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Toshiba 40TL963

Toshiba 40TL963

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40" 200Hz May 2012
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
DIVE INTO 3D - 40" (102 cm) LED Smart TV- 3D Full HD panel (active shutter technology)- 200 AMR (Active Motion & Resolution)- WiFi ready (optional WiFi dongle required)- Toshiba Places online... More
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23 Reasons For

One Industry Award

Trusted Reviews recommend this television and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, whathifi.com, itproportal.com and avforums.com this TV has an overall expert rating of 70%.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 62 owner reviews the average owner rating of this television is 80 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Toshiba 40TL963 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Computeractive.co.uk said “Great value” . Computeractive.co.uk also mentioned “Nice design for its money”.

One Toshiba 40TL963 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com said in their Toshiba 40TL963 review “If you're looking for a mid-range TV with designer looks at a bargain bucket price”.

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Nice Design

A number of Toshiba 40TL963 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned “A 40in 3D-ready, edge LED set that Toshiba claims to ‘offer viewers the ideal combination of performance, design and value”.

One Toshiba 40TL963 owner wrote in their reviews that the Toshiba 40TL963 was neat. One Toshiba 40TL963 owner who reviewed the Toshiba 40TL963 wrote that it was good looking. Computeractive.co.uk wrote in their Toshiba 40TL963 review “3D is pretty solid”.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Toshiba 40TL963 owners who reviewed the Toshiba 40TL963 reckoned that it had good features. Four years ago expert review site Whathifi.com said “Don’t let that fool you into thinking Toshiba has scrimped on features” in their review of this TV but even so they scored this TV 3 stars. Computeractive.co.uk wrote “Some neat features”. Computeractive.co.uk also said “Good build, good specs and lots of smart features, good picture with DVDs”.

Good Smart TV Features

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Toshiba 40TL963 was good for watching Freeview TV. Four years ago Avforums.com wrote “The model under testing here is the Toshiba 40TL963B 40 inch 3D LED LCD TV with a Freeview HD tuner and full UK specifications” in their review.

One Toshiba 40TL963 owner who purchased it considered that it had great smart functions.

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Good High Def TV

Two people agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Computeractive.co.uk wrote in their review “Enjoyable HD pictures” .

Good Connectivity

One person said in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned four years ago “This set is fully kitted out with internet-enabled smart features, has four HDMI ports and two USB ports, Freesat” in their review of the Toshiba 40TL963 although they rated it 3 stars.

Easy to Use

One person who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Computeractive.co.uk wrote in their review of the Toshiba 40TL963 “The larger screen size makes seeing the text in onscreen menus a little easier” .

Good Standard Def TV

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Toshiba Televisions Have Good Reviews

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

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Robust

Some people who purchased the product concluded that it was well made.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Toshiba 40TL963 owner wrote in their reviews that the product had a good 3D picture quality.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for watching standard definition TV. Computeractive.co.uk said in their review of this TV “Nice scaling of standard definition”.

3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 40TL963 which are not 3D compatible, the 40TL963 is 3D compatible.

We compared all the other 3D compatible TVs to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], and the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 40TL963 supports smart TV features. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago do not support smart TV features.

Alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 40TL963 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 40TL963 do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price], and the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price] is also worth considering.

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9999 Channels

Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 40TL963 only have between 50 and 9,998 channels, however the 40TL963 has 9999 channels.

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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 age and type.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The Toshiba 40TL963 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 40TL963. The audio format "MP4" is also supported by this Toshiba television.

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Supports Eight Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Toshiba 40TL963 is more than most TVs that came out more than two years ago. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 40TL963. 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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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 40TL963 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 40TL963 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 40TL963, the Toshiba 40TL963 does not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other televisions which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba 40TL963

Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency rating of this Toshiba television is A+. The 40TL963 has an average 5 year running cost of £86 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of this type and age.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and spec 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

This television was released over four years ago.

Average Refresh Rate

The Toshiba 40TL963 has a relatively standard refresh rate (200 hertz) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the 40TL963.

We compared this television to all the other 200Hz refresh rate TVs and we think the LOEWE Connect ID 46[plb_1347259_price], and the LG 42LE8500[plb_879724_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Televisions with a faster refresh rate that might be worth looking at include the UN50F6300[pl_2116289_price] (240Hz), or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] (240Hz) both from Samsung or the Toshiba 46WX800[plb_1356799_price] (240Hz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Thickness

The 40TL963 has a fairly standard thickness (56 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 40TL963.

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Specification

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Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
3D Type
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
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Full HD Display
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
HD-Ready
Vertical Viewable Size
Horizontal Viewable Size
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
Anynet (HDMI-CEC) Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Child Lock
Game Mode
24p Playback
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
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Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
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Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
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Width
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Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Manual

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(6)
10 December 2012

The Toshiba 40TL963 is a 40in smart TV but it has the same smart TV features as the smaller 32RL953. The larger screen size makes seeing the text in onscreen menus a little easier.Compared to the... Read more…

Excellent blacks and contrast
Very good uniformity
Nice scaling of standard definition
Very accurate greyscale in Hollywood Picture Mode
3D is pretty solid
1080 24 Bluray is not handled well
Intermittent screen tearing
A bit laggy for gamers
Uneven backlighting, contrast limitations means compromised detail
Freeview SD pictures
28 September 2012

The model under testing here is the Toshiba 40TL963B 40 inch 3D LED LCD TV with a Freeview HD tuner and full UK specifications. Also available is the Toshiba 46TL868 40 inch 3D LED LCD TV, which... Read more…

7 September 2012

At £550, this 40in TV is cheaper than many direct rivals. But don?t let that fool you into thinking Toshiba has scrimped on features. This set is fully kitted out with internet-enabled smart... Read more…

12 July 2012

It's clear that Toshiba has cut one or two corners to bring in this 40in LED set at such a commendably low price, making you fork out extra for Wi-Fi and 3D glasses. But other than that, the...

6 July 2012

If you're looking for a mid-range TV with designer looks at a bargain bucket price, it's difficult to see how you could do better than the Toshiba 40TL963. That said, we still can't bring...

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User Reviews

(61)
Reviewed 16 August 2012 by E. Brandon
(Verified Purchase)

Firstly I must say I don't consider myself a total A/V nut, but do take my audio-visuals pretty seriously. I don't usually bother reviewing things, but since Amazon seems to be just about the only... Read more…

Reviewed 18 May 2012 by King Benbow

We got this as a replacement from Toshiba UK for our original 3.5 year old TV that developed a vertical stripe fault - a recognised fault it seems... The TL963 is an excellent TV generally... Read more…

Reviewed 21 July 2012 by Forthay

The good Lovely looking, thin led television Uniform blacks No backlight bleeding on my set Crisp picture and no blurring on fast moving scenes Toshiba UK support (I've used them so speak from... Read more…

Reviewed 9 December 2012 by Kaj
(Verified Purchase)

2 of these TV's on the way back to Amazon. I don't know if it is an issue on the latest firmware as I upgraded to this on both TV's. I used the satellite tuner on both TV's so this may have been... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2012 by ReaperDamo

I am speaking from experience on this - do not buy this television. I researched for years before i took the plunge and bought this television. Finally Toshiba, a brand i respected had brought out... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £83.32
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £85.15
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Energy Rating
0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 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 40tl963, 40TL963B, 40tl963g, ie40tl963b, toshiba 200, toshiba 200h, toshiba 1080, toshiba 1080p, toshiba 200hz, toshiba 40tl963, toslcdtv40tl963, toshiba 40tl963b, toshiba ie40tl963b
Barcodes 05052883467758, 05900496519916, 05900496519923

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