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Average Expert Reviews
This television has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews and whathifi.com.
Several customers who reviewed the Toshiba 42L6453 thought it was good value for money. Waggie mentioned “The TV's great for the price” in their Toshiba 42L6453 review. expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned “Its attractive price and great MediaGuide Replay feature give you a couple of compelling reasons to consider buying a 42L6453DB” in their review of the Toshiba 42L6453 but despite that gave the product a score of 3 stars. Whathifi.com wrote in their Toshiba 42L6453 review “Reasonably aggressive price”.
Several people who reviewed the product considered that it was a bargain for the price. Waggie said in their review of the Toshiba 42L6453 on Amazon “At the end of the day, what could you expect from a TV that's so cheap for its size”. Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their review two years ago “Next, check out our pick of the Best Cheap T”.
Good Picture Quality
Several people who bought the Toshiba 42L6453 concluded that it had good colour saturation. Waggie said on Amazon “The colours are vivid and its very sharp” in their review of the Toshiba 42L6453. Whathifi.com wrote two years ago “Colours could be more natural and subtle” in their review of the Toshiba 42L6453.
One customer reckoned that it was good for playing games on. Whathifi.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said “Exceptionally low input lag great for gaming”.
Good High Def TV
A few Toshiba 42L6453 owners considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Trustedreviews.com mentioned “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” in their Toshiba 42L6453 review. Whathifi.com wrote two years ago “It has a bright and colourful HD” in their review.
One Toshiba 42L6453 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Whathifi.com and wrote two years ago “Good connectivity” in their Toshiba 42L6453 review.
One customer considered that it was aesthetic. Waggie said on Amazon “This TV is great! Its design is aesthetically nice, being matte black on the bottom” in their Toshiba 42L6453 review nonetheless rated this TVs 3 stars.
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions
Toshiba has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other manufacturers.
The 42L6453 is Smart TV, unlike most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as the 42L6453 which are not Smart TV.
There are a number of other Smart TVs currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the UE40ES6800, or the UE40D7000 both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFK6609 (£929.09).
Has a WiFi Connection
The 42L6453 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 42L6453 which do not have a WiFi connection.
There are a number of other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might want to consider including the UE40ES6800, or the UE40D7000 both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFK6609 (£929.09) which has a better Rating.
Four HDMI Ports
The 42L6453 has more HDMI ports than most of the mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42L6453. This TV is a four HDMI port TV compared to most of the TVs that are a comparable age to the 42L6453 which only have between one and three HDMI ports.
Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the 42L6453 is more than most similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this television. The image formats BMP|JPG are also supported by this Toshiba television.
3D Comb Filter
This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most commonly found comb filter on TVs of this spec and age.
Supports One Video Format
The number of video formats supported by the 42L6453 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. The most frequently supported video format is H.264, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats 3GP|ASF|AVI|DIVX|FLV|M4V|MKV|MOV|MP4|MPEG|MPG|RM|RMVB|SWF|TRP|TS|VOB|WMV|XVID are also supported by this television.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Has One Smart Mode
The 42L6453 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of this age and spec. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Dynamic|Game|Movie|PC|Standard|Store are also found on this Toshiba TV.
Supports One Audio Format
The number of audio formats supported by the Toshiba 42L6453 is more than most similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this Toshiba television. The audio formats AAC|AC3|ADPCM|LPCM|MP3|OGG|WAV|WMA are also supported by this TV.
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Only Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative Full HD TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE46F6800 (£827.99), or the UE46F6400 both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFK6609 (£929.09).
£116.00 Price Increase
In the last 57 days the price of the 42L6453 has increased by £116.00.
Not 3D Compatible
The 42L6453 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42L6453 are also not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a television that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the UE40ES6800, or the UE40D7000 both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFK6609 (£929.09) which also has a higher Rating.
Very Slow Refresh Rate
With a refresh rate of only 50 hertz, the 42L6453 has a quite slow refresh rate compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 42L6453. The refresh rates of mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 42L6453 range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average refresh rate is 170Hz.
TVs with a faster refresh rate that might be worth looking at include the Philips 47HFL7009 (£676.86) (60Hz) which is also higher rated.
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Not Cheap for a Television of This Type and Age
We think this mid-size TV looks expensive compared to other TVs that came out more than two years ago. We checked 342 TVs that came out more than two years ago and they range in price from £73 to £3,099.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most TVs of this type and age do not have a built-in camera. The 42L6453 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
It is worth considering alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera including the UE40F7000, or the UE40F8000 both from Samsung.
Only 1200:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The highest typical contrast ratio of the 42L6453 is 1200:1. That's 76% less typical contrast ratio than the most frequently found typical contrast ratio of 5000:1. Across all TVs of a similar spec and age to the 42L6453 the typical contrast ratio ranges from 1100:1 (worst) to 5000:1 (best).
If the typical contrast ratio of this Toshiba television is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the LG 47WL30 (1300:1 and higher rated), the LOEWE Xelos 40 (£995.00) (4000:1 and higher rated), or the Samsung HG48EC670 (5000:1 and higher rated).
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The 42L6453 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.
Other televisions which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00), or the LOEWE Art 32 (£699.00) which also has a higher Rating.
Only Digital Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and spec to it.
Very High Annual Energy Consumption
The average annual energy consumption of similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the 42L6453 is 76kWh. When compared to other TVs of this type and age, the annual energy consumption of the 42L6453 of 620 kilowatt hours is one of the highest.
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Running Costs Are OK
This TV has an efficiency rating of A+. The 42L6453 is typical compared to the other 423 TVs of this age and spec that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 42L6453 is £82.
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Toshiba released the 42L6453.
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