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Toshiba 32BL502

Toshiba 32BL502

32" Edge-LED Flat 40mm Feb 2012
Screen Size LED Backlighting Screen Shape Thickness Release Date
32 High Definition LED TV with slim, space-saving design, built-in Freeview digital TV and USB playback. - LED TV - slim Design, better colour- High Definition resolution- Built-in Freeview... More
£58.62 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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7 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Low

The 32BL502 is one of the cheaper to run televisions of a comparable spec and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 32BL502 will cost only £59 over 5 years to run.

Toshiba Has Good TV Reviews

Toshiba has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range.

3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most commonly found comb filter on mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The 32BL502 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years. This Toshiba TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs that are a comparable age to the 32BL502. The audio formats "AAC", "HE-AAC", "LPCM" and "MP4" are also supported by this TV.

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Has One Smart Mode

The number of smart modes found on the 32BL502 is more than most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this Toshiba TV. The smart modes Hotel are also found on this TV.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 32BL502 is more than most TVs that have been around for more than two years. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Thin

Comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm. With a thickness of only 40 millimeters, the 32BL502 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst similar spec televisions of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The 32BL502 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the 32BL502 also do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price], or the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 32BL502 do not support smart TV features. The Toshiba 32BL502 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.

It is worth considering other TVs which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 32BL502, the 32BL502 is not 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], or the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 32BL502 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 32BL502 also do not have a built-in camera.

Other televisions which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs of a similar spec and age to the 32BL502 is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,800Hz. When compared to other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the motion interpolation frequency of the 32BL502 of only 50 hertz is one of the slowest.

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Only Supports Twelve Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the 32BL502 is more than most TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by TVs of a similar age and spec to the 32BL502. The video formats "AVC", "AVI", "DAT", "H.264", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "MPG", "VOB" and "XVID" are also supported by this Toshiba TV.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the 32BL502 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 32BL502.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of TVs of this age and spec is 18W. At only 12 Watts, the 32BL502 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 32BL502.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago do not feature OLED technology. The 32BL502 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price].

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The 32BL502 supports a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is in fact the worst supported display resolution amongst all TVs of this spec and age.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best supported display resolution amongst comparable types of TV.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The 32BL502 has one of the slower response times (9 milliseconds) amongst televisions of this age. Across all the comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to the 32BL502 the response times range from 2ms to 400ms.

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba 32BL502

Released Over Four Years Ago

Toshiba released the 32BL502 over four years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Response Time
Display Brightness
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Channel
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Manual

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £56.92
Electricity cost when on standby £1.70
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Total running cost over 5 years £58.62
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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