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Our eyes were drawn to the claim that the Toshiba supports MP3, JPEG and DivX playback. Unfortunately, the 26DV615DB doesn’t have any USB ports and neither does it have a card reader, so you're obliged to burn the files to CD or DVD. We happened to have a couple of picture CDs that have worked perfectly well in a number of PCs. One disc was fine in the Tosh, but the other was reported as an "incorrect disc".

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The slot-load DVD player was on the noisy side

In addition to the RF input for the aerial, Toshiba has included two HDMI inputs, two Scarts, and component- and composite-video, so you could certainly consider installing the telly in a teenager’s bedroom where it would become an integral part of their universe.

Those connections could be used to connect a Sky receiver, an Xbox 360 and a PlayStation 3, so there's plenty of scope for playing HD content that will make use of the Tosh's resolution. We plugged in a PS3 using HDMI and watched a couple of Blu-ray movies with lovely sharp, clear pictures. However, the screen isn’t coated and the colours looked unspectacular. There was nothing offensive about the experience, but it failed to deliver the Wow factor.

Let’s finish with a spot of good news. While the Toshiba was engaged in TV and movie duties we measured the power consumption at 85W which fell to less than 1W on stand by which is admirably green.

Verdict

It's a bit on the bulky side, but the 26DV615DB isn't a bad telly. If space is tight, the integration of the DVD player is handy, and it makes a good secondary set for same reason. Even better, the picture and sound quality are good for a set this size. ®

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Toshiba Regza 26in combi TV

It could be more svelte, but Toshiba's 26in combi delivers DVD playback, decent picture and sound, and the ability to add HD feeds.
Price: £399 RRP

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