like you really p..... me of. If you people have nothing useful to say just shut up:x
#35
I have the 37" version of this LCD and with user-specific optimum settings, this LCD boasts one of the best (but probably not THE best) SD picture quality. If you want truly great PQ on SD feeds, plasma is the way to go - only a handful of LCDs will better the SD PQ this Tosh offers. When viewing from HD feeds, the PQ is nothing short of amazing and it is easily one of the best Full HD LCDs one can buy. Having connected my PS3 to my 37", I was apprehensive about playing Blu-Rays and games on my PS3 due to the possibility of juddering as this is a non-100Hz Tosh, but my fears were soon allayed with crisp picture quality, together with the smooth transitions between images, being observed.
#36
briantvr
No, you are just one of the negative r-tards who cant say anything constructive.
People like you really p..... me of. If you people have nothing useful to say just shut up http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1381/cartmanangry.gif


Wowzers! Someone's on their moons! http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7039/terence.gif
#37
Ordered this earlier today and was looking for a cheap stand and then came across this LCD tv was advertised previously on HUKD with the stand inclusive. Just wondering if it is the same case this time aswell.

Cheers
#38
I'm still excited about this TV, and want one... Just need a bigger bedroom to put it in :(
#39
Damnit, waited too long, expired :( Back up to £684.99.
#40
Ordered this earlier today and was looking for a cheap stand and then came across this LCD tv was advertised previously on HUKD with the stand inclusive. Just wondering if it is the same case this time aswell.

Cheers

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