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Toshiba 32BL702

Toshiba 32BL702

32" Edge-LED Flat 40mm May 2012
Display Diagonal LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Depth Release Date
32 Full High Definition LED TV with built-in Freeview digital TV and USB playback of image, video and music files. - Full High Definition 1080p resolution- LED TV - slim design, better colour-... More
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12 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

Several customers said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Trustedreviews.com said on expert review site Trusted Reviews “The 32BL702 can look quite compelling for its money.” in their review of this TV. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus three years ago “The Toshiba 46BL702 is a pretty good TV—for the price” but they only scored it 60 out of 100.

One person who purchased the product said that it was a bargain for the price. Digital Versus mentioned “Exceptionally cheap”.

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Nice Design

One Toshiba 32BL702 owner said that it was good looking.

Good Size

One customer who purchased the Toshiba 32BL702 mentioned that it was thin. Four years ago Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Reasonably slim and uncontroversially designed” in their Toshiba 32BL702 review.

Good High Def TV

One Toshiba 32BL702 reviewer who purchased this TV thought it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Picture Quality

One Toshiba 32BL702 owner who reviewed this TV thought it had good colour saturation. Digital Versus wrote in their review “Colours and contrast generally good”.

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 1,217 user and expert reviews for Toshiba TVs and found that on average Toshiba has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Toshiba has good reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs.

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3D Comb Filter

This television has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The 32BL702 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (360 candellas per square meter) amongst TVs of this age. The average display brightness of similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 32BL702 is 330 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 160 cd/m² to 1,500 cd/m².

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Supports Eleven Video Formats Supporteds

supports eleven video formats supporteds

The number of video formats supported by the Toshiba 32BL702 is more than most televisions of this spec and age. This TV supports an MKV video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by televisions that are a similar age to the 32BL702. The video formats supporteds "AVC", "AVI", "DAT", "H.264", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "MPG" and "XVID" are also supported by this Toshiba television.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the 32BL702 is more than most televisions of a comparable age and type to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by televisions of a comparable type and age to the 32BL702. The audio formats supporteds "HE-AAC", "LPCM" and "MP4" are also supported by this Toshiba television.

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Has One Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the 32BL702 is more than most similar spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly found smart modes is Game, but this smart modes is not found on this Toshiba television. The smart modess Hotel are also found on this TV.

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Quite Thin

At only 40 millimeters, the Toshiba 32BL702 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 32BL702. The depths of mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 32BL702 range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 61mm.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 40mm thick TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba 32BL502[plb_1400139_price].

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and techradar.com/au/ this TV has an overall expert rating of 58 out of 100. That puts this television in the bottom 7% of all the televisions of a similar age and type.

Difficult to Use

One customer said in their reviews that the product was not easy to use the menus. Digital Versus wrote in their review of this TV three years ago “Image settings not amazing” .

One Toshiba 32BL702 owner wrote in their reviews that it was not easy to handle. Techradar.com gave it a score of 3 stars and wrote on expert website Techradar four years ago “A generally poor handling of standard definition sources, Toshiba's back-to-basics 40BL702B might appeal to Virgin Media, BT Vision” in their review of the Toshiba 32BL702.

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Inferior Standard Def TV

One Toshiba 32BL702 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was not good at displaying standard definition TV.

Inferior Sound Quality

One Toshiba 32BL702 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it did not have good sound quality. Digital Versus mentioned in their review “Mediocre sound”.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The Toshiba 32BL702 does not have a wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the 32BL702 also do not have a wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a wi-Fi which you might want to look at including the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the JVC LT-32C740[plb_2659606_price], or the LG 42LB670[plb_2232215_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

Most similar spec televisions that have been available for more than two years do not support smart TV. The 32BL702 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV.

There are a number of other televisions which also support smart TV which you might also want to consider including the Samsung UN32EH5300[plb_403263_price], the LG 42LB730[plb_2233840_price], or the Salora 49LED9112[plb_2744944_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The 32BL702 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 32BL702 are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might want to consider the 42LW579[pl_326450_price], or the 47LB670[pl_2232214_price] both from LG or the Philips 48PFK6409[plb_2201783_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 32BL702, the 32BL702 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the TX-L47WTW60[pl_1974164_price], or the TX-47ASW804[pl_2382069_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE46ES8000S[plb_1355897_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

TVs of this spec and age have motion interpolation frequencys of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz. The Toshiba 32BL702 has a very slow motion interpolation frequency (only 50 hertz) compared to most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the 32BL702.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of image formats supported by the 32BL702 is more than most televisions of a similar age and spec to it. This Toshiba television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Toshiba 32BL702 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 12 Watts, the 32BL702 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the 32BL702. The average RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 32BL702 is 18W, and the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 80W.

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba 32BL702

Released Over Four Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over four years.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Response Time
Display Brightness
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Channels Quantity
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
SCART Ports Quantity
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Smart Modes
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
24p Support
Local Dimming
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries 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...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 32bl702, 32bl702b, toshiba 1080, toshiba 1080p, toshiba 32bl702, toshiba 32bl702b
Barcodes 05900496521186

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