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Toshiba 32RL953

Toshiba 32RL953

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32" Edge-LED Flat Mar 2012
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
Full HD 1080p LED Smart TV - more High Definition content & connectivity for your home. Built-in YouTube, BBC iPlayer, Facebook & moreLED TV super slim design, better colourBuilt-in Freeview HD... More
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17 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This TV was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews who decided that this mid-size TV was good.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Cnet.co.uk scored the Toshiba 32RL953 70 out of 100 and wrote “The 40-inch Toshiba 40RL953B offers a big screen size at an affordable price”. Expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned four years ago “Toshiba has regained its form of late, so we were excited to see this affordable set in our testing rooms” . Itproportal.com said “The 32RL953 feels like good value for money thanks to the quantity”.

Nice Design

Several people wrote in their reviews that this TV was good looking. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk “It's build a stylish TV for a modest price” in their review and gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100. Expert review site Computeractive.co.uk mentioned in their Toshiba 32RL953 review “It's still a good looking set”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was neat. Itproportal.com scored it 4 stars and wrote “Toshiba Places is a neatly integrated, great-looking web portal with some high-profile apps, while the operatin” in their review of this TV.

One Toshiba 32RL953 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Expert website Whathifi.com said “In ergonomic terms” in their review of the Toshiba 32RL953 but in spite of that they scored it 3 stars.

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Good High Def TV

A few Toshiba 32RL953 reviewers thought this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “However, while it's a decent performer with HD material”.

Good Smart TV

One Toshiba 32RL953 owner considered that this TV was good for watching Freeview TV. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “Freeview HD is also built-in, so” nonetheless they only gave the Toshiba 32RL953 a score of 60 out of 100.

One Toshiba 32RL953 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote “After successfully playing smart TV catchup with some of its more innovative rivals”.

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Good Standard Def TV

One Toshiba 32RL953 owner thought it was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Good Picture Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good for watching standard definition TV. Four years ago Trustedreviews.com mentioned “Better standard definition pictures.” in their review of this TV and rated the Toshiba 32RL953 5 stars.

Good Sound Quality

One Toshiba 32RL953 reviewer thought it had good sound quality. Four years ago Trustedreviews.com rated this TV 5 stars and wrote “The 32RL953 would have better sound”.

Robust

One person who bought this TV concluded that it was well made.

Good Size

One person who reviewed the Toshiba 32RL953 thought it was thick. Four years ago expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their Toshiba 32RL953 review “We expected to find an attractive, affordable 40-inch TV with decent performance and broad multimedia capability.” nonetheless they only scored it 3 stars.

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 1,218 expert and owner reviews, Toshiba has good reviews for its televisions. Toshiba also has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range compared to other manufacturers.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The 32RL953 has a wi-Fi, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 32RL953 which do not have a wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a wi-Fi and we think because of it's better review score, the UE32H4580[pl_2256428_price], and the UE40H6400[pl_2236818_price] both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV

The Toshiba 32RL953 supports smart TV, unlike most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the 32RL953 which do not support smart TV.

We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 47LB652[plb_2503424_price], and the Samsung UE40H6203[plb_2531642_price] is also worth considering.

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9999 Channels Quantitys

The 32RL953 has more channels quantitys than most of the TVs of this age and type. This television is a 9,999 channels quantity TV compared to most of the similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 32RL953 which only have between 50 and 9,998 channels quantitys.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 32RL953 is 330 cd/m². The Toshiba 32RL953 has a quite bright display brightness (400 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.

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Has One Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the Toshiba 32RL953 is more than most televisions of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently found smart modes is Game, but this smart modes is not found on this Toshiba TV. The smart modess Hotel are also found on this television.

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9 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, CNET.co.uk and whathifi.com this TV has an overall expert rating of 68 out of 100.

Inferior Technical Features

One customer mentioned that it did not have good features. Expert review site Itproportal.com wrote four years ago “Toshiba’s RL9 series of LED TVs are designed to offer great value for money without stripping away all the sexy features found on its premium TVs”.

Not 3D

Most televisions of a similar type and age to the 32RL953 are not 3D. The Toshiba 32RL953 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], the Haier LE39M7000[plb_2470601_price], or the Philips 47PFT6309[plb_2227281_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 32RL953 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 32RL953 also do 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 UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems

The 32RL953 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 NTSC 4.43, PAL BG, PAL DK, PAL I, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K and SECAM L are also supported by this Toshiba TV.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the 32RL953 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 32RL953. The RMS rated powers of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 32RL953 range from 4W to 80W.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most commonly found tuner type on comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Toshiba 32RL953 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 32RL953 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Slow Response Time

With a response time of 16 milliseconds, the 32RL953 has one of the slower response times amongst TVs of this age. The fastest response time of TVs of a comparable age and type to the 32RL953 is 2ms, the slowest is 20ms, and the average response time is 8.3ms.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba 32RL953

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. 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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Released Over Five Years Ago

Toshiba released the 32RL953 over five years ago.

Average Depth

At 57 millimeters, the 32RL953 has a relatively average depth compared to most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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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
Video Apps
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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
WLAN-Ready
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Smart Modes
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Hotel Mode
Performance
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
24p Support
Local Dimming
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Manual

1 Award

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

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13 February 2013

The 32in Toshiba 32RL953 is one of the cheapest and smallest smart TVs available, but it's still a good looking set. It has fewer sockets than most of the competition, with only 2 HDMI ports as... Read more…

16 November 2012

On the plus side, the Toshiba 32RL953B isn?t wanting for ports. As well as three HDMI cables for all your set top boxes and whatnot, you?ll find a USB port too for loading up all your digital... Read more…

8 October 2012

Toshiba has regained its form of late, so we were excited to see this affordable set in our testing rooms.In ergonomic terms, the is not the slickest, with the TV programme guide looking a bit... Read more…

24 August 2012

It seems 32-inch models have become a popular choice among consumers looking to replace their existing bedroom TVs, so it?s no wonder that major brands are flocking to cash in. Users who invest in... Read more…

20 July 2012

The 40-inch Toshiba 40RL953B offers a big screen size at an affordable price. However, while it's a decent performer with HD material, it's less convincing when you're using it to watch...

2 July 2012

In an ideal/impossible world, the 32RL953 would have better sound, a more content-rich online service, and better standard definition pictures. But of course, we live in a world of harsh financial...

Trusted Reviews

29 June 2012

Despite its obvious picture limitations, the 32RL953 feels like good value for money thanks to the quantity and quality of features on board. Toshiba Places is a neatly integrated, great-looking...

1 May 2012

The Toshiba 40RL953 is a mixed bag. It's tasty looking and is capable of delivering fairly decent images, but is inconsistent and too fussy about which sources it needs to do so. Likewise, there...

In the wake of the highly impressive Toshiba 46YL853 and more than decent Toshiba 40RL858, we had high hopes for the Toshiba 40RL953. We expected to find an attractive, affordable 40-inch TV with...

24 April 2013

Selvfølgelig vinder Toshiba æren som bedst til prisen, da det koster det halve af det næstbilligste i testen ? kunne man tro. Men så let er det ikke at få denne udmærkelse. Vi har faktisk... Read more…

Clear picture, cheap price, plenty of smart features, good remotecontrol app
Decent online features
Low price
Stylish design
Good HD performance
Bold but unsubtle colours, lack of detail in black areas, clunky interface
Some motion blur
Skin tones don't always look natural
Remote is overly large
Standarddef programmes look rough and ready

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 32rl953, 32rl953b
Barcodes 05900496521216

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