I bought my Toshiba 28NO3B last September used for £30 as I needed to replace my 21" Bush CRT Flat Screen television which was starting to get shaky and I was having to make do with a remote from another television that had limited functions (I could turn the volume up, but not down etc...) so I checked Gumtree and literally just the second the listings appeared somebody listed a Toshiba 28".
So, I phoned them up and immediately set off on the 60 mile journey to get my new television!
When I got there I could see it was a good buy, but it was filthy and covered in dust because the person it belonged to was decorating and was selling it to make room for a new Plasma they were buying.
It came with two surround sound speakers and the stand which has one speaker built in and a glass door (with "Toshiba Dolby Surround Pro Logic") printed on the bottom right corner) to cover the storage compartment where I now keep my VCR and Freeview Box.
I handed over the cash and after pulling a few muscles getting the heavy old thing into the boot, I set of home.
When I got come, I again struggled getting it out of the boot and broke off two of the castors on the stand as I went, but to "fix" that I just took the remaining castors off and now use it without them, which makes it look better in my opinion and I never move it around anyway.
Once I got it in the house I gave it a thorough clean and beneath all that dust was an immaculate television and stand, which literally looked like neither had ever seen sunlight.
I know it is an over used phrase - But they really don't make them like they used to!
With the Toshiba came an old, but equally immaculate All For One remote control which operates all the menus, something I've never been able to get a universal remote control to do before!
I hooked up my Freeview Box and VCR (where I noticed it had four scart lead ports!) then put on the Golf (which as you may know was on TV a lot during that time), and the quality was stunning, as was the sound, even without the two surround sound speakers, which I chose not to use as they would take up too much room, but when plugged in they do work exceptionally well.
I fiddled with the Contrast and Brightness for about an hour getting it just right (I'm a bit OCD when it comes to things like that) and then enjoyed an hour or so of the Golf to see if I could find any flaws in the screen, but no, there were no problems what so ever.
It might be 4:3 and not Flat Screen, but that doesn't matter to me, as the quality is brilliant and so is the sound.
Besides, 16:9 would take up too much room in the small space the Toshiba has to live in anyway.
The bottom line of this review is - I would recommend this television to anybody! It is durable, reliable, has brilliant sound and picture quality, and will go on forever!
I hope you've enjoyed reading my review on the Toshiba 28N03B.