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Toshiba 50L2556

Toshiba 50L2556

50" Edge-LED 1200:1 Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Typical Contrast Ratio Release Date
Focus on every high-quality detail of your music, videos and photos with this slim, affordable Full HD TV. The Toshiba L2 series is the ideal setting for all your entertainment - whether you want... More
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7 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

This large TV has an efficiency rating of A++, and the 50L2556 has an average 5 year running cost of only £71 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the cheapest to run similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year.

Good Brand

Toshiba has good average ratings across all televisions, however it has unexceptional ratings specifically for its large TVs.

2160p Video Mode

The Toshiba 50L2556 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than most TVs of this type and age. Most TVs that are a similar age to it support a 480p video mode. This TV also support 480i, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p and 1080i and 1080p video modes.

A 2160p video mode is in fact the best supported video mode across all TVs that are a comparable age to the 50L2556.

The worst supported video mode across similar types of TV is 360p.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Toshiba 50L2556 is more than most comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs of a comparable age and type to the 50L2556. The audio formats "AAC", "ADPCM", "LPCM" and "WAV" are also supported by this television.

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Supports Twelve Video Formats

supports twelve video formats

The number of video formats supported by the Toshiba 50L2556 is more than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 50L2556. The video formats "3GP", "FLV", "M-JPEG", "M2TS", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "MPEG", "MPG", "VOB" and "XVID" are also supported by this television.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of only 62 kilowatt hours, the 50L2556's annual energy consumption is one of the lowest amongst TVs of this spec and age. The average annual energy consumption of similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 50L2556 is 110kWh.

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Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on televisions of this type and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 50L2556 have a WiFi connection, however the Toshiba 50L2556 does not have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the LG 55LF652[plb_2841133_price], or the Sony KDL-50W755[plb_2796447_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 50L2556 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other televisions of this age and type do support smart TV features.

Alternative televisions which also support smart TV features that you might want to consider include the LG 55LF652[plb_2841133_price], or the Sony KDL-50W755[plb_2796447_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The 50L2556 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 50L2556 are also not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the LG 55LF652[plb_2841133_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Toshiba 50L2556 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other televisions that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The 50L2556 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most large TVs that have been available for a similar time to 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 PAL BG, PAL I, SECAM D/K and SECAM L are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The 50L2556 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of this spec and age. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of a similar type and age to the 50L2556. The image format "BMP" is also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 50L2556 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions that were released more than a year ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 50L2556 range from 10W to 60W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. With an RMS rated power of only 14 Watts, the 50L2556 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 50L2556.

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Very Slow Response Time

With a response time of 9.5 milliseconds, the 50L2556 has a very slow response time compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age. The response times of large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 50L2556 range from 6ms to 9.5ms.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba 50L2556

Released Over a Year Ago

Toshiba released the 50L2556 over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on large TVs that were launched around the same time as 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
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
Aspect Ratio
Display Viewable Area (HxV)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
SCART Port
USB 2.0 Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
Management Features
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Panel Lock
On Screen Display Language
Programming Period
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Mercury Content
Peak Luminance Ratio
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
RoHS Compliance Certificate
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Remote Control Type
Manual
Warranty Card

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £68.90
Electricity cost when on standby £1.28
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Total running cost over 5 years £70.18
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Energy Rating
0.35T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.35 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba 50l2556, toshiba 50l2556d, toshiba tv50l2556, toshiba 50l2556db, toshiba tv50l2556d, refurbished 50l2556, toshiba tv50l2556db, refurbished 50l2556d, refurbished 50l2556db
Barcodes 05900496532939

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