Toshiba 32WL66 32" Regaza HD Ready LCD TV now £479.01
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Toshiba 32WL66 32" Regaza HD Ready LCD TV now £479.01

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Found 19th Feb 2007Made hot 19th Feb 2007
32 inch LCD HD Ready TV now only £ 479.01 plus £ 19.99 delivery. I paid about £100 more than this from Empire direct about 6 months ago ! Great TV and stunning price !

Enlarge Image # Zoom 32" REGZA HD Ready LCD Television # Active Vision LCD # 2 X HDMI Connections # High Brightness & Contrast Ratio # Actual Colour: Silver/Black

Description: The Toshiba REGZA 32WL66 is an outstanding 32" HD Ready LCD Television This model features a 32" (81cm diagonal) high definition LCD screen, 1200:1 contrast ratio with a 500cd/m2 brightness level for amazing picture clarity, 2 x HDMI connections to allow the consumer to connect 2 HD sources at any one time and Toshibas active vision LCD technology for enhanced picture quality and performance.

REGZA is an impressive collection of LCD televisions bringing a new level of reality to the viewing experience. Featuring Toshiba´s acclaimed Picture Frame LCD styling, the REGZA TVs have been specially created to display every tiny detail of the new High Definition standards and packed with image enhancing technology to make the pictures clearer, sharper and more realistic than ever before.

Are You Forgetting Something? Take a look at our great range of accessories for this item; Do you need a HDMI cable to achieve the high definition you want? Or a stylish stand that will complement your unit? Just click on accessories to view a selection we recommend, if there is nothing that takes our fancy have a look at our full range of cables, stands or cleaning products.

Features: Picture/Display # 32 " Diagonal Screen Size (Inch) # 81 cm Visible Diagonal Screen Size # 16:9 Aspect Ratio # 1200:1 Contrast Ratio # Active Vision LCD Display # 500 cd/m2 Screen Brightness # Digital Comb Filter # Progressive Scan # Digital Noise Reduction
1366x768 pixels # 720p resolution # Manufacturers Technology Features # HD Ready # REGZA # Convenience # Auto Setup # Parental # Lock/Parental Control # Teletext # On Screen Display # NTSC Playback # Sleep Timer # Volume Control # Sound & Power Output # Nicam Digital Stereo # Bass Boost # ((SRS)) Surround Sound # 20 W (RMS) Output Power # Connections # 2 x HDMI Connection/s # 1 x Component Video Connection/s # 1 x Audio Analog Phono Connection/s # 1 x Headphone Socket # 1 x Standard Scart Connection/s # 1 x RGB Scart Connection/s # 1 x PC D-Sub Connection/s # 1 x Front/Side AV Connection/s # Accessories Supplied # Pedestal stand # Remote Control # User Manual # Mains Cable # Batteries # Warranty Card # Power,Weight & Dimensions 15.9 Kg Unit Weight (Approx) # 794x611x116 mm (W/H/D) Dimensions 240 W Power Consumption # 18 W Standby Power Consumption

- Goldstink

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Its also amazing that the 26" version of this is more expensive lol. The irony is that its a 26" im after... typical !

Anyway a nice tv, and if its the same technology as the 26" ive been looking into then its got impressive reviews as a 'very good all rounder'. Easily worth the money, voted hot matey :-)

Nice one goldstink, was looking at this one myself

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If you can fit the 32" into the gap you have for a TV then go for it !.

I wanted smaller but soon got used to the bigger picture.

I'll keep an eye out for the slightly smaller TV for you.

Also

Digital Direct are not a quidco company but I am sure you could use this to "price match" with a another company who is so the savings may well be even better !!!

£499.99 with delivery. Still a good deal though

I have this Tv and it rocks! Paid about £560 for it a couple of months ago. I cant recommend it enough.

Its a pain in the rear to get all the settings right. out of the box everythings bright and beautiful but you cant live with it for long before you need to lower some settings.
After twiddling and researching sites like avforums i've found this set delivers more than first thought.
Blacks are non-grainy, colours are vibrant and contrast/brightness/backlight are right there.
Digital Set Top Box : depending on the compression used on the channel in question but generally pretty good
XBOX360 : Best ive seen, cannot imagine how it could look any better tbh.
PC : I'm currently writing this through it in my living room, just like your normal pc monitor just allot bigger and better, guild wars, quake3, movies the lot looks as it should.
Hope this helps others if they are thinking of getting this set. my only grapes is that i didnt get the 37"

Great set, good price. One of the few I shortlisted before I accidently plunged into the 42" realms.

Nice... takes up half the front page!

No Freeview, but still good for that price...

Nice find Thanks Goldstink!

pixmania.co.uk/uk/…891

Nice deal here on the 37 inch one aswell think i need go sweet talk wife now to get either of these

This model is a bit hold though, isnt it?

How Hold is it...:giggle:

Got the WLT version of this beauty, the only difference being that the T denotes that it has the digital tuner included.

This is a fantastic screen and with a little fiddling with the settings reproduces films and TV programs fantastically.

It also has great sound and if you are not hanging on a bracket you can buy a sub woofer for it that bolts on to the back via the bracket mounting points. ( Sadly I have yet to convince the wife that this is an essential spend, although I will).

The set automatically adjusts the widescreen settings dependant on the broadcast. It has a good range of inputs and two HDMI connections.

I still have a set top box anyway so I can watch one side and record to the PVR from another, as you can only record what you are watching with the WLT version. I dont see the lack of an integrated freeview box being too much of a setback if you already have a decent set top box.

Can't fault mine at all

That SW1000 subwoofer available from ebay seller - aardvarkukcom

Much reduced price from many other places as well as very quick delivery.

The stand is also available from digitaldirect for a great price of £69.01 = p&p

digitaldirect.co.uk/pro…015

crazylegs

How Hold is it...:giggle:



:giggle:
old, lol

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Although everyone goes on about how fantastic these LCDs are, do they really stack up to a good CRT?
An awful lot of LCDs have a fair bit of ghosting and look as though you have something smeared on the screen. Compare this to a crystal sharp CRT and are they any good?

If you got the same picture on a CRT screen you had just bought I reckon you would be gutted!
Or am I wrong!! Happy to be told that technology is much better now...

Someone put me straight if you can:p

Well, Im after a HDTV mainly for gaming - PC/X360.

But I know I will be using it fior a lot of Standard Def picture - Fottball and DVDs.

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Yeah, but have you compared an LCD against a CRT?

Are they better or just "cooler"?

For standard def, CRT is better.

Depends what you will be using it for, as i said i am after one for gaming.

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So, if most of the time you use your telly for actually watching telly then an LCD telly is not as good as the old technology CRT telly?

Anyone else think that is a little strange?

This model and it's sister versions have attracted a LOT of positive attention including from the highly knowledgeable users over at AVForums (thread page count is nearly up to 300!). If you want to trawl through it the link is here
avforums.com/for…277

Or you could check out the reviews here:
homecinemachoice.com/cgi…805

homecinemachoice.com/cgi…741

Personally it's top of my list and at the price spotted by OP I am SO tempted!:)

The likes of Dixons and John Lewis have pulled the freeview version of this (32WLT66) set from their websites, so if you do want one I would act very quickly especially at this fantastic price as its gonna dissappear!!

boredcivilservant

Although everyone goes on about how fantastic these LCDs are, do they … Although everyone goes on about how fantastic these LCDs are, do they really stack up to a good CRT?An awful lot of LCDs have a fair bit of ghosting and look as though you have something smeared on the screen. Compare this to a crystal sharp CRT and are they any good?If you got the same picture on a CRT screen you had just bought I reckon you would be gutted!Or am I wrong!! Happy to be told that technology is much better now...Someone put me straight if you can:p




[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]Don’t know what the Toshiba 32WL66 is like but my new Toshiba LCD 32WLT68 outperforms my two Sony Trinitron CRT’s on standard definition.[/FONT][/COLOR]

We recently bought the freeview version of this TV and the picture is far better than I thought possible on an LCD. Its certainly massively better than our 5 year old CRT Hitachi and also cannot be compared to LCD's purchased by friends only a couple of years ago as the manufacturers have really got the technology producing stunning images.
Also do not be put off by the pic quality instore where running multiple TV's from one aerial inevitably makes the picture look poor - Get this one home and you won't be disappointed

Nb we paid £699 just last month albeit incl 5 year warranty and integrated freeview so at the price above it is a bargain

There's no doubt about it. The very best CRTs are superior in picture quality over the best LCD or Plasma TVs. It really is that obvious providing each set has been finely adjusted and optimised. Between my close family members, we own all 3 formats which I view regularly.

Understandably, people do not want big, bulky, heavy CRTs in their home and most are happy to trade off some quality for a sleek and stylish set. This is the only reason why LCDs and Plasmas became popular.

I'm sure in time the gap will narrow but for sheer pin sharp detail, a more natural colour rendition and realistic picture. CRT TVs are currently better.

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Thanks to all for the advice.
Seems to be a matter of personal opinion then - some are saying LCDs are fab and then some say CRTs are still better.

Trouble is you can't tell till you get one home and compare it against your old telly. To buy it then find out it's not as good would be a tad depressing I think.

I reckon of LCDs were not thin then nobody would be buying them. They may even have died out by now.

this looks good to me, thank you. would like to view this to see what the picture is myself though. Always tricky doing this online hey?

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Moving from CRT to LCD does take a little getting used to.

Its a little more tricky than setting up colour, brightness and contrast but I did get a link from someone on this site that introduced me to a thread stating everybodies chosen settings and why.

Also it seems that the sets have to "settle in" so to speak. Maybe just my eyes playing tricks but it seems as the set gets more use the picture improves.

The main difference is you cant sit close to LCD tv's as you will certainly pick up imperfections.

Programs such as sports are not as sharp unless you have HD but films from a range of about 5-6 feet are outstanding !

The big surprise for me with this set was the sound. I do not have a cinema set up but I found the sound from my slim LCD tv 10 times better than on my nicam stereo CRT set.

I have had mine 6 months now and I havnt seen another I prefer anywhere near this price range !:thumbsup:

Squelds

Its also amazing that the 26" version of this is more expensive lol. The … Its also amazing that the 26" version of this is more expensive lol. The irony is that its a 26" im after... typical !Anyway a nice tv, and if its the same technology as the 26" ive been looking into then its got impressive reviews as a 'very good all rounder'. Easily worth the money, voted hot matey :-)



I too am after the 26" to replace an ageing 23" LCD in the bedroom... the missus wud go spare if I stuck a 32" in there (which surely would then be hooked up to a PS3) but suuuuuuuch a good price....... dammit...... She wouldn't get me out the bedroom but I don't think it'd be for her benefit!

I'm really after something with built in freeview though. is it me, or is it so difficult to find something which has a great picture, built in freeview and at this kind of price?

My personal opinion on LCD vs CRT is that it all depends on the broadcast and the size of the screen. As you start getting into the 37" realm and above, if you watch a live broadcast (generally compressed quite a bit) in standard definition, you can notice quite a bit of blocking. Connect a LCD TV up to a HD source though and they will pull a CRTs pants down and give it a damn good spanking.

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Theres always this 26" version for £435 plus £ 13.40 delivery

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Also 2% cashback through quidco !!! :thumbsup:

Digital direct have the 32" with freeview for £559.
Better to buy the standard set and get a seperate freeview box or DVD player / recorder with built in freeview. Cheaper and should it go wrong the whole telly isnt binned !

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Again it seems that normal telly viewing is not as good on LCDs but HD is great. Trouble is you can't get an awful lot of high def viewing yet.

Can we get a vote on these forums - once and for all to see who thinks what is best.
Admin? Can we do that?

boredcivilservant

Again it seems that normal telly viewing is not as good on LCDs but HD is … Again it seems that normal telly viewing is not as good on LCDs but HD is great. Trouble is you can't get an awful lot of high def viewing yet.Can we get a vote on these forums - once and for all to see who thinks what is best.Admin? Can we do that?



No, but 1 day everything will be HD, its future-proofing.

Cheers for heads up on the 26" but I wouldn't touch Pixmania with a barge pole!

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True but one day isnt right now so what's the point of future proofing when you are getting yourself something sub-standard now. Why not wait till everything actually IS HD and then get one?

Even to get HD now you have to pay extra.

boredcivilservant

True but one day isnt right now so what's the point of future proofing … True but one day isnt right now so what's the point of future proofing when you are getting yourself something sub-standard now. Why not wait till everything actually IS HD and then get one?Even to get HD now you have to pay extra.



What's the point in future proofing? Lol!!!!!!!!!! Working in IT, if I said to the boss "yeah, I need to replace that server we bought 12months ago, i didn't build any future-proofing into it" I'd be sacked on the spot!

Based on your argument, not everything is broadcast in widescreen so why buy a widescreen TV?

True but one day isnt right now so what's the point of future proofing … True but one day isnt right now so what's the point of future proofing when you are getting yourself something sub-standard now. Why not wait till everything actually IS HD and then get one?Even to get HD now you have to pay extra.



Yeah there is that but lots of us have consoles & dvd players that can take advantadge of the higher resolution so it's a worthwhile buy, my old Xbox looks really great through component in & I can use it as a big PC monitor when I feel the need.
I have the newer version of this TV (the WLT68 version) & it's really amazing picture quality & a step up from my old Sony CRT, yes some sd stuff looks bad but thats sd's fault not the tv's, overall I am glad I bought it.
These LCD sets look way better when you get them home & set up than they do when you look at them in shops.

boredcivilservant

True but one day isnt right now so what's the point of future proofing … True but one day isnt right now so what's the point of future proofing when you are getting yourself something sub-standard now. Why not wait till everything actually IS HD and then get one?Even to get HD now you have to pay extra.



Pretty much exactly ]the same conclusion The Guardian came to at the weekend, i.e. if you're not looking at HD input then save your cash, for the moment.

Having said that the (considerable) space saving would appeal to me.

Good price though :thumbsup:

The argument against future proofing now is, if you don't have the required input then why not wait until the technology is cheaper/better when you will. Besides which, comparing the economic drivers for business vs personal use is like apples vs oranges.

Mind you, would you given buy a server that was overspecced for your anticipated use ?! Of course not, you would make sure it was fit for purpose. If the purpose (of the tv) isn't to diplay HD then there is much less incentive to "future proof" at the moment.

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Dear Publicnme, so you work in IT? Well, if you came up to me (yes, I really do work in I.T.) and said we need to replace this server that we already have with something that isnt as good but may be in a few years as long as we can put up with it in the meantime and pay extra for limited functionality, but it is very coool, then you would indeed be sacked on the spot!! LOL!!!!! LOL some more!!!!!
Oh, and pretty much all Tellies come in widescreen so you are not paying extra for that!
Future proofing is only any good when the thing you are buying is actually any good in the present!!!!!!!! LOL!!!

I reckon the comment from pingusan is far more relevant.
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