While Toshiba’s soldiers sharpen their toothpicks for the impending format war with Sony’s Blu-Ray, they’ve still found time to grow their stable of HD-ready TVs. Following an afternoon with Etch-a-Sketch its engineering bods have unveiled the new WLT66 range.
The 32WLT66 is a 32-inch (1366x768 resolution) set that boasts every feature a hi-def hunting gadgeteer could wish for.
It comes equipped with a pair of HDMI inputs for a DVD player or PS3, component video inputs for your Xbox 360, and even manages to squeeze in a Freeview digital tuner so you’ve got various new channels at your disposal.
Getting down to business, the Tosh throws up some impressive pictures. Contrast levels serve up rich blacks while the screen exhibits a lively and natural colour balance.
Standard TV pics show little sign of judder or motion smearing, but it’s the Toshiba’s handling of DVD images that really get the juices flowing. It drags up layer after layer of detail with crystal clear pics and minimal trace of on-screen fuzz.
But here’s the clincher. At just £1100, the 32WLT66 is a bona fide bargain and your credit card will love you forever – well, at least until you decide to go for a nex-gen DVD player. If you want affordable, then audition this Toshiba.