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Toshiba 46BL702

Toshiba 46BL702

46" Edge-LED Flat Dec 2012
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
46 Full High Definition LED TV with built-in Freeview digital TV and USB playback of image, video and music files. Full High Definition 1080p resolutionLED TV slim design, better colour4 x HDMI inputs More
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12 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

A few Toshiba 46BL702 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Trustedreviews.com said on expert website Trusted Reviews “The 32BL702 can look quite compelling for its money.” in their review however despite that they scored the product 3 stars. Digitalversus.com said in their review of the Toshiba 46BL702 on expert review site Digital Versus “The Toshiba 46BL702 is a pretty good TV—for the price”.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Digital Versus mentioned three years ago “Exceptionally cheap” but even so they rated the Toshiba 46BL702 60 out of 100.

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Nice Design

One customer mentioned that the Toshiba 46BL702 was good looking.

Good Size

One Toshiba 46BL702 owner reckoned that this TV was thin. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ said “Reasonably slim and uncontroversially designed”.

Good High Def TV

One customer who reviewed this TV thought it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Brand

Toshiba mid-size TVs have good reviews on average and across all TVs Toshiba is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Good Picture Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Digital Versus wrote in their review “Colours and contrast generally good” but even so they scored it 60 out of 100.

2160p Video Mode

The Toshiba 46BL702 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than most comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years. Most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it support a 1080p video mode. This Toshiba television also support 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p and 720i and 720p video modes.

A 2160p video mode is in fact the best supported video mode amongst all TVs of this type and age.

The worst supported video mode across similar types of TV is 480p.

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3D Comb Filter

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

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

two USB 2.0 ports

The Toshiba 46BL702 is a two USB 2.0 port television.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the 46BL702 is more than most similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. This Toshiba television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 46BL702. The audio formats "AAC", "HE-AAC", "LPCM" and "MP4" are also supported by this Toshiba TV.

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Has One Smart Mode

The 46BL702 has a greater number of smart modes than most similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Hotel are also found on this Toshiba TV.

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Quite Thin

The thinnest thickness of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 46BL702 is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm. The 46BL702 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 40 millimeters) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 40mm thick TVs currently available including the Toshiba 32BL502[plb_1400139_price] which has better reviews.

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16 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this mid-size TV is 58% based on four expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and techradar.com/au/. The expert review sites aren't convinced by this TV.

Difficult to Use

One person who bought it reckoned that it was not easy to use the menus. Digital Versus mentioned “Image settings not amazing”.

One Toshiba 46BL702 reviewer who purchased this TV mentioned that it was not easy to handle. Expert website Techradar.com wrote “A generally poor handling of standard definition sources, Toshiba's back-to-basics 40BL702B might appeal to Virgin Media, BT Vision”.

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Inferior Standard Def TV

One Toshiba 46BL702 owner reckoned that the product was not good at displaying standard definition TV.

Inferior Sound Quality

One customer who purchased the Toshiba 46BL702 thought it did not have good sound quality. Digital Versus said “Mediocre sound”.

Running Costs Are Very High

The 46BL702 has an average running cost of £132 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 20% of all 714 TVs of a comparable spec and age.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The 46BL702 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the 46BL702 also do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price], or the Philips 47PFH5609[plb_2227335_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 46BL702 does not support smart TV features, although it is worth noting that most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago also do not support smart TV features.

Alternative TVs which also support smart TV features that you might want to look at include the UN32EH5300[pl_403263_price], or the UE48H6470[pl_2240459_price] both from Samsung or the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the 46BL702 are not 3D compatible. The Toshiba 46BL702 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], the Samsung UN40ES6500[plb_403274_price], or the Panasonic TX-47AS802[plb_2232754_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most televisions that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a built-in camera. The Toshiba 46BL702 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other televisions which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], or the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price] both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFS8109[plb_2283263_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems

The 46BL702 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that have been around for 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 TV. 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 TV.

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Only Supports Twelve Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the Toshiba 46BL702 is more than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. This television supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years. The video formats "AVC", "AVI", "DAT", "H.264", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "MPG", "VOB" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the 46BL702 is more than most TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions that have been around for a similar time to the 46BL702.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on televisions of this spec and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 46BL702, the Toshiba 46BL702 does not feature OLED technology.

Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to consider include the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price], or the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price].

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Heavy

The weights of mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 46BL702 range from 3.7kg to 36kg. At 16 kilograms, the 46BL702 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 46BL702.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

Televisions that were launched more than two years ago have response times of between 2ms and 400ms, and the average response time is 9.2ms. With a response time of 12 milliseconds, the 46BL702 has one of the slower response times amongst TVs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba 46BL702

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on televisions of this spec and age. 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

Toshiba released the 46BL702 over four years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
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
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Channel
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
24p Playback
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Manual

Expert Reviews

(4)
11 February 2013

The Toshiba 46BL702 is a pretty good TV?for the price. It would be better without the gamma and colour issues...

Good contrast 3040 1)
Good black level 0.07 cdm)
Exceptionally cheap
Reasonably easy on the eye
Colours and contrast generally good
Mediocre sound
Image settings not amazing
Media player doesn't support many file types
Severe backlight consistency flaw
No Freeview HD tuner
18 July 2012

With a fair wind and the right - as in, very bright - footage, the 32BL702 can look quite compelling for its money. But the moment any dark footage comes on, the whole house of cards comes...

25 May 2012

Although dogged by motion blur and a generally poor handling of standard definition sources, Toshiba's back-to-basics 40BL702B might appeal to Virgin Media, BT Vision and Sky subscribers with no...

Different people want different things from a flatscreen telly, and the Toshiba 40BL702B has been specified to appeal to those only after the basics. Reasonably slim and uncontroversially...

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £129.79
Electricity cost when on standby £1.70
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Total running cost over 5 years £131.49
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0.65T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba 46bl702, toshiba 46bl702b
Barcodes 05900496523036

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