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5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect Replacment, 12 April 2013
Having purchased a Toshiba 60 inch rear projection TV some 10 years ago it finally had a fixable problem but the wife said "get rid of it .....its too BIG get a new one"
My two sons had recently bought 40" Samsung's these are OK but I though the way TVs go out of date these days I would get a Smart TV Looking at prices I thought I would be only able to afford a lesser manufacture's model.....However I stumbled across this Toshiba 46TL968B model at just £533 delivered great value, some sellers her on Amazon are still selling this model at £1600 +
The set its self arrived and being no techno freak I just about get by with this stuff, set the TV up via the terrestrial TV aerial and scanned for all channels YES got the Freeview HD channels too great ! Looking at the back of the set there is a F connector for satellite cable ? I had a dish lead too when we had Sky so I connected it .....it only has a built in satellite receiver too ! NO mention of this in the spec I read I scanned for channels and sure enough loads and load of Freesat channels too INCLUDING HD a definite bonus on my purchase. So far so good
Next I try to set up the internet side a little more tricky I could not get a connection on my wi fi it said weak signal but I just needed a little help from my son he connected fine (don't quite know what I did wrong) Anyway even with a "weak" signal I can stream from BBC iplayer in FULL HD without a problem PERFECT so much for a weak signal from my modem.
I have not used the 3D yet as you need Active glasses for this model rather than the passive versions, as a spectacle wearer I need to fid a pair I can wear over my glasses so I will update this review later.
I am really happy with my purchase Samsung seem to be dominating this market at the moment but with 2 other Samsung 40" full HD flat screeners in the house there performance picture wise is not as good as this Toshiba.
My advice is don't get sucked into the Samsung trap check out others like this Toshiba from a main manufacture at a bargain price ......Don't forget it has a HD SATELLITE receiver built in as well as Freeview HD Just one other thing the Wi Fi is built in too most other sets you have to buy a dongle as an extra.