Toshiba 15LV505 15.6-Inch Widescreen LCD TV Review

For you who may not familiar with the 'geeky' stuff, a liquid crystal display (LCD) is a thin, flat electronic visual display that uses the light modulating properties of liquid crystals (LCs). They are common in consumer devices such as video players, gaming devices, clocks, watches, calculators, and telephones. LCDs are more energy efficient and offer safer disposal than CRTs. Its low electrical power consumption enables it to be used in battery-powered electronic  equipment.

Toshiba, the famous brand for it's electronic appliances recently launched new line of LCD TV combination models that delivers a convenient all-in-one entertainment experience and can easily be integrated into any room of the house, whether its the kitchen, bedroom or home office. Focusing on functionality and versatility, Toshibas full line of feature-packed LCD TV combos is available in 15, 19, 22 and 26-inch screen sizes (measured diagonally), and each of these space-saving sets features a thin profile and a design for the style-conscious consumer. Petite and packed with features, the 15LV505 LCD TV/DVD combo is a great addition to kitchen counters, spare rooms, or dorm rooms. The portable size makes it easy to enjoy movies anywhere in your home.

Toshiba 15LV505 15.6-Inch Widescreen LCD TV

If you are looking for a very small LCD TV, Toshiba 15LV505 15.6-Inch Widescreen LCD TV is a nice product. If you have room for a 19", by all means I would go for the larger screen. Keep in mind that, even with the abundance of digital and high def signals out there today, many channels/programs will be broadcast in 4:3 format. Since this TV is a 16:9 profile screen, a 4:3 display will appear that much smaller on this 15.6" screen.

However, if you have a tight space, like on a kitchen counter under cabinets, this TV is perfect. It included a built in DVD player, which is a nice perk. The picture is vivid and HD display on it is excellent. At this size there is absolutely no reason to go for 1080p. For a 15.6" screen, or even a 19", 720p is fine.

The TV comes with a QAM tuner so you can pull any unscrambled analog and digital TV signals from your cable company. The TV accepts coax and ColorStream component connections.

Overall, Toshiba 15LV505 15.6-Inch Widescreen LCD TV is a nice TV for the price and has many of the functions you'd want. An adjustable stand would be nice but at this size its not a necessity. I'm not sure why the tuner lags as much as it does, taking approximately 2-4 seconds in between channels. If you channel-surf often, this will annoy you.