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Toshiba 32RL953

Toshiba 32RL953

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32" Edge-LED Flat Mar 2012
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
Full HD 1080p LED Smart TV - more High Definition content & connectivity for your home. Built-in YouTube, BBC iPlayer, Facebook & moreLED TV super slim design, better colourBuilt-in Freeview HD... More
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16 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Toshiba TV was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews who said that this TV was good.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Cnet.co.uk scored the Toshiba 32RL953 70 out of 100 and wrote “The 40-inch Toshiba 40RL953B offers a big screen size at an affordable price”. Expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned four years ago “Toshiba has regained its form of late, so we were excited to see this affordable set in our testing rooms” . Itproportal.com said “The 32RL953 feels like good value for money thanks to the quantity”.

Nice Design

Several people wrote in their reviews that this TV was good looking. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk “It's build a stylish TV for a modest price” in their review and gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100. Expert review site Computeractive.co.uk mentioned in their Toshiba 32RL953 review “It's still a good looking set”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was neat. Itproportal.com scored it 4 stars and wrote “Toshiba Places is a neatly integrated, great-looking web portal with some high-profile apps, while the operatin” in their review of this TV.

One Toshiba 32RL953 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Expert website Whathifi.com said “In ergonomic terms” in their review of the Toshiba 32RL953 but in spite of that they scored it 3 stars.

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Good High Def TV

A few Toshiba 32RL953 reviewers thought this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “However, while it's a decent performer with HD material”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Toshiba 32RL953 owner considered that this TV was good for watching Freeview TV. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “Freeview HD is also built-in, so” nonetheless they only gave the Toshiba 32RL953 a score of 60 out of 100.

One Toshiba 32RL953 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote “After successfully playing smart TV catchup with some of its more innovative rivals”.

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Good Standard Def TV

One Toshiba 32RL953 owner thought it was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Good Picture Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good for watching standard definition TV. Four years ago Trustedreviews.com mentioned “Better standard definition pictures.” in their review of this TV and rated the Toshiba 32RL953 5 stars.

Good Sound Quality

One Toshiba 32RL953 reviewer thought it had good sound quality. Four years ago Trustedreviews.com rated this TV 5 stars and wrote “The 32RL953 would have better sound”.

Robust

One person who bought this TV concluded that it was well made.

Good Size

One person who reviewed the Toshiba 32RL953 thought it was thick. Four years ago expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their Toshiba 32RL953 review “We expected to find an attractive, affordable 40-inch TV with decent performance and broad multimedia capability.” nonetheless they only scored it 3 stars.

Toshiba Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 1,407 user and expert reviews for Toshiba TVs and found that on average Toshiba has good reviews. We also found that Toshiba has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 32RL953 supports smart TV features, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 32RL953 do not support smart TV features.

It may also be worth considering one of the other televisions which support smart TV features currently available including the Panasonic TX-40AS640[plb_2232477_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 32RL953 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years which 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 UE40H6670[plb_2247334_price], and the LG 42LB670[plb_2232215_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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9999 Channels

The 32RL953 has more channels than most of the televisions of this spec and age. Most of the mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 32RL953 only have between 50 and 9,998 channels, however this television has 9999 channels.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many TVs of this spec and age.

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Has One Smart Mode

The Toshiba 32RL953 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 TV. The smart modes Hotel are also found on this television.

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9 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, CNET.co.uk and whathifi.com this mid-size TV has an overall expert rating of 68%.

Inferior Technical Features

One customer mentioned that it did not have good features. Expert review site Itproportal.com wrote four years ago “Toshiba’s RL9 series of LED TVs are designed to offer great value for money without stripping away all the sexy features found on its premium TVs”.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago, the Toshiba 32RL953 is not 3D compatible.

If you want a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], or the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 32RL953 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Toshiba 32RL953 is more than most mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 4.43, PAL BG, PAL DK, PAL I, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K and SECAM L are also supported by this television.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 10 Watts, the 32RL953 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 32RL953 the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W.

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Only Analog Tuner

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

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of this type and age do not feature OLED technology. The 32RL953 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider include the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price], or the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The response times of TVs of a comparable type and age to the 32RL953 range from 2ms to 400ms, and the average response time is 9.2ms. At 16 milliseconds, the Toshiba 32RL953 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the 32RL953.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba 32RL953

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of this age and spec. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This television was released over four years ago.

Average Thickness

At 57 millimeters, the 32RL953 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 32RL953.

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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
Video App
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
Hotel Mode
Performance
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
24p Playback
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Manual

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(10)
13 February 2013

The 32in Toshiba 32RL953 is one of the cheapest and smallest smart TVs available, but it's still a good looking set. It has fewer sockets than most of the competition, with only 2 HDMI ports as... Read more…

16 November 2012

On the plus side, the Toshiba 32RL953B isn?t wanting for ports. As well as three HDMI cables for all your set top boxes and whatnot, you?ll find a USB port too for loading up all your digital... Read more…

8 October 2012

Toshiba has regained its form of late, so we were excited to see this affordable set in our testing rooms.In ergonomic terms, the is not the slickest, with the TV programme guide looking a bit... Read more…

24 August 2012

It seems 32-inch models have become a popular choice among consumers looking to replace their existing bedroom TVs, so it?s no wonder that major brands are flocking to cash in. Users who invest in... Read more…

20 July 2012

The 40-inch Toshiba 40RL953B offers a big screen size at an affordable price. However, while it's a decent performer with HD material, it's less convincing when you're using it to watch...

2 July 2012

In an ideal/impossible world, the 32RL953 would have better sound, a more content-rich online service, and better standard definition pictures. But of course, we live in a world of harsh financial...

Trusted Reviews

29 June 2012

Despite its obvious picture limitations, the 32RL953 feels like good value for money thanks to the quantity and quality of features on board. Toshiba Places is a neatly integrated, great-looking...

1 May 2012

The Toshiba 40RL953 is a mixed bag. It's tasty looking and is capable of delivering fairly decent images, but is inconsistent and too fussy about which sources it needs to do so. Likewise, there...

In the wake of the highly impressive Toshiba 46YL853 and more than decent Toshiba 40RL858, we had high hopes for the Toshiba 40RL953. We expected to find an attractive, affordable 40-inch TV with...

24 April 2013

Selvfølgelig vinder Toshiba æren som bedst til prisen, da det koster det halve af det næstbilligste i testen ? kunne man tro. Men så let er det ikke at få denne udmærkelse. Vi har faktisk... Read more…

Clear picture, cheap price, plenty of smart features, good remotecontrol app
Decent online features
Low price
Stylish design
Good HD performance
Bold but unsubtle colours, lack of detail in black areas, clunky interface
Some motion blur
Skin tones don't always look natural
Remote is overly large
Standarddef programmes look rough and ready

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 32rl953, 32rl953b
Barcodes 05900496521216

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