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Toshiba 40L1543

40" 50Hz Direct-LED Jan 2015
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Release Date
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6 Reasons For

Toshiba TVs Have Good Reviews

On average Toshiba mid-size TVs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs produced by Toshiba.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many televisions of this age and spec.

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2160p Video Mode

The 40L1543 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it support a 1080p video mode. In addition, this television support 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p and 720i and 720p video modes.

This TV's video mode (2160p) is actually the best supported video mode across all similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the 40L1543.

A 480p video mode is the worst supported video mode amongst comparable types of TV.

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Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 40L1543 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is PAL, 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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Supports Five Audio Formats

The 40L1543 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by televisions that came out around the same time as the 40L1543. The audio formats "AC3", "IMA-ADPCM", "LBR" and "MS-ADPCM" are also supported by this TV.

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Quite Thin

The average thickness of comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 40L1543 is 66mm, and the thicknesses range from 7mm to 100mm. At only 27 millimeters, the 40L1543 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 40L1543.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might also want to look at the 32W1533[pl_2698681_price] (25mm), or the 40L1533[pl_2699643_price] (27mm) both from Toshiba.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The Toshiba 40L1543 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago do support smart TV features.

There are a number of other televisions which also support smart TV features that you might want to look at including the Philips 48PFH5500[plb_2861476_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 40L1543 do not have a WiFi connection. The Toshiba 40L1543 is no exception to this as it too does not have a WiFi connection.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Toshiba 40L1543 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the 40L1543, the 40L1543 does not have a built-in camera.

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Very Slow Refresh Rate

At only 50 hertz, the Toshiba 40L1543 has a quite slow refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average refresh rate of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 40L1543 is 110Hz, and the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 800Hz.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the 40L1543 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 40L1543. The image format "BMP" is also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Toshiba 40L1543 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of this spec and age also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the Samsung UN50J6200[plb_2958294_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba 40L1543

Running Costs Are OK

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The 40L1543 is typical compared to the other 344 mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 40L1543 will cost £76 over 5 years to run.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this television was released.

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 that have been available for a comparable time to 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
Motion Interpolation Frequency
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
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Digital Audio Coaxial Out Port
Common Interface Plus
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
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
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
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £73.71
Electricity cost when on standby £1.77
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Total running cost over 5 years £75.48
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Energy Rating
0.37T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
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 40l1543, 40l1543d, 40l1543dg
Barcodes 05900496533127

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