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Toshiba 40RL958B

Toshiba 40RL958B

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40" Edge-LED Flat Dec 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 & moreBuilt-in WiFi, Intel WiDi and web browserBuilt-in Freeview HD... More
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18 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Avforums.com all thought that concluded that they would recommend this mid-size TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This television was given a "Value for Money" award by Expert Reviews who wrote that this TV was great for its price.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and avforums.com the average expert rating of this TV is 80 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A few Toshiba 40RL958B reviewers concluded that the product was good value for money. Expert website Techradar.com scored it 5 stars and said in their Toshiba 40RL958B review four years ago “As versatile a TV as we've seen, Toshiba's diminutive 32RL958 is one of the best value 32-inch televisions around”. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Toshiba 40RL958B “Built-in Wi-Fi makes this 32in TV fantastic value”. Expert Reviews said three years ago “Outstanding value for money” in their Toshiba 40RL958B review.

One person who reviewed it thought it was cheap. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote “The 40RL958B is still a very attractive budget option, thanks to its surprisingly lengthy feature list” in their review.

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Good Picture Quality

One Toshiba 40RL958B reviewer thought it was good for watching standard definition TV. One Toshiba 40RL958B owner who reviewed it concluded that it was good for playing games on. Expert Reviews rated it 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Toshiba 40RL958B three years ago “Extremely responsive for gamers”.

One Toshiba 40RL958B owner considered that it had good picture quality.

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Good Connectivity

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Four years ago expert website Trustedreviews.com gave this TV a score of 4 stars and said “Their lack of any built-in Wi-Fi” in their review of this TV.

Good Value for Money

Expert Reviews highlighted in their review that this mid-size TV provided a good bang for your buck.

Good High Def TV

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Smart TV Features

One person concluded that this TV was good for watching TV catchup services. One person who purchased the product thought it was good for watching Freeview TV.

Good Technical Features

A few Toshiba 40RL958B reviewers reckoned that it had good features. Expertreviews.co.uk rated this TV 4 stars and mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “Such TVs often miss out on convenient features such as DLNA media streaming or internet connectivity” in their review.

Easy to Use

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. Expert Reviews said “Decent motion handling”. One customer concluded that the product was easy to use. Expert Reviews said “A decent gamma control has been removed” in their review of the Toshiba 40RL958B.

Good Standard Def TV

One Toshiba 40RL958B owner who bought it concluded that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Techradar.com said on Techradar “Freeview HD channels are handled exquisitely, with the relatively small Edge LED-backlit LCD panel offering clean standard definition and H”.

Good Product Quality

One person who bought the Toshiba 40RL958B reckoned that it was good quality. Expert Reviews scored this TV 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “Good picture quality for its price”.

Good Brand

Toshiba mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs Toshiba is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Supports Smart TV

The 40RL958B supports smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the 40RL958B do not support smart TV.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the 40RL958B which do not have a wi-Fi, the 40RL958B has a wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including the Samsung UE32H6410[plb_2236817_price] which has better reviews.

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2160p Supported Video Modes

The 40RL958B supports a better video mode than most comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. This TV supports a 2160p supported video modes, whereas most televisions that are a comparable age to it support a 1080p supported video modes. In addition, this television support 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p and 720i and 720p supported video modess.

A 2160p supported video modes is in fact the best supported video mode across all mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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

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9999 Channels Quantitys

The Toshiba 40RL958B has more channels quantitys than most of the TVs of this age and spec. Most of the similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago only have between 50 and 9,998 channels quantitys, however this television has 9999 channels quantitys.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many televisions of this type and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D

The Toshiba 40RL958B is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 40RL958B does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 40RL958B also do 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 Samsung UE40F7000[plb_1494094_price] is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems

The 40RL958B has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this television. 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 TV.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 40RL958B do not feature OLED technology. The 40RL958B is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

With a weight of 12.5 kilograms, the Toshiba 40RL958B is quite heavy compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. The average weight of TVs of this age and spec is 10kg.

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Quite Slow Response Time

At 10 milliseconds, the 40RL958B has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The response times of TVs of a similar spec and age to the 40RL958B range from 2ms to 20ms, and the average response time is 8.3ms.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba 40RL958B

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the 40RL958B is £80 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 670 mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been available 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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Released Over Four Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over four years.

Average Depth

At 57 millimeters, the 40RL958B has a fairly typical depth compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years.

If you are not worried about having a thicker depth then you might also want to consider the LOEWE Xelos 40[plb_1350929_price] (65mm).

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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
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
24p Support
Local Dimming
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
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
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Manual

4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(4)
10 March 2013

Many smart features, Freeview HD and built-in Wi-Fi makes this 32in TV fantastic value...

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Good black levels and contrast
Accurate colours
Builtin WiFi
Extremely responsive for gamers
Decent motion handling
Viewing angles could be better
A decent gamma control has been removed
App issues
Unhelpful interface when setting up WiFi connection
Places online service needs more content
19 January 2013

Avforums.com

The Toshiba RL958B was introduced at IFA, Berlin in September 2012 with a host of new features to augment the range. We know there's no more cut-throat a market than that for 32 inch LED/LCD TVs... Read more…

20 December 2012

Despite its rather feeble audio and minor issues showing dark scenes, the 40RL958B is still a very attractive budget option, thanks to its surprisingly lengthy feature list and a picture quality...

Trusted Reviews

20 December 2012

As versatile a TV as we've seen, Toshiba's diminutive 32RL958 is one of the best value 32-inch televisions around. Freeview HD channels are handled exquisitely, with the relatively small Edge...

Techradar

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Electricity cost when switched on £77.88
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £79.71
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0.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.4 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.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba 40rl958, toshiba 40rl958b
Barcodes 05900496522947

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