Toshiba 37RL853 - 37" LED "Smart TV", 1080P, Freeview HD - £339.99 Delivered @ Amazon
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Toshiba 37RL853 - 37" LED "Smart TV", 1080P, Freeview HD - £339.99 Delivered @ Amazon

£339.99Amazon Deals
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Found 25th Sep 2011
The next best price I can find for this is £400, at £340 it is a steal.

Includes Freeview HD.
LED Sidelit
1080p
And web based features.

Seen these televisions in store they have a surprisingly good picture!

Delivery due at the start of October.

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Review here.

There is also the option to buy a BDX 1200 blu ray player at half price with amazon, when you buy with this tv at the same time. (the discount will come off through checkout)
Edited by: "gavinwb" 25th Sep 2011

Although it has a good review, as per Comment #1 above, it got a slating from Which?'''...

"Unfortunately this Toshiba TV has very little going for it. Picture and sound are well below-par, it's a pain to use and is riddled with glitches. Even the good bits don't work properly (iPlayer was out of audio sync and the Freeview HD tuner won't process surround sound signals). It's definitely a TV to avoid."

Who to believe?

I bought this TV when it was on offer a couple of weeks ago.

The HD channels are good quality, the image through HDMI through the Toshiba Blu-Ray player that I got at the same time is very good and the SD Freeview isn't too bad - especially when I live in a low signal area.

I've not had any problems with iPlayer and catching up on the high quality programmes is better than the quality from SD Freeview. I've not noticed any syncing problems and I'm not sure what the glitches are.

In comparison to the more expensive 42" 100Hz Toshiba LCD TV I bought a couple of years ago, the picture isn't as good as the old model for standard definition Freeview. You do need to go through all of the picture settings to find a happy medium and I found the picture to be a little too bright on SD Freeview.

The Auto-View setting needs to be manually toned down because the settings were too bright (colour, contrast, backlight, etc) for me. The 'Hollywood' picture settings were a little dull, but they are a good starting point for giving the options a bit of a boost.

For a 37" branded TV, I'm happy with the purchase. If you're not into perfecting the picture settings, you may find the pre-programmed modes not to your taste.

I've tried to update the TV over the Internet and it says that it is downloading the latest software and then it comes up with an error message about the update not working. Perhaps that's just because I have the latest version, but why say it is downloading the new software/firmware?

I got it from Argos (in fact I opened that thread) two weeks 3 weeks ago. As 'meeeee' above, I have not found anything wrong and it is perfectly good TV.

Happy with HD and SD. Haven't tried any internet stuff yet.

I'm looking for a freeview hd tv, any suggestions on a better one if this got a slating? For the bedroom so no bigger than 37"

This is a great deal, good reviews well worth the money.

Alonso2011

I'm looking for a freeview hd tv, any suggestions on a better one if this … I'm looking for a freeview hd tv, any suggestions on a better one if this got a slating? For the bedroom so no bigger than 37"



Please read what I have said (above). I've given an unbiased opinion of the TV and I've covered many of the important issues in my basic review. For £339.99 and the option to get the half price Blu-Ray player, I think it's a good deal and I'm happy with my purchase.

I haven't noticed any glitches and to get the best out of the TV you need to go through the menus to set the right levels. Go through the pre-programmed settings and use them as a starting point to alter the levels until you get it to how you like it.

You're never going to get fantastic sound quality from an LED edge lit LCD TV - there's little or no room to put in a big speaker. However, the Toshiba 37" is perfect for my bedroom and it's at a good price.

High Definition through iPlayer is great (I'll be catching up on Spooks later on), HD Freeview is very good, Blu-Ray is as good as the PS3 on the other 42" Toshiba TV I have and SD Freeview is also fine. I can't really find anything to slate about the package I bought.

Hi, does anyone know if this plays divx / mkv files from a usb drive / stick ?

Can someone please let me know if this is SLIM LED TV?

does the built in media player play divx and mkv files ?

saladisekhar

Can someone please let me know if this is SLIM LED TV?



Yes, it is a slimline LED backlit LCD TV.

Jimmy Mc

does the built in media player play divx and mkv files ?



NOPE as per my post on the other listing, I own the 37RL853 and one of the main reasons for the purchase was that it could play back via usb content.

However i have tried .avi and .mp4 file and the TV did not even list the .avi and did not play the .mp4 file. Despite what the Toshiba manual and the web site say!

I have also done a firmware update thinking this would fix the issue but nothing!


I'd be interested to know what others experiences of USB playback are like.
Also, what are peoples experiences of the DNLA?

I'd be interested to know what others experiences of USB playback are like.
Also, what are peoples experiences of the DNLA?

I just checked it on Amazon and it was £389

pmoon

I just checked it on Amazon and it was £389



Yep, it looks like the price has just jumped up and the cheapest seller is Tribal UK. Amazon have put their back-order price up to £409.99
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