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The purchase of a new television is associated with a lot of effort and time. Due to the large number of different devices on the market, there is almost no overview. Different brands and technologies offer an extremely wide range of televisions. One of the largest and most renowned manufacturers of televisions is Toshiba.

We'll tell you what makes a good TV and give you helpful tips on how to choose the best TV for you. Our Toshiba TV test 2021 will help you make the right choice! Whether you want a budget TV, a Smart TV or a Curved TV, you'll find the best Toshiba TVs on the market.




Summary

  • Toshiba offers televisions in all price categories and with all features. Both entry-level models with a low resolution, but also absolute high-end products.
  • Toshiba televisions offer excellent quality at a fair price. Especially slightly older models offer an excellent price-performance ratio.
  • Unfortunately, Toshiba does not offer an additional manufacturer's warranty on its televisions. Only the statutory 24-month warranty on new goods applies here.

The Best Toshiba TV: Our Picks

Buying and evaluation criteria for Toshiba televisions

Toshiba televisions are available in various models. The individual product variants can be distinguished according to the following criteria:

In the following paragraphs we will explain what is important for the individual criteria.

Smart TV

A TV that is a so-called Smart TV is also often referred to as a Hybrid TV. Smart TV is the term for TV sets with built-in internet capabilities. For example, a Smart TV has USB connections, WLAN and a built-in memory card. A new Smart TV thus replaces additional devices such as an Amazon Fire TV stick, a Google Chromecast or Apple TV.

With a smart TV, the following streaming providers, for example, can be watched quickly and easily on the TV without an additional device:

  • Netflix
  • Amazon Prime
  • Disney+
  • Maxdom
  • Youtube
  • Sky
  • Joyn
  • TV NOW

Internet TV can also be received via a smart TV, which means you can also save on an external SAT receiver. With Internet TV, you don't even need a TV connection in your home!

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Nowadays, every TV should be a Smart TV, which makes it easy to watch streaming providers on the TV.
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Picture quality

One of the most important purchase criteria for most people is probably the picture quality of the TV. In this area, the development of displays is very dynamic, so every year there is an even better TV with a higher picture resolution

The following table gives you an overview of all common TV resolutions.

Type Resolution Explanation
SD 720 x 576 pixels The former standard resolution originally replaced analogue reception. In the meantime, there are no longer any new televisions with SD resolution, as it is obsolete.
HD-Ready 1,280 x 720 pixels HD-Ready is an intermediate format between SD and Full-HD. TVs with this resolution are very affordable. However, care should be taken that the TV is not larger than 40 inches, otherwise the picture quality is very poor.
Full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels Full-HD is a so-called high resolution. A TV with Full-HD has a very sharp and detailed picture. Especially for TVs with more than 40 inches, you should look for at least Full-HD resolution!
UHD / 4K 3,840 x 2,160 pixels Ultra-HD or also 4K has four times the resolution of Full-HD. This resolution is only worthwhile with extremely large televisions or if you place a lot of value on extremely good picture quality!

Display shape

A distinction is made between two types of display

  • Flat TV
  • Curved TV

A flat TV is a normal TV with a flat screen. Curved TVs, on the other hand, are new types of TVs that have a curved screen. The concave curved screen reduces colour and contrast loss at the edges of the screen.

3D functionality

A few years ago, 3D television was considered the hottest trend in the TV industry. With the arrival of 3D films in cinemas and the associated success, the new technology became increasingly popular. As a result, almost all manufacturers developed and sold TVs with 3D functionality.

In the meantime, many of the big brands have announced that they are giving up 3D television and are no longer bringing new 3D TV sets onto the market. The main reason for this is the lack of interest among end customers.

Because the technology is not yet perfectly developed, watching films in 3D at home is not as comfortable as in the cinema. Often the sharpness of the picture or the colour contrast suffers when using 3D. So you should think carefully and be really sure whether you want and need a TV with 3D functionality.

Sound quality

Of course, the sound quality of the TV also plays a role in the purchase. However, the built-in speakers are often very poor. Due to the ever thinner construction, the speakers are getting smaller and smaller. Reasonable bass, a clear sound image or spatial sound is virtually impossible with these

Therefore, provided you value good audio quality, you should resort to additional external speakers!

A good alternative to the built-in speakers in TVs are so-called soundbars. These are handy and usually offer very good audio quality for their small size.

Energy consumption

Power consumption is also an important purchase criterion for televisions. In principle, the rule is: the larger the television and the associated resolution, the higher the power consumption. The screen technology used by the television also plays a major role in energy consumption.

  • New LED screens are extremely economical
  • Outdated plasma screens, on the other hand, consume much more electricity

Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a Toshiba TV

What are the alternatives to Toshiba TVs?

Of course, there are also very good TVs from other manufacturers. The best known are probably the following:

  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • LG Electronics
  • Blaupunkt
  • Medion

If you don't want a TV at all, there are other alternatives. The best solution would be a beamer with a screen.

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Beamers are the best alternative to televisions.
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What distinguishes Toshiba televisions from other manufacturers?

Toshiba, unlike other manufacturers, continues to push the boundaries of TV design with its high-quality technical developments. For example, the latest UHD and Smart TVs offer unrivalled picture quality, a wide colour spectrum, superb resolution and impressive picture detail

At what prices are Toshiba TVs sold?

The prices of Toshiba televisions vary greatly. There are already sets for about 150 euros, while others cost up to 1,000 euros. The large price differences are mostly due to the different sizes and resolutions of the televisions.

The bigger, higher resolution and more modern a TV is, the more expensive it is.

What types of televisions does Toshiba offer?

Toshiba offers a wide range of televisions with different technologies.

Below we have listed all the types of TVs Toshiba sells:

  • OLED TVs
  • XUHD TVs
  • UHD TVs
  • LED TVs
  • Smart TV`s

The individual TVs differ significantly in terms of screen resolution, the differences between which we have explained earlier in this article.

What guarantee does Toshiba give on my TV?

Unfortunately, Toshiba does not offer an additional warranty on its televisions. However, you still have the statutory 24-month warranty on all TVs. This covers damage to new goods, which the goods already had from the beginning, at least to some extent.

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