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Toshiba 40L5200
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Toshiba 40L5200U

40" 120Hz 46mm Feb 2012
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate Thickness Release Date
Get more big screen performance than you bargained for. Step up to the 40L5200U LED HD television, offering the best image quality in a large-screen TV, and the finest entertainment value for your... More
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9 Reasons For

Nice Design

Several people reckoned that it was good looking. Expert review site Televisioninfo.com wrote “Handsome appearance, is easy to set-up”.

Good Product Quality

Three Toshiba 40L5200 owners who purchased the product thought it was good quality. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “The bare-bones Toshiba L5200 series offers respectable value for the money with fine picture quality for an edge-lit LED TV” in their review of the Toshiba 40L5200. Expert review site Pcmag.com said in their review of the Toshiba 40L5200 “Toshiba's L5200U HDTV line offers nice-looking LED-backlit screens that deliver solid color quality and a sharp HD picture.” but despite that they only scored it 60 out of 100. Expert website Hometheaterhifi.com said “It is relatively bare bones without any of the internet "smart" TV features that are included in most models.  Overall the picture quality was pretty good.” in their review of this TV.

Good Picture Quality

Three people considered that the product had good picture quality.

Robust

A few Toshiba 40L5200 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was well made. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “The 49.1-inch 50L5200U we tested produced solid, accu” in their review of this TV nonetheless they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Good High Def TV

One person who bought this TV thought it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Easy to Use

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup.

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Toshiba is one of the better rated television brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Toshiba also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Thin

The 40L5200 has a quite thin thickness (only 46 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 40L5200. The thinnest thickness of similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the 40L5200 is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag and Digitaltrends.com the average expert rating of this mid-size TV is 63%. If all the TVs of this age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this TV is in the bottom 17%.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The Toshiba 40L5200 does not have a WiFi connection, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 40L5200 also do not have a WiFi connection.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 40L5200 do not support smart TV features. The 40L5200 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.

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Not 3D Compatible

The 40L5200 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 40L5200 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 40L5200 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 40L5200 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 40L5200 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as the 40L5200 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

The lightest TV of a similar age and type to the 40L5200 is 1.4kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. With a weight of 13.9 kilograms, the Toshiba 40L5200 is one of the heavier televisions that were released more than two years ago amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of a similar spec and age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Toshiba released the 40L5200.

Average Refresh Rate

At 120 hertz, the 40L5200 has a relatively typical refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the 40L5200.

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Specification

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Headphone Output Port
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WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
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Expert Reviews

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28 June 2012

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
Accurate colors
Good viewing angles
Robust audio output
Outstanding contrast and brightness
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
No Internet connectivity
Only three HDMI ports

From the outside, the Toshiba 50L5200U appears to be a fine, affordable TV. It?s got a plain but handsome appearance, is easy to set-up, and follows smart guidelines as to its port and on-set...

22 June 2012

From the outside, the Toshiba 50L5200U appears to be a fine, affordable TV. It has a plain appearance, is easy to set-up, and follows smart guidelines as to its port and on-set controls placement....

15 June 2012

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...

Toshiba's 50L5200U is part of their lower line of LED LCD's. It is relatively bare bones without any of the internet "smart" TV features that are included in most models.  Overall the picture...

Toshiba set out to provide a large, premium-quality picture backed with its recognized name in a TV with an accessible price tag. In that regard, the L5200U Series succeeds. However, a number of...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba 1080, toshiba 1080p, toshiba 40l5200, toshiba 40l5200u
Barcodes 00022265054604, 00022265064603
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