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Toshiba DV556 Series LCD TV (19", 22")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 371 reviews of Toshiba DV556 Series LCD TV (19", 22"). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The sound and usability also get good comments. Comments are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba DV556 Series LCD TV (19", 22") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 user reviews of Toshiba DV556 Series LCD TV (19", 22") from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Reviewers really like the design and price. The sound and usability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the reliability.

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba 19DV556DB - 19" Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV/DVD Combi - Glossy WhiteToshiba 19DV556DB - 19" Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV/DVD Combi - Glossy White

May, 2018

Expert review by : Lewis Caliburn (

Toshiba Regza DV556DB


Toshiba makes a decent fist with this solid performer's decent DVD and good level of flexibility.

Overall, the DV556DBââ'¬â"¢s real selling point is its flexibility. Its size, digital TV and DVD features make it good for the bedroom; the PC connectivity and CD playback make it suitable for the study or den; the other connection options mean it's...

Apr, 2009

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Just ok for bedroom tv.


Picture is clear, but small. Audio is very disapointing. Not very loud. But it serves the purpose, small, compact, and decent picture. Should have paid a little more and gotten something with better sound and more connections, and a slightly larger...

Nov, 2012

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good picture, sound is lacking


We've had this tv for a few months now and while it looks nice and has a great picture the sound quality sounds as though it is coming through tiny tin cans. Our daughter doesn't seem to mind as most of her shows are cartoons and are kind of squeaky...

Oct, 2011

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In common with almost all other reviewers - the sound is atrocious. Max volume on the remote, especially when playing a DVD is hopelessly inadequate. For this reason I'm moving to a different brand of TV

Jul, 2012

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Good picture, awful audio


The picture is great. The sound? If I could actually hear it, I might be able to comment on the sound quality. The ONLY way I can listen to a movie or TV program without missing most of the dialog is if I shut off everything that makes even the...

Jul, 2012

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I can't hear you!!!


Great picture, awful audio. I read other people's reviews and saw the same complaint -- at top volume, it's still difficult to hear anything. Why are the speakers located on the BACK????

Jul, 2012

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In adequate sound


Obviously I am not the only one complaining of low level sound even when it is set to high. Is there and optical sound out adapter that can allow connecting a sound booster or at lease conventional headsets? Toshiba needs to respond to this problem and...

Jun, 2012

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Poor Volume/Sound


Purchased this tv/dvd combo to have in the dining room for visitors. The sound is pitiful and even at 100%, you strain to hear what is being said. It is a waste of money.

Jan, 2012

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This TV stinks


Weak speaker volume. You can only hear it in noise free room. No headphone jack & no audio out..

Jan, 2012

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I own a Toshiba computer and have been very happy with it. However, the picture quality of this television was extremely poor even after adjustment. The only way it could be viewed clearly was in the dark.

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

As your source for digital home entertainment, Toshiba offers one of the most extensive television lineups in the industry. Whether you're looking for the latest in HDTV, the flattest FST Pure flat-screen TVs, or the highest quality in portable televisions, Toshiba has what you want.


Audio system:Dolby Pulse / NICAM / Nicam Stereo
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 2.5 / 3 / 6

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes


Color of product:Black / White
On/Off switch: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



24p: Yes
24p support:Y
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Comb Filter:3D / Digital
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000:1 / 25000:1 / 3000000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:250 / 300 / 400
Display Diagonal:19 / 22 / 32
Display Diagonal (metric):18.5 / 31.5
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1440 x 900 / 1680 x 1050
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:50
Motion interpolation technology:AMR (Active Motion Rate)
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:5 / 8 / 9
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 16:9
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1366 х 768
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 2160p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:160 / 170 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 178


Type:DVD player

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy efficiency compliance:B / Unspecified
Power consumption (max):45
Power consumption (sleep mode):9
Power consumption (standby):0.28 / 0.3 / 1
Power consumption (typical):20.8 / 55 / 56 / 70

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Placement supported:Horizontal
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200 / 75 x 75


Product Line:Toshiba

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Hotel mode:Y
Number of OSD languages:19
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CHI (TR), DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, HUN, ITA, POL, POR, RUS, SLK, SLV, TUR, UKR
On/Off timer: Yes
Remote Control Type:CT-90326
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Dynamic, Game, Mild, Movie, PC, Standard / Hotel


Color:High-gloss white


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Audio Output:1
Sound output mode:3

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes
Package depth:4.8 / 5.71
Package height:15.4 / 22.9
Package weight:27.6 / 9.26
Package width:23.5 / 33


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:AAC, HE-AAC, LPCM, MP3, MP4
Card reader integrated: No
Child lock:No / Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming: No
Picture viewer: Yes
Teletext:100 / 1000
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:AVC, AVI, DAT, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, VOB, XVID / AVI, DAT, FLV, H.264, M-JPEG, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG4, MPG, TP, TRP, TS, VOB

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Common interface (CI):No / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Number of AV connections:1
PC Audio in:No / Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy efficiency class:B / Unspecified
Power consumption (max):45
Power consumption (sleep):9
Power consumption (standby):0.28 / 0.3 / 1
Power consumption (typical):20.8 / 55 / 56 / 70

Smart TV

Internet TV: No
Smart TV: No


Combined with:Built-in DVD player
Diagonal Size:18.5in
Diagonal Size (cm):47cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:720p
HDMI Ports Qty:1
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:170 degrees

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC / NTSC 4.43, PAL BG, PAL DK, PAL I, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K, SECAM L
Auto channel search: Yes
Channels quantity:800
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T / DVB-T
Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.38 / 2.64 / 3.3
Depth (with stand):5.98 / 8.15 / 8.39
Height:13.3 / 14.3 / 19.2
Height (with stand):13.3 / 15.8 / 20.8
Package depth:4.8
Package height:15.4
Package weight:9.26
Package width:23.5
Weight:11.2 / 18.7 / 6.39
Weight with stand:11.2 / 20.9 / 7.72
Width:18.2 / 18.6 / 21.1 / 30.9
Width (with stand):18.2 / 18.6 / 30.9