Toshiba 19AV506 review

A solid performance and keen price means Toshiba's calling time on supermarket-brand TVs Tested at £220.00

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Our Verdict

A solid performance and keen price means Toshiba's calling time on supermarket-brand TVs

For

  • Great price
  • nice styling
  • well-balanced, noise-free pictures
  • very good high-def images

Against

  • Some backlight seepage
  • a touch of softness to standard-def pictures
  • blacks could be deeper

Toshiba seems to know what people want from a budget TV – and what they can do without.

Take composite and S-video connections: few people use them, so the '506D does without them. What you do get is a simple but stylish TV with HDMI and component inputs, as well as support for 1080/24p signals.

The simple approach extends to the clear and functional remote and menu system.

The '506D doesn't match the best for standard-def edge definition and sharpness, but the natural picture is still very pleasant, and HD images are close to the class-leaders.

A touch of backlight seepage and a sonic performance that's a little thin are noteworthy niggles, but given the Toshiba's price we're more than happy to recommend it.

Specifications

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Brand NameToshiba
Product SeriesAV506
Product TypeLCD TV
ManufacturerToshiba
Manufacturer Part Number19AV506DG
Product NameToshiba 19AV506
Product Model19AV506DG

Physical Characteristics

Height with Stand39.3 cm
Depth with Stand20.7 cm
Width46 cm
Weight with Stand Approximate6.70 kg
Depth7.3 cm
Weight Approximate5.70 kg
Width with Stand46 cm
Height35.2 cm
ColourWhite
Dimensions35.2 cm (H): 46 cm (W): 7.3 cm (D)

Interfaces-Ports

HDMIYes
CI+Yes
Total Number of HDMI Ports1

Technical Information

FeaturesTeletext, Favorite Channel Selection, Digital Noise Reduction
Aspect Ratio16:9
Electronic Program GuideYes
Vertical Viewing Angle160°
Horizontal Viewing Angle160°
Screen Size48.3 cm (19")

Energy and Performance

Maximum Resolution1400 x 900
Standby Power Consumption900 mW
Operating Power Consumption95 W

Audio

RMS Output Power6 W

Video

Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG2)
Video Signal StandardHDTV