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      19.04.2013 16:09
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      Toshiba as a brand are reliable, and this television is the best I have owned. Simply class!

      Introduction:

      For a while now I have been looking for a new television for my bedroom, I have a large wall infront of my bed and I have always wanted a large tele to fill the wall and give me something to look at when I am tucked up in bed. I went looking in all the high street stores and this tele seemed to be very common, I spotted it in argos, curries etc. when I got home I did a little more research into the tele and discovered it was cheapest at tesco. I went down to my local store to check it out and it was my lucky day, they were taking down ex display televisions and selling them off at cheap prices, I managed to grab a bargain and also recieved the best tele I believe I have ever owned. I will now go into more detail on this tele and explain why it is so good and worth getting!

      Price:

      Currently this costs £399 me argos and curries, yet tesco are selling it for £299. The ex display version I picked up was £240 which is very good. The price for this tele differs where ever you look. It is available on ebay and on amazon and I have noticed the price fluctuates heavily from day to day on this model. If you purchase from tesco you also recieve clubcard points which can come in handy for those day out trips or can go towards meal tokens from tesco rewards. I would definately shop around on this tele because you have a high chance of saving money on different websites, as it is not one of the brand new models out, it's available discounted in many places. Overall I am happy with the price I paid and would be more than happy to pay full price for This. It is worth £400 for definate.

      Technical information:

      This television is full HD 1080p which means it has a very clear image. It is 50hz which means it can keep up with fast moving tele programmes well. There are also four hdmi sockets which come in handy as I have my sky box plugged in aswell as a playstation and Apple TV! There are also two USB ports which are useful for charging phones and putting a memory stick in the tele to show your photos to people. This tele has an energy rating of "b" and this is by far not the worst you will see. The newer Toshiba models are all coming in as "a" rated, but this still is energy efficient and will not break the bank if used a lot. The television has 2 speakers which are stereo, there is also a headphone socket which can come in use occasionally. The tele has inbuilt free view which means there is no need to have an additional free view box attached to the tele, you can also view a 7 day TV guide which is useful when planning what to watch of a weekend or evening. All in all, the technical side to this television is appealing, plus add all those features to a full HD led tele you are surely on to a winner! The tele also comes with a stand which can be used to place the tele on tables etc, I never used the stand and out the tele straight up on the wall, the stand is good looking though and if you do not want to put yours on the wall this is excellently made and looks sturdy, yet not bulky and distasteful.

      The looks:

      The television is very slimline which is stylish and allows you to attach it to a wall bracket with ease! The screen looks great as there is only a vey small edge around the screen meaning all focus can be put onto the tele. When you view this from the side you can see how thin it is. It's a wonder how they make them so thin these days. This television looks stylish and is not bulky in any way shape or form. Just a good looking piece of tech. This is one of the reasons I was first attracted to this tele, Toshiba have worked hard to make a good looking tele which competes with the stylish LG's and Samsungs which seem to dominate the market at the moment. It's a very bold tele and looks stylish at all times, its a very modern looking television which suits my flat well as that was the style I was going for.

      Any good?:

      This tele has a stunning image and is great for watching films. When using the high definition programmes you can really see the difference and see why the tele is so good. I am also so impressed with the sound quality this can produce. For something so thin, the sound quality is out of this world. It will fill the room and leave you shocked and how good it sounds, it plays music well and listening the music channels is no issue at all. Watching sports on the tele is magnificent! It keeps up with play well, anything fast moving can be handled well and this is a bonus for me as I am a huge sports fan and my evenings mostly consist of watching sport on the tele. Overall I can't fault the tele, even the remote is stylish and easy to use. The instructions for the television are simple to follow and even beginners will not find it hard to cope with the instructions.

      Overall:

      I am nothing but impressed with this, I paid an excellent price, but as I said before, I would be more than happy to pay the full price as it is that good. It has all the bells and whistles I want and plenty of room for hdmi inputs etc. the actual quality of the image portrayed on the screen is incredible and very clear, it's bright and colourful and everything I want in a tele. It's very easy to put on a bracket, I have it on a swivel bracket and it looks great, it's a light tele and not too heavy to lift. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a large tele and one that is good quality and from a trusted brand. I have nothing bad to say about Toshiba as a brand and this tele really promotes the company well. In the past I have always steered clear of a Toshiba product as I did not know much about them and they are not advertised as widely as other companies are these days. The television has excellent features which all add up to make this a 5 star product, I can't recommend this highly enough. Toshiba have made a good one here, keep an eye out for it and as I said before, there are always cheaper places to buy teles than just the high street stores, have a look online and shop around, don't accept the first price you see for this product as there is money to be saved. Thanks for reading my review, I hope it has helped you out and informed you well on this model. Josh - jlaker1992

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    • Product Details

      The 40BL702 delivers full high definition 1080p picture quality combined with all the benefits of LED technology for amazing color, brightness and image clarity all in a thin, space-saving, gloss design.

      The BL702 series also includes built-in Freeview digital TV access, so you can enjoy subscription-free access to 50 digital TV channels and 24 radio stations without the need for an additional set top box. Video, photo and audio playback is possible via a USB drive and multiple HDMI inputs and PC inputs make it easy to connect to other digital entertainment devices.

      Technical Data

      Product Description: Toshiba 40BL702B - 40" LED-backlit LCD TV
      Product Type: LED-backlit LCD TV
      Diagonal Size: 40"
      Diagonal Size (cm): 102 cm
      Resolution: 1920 x 1080
      Display Format: 1080p (FullHD)
      Video Interface: Component, composite, HDMI, SCART
      HDMI Ports Qty: 4 port(s)
      PC Interface: VGA (HD-15)
      HDCP Compatible: Yes
      LCD Backlight Technology: LED backlight
      Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
      TV Tuner: 1x analogue, 1x digital
      Digital TV Tuner: DVB-T
      Commercial Features: Hotel mode
      Settings Cloning Capability: Yes
      Features: Audio Description (AD), Automatic Format Detection (AFD), game mode, 3D Color Management, Digital Noise Reduction (DNR), MPEG Noise Reduction, Automatic Channel Install (ACI)
      Sound Output Mode: Stereo
      Speaker System: 2 speakers
      Stereo Reception System: NICAM
      USB Port: Yes , 2 port(s)
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