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Toshiba 40L1533

40" 50Hz Direct-LED Jan 2015
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22 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 108 user reviews this TV has an overall user rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Twenty-one people who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Barbara Ann Debenham mentioned on Amazon “So nice to have quality picture thank you amazon you made my life easier” in her review. Barbara West wrote last year “Good quality” . Bill W said on Amazon “Great quality TV at a reasonable price” in his review.

Good Picture Quality

A few customers who reviewed this TV thought it had good picture quality. Bill W mentioned in his review of this TV “This one has a picture quality that is as good as, or better than, any of them” . F. Gu gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Toshiba 40L1533 review on Amazon “The picture quality has been improved significantly”. Justin said in his Toshiba 40L1533 review “Very good picture quality, is fast, easy to navigate, obviously not cinema quality sound” .

One Toshiba 40L1533 owner concluded that the Toshiba 40L1533 had good colour saturation. Last year The Lambanana gave the Toshiba 40L1533 an excellent rating and said on Amazon “COLOURS ======= Bright, clear”. One Toshiba 40L1533 owner who purchased the Toshiba 40L1533 said that it had a wide viewing angle.

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Nice Design

A number of customers who purchased the product concluded that it was good looking. Last year Alan wrote on Amazon “Nice looking TV” in his review of this TV. Dr. Bill wrote “No flickering at the edges or anything like that; just a really clear and beautifully coloured picture right across the screen”. F. Gu wrote in their review of this TV “The frame rate of the TV is pretty good, I have absolutely no problem with playing games on my PS4 or watching movies” .

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. The Lambanana mentioned in their Toshiba 40L1533 review “It's smooth, has superb picture quality”. One customer thought it was neat.

One person reckoned that the product was a good design. In October last year Dr. Bill said “This one is a really good, practical design”.

One Toshiba 40L1533 owner wrote in their reviews that this TV was well designed. Dr. Bill mentioned on Amazon “The handset is solid and well designed” and scored the product very highly.

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Reasonably Priced

Several customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Ann-Marie Keogh wrote “Good value and quick delivery” in her review of this TV. Eric Hewes mentioned “The PRICE Excellent clarity of picture Great contrast Extremely wide viewing angle As yet no motion blur when playing” in his Toshiba 40L1533 review. Last year F. Gu rated it as very good and mentioned “Overall, I'd definitely recommend the TV to anyone who wants a basic FullHD TV for a reasonable price”.

A few people who reviewed the product concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Ian Mann wrote in his review in October this year “Unable to set up using this cheap plastic stand so sending back”. Mark said on Amazon in October last year “Apart from that the monitor for how cheap it is work okay”. Whataboy mentioned on Amazon “It was cheap so off to the Bedroom for it” in their Toshiba 40L1533 review.

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Good Size

Several customers said in their reviews that the Toshiba 40L1533 was thin. Bill W mentioned in October last year “It is really light and slim line and is great for a bedroom where there is not much room” and gave the Toshiba 40L1533 a very good review. Bill W also mentioned “I bought a "Premier AV LT04 Slim Compact Glass TV stand for 60 inch LED/LCD TV" for about”. Dr. Bill rated this TV 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “It is really light and slim line and the compact size” in their review of this TV.

A number of Toshiba 40L1533 owners concluded that this TV was a good size. Kindle Customer wrote on Amazon “Nice size for a small room”. The Lambanana said in their review of this TV on Amazon “Decided that a 32 inch was the ideal size for us”.

One Toshiba 40L1533 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Lorraine Reading said “Tidy looking, not bulky or chunky, or heavy”. One Toshiba 40L1533 owner reckoned that it was easy to carry around.

One customer who purchased it mentioned that it was compact. Bill W mentioned last year “The compact size and relative light weight mean you don't need a great big TV unit to stand it on” in his review of the Toshiba 40L1533.

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Good Sound Quality

Ten Toshiba 40L1533 owners thought the product had good sound quality. Bill W wrote on Amazon “The sound is OK - more or less what you would with a flat screen”. Bill W also wrote “You can easily transform it and get excellent sound quality by installing a compatible sound bar that you can buy from Amazon”. Eric Hewes mentioned on Amazon “It's possible if you're used to high quality audio the trebley sound will get on your nerves” in his review of the Toshiba 40L1533.

Robust

Several Toshiba 40L1533 owners who purchased it thought it was well made. One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was reliable. T.j.sheppard wrote on Amazon “A good picture, reliable ( I gave my last one to my daughter” in their review.

One Toshiba 40L1533 owner thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Jessica said on Amazon this month “Not the best screen broke really easily” although she only scored the Toshiba 40L1533 3 stars.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Toshiba 40L1533 owners who reviewed the product thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Last year F. Gu scored the Toshiba 40L1533 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “After switching off the HDMI true black option”. John said on Amazon “The tv has 2 HDMI, PC VGA connection” and rated the Toshiba 40L1533 as very good.

Two Toshiba 40L1533 reviewers considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Eric Hewes wrote in his review of the Toshiba 40L1533 on Amazon last year “Ground Zeros & BattlefieldVGA, 2x HDMI, SPDIF (jack like connector) & USB connection so great compatibilityWall MountableSmall Bezel SizeCons”.

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Good High Def TV

A number of people who reviewed it considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Jessica wrote on Amazon this year “Good hd tv for the price” in her review of this TV. The Lambanana wrote in their review of this TV “RECOMMENDED =========== If you're after a reasonably priced TV set with a good HD image this is certainly one to consider” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Stand

Some people wrote that it had a good stand. Last year Lorraine Reading scored it very highly and she said “Just set it up yesterday, lovely picture quality, no assembly required besides fastening a few screws to secure the stand in place”.

Good Support

A few Toshiba 40L1533 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Dr. Bill said in their review in October last year “It comes with a really good set of printed instructions”.

Good Smart TV Features

One Toshiba 40L1533 owner said that the product was good for watching Freeview TV. Kindle Customer gave this TV a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Good choice of freeview channels”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who bought the Toshiba 40L1533 thought it was noisy. Eric Hewes rated the product 5 stars and he said in his Toshiba 40L1533 review “It's perfectly usable to watch shows on with the inbuilt bar (eg loud enough”.

Toshiba TVs Have Good Reviews

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

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Easy to Use

One Toshiba 40L1533 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. One person who reviewed the Toshiba 40L1533 reckoned that it was easy to use.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems

The Toshiba 40L1533 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most televisions that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is PAL, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this television. 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 Toshiba television.

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Supports Two Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the Toshiba 40L1533 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats ASF and H.264 are also supported by this Toshiba TV.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the 40L1533 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Toshiba TV. The image formats BMP and JPEG XR are also supported by this television.

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Supports Six Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the 40L1533 is more than most comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to it. This Toshiba television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 40L1533. The audio formats "AC3", "ASF", "IMA-ADPCM", "LBR" and "LPCM" are also supported by this television.

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Quite Thin

The 40L1533 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 27 millimeters) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The average thickness of TVs of a similar age and type to the 40L1533 is 66mm.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Toshiba 32W1533[plb_2698681_price] (25mm).

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 40L1533 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago do support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also support smart TV features including the Cello C32227[plb_3828514_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than a year, the 40L1533 does not have a WiFi connection.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Samsung UE32J5500[plb_2850736_price]; or the Cello C32227[plb_3828514_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than a year, the 40L1533 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 40L1533 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 40L1533 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Very Slow Refresh Rate

At only 50 hertz, the Toshiba 40L1533 has a quite slow refresh rate compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the 40L1533. Across all the comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as the 40L1533 the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 800Hz, and the average refresh rate is 110Hz.

If you want a TV with a faster refresh rate then you might want to look at the Hisense 32D50[plb_3806558_price] (100Hz and cheaper) or the Samsung UE32J4100[plb_2856069_price] (100Hz and higher rated).

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of a similar age and type to the 40L1533 do not feature OLED technology. The 40L1533 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE32J4500[plb_3059439_price].

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba 40L1533

Average Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+. The 40L1533 has an average running cost of £76 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 344 televisions of a similar type and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Toshiba released the 40L1533.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec televisions that were launched around the same time as it. 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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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
Typical Contrast Ratio
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Response Time
Display Brightness
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
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
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
S-Video Input Port
Digital Audio Coaxial Out 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
VGA Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
24p Playback
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Mercury Content
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
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
Technical Details
LED Backlight

User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 by Amazon Customer

Lasted about 2 weeks before the On/Off switch started playing up. Initially the TV came on with picture but no sound then within seconds turned itself off for about seconds. It would then restart... Read more…

Reviewed 19 April 2016 by Richard Vaughan
(Verified Purchase)

Do not buy this TV if you want a product that lasts more than 12 months. Got a strange error where the TV refuses to turn on and just flashes and wont turn on.

Reviewed 23 February 2016 by Jessica
(Verified Purchase)

Not the best screen broke really easily but thats because our 4 yr old tried using it as a touch screen board like the on in his school :| apart from braking after 4 months it was a good clear... Read more…

Reviewed 4 January 2016 by IAN MANN

Never got to use this tv as the stand is complete rubbish. unable to set up using this cheap plastic stand so sending back.

(Verified Purchase)

Apart from the on off switch, which does not turn off or it looks like it turns off & then suddenly turn its self on again (you have to press & hold the button, watch the monitor screen turn black... Read more…

Reviewed 7 December 2015 by Mr. P. Skeldon
(Verified Purchase)

A friend came by to catch Wimbledon and said it was like being there. Nuff said?

Reviewed 24 November 2015 by MRS M A MARR
(Verified Purchase)

Good buy...

Reviewed 10 October 2015 by Lea Rawlings | 11 Comments

Tv worked for 7 months then died. Not able to find any info on factory warranty. Not very happy! If this company is only about selling and not about service to the customers, you would be better... Read more…

Reviewed 9 October 2015 by McRobert
(Verified Purchase)

Could be 5 star but for tinny speakers.

(Verified Purchase)

Delivery quite quick. Not impressed at all with this TV, the sound is very poor and most times that it is switched on, the backgound and faces on the screen are green. Each time this happens, you... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £73.71
Electricity cost when on standby £1.89
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Total running cost over 5 years £75.60
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Energy Rating
0.38T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 40L1533DB, barbie 40l1533, toshiba 40l1533, toshiba p221508, toshiba p221508p, toshiba 40l1533d, toshiba 40l1533db, toshiba 40l1533dg, refurbished 40l1533, refurbished 40l1533d, refurbished 40l1533db
Barcodes 05900496532984, 05900496533141

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