The Toshiba 32LF221U19 32-inch 720p HD smart led tv FireTV Edition is a truly affordable Smart TV that comes with an ultimate package of unique and advanced features. It is easy to use and can be directly installed on any TV, without the need for a separate media streamer.
This Smart TV comes with various panels. The panels are available in different sizes Toshiba 32LF221U19 (32-inch – HD), Toshiba 43LF621U19 (43-inch – 4K UHD), and Toshiba 55LF711U20 (55-inch, 4K Ultra HDR). These models support 4K content and high dynamic range (HDR).
If we consider their economic aspect then you will be surprised to learn that all TVs in this series are even less expensive than the Element/Westinghouse Fire TV Edition. Toshiba 32LF221U19 32-inch 720p Hd smart led tv FireTV Edition that we’re going to review now is the most affordable, functional, reliable, and economical option in this series.
Toshiba 32lf221u19 32-inch Fire TV Edition Review:
Now let’s get into the further details of The Toshiba 32lf221u19 32-inch Fire TV Edition so that you may have a clearer idea of all its specifications and features.
If we talk about The Toshiba 32lf221u19 32-inch Fire TV Edition design then The Toshiba 32-inch TV looks slightly plain. Unlike its pricey and larger editions, it has a minimalist glossy plastic bezel around the screen measuring 0.7 inches wide on the sides and top, and 1.3 inches on the bottom edge.
It also has a unique infrared receiver for the remote on the lower right corner. Smart TV has a popping Toshiba logo in the center of the bottom bezel. It stands on two black plastic legs that are equally nondescript, just glossy black plastic legs extending from the bottom of the panel at an obtuse angle.
Though its design and looks are not as promising as other costly Fire TV Editions. Still, for a budget TV, the design is quite functional. Around the back, there are three HDMI inputs, a USB port, and an optical audio output that sit almost a foot from the left edge, facing left.
It also has an ethernet port, antenna/cable connector, and an RCA composite video input that faces downward, but in the same location. A classy combo of power/input buttons lies on the lower right corner at the back of the TV, and that wraps everything for physical controls.
Fire TV Remote:
The Toshiba 32lf221u19 32-inch Fire TV Edition package comes with a Fire TV remote that is designed specifically for TVs. This remote is a bit larger and more complex than the common voice remote included with Amazon Fire TV media streamers. Nevertheless, it still is a slim black plastic wand with a visible black circular navigation pad. Above the pad, there are three menu buttons and three playback buttons below it, while the power and microphone buttons are mounted on the top of the remote near a pinhole mic.
Moreover, Toshiba adds an attractive volume rocker, mute, and live TV buttons right below the playback controls. Additionally, they have introduced dedicated service buttons for Amazon Prime Video, HBO, Netflix, and PlayStation Vue. In addition to Bluetooth, there is infrared on the remote, so you can use it to control the TV if the Bluetooth connection drops, without having to re-pair the remote first.
Fire TV OS And Alexa:
If you want to get access to most of Fire TV features, you’ll need to sign in with your Amazon account, which is very typical of Fire TV streamers, that are built around using your account for transactions like purchasing apps and renting media. If you have an Amazon Prime membership then you can access a wide selection of movie streams, TV shows, and music streams as well. Simply you’ll need to sign in with your Amazon account to access most of the Fire TV features.
However, with the Toshiba Fire TV Edition, you don’t need an Amazon account to use the TV. There is an optional Basic mode that lets you use the TV as a TV, without access to most streaming features in the interface, but providing access to the TV’s varied inputs.
Still, most users with an active internet connection will want to use their Amazon account to access the full features on the Toshiba 32LF221U19, based on just how enhanced it is as a smart TV platform. With Fire TV, you can access most major streaming services, including Amazon’s very own Video and music, Crunchyroll, Hulu, Netflix, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Spotify, and Twitch. Missing from the TV Ecosystem are Google Play Movies & TV as well as Google Play Music. Surprisingly, YouTube loads only via the Firefox or Silk web browsers, instead of its dedicated app.
Not surprising at all, while the Fire TV OS is ideally based on Android, rarely do you see Amazon and Google get along much on content. The Fire TV includes access to the Alexa voice assistant, which you can easily use on the Toshiba Fire TV Edition by pressing the microphone button on the remote and speaking into it. Sure, it may not be hands-free as the Echo or Echo Spot, but it’s still functional out of the box with the press of a button Again, you can pair the TV with an Echo to access Alexa through the TV hands-free and use your voice to control it.
If we talk about the performance of The Toshiba 32LF221U19 32-inch FireTV Edition then we can conclude that it uses a 720p resolution panel, which is the lowest in any advanced Smart TV but that doesn’t necessarily spoil the party here. Its feature offering and specs are very solid for an entry-level, budget-friendly TV that competes with other available monitors in pricing. This Toshiba 32-inch TV doesn’t support high dynamic range (HDR), a feature that’s only available in the 55-inch Toshiba 55LF711U20, which boasts a crisp 4K resolution.
As for the colors, they are balanced and not tinted, though not particularly vivid something we expected from a 720p panel. With that limitation, you aren’t getting a particularly wide color gamut on the 32-inch model, and it doesn’t exceed broadcast standards with fairly undersaturated reds.
Despite the poor quality contrast and limited color range on The Toshiba 32lf221u19 32-inch Fire TV Edition, BBC’s Seven Worlds, One Planet on HD looks quite nice on it. You can pick fine details like feathers and leaves, but they aren’t as vivid as they are on the Toshiba 55-inch 4K TV.
Sunny scenes are bright for our liking, but the panel’s low contrast means that shadows tend to look a bit blown out against the light. Sure, this isn’t the best picture you can find even on a budget TV, but it manages to look quite good considering the existing limitations. But if you’re looking for a small home TV that doesn’t cost a fortune, this Toshiba 32lf221u19 32-inch Fire TV Edition is an appealing choice.
Input Lag And Power Consumption:
Input lag is the time a display takes to update after receiving a signal. The Toshiba 32lf221u19 32-inch Fire TV Edition shows varying capabilities in different modes. In Movie mode, The Toshiba 32lf221u19 32-inch Fire TV Edition shows a poor 70.7ms input lag, but switching to Game mode cuts down to an acceptable 40.1ms, but still too high for us to consider it good for TV gaming.
Power consumption on the Toshiba 32lf221u19 32-inch Fire TV Edition does not have any specific power-saving features or modes available, though you can save a bit of electricity by dimming the backlight. Under normal viewing conditions, it consumes 97 watts of power, while its 4K version consumes 137 watts, which we attribute to the high-res display.
Other features and specifications as claimed by the manufacturer are as follows:
Great Picture and Incredible Value: Enjoy 720p HD picture quality for lifelike detail, rich contrast, and brilliant colors. Toshiba is built for speed and performance. It’s powered by a quad-core CPU/Multi-core GPU for instant search results and fast and fluid responsiveness. Connect easily with dual-band Wi-Fi, three HDMI inputs, and multiple input/output options. You can even customize the name of each input and adjust picture settings for each connected device. Plus, your TV keeps getting smarter with new Alexa skills and automatic over-the-air software updates, so you always have the latest.
Live TV + over 500,000 streaming movies and TV episodes: The Toshiba 32lf221u19 32-inch Fire TV Edition brings together live over-the-air TV and all your streaming channels on the home screen. Connect any HD antenna and use Alexa to instantly search for and watch live over-the-air TV, or choose from a vast catalog of streaming movies and TV shows from Disney, Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, and more. Plus, you can subscribe to Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, and others to stream even more of your favorite live TV shows. You can also connect your cable/satellite box or gaming console through one of the TV’s three HDMI ports.
Control your TV: You can use the included Voice Remote with Alexa to easily control TV functions like power, volume, navigation, playback, and input switching plus, easily launch into Prime Video, and Netflix with quick access buttons.
Find new favorites: If you are looking to watch something new then press the microphone button and say, “Find dramas,” and Alexa will show you search results from a universal catalog of hundreds of integrated apps and channels.
Control your smart home: You can enhance your entertainment experience by easily controlling your smart home devices with Alexa. Simply use your voice to do things like adjust the lights, set the temperature, and lock the door, and ease right into a movie night.
Get more out of Alexa: It’s easy to go beyond streaming with access to tens of thousands of Alexa skills. Want to order pizza? Check the score? Play a game? Alexa can do that too.
The Toshiba 32lf221u19 32-inch Fire TV Edition is a new generation of television featuring the Fire TV experience built-in and including a Voice Remote with Alexa. Toshiba delivers a superior TV experience that gets smarter every day and access to all the movies and TV shows you love. The Voice Remote with Alexa lets you do everything you’d expect from a remote plus, easily launch apps, search for titles, play music, switch inputs, control smart home devices, and more, using just your voice. Smart but simple in every way. Just plug it in, connect to Wi-Fi, and enjoy.