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Toshiba 40RL953

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Toshiba 40RL953. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the connectivity and design. The sound and image quality are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the size and energy efficiency, and there are some mixed opinions about the usability.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 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 Comments about the color and connectivity are generally positive. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the remote control and usability are mixed, while many are critical about the energy efficiency and durability.

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70% 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)

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Adrian Justins (

Toshiba 40RL953 review


This mid-range Freeview HD screen is no triumph for Toshiba

Attractive design ; Decent on-demand service ; Good selection of picture tools ; Broad USB multimedia compatibility

Soft Freeview pics ; Occasional judder ; Beast of a remote control ; Toshiba Places needs to grow

The Toshiba 40RL953 is a mixed bag. It's tasty looking and is capable of delivering fairly decent images, but is inconsistent and too fussy about which sources it needs to do so.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Niall Magennis (

Toshiba 40RL953B review


The 40-inch Toshiba 40RL953B offers a big screen size at an affordable price. However, while it's a decent performer with HD material, it's less convincing when you're using it to watch standard-definition TV programmes.

Decent online features ; Low price ; Stylish design ; Good HD performance

Some motion blur ; Skin tones don't always look natural ; Remote is overly large ; Standard-def programmes look rough and ready

The Toshiba 40RL953B offers decent, but not spectacular, value for money. You get a lot of screen inches for a relatively low price, it's stylishly designed and its HD performance is pretty good.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Barry (

Toshiba 32RL953B


It's nice looking

The screen had white pixels on it ; The Samsung version is soooo ; Much better in every way