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Digital Direct - Toshiba 32AV505D 32 Inch HD Ready LCD TV With Freeview £384.01 + delivery with 2.5% quidco
Digital Direct - Toshiba 32AV505D 32 Inch HD Ready LCD TV With Freeview £384.01 + delivery with 2.5% quidco

Digital Direct - Toshiba 32AV505D 32 Inch HD Ready LCD TV With Freeview £384.01 + delivery with 2.5% quidco

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This is the cheapest available online at the moment, I think, having searched around. This should be a pretty stonking tv having just been released by Toshiba.



By the way, it isn't included in Digital Directs description but the Toshiba.co.uk website claims a Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 20000:1. Surely not!


Toshiba' description:
The Regza AV Series models feature our high performance picture processing technology - Active Vision LCD. This technology is constantly evolving to take advantage of technical advancements designed to enhance the colour, detail, movement and contrast of the images you watch.

Take a good look at the AV series and the REGZA family likeness is unmistakeable, with the narrow frame surround given a contemporary gloss black finish. The stylish looks hide a wealth of audio technology designed to deliver a powerful audio performance from the integrated slimline speaker system.

Features
Picture/Display
32 " Diagonal Screen Size (Inch)
81 cm Visible Diagonal Screen Size
16:9 Aspect Ratio
400 cd/m2 Screen Brightness
Auto Noise Reduction
Digital Noise Reduction
1366x768 pixels
1080i resolution
720p resolution
3d combfilter
Manufacturers Technology Features
HD Ready
Convenience
Digital TV Ready
Freeview
Teletext
On/Off Timer
EPG (Guide Plus+)
1 x Band Analogue Tuner
Auto tune
Sound & Power Output
Nicam Digital Stereo
Bass Boost
20 W (RMS) Output Power
Connections
2 x HDMI Connections
1 x Component Video Connection
1 x Audio Analog Phono Connection/s
1 x Headphone Socket
2 x Standard Scart Connections
1 x RGB Scart Connection
1 X CI Slot
Accessories Supplied
Remote Control
User Manual
Batteries
Warranty Card
Power,Weight & Dimensions
12.15 Kg Unit Weight (Approx)
796x512x99 mm (W/H/D) Dimensions
137 W Power Consumption
0.9 W Standby Power Consumption

55 Comments

Original Poster Banned

Wow. Why the cold votes?

Original Poster Banned

Ok, that was wierd, went into the negative by a large margin earlier. Back heading towards hot now

So can anyone shed any light on Toshibas claim of 20000:1 contrast resolution?!

How doeas this Toshiba 32AV505D32" LCD compare with the other Toshiba 32" LCD 32C3035 also being sold by (for £399)??

digitaldirect.co.uk//pr…DOW

Original Poster Banned

I was wondering that. From what I can tell the new AV series doesn't have as good an audio system as the simarly priced but older C series. For example it's lost SRS® WOW™, Optical Digital Audio Output and subwoofer output all of which the C series has.

But it has Toshiba's latest panel (perhaps one of the first benefitting from the alliance between Sharp and Toshiba) and latest processing technology.

It also has a much higher contrast ratio than even the older top of the range Z series! The new AV 32inch is quoted as 20000:1 where the Z series only manages 15000:1 at its best and the older C series 32inch screen was just 4000:1!

My guess is Toshiba intend the AV series as a new entry level. A model for people who just want a quality tv at an affordable price who don't care so much about sound system expansion options...

Original Poster Banned

Here's the spec of the older C series 32inch:

Picture Visible screen size (cm): 81
Screen format: 16:9
Panel resolution: 1366x768
High Definition ready
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 4000:1
Active Vision LCD
Standard TV up-scaling
Brightness (cd/m²): 500
MPEG Noise Reduction
Selectable Picture Format
3D Digital Comb Filter
Digital Noise Reduction
24 FPS Processing


Interactive Features Digital Text
Electronic Programme Guide
Now and Next Information
Favourite channel Memory
Fastext
Text page memory


Audio NICAM stereo
Sound output (RMS) W: 20
SRS® WOW™
Internal Speaker ON/OFF
Stable Sound
Bass boost


Tuning Digital Ready
Freeview Digital Tuner
Analogue Tuner
Auto Set-up


Connections HDMI: 2
Component video
RGB (via SCART): 1
SCART: 2
Side AV input
PC Input: W-XGA
Analogue Audio Input
Fixed/Variable Audio Output: Fixed
Optical Digital Audio Output
Sub woofer output
Headphone
DVB Common Interface


Other Features Off timer
Panel lock
Integrated Signal Amplifier
Wall Mountable (VESA)


Dimensions Width (mm): 800
Height without ped. Stand (mm): 545
Height with ped. Stand (mm): 592
Depth without ped. Stand (mm): 116
Depth with ped. Stand (mm): 285
Weight (Kg) without stand: 17.1
Weight (Kg) with stand: 15.2
Power Consumption(Typical): 154
Power Consumption (Stand-by):

Accessories Optional floor stand
Optional sub woofer
Pedestal stand

Original Poster Banned

and the spec of the new AV series 32inch (less options, less audio capability but better panel?):

Picture Visible screen size (cm): 81
Screen format: 16:9
Panel resolution: 1366x768
High Definition ready
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 20000:1
Active Vision LCD
Standard TV up-scaling
Brightness (cd/m²): 400
MPEG Noise Reduction
Selectable Picture Format
3D Digital Comb Filter
Digital Noise Reduction


Interactive Features Digital Text
Electronic Programme Guide: 8 Days
Now and Next Information
Favourite channel Memory
Fastext
Text page memory


Audio NICAM stereo
Sound output (RMS) W: 20
Internal Speaker ON/OFF
Stable Sound
Bass boost


Tuning Digital Ready
Freeview Digital Tuner
Analogue Tuner
Auto Set-up


Connections HDMI: 2
Component video
RGB (via SCART): 1
SCART: 2
Analogue Audio Input
Headphone
DVB Common Interface


Other Features Off timer
Panel lock
Integrated Signal Amplifier
Wall Mountable (VESA)


Dimensions Width (mm): 796
Height without ped. Stand (mm): 512
Height with ped. Stand (mm): 552
Depth without ped. Stand (mm): 99
Depth with ped. Stand (mm): 224
Weight (Kg) without stand: 12.15
Weight (Kg) with stand: 12.9
Power Consumption(Typical): 137
Power Consumption (Stand-by): 0.9


Accessories Optional floor stand: MV4FXZ

Original Poster Banned

I haven't ordered. Tempted and would buy if it was the right side of £400.

I'm hoping given this is the price on release that there will be more of these at a bargain price as time goes on?

Original Poster Banned

Oh, and am I the only one who sees something of a retro look in the new styling? Its definately a Toshiba!

it seems this one has no 24fps support while the c series does

Here is some info on Dynamic Contrast Ratio as opposed to plain old contrast ratio from Wikipedia.

A notable recent development in the LCD technology is the so called "dynamic contrast" (DC). When there is a need to display a dark image, the display would underpower the backlight lamp (or decrease the aperture of the projector's lens using an iris), but will proportionately amplify the transmission through the LCD panel. This gives the benefit of realizing the potential static contrast ratio of the LCD panel in dark scenes, when the image is watched in a dark room. The drawback is that if a dark scene does contain small areas of superbright light, they may be sacrificed and blown out.

The trick for the display is to determine how much of the highlights may be unnoticeably blown out in a given image under the given ambient lighting conditions.

Brightness, as it is most often used in marketing literature, refers to the emitted luminous intensity on screen measured in candela per square metre (cd/m2). The higher the number, the brighter the screen.

It is also common to market only the dynamic contrast ratio capability of a display (when it is better than its static contrast ratio), which should not be directly compared to the static contrast ratio. An LCD display with a static 5000:1 contrast ratio will show superior contrast to a Plasma display with 5000:1 dynamic and 1000:1 static contrast ratio when the input signal contains full range of brightnesses from 0 to 100% simultaneously. However they will be on par when input signal ranges only from 0 to 20% brightness.

Hope this helps.

Original Poster Banned

It does definately help, thanks philby27

@howardbut, yeah I noticed that. Means for people with Blu-Ray players with 24fps capability or any kind of 24fps source the C series might be a better bet. I'm sure the new middle range series (whenever it comes) will take the AVs new panel and include the omissions...

The 32inch C and 37inch X series Toshibas were recommended by Which magazine last year altho not as much as some of the Panasonic LCDs. Wonder if the Sharp Toshiba tie up will level the playing field at all. I've noted there are very few reviews of the AV series up on the internet as yet and Which website doesn't even acknowledge its existence...

Iv never even heard of this TV, someone said it doesnt support 24fps which is a must for blu-ray, pc etc as it stops judder.

Original Poster Banned

You wouldn't have heard of it gd_meister, it was only released at the start of last month.

See news article here, this sounds like a quality tv at a bargain price
news.idealo.co.uk/new…tml

Original Poster Banned

Sounds like the ZF will be the high end equivalent with 24fps support...

news.idealo.co.uk/new…tml

Price has dropped today to £384.01 + £14.99 delivery with 2.5% quidco.

For £399 delivered seems like a great deal. I'll post a review when it arrives.

Original Poster Banned

Oh no, I'm really tempted now

Amazon price is £509

Original Poster Banned

Yeah. Did occur to me that AMazon have their 30 day price promise which makes them more appealing BUT with this product being just 30days since release is it really gonna fall in price any more?! Apparently the rrp was meant to be over £700 to begin with!

After long thinkings just oredered mine.

Original Poster Banned

From Amazon or Digital Direct? Let us know what its like. I've resisted the urge for now in the hope it'll come down some more...

Original Poster Banned

Hmmm. Price has gone back up. That didn't last long

pondrew;1661151

Hmmm. Price has gone back up. That didn't last long



I have jut checked it is still £399.01

pondrew;1659284

From Amazon or Digital Direct? Let us know what its like. I've resisted … From Amazon or Digital Direct? Let us know what its like. I've resisted the urge for now in the hope it'll come down some more...



Ofcourse from DigitalDirect :-) But still did not get order confirmation, which sounds as bad sign for me. :whistling:

Original Poster Banned

iliko;1664118

I have jut checked it is still £399.01



Wasn't it £384 when you ordered because it was when I looked! Like Paulgee31 said, twas £399 on Sunday including the £15 delivery charge.

Now its back to £399 before delivery, £414 with...

I ordered mine at £399 inc delivery and received an email to say it should be delivered Wednesday

Original Poster Banned

cool. Please let me know ur thoughts. Still considering which Toshiba to buy (when I finally bite the bullet)

Original Poster Banned

This deal is most definately expired! The price is now up to £409 excluding delivery so I think those of you who got it for £399 all in got yourselfs a real bargain!

pondrew;1666078

This deal is most definately expired! The price is now up to £409 … This deal is most definately expired! The price is now up to £409 excluding delivery so I think those of you who got it for £399 all in got yourselfs a real bargain!




Ocasionaly I ordered C model and got email saying it is out of stock and was offered AV model for the same price.

Well it turned up today, having ordered on Sunday which was pretty good.

It is a very light weight 32", compared to others I've heaved onto wall brackets.

Colours are good, image is excellent and blacks seem to be handled well. I previously had a 26" Sony LCD one of the U series from Sainsbury.

The Wii using a component cable looks quite course compared to the Sony but I figure that is a side effect of moving from 26" to 32".

Sound is good and has a lot of bass. The freeview tuner seems to be struggling more holding a signal but we are fringe and its nice and sunny so we loose a mux when it's not raining. I'll check cables just in case a dodgy connection has appeared when shifting stuff around.

Unfortunately I don't have any real HD sources to show it off to its best. The DVD is an upscaler.

The remote and menus work well and better than the Sony.

Overall for £399 delivered you can't go wrong. Pictures below don't do it justice.

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc258/paulgee31/DSC00044.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc258/paulgee31/DSC00043.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc258/paulgee31/DSC00046.jpg

Original Poster Banned

Pictures? Can't see any attached to your post...

they are displaying when I view the forum. Can anyone else see then?

Original Poster Banned

Hmmm. Maybe its just the firewall at work...

i can clearly view:thumbsup:

jules69;1673592

i can clearly view:thumbsup:



...now the rain has gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way...:)

Original Poster Banned

Yep, must have been the firewall at work. Can see them now...

I got mine delivered today. I am delighted! The only disadvantage I noticed so far is absence of RGB port to hook up my laptop to it. So I have to buy PC VGA to HDMI cable (:-( have not got DVI on it). Or PC VGA to Composite
Any one knows good deal for that cable?

Original Poster Banned

Sorry, can't say I do.

Good to hear that the 32AV sounds good. I'm blown away by the announcment of the new Toshiba XV series 32 inch though as its gonna be 1080p! In a 32inch screen?!?

:)Price has yo-yoed over the week and is now £394.95 delivered!

No, it is now £379.96
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