Toshiba 32" HD Ready LCD TV £199 @ LIDL from Thurs 25th
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Toshiba 32" HD Ready LCD TV £199 @ LIDL from Thurs 25th

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Found 18th Aug 2011
Toshiba 32" HD Ready LCD TV £199.00

Stunning high definition picture quality at a fantastic price!
With built-in Freeview to receive up to 50 digital TV channels and 24 radio stations
2 x HDMI connections for simultaneous connection to Blu-ray players, HD games consoles etc.
Easily connects to your PC or laptop for use as a monitor
USB port for playback of music, movie or picture files
Wall mountable (wall mounts not included)
Includes remote control with branded batteries
Model No. 32KV500B
Size with stand, approx. (cm): 78.7 x 55.6 x 18.7
Weight with stand, approx. (kg): 12.3
Was £249

Screen:
- Screen size approx. (cm): 81
- Resolution (pixels): 1366 x 768
- Aspect ratio: 16.9
- Dynamic contrast ratio: 30000
- Brightness: 450cd/m²
- Viewing angle: 178°/178°
- Response time: 8ms

Tuner:
- PAL/SECAM
- NSTC video playback

Connections:
- 2 x HDMI
- SCART/SCART RGB
- Composite video (RCA)
- Component video
- Digital audio out
- PC/CI Slot/USB
- Antenna
- Headphone (mm): 3.5

Sound:
- Digital noise reduction
- Nicam stereo speakers: 2 x 6W

Functions:
- 3D digital comb filter
- 7 day Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
- Favourite channel memory
- Auto scan for new channels
- Child lock and sleep timer
- Text page memory: 1000
- 4:3 stretch
- Hotel mode
- Manual picture size select
- Freeze screen

7 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.lidl.co.uk/static_content/lidl_uk/images/UK/UK_05537_01_b.jpg

older version of the bv500 but almost identical!

not hot or cold for me as it has been sold in a few places over the past few months for a similar price..

{http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/toshiba-32kv500-32-lcd-hd-ready-tv-freeview-2x-hdmi-usb-199-99-delivered-ebuyer/992042}
and
{http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/199-99-toshiba-32kv500-32-lcd-hd-ready-tv-freeview-ebay-ebuyerexpress/989810}

but honestly moochos kudos for the spot! :-)

if anyone wants the full spec see toshiba website here - home-entertainment.toshiba.co.uk/Reg…es/

Edited by: "frenchy77" 18th Aug 2011

This is not a Toshiba. It's made in Turkey by Vestel, & badged as a Toshiba. 'Proper' Toshibas start with the 'RV' range.

Not a problem if it has some formal reviews, e.g. hdtvtest.co.uk saying it has good picture quality, etc. No such reviews exist.

Safe bet is to think of this as akin to 'supermarket' brand TVs like Alba, Bush, Hannspree, etc. Not hot.

[quote=dooper]This is not a Toshiba. It's made in Turkey by Vestel, & badged as a Toshiba. 'Proper' Toshibas start with the 'RV' range.


What makes a 'Proper' Toshiba?.......Surely Toshiba wouldn't allow this if they weren't happy with the arrangement and quality of the products.My last sony TV was made in Turkey.





Edited by: "Skybird" 18th Aug 2011

What constitutes a 'proper' Toshiba is open to debate. To me it's not necessarily made in a Toshiba plant by Toshiba employees, however, it will have been designed by Toshiba, & contain some Toshiba components, e.g. the Processor.

Toshiba have simply bought the 'BV' & 'KV' models from Vestel. Many companies do this... see hotukdeals.com/dea…32/

At the budget end of the market the big manufacturers are selling some mediocre TVs, e.g. Which? advises us to 'avoid Sony's disappointing 300 Series'.

Those seeking the best 'bang for the buck' cannot afford to trust the brand of the badge on the TV as a guarantee of quality & performance.

The Toshiba 'RV' models have excellent reviews, e.g. hdtvtest.co.uk/new…htm . The 'BV' & 'KV' models do not.

I hope this information helps people to make a more informed purchase decision.

Does it matter where they're made? I have a Honda 500 made in Italy, a VW polo made in China (yes they are) and just purchased a cauliflower grown in Poland because there were'nt any locally grown ones available. Just because Britain doesn't make anything anymore and labour rates are too expensive here, doesn't mean you shouldn't buy something foreign. Lets face it, this is part of everyday life, and you work to live and enjoy the luxuries available if you can afford them no matter where they come from.
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