When you're looking around for a new television, it's a little too easy to be think you'll only get good high-definition performance from the latest 1080p screens. Buying a top-of-the-range screen will, of course, offer great performance but it's not the only option for great-looking pictures.
The Toshiba Regza 37WLT68 isn't the highest-specified television on paper, but in practice, it's a superb all-rounder. It also offers a great selection of inputs, and Freeview performance that will please most eyes.
While it hasn't got a 1080p panel, it will downscale video from any high-definition source, including 1080p, and display in its native 720p resolution, with excellent results. The good news is that, as a slightly lower resolution screen, it's much cheaper than the latest 'Full HD' models -- under £900 online -- so you'll have some spare cash to spend on high-definition material to watch on it.
The WLT68 series has a slightly different styling to the WLT66, with the former being mounted on a claw-like rotating pedestal. The TV is finished in a combination of piano black and silver. The speaker is hidden beneath the screen, which keeps the TV looking sleek and stylish.
The connectivity of this set really is second to none at this price. There are three HDMI sockets, two Scart inputs, component video in and an analogue RGB PC input. There are also audio inputs for the component and RGB/HDMI connections. This is useful for hooking up a media centre PC to the TV. Digital audio out via an optical connector is also provided, although this only works while you're watching digital television.
The Toshiba also features a third HDMI input at the right-hand side of the screen, as well as an extra composite and S-Video input. Side HDMI is very useful for hooking up a games console and saves scrabbling around the back of the television.
The remote control is similar to many of the other Toshiba televisions in the WLT66 and WLT68 ranges. It can take a while for the TV to respond when you press a button, which can be annoying, but after a while you stop trying to push the buttons loads of times and wait for the TV to do its thing.
The Toshiba Regza 37WLT68 supports every video resolution up to 1080p via the HDMI sockets. The panel itself is only capable of displaying 1,366x768-pixel resolution though. This means that any 1080p signals you feed it will be downscaled before they're displayed. This is still good, and the better the signal you give this TV, the better it will look.