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Toshiba 42L6453

Toshiba 42L6453

42" 50Hz Direct-LED May 2014
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Release Date
From recommending the content you prefer to automatically recording the programmes you enjoy, this intelligent Smart TV is all about you. - 106 cm (42") LED TV- Full HD 1080p, AMR+ 200 smooth... More
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13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews and whathifi.com this TV has an overall expert rating of 70 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A few people wrote in their reviews that the Toshiba 42L6453 was good value for money. Waggie mentioned on Amazon “The TV's great for the price”. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews “Its attractive price and great MediaGuide Replay feature give you a couple of compelling reasons to consider buying a 42L6453DB” in their review. Whathifi.com mentioned “Reasonably aggressive price”.

Several people who purchased it agreed that it was a bargain for the price. Waggie mentioned in their review on Amazon “At the end of the day, what could you expect from a TV that's so cheap for its size”. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said in their Toshiba 42L6453 review “Next, check out our pick of the Best Cheap T”.

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Good Picture Quality

A number of Toshiba 42L6453 reviewers wrote that this TV had good colour saturation. Waggie wrote in their review of the Toshiba 42L6453 on Amazon “The colours are vivid and its very sharp” however despite that they rated the product 3 stars. Whathifi.com wrote “Colours could be more natural and subtle”.

One customer thought the product was good for playing games on. Whathifi.com said in their review two years ago “Exceptionally low input lag great for gaming”.

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Good High Def TV

Several Toshiba 42L6453 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Trustedreviews.com wrote in their Toshiba 42L6453 review on Trusted Reviews “What is the Toshiba 42L6453DB? The 42L6453DB is a 42-inch full HD Smart TV sitting one level below Toshiba's recently tested ‘premium HD' L7453DB series” but in spite of that they scored the Toshiba 42L6453 3 stars. Expert review site Whathifi.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “It has a bright and colourful HD”.

Good Connectivity

One person who purchased this TV thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Whathifi.com mentioned “Good connectivity”.

Nice Design

One Toshiba 42L6453 owner who purchased the product wrote that it was aesthetic. In October last year Waggie mentioned in their Toshiba 42L6453 review “This TV is great! Its design is aesthetically nice, being matte black on the bottom”.

Toshiba Has Good Television Reviews

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

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 42L6453 supports smart TV features, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years do not support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the Samsung UE48H6470, or the LG 47LB670 which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Toshiba 42L6453 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42L6453 do not have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Samsung UE48H6470, or the Philips 47PFH5609.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The Toshiba 42L6453 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 42L6453 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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3D Comb Filter

This television has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many televisions of this age and spec.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs of this type and age.

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Supports Eight Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the 42L6453 is more than most TVs that are a comparable age to it. This Toshiba TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs that came out more than two years ago. The audio formats "AAC", "AC3", "ADPCM", "LPCM", "OGG", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Refresh Rate

The slowest refresh rate of similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,600Hz. At only 50 hertz, the 42L6453 has a quite slow refresh rate compared to most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the 42L6453.

Other 50Hz refresh rate televisions currently available that you might want to look at include the Toshiba 32D3454, the Samsung UE46EH5000 (£780.30), or the Hannspree AD40UMMB which has better reviews.

If you want a TV with a faster refresh rate then you might want to look at the JVC LT-32C461 (£179.98) (60Hz), the Philips 40PFS6909 (£499.99) (60Hz), or the Seiki SE32HO03 (£179.99) (60Hz) which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The 42L6453 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42L6453 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the LG 42LW579, the Samsung UN40ES6500, or the Panasonic TX-47AS802 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42L6453 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42L6453 also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000, or the UN46ES8000 both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFS8109 which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems

The 42L6453 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this television. 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 TV.

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Only Supports Nineteen Video Formats

The 42L6453 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of this type and age. This Toshiba TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42L6453. The video formats "3GP", "ASF", "AVI", "DIVX", "FLV", "M4V", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG", "MPG", "RM", "RMVB", "SWF", "TRP", "TS", "VOB", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the Toshiba 42L6453 is more than most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions of a comparable type and age to the 42L6453. The image format "BMP" is also supported by this TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on comparable spec televisions that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42L6453 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider include the LOEWE Art 32 (£699.00), or the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of TVs that were launched more than two years ago range from 2W to 80W. With an RMS rated power of only 14 Watts, the 42L6453 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very High Annual Energy Consumption

When compared to other TVs that are a comparable age to the 42L6453, the 42L6453's annual energy consumption of 620 kilowatt hours is one of the highest. TVs of this spec and age have annual energy consumptions of between 0.22kWh and 620kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 76kWh.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba 42L6453

Average Running Costs

This television has an efficiency rating of A+. The average running cost of the 42L6453 is £82 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 714 televisions of a similar age and type.

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the 42L6453 over two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as 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 Viewable Area (HxV)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Analog Signal Channel
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
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
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Panel Lock
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Programming Period
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Game Mode
24p Playback
Ambient Light Sensor
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Mercury Content
Peak Luminance Ratio
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
RoHS Compliance Certificate
DLNA Specification
Weight & Dimensions
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
Remote Control Type
Manual
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(2)
22 September 2014

The Toshiba 42L6453DB fares a lot better than other Toshiba models we have seen this year, with a picture sure to attract many.An outdated interface may put some off, but this 42in has the...

Bright, colourful picture
Deep blacks and punchy highlights
Good connectivity
Reasonably aggressive price
MediaGuide Replay is a great smart feature
Motion issues
Colours could be more natural and subtle
Very average contrast performance
Backlight clouding
Missing a few key video streaming services
18 September 2014

Its attractive price and great MediaGuide Replay feature give you a couple of compelling reasons to consider buying a 42L6453DB. However, its picture quality falls well short of the best rivals...

User Reviews

(1)

Firstly, I'll start off on a high note. This TV is great! Its design is aesthetically nice, being matte black on the bottom but gloss black along each side of the screen and on top as well. The... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £78.52
Electricity cost when on standby £2.98
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Total running cost over 5 years £81.50
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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 42l6453, 42l6453d, 42l6453dg, toshiba 47l6453, toshiba 42l6453, toshiba 42l6453d, toshiba 47l6453d, toshiba 47l6453db, toshiba 42l6453db
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