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Average Expert Reviews
This Toshiba TV received a rating of 79 out of 100 from TV expert review site Chip.de.
Toshiba mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs Toshiba is one of the better rated manufacturers.
Supports Smart TV Features
The Toshiba 48L3443 supports smart TV features. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years do not support smart TV features.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the LG 47LN575[plb_1496440_price] which has better reviews.
We compared this television to all the other televisions with a smart TV features and we think the KDL-43WD752[pl_3406072_price], or the KDL-43WD754[pl_3406065_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.
Has a WiFi Connection
The 48L3443 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 48L3443 which do not have a WiFi connection.
There are a number of alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to consider including the LG 47LN575[plb_1496440_price] which has better reviews.
This television has a 3D comb filter, which is the most commonly found comb filter on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Supports Eight Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the Toshiba 48L3443 is more than most TVs of this age and spec. This Toshiba television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 48L3443. The audio formats "AAC", "AC3", "ADPCM", "LPCM", "OGA", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.
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Not 3D Compatible
Most TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 48L3443 are not 3D compatible. The 48L3443 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the UE48H6400[pl_2232459_price], or the UE48H6500[pl_2238175_price] both from Samsung or the Philips 32PFK6509[plb_2219723_price] which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The 48L3443 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 48L3443 also do not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 48L3443 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Toshiba 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 television.
Only Supports Nineteen Video Formats
The 48L3443 has a greater number of video formats than most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it. This television supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The video formats "3GP", "ASF", "AVI", "DIVX", "FLV", "M2T", "M2TS", "M4V", "MP4", "MPEG", "MPG", "RM", "RMVB", "SWF", "TP", "TRP", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.
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Only Supports Two Image Formats
The Toshiba 48L3443 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. The image format "BMP" is also supported by this Toshiba TV.
Only Analog Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 48L3443 do not feature OLED technology. The 48L3443 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
Across all the similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 48L3443 the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W. At only 16 Watts, the 48L3443 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
The display brightnesses of mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 48L3443 range from 160 cd/m² to 3,000 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 300 candellas per square meter, the Toshiba 48L3443 has one of the dimmer display brightnesses amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
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Running Costs Are OK
The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A++. The average running cost of the 48L3443 is £74 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 714 televisions of this type and age.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. 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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