Toshiba 40RL858B review

A versatile mid-range Edge LED TV offering excellent value for money

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Toshiba 40rl858b review


Saddled with a depth of just 38mm, it's no surprise that Toshiba's audio boffins haven't come up with something approaching acceptable sound.

It's really no worse a performance than on 95 per cent of all flatscreen TVs on sale, but the Toshiba 40RL858's twin 10W speakers don't offer much in the aural department.

The crash, bang, wallop of a typical high octane movie just serves as a reminder of how great a proper audio setup is, and it's the same result from music, although dialogue-heavy TV is dealt with.


With a reasonably versatile picture performance firmly putting the Toshiba 40RL858 in the mid-market in terms of ultimate quality, the asking price seems fair. Toshiba Places as a platform needs more thought as well as content, but it supplies us with BBC iPlayer and YouTube, which will suit most homes for now.

Do factor in the need for a separate sound bar or similar - the built-in audio on the Toshiba 40RL858 really is poor - although that's normal at this price, while a lack of Wi-Fi and only three HDMI ins could cause set up problems for some.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports3
Product FamilyREGZA RL858
Brand NameToshiba
Screen Size101.6 cm (40")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Analog TunerNTSC
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Operating Power Consumption89 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio3,000,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand505 mm
Width with Stand655 mm
Depth with Stand140 mm
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Number of USB Ports1
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Brightness400 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Product SeriesRL858
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesDigital Noise Reduction, Teletext, Auto-off, Hotel Mode, Auto Program
Product Model40RL858
Product Name40" Smart LED TV
Product LineREGZA
Manufacturer Part Number40RL858B
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The REGZA RL858 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, internet content and catch-up TV services including YouTube, BBC iPlayer and Facebook.

You can also get access to a range of other online content from Acetrax, Flickr, Aupeo internet radio, Cartoon Network and more through the Toshiba Places internet portal accessed via your TV at the touch of a button. The added convenience of wireless content sharing in your home via DLNA and USB playback is also included.

Package Contents
  • 40" Smart LED TV
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • Instruction Manual
  • Stand
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)11.10 kg