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.
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”.
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”.
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”.
One person who purchased this TV thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Whathifi.com mentioned “Good connectivity”.
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”.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
3D Comb Filter
This television has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many televisions of this age and spec.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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
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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