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Toshiba 42SL417U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The value for money and sound also get good reviews, but there are some mixed comments about the color. There are some less positive comments 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 42SL417U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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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.

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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)

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Toshiba 42SL417U

 

The ability to stream Netflix and other Internet sources , as well as the thin profile imparted by its edge-lit LED backlight , mark the Toshiba SL417U as a midrange HDTV these days. In its favor this set demands relatively little cash for those...

The Toshiba SL417U evinced relatively deep black levels in dark scenes and very good video processing. Its matte screen works well in bright rooms. Its Internet suite includes built-in Wi-Fi.

The SL471U's backlight fluctuated more than usual, causing black levels to vary depending on scene content. Colors were less accurate and lacked saturation. Its screen is brighter on the edges and the picture loses fidelity from off-angle worse than...

Albeit one of the least expensive Internet-capable LED TVs available, the Toshiba SL417U lags behind most of its competitors in terms of performance.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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"NEVER BUY TOSHIBA"

 

Not only did it break, but i had to spend hours on the phone because someone in the warranty department put that my warranty expired the day I bought the tv.

It was cheap,

it was cheap

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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

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