A 32 inch 3D TV
Toshiba is one of the few clever companies. The way they go out of their way to bring their fans what they crave for is indeed priceless. They are fully aware that the demand for budget gadgets is big, especially these days. Among the models manufactured, the 32RL858B is specifically tailored to people after a cheap 3D screen. The company reiterated the success they had with that product with the £369.99. This TV is also very affordable, but the quality is not a bad one as you’d think. More about the product below.
Don’t judge a book by its covers. But since this is a gadget we’re talking about: don’t judge a gadget by its price. Expensive ones can be totally lame while cheap ones can be totally amazing. The Toshiba 32RL858B is both affordable and so not lame. This much we got from the tests we did for this article.
TV sets that pay attention to price are usually bulky. This one isn’t. For a device that has a 32″ screen, it can fit almost anywhere in your house. Also, budget TVs have a reputation of being black and glossy. The new TV is silver and not glossy. We definitely didn’t see fingerprints when we handled it by its back. Don’t get alarmed: all the important connectivity stuff is included, despite the TV’s slim body.
We say this once more: don’t mind the price. Because if you do, you’ll get robbed of a good thing. Which is the screen. It is full high definition and has a Freeview HD tuner. LED lighting is, naturally, one of the technologies firing it. The interface that we got to experience was extremely attractive. We found everything we wanted through it. We’re fans of TVs that make it easy to personalize our viewing experience; Toshiba’s 32RL858B kept our initial admiration going strong in that area.
The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here. We let out a deep sigh of relief when reviewing the performance: all was in the right place. The brightness is a key element in any TV. The one we saw on this model went beyond our wildest dreams for this low price. Sharpness is not exactly its strong point, but it’s more than decent. There’s no unnatural color; instead, you’ll bask in beauty in every scene of your favorite series. The subtlety of colors was very impressive. Backlight was consistent throughout our benchmarks. Movie scenes with dark spots were plenty visible.
Weak sound quality
This TV set responds quickly and no problems like motion blur appear. Resolution also doesn’t get lost in the process. But source noises were an issue, albeit not a dramatic one. They didn’t stop us from immensely enjoying the device. With all sorts of games being released, TV today should allow users to play them. Or at least one of them. The 32RL858B has that covered: games won’t lag. But to enjoy them, you’ll have to find a good pair of headphones: speakers’ sound quality is bad. Even if you try to get the volume to its maximum value.
Given the price, the Toshiba 32RL858B is seriously a real catch. Its flaws are very few and easy to forget once you see the good features and specs. And oh yes, the superb design. There is really not much else to say, other than buy this TV till it’s fresh.