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Toshiba 37RV753 review

Cut-price 37in LCD with a Freview HD tuner, but bargain-bin performance

Our Verdict

If you need a second set, perhaps for a room you rarely visit, then the 37RV753 might fit the bill, but you could do much better

For

  • Inexpensive for a branded TV
  • Surprisingly robust stereo audio
  • Freeview HD tuner

Against

  • Buzzing CCFL backlight
  • Poor motion resolution
  • Next to zero useful video file support
  • Limited viewing angle

The 37RV753 is the kind of screen most people now know Toshiba for. It's aggressively priced (at the time of writing you can pick it up for £399 at Tesco Direct with a Blu-ray player thrown in free of charge) and has the design aesthetic of a dressing table mirror. It's a quantum leap away from what the brand is now trying to achieve with its WL Jacob Jensen Design studio lineup.

It is a commodity product through and through, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. Viewed from the front, this RV series set doesn't disgrace itself in polite company, although some might think the glossy bezel is rather too chunky to be a la mode.

So what do you get on a 37RV753? Well, not LED backlighting for a start. This model uses a traditional CCFL backlight (hence its 290mm deep cabinet), it also lacks motion resolution improvers (Active Vision M100 and Film Stabilization). In short, it's a bare bones box that offers barely any groovy gubbins.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product FamilyREGZA RV753
Brand NameToshiba
Screen Size94 cm (37")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
EthernetYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)16 kg
Operating Power Consumption146 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio500,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand649 mm
Width with Stand902 mm
Depth with Stand292 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Height590 mm
Width902 mm
Depth93 mm
Brightness450 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Product SeriesRV753
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesAuto Program, Teletext, Ambient Lighting, Favorite Channel Selection
ManufacturerToshiba
Product Model37RV753
Product NameREGZA 37RV753 37" LCD TV
Product LineREGZA
Manufacturer Part Number37RV753B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Package Contents
  • REGZA 37RV753 LCD TV
  • Remote Control
Response Time6.50 ms
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)13.30 kg