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Toshiba 42SL417U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Toshiba 42SL417U. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The price and image quality also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the color and remote control. There are some mixed views about the usability and sound.

image quality, price, design, durability

reliability, size, remote control, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba 42SL417U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba 42SL417U

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Toshiba 42SL417U from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Views about the design and price are on the whole positive. The usability and sound also get good reviews. The durability and remote control get less positive comments.

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size, reliability, remote control, durability

41% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Toshiba 42SL417U 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV with Net TV, Black (2011 Model)

Jul, 2015

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Expert review by: Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Toshiba 42SL417U

 

Toshiba SL417U series information: The review of the 42-inch Toshiba 42SL417U LED TV is based on our experiences with the 46-inch 46SL417U set. Also, the observations made apply to the 55-inch 55SL417U. Toshiba says that the three televisions have the...

Excellent picture and response time ; Thin, attractive bezel ; Built-in Wi-Fi, Ethernet ; Full suite of Internet apps and widgets

Very poor sound quality ; Media player slow to load content ; Slow user interface ; No backlighting in remote

The Toshiba 42SL417U looks great on paper and presents a terrific image, but its drawbacks keep it from truly fulfilling its value proposition.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: David Kender (televisioninfo.com)

Toshiba 42SL417U

 

The Toshiba 42SL417U certainly didn't leave us with an overwhelming sense of awe. In fact, it was more “Aw, this TV could have been a lot better.” You see what we did there? With poor color performance, a narrow viewing angle, and malfunctioning...

The Toshiba 42SL417U does not live up to its $1099 MSRP. While the black levels and contrast ratio are decent, the TV choked in our color performance tests. A viewing angle of 19 degrees is unacceptable in a time when engineers are finding news ways to...

Jun, 2011
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Expert review by: David Kender (reviewed.com)

Toshiba 42SL417U

 

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The Toshiba 42SL417U does not live up to its $1099 MSRP. While the black levels and contrast ratio are decent, the TV choked in our color performance tests. A viewing angle of 19 degrees is unacceptable in a time when engineers are finding news ways to...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: jjr (newegg.com)

Nice picture, needs sound

 

Really good picture, and refresh. Good price at the refurbished amount, plus a discount above that made it $514.00. The remote died within a couple of weeks, so i had to get a new one

dead remote ; Need a sound bar to get good sound

Jul, 2012
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