This television received a score of 70% from TV expert review website Trusted Reviews.
One Toshiba 42L7453 owner considered that this TV was good value for money. Trusted Reviews said “Good price”.
One customer who bought this TV considered that it had a good stand.
Good Technical Features
One person thought it had good features. Two years ago Trustedreviews.com scored it 70 out of 100 and said “There are some interesting stand out features on the 42L7453DB – most notably its MediaGuide Replay system, low gaming lag” in their review of this TV.
One Toshiba 42L7453 reviewer reckoned that this TV was a squeeze to fit in. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned “Such ‘premium' HD TVs are finding themselves increasingly squeezed as the prices of 4K/UHD TVs plummet.”.
Toshiba has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other brands.
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Supports Smart TV
The 42L7453 supports smart TV. Most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years do not support smart TV.
There are a number of other televisions which support smart TV currently available which you might want to look at including the Samsung UE48H6700[plb_2232455_price], or the Philips 47PFH5609/88[plb_2227335_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Wi-Fi
The Toshiba 42L7453 has a wi-Fi, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42L7453 which do not have a wi-Fi.
The display brightness of the 42L7453 of 700 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest amongst mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. The average display brightness of mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42L7453 is 330 cd/m².
Four HDMI Ports Quantitys
Most televisions of this age and spec have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the Toshiba 42L7453 which has four HDMI ports quantitys.
Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The 42L7453 has a very fast motion interpolation frequency (1,500 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the 42L7453. The average motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago is 260Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencys range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of 30 Watts, the 42L7453 has one of the highest RMS rated powers amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The RMS rated powers of mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago range from 4W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.
3D Comb Filter
This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.
1080p Supported Video Modes
This television supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years.
Supports Eight Audio Formats Supporteds
The 42L7453 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs that came out around the same time as it. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by TVs of a comparable type and age to the 42L7453. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "AC3", "ADPCM", "LPCM", "OGG", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.
Very Fast Response Time
Across all the televisions of this age and type the response times range from 2ms to 20ms, and the average response time is 8.3ms. With a response time of only 5 milliseconds, the 42L7453 has one of the faster response times amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
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Poor 3D Picture Quality
One person who purchased it considered that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Two years ago Trusted Reviews said “Crosstalk and motion issues with 3D”.
Very Slow High Frequency Rate
Televisions that have been available for more than two years have high frequency rates of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 180Hz. The Toshiba 42L7453 has a fairly slow high frequency rate (only 50 hertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.
Alternative 50Hz refresh rate TVs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the 47L6453[pl_2290639_price], or the 32D1354[pl_2153925_price] both from Toshiba or the Samsung UE37C5100[plb_1661033_price].
If you would prefer a faster high frequency rate then you might want to look at the JVC LT-32C461[plb_3406110_price] (60Hz and higher rated), the Philips 40PFH4009[plb_2436845_price] (60Hz and higher rated), or the LG 32LY340[plb_2492930_price] (60Hz and higher rated).
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most TVs of this type and age do not have a built-in camera. The Toshiba 42L7453 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a built-in camera and we think the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung is also worth considering.
Only Supports Six Analog Signal Format Systems
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 42L7453 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly 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 and SECAM D/K are also supported by this Toshiba TV.
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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds
The 42L7453 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions that were launched around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by TVs of a similar type and age to the 42L7453. The image formats supported "BMP" is also supported by this Toshiba television.
Only Analog Tuner Type
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42L7453, the Toshiba 42L7453 does not feature OLED technology.
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Running Costs Are OK
The efficiency rating of this Toshiba television is A+, and the 42L7453 has an average 5 year running cost of £92 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 670 televisions of a comparable age and type.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size 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.
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this mid-size TV was released.
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At 49 millimeters, the Toshiba 42L7453 has a pretty average depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years.
Alternative 49mm thick televisions currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the UE32F5000[pl_2161641_price], or the UE32F5700[pl_1494117_price] both from Samsung.
High Frequency Rate
LED Backlighting Type
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Active Motion, AMR+ (Active Motion & Resolution)
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
Display Viewable Area (HxV)
927.93 x 521.96
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Screen Format Adjustments
4:3, 16:9, Auto
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-C, DVB, DVB-T, DVB, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL B, PAL BG, PAL, PAL D, PAL DK, PAL, PAL I, SECAM, SECAM B, SECAM B/G, SECAM, SECAM D, SECAM D/K
Channels Quantity (analog Signal)
NICAM Stereo, Dolby Digital Plus
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
DTS, Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
DTS 2.0, DTS 2.0 + Digital Out, DTS Premium Sound 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse
Ports & Interfaces
Digital Audio Coaxial Out
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
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Custom, Dynamic, Game, Movie, PC, Sports, Standard, Store
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