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Toshiba 48L3553

Toshiba 48L3553

48" 50Hz Edge-LED Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Release Date
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£72.88 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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10 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

One customer reckoned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Toshiba 48L3553 “Vision quality great”.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Toshiba Has Good TV Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Toshiba televisions and also specifically for Toshiba mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the 48L3553, the 48L3553 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Toshiba 48L3553 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age do not have a WiFi connection.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on TVs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Toshiba 48L3553 is more than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is PAL, 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 TV.

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Supports Seven Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Toshiba 48L3553 is more than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the 48L3553. The audio formats "AC3", "ASF", "IMA-ADPCM", "LBR", "LPCM" and "MS-ADPCM" are also supported by this television.

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Features Two Video Apps

The number of video apps featured on the 48L3553 is more than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This Toshiba TV features a YouTube video app, which is the most frequently featured video app featured on TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 48L3553. The video app "NetFlix" is also featured on this television.

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Very Thin

With a thickness of only 28 millimeters, the 48L3553 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for a similar time to the 48L3553. Mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 48L3553 have thicknesses of between 7mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 66mm.

If you are not concerned about having a thicker thickness then you might want to consider the Toshiba 40L1533[plb_2699643_price] (27mm).

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8 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

Some Toshiba 48L3553 owners considered that it was not easy to use. Amazon Customer said “The remote control/ television response is poor, there is only a limited response user area”.

Inferior Remote Control

Two customers said in their reviews that the product did not have a good remote control.

Not 3D Compatible

The 48L3553 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 48L3553, the 48L3553 does not have a built-in camera.

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Quite Slow Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of only 50 hertz, the 48L3553's refresh rate is one of the slowest amongst televisions of this spec and age. The refresh rates of televisions that have been around for around the same time as the 48L3553 range from 50Hz to 800Hz, and the average refresh rate is 110Hz.

If this TV refresh rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the LG 49LF5400[plb_2925706_price] (60Hz) which is also higher rated.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The 48L3553 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions that have been around for more than a year. The image format "BMP" is also supported by this Toshiba TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than a year, the 48L3553 does not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other televisions which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the Samsung UE32J4500[plb_3059439_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 15.5 kilograms, the Toshiba 48L3553's weight is one of the heaviest amongst mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago. Mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 48L3553 have weights of between 3.6kg and 18kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba 48L3553

OK Running Costs

This mid-size TV has an efficiency rating of A++, and the 48L3553 is typical compared to the other 344 TVs of this type and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 48L3553 will cost £73 over 5 years to run.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this television was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to 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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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
Typical Contrast Ratio
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Response Time
Display Brightness
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Viewable Area (HxV)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Channel
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Video App
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
S-Video Input Port
Digital Audio Coaxial Out Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Panel Lock
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Programming Period
Performance
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Game Mode
24p Playback
Extended PVR
Stored Teletext Page
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Mercury Content
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
RoHS Compliance Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight

User Reviews

(2)
(Verified Purchase)

The remote control/ television response is poor, there is only a limited response user area which means that one has to sit in a specific part of the room to operate it. Hence, changing channel,... Read more…

Reviewed 10 October 2015 by Opal
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased with this item, would recommend it.

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £70.51
Electricity cost when on standby £2.37
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Total running cost over 5 years £72.88
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Energy Rating
0.36T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.36 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba 48l3553, toshiba 48l3553d, toshiba 48l3553db
Barcodes 05900496532861

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