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Toshiba AV502 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 37")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1367 reviews of Toshiba AV502 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 37"). 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. Comments about the size and sound are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the black level and energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba AV502 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 37") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 950 user reviews of Toshiba AV502 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 37") from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Reviewers really like the size and sound. The usability and price also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the energy efficiency. The black level and reliability get less positive reviews.

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reliability, black level

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba 32C120U 32-Inch 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV (Black)Toshiba 26AV502U 26-Inch 720p LCD HDTVToshiba 32AV502R 32-Inch 720p LCD HDTV

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (

Toshiba AV502U review: Toshiba AV502U


Inexpensive; produces relatively deep black levels for an entry-level LCD; above-average selection of picture controls; adequate connectivity with two HDMI and two component-video inputs.

Less accurate color than some entry-level LCDs; some artifacts with 1080i sources; unremarkable styling; confusing remote and menu system.

While no style maven or template for reference color, the Toshiba AV502U series can do black levels better than most inexpensive LCDs.

Nov, 2009

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Toshiba 32AV502R


Strikingly gorgeous in high-gloss piano black, the 32-inch Toshiba 32AV502R HDTV combines quality, style, and value. It features Toshiba's DynaLight dynamic backlight control for deeper black levels, a fast 8ms response time and two HDMI digital inputs...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: wubayou (

LCD TVs:Sony KDL-37L5000 and Toshiba 37AV502U


On today?s electronic dinner menu we have two 37-inch offerings in the entry-level LCD TV category: the Sony KDL-37L5000 and the Toshiba 37AV502U. Which is better? It?s up to you to decide, so keep reading as we discuss what they bring to the table.

One advanced picture-related feature is the Advanced Contrast Enhancer with dynamic backlight control. This feature automatically adjusts the backlight?s brightness on the fly according to different on-screen scenes to not only give you a better...

Feb, 2010

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Toshiba 32AV502R Review – 32-inch LCD HDTV


You will certainly be entranced by the great looks of this TV. With a glossy piano black finish, the TV looks classy enough to add to the décor of your living room. And along with style, comes quality and functionality. The integration of the CineSpeed...

Although this model can easily be mounted on the walls, it is better to let it rest on the stand. The 4” depth will not help the TV to look great on the walls. Besides, the cables will also paint a cluttered look which is not good for the living room...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Adam (

Toshiba 26AV502R


A 26″ screen is often a preferred size for a second room such as the bedroom or the kids room. The Toshiba 26AV502R is the perfect size and has a beautiful exterior with a black slick frame. It produces accurate …

Jul, 2009

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Toshiba 32AV502U Review – 32-inch LCD HDTV


Toshiba 32AV502U. The new Toshiba 32AV502U is a pretty good bargain and compromise of style and quality. Set with a price of around $599.99, it has many of the great features you‘d normally find in high-end HDTV‘s.

The Toshiba 32AV502U is missing 1080p resolution but with only a 32 inch screen, it isn’t necessary. With all the must-have features and a decent price, the 32AV502U is a great option if you’re shopping in the 32” LCD range.

Dec, 2008

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Toshiba 26AV502U Review – 26-inch LCD HDTV


Toshiba 26AV502U. Equipped with the Toshiba's latest Dynalight technology, the new Toshiba 26AV502U is a great option as an addition to your bedroom or office with its mid-size range. This advance technology monitors the brightness level of each video...

The only issue with the Toshiba 26AV502U reported in reviews is the single rear connector location. Additional rear and side inputs would give you better connectivity options. However this is only a small concern compared to the many great features of...

Nov, 2008

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Toshiba 37AV502U Review – 37-inch LCD HDTV


The DynaLight backlight control monitors the brightness level of each video frame and adjusts backlight intensity to maximize picture contrast. In addition, its Native mode™ eliminates unnecessary over-scanning and restores the picture size. The result...

Lucas, how could you own this model for 3 years, it only came out in late 2009. Your comment on sept. 23, 2010 suggests it was out in 2007.

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: schlar01 (

Toshiba 32AV502R 32" LCD TV


Overall, its a decent TV. I got it for $300, so I can't complain too much but there enough flaws to see why it was $300. My biggest complaint is that the Toshiba remote can't control the DirecTV box and the DirecTV remote can't turn the TV off. The...

Price, fairly good picture/sound

Remote is poor, can't control DirecTV boxOn/off from remote doesn't work unless in the EXACT right spot

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: (

Toshiba 32AV502R 32" LCD TV


This is a great TV and DOES work with the DIRECTV remote (if you program the right code) its in the 2nd set of the list. My TV is powered off by the Directv remote.schlar01 is totally weak.

This is a great TV and DOES work with the DIRECTV remote (if you program the right code) its in the 2nd set of the list. My TV is powered off by the Directv remote

He is totally weak

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

By combining an HD CineSpeed LCD display with DynaLight dynamic backlight control, the AV502 series can bring rich, detailed HD images to any room in your home.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Product Line:Toshiba


Color:High-gloss black


Diagonal Size:26in/31.5in/37in
Diagonal Size (cm):66cm/80cm/94cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV/Not certified
Display Format:720p
HDMI Ports Qty:2
HDTV Ready: Yes
PC Interface:HDMI / VGA (HD-15)
Series:AV502 Series
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
TV Tuner Presence: Yes