This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The 32E2543 is in the cheapest 14% of all 422 comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than a year that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 32E2543 will cost only £53 over 5 years to run.
Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions
Toshiba mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs Toshiba is one of the superior manufacturers.
5000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The highest typical contrast ratio of the Toshiba 32E2543 is 5000:1. That's over four times the typical contrast ratio of a 1200:1 TV, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio.
A 5000:1 typical contrast ratio is in fact the best typical contrast ratio across all TVs that are a comparable age to the 32E2543.
The worst typical contrast ratio across comparable types of TV is 1200:1.
Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The Toshiba 32E2543 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems PAL BG|PAL I|SECAM D/K|SECAM L are also supported by this television.
Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the Toshiba 32E2543 is more than most televisions that were released more than a year ago. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Custom|Dynamic|Game|Movie|Standard are also found on this television.
Mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago have weights of between 3.6kg and 20kg. At only 6.1 kilograms, the Toshiba 32E2543 is fairly light compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 32E2543.
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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
Comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the 32E2543 have annual energy consumptions of between 26kWh and 170kWh. At only 47 kilowatt hours, the Toshiba 32E2543 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other televisions of this age and spec.
The thickness of the Toshiba 32E2543 of only 17 millimeters is one of the thinnest amongst mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 32E2543. Across all the televisions that have been around for a similar time to the 32E2543 the thicknesses range from 7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 63mm.
If you would consider a television with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the 32W1533 (£189.99) (25mm and cheaper), or the 24W1534 (21mm and cheaper) both from Toshiba.
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Not Smart TV
The Toshiba 32E2543 is not Smart TV. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for more than a year do are Smart TV.
TVs which are Smart TV that might be worth considering include the T32E390 (£249.98), or the UE32J5500 (£129.99) both from Samsung; or the Samsung UE32J5502 (£369.00).
Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago have a WiFi connection, however the Toshiba 32E2543 does not have a WiFi connection.
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year, the Toshiba 32E2543 is not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic TX-40CS630 (£459.00) which also has a higher rating.
Very Slow Refresh Rate
The Toshiba 32E2543 has a quite slow refresh rate (only 50 hertz) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than a year. TVs of a similar age and spec to the 32E2543 have refresh rates of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz, and the average refresh rate is 190Hz.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 50Hz refresh rate televisions currently available including the 32W1533 (£189.99), or the 40L1533 (£179.00) both from Toshiba which is cheaper.
If you are looking for a faster refresh rate then you might want to look at the Cello C40227 (£229.99) (60Hz and cheaper).
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Toshiba 32E2543 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.
Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the Toshiba 32E2543 is more than most televisions of this type and age. The most frequently 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 television.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Toshiba 32E2543 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not feature OLED technology.
There are a number of alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider including the Samsung UE32J4500 (£179.00) which is also cheaper.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
The Toshiba 32E2543 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 14 Watts) compared to most of the other televisions of this age and type. The lowest RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 32E2543 is 5W and the highest is 100W.
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Toshiba 32E2543 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies (only 100 hertz) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Across all the TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 32E2543 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 370Hz.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution supported by the Toshiba 32E2543 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most frequently found display resolution supported by TVs of this type and age.
This TV's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is in fact the worst supported display resolution amongst all mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 32E2543.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best supported display resolution amongst comparable types of TV.
Quite Slow Response Time
The Toshiba 32E2543 has one of the slower response times (9.5 milliseconds) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. Similar spec TVs that came out more than a year ago have response times of between 4ms and 180ms.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Toshiba released the 32E2543.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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