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Owner Reviews Are Excellent
The average owner rating of this television is exceptional based on 8 owner reviews.
Running Costs Are Low
The efficiency rating of this TV is A+. The average running cost of the 40L2436 is only £62 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more economic to run TVs of a similar age and type.
Two customers who bought it considered that it was thin. Dominic mentioned “Very efficient and thin, could do with a higher refresh rate” in his review of the Toshiba 40L2436. Techradar said “Super slim” in their review.
Good Product Quality
One person said that the product was good quality. Last year Danni Jordan said “Great quality, quick delivery!” in their review.
One customer reckoned that the Toshiba 40L2436 was smooth. Dominic mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Crisp, smooth images with deep blacks”.
Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. M. S. George scored the product very highly and said “An excellent TV, great value for money” in their review. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote two years ago “The curved TVs at IFA 2014, there are at least some affordable tellies aimed at your average punter after a bargain”.
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Good Picture Quality
One customer considered that it had a wide viewing angle. Techradar mentioned two years ago “Good viewing angle”.
Toshiba mid-size TVs have good reviews on average and across all TVs Toshiba is one of the better rated manufacturers.
2160p Supported Video Modes
The Toshiba 40L2436 supports a 2160p supported video modes which is better than the 1080p supported video modes supported by most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. In addition, this TV support 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p and 720i and 720p supported video modess.
A 2160p supported video modes is actually the best supported video mode amongst all mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 40L2436.
A 480p supported video modes is the worst supported video mode amongst similar types of television.
3D Comb Filter
This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many TVs that have been available for more than two years.
Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
The 40L2436 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 54 kilowatt hours) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Across all the mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 40L2436 the annual energy consumptions range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 75kWh.
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Inferior Remote Control
One customer reckoned that it did not have a good remote control. William Slater mentioned on Amazon “Only very slight problem is the remote/tv is slow to respond” in his review of the Toshiba 40L2436 but even so he still gave it a score of 80 out of 100.
Does Not Support Smart TV
The Toshiba 40L2436 does not support smart TV, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions that have been available for a similar time to the 40L2436 also do not support smart TV.
We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also support smart TV including the 47LM960[pl_1277857_price], or the 47LM760[pl_1308761_price] both from LG or the Samsung UE46C7000[plb_1661081_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
The 40L2436 does not have a wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 40L2436 also do not have a wi-Fi.
Other TVs which also have a wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the UN40H5500[pl_2373452_price], or the UE32F6400[pl_2161640_price] both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price] which also has a higher rating.
Very Slow High Frequency Rate
Similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago have high frequency rates of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 180Hz. At only 50 hertz, the Toshiba 40L2436 has a quite slow high frequency rate compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 40L2436.
Alternative 50Hz refresh rate TVs currently available which you might want to consider include the Samsung UE46EH5000[plb_1540970_price] which has better reviews.
If you want a faster high frequency rate then you might want to consider the Samsung T32E390[plb_3404279_price] (400Hz) which also has a higher rating.
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The 40L2436 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 40L2436 are also not 3D.
If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might want to consider the Samsung UE46C7000[plb_1661081_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most TVs of this spec and age do not have a built-in camera. The 40L2436 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Only Supports Five Analog Signal Format Systems
The 40L2436 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This Toshiba television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 40L2436. The analog signal format systems "PAL BG", "PAL I", "SECAM D/K" and "SECAM L" are also supported by this Toshiba TV.
Only Analog Tuner Type
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most frequently found tuner type on televisions of this type and age.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The 40L2436 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the 40L2436 also do not feature OLED technology.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of only 14 Watts, the Toshiba 40L2436 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst mid-size TVs of this age. TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 40L2436 have RMS rated powers of between 4W and 80W.
Only Supports Twelve Video Formats Supporteds
The 40L2436 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. This television supports an MKV video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by TVs of this type and age. The video formats supporteds "3GP", "AVI", "DAT", "FLV", "M2TS", "M4V", "MP4", "MPEG", "MPG", "VOB" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
Toshiba released the 40L2436 over two years ago.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable 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 Toshiba 40L2436 has a pretty standard depth (67 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 40L2436.
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High Frequency Rate
LED Backlighting Type
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
AMR (Active Motion Rate), Active Motion, Motion Rate
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