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Toshiba 55HT1U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Toshiba 55HT1U. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the design and size are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the remote control, and there are some negative reviews about the glare and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba 55HT1U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Toshiba 55HT1U



dead after 1-1/2 years

Nov, 2012

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Toshiba 55" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV 55HT1U


I bought this for the bedroom because it was a very inexpensive TV with a great picture, and it serves its purpose perfectly. Buy some speakers, and maybe a better remote, and you'll be okay.

Great screen for the dollar

Sound is the worst I've ever heard on a TV. I read several reviews prior to purchase and had already ordered external speakers. But before hooking them up I had to try out the stock speakers. The highs and voice sound like they're coming from a laptop,...

Mar, 2011

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Excellent picture, issue with sound


Most folks won't care about the audio problem I have, and for this price, stereo-only is not so bad. I have full-size speakers, so I get plenty of "rumble" with the explosions, anyway, and surround sound is a little bit of a gimmick, so what the heck?

Excellent picture for the price with impressive options for adjusting. Plenty of HDMI inputs (3, not 2 as someone noted... look on the side for the 3rd)

Remote works if you point it directly at the "eye" only. Biggest problem is the picture delay. The video is delayed some due to the processing. So if you have the sound coming out of the source directly into your surround sound amp, the sound comes out...

Feb, 2011

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Would go bigger if I could...


I downsized from a 62 inch and missed the larger screen, but I raised the TV a little higher and I'm happier now...

Wonderful picture...GREAT price... I now own 4 Toshiba HDTV's 26 & 32 w/DVD, 37 & now 55 and have NO problems(still added extended warranties for them) I have mine sitting on the base and it seems very stable. The sound seems better than I thought it...

AIT shipping is NOT UPS, I had to go pick up TV from the shipper's warehouse in order not have to wait 4 more days... I guess you get what you pay for

Jan, 2011

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Great TV for a great price


Be warned: 55 inches is a BIG TV. It may not look like it in a store (if you do like I did and haunt the local electronics stores to compare pictures, you'll start thinking that 55" isn't so big. It is.) But, if you've got a big wall and a big room,...

After several weeks of research, and debating between various manufacturers and sizes (from 42" to 55"), I decided to take the plunge with a 55" when this TV dipped to $969. So far, I'm glad I did. I say "so far" because I'm only hooked up to basic...

The thing that stuck out to me was this: the stand that comes with the TV seems awfully flimsy. It's a nice big base, but there are only four little screws designed to hold this monster on that base, and it's a darn heavy TV. (Fortunately, I mounted...

Dec, 2010

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Good bang for the buck


Great picture for the price. There are some features lacking from my Sony. There are only 3 HDMIs, which I can live with, but not 4. There is no S-Video, which some may not care about. The composite video (Yellow-Red-White) is on the back, not on the...

Dec, 2010

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I ordered this T.V. on Dec.21st was told I would recieve it around Dec 31st. When i returned homw from the store Thursday morning the 23rd i had an email from the shipping company saying it would be delivered on the 28th. 5 minuites latter i got a...

Dec, 2010

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Good value


This is a large screen at a good price with no frills. The TV itself is reasonably attractive, and the picture quality seems good -- colors seem accurate, and blacks are consistent across the screen. Not a lot of connections (if you have an A/V...

Big Screen ; Good Picture ; Consistent Black levels ; Inexpensive for the size

Two HDMI inputs ; No special features

Dec, 2010

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Super Nice TV


Buy it.. you'll love it. Just make sure it won't be too big if you have a smaller room. Definitely connect it to a home theater system.

Bought this TV at your local Blue electronics store for $999 plus tax. I've been really happy with it. I do miss PIP but for this price, it'd be hard to find anything close to this TV. It is a huge TV, might be too big for some living rooms. You'll...

No PIP, Speakers are terrible but they usually are. I have mine connected to a fairly high end Yamaha surround system so that's not an issue for me. There also does seem to be a slight audio lag between the TV and the surround but you can usually...

Dec, 2010

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sony killer


this TV has blown me away,not just on the picture quality but the features as well,I bought this TV last last week and i cant help but compare it to my sony 55lcd 1080p the picture is so clear and the price is very reasonable for the size of 55LCD...

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2


Color of product:Black


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:55
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:120
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: No
Supported video modes:1080p


VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:7.87 x 15.7

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
On/Off timer: No
Sleep Timer: Yes


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Backlight: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:11
Package height:37.6
Package weight:1446.2
Package width:58.8


Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: No
Game mode: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Digital signal format system:ATSC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):16.9
Height (with stand):36.3
Weight with stand:1200
Width (with stand):52.3