On the downside, the viewing angle isn't the best we've ever seen. Moving to the left or right of the screen washes the picture out slightly and decreases the realism of blacks in the image. Sitting within the 'sweet spot' directly in front will give you the optimum picture and deepest blacks.
We certainly loved the high-definition performance of this set. We used theHD DVD player and some of our favourite test movies to get a feel for the performance of this television. Everything looked good. We found Happy Gilmore to be full of colour, and the image was pretty much judder-free. Serenity was, as always, a great overall test of the screen. Black plays a huge part in this film so we were pleased to see that the 37WLT68 showed space in its inky black glory.
The sound performance of the set was slightly better than average. We could hear dialogue with little or no problem, but the bass was weak and so watching movies on this television would probably call for an external sound amplifier if you want to be totally immersed in the experience. Toshiba is clearly aware of this, as it has provide a connection for adding a subwoofer should you want to shake your walls a bit more.
Everything we fed this television looked great on-screen. Freeview performance was very good indeed, DVDs looked sharp and colourful and high-definition material from our HD DVD and Blu-ray players was superb.
While there are some excellent televisions around the £1,000 price point, it's hard to think of many that perform as well on every type of material. And with LCDs it's hard to think of many screens that do such a good job with standard-definition material. Not only is the picture quality excellent, the wide range of inputs this set offers will certainly keep you happy -- unless you have more gear than a branch of Maplins.
Edited by Jason Jenkins
Additional editing by Nick Hide