Toshiba 15LV505 15.6-Inch Widescreen LCD TV with Built-in DVD Player

  • Convenient all-in-one LCD TV with native 720p HD resolution and built-in slot-loading DVD player
  • DVD player compatible with standard CD and DVD discs as well as DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW media; plays MP3 files
  • Bottom mounted stereo speakers; connects to external receivers for Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound output
  • Inputs: 1 component, 1 composite, 1 S-Video, 1 optical digital audio output
  • Non-removable stand; measures 15.84 x 12.61 x 5.52 inches
Product Description
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.

Features:
1366 X 768 Pixel resolution Built-in slot loading DVD player that plays DVD/DVD-R/DVD-RW/CD/CD-R/CD-RW/VCD Built-in ATSC/NTSC/QAM digital tuning Wide aspect ratio … More >>

Price: $248.84



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5 Responses to “Toshiba 15LV505 15.6-Inch Widescreen LCD TV with Built-in DVD Player”

  1. B. Colonna says:

    If you are looking for a very small LCD TV, this 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.

    At this screen size, Toshiba’s competition tends to be “store brands” or no-name brands. This is the lone high quality name brand TV in this class (size).

    What included in the box:

    * 15.6″ (measured diagonally) flat screen TV.

    * Attached stand.

    * Remote control.

    * Power cable.

    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.

    PROs:

    * Vivid picture

    * Fully adjustable backlight and picture format, as well as all the usuals (brightness, contrast, audio, etc.).

    * Excellent sound.

    * Matte finish screen reduces glare so screen is viewable in bright and low light situations.

    CONs:

    * Tuner is fairly slow when switching stations.

    * Stand is not adjustable for different angles or height.

    Overall, this 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.

    I would have rated this a 5 had it not been for the slow tuner.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. SkySoxWiz says:

    Since I just bought this to replace a space killing CRT model I don’t have long-term experience. But so far, the picture is crisp and bright, there’s an included DVD player (which I didn’t need but oh, well)and its footprint is wee-wee-tiny……on my breakfast counter it is a godsend. I now have room to spread out the morning paper there. I paid close attention to reviews of 15″ flat screen TV’s and while I think $299 was pretty high for a small screen, the other cheaper no-names seemed to have rotten reviews. I’m trusting in Toshiba’s reputation and the reviews. The unit was shipped amazingly fast from AMAZON and is light as a feather.

    I’ll reserve final judgment for about a year to see how it works then.

    One thing that I find odd is the VERY VERY slow switching of channels.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. KRASSEL says:

    This is a nice little unit. I find the picture very clear and the sound is not bad, considering the size of the speakers. Very light and has a very good viewing angle, better than some larger lcd’s I’ve looked at. The built in dvd player is simple and works well and the remote is very intuitive and easy to use. The only downside is you cannot mount this tv to the wall. Because of the dvd player it is not compatable with any of the the existing wall mounts. It has no mounting holes for a wall mount.

    Other than that it is a great little unit for the money and works well for small spaces.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. Samuel Chell says:

    I’m far from being a “techie,” but within a few minutes of removing this item from the box, plugging it into the wall, and attaching an ordinary coaxial cable, I was commander of a media empire (with nary a glance at the instruction manual). First of all, this thing is remarkably light, compact, and transportable. Even though it was delegated to replace the aging Emerson 13″ TV in our kitchen, I can’t think of anything I would rather take with me to another room, my desk, or on a trip. As is the case with any flat LCD screen, it doesn’t “play” as large as its cathode ray equivalent. (For example, If you want to experience the effect of your old 27″ big tube TV, you’ll need a 37″ LCD display–not just because of aspect ratio but the brighter, more intense, life-like quality that is unique to the “picture-tube” television sets of yore.) So given the shallow profile of this baby, don’t be surprised if you find yourself second-guessing whether or not you should have sprung for the 19″-20″ model.

    Nevertheless, once you’ve lit up this little Toshiba, chances are you won’t want to let it out of your sight. It doesn’t have HDMI inputs–just coax, S-Video, and 3-color component video. Yet with a screen this small, clarity and brightness are never an issue. Even with an ordinary coax connection, the images are as crisp and sharply defined as the “enhanced” HD signals at a Best Buy or Sears TV department, the colors are vivid yet complex (just be sure to set it in permanent “Movie” mode–all of the other settings push contrast at the expense of hues and colors).

    I have a big Sony flat screen that takes me several minutes to locate the switches, adjust the TV menu, then the set-top box, and by the time I find my way through the plethora of Time-Warner channels, I’ve missed the opening skit to SNL. The Toshiba, by comparison, is instant (allow for several seconds for the channel to lock and the screen to illuminate. The audio is acceptable for dialog. There’s no distortion or “canned” quality, though for listening to Bernard Herrmann’s score to “Vertigo” (the first DVD I fed the machine), I might give some consideration to using audio “out” for headphones or a hi-fi system. For most purposes, the sound is just fine. The remote, moreover, is bigger and friendlier than those coming with sets costing 5-10 times as much (yet this is one set for which the remote is an unneeded luxury). And I find the channel changes to be relatively quick for an LCD hi def processor.

    In sum, simplicity, practicality, price and state-of-the-art technology tell me this is a “gadget” to own–if only because it behaves less like a gadget than a utilitarian necessity. Just remember to set it in “movie mode” (I know, too yellow on most HD sets), which seems like the perfect setting for all program types on this baby.

    [June, 2010 update: the set is still performing like a champion--and still among the best-selling flat-screens on Amazon. The word has gotten out.]
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Ellen Torge says:

    We purchased this combination TV and DVD player for our 17′ Casita travel trailer. So far, we’ve only used it in the DVD mode since we camped in remote sites where we do not get TV signals (we do not have satellite capability with our trailer…so unless there is a cable hookup where we camp, the DVD player is our main use). We DID try out the TV with our cable connection in the house before placing it in the trailer and we were happy with the picture and sound it produced. As far as the trailer, we particularly like this 15.6″ set because it draws a mere 30 watts which is less than 1/2 the power of the prior 13″ LCD set we used with a separate DVD player. We like the widescreen since this is the mode most often used on DVDs produced now and by using less watts, we can watch more movies without using up our battery power and having to recharge with the generator.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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