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Toshiba 32C3030D Reviewed

Toshiba 32C3030D FrontA very popular size in the HDTV market are 32-inch models, and the 32-inch Toshiba 32C3030D has been selling very well indeed. This is probably mostly due to it’s very attractive price tag of around £500 ($1000) or less, and equally as attractive design. Even though the 32C3030D is not one of the more expensive LCD models around, there are no drastic signs of price cutting in the manufacturing process, the set looks great and also offers good connectivity options, no corners cut there. The 1366×768 pixel resolution screen offers 720p and 1080i HD resolutions, 500cd/m2 brightness levels and a 4000:1 contrast ration for defined colours. Inputs include 2x HDMI inputs (accepting up to 1080p), VGA PC input, component, 2x scart, audio inputs and outputs and a CAM slot.

Even though the Toshiba 32C3030D is nearer their lower end of their lineup, the 32C3030D still features Toshiba’s Active Vision LCD processing engine which helps to boost black levels, colours, detailng and motion handling. TrustedReviews have taken a look at the 32C3030D and say, bright scenes look vibrant, dynamic and engaging, immediately making the TV a safe bet for a diet of predominantly daytime TV. The colour palette is reasonably extensive too, looking rich and fully saturated. The sound is reasonably punchy and clear, with some decent treble handling, but a fairly marked lack of bass response means that provided subwoofer output soon starts to look tempting. Overall the 32C3030D is Toshiba’s first truly budget LCD TV, and is a fair stab at balancing performance with price.