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Toshiba 32C3030D Final Thoughts

by Colin Tang
10 April 2007

SUMMARY
The Toshiba 32C3030D is aimed at the budget audience who won't mind living with bright but inaccurate pictures.

PROS
> Cheap, 2 X HDMI
> Good cinema mode and above average video deinterlacing
> No significant buzzing

CONS
> Below average blacks
> Inaccurate colours
>
No independent memory inputs

Note: Vertical banding may be specific to our review model.


Pros

  • Cheap
  • No significant buzzing
  • Good film mode processing
  • 2 x HDMI
  • 1080p via HDMI at 50 and 60Hz
  • Backlight control
  • Digital audio and subwoofer out
  • Onboard digital and analogue tuners
  • Multiple aspect ratios
  • Fast setup
  • Matte frame
  • PC connection with VGA

Cons

  • Below average blacks
  • Red push
  • Mildly inaccurate red and green
  • Minor vertical banding
  • No grayscale controls
  • No Picture-in-picture.
  • No independent memory inputs
  • Digital noise without noise reduction
  • Mild motion blurring typical of standard LCDs
  • Viewing angle 100
  • No S-video or composite (if that's important)

I'm sure some of you might feel that I'm on a Toshiba witchhunt or something, but the fact is that this panel can't quite match up to our usual standards. The Toshiba 32C3030D Buy this for £0.00 at Dixons
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has two main things going for it: its cheap and provides some flexibility in use and connection.

As I said before, the colours generally have a higher temperature which in the PC and gaming world is quite desirable. I imagine that these are the two areas that will probably benefit from its rigid processing.

I don't know how HDTVs should perform at this low price point but to be honest, I wasn't at all surprised. I suppose that with future reviews, we can only get wiser. Bottom line: the Toshiba 32C3030D Buy this for £0.00 at Dixons
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may be HD ready but it's right off the mark by videophile standards. However, if you're in the market for a small TV, you should check it out simply because of its amazing price tag.


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