The 40WL753 represents a bit of a stop-gap for Toshiba, forming the bridge between last-year's non-Freeview HD models and the imminent souped-up 3D sets.
The remote control, while a bit plasticky, is intuitive and easy to use, as are the menu screens. It's here where you'll find some quite detailed picture calibration tweaks. Resolution+ continues to provide some of the best standard-def upscaling in the business, and pictures, whether from the in-built tuner or Blu-ray were artefact free and sharp (depending on the source material).
The 40WL753 lacks decent contrast, which affects how its images look and feel in general. The audio performance is mediocre, too. Offering only one connected TV service is a bit galling, especially as it's so cumbersome to use. Lastly, we're not exactly enamoured with the Toshiba's design – next time, make the bezel a lot thinner, eh?
Mid-range TVs will always suffer in comparison to higher-end, premium-styled, feature-heavy sets, but unfortunately for Toshiba the 40WL753 doesn't fare well when considered against its fellow £800-odd flatscreens. The picture performance is solid but lacking panache, the design is a bit odd and the YouTube feature is something that you'll probably only ever play with once.
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