Toshiba 40SL753 review

Toshiba makes its edge LED debut, with hit and miss results

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With some brands making at least a little progress with the audio they're getting out of their LCD TVs this year, Toshiba, sadly, seems to be heading the opposite way.


Perhaps because of its slimness, the 40SL753 produces a rather one-dimensional soundstage, adequate enough for normal day to day viewing, but too thin and compressed to sound at all convincing with even a half-decent Hollywood action scene.

Considered in the context of other edge LED 40-42in TVs, the 40SL753's £850 asking price looks pretty reasonable. A hundred pounds or so less than we might have anticipated, in fact.

Panasonic's P42S20 plasma TV is around for roughly the same money and outguns the Toshiba on picture quality, at least where HD movies are concerned.

But the 40SL753 model has multimedia features and design on its side, and arguably produces a better standard definition picture. So we guess it's a case of horses for courses.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-C (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product FamilyREGZA SL753
Brand NameToshiba
Screen Size101.6 cm (40")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Analog TunerNTSC
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)19 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
Operating Power Consumption135 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio4,000,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
DLNA CertifiedYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand682 mm
Width with Stand1007 mm
Depth with Stand305 mm
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
PC StreamingYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height639 mm
Width1007 mm
Depth50 mm
Brightness450 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital
Product SeriesSL753
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesTeletext, Favorite Channel Selection
Product Model40SL753
Product NameREGZA 40SL753 40" LED-LCD TV
Product LineREGZA
Manufacturer Part Number40SL753
Manufacturer Website Address
Package Contents
  • Remote Control
Response Time4 ms
Weight (Approximate)15 kg