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Toshiba 40RL953

Toshiba 40RL953

40" 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 & more- LED TV super slim design, better colour- Built-in Freeview... More
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15 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

A few people reckoned that the Toshiba 40RL953 was good value for money. Cnet.co.uk rated the product 4 stars and wrote “The 40-inch Toshiba 40RL953B offers a big screen size at an affordable price”. Four years ago Whathifi.com mentioned “Toshiba has regained its form of late, so we were excited to see this affordable set in our testing rooms”. Expert review site Itproportal.com said “The 32RL953 feels like good value for money thanks to the quantity” in their review of this TV.

Nice Design

A number of Toshiba 40RL953 owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was good looking. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert review site CNET.co.uk “It's build a stylish TV for a modest price” and gave it a score of 70 out of 100. Expert website Computeractive.co.uk mentioned in their Toshiba 40RL953 review three years ago “It's still a good looking set”.

One Toshiba 40RL953 reviewer mentioned that this TV was neat. Expert review site Itproportal.com said “Toshiba Places is a neatly integrated, great-looking web portal with some high-profile apps, while the operatin”. One customer concluded that the Toshiba 40RL953 was ergonomic. Expert website Whathifi.com wrote in their review of the Toshiba 40RL953 “In ergonomic terms”.

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Good Smart TV

One Toshiba 40RL953 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com said four years ago “Freeview HD is also built-in, so”. One Toshiba 40RL953 owner said in their reviews that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Expert review site Techradar.com said “After successfully playing smart TV catchup with some of its more innovative rivals”.

Good High Def TV

Some people said in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said four years ago “However, while it's a decent performer with HD material”.

Robust

One customer who purchased the product mentioned that it was well made.

Good Size

One Toshiba 40RL953 reviewer mentioned that the Toshiba 40RL953 was thick. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ said in their review of this TV “We expected to find an attractive, affordable 40-inch TV with decent performance and broad multimedia capability.” nonetheless they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

One customer concluded that it was good quality. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned “At certain times the Toshiba 40RL953 is another quality budget offering from Toshiba” in their review of this TV and rated the product 4 stars.

Toshiba Has Good TV Reviews

Based on 1,217 expert and user reviews, Toshiba has good reviews for its TVs. Toshiba also has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range compared to other brands.

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Supports Smart TV

The 40RL953 supports smart TV, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years which do not support smart TV.

Alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available that you might also want to look at include the UE46H6203[pl_2544591_price], or the UE40H5203[pl_2676672_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The 40RL953 has a wi-Fi, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and type which do not have a wi-Fi.

Other televisions with a wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to look at include the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the JVC LT-32C740[plb_2659606_price], or the LG 42LB670[plb_2232215_price] which has better reviews.

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2160p Supported Video Modes

The 40RL953 supports a better video mode than most TVs of this spec and age. This television supports a 2160p supported video modes, whereas most similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago support a 1080p supported video modes. In addition, this TV support 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p and 720i and 720p supported video modess.

This television's video mode (2160p) is in fact the best supported video mode across all televisions of a comparable age and type to the 40RL953.

A 480p supported video modes is the worst supported video mode amongst similar types of television.

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9999 Channels Quantitys

Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the 40RL953 only have between 50 and 9,998 channels quantitys, however the 40RL953 has 9999 channels quantitys.

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3D Comb Filter

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

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the 40RL953 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 40RL953. The average display brightness of comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 40RL953 is 330 cd/m².

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Has One Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the 40RL953 is more than most televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently found smart modes is Game, but this smart modes is not found on this television. The smart modess Hotel are also found on this Toshiba television.

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10 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, CNET.co.uk and whathifi.com this television has an average expert rating of 65%.

Inferior Technical Features

One person who reviewed it considered that it did not have good features. Expert website Itproportal.com said 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” in their review of the Toshiba 40RL953 yet they still gave the Toshiba 40RL953 a score of 4 stars.

Difficult to Use

One customer said in their reviews that the Toshiba 40RL953 was not comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said in their Toshiba 40RL953 review “It's just a pity that for some reason it really doesn't seem comfortable with the pictures from its own tuner”.

Not 3D

Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D. The Toshiba 40RL953 is no exception to this as it too is 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 40RL953, the Toshiba 40RL953 does not have a built-in camera.

Alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the TX-L47WTW60[pl_1974164_price], or the TX-47ASW804[pl_2382069_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE46ES8000S[plb_1355897_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems

The Toshiba 40RL953 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly 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 television.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 10 Watts, the Toshiba 40RL953 has a very low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. TVs that are a comparable age to the 40RL953 have RMS rated powers of between 4W and 80W.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most frequently found tuner type on similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years, the 40RL953 does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Slow Response Time

Across all the mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago the response times range from 2ms to 20ms. At 10 milliseconds, the 40RL953 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the 40RL953.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba 40RL953

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 mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as 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 Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Toshiba released the 40RL953.

Average Depth

With a depth of 57 millimeters, the 40RL953 has a fairly typical depth compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

Other 57mm thick TVs currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba 32RL953[plb_1400159_price].

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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
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Manual

Expert Reviews

(10)
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...

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...

In some ways and at certain times the Toshiba 40RL953 is another quality budget offering from Toshiba. It's just a pity that for some reason it really doesn't seem comfortable with the pictures...

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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