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Toshiba 42" LCD | Full HD 1080P | 42XV553DB | £499.99 | DELIVERED | Argos | 1.5% Possible Quidco
Toshiba 42" LCD | Full HD 1080P | 42XV553DB | £499.99 | DELIVERED | Argos | 1.5% Possible Quidco

Toshiba 42" LCD | Full HD 1080P | 42XV553DB | £499.99 | DELIVERED | Argos | 1.5% Possible Quidco

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Toshiba 42XV553DB 42" LCD TV.

Next cheapest I could find the TV was £599.99 @ hifibitz.co.uk/pro…036

Reviews:

reevoo.com/rev…5db

hdtv-reviews-and-news-blog.com/200…ws/

Television Picture Quality.

* Full High Definition Ready.

* Integrated digital (freeview).

* 42in (106cm) 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.

*

* Connectivity:

* 3 HDMI sockets.

* 2 SCART sockets.

* PC input socket.

* Component video socket.

* Headphone socket.

* S-video socket.

* AV socket (Side).

*

* Sound Quality:

* Nicam sound system.

* 20w RMS power output.

* Digital sound processor.

*

* Freeview Features:

* Digitally interactive.

* Digital text.

* Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available.

* Auto setup.

* Auto scan for new channels.

* Now and next electronic programme guide.

* 8 day Electronic Programme Guide.

* CI Slot.

*

* Additional Features:

* Teletext.

* Fastext.

* UHF/VHF tuner.

* Auto setup.

* Auto search tuner.

* Auto search sorting.

* Auto search labelling.

* Sleep timer.

* Child lock.

* Remote control requires 2 x AAA batteries (supplied).

* 230v AC mains operated.

* Size of TV (H)64.9 (W)100.9, (D)9.2cm.

* Weight of TV 19.3kg (unpackaged).

* Complete with stand

* Weight of TV with stand 23.25kg.

* Size of TV with stand (H)67.25 (W)100.9,(D)30.8cm.

* Suitable for wall mounting. (brackets not supplied).

* Manufacturer's 1 year guarentee.

* Full power down mode.

Great full HD set, 25,000:1 contrst ratio.

83 Comments

Original Poster Banned

http://i.digitaldirect.co.uk/products/toshiba/42xv553_xl.jpg

It dosnt get great reviews though..

Rich

I have the Tosh 37XV553DB and can confirm that the PQ on this LCD is nothing short of superb. The sound quality is nothing to write home about but for HD and SD viewing, this TV comes second to none imho.

olof;4454850

It dosnt get great reviews though..Rich



and where are these reviews???

Just look at the clamour for the 37 inch at Sainsbury's recently, although only £391 whereas this is £499, I still think a good deal. My 37 inch has a super picture.

Original Poster Banned

Yeah I got the £390 sainsburys deal and they are lovely tv's sainsburys rose price to £699 for 37" now, and this is 5 inches bigger and has 25,000:1 contrast ratio where as the 37" had 18,000:1.

So this is a good price for at the moment. :thumbsup:

The latest line of Toshibas have great picture quality, even the cheaper CV ranges. they have over-claimed their contrast rations but blacks are very deep and detailed.

However the sound is pretty poor, you get a lot of distortion and rattling fairly early on, not a problem if you have your own sound system though I guess

Original Poster Banned

Sound isn't an issue surely for people as most people buy separate av amps and speakers right?

I keep adding a link to a review site and it keeps getting removed?

Rich

Original Poster Banned

UPDATE - 22/02/09 - 16:56 : I have added reviews now at the top in description.

Ahh ok, was just wondering if I was breaking a site policy or something

Rich

HD is superb
Be careful on viewing distance for SD though, very freckly indeed. Need at least 8 foot.

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nobbyogden;4455141

HD is superbBe careful on viewing distance for SD though, very freckly … HD is superbBe careful on viewing distance for SD though, very freckly indeed. Need at least 8 foot.



One resolution to that don't watch SD watch Digital much better quality, more rich colours deper tones, beautiful picture. :thumbsup:

Great price. Shame about the size though as I'm looking for a 32" or 37" lol.

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d1fferent;4455081

Sound isn't an issue surely for people as most people buy separate av … Sound isn't an issue surely for people as most people buy separate av amps and speakers right?


I think you'll find the majority of people dont have seperates

d1fferent;4455165

One resolution to that don't watch SD watch Digital much better quality, … One resolution to that don't watch SD watch Digital much better quality, more rich colours deper tones, beautiful picture. :thumbsup:



That doesn't make any sense, SD can still be from a digital source.

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norbie;4455170

Great price. Shame about the size though as I'm looking for a 32" or 37" … Great price. Shame about the size though as I'm looking for a 32" or 37" lol.



Why not go for it, it is full HD, great contrast ratio, but hey it is up to you mate! :thumbsup:

Original Poster Banned

nobbyogden;4455214

That doesn't make any sense, SD can still be from a digital source.



Well, you know what I mean watch DTV no anolgue TV... ;-)

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csiman;4455184

I think you'll find the majority of people dont have seperates



Why not...

Why would you listen to Tv out of speakers when all in one 850w - 1000w 5.1 home cinema kits can be purchased for around £100 - £120, if you spend this much on a TV it would make sense to get sound quality right?

Great deal, bought myself one last week, already posted tho hotukdeals.com/ite…ita

muddyfox470;4455068

The latest line of Toshibas have great picture quality, even the cheaper … The latest line of Toshibas have great picture quality, even the cheaper CV ranges. they have over-claimed their contrast rations but blacks are very deep and detailed.However the sound is pretty poor, you get a lot of distortion and rattling fairly early on, not a problem if you have your own sound system though I guess



Can't say I've experienced any such sound problems at all with my 37" - infact I'm with the other posters and am full of nothing but praise for the 37" , and as someone has already pointed out the improved 25000:1 ration on the 42" is a bonus. Hot from me :thumbsup:

dickslash;4454870

I have the Tosh 37XV553DB and can confirm that the PQ on this LCD is … I have the Tosh 37XV553DB and can confirm that the PQ on this LCD is nothing short of superb. The sound quality is nothing to write home about but for HD and SD viewing, this TV comes second to none imho.



My new 37" is terrible if possible can you post ur settings???

d1fferent;4455263

Why not... Why would you listen to Tv out of speakers when all in one … Why not... Why would you listen to Tv out of speakers when all in one 850w - 1000w 5.1 home cinema kits can be purchased for around £100 - £120, if you spend this much on a TV it would make sense to get sound quality right?



Depends what else you've got, and if you want a huge amplifier in your lounge.

Wouldn't mind one of the smaller setups, but i've got a media centre PC with SP/DIF, HDMI, 7.1 analogue, or digital coaxial sound ouput options, but there's not many small amps out there that connect digitally. I dont need another dvd player, so most of those home setups are no good for me. I am half tempted by those 'mini hifi'/amp combos (think there's a Denon DAB one for about £250 that's got 2 or 3 audio inputs).

Great deal, bought the 37" version about 6 months ago @ £589, and that was a good deal at the time!

Picture quality is excellent for SD/HD viewing and games, it's got all the inputs/outputs you'd expect. Cant comment on the sound as i run a Sony 7.1 Receiver, or the built in freeview as i have V+.

Only gripe with the 37" is the VGA input only supports 720p, not sure if thats the same with the 42".

I normally loathe LCDs but I have seen the 37incher in action and it's nice. Just take it off the awful 'dynamic' mode they put in as default and it's not shabby - especially for the cash.

i have a surround sound system and was wondering is this had a digital out?

I have the 37" version of this TV and the picture quality is superb.
I use only a digital source (virgin media v+ box) and 1080p using an xbox 360 and an HD-DVD player ,again an unbelieveable picture.
I must agree that the sound out of this TV is not that great but i use a Surround System anyway.
Overall, buy,buy,buy - you wont be dissapointed.
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

This TV isn't as good as people are making it out to be. I had the 37" version. SD looks **** with Freeview and worse with Sky. The price may be decent on this deal, but you would be better of getting a Panasonic Plasma instead. Unless you watch High Def continuously, which, let's face it, make up a very small minority of people, unless with gaming, you may find yourself with regrets.

silentsource;4455490

My new 37" is terrible if possible can you post ur settings???



If you look in the original 37" thread that you've also posted that question in you will find the settings I posted. My external sky+ box on RGB scart looks better than the built-in freeview imho.

LINKY

(Sharpness off = reduce it to 0 btw)

There are also links to other settings in the thread as well :thumbsup:

the reviews are for the Toshiba 42XV555DB the one in ARGOS is the Toshiba 42XV553DB are they the same TV. As my Dad is looking to buy his first LCD this looks like a good deal

Original Poster Banned

As to my knowledge I think they are they same, I think the only difference is the bottom bit is silver on 553 and black on 555 m8. :thumbsup:

They are excellent TV's like I said, but most people don't have seperates (for sound) - so that would be my concern, although it should be fine for most people and for the price it is a great performer! They also allow quite a lot of colour calibration so it is easy to get it suited to your room and lighting.

Some info can be found here:
avforums.com/for…tml

There are quite a few people there that give their opinions for the best calibration settings, so it could be worth trying some of them out to help optimise your images [But as someone said first thing you should do is turn off the Dynamic control]

Milkibar;4455875

This TV isn't as good as people are making it out to be. I had the 37" … This TV isn't as good as people are making it out to be. I had the 37" version. SD looks **** with Freeview and worse with Sky. The price may be decent on this deal, but you would be better of getting a Panasonic Plasma instead. Unless you watch High Def continuously, which, let's face it, make up a very small minority of people, unless with gaming, you may find yourself with regrets.



The cheapest Panasonic 42 Plasma I can find is on Amazon at £649 (amazon.co.uk/Pan…1-5)

mrbluesky;4456040

the reviews are for the Toshiba 42XV555DB the one in ARGOS is the Toshiba … the reviews are for the Toshiba 42XV555DB the one in ARGOS is the Toshiba 42XV553DB are they the same TV. As my Dad is looking to buy his first LCD this looks like a good deal



I recently bought the 37XV553DB on the back of a post that went up on here a few weeks back, and the same questions were raised then. The conclusion then was that the 37XV553 & 37XV555 were of identical spec, the only difference being an asthaetic one with the *553 model having a gun metal grey TV stand and panel under the speaker (which I personally preffer to the all black *555). I would like to assume that the same applies to the 42" models...

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lord_trumpington;4456124

The cheapest Panasonic 42 Plasma I can find is on Amazon at £649 … The cheapest Panasonic 42 Plasma I can find is on Amazon at £649 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-TH-42PX80B-Widescreen-Freeview-Pedestal/dp/B0013UJS5Y/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1235326780&sr=1-5)



£150 difference £155 with Quidco, I would rather save money and buy an all in one home cinema system. :thumbsup:

If it was 100HZ....

Enchante;4456210

If it was 100HZ....



+1 if it was 100Hz I would buy now

Banned

wouldnt take the plunge with this one, wait for the regular offers on the Panasonic plasma which can be had for less that 500- and wipes the floor with this TV in every possible way
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