Toshiba 32RL858B Review

The Toshiba 32RL858B is an attractive looking LED TV coming in at a great price with a specification and list of features you'll struggle to find on other 32 inch televisions in a similar price range. So let's see what makes this TV such a good purchase.

As with most LED TVs out at the moment the Toshiba 32RL858B is amazingly slim with a small bezel. It has a Freeview HD tuner already installed and uses edge LED lighting. Multimedia files can easily be viewed from a PC network or USB device. It even has Toshiba's new online platform 'Toshiba Places' allowing you to watch videos, listen to music and access various other services.

It's more a silver gray in color as opposed to the standard black most TVs of this genre come in. Its slim bezel combines well with the back of the TV giving a fantastic overall slender look and will fit nicely into any room in your house. It's a good start feature-wise for a television costing less than £ 400 in the UK but there's plenty more packed into this great unit.

The Toshiba 32RL858B has plenty of connections including three HDMIs, one USB, a D-Sub PC port and an Ethernet port. A dongle can also be added to the USB slot allowing Wi-Fi access. You get a Full HD screen, a superb contrast ratio of 3,000,000: 1 and 100Hz processing. There are myriad picture and display options in the on screen menu allowing for numerous settings and personal fine tuning. The picture quality was never going to be as good as some LED TVs costing four figures but it's far superior to the majority of 32 inch models out there.

The on screen menu is really user-friendly and everything is displayed nicely. The Toshiba 32RL858B's remote control surpasses other budget LED TV's look and appearance with a robust, solid feel along with a well organized button layout. As with any slim, modern TV you do not get the sound quality and booming bass from older CRT televisions but that's par for the course these days. This TV does hold it's own though in this department and the audio quality is more than adequate.

The Toshiba 32RL858B is an excellent piece of kit demonstrating fantastic value for money. The company tends to play second fiddle to some of the other big manufacturers when it comes to televisions but this set is definitely worth a look if you want a top quality 32 inch TV within the £ 350 to £ 400 bracket. A fine picture and great features make it one to consider.


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