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Toshiba 40RL953

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and connectivity. The sound and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the tuner. There are some less positive reviews about the remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba 40RL953 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 30 user reviews of Toshiba 40RL953 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Toshiba 40RL953B 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED Smart TV with Freeview HD (New for 2012)

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Toshiba 40RL953


Toshiba's latest 40in TV is a solid but flawed budget option.

Excellent design ; Aggressive price ; Fair picture quality

Not enough online content ; Tuner pictures - especially standard def ones - lack sharpness ; Clumsy remote control

Heading next into the Toshiba Places online "zone" (after wishing the remote had a dedicated button for accessing it), first impressions are strong thanks to the service’s really pretty interface.


Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: Yes
Application Store (IPTV): Yes
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming: No
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):Unknown
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9