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Toshiba 40L2456

40" 50Hz Edge-LED Oct 2014
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Release Date
Focus on every high-quality detail of your music, videos and photos with this slim, affordable Full HD TV. The Toshiba L2 series is the ideal setting for all your entertainment - whether you want... More
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5 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Low

The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A+, and the 40L2456 has an average running cost of only £62 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the cheaper to run TVs of a comparable type and age.

Toshiba Has Good TV Reviews

Based on 1,407 expert and owner reviews, Toshiba has good ratings for its TVs. Toshiba also has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

2160p Video Mode

The 40L2456 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than most TVs of this age and type. Most TVs that have been on the market for 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 television's video mode (2160p) is actually the best supported video mode amongst all TVs of a comparable age and type to the 40L2456.

The worst supported video mode amongst comparable types of television is 480p.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The Toshiba 40L2456 has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as it. This Toshiba TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. The audio formats "AAC", "ADPCM", "LPCM" and "WAV" are also supported by this television.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

The Toshiba 40L2456 has a quite low annual energy consumption (only 54 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the 40L2456. TVs that were released more than two years ago have annual energy consumptions of between 0.22kWh and 620kWh.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow Refresh Rate

The refresh rates of TVs of a comparable type and age to the 40L2456 range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average refresh rate is 180Hz. The 40L2456 has one of the slower refresh rates (only 50 hertz) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 50Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including the Panasonic TX-L32X5[plb_2010005_price] which has better reviews.

If this TV refresh rate is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Cello C32E69[plb_2795154_price] (60Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The 40L2456 does not have a WiFi connection, although it is worth noting that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 40L2456 also do not have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to look at including the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price], or the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Like most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 40L2456, the 40L2456 does not support smart TV features.

It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The 40L2456 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 40L2456 are also not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], or the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 40L2456 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

Other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 40L2456 is more than most televisions of this type and age. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this television. The analog signal format systems PAL BG, PAL I, SECAM D/K and SECAM L are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Eleven Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the 40L2456 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. This television supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 40L2456. The video formats "3GP", "AVI", "FLV", "M2TS", "M4V", "MP4", "MPEG", "MPG", "VOB" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The 40L2456 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of a comparable age and type to the 40L2456. The image format "BMP" is also supported by this TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many televisions that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 40L2456 do not feature OLED technology. The Toshiba 40L2456 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of other TVs which also feature OLED technology which you might want to consider including the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price].

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of televisions of a comparable type and age to the 40L2456 is 18W, and the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W. At only 14 Watts, the 40L2456 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Response Time

Across all the televisions that were released around the same time as the 40L2456 the response times range from 2ms to 400ms, and the average response time is 9.2ms. At 8.5 milliseconds, the 40L2456 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 40L2456.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba 40L2456

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 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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Average Thickness

The 40L2456 has a pretty average thickness (67 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 67mm thick televisions currently available including the Panasonic TX-32AS500[plb_2268364_price] which has better reviews.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Hisense LHD32D33[plb_2130704_price] (67.8mm), or the Panasonic TX-32AW404[plb_2381277_price] (67mm).

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Specification

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Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
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
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out 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
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Extended PVR
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
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Manual
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £59.29
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £61.12
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Energy Rating
0.3T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba 40l2456, toshiba 40l2456d, toshiba 40l2456dg
Barcodes 05900496532403

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