With a trusted name like Toshiba you know that it has to be of the best quality. This company has put their name on
exemplary products for decades. One of its outstanding product is the Toshiba 32C100U 32-Inch 720p LCD HDTV, which is
sure to give a whole new meaning to television viewing. This TV has everything that you could want in a model and its all
backed by a name that has resonated quality throughout the industry. This LCD HDTV has 720p HD resolution for a 1366 x
768 pixel rate. It features the Dynalight dynamic backlight control which gives all of your blacks a deeper level of color
without the typical graying that comes with some sets. The setting uses advanced image processing to constantly monitor
the brightness of each frame of video so that it can appropriately adjust the amount of backlight. This gives you a better
transition in seamless blacks with detailed precision and the proper depth analysis.
If you are a gamer, then the Game mode takes your favorites to an all-new level by reducing game control delay. Gamers
can appreciate this because it means that reaction time is greatly improved which makes for a much more realistic
experience. This feature can either be used with PC games using the TV’s PC input or with popular game consoles.
Native mode is another interesting and important feature. It restores the size of the picture back to its original size that it is
scaled down from when it is scanned on traditional sets. The normal rate of reduction is typically around 3 to 5 percent.
This feature puts the image back to what it is meant to be. Those that are into photography will appreciate the Photo Frame
capability. This gives you the ability to turn your TV into a large digital photo gallery. Once they are loaded you simply use
the TV remote to advance your selections into your own personal slide show while utilizing the benefits of a high-definition
Bigger isn’t always better. And that goes as much for panel size as it does for resolution. You see, first and foremost, finding
the perfect HDTV for your room is a matter of room size and viewing distance. Sure, there are dozens of Full HD 1920 x
1080p TVs out there, all with panel sizes in the 40″, 50″, and even 60″ range. But while you might be tempted to think that
these HDTVs will deliver the best home viewing experience, you may be wrong. Large, Full HD panels are great for large
living rooms where viewing distances are greater, but in smaller living rooms or other areas like the bedroom, where you sit
closer to the TV, you’ll find that you can easily discern all of the 2-million-plus pixels, resulting in a viewing experience that
seems artificial. That’s why the folks at Toshiba have designed the 32C100U LCD HDTV with a 1366 x 768p resolution.
Known as 720p, it’s still high definition, but the balance of panel size and pixel count achieve a clearer, smoother, more
natural picture when viewed from shorter distances in smaller viewing areas. So, whether you have a smaller living room or
are looking to add video to a second room like the bedroom or home office, the 32C100U delivers the best HD viewing
experience for your room.
While the 32C100U’s dual HDMI inputs are great for connecting to Blu-ray and DVD video sources, the built-in USB port
opens an entirely different world of possibilities. First, using the Photo Frame capability, you can browse JPEG photos
stored on a USB thumbdrive or view them in an Auto Slide Show. Further, with support for MP3 audio, the 32C100U’s USB
port lets you listen to all your favorite playlists from connected USB devices using this LCD’s built-in invisible speaker
The Toshiba 32C100U’s 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and HD 720p resolution are great for watching high definition video
content, but what about your DVDs? All DVD video has a 720 x 480 resolution, and most DVDs can be purchase in a
standard or widescreen format. You of course, being a reputable videophile, purchased your entire DVD library in widescreen
so as to enjoy the entire picture as the director intended. That, however, was when movie night was hosted on your old tube
TV. Now that you’ve got the HD 32C100U . . . what’s to guarantee that your DVDs will look just as good on your new flat
panel? The answer: Toshiba’s TheaterView. This technology allows the 32C100U’s panel to display enhanced widescreen
television and DVD video. Three different modes adjust and optimize DVD video based on different recording and formatting
methods for a truly theater-like home DVD experience.
As a, shall we say, ‘dedicated’ gamer, you realize that speed is of the essence. You also realize that you are only as fast as
your video components. So, why not invest in faster devices? Presenting the Toshiba 32C100U with Gaming Mode. Putting
your gaming experience into overdrive, Gaming mode reduces the amount of time it takes for the signal coming from your
controller to reach the TV. The result? More speed, better gaming.
Coming to the rescue in this multiple-component, integrated-system world, the Toshiba 32C100U serves up an extra helping
of connectivity with a PC input. Surf the net, download online movies, play games or get a little work done, all on 32 inches
of stunning HD LCD.
Geared up and ready for the up-and-coming digital transition (the government mandated switch to all-digital television
broadcasting) your new Toshiba 32C100U comes equipped with digital ATSC and QAM tuners. These digital tuners make
receiving and enjoying digitally broadcast content — whether from the air or from cable or satellite — easy and worry-free.
Bringing you the absolute best in connectivity, Toshiba’s 32C100U features four HDMI inputs. HDMI (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface) is the only interface in consumer electronics that can carry both uncompressed high-definition (HD)
video and uncompressed multi-channel audio in all HD formats including 720p, 1080i and even 1080p. Your incoming media
content comes in a variety of sizes, resolutions and formats, and with that in mind, HDMI systems automatically configure
to display that content in the most effective format. Since HDMI carries all channels on video and audio, there is only one
cable to plug into any HDMI-enabled source and display device. No more complicated cable set-up when installing your
home theater system, and no more ugly cable mess behind your components. HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or
high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on this single cable. Also, HDMI is fully backward-compatible with DVI.
(Please note that a physical adapter, sold separately, is needed to make the conversion from HDMI to DVI.)
High Definition Multimedia Interface, or HDMI, is the only home A/V connection that allows for both Full HD 1080p video and
7.1-channel studio-quality audio to be passed along a single cable. In other words, in order to take full advantage of your
home theater’s high definition potential, you need to HDMI cabling to link HD-capable components. It’s only natural that you
might have questions regarding how best to outfit your personal HD system.
The Toshiba 32C100U includes the following features:
* 3 HDMI Inputs; PC Input
* 720p HD resolution (1366 x 768 pixels)
* DynaLight Backlight Control
* Photo Frame Capable
* MP3 audio and JPEG image playback via USB port
* CineSpeed LCD panel
* Cinema Mode 24fps capability (3:2 pulldown)
* TheaterWide picture sizes: Natural / TheaterWide 1/2/3 / Full / 4:3 HD / Native / Dot by Dot
* Gaming mode
* Photo Frame capability and MP3 playback via USB
* Built-in tuners: NTSC / ATSC / QAM
* Output: 1 digital optical audio out
* Picture preference modes: Sports / Standard / Movie / PC / Preferences
* Video features: Static gamma / Digital noise reduction / Channel/input lock / Color-temperature control
* Convenience features: Auto aspect control / Input labeling / Channel Browser / Favorites / Channel labeling / Sleep Timer
* Dimensions: 31.55″ W x 20.77″ H x 3.52″ D, without stand / 31.56″ W x 22.72″ H x 9.65″ D, with stand
* Weight: 23.0 lbs, without stand / 24.3 lbs, with stand
Warranty Details: 1-year limited parts and labor warranty