The Toshiba 32CV100U is a great choice among 32-inch TV-DVD player combos, reviewers say. Picture quality is widely praised, as is ease of use. Many users like that the 32CV100U eliminates the cable clutter that ordinarily comes with an external DVD player. Others find this unit's compact design well suited for their bedroom. While Toshiba's smaller TV-DVD combos, such as the 19-inch Toshiba 19CV100U, get knocked a bit for inadequate sound volume, the 10-watts-per-channel amplifier in the 32CV100U seems to leave most users satisfied. On the downside, the resolution is only 720p (though that's still high definition) and the 32CV100U can't play back high-def Blu-ray Discs. If those two things are a concern, the 32-inch Insignia NS-32LB451A11 (*Est. $550) includes a built-in Blu-ray player (which can also play back standard DVDs) and features full 1080p HD resolution.
The replacement for the Toshiba 32CV100U has been announced and is now available. The Toshiba 32SLV411U (*Est. $490) is very similar in terms of features and capabilities, but substitutes a more energy-efficient LED backlight for the conventional CCFL backlight used in the 32CV100U. However, not enough feedback is yet available to see how this new TV stacks up overall.
Although there are no professional reviews of the Toshiba 32CV100U, you can read user reviews at several retailer websites such as Amazon.com and BHPhotoVideo.com. About.com has an evaluation based on features, but doesn't appear to have actually tested the 32-inch Toshiba 32CV100U.
Though there isn't a great deal of feedback, BHPhotoVideo.com has a handful of user reports on the 32-inch Toshiba 32CV100U. Satisfaction seems high across the board with both picture and sound quality. The TV-DVD combo is particularly complimented for use as a bedroom TV. However, the site lists the Toshiba 32CV100U as a discontinued model, when it actually remains part of the current Toshiba product line and has not been dropped by the manufacturer.
Review: Toshiba 32CV100U, Contributors to BHPhotoVideo.com
On his list of top TV-DVD combos, Robert Silva ranks the Toshiba 32CV100U as one of the best. While he says "this combo can easily fit in a variety of setups," including a small apartment or office, it's not clear whether he's actually performed a hands-on evaluation since nothing more than the specs are detailed. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Top 7 LCD Flat Panel Television-DVD Player Combinations, Robert Silva
Amazon.com is another Internet retailer that lets owners post their own product reviews. User feedback here for the 32-inch Toshiba 32CV100U is extremely positive with over 40 users awarding it a 4.5 star rating overall for its easy setup and image quality, which one user describes as "razor sharp." However, a few complaints persist about DVD player noise upon start-up or when the drive is searching for a disc.
Review: Toshiba 32CV100U, Contributors to Amazon.com