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Toshiba XV505 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 50")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the tuner and color. The value for money and design also get good comments. There are mixed views on the black level and usability. Some have doubts about the resolution and build quality.

image quality, design, value for money, color, tuner

sound, remote control, build quality, resolution

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba XV505 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 50") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 114 reviews)

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Toshiba Regza 37XV505D television


Toshiba technology on a budget

A basic TV aside from the Full HD resolution, Toshiba has packed in just enough to provide a reasonable value way into high-def, though there are some minor problems with the picture that are hard to ignore

A basic TV aside from the Full HD resolution, Toshiba has packed in just enough to provide a reasonable value way into high-def, though there are some minor problems with the picture that are hard to ignore

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Toshiba 42XV505


The 42XV505DB comfortably sidesteps most of the killer flaws exhibited by some of its predecessors

Stunning, space-saving design ; Good black levels ; Rich colours

Occasional SD issues ; Poor viewing angle ; Doesn't excel in any area

It hasnt changed significantly for so many years now, and is really looking dated compared with the eye-catching interfaces now sported elsewhere. It doesnt help, either, that the menus feel cumbersome to navigate at times

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Toshiba Regza 42XV505DB 42in LCD TV


It's the first LCD TV from Toshiba's new XV series to take to our stage and we're hoping for a fine performance.

But even with this in mind 25,000:1 is higher than the contrast ratio figures claimed by the majority of its LCD rivals, so we feel justified in hoping for a little more black level profundity than usual.


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Stuff magazine


A Full HD set for £650? What's the catch? Turns out, there isn't one...

Compromised in places, but the Toshiba still harbours enough positives to deliver a four-star showing


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Toshiba Regza 37XV505D review


It's not quite as affordable as LG's 37LF75, but £650 is still a remarkable price for a 37in, 1080p TV from a major brand.

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Toshiba Regza 37XV505D review


The Toshiba Regza 37XV505D is a strong performer, with attractive styling and a reasonable amount of features and connectivity, too. Overall, it does a great job of pretty much everything

Picture quality ; Sound quality ; Design ; Some good features

Could be cheaper ; Remote control isn't the best

In terms of competitors, we'd pit against the incredible Panasonic Viera TH-37PX80B 37-inch plasma. Still, the Tosh holds its own, and is 1080p, which it can hold over the Panasonic

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Toshiba 37XV505


Toshiba comes up with the goods again - a fine-value screen if you're on a tight budget

Full HD specification ; clean, bright, crisp picture ; decent detail ; fine TV tuner

Blacks lack insight ; colour balance is a little rosy

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Toshiba 42XV505D


Not perfect, but the Toshiba is an elegant set representing fine value for money

Pleasant design ; good stability and detail to images

Noisy Freeview picture ; ruddy colour balance ; sound lacks clarity

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Toshiba 32XV505DB 32" Full HD 1080p LCD TV


ItÂ's a question that still gets asked: Â"Is there any point in a Full High-def, 1080p display when the screen size is only 32 inches?Â" ItÂ's true that a higher resolution displayÂ's advantages really shine at the larger screen sizes, but given that...


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Toshiba Regza 37XV505D


It's big, it's 1080p and it's highly affordable. Is the TV we've been waiting for?

Other standard-definition sources connected via SCART exhibited a little interference, so it’s worth using boxes with HDMI outputs for best quality. Sound quality was above average, with a generous helping of low frequencies giving a warm tone,...


Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player: No
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Text (PAT): Yes
USB Recording: No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming: No
S-Video:No / Yes
Secure Digital Card: No
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 200 x 200 / VESA 400 x 200


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:50
Frequency:50 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:LCD