On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews and whathifi.com this mid-size TV has an overall expert rating of 70 out of 100.
A few people wrote in their reviews that the Toshiba 42L6453 was good value for money. Waggie mentioned on Amazon “The TV's great for the price”. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews “Its attractive price and great MediaGuide Replay feature give you a couple of compelling reasons to consider buying a 42L6453DB” in their review. Whathifi.com mentioned “Reasonably aggressive price”.
Several people who purchased it agreed that it was a bargain for the price. Waggie mentioned in their review on Amazon “At the end of the day, what could you expect from a TV that's so cheap for its size”. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said in their Toshiba 42L6453 review “Next, check out our pick of the Best Cheap T”.
Good Picture Quality
A number of Toshiba 42L6453 reviewers wrote that this TV had good colour saturation. Waggie wrote in their review of the Toshiba 42L6453 on Amazon “The colours are vivid and its very sharp” however despite that they rated the product 3 stars. Whathifi.com wrote “Colours could be more natural and subtle”.
One customer thought the product was good for playing games on. Whathifi.com said in their review two years ago “Exceptionally low input lag great for gaming”.
Good High Def TV
Several Toshiba 42L6453 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Trustedreviews.com wrote in their Toshiba 42L6453 review on Trusted Reviews “What is the Toshiba 42L6453DB? The 42L6453DB is a 42-inch full HD Smart TV sitting one level below Toshiba's recently tested ‘premium HD' L7453DB series” but in spite of that they scored the Toshiba 42L6453 3 stars. Expert review site Whathifi.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “It has a bright and colourful HD”.
One person who purchased this TV thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Whathifi.com mentioned “Good connectivity”.
One Toshiba 42L6453 owner who purchased the product wrote that it was aesthetic. In October last year Waggie mentioned in their Toshiba 42L6453 review “This TV is great! Its design is aesthetically nice, being matte black on the bottom”.
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
We calculated the average reviews for all Toshiba TVs and also specifically for Toshiba mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good reviews.
Supports Smart TV
The 42L6453 supports smart TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42L6453 do not support smart TV.
We compared this television to all the other TVs which support smart TV and we think the LG 42LB730[plb_2233840_price], and the Salora 49LED9112[plb_2744944_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Has a Wi-Fi
The Toshiba 42L6453 has a wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 42L6453 do not have a wi-Fi.
We compared all the other TVs with a wi-Fi to this TV and we think the TX-L32E30[pl_30112_price], and the TX-32ASW604[pl_2227086_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung UN32H5500[plb_2589358_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Four HDMI Ports Quantitys
The 42L6453 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV.
1080p Supported Video Modes
This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on televisions that have been available for more than two years.
Supports Eight Audio Formats Supporteds
The number of audio formats supported by the 42L6453 is more than most TVs of this age and spec. This Toshiba TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by televisions that were launched more than two years ago. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "AC3", "ADPCM", "LPCM", "OGG", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.
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Very Slow High Frequency Rate
With a high frequency rate of only 50 hertz, the Toshiba 42L6453 has one of the slower high frequency rates amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The high frequency rates of TVs of this age and type range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz.
We compared all the other 50Hz refresh rate TVs to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32EM5[plb_1718466_price], the Samsung UE40EH5000[plb_1532379_price], and the Hannspree AD40UMMB[plb_1760008_price] is also worth considering.
Televisions with a faster high frequency rate that might also be worth looking at include the JVC LT-32C461[plb_3406110_price] (60Hz), the Philips 40PFH4009[plb_2436845_price] (60Hz), or the LG 32LY340[plb_2492930_price] (60Hz) which also has a higher rating.
The 42L6453 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of this spec and age are also not 3D.
If you are looking for 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.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42L6453, the 42L6453 does not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other televisions which also have a built-in camera to this television and we think the TX-L47WTW60[pl_1974164_price], or the TX-47ASW804[pl_2382069_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE46ES8000S[plb_1355897_price] is also worth considering.
Only Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems
The Toshiba 42L6453 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds
The 42L6453 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by televisions of this age and type. The image formats supported "BMP" is 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 comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as it.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 42L6453 do not feature OLED technology. The 42L6453 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
The Toshiba 42L6453 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 14 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. The average RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago is 18W.
Very High Annual Energy Consumption
The annual energy consumption of the 42L6453 of 620 kilowatt hours is one of the highest amongst similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42L6453. The average annual energy consumption of TVs of a comparable type and age to the 42L6453 is 75kWh.
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OK Running Costs
This mid-size TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and the 42L6453 has an average 5 year running cost of £82 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 670 comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of a comparable 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.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This mid-size TV has been on the market for over two years.
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