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Toshiba 40L7355

Toshiba 40L7355DB

40" 50Hz Apr 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
Smart TV, 3D Entertainment And All-new Design- Experience the latest online content with Toshiba Cloud TV and built-in Wi-Fi- 200 AMR picture processing, Full HD resolution and 3D across the... More
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14 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

One Toshiba 40L7355 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Tech.uk.msn.com wrote three years ago “Toshiba has become in recent times the most consistently cheap big-name TV brand” in their review.

One Toshiba 40L7355 owner who bought it considered that it was cheap.

One Toshiba 40L7355 owner mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good value for money. Whathifi.com mentioned “Excellent contrast for such an affordable TV” in their Toshiba 40L7355 review but despite that they only scored the product 3 stars.

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Nice Design

One customer considered that the Toshiba 40L7355 was good looking. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Toshiba 40L7355 “Combining internet TV functionality with 3D, at a price that generally undercuts rival brands (typically £650 or less), this fashionable thinscreen is certain to attract attention”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Toshiba 40L7355 was a good design. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of this TV two years ago “Nice design”.

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Easy to Use

One Toshiba 40L7355 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Toshiba 40L7355 was easy to handle. Whathifi.com wrote “Excellent sharpness and motion handling for a 3D TV” however despite that they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

One Toshiba 40L7355 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review “This budget TV has active 3D and decent picture quality.” but despite that they rated it 60 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality. One Toshiba 40L7355 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had a sharp image.

Toshiba Televisions Have Good Reviews

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

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3D Compatible

The Toshiba 40L7355 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the 40L7355 are not 3D compatible.

Alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the 32LA620[pl_1496423_price], or the 42LB730[pl_2233840_price] both from LG or the Panasonic TX-47AS650[plb_2232474_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Toshiba 40L7355 supports smart TV features. Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the 40L7355 do not support smart TV features.

We compared all the other televisions which support smart TV features to this television and we think the Panasonic TX-47AS650[plb_2232474_price], the LG 32LA620[plb_1496423_price], and the Sony KDL-49WD754[plb_3406082_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Toshiba 40L7355 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and type which do not have a WiFi connection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the Panasonic TX-47AS650[plb_2232474_price], the LG 32LA620[plb_1496423_price], or the Sony KDL-49WD754[plb_3406082_price] which has better reviews.

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2160p Video Mode

The 40L7355 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than most TVs of this age and type. Most TVs of this type and age support a 1080p video mode. This Toshiba TV also support 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p and 720i and 720p video modes.

This TV's video mode (2160p) is in fact the best supported video mode across all comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 40L7355.

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

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The 40L7355 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the 40L7355 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The 40L7355 has a fairly high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age. The average RMS rated power of TVs that are a comparable age to the 40L7355 is 18W.

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3D Comb Filter

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

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The 40L7355 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of this spec and age. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The audio format "MP4" is also supported by this television.

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12 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on five expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, PC Advisor.co.uk and whathifi.com this mid-size TV has an average expert rating of 64%. Experts don't rate this TV very highly.

Poor 3D Picture Quality

Several Toshiba 40L7355 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Trustedreviews.com wrote on Trusted Reviews “However, some pretty excessive backlight clouding raises its frustrating head during dark scenes, 3D” but despite that they scored the product 70 out of 100. Whathifi.com mentioned “Crosstalk with 3D”.

Price Increase of £52.01

In the last 57 days the 40L7355 has increased in price by £52.01.

Very Slow Refresh Rate

Across all the TVs of this spec and age the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average refresh rate is 180Hz. The 40L7355 has a fairly slow refresh rate (only 50 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the 40L7355.

If you would prefer a faster refresh rate then you might want to consider the 48PFS6609[pl_2197361_price] (60Hz), the 48PFS5709[pl_2219964_price] (60Hz), or the 40PFS6909[pl_2477821_price] (60Hz) all from Philips which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of a comparable age and type to the 40L7355 do not have a built-in camera. The 40L7355 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic TX-L42ET60[plb_1854397_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems

The Toshiba 40L7355 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most televisions of this age and spec. 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 NTSC 4.43, PAL BG, PAL DK, PAL I, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K and SECAM L are also supported by this Toshiba TV.

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Only Supports Ten Video Formats

The Toshiba 40L7355 has a greater number of video formats than most mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. This Toshiba television supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by comparable spec televisions that came out more than two years ago. The video formats "AVCHD", "AVI", "DIVX", "DIVX HD", "H.264", "M2TS", "M4V", "MP4" and "MTS" are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The 40L7355 has a greater number of image formats than most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 40L7355.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on televisions of this age and type.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Toshiba 40L7355 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions of this age and type also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not Cheap

We think this mid-size TV looks expensive compared to other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The price range of TVs that have been on the market for more than two years is from £73 to £4,406.

Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This TV has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio on TVs of this age and spec.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba 40L7355

Running Costs Are OK

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency. Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 40L7355 will cost £79 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of a comparable type and age.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. 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 Three Years Ago

Toshiba released the 40L7355 over three years ago.

Average Thickness

The Toshiba 40L7355 has a pretty typical thickness (69 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 40L7355.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Typical Contrast Ratio
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
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Video App
Audio
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
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Child Lock
Design
Colour
Mercury Content
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
Swivelling Stand
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
RoHS Compliance Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Manual

Expert Reviews

(5)
29 January 2014

The Toshiba 50L7355DB has quite the fight on its hands. Up against a fiercely competitive marketplace filled with arguably more consistent-performing competition, it was never going to be a walk... Read more…

Vibrant picture
Reasonable black levels
Nice design
Excellent contrast for such an affordable TV
Excellent sharpness and motion handling for a 3D TV
Colours can look overblown
3D can be unstable
Sluggish menus
Backlight Clouding
Crosstalk with 3D
31 December 2013

To be fair to the 40L7355DB, for the majority of your normal viewing time it's a pretty stellar effort for a 40-inch TV that can be yours for under £450. However, some pretty excessive backlight...

10 September 2013

Toshiba has become in recent times the most consistently cheap big-name TV brand. So we guess we shouldn't be surprised to find its latest 50-inch TV, the 50L7355D, selling for just £850. What IS... Read more…

3 September 2013

This budget TV has active 3D and decent picture quality, but poor contrast lets it down...

28 August 2013

Toshiba's 40L7355 is nothing if not high value. Combining internet TV functionality with 3D, at a price that generally undercuts rival brands (typically £650 or less), this fashionable thinscreen... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £77.08
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £78.91
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Energy Rating
0.39T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba 40l7355, toshiba 40l7355d, toshiba 40l7355db, toshiba 40l7355db40smart3, toshiba 40l7355db40smart3d, toshiba 40l7355db40smart3dl, toshiba 40l7355db40smart3dle, toshiba 40l7355db40smart3dled, toshiba 40l7355db40smart3dledt, toshiba 40l7355db40smart3dledtv
Barcodes 05900496528185

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