Toshiba 32C110 review


A new LCD HDTV from Toshiba

Toshiba are coming with a new LCD HDTV on the market. Its name: Toshiba 32C110. The Japanese company promises an affordable product that offers great quality entertainment and works well in all your rooms. But does their new product deliver? Here are our test and review.
This new LCD TV has the following specifications: 31.21″ x 21.72″ x 9.65″ (with stand), 9.49 kg (with stand), 200mm x 100mm VESA mounting pattern, 31.5″ diagonal widescreen, 32″ screen size class, 1366×768 native display resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, 720p video resolution, invisible speaker system, 2 HDMI ports, 1 colorstream component video (Y/PB/PR) port, one PC input port and 1 USB port. It requires 2 AAA batteries.
Some of its features are: input labeling, channel browser, sleep timer, DynaLight, gaming mode, a remote control and a manual.

A new design concept: Horizon

Toshiba-32C110The new Toshiba 32C110 comes in a new design, called Toshiba Horizon: it is both modern and sleek. The front panel gradation contributes to that and draws your attention right away. The weight of the bezel was reduced considerably in comparison with other models.
The remote is easy to use; it’s far more streamlined than others and responds quickly. It will help you to easily and quickly set up the TV, Colorstream Harley-Davidson, HDMI A Single, Computer, Video out and HDMI Couple Of options; it will also let you choose from six ways of displaying content on the screen.

Good image quality

The 32″ screen works well: image quality is crisp and clear and this doesn’t change with the angle you view it from. For our review we also tested the response time and contrast: they are both fairly good.

As we mentioned before, this TV comes with a 720p resolution; this adds clarity to movies, programs and even games that you might want to play: image is sharp, clear and bright. The LCD Panel uses the CCFL – or Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp – backlight technology; this means that the TV displays beautiful images via the illumination and blending of millions of liquid crystals.
The DynaLight feature offers balanced pictures. How: it intensifies blacks and reduces the intensity of highlight areas by an advanced technology called histogram. This technology monitors the brightness of video frames and then adjusts backlight intensity based on what you’re viewing at a given time. There are 256 levels of control that create better dynamic contrast. Pictures are thus powerful, with deep blacks, great details and great depth.

Gaming Mode included

The Native Mode displays image as it should appear: normal and by no means distorted following over-scanning. The 60Hz refresh rate feature measures how often per second images are redrawn; it enabled us to enjoy some great image quality.
If you want to view something with the big screen video option, you can do so by connecting your PC to Toshiba’s TV via the PC input. With the Gaming Mode feature you will enjoy your game by selecting a special setting: this greatly reduces game controller delay.

Weak sound

The HDMI with CEC option assures connectivity to HD videos and also surround sound; you will only need one cable for this. For users who want to share photos and music with friends, there is the USB with Music and Photo feature.
The VESA mounting pattern is a really useful feature on the new Toshiba 32C110: you can use universal mounts when mounting your own TV device.
The only thing we didn’t like about this product was the quality of the sound: it was pretty bad and turning up the volume didn’t really help.

Review conclusions

Our testing of Toshiba’s newest 32C110 model has the following result: this TV is a good pick, but if you want great sound quality, you should buy something else.

Technical specifications

Screen Size32 in.
Display TechnologyACL
Backlight TypeCCFL
Aspect ratio16:09
Dynamic Contrast Ratio30 000:1
Static Contrast Ratio3,000:1
Native resolution1366 x 768
Response Time8.5 ms
Viewing Angle176 ° x 176 °
Brightness450 cd / m2
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Sports modeYes
Cinema ModeYes
Game ModeYes
Power output speaker2 out of 7 w
AV inputs (composite)1
Component video inputs1
Coaxial Cable (RF)1
VGA for PC1
PC Audio InputsShared with an HDMI
Port USB Media1
Optical digital audio output1
Other features
Family SafetyYes
Replay PhotoJPEG
Replay MusicMP3
Remote controlYes
Language OptionsEnglish, French, Spanish
Wake-up timer / standbyYes
Physical characteristics of the device
Color boxBlack
Drilling dimension (Vesa)200 mm x 200 mm
Warranty – Parts1 year
Width with stand792.83 mm
Height with stand551.65 mm
Depth with stand245 mm
Weight with stand9.5 kg
Width without stand792.8 mm
Height without stand503.5 mm
Depth without stand89.5 mm
Weight without stand8.9 kg