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Toshiba 40RL953B

40" Full HD Edge-LED Flat Mar 2012
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
Reasonably priced
Nice design
Good high def TV

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Some customers mentioned that it was good value for money. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert website CNET.co.uk five years ago “The 40-inch Toshiba 40RL953B offers a big screen size at an affordable price”. In the same month Whathifi.com said in their Toshiba 40RL953B review “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 rated the product 70 out of 100 and mentioned “The 32RL953 feels like good value for money thanks to the quantity”.


Design

Nice Design

A number of customers said in their reviews that the product was good looking. Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review on CNET.co.uk “It's build a stylish TV for a modest price” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Computeractive.co.uk mentioned “It's still a good looking set” in their Toshiba 40RL953B review.

One customer said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Expert website Whathifi.com said five years ago “In ergonomic terms”.

One Toshiba 40RL953B owner said in their reviews that this TV was neat. Itproportal.com mentioned “Toshiba Places is a neatly integrated, great-looking web portal with some high-profile apps, while the operatin” in their review of the Toshiba 40RL953B.

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Robust

One customer said in their reviews that it was well made.


Features

Inferior Technical Features

One Toshiba 40RL953B owner who purchased it wrote that it did not have good features. Expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned “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”.


Reviews

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

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

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

One customer who purchased this TV thought it had good sound quality. Trustedreviews.com said “The 32RL953 would have better sound” in their Toshiba 40RL953B review.

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the 40RL953B of only 10 Watts is one of the lowest amongst TVs of this age and type. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV is 4W and the highest is 1,000W.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer who purchased this TV reckoned that it was thick. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote “We expected to find an attractive, affordable 40-inch TV with decent performance and broad multimedia capability.” in their review although they scored the product 60 out of 100.

Average Depth

At 57 millimeters, the Toshiba 40RL953B has a pretty average depth compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the 47LM669s (32.9mm and cheaper), or the 42LM3400 (£499) (76.5mm and cheaper) both from LG.

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Display

Good High Def TV

A number of Toshiba 40RL953B owners who reviewed it thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote “However, while it's a decent performer with HD material” in their review of the Toshiba 40RL953B.

Good Picture Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Toshiba 40RL953B was good for watching standard definition TV. Trustedreviews.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Toshiba 40RL953B on Trusted Reviews “Better standard definition pictures.”.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many 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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Not 3D

The 40RL953B is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might be worth considering include the UE48H6400 (£549.99), or the UE48H6200 (£534.69) both from Samsung or the LG 47LB650 (£567.29).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most frequently found comb filter on TVs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

At 10 milliseconds, the Toshiba 40RL953B has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for a comparable time to this TV. Across all the medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this television the response times range from 2ms to 20ms, and the average response time is 7.6ms.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inches television.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the LG 42LN570V (42" and cheaper); or the Sony KDL-42W807A (£599.99) (42" and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was March 2012 when Toshiba released the 40RL953B.


Smart TV

Good Smart TV Features

One Toshiba 40RL953B reviewer wrote that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Five years ago Techradar.com mentioned in their Toshiba 40RL953B review on expert review site Techradar “After successfully playing smart TV catchup with some of its more innovative rivals”.

One person concluded that this TV was good for watching Freeview TV. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com said in their review of the Toshiba 40RL953B “Freeview HD is also built-in, so”.

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Supports Internet TV

The Toshiba 40RL953B supports internet TV. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this television also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The 40RL953B supports Smart TV, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this television.

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Supports One Video Apps

The Toshiba 40RL953B has a greater number of video apps than most televisions of this age and spec. This television supports a YouTube video apps, which is the most commonly supported video apps supported by similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 40RL953B supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi to this TV and we think the Philips 48PFS5709 (£549.99) which is cheaper; or the LG 47LB650 (£567.29), and the Samsung UE48H6400 (£549.99) both of which have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Toshiba 40RL953B supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this television also support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Toshiba 40RL953B has an ethernet port, as do most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

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Performance

Has a Child Lock

The Toshiba 40RL953B has a child lock. Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also have a child lock.

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Supports 24p

The 40RL953B supports 24p. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this television also support 24p.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The 40RL953B does not feature local dimming. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The 40RL953B has a game mode. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a game mode.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The 40RL953B has a PC in (D-Sub) port. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Toshiba 40RL953B has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The 40RL953B has a desktop stand included. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have a desktop stand included.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Toshiba 40RL953B has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05900496521230

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