Toshiba Unveils Entry-Level Regza 32RL833 & 42RL833 LED LCD TVs

Vincent Teoh

Toshiba has launched five new ranges of entry-level LCD-based HDTV displays for the year ahead at a press event held at The Grove luxury hotel resort near London this week. Each of these Regza LCD TV models will be equipped with edge-mounted LED backlight technology, the company’s Active Vision video processing engine (50Hz), and at least an integrated Freeview tuner. The more advanced sets, such as the RL833 series, will have several step-up features.

32RL833/ 42RL833

Toshiba 42RL833 LED TV

The Toshiba RL series boasts a full HD native screen resolution of 1920 x 1080, built-in Freeview HD tuner, four HDMI ports, and internet connectivity to web apps like BBC iPlayer, YouTube and Flickr. Three screen sizes are available:

Size (inch)Model NameAlternative Model Name
32Toshiba 32RL833Toshiba 32RL833B, 32RL833D, 32RL833DB
37Toshiba 37RL833Toshiba 37RL833B, 37RL833D, 37RL833DB
42Toshiba 42RL833Toshiba 42RL833B, 42RL833D, 42RL833DB

The Regza RL833 series of edge-lit LED LCD TVs will also sport the manufacturer’s Resolution+ SD upconversion processing, as well as AutoView automatic brightness adjustment algorithm that works in conjunction with the inbuilt ambient light sensor.

32DB833/ 42DB833

The Toshiba DB series of LED TV is the first from the company to feature an integrated Blu-ray player, but it cannot receive Freeview HD, and only has two HDMI inputs. The Regza DB833 range comes in two screen sizes:

Size (inch)Model NameAlternative Model Name
32Toshiba 32DB833Toshiba 32DB833B, 32DB833D, 32DB833DB
42Toshiba 42DB833Toshiba 42DB833B, 42DB833D, 42DB833DB

32HL833/ 42HL833

One rung down, the HL833 range shares similar specifications with the DB833 series bar the inbuilt Blu-ray player, and is available in two sizes too:

Size (inch)Model NameAlternative Model Name
32Toshiba 32HL833Toshiba 32HL833B, 32HL833D, 32HL833DB
42Toshiba 42HL833Toshiba 42HL833B, 42HL833D, 42HL833DB

DL833/ EL833

Both the Toshiba DL833 and EL833 series are HD-ready (i.e. their native resolution is only 1366 x 768), and come in screen sizes of 19, 22, 26 and 32 inches. The difference is that the former has a DVD player built-in.