Written on: 12/09/2012
My parents purchased one of these sets in nov 2001 and kept it as there main tv until nov 2008 when they replaced it with one of these LCD tvs which only lasted 2 years and had to be replaced whilst Iam still using this toshiba in my bedroom with absolutely no fault and never given any problems what so ever in the almost 11 years since was purchased. Would always recommend toshiba to anybody. I also still have a toshiba model 213R4B which was a very early blackstripe FST models dec 1986 this... (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2007 by ianhobsonuk (1 review written)
Thanks to Delzrx's (21 Jan 06) post - I suffered the dreaded 'stuck in standby' fault. I called out a TV engineer who instantly fixed it by removing the PCB which controls the Teletext (I never use this anyway). I did the same and, so far, it seems to have worked. (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2007 by mike jackson (2 reviews written)
Brought this 4 yrs 1 month ago. DVD and Video that came with package both died quite quickly. TV has been reliable. Although currently it has developed a fuzzy picture, sound OK and can only get picture back by banging side of TV!!
Now a bulky TV compared to current TV's. Question I have to answer is whether I try and get it repaired or just replace with a new one. £1200 for 4 years TV does seem a lot though. (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2006 by freq77 (1 review written)
The DVD picture on my Toshiba 32ZP18, through component cabling, is nothing short of stunning! I've never found a use for the 100hz scan mode, the natural scan is crystal clear. I picked this up for £320 with a replaced teletext board, so feel pretty chuffed with this bargain.
The sound quality as standard doesn't really apply. I've changed the surround speakers to larger full range speakers for general viewing and have a Sony STR DA3000ES for DVD viewing, but as standard, the sound... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2006 by Big Nutz (1 review written)
The Toshiba 32ZP18 is a great widescreen TV, but it is let down by the faulty teletext card, which appears to cause the power on issue. I have given it a low features score as the TV does not have teletext anymore.
I have had this TV for over 5 years now, and it only started developing the 'standby' issue a couple of months ago.
I never bothered to get it fixed, as I thought now was a good time to buy a plasma screen. Anyway, I searched Google for faulty Toshiba's and I found the Review... (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2006 by marbeck
We've had the Toshiba 32ZP18 widescreen TV for over 3 years. About 8 months ago it started this 'stuck in standby' problem. Nothing happens when you turn it on, and all you get is the red light on the front. But, if you sit there and turn it on and off for 20 minutes, it MAY decide to come back on! Many times we've had to leave it on all day because we just know if we turn it off it won't come back on again!
Very frustrating!! (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2006 by jimsten1980 (1 review written)
We have owned a Toshiba 36ZP18Q widescreen TV for just over 3 years now, and it's developed this switching to stand-by problem. This is a common problem according to the people I have been in contact with, and from the reviews on this site. It is not through general wear and tear on the product, it is actually a fault of the manufacturer, so why are Toshiba not helping us all out more?
I'm considering going to Watchdog with this, especially with the backing of so many people. And also, I... (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2006 by Delzrx (1 review written)
I've owned the TV for 3 1/2 years now, and I have had no problems up until now. Like many others on this site, I suffered the dreaded 'stuck in standby' fault. I called out a TV engineer who instantly fixed it by removing the PCB which controls the Teletext (I never use this anyway). This PCB is 65mm*85mm and has a blue connection strip on it numbered 1 to 15, not sure what the part number is, but on the reverse it says R-1786.
My TV is now working perfectly, minus Teletext, and the call... (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2005 by james1138
Overall the Toshiba 32ZP18 is fantastic.
Looks great, picture is great, sound is good.
Up until now, very reliable, and would highly recommend it. Except just developed this stuck in standby mode fault and it's a pain.
I remember when I was buying the TV from Currys, the guy was indeed saying the advantages of the like of Sony and Panasonic was the TV's reliability over time. (I thought he was just referring to the tubes, obviously not). So, for 3 years I've been very happy with the... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2003 by tvaddict23 (1 review written)
I seem to have a problem and i think it's a fault with the tv set, as the picture looks great, but it all seems to move like slow motion and things get very jerky sometimes, this is with anything digital pluged into it, i have my dvd recorder in and my nokia freeview box, and they both can look jerky, but i have a slight remedy for this, which to proves theres a fault, if i turn the tv picture menu on and switch from 100 hert to off then on again, it rids the problem, and the same with dvd.... (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2003 by russellcannell (1 review written)
Purchased a 36ZP18Q just over a year ago and now it has died. It is stuck in standby mode. Toshiba say it needs a new microprocessor at £300+ .... So now i have a dead TV which cost me over £1700.
So much for good will from Toshiba .....!!!! (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2003 by gaz.
Have had this TV now for 8,9 months now, it has been in for repair already. It was the one of the chips that had gone (fault was: when turning the TV on it sticks in standby mode). Toshiba's fault code 'stuck in standby'.
Other problems were with the dealer. KrishAV was where i purchased it from, as it was still under warranty you would of thought that they would contract an engineer or toshiba would fix it, but no, it is a 'grey area' according to toshiba and trading standerds are... (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2003 by bozzie555.
Purchased this TV after an exhaustive search of the widescreen market. My major considerations were style ie. would it look good in my lounge, size and connectivity. It fits the bill in all respects and received great reviews in all the major home cinema magazines.
Something however is driving me crazy and I'm desperately hoping someone can help me out.
I have an LG5620 home cinema system connected to my Toshiba and would like to ensure that the normal televison sound is channeled through... (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2003 by nick.
Overall I am very pleased with the set, especially the picture and the range of input/outputs. It will be interesting to see whether the crack in the case that is developing is a general manufacturing fault or not. The set has not received any impact that I know of. (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2003 by Nemesis.
Saw the 32ZP18P in amongst other widescreen televisions in Dixons. It stood out like a sore thumb (in a good way). I was a little concerned by the comments made here about humming and screen probs, but went back and looked at it again. Still looked incredible.
Finally bought 32ZP18Q, arrived yesterday. Tested all sound, NO hum, checked picture, NO slant. Picture V Bright, will try 35/60/40 as recommended. DVD playback incredible. Sound is good under Dolby 5.1, if not available the... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2003
Bought the set a couple of months ago, no hum, no picture distortion, no complaints. I suppose you could get better sound quality with a seperates system but you'd be lucky to find a better built-in system. (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2003 by v3nkman.
I bought the 32ZP18 earlier this week and have already been on to Toshiba and the service engineers about the 'noticeable' humming generated from somewhere in the back of the television.
Even when the sound is quite high you can still hear it - not what you'd expect from a set which costs over a thousand pounds. People who have televisions from Sony/Philips have all said that they don't have the same problem, and more often than not they have 100hz widescreens too.
The service engineer... (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2003 by Picasso.
I have had this set since the end of January & have been very pleased, great picture, good sound (apart from slight hum when very quiet passages), Excellent design....
.... up until today when the set failed, switches itself off after a few minutes, which according to Toshiba indicates a fault on the TV which powers down as self protection. So I am now awaiting an engineering visit to rectify the problem.
Has anyone else experienced anything similar, & what was the failed component. (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2003 by Daniel.
Wish I had found this site some time ago. Have been the owner of a Tosh 32ZP18Q for two weeks and the buzzing sound at low volume is driving me mad. Engineer has had a look, and advised that the coils are fauilty. Coils now intergrated with tupe, so needs, new tube. Toshiba, informed awaiting a replacement TV. If replacement does the same, gonna get a refund. And do more research, I should know better. (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2003 by Dan.
We have just received a replacement set and again find the TV to have geometry problems (as other reviewers have done) which is frustrating. Our first set tilted downwards slightly by 7mm from left to right. The engineer arrived and stated that we needed a replacement, as there was no option to change the tilt angle (unlike some other makes of TVs). The replacement set tilts left to right to a lesser degree, but unfortunately the screen seems to tilt downwards at the top/centre of the... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2003 by bassa.
It's the best picture I have ever seen but without the sound problems resolved I am rather frustrated (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2002 by Gaz.
Going from a Sony 14" to a 32" Flatscreen is a big difference but this TV, so far is generally great. Can't fault it. (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2002 by Will.
Having tried a couple of cheaper 28" Philips models and found problems with both, I decided to bite the bullet and spend more money on this Toshiba 32ZP18 television set. My original intention had been to get a fairly basic 28" TV as my lounge is not big and a seperate surround sound package at a later date. However, this Toshiba had caught my eye as the picture frame TV surround means that it is actually about the same size as most 28" models. The built in Dolby 5.1 was just an added bonus.... (read more)