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TOSHIBA 43 inch smart LED product review

Since the evolution of the TV, man has been fascinated by the device and this Toshiba has brought a completely desirable 43-inch LED Full HD Smart TV. 

Somehow, Toshiba won’t be the leading edge name on TV it once was, but the Japanese giant has not given up the fight for your front room. Instead, it’s refocused its attention on a budget battle with brands like Hisense and TCL: smaller sets and lower prices. So, while the worth appends the Toshiba 43UK4B63DB may look low, it’s a part of the company’s flagship series.

 This Toshiba 43L5865 (43 inches) LED Full HD Smart TV with VIDAA features a display for your viewing pleasure. The ratio of this screen is 0.67292 to satisfy the newest standards and consumes as power (when running). Other features of this TV include Display Mirroring, Double USB Sharing, MHL, Screen Casting, SmartView, WiFi Direct, Smart VIERA, and Future Ready. Also, the entire speaker output of this TV is 16 W.

It’s fully fitted with HDR10 and Dolby Vision, a Dolby Atmos-badged audio system (produced in conjunction with Onkyo), and even a built-in microphone for Alexa and Google Assistant voice interaction. 

There aren’t more stops that Toshiba could have pulled out here. So read out our full review to understand about this 43-in TV and hope this will make your mind and convey it at home:

Let’s get started:

HD PICTURE QUALITY:

 HD picture quality was excellent. It did a superb job displaying the best detail of HD content. Color accuracy was acceptable, but below that of most models with flesh tones tending more toward orange. Color temperature was moderately on the cool side, lending images a bluish tone. The difference between the darkest blacks and brightest whites contrast is good, so images had depth and dimension. The deinterlacing and film mode operations are tremendous on HD content; there was little or no trace of jaggies on the sides of objects for video and film-based 1080i video content, like from cable.

VIEWING ANGLE:

 This Toshiba features a narrow viewing angle overall, below-average performance among TVs for this attribute. Only those seated directly ahead of the screen will see the best picture quality. Once you view the TV from the edges image quality is degraded significantly. The image showed a moderate loss of color, so flesh tones looked a touch washed out. 

When viewing the image from above or below eye level to the screen, the vertical viewing angle is excellent. The image showed minimal change in color, contrast, and black level.

4 K UHD PICTURE QUALITIES:

Overall UHD performance was decent. All native 4K content (non-HDR) we played on this model, including movies and test videos, was presented fully 4K detail with excellent fidelity when played back via the TV’s HDMI input. 

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR) PERFORMANCE:

HDR performance isn’t effective and lacked the enhancements in image quality expected from this capability. The display’s lack of high peak brightness capability (by HDR standards) limited its ability to point out the advantages of HDR to full effect. 

MOTION BLUR:

 This Toshiba TV has good motion performance, it often is better than average for LCDs with the essential 60Hz frame rate. This model doesn’t include a blur reduction feature.

SCREEN REFLECTIVITY:

 Though not as mirror-like as on some models, this screen surface is glossy and thus vulnerable to reflections from a close-by lamp or window. It does an honest job reducing glare from ambient light and maintains contrast during a brighter room environment.

SOUND QUALITY:

 This model has average sound quality. When watching a blockbuster movie, a concert, or television program, it delivers decent performance but falls in need of the higher performers. The speakers produce an excellent volume range so this model should play sufficiently loud in typical room environments and without obvious distortion. Most people would find this sound quality acceptable.

EASE OF USE:

Advanced remote with a built-in microphone and a reduced set of buttons that support on-screen menu navigation. The buttons aren’t backlit but the high contrast labeling is fairly readable during a dimly lit environment. It provides direct button access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO, and PlayStation Vue streaming services. The TV’s stand is 28 inches wide.

INTERNET FEATURES:

 This TV provides basic Internet functionality with a variety of applications via its “Fire OS” portal with access to a library of applications. Movie streaming services include Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Go, and HBO Now. This also includes built-in Alexa, a virtual assistant that allows using natural speech to ask questions, launch applications, and search programming via the remote’s built-in microphone.

CONNECTIONS:

 This model has three HDMI inputs one supports ARC (Audio Return Channel), one composite input, and no component input. It also has one USB port, optical digital audio out, a headphone out, an Ethernet port, WiFi wireless networking; Casting, which allows you to send streaming content from your mobile device to the TV via your home network.

Toshiba 43-inch LED Smart TV Full Specifications

General Specifications

  • Brand: Toshiba
  • Model: 43-inch 4K LED Smart TV (43U5050)
  • Display Size: 43 inch
  • Screen Type: LED
  • Resolution: Ultra HD (4K)
  • 3D: No
  • Smart TV: Yes
  • Curve TV: No
  • Series: U5050
  • Launch Year: 2020
  • Smart TV: Yes
  • Dimensions (mm): 961 x 560 x 83 
  • Dimensions with Stand (mm): 961 x 598 x 212 
  • Weight with Stand: 7.3kg
  • Weight without Stand: 7.0kg
  • Remote type: IR (Infra-red)
  • Power Consumption (In Use): 100W
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Package Contents: Television, remote, Batteries, Wall Mount, User Manual & Warranty Card

Display

  • Screen Size: 43 inch
  • Screen Resolution: 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • Resolution Type: 4K (Ultra HD)
  • Screen Type: LED
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Supported Video Formats: MP4, MPEG

Audio Features

  • Number of Speakers: 2
  • Audio Output: 24W
  • Sound Mode: Music, Speech, Sports, Standard, Theater
  • Supported Audio Formats: AAC, MP3

Ports and Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Ethernet: Yes
  • HDMI: 3
  • USB: 2
  • Headphone Jack: Yes, 1
  • RF Connectivity Input: Yes, 1

Smart TV Features

  • Operating System: Android
  • Voice Control: Yes
  • Smartphone Mirroring: Yes
  • Supported Apps: Netflix, YouTube, Hotstar, Prime Video

Verdict:

This is an honest TV from Toshiba and an enormous improvement from this former great in recent years. The sound performance is poor, but that’s not an insurmountable problem, as long as advice some sort of external sound source anyway.

The picture is solid at the least levels. For detail, for scaling, for contrast, and largely for color too, it performs well for its low price. The sole real reason to not buy this TV is that there are bigger and better ones available for similar money.

 Ultimately, the selection comes right down to how strict your budget and dimension criteria are, and therefore the relative prices at the time of purchase. What we will say, though, is that the Toshiba UK4B may be a decent TV for this price. 

Time for pros and cons:

PROS

  • Budget price
  • Plug-in Alexa microphone
  • Netflix / Amazon remote buttons

CONS

  • Not full HDR
  • Unreliable mute button
  • Sluggish smart platform
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