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Toshiba 32RL953B 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED Smart TV with Freeview [Energy Class A+]

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  • Smart TV with built-in access to BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Acetrax movies, Facebook and more via Toshiba Places
  • LED technology delivers stunning colour and brightness with an elegant design and a super slim bezel
  • Stunning Full High Definition 1080p image resolution
  • Built-in Freeview HD plus a 7 Day EPG
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Energy efficiency class

On-mode power consumption
34 Watts

Energy consumption
49 Kilowatt Hours per year, based on the power consumption of the television operating 4 hours per day for 365 days. The actual energy consumption will depend on how the television is used.

Visible screen diagonal
32" / 80 cm

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 73.5 x 5.7 x 44.9 cm ; 100 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 11 Kg
  • Item model number: 32RL953B
  • ASIN: B007ML7QXO
  • Date first available at 21 Mar. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,318 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Plug in a Blu-ray player to experience the ultimate home entertainment in high definition 1080p.
With the Toshiba RL953 series, you can experience the ultimate home entertainment in high definition 1080p. Click here to see a larger image.

Full HD 1080p LED TV - More High Definition Content & Connectivity for Your Home

The Toshiba REGZA RL LED series brings more quality content and connectivity to your living room. Delivering stunning Full HD 1080p image quality the RL series features built-in Freeview HD for access to terrestrial HD programmes, catch-up TV and other internet content including YouTube, BBC iPlayer and Facebook.

You also have the added convenience of content sharing in your home, via DLNA. Content is always delivered in quality thanks to Resolution+ image enhancement technology that ensures even lower quality images are displayed in near HD quality, along with an ambient light sensor that adjusts the brightness of your TV automatically dependent on the changing lighting conditions in your home.

Full High Definition 1080p

The RL series TVs support Full High Definition 1080p resolution content, the highest definition resolution currently available. Offering outstanding picture quality and lifelike image reproduction, your films and programmes will appear crisper and more detailed, allowing you to take your enjoyment to the next level. Ideal for sports, movie and documentary enthusiasts who want to experience the most from their entertainment, this Full HD TV will be able to display HD images from any HD source.

LED Technology

The RL series also includes an advanced backlighting system that guarantees new levels of picture clarity by constantly adapting to the images on the screen. Colours are made more vibrant and contrast between light and dark is more pronounced, providing dramatically improved performance, whilst overall energy consumption and the thickness of the TV is also reduced. Response times are also much quicker than conventional CCFL LCD TVs, so fast moving image quality is improved.

AMR100 Picture Processing

The RL series' AMR100 picture processing technology ensures fast-moving action is reproduced with smooth, flowing motion. AMR100 displays images at 100Hz, twice as fast as conventional 50Hz processing. The result is seamless motion and amazingly smooth action, ideal for watching sport and other fast moving content.

Access YouTube, iPlayer and Flickr
Get the best of the Internet on your TV - access YouTube, iPlayer and more using your remote control.

Online Entertainment - Enjoy BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Music, Movies and More via Toshiba Places

The RL series is a one stop shop for all your entertainment needs. Catch up with your favourite shows via built in BBC iPlayer, check out YouTube videos and more via Toshiba Places. Toshiba Places hosts a range of online content, and is designed specifically for access via your TV remote control, and can also be accessed via a PC. Once your TV is connected to the internet, you'll be able to access great online entertainment and services directly on your TV including:

  • Access to video and movies on demand: Access pay-per-view movies via Acetrax , and loads of other video content from YouTube and more.
  • Catch up your favourite TV shows: With built in access to BBC iPlayer, you can now easily catch up with the BBC shows you've missed, no PC required.
  • Music and music videos: Enjoy music videos, on demand internet audio, and more.
  • Social networking: Access Twitter and Facebook directly on your TV, check out what your friends are doing, the latest news feeds, update your own status and more.

Remote Control Operation via Smartphone/Tablet App (iOS or Android)

Operate your TV via your smartphone or tablet by downloading the free remote control application from iTunes or Google Play. Both your TV and mobile device must be connected to a wireless network in order to operate.

Freeview HD - Buy Now, Watch Today, Free Forever

Built-in Freeview HD is the easiest way to enjoy terrestrial HD broadcasts for free. You can also access up to 50 standard definition digital TV channels and 25 radio stations. No subscription, no contract, no fuss - with a simple installation and no monthly bills, you're free to concentrate on enjoying your favourite programmes and films. Freeview HD gives you so much more - watch your favourite TV in glorious high definition with free HD channels from BBC HD, ITV 1 HD, 4HD and S4C Clirlun (in Wales). You can set the detail free with HD channels that give you up to 5 times clearer picture than standard definition broadcasts, and with crystal clear sound from Dolby.

Toshiba Places
Enjoy Internet catch-up TV, videos, music and more through your TV with Toshiba Places. Click here to see a larger image.

Dolby Digital Plus

Dolby Digital Plus, or Enhanced AC-3 (E-AC-3), is an advanced surround sound audio codec designed specifically for evolving media, ensuring that you get the renowned Dolby cinema experience from all your entertainment. Dolby Digital Plus is based on core Dolby Digital technologies, the established standard for cinema, broadcast, and home theatre surround sound.

Dolby Digital Plus benefits:

  • Up to 7.1 discrete channels of clear, high-fidelity surround sound
  • Ideal audio codec match for HD video codecs
  • Dolby cinematic audio experience for content across all media
  • Full 5.1-channel interactive experience for Blu-ray BonusView and BD-Live
  • Full 7.1-channel support for primary Blu-ray soundtracks
  • Easily converted to Dolby Digital, enabling compatible playback through current Dolby Digital equipped systems

Wi-Fi and DLNA Ready

The integrated DLNA technology allows you to wirelessly connect to your REGZA TV, via an optional Toshiba USB dongle (sold separately), to your compatible Windows 7 laptop and stream multimedia content including music, video and images. Now it's easy to move files between your TV, PC, printer, music player, phone, camera and more, wherever they are in the home. By integrating your TV into a home network, either wirelessly or via a cable, you can use your REGZA remote to find multimedia on your DLNA-enabled laptop elsewhere in the house and call them up to your living room TV screen.

Built-in Intel Wireless Display* technology enables users to wirelessly stream content to their TV, allowing for seamless playback of videos from compatible laptops or PCs.

Resolution+ technology
Upgrade everything you watch to near high definition quality with Resolution+ technology. Click here to see a larger image.

Resolution+ Image Enhancement

Instantly upgrade everything you watch to near high definition quality. Our award winning Resolution+ upscaling technology, which has been improved and re-engineered to upscale any non-1080p source to provide sharper and clearer images with improved edge detail and better textural content of the final image.

Resolution+ takes everyday standard definition content and instantly improves edge detail and texture, enhancing it to virtually high definition picture quality. With Resolution+, your 1080p Toshiba LCD TV will produce near HD picture quality on all standard definition TV, DVD and downloaded content you watch while still delivering the most pure and stunning picture quality possible from all high definition sources. Watch as your favourite movies, programmes and games become clearer, richer and sharper than ever before.

Sleek and Slim Toshiba Design

The latest TVs from Toshiba include Edge LED backlighting technology, which significantly reduces the thickness of each model. This allows a sleek new design, which combines with an impressive specification to provide the perfect balance between performance and style.

Auto View Ambient Light Sensor

Auto View technology automatically adjusts picture settings depending on not only room lighting, but also the content being watched. The ambient light sensor constantly adjusts the TV's backlight to provide a better viewing experience. In light rooms backlight is increased, in dark rooms backlight is dimmed.

Enjoy your favourite TV programmes in stunning HD for free with the built-in Freeview HD tuner.
Enjoy your favourite TV programmes in stunning HD for free with the built-in Freeview HD tuner. Click here to see a larger image.

Record TV to a USB Hard Drive

The built-in USB connectivity provides an easy way to record your favourite shows. Simply plug in a compatible USB HDD and you'll be able to instantly record and playback programmes from your drive, or set a recording for the future using the TV's Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). It will even keep track of schedule changes, and allow you to add a 3-5 min recording margin just to make sure you don't miss the beginning or end of your programme.

Toshiba MediaGuide

The new Toshiba MediaGuide is an internet-based Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), designed to seamlessly guide viewers through TV listings in more detail than ever before.

View Images and Listen to Audio via USB

The built-in USB connectivity provides an easy way to playback your music and photos directly via your TV. Simply plug in a compatible USB drive to the TV and select the file you want to play.

REGZA Link Single Remote Operation

Fewer remotes, less fuss - the convenient and easy REGZA link technology allows you to use a single remote to operate connected Toshiba TVs and DVD or Blu-ray players.

3 x HDMI, with SCART and PC Inputs

The three included HDMI inputs make it easy to connect to a Blu-ray, DVD player, gaming console or many other devices via a single cable, allowing you to easily enjoy the best HD content available. The included SCART connection makes it easy to integrate older, standard definition devices with your Toshiba HDTV. Need a larger screen for your laptop? The PC input allows connection to a laptop or PC so your TV doubles as a PC monitor.

*Available via software update in May 2012

Energy efficiency class:


On-mode power consumption:

34 Watts

Energy consumption:

49 kWh per year, based on the power consumption of the television operating 4 hours per day for 365 days. The actual energy consumption will depend on how the television is used.

Visible screen diagonal:

32 " / 81.28 cm

Box Contains

32RL953B TV
2x batteries
Remote control
Screws for stand
Cloth for cleaning
Quick start guide
Pedestal stand for TV

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Size: 32-inch
Really impressed with this TV. Not the most popular name of Samsung, panasonic or sony - but it compares in quality easily.
Nice LED controls, excellent connectivity - plug in a USB storage device and record anything immediately!
Lovely contrast controls whilst HD free view is outstanding. - and of course 100Hz.
The SMART is achievable by plugging in wireless dongle - not included - or by ethernet as I did.
The SMART tv is BBC iplayer, you tube and toshiba spaces that features a pay to view film service (1.99 - 3.99)- not a well known one though.

If you want NETFLIX then you need a more recent SMART tv that has the newer software of web surfer - Samsung series 7 or 8 - OR a stand alone SMART box.
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Size: 40-inch Verified Purchase
I had this TV for 3 months and had been pleased with it until a couple of days ago when it suddenly decided it wouldn't accept any commands from either the remote or the manual buttons on the side of the TV.
It was stuck on one of the HDMI inputs and was powered up all the time until unplugged from the wall.
I tried the usual things like replacing the remote batteries and un-plugging the TV from the mains for a while but my efforts failed to fix the problem.

Upon investigation it seems that other people have had similar issues with this model, probably due to the cpu in the TV getting tied up in knots by bad firmware. There didn't seem to be a resolution to the problem on the web that I could find (sometimes issues such as this can be resolved by combinations of button presses when the power is applied but there didn't seem to be a fix in this case)

Therefore I contacted Amazon Cust Service who, to give them their due were very helpful and agreed to refund the purchase price and arranged to collection.

It's a great shame as the I was very happy with the TV until then but it should last years not fall over in 2 or 3 months.

Just need to get a replacement now, sorry to say it won't be another Toshiba.
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Size: 32-inch Verified Purchase
Firstly, the same telly in currys is £379 so great saving. I bought this 32 in addition to the 47 fitted in the lounge and very happy with both units. The best feature for me is the freeview HD terrestrial tuner. I have sky HD on both TV's but if the wife wants to watch sky one while the football is on, I can still it watch in HD and in my opinion terrestrial HD is better quality than satellite HD! Most slimline TV'S struggle with sound.......not this one......although the main body is slim, the bottom section cleverly curves out at the back to create two speaker sections which rather than throwing the sound to the wall, distributes it downwards. The remote is sleek, elegant and easy to use.

My only criticism is that it takes around 12 seconds from switching on to coming on, which probably has something to do with software loading. To me this is a minor niggle.

I have given this TV 5 stars for quality, picture, freeview HD and the fantastic price.

I must also give 5 stars to Amazon..........ordered on Tuesday, received text on Wednesday to inform me that tv would be delivered on Thursday. I then received a further text on Thursday morning to inform me delivery would be between 2 and 3pm......It arrived at 2pm. All this for 4 quid postage!!
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Size: 32-inch Verified Purchase
the product said it was a return so i was not suprised when the package that arrived had previously been opened.
All parts were there despite the unusual packaging of a money bag.
The Tv is said to have been fully tested on its return and checked as fully functioning.
The TV takes a long time to switch on and change channels from the EPG. Also the writing on the guide is very small and i have to get up to read it.
The speakers give feedback/white noise every now and then which is very annoying in the middle of a programme. The only way i have found to stop this is running the tv through external speakers and low and behold the feedback/interference has completely stopped.
This tv was purchassed as a gift and the recipient is very pleased. If I had bought this for myself I would definately have returned the item as 'not as described' due to the obvious fault.
It is a good looking tv with plenty of features but as an owner of a LED smart tv already this is a poor quality set. there are better out there for not much more money.
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Size: 32-inch Verified Purchase
Reason for 5 stars to 1 star:-
I was happy with the TV but have to returned this product after a use of nearly 6 months. The first TV stopped working after just 3 months of usage as its screen turned black with no response after updating firmware online. Amazon replaced the defective product with another one of the same kind. The replacement TV worked well for couple
of months then iplayer stopped working then It developed exactly the same fault as the first one, screen went black
and TV was irresponsive no matter what you do to restore it to factory settings. Amazon offered to send
a new one again but I preffered full refund before the third one gets defective after 1 Year of warranty went off. Overall it is a defective product with either software or hardware problem.

(My views before the Faults :-))Was looking for a Budget 32" LED full-HD TV. Luckily got this full HD LED Smart TV ! Toshiba is one of the iconic and trust worthy electronics brand for decades, so bought this TV without hesitation. To Be short, packaging was very compact, installation was easiest just plugged in Ethernet cable and with built in applicaions was watching YouTube and BBC iplayer within minutes. Also enjoying all videos from my hard drive but some fullHD *.*mpv 1080P videos with DTS audio format won't play any sound(think its common with other manufacturers as well), browsing facebook, tweeting on twitter....(Please note there is no stand alone web browser available)Picture quality is stunning, sound quality is perfect for the size of speakers that can fit into the thin TV body.

Frankly Talking about the smart TV options which are very limited at present as Toshiba places are not offering any new applications.
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