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Toshiba 40L1543

40" Full HD 4000:1 50Hz Jan 2015
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type Contrast Ratio (typical) High Frequency Rate Release Date £75.48 Electricity cost over 5 years
Running costs are low
Full HD
Toshiba TVs have good reviews

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Energy

Running Costs Are Low

This Toshiba TV has an efficiency rating of A+, and the 40L1543 is in the cheapest 17% of all 661 medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 40L1543 will cost only £76 over 5 years to run.


Reviews

Toshiba TVs Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,384 owner and expert reviews (including 166 verified purchases) for Toshiba televisions and found that on average Toshiba has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Toshiba has good ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 92% of those that bought a Toshiba TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was January 2015 when Toshiba released the 40L1543.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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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Not 3D

The 40L1543 is not 3D. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this television are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth considering include the LG 42LW579, or the Samsung UE48H6700.

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Quite Slow High Frequency Rate

When compared to other televisions of this age and spec, the high frequency rate of the 40L1543 of only 50 hertz is one of the slowest. The average high frequency rate of similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as this television is 220Hz.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 50Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including the Samsung UE46EH5000W which has better reviews.

If this Toshiba TV high frequency rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the 50PFH5300 (60Hz), or the 40PFK4100 (£420.93) (60Hz) both from Philips.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inches television.

If this TV display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the 42LF561 (42" and higher rated), the 42LF5610 (£294.99) (42" and higher rated), or the 42LF580 (£299) (42" and higher rated) all from LG.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The 40L1543 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other televisions of this type and age which support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the LG 42LW579, or the Panasonic TX-47AS650.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The 40L1543 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years which have an ethernet port.

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Smart TV

Does Not Support Smart TV

The 40L1543 does not support Smart TV, unlike most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The 40L1543 does not support internet TV, unlike most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years which support internet TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The 40L1543 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The 40L1543 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years also have a desktop stand included.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Toshiba 40L1543 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this television also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Audio

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The Toshiba 40L1543 has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 16 Watts) amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age. Across all the TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 1,000W.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

At only 27 millimeters, the 40L1543 has a very thin depth compared to most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as this TV. The depths of similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV range from 3.5mm to 100mm.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 40l1543dg
Barcodes 05900496533127

Toshiba 40L1543 Review Sources

To prepare this Toshiba 40L1543 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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