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Toshiba 50L5200U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 255 reviews of Toshiba 50L5200U. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the design and sound are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency, while some have doubts about the black level and connectivity.

image quality, price, usability, sound, design

remote control, connectivity, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba 50L5200U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 248 user reviews of Toshiba 50L5200U from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People are impressed by the design and sound. The usability and price also get good feedback. The black level and remote control get negative views.

image quality, price, usability, sound, design

remote control, black level

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba 50L5200U 50-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED TV (Black)VIZIO XVT Series 21:9 Cinemawide 58-inch Class LED Smart TV with Theater 3DToshiba 50L5200U 50-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED TV (Black)

May, 2015

Expert review by: CNET (

Toshiba L5200U


The bare-bones Toshiba L5200 series offers respectable value for the money with fine picture quality for an edge-lit LED TV.

The Toshiba 5200 series has good all-around performance for the price, with relatively good black levels and shadow detail and minimal uniformity issues

Color accuracy is a problem, with occasional greenish midtones. The backlight can fluctuate slightly between light and dark material. Unlike some TVs at this price level, there's no 3D or Smart TV

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

Toshiba 50L5200U


Toshiba's L5200U HDTV line offers nice-looking LED-backlit screens that deliver solid color quality and a sharp HD picture, but come up short on contrast ratio and features.

Accurate colors. Good viewing angles. Robust audio output

No Internet connectivity. Only three HDMI ports. Mediocre contrast ratio

The Toshiba 50L5200U is an attractive 50-inch HDTV that delivers accurate colors and solid viewing angles, but it doesn’t offer much in the way of features compared with other similarly priced models. If you’re looking for an affordable, full-featured...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Caleb Denison (

Toshiba 50L5200U Review


Models in Toshiba L5200U series

Outstanding contrast and brightness ; Very good color performance ; Little to no light bleed ; Thin profile ; Reasonable price

Cheap-feeling stand and bezel ; Dated-looking remote ; No Internet connectivity ; Terrible on-board control buttons

The Toshiba 50L5200U makes an excellent solution as a wall-mounted, everyday watching TV and the price ain’t too shabby, either.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Lee Neikirk (

Toshiba 50L5200U


This model just can't compare to Toshiba's L7200U flagship series.

Overall, the Toshiba 50L5200U is a mediocre television.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: kurio_80 (

"Great Image, mainly used for Movies and Games, love it!"


When I first tried watching a live action movie I almost lost it and took the tv straight back! The soap opera effect is annoying, and it was causing pixilation whenever someone turned their head or moved there hands! However, I calmed down and did...

Great Value for Price! Image is great, low energy cost, decent sound for flat screen, 3 HDMI hook ups and one AV. Fiber Optic sound hookup. USB port. PC hook up. Love the image when watching HD movies, or playing HD games.

No WI-Fi and slow to power up. You have to turn clear rate off in order to get rid of soap opera effect and distortion when watching live action movies, but once off problem is solved.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: coalman (

Fantastic TV


Unbelievable clarity; picture seems to have depth even though this is not a 3D TV. Setup is a snap - this is the first TV I have owned that required zero adjustments (contrast, color, etc.) to obtain desired picture. Between the vivid and true colors,...

The only con related with this TV is it makes all of my other sets look really crummy. After watching programs on this Toshiba, even the picture on my 32" LCD, whose picture I thought was top notch, pales by comparison

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: CJJr (

Best TV Ever!


I love this TV! I never knew a picture could be this clear. The picture is so clear it almost appears as if you can touch the actors. I only wish I had purchased a larger screen. The sound is excellent even without any additional surround sound...

Jul, 2013