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Toshiba 32BL702

Toshiba 32BL702

32" Edge-LED Flat 40mm May 2012
Screen Size LED Backlighting Screen Shape Thickness Release Date
32 Full High Definition LED TV with built-in Freeview digital TV and USB playback of image, video and music files. - Full High Definition 1080p resolution- LED TV - slim design, better colour-... More
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11 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

Several customers said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Trustedreviews.com said on expert review site Trusted Reviews “The 32BL702 can look quite compelling for its money.” in their review of this TV. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus three years ago “The Toshiba 46BL702 is a pretty good TV—for the price” but they only scored it 60 out of 100.

One person who purchased the product said that it was a bargain for the price. Digital Versus mentioned “Exceptionally cheap”.

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Nice Design

One Toshiba 32BL702 owner said that it was good looking.

Good Size

One customer who purchased the Toshiba 32BL702 mentioned that it was thin. Four years ago Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Reasonably slim and uncontroversially designed” in their Toshiba 32BL702 review.

Good High Def TV

One Toshiba 32BL702 reviewer who purchased this TV thought it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Toshiba Has Good TV Reviews

Toshiba has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Picture Quality

One Toshiba 32BL702 owner who reviewed this TV thought it had good colour saturation. Digital Versus wrote in their review “Colours and contrast generally good”.

3D Comb Filter

This television has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the 32BL702 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs of this type and age. The audio formats "HE-AAC", "LPCM" and "MP4" are also supported by this TV.

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Has One Smart Mode

The 32BL702 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of this age and type. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Hotel are also found on this Toshiba TV.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 32BL702 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Thin

The thicknesses of televisions of a similar spec and age to the 32BL702 range from 3.5mm to 100mm. With a thickness of only 40 millimeters, the 32BL702 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 40mm thick TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba 32BL502.

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14 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and techradar.com/au/ the average expert rating of this TV is 58%. The expert review sites aren't convinced by this television.

Difficult to Use

One customer said in their reviews that the product was not easy to use the menus. Digital Versus wrote in their review of this TV three years ago “Image settings not amazing” .

One Toshiba 32BL702 owner wrote in their reviews that it was not easy to handle. Techradar.com gave it a score of 3 stars and wrote on expert website Techradar four years ago “A generally poor handling of standard definition sources, Toshiba's back-to-basics 40BL702B might appeal to Virgin Media, BT Vision” in their review of the Toshiba 32BL702.

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Inferior Standard Def TV

One Toshiba 32BL702 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was not good at displaying standard definition TV.

Inferior Sound Quality

One Toshiba 32BL702 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it did not have good sound quality. Digital Versus mentioned in their review “Mediocre sound”.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 32BL702 do not have a WiFi connection. The 32BL702 is no exception to this as it too does not have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other televisions which also have a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Samsung UE48H6470, or the Philips 47PFH5609 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 were launched around the same time as the 32BL702 do not support smart TV features. The 32BL702 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.

There are a number of other TVs which also support smart TV features which you might want to look at including the UN32EH5300, or the UE48H6470 both from Samsung or the LG 47LB670.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 32BL702, the Toshiba 32BL702 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the LG 42LW579, the Samsung UN40ES6500, or the Panasonic TX-47AS802 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Toshiba 32BL702 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the 32BL702 also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000, or the UN46ES8000 both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFS8109 which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

At only 50 hertz, the 32BL702 has a very slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. Across all the comparable spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the 32BL702 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz.

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Only Supports Eleven Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the Toshiba 32BL702 is more than most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by televisions of a similar age and type to the 32BL702. The video formats "AVC", "AVI", "DAT", "H.264", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "MPG" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the 32BL702 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 12 Watts, the 32BL702 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 32BL702 have RMS rated power of between 2W and 80W.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this age and type do not feature OLED technology. The 32BL702 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the LOEWE Art 32 (£699.00), or the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba 32BL702

Released Over Four Years Ago

Toshiba released the 32BL702 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
Game Mode
24p Playback
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
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

Expert Reviews

(4)
11 February 2013

The Toshiba 46BL702 is a pretty good TV?for the price. It would be better without the gamma and colour issues...

Good contrast 3040 1)
Good black level 0.07 cdm)
Exceptionally cheap
Reasonably easy on the eye
Colours and contrast generally good
Mediocre sound
Image settings not amazing
Media player doesn't support many file types
Severe backlight consistency flaw
No Freeview HD tuner
18 July 2012

With a fair wind and the right - as in, very bright - footage, the 32BL702 can look quite compelling for its money. But the moment any dark footage comes on, the whole house of cards comes...

25 May 2012

Although dogged by motion blur and a generally poor handling of standard definition sources, Toshiba's back-to-basics 40BL702B might appeal to Virgin Media, BT Vision and Sky subscribers with no...

Different people want different things from a flatscreen telly, and the Toshiba 40BL702B has been specified to appeal to those only after the basics. Reasonably slim and uncontroversially...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 32bl702, 32bl702b, toshiba 1080, toshiba 1080p, toshiba 32bl702, toshiba 32bl702b
Barcodes 05900496521186

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