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Toshiba 40RL958

Toshiba 40RL958B

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40" Edge-LED Flat Dec 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 & moreBuilt-in WiFi, Intel WiDi and web browserBuilt-in Freeview HD... More
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18 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This TV was given a "Value for Money" award by Expert Reviews who concluded that this mid-size TV was good value for money.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review website Expert Reviews scored this Toshiba TV 80 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A few people said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Expert Reviews wrote in their review of the Toshiba 40RL958 “Outstanding value for money” and scored this TV 4 stars. Expert Reviews also said “Great value”.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Expert Reviews highlighted in their review that this TV was good value for money.

Good Picture Quality

One Toshiba 40RL958 reviewer who purchased it thought it had good picture quality. One customer who reviewed this TV concluded that it was good for playing games on. Expert Reviews wrote “Extremely responsive for gamers” in their review of this TV and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Good Connectivity

A few Toshiba 40RL958 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was wifi compatible.

Good Technical Features

Two Toshiba 40RL958 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Such TVs often miss out on convenient features such as DLNA media streaming or internet connectivity” in their review of this TV. Expertreviews.co.uk also wrote “Many smart features, Freeview HD and built-in Wi-Fi makes this 32in TV fantastic value”.

Easy to Use

One customer who purchased it considered that it was easy to use. Three years ago Expert Reviews rated this TV 4 stars and wrote in their Toshiba 40RL958 review “A decent gamma control has been removed”. One Toshiba 40RL958 owner said in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Expert Reviews wrote “Decent motion handling”.

Good Product Quality

One customer who bought it concluded that it was good quality. Expert Reviews mentioned in their Toshiba 40RL958 review three years ago “Good picture quality for its price” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Good High Def TV

One Toshiba 40RL958 owner who reviewed this TV considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Smart TV Features

One Toshiba 40RL958 reviewer who reviewed it said that it was good for watching Freeview TV.

Toshiba Has Good TV Reviews

Based on 1,407 user and expert reviews, Toshiba has good ratings for its televisions. Toshiba also has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs compared to other manufacturers.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 40RL958 which do not support smart TV features, the 40RL958 supports smart TV features.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available including the Sony KDL-32W705 (£279.00) which is cheaper; or the UE32F6100 (£269.00), or the UE32H6200 (£299.00) both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago which do not have a WiFi connection, the 40RL958 has a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Samsung UE32H6200 (£299.00) which has better reviews; or the Sony KDL-32W705 (£279.00) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

Other TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to consider include the Samsung UE32H4510 (£299.00).

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2160p Video Mode

The 40RL958 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than the 1080p video mode supported by most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. This television also 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 mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of television the worst supported video mode is 480p.

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9999 Channels

The Toshiba 40RL958 is a 9,999 channel television.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most frequently found comb filter on TVs of this type and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

two USB 2.0 ports

The Toshiba 40RL958 is a two USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 40RL958 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 40RL958, the 40RL958 is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the UE32F6100 (£269.00), the UE32H6200 (£299.00), or the UE32H6400 (£314.99) all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 40RL958 do not have a built-in camera. The 40RL958 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 40RL958 is more than most TVs of this age and spec. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Toshiba 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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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 40RL958 do not feature OLED technology. The 40RL958 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Slow Response Time

Mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 40RL958 have response times of between 2ms and 400ms. With a response time of 10 milliseconds, the 40RL958 has one of the slower response times amongst televisions of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba 40RL958

OK Running Costs

This mid-size TV has an efficiency rating of A+, and based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 40RL958 is £80, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs that have been around for more than two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs that have been available for a similar 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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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this TV was released.

Average Thickness

At 57 millimeters, the Toshiba 40RL958 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 40RL958.

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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
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
24p Playback
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
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

1 Award

Expert Reviews Budget Buy

Expert Reviews

(1)
10 March 2013

Many smart features, Freeview HD and built-in Wi-Fi makes this 32in TV fantastic value...

Expert Reviews

Good black levels and contrast
Accurate colours
Builtin WiFi
Extremely responsive for gamers
Decent motion handling
Viewing angles could be better
A decent gamma control has been removed
App issues
Unhelpful interface when setting up WiFi connection
Places online service needs more content

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £77.88
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £79.71
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Energy Rating
0.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.4 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 40rl958, toshiba 40rl958b
Barcodes 05900496522947

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