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Toshiba 40RL938
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Toshiba 40RL938

40" 100Hz Oct 2012
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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10 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including Les Numeriques.com and erenumerique.fr this TV has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100.

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Toshiba has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other brands.

Supports Smart TV

The 40RL938 supports smart TV. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec do not support smart TV.

Alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the UE40H6590, or the UE40H6470 both from Samsung.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 40RL938 which do not have a wi-Fi, the Toshiba 40RL938 has a wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including the TX-L32E30, or the TX-42ASW654 both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE40H6470 which has better reviews.

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9999 Channels Quantitys

Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to the 40RL938 only have between 50 and 9,998 channels quantitys, however the Toshiba 40RL938 has 9999 channels quantitys.

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Three Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Ins

The Toshiba 40RL938 has more component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins than most of the mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. This Toshiba TV is a three component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in television compared to most of the TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 40RL938 which only have between one and two component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins.

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3D Comb Filter

This television has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

two USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The Toshiba 40RL938 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The Toshiba 40RL938 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by TVs that are a similar age to the 40RL938. The audio formats supported "MP4" is also supported by this TV.

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Quite Thin

Across all the televisions of this age and spec the depths range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 61mm. The 40RL938 has one of the thinner depths (only 38.2 millimeters) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 40RL938, the Toshiba 40RL938 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this television and we think the UE46ES8000S, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Toshiba 40RL938 is more than most similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Toshiba TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 4.43, PAL I and SECAM B/G are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of image formats supported by the Toshiba 40RL938 is more than most similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 10 Watts, the 40RL938 has a very low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 40RL938 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

The lightest mid-size TV that has been available for a comparable time to the 40RL938 is 1.4kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. At 13.2 kilograms, the 40RL938 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Quite Slow Response Time

Similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the 40RL938 have response times of between 2ms and 20ms, and the average response time is 8.3ms. The Toshiba 40RL938 has one of the slower response times (10 milliseconds) amongst TVs of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba 40RL938

Running Costs Are Average

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 40RL938 is £83, which is typical compared to the other 670 mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of a similar age and type to 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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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Toshiba released the 40RL938.

Average High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of 100 hertz, the 40RL938 has a fairly standard high frequency rate compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 40RL938.

We compared all the other 100Hz refresh rate TVs to this TV and we think the 42LV355, and the 32LW570 both from LG or the LOEWE Xelos 40 (£995.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a faster high frequency rate then you might also want to consider the Samsung UE40F6400 (120Hz and higher rated), the Haier LE39M7000 (120Hz and higher rated), or the LG 39LB5610 (120Hz and higher rated).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
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
Full HD Display
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Vertical
HD-Ready
Viewable Size, Horizontal
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Channels Quantity
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Video Apps
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
WLAN-Ready
Ethernet LAN
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
24p Support
Skype Function
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Manual

Expert Reviews

(2)
21 January 2013

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Prix
Dalle bien contraste
Bon taux de contraste et bon niveau de noir
3490 1 et 0 06 cdm
Lecteur multimdia compatible avec la majorit des fichiers
Des couleurs un peu froides
Une ractivit un peu molle
Pas de 3D
Tlcommande trop plastique
Lger clouding sur le modle test
24 December 2012

Sans briller par ses performances, ce téléviseur affiche une image tout à fait correcte. Cependant, pour un prix similaire, on trouve des téléviseurs avec la 3D, même au sein de la gamme...

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £80.28
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £82.11
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Energy Rating
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 40rl938, 40rl938g, 40rl938d, 40rl938f, 40rl938dg, 40rl938gschwarz
Barcodes 05900496522923, 05900496522930

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