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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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
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.
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…
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