Based on 1,263 expert and user reviews, Toshiba has good ratings for its TVs. Toshiba also has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs compared to other manufacturers.
The 32D3453 is Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of this type and age are not Smart TV.
We compared this TV to all the other Smart TVs and we think the UE32H4500 (£229.00), and the UE32H5500 (£249.00) both from Samsung which has a better Rating; or the Philips 32PHK4509 (£233.54) which is cheaper are also worth considering.
Has a WiFi Connection
The 32D3453 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 32D3453 do not have a WiFi connection.
Alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to consider include a cheaper TV such as the LG 32LB570 or you might consider a higher Rating TV such as the UE32H4500 (£229.00), or the UE32H5500 (£249.00) both from Samsung.
3D Comb Filter
This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most frequently found comb filter on similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it.
Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the 32D3453 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Custom|Dynamic|Game|PC|Sports are also found on this Toshiba TV.
15 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
The Toshiba 32D3453 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other televisions of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a television that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Samsung UE32F6100 (£269.00) or the Cello C40227 (£169.95).
Very Slow Refresh Rate
The average refresh rate of similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years is 170Hz, and the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz. At only 50 hertz, the 32D3453 has a fairly slow refresh rate compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 32D3453.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 50Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including the Toshiba 32W3453 (£175.00) which is cheaper; or the Toshiba 40L3453 (£269.99) which has a better Rating.
If this Toshiba TV refresh rate is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Cello C32E69 (£169.63) (60Hz) which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most TVs of this age and spec do not have a built-in camera. The 32D3453 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Only 1200:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The highest typical contrast ratio of the 32D3453 is 1200:1. That's 76% less typical contrast ratio than the most common typical contrast ratio of 5000:1. TVs of this spec and age typical contrast ratios range from 1100:1 to 5000:1.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs that have a 1200:1 typical contrast ratio currently available including the Toshiba 32W3451 (£189.99) which is cheaper.
If the typical contrast ratio of this TV is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba 32L1343 (£224.23) (1400:1) which is also cheaper.
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Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the Toshiba 32D3453 is more than most mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this TV. The screen format adjustments 16:9|Auto are also found on this Toshiba TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Toshiba 32D3453 does not feature OLED technology.
Only Digital Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on TVs of a similar type and age to it.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of only 12 Watts, the 32D3453 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The average RMS rated power of similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 32D3453 is 19W.
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The motion interpolation frequencies of comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as the 32D3453 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 270Hz. At only 100 hertz, the 32D3453 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 32D3453.
Only Two HDMI Ports
The Toshiba 32D3453 is a two HDMI port television.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The 32D3453 is a one USB 2.0 port television.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution supported by the 32D3453 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is actually the worst supported display resolution across all TVs of a similar age and spec to the 32D3453.
The best supported display resolution across similar types of TV is 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Only 25000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The 32D3453 has a maximum dynamic contrast ratio of 25000:1. That's 100% less dynamic contrast ratio than a Mega Contrast TV, which is the most common dynamic contrast ratio. Across all TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 32D3453 the best dynamic contrast ratio is Brilliant Contrast and the worst is 5000:1.
The thinnest thickness of TVs of this age and spec is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm. At 88 millimeters, the Toshiba 32D3453 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 88mm thick TVs currently available including the 32L1343 (£224.23), or the 32W3453 (£175.00) both from Toshiba which is cheaper.
TVs with a thicker thickness that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba 32L1353 (88mm).
Quite Slow Response Time
The Toshiba 32D3453 has a quite slow response time (10 milliseconds) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 32D3453. The fastest response time of TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 32D3453 is 2ms and the slowest is 400ms.
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Running Costs Are OK
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+. The 32D3453 has an average running cost of £68 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 423 comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This television has been on the market for over two years.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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