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Toshiba 40RL953

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Toshiba 40RL953. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the connectivity and usability are generally positive. The sound and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the design. The durability and reliability get critical views.

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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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba 40RL953

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Toshiba 40RL953 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the color and connectivity. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably, but the energy efficiency and durability get negative views. Opinions about the remote control and usability are mixed.

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70% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Adrian Justins (techradar.com)

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

After successfully playing smart TV catchup with some of its more innovative rivals and increasing its television sales by over 30 per cent last year, Toshiba is now aiming to consolidate its position as a dominant force at the value end of the TV market.

May, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Toshiba 32RL953B review

 

Clear picture ; cheap price ; plenty of smart features ; good remote-control app

Bold but unsubtle colours ; lack of detail in black areas ; clunky interface

Great features, but not enough to redeem a disappointing performance

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Tony (reevoo.com)

Toshiba 32RL953B

 

Good image quality, access to home network and USB input. Generally very happy with the TV.

Only one USB socket, which is likely to be required for network adapter, meaning that you must disconnect from your network to access images/video from other USB sources. Factory set up too bright and garish and required some fiddling to get acceptable...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Barry (reevoo.com)

Toshiba 32RL953B

 

It's nice looking

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

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Tony (reevoo.com)

Toshiba 32RL953B

 

Good image quality, access to home network and USB input. Generally very happy with the TV

Only one USB socket, which is likely to be required for network adapter, meaning that you must disconnect from your network to access images/video from other USB sources. Factory set up too bright and garish and required some fiddling to get acceptable...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Pam (reevoo.com)

Toshiba 32RL953B

 

good picture and i player good once connected

A bit of a surprise re needing a dongle for receiving i player etc not made very clear in details. The handbook is a bit brief.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Dominic (reevoo.com)

Toshiba 32RL953B

 

Good screen with dark blacks and good colour representation Lots of inputs

Slow to start (around 10 seconds)

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Barry (reevoo.com)

Toshiba 32RL953B

 

It's nice looking

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

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Chay (reevoo.com)

Toshiba 32RL953B

 

Full 1080p HD screen, improving image quality on non HD channels. Wireless connectivity meaning you can stream music, audio and images from computer to the TV. Mutiple functions to improve image quality.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Dominic (reevoo.com)

Toshiba 32RL953B

 

Good screen with dark blacks and good colour representation ; Lots of inputs

Slow to start (around 10 seconds)

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus
Audio system:NICAM
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1
Display Diagonal:40
Display Diagonal (metric):40
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:100
Motion interpolation technology:AMR (Active Motion Rate)
Noise reduction: Yes
Response Time:10
Screen shape:Flat
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 2160p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Hotel mode:Y
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Hotel

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Child lock: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Local dimming: No
Teletext:500
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Smart TV: Yes
Video apps:Youtube

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC 4.43, PAL BG, PAL DK, PAL I, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K, SECAM L
Channels quantity:9999
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.24
Depth (with stand):8.5
Height:21.9
Height (with stand):24.1
Width:36.3
Width (with stand):36.3