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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 942 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The sound and price also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the black level.

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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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba AV502 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 37")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 590 user reviews of Toshiba AV502 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 37") from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

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Toshiba AV502U

 

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

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

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Toshiba 32AV502U

 

When we say the Toshiba AV502U series can produce relatively deep black levels, the key word is "relatively." It's perhaps more accurate to say that its shade of black outdoes most other less-expensive, lower resolution small-screened LCDs we've seen...

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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 …

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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.

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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...

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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.

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"Keeps breaking down."

 

Don't buy it unless you buy an extended warranty.

Good color. Good price when comparing price to others. But not if you add up all the repairs over the last 2 years.

This TV has broke down 3 times in the last 2 years. Same problem each time. Bad Power Supply Board. $110 for the service call, and $100+ for the board each time. Even the TV repairman said that Toshibas are not good TV's.

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

Depth:3.4in/3.5in/3.6in
Height:18in/21in/23.7in
Width:26.4in/31.7in/36.3in

DVD

Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:26AV502R/32AV502R/37AV502R
Product Line:Toshiba

Miscellaneous

Color:High-gloss black

Television

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
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

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