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Expert Reviews Are Average
This TV received a score of 70 out of 100 from TV expert review site Trusted Reviews.
One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was good value for money. Two years ago Trusted Reviews said “Good price” in their Toshiba 42L7453 review.
One Toshiba 42L7453 owner who purchased it concluded that it had a good stand. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews “There are some interesting stand out features on the 42L7453DB – most notably its MediaGuide Replay system, low gaming lag” in their review.
Good Technical Features
One person mentioned that it had good features. Two years ago Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert review site Trusted Reviews “There are some interesting stand out features on the 42L7453DB – most notably its MediaGuide Replay system, low gaming lag” in their review.
One Toshiba 42L7453 owner who bought the product reckoned that it was a squeeze to fit in. Expert website Trustedreviews.com gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and wrote two years ago “Such ‘premium' HD TVs are finding themselves increasingly squeezed as the prices of 4K/UHD TVs plummet.” in their Toshiba 42L7453 review.
Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
Toshiba is one of the superior TV manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Toshiba also has good ratings for its mid-size TVs.
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The Toshiba 42L7453 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the 42L7453 are not 3D compatible.
Unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42L7453 which are not Smart TV, the 42L7453 is Smart TV.
It may also be worth considering one of the other Smart TV televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the 48L3433 (£422.57), or the 32L6353 both from Toshiba or the LG 39LB5610.
Has a WiFi Connection
The 42L7453 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago do not have a WiFi connection.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the 48L3433 (£422.57), or the 32L6353 both from Toshiba or the LG 47LB561 (£423.69).
Four HDMI Ports
The 42L7453 has more HDMI ports than most of the mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 42L7453. This television is a four HDMI port TV compared to most of the mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 42L7453 which only have between one and three HDMI ports.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The dimmest display brightness of TVs that have been around for more than two years is 180 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,500 cd/m². When compared to other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the display brightness of the 42L7453 of 700 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest.
Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The average motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42L7453 is 270Hz. When compared to other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42L7453, the 42L7453's motion interpolation frequency of 1,500 hertz is one of the fastest.
Four 3D Glasses Included
Most comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the 42L7453 have between one and five 3D glasses included, including the 42L7453 which has four 3D glasses included.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
At 30 Watts, the 42L7453 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years. The lowest RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago is 2W and the highest is 80W.
Supports One Image Format
The 42L7453 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this TV. The image formats BMP|JPG are also supported by this television.
3D Comb Filter
This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it.
Supports One Video Format
The Toshiba 42L7453 has a greater number of video formats than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. 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 television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs of this spec and age.
Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the 42L7453 is more than most televisions that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Custom|Dynamic|Game|Movie|PC|Sports|Standard|Store are also found on this Toshiba TV.
Supports One Audio Format
The Toshiba 42L7453 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this television. The audio formats AAC|AC3|ADPCM|LPCM|MP3|OGG|WAV|WMA are also supported by this Toshiba TV.
With a thickness of only 49 millimeters, the 42L7453 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst TVs of this age. The thinnest thickness of televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 42L7453 is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 49mm thick TVs currently available including a cheaper television such as the Samsung UE32F5500 (£410.22) or you might consider a higher Rating television such as the Samsung UE32F5700.
Very Fast Response Time
The average response time of similar spec televisions that came out around the same time as the 42L7453 is 11ms, and the response times range from 2ms to 400ms. With a response time of only 5 milliseconds, the Toshiba 42L7453 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42L7453.
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Only Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
There are a number of other Full HD TVs currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the 42LB650 (£349.00), or the 47LB650 (£567.29) both from LG or the Philips 42PFH5209 (£359.99).
If you want a television with a higher display resolution then you might want to look at the 42UB820 (£399.00) (4K Ultra HD), or the 49UB820 (4K Ultra HD) both from LG or the Philips 40PUS6809 (£471.59) (4K Ultra HD) which is also higher rated.
Poor 3D Picture Quality
One person mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Two years ago Trusted Reviews said “Crosstalk and motion issues with 3D”.
Very Slow Refresh Rate
TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 42L7453 have refresh rates of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz. With a refresh rate of only 50 hertz, the 42L7453 has one of the slower refresh rates amongst TVs of this age.
We compared this TV to all the other 50Hz refresh rate TVs and we think the 39L4353, and the 32L6353 both from Toshiba or the Hanns.G AD40UMMB (£332.68) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
TVs with a faster refresh rate that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba 40L5441 (£379.29) (200Hz), or the LG 42UB820 (£399.00) (900Hz) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other televisions that were launched more than two years ago, the 42L7453 does not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago, the 42L7453 does not feature OLED technology.
Only Digital Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on TVs of a similar age and spec to it.
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OK Running Costs
The energy efficiency rating of this Toshiba television is A+, and the 42L7453 is typical compared to the other 423 TVs of this age and type that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 42L7453 will cost £92 over 5 years to run.
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Toshiba released the 42L7453.
1600:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This television has a 1600:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and spec to it.
If you want a TV with a higher typical contrast ratio then you might also want to look at the LOEWE Individual 40 (£1,299.00) (2000:1), or the Sharp LC-39LE651 (3500:1) which also has a higher Rating.
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Typical Contrast Ratio
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Active Motion, AMR+ (Active Motion & Resolution)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080
Screen Format Adjustment
4:3, 16:9, Auto
Display Viewable Area (HxV)
927.93 x 521.96
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Horizontal Viewing Angle
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-C, DVB, DVB-T, DVB, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL B, PAL BG, PAL, PAL D, PAL DK, PAL, PAL I, SECAM, SECAM B, SECAM B/G, SECAM, SECAM D, SECAM D/K
Analog Signal Channel
Smart TV Features
NICAM Stereo, Dolby Digital Plus
RMS Rated Power
Digital, Digital Plus, Digital Pulse, Pulse
DTS, Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
DTS 2.0, DTS 2.0 + Digital Out, DTS Premium Sound 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Digital Audio Coaxial Out Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
PC in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
Custom, Dynamic, Game, Movie, PC, Sports, Standard, Store
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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