We have an awesome deal for TV lovers. You can currently buy the Toshiba 46BL702B featuring a massive 46-inch Full HD (1080p) display, USB playback functionality and Freeview tuner for only £399.96 at directtvs.co.uk. A superb value for money!

Toshiba 46BL702B – Is It Any Good?

This Full HD LED television has many of features that have become expected among mid-end televisions within this price bracket. Not always associated with making televisions, Toshiba have clearly spent quite a lot of time in trying to tick as many boxes for the consumer as they can.

With its 46-inch screen, the Toshiba 46BL702B is a Full HD television with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Powered by an LED backlighting, this Toshiba has an A rating for energy consumption, which is the highest rating a television of this kind can achieve. This isn’t something unexpected as almost all LED televisions come with this rating since an LED backlight technology requires considerably less power than a traditional LCD or plasma.

LED television manufacturers claim that there is no loss in picture quality from the more efficient backlighting, however, this is the case only if a number of other TV build factors are addressed too. These factors include picture frequency and contrast ratio.

On the subject of these two, the Toshiba 46BL702B has a picture frequency of 50Hz, which is relatively good given its size and price tag of the TV. The contrast ratio is 3,000,000:1 which is above average for this type of television.

One of the advantages to a high picture frequency and LED backlighting is that the image that is displayed on the television doesn’t lose its sharpness when viewed at an angle that isn’t straight on. The Toshiba 46BL702B can be viewed at up to 178 degrees, which makes it capable of being placed almost anywhere in the room, while still delivering a clear image.

Toshiba have also introduced something they call Active Motion with this television. To put simply, this employs what is called ‘backlight scanning’ which inserts black frames into the image to reduce ghosting (when blacks on the screen change shade to a more grey colour). They measure this Active Motion in Hz between 100Hz and 800Hz (800Hz being the best). The Toshiba 46BL702B has the lowest ratio at 100Hz, but the fact that it has it at all at this price range is unusual.

When focusing on the sound, this television comes with two 10W speakers which produce an average quality of sound. Reviews of this sound vary in opinion with some consumers quite content with the quality and others disappointed that it is not as high quality as the image. Although again, considering the price range, it is not below average.

There are 4 HDMI ports; these can be used to connect other TV equipment like gaming consoles and Blu-ray players. There is a PC-In port too, which can turn the television into a computer monitor, and there is a single USB port, which allows photos to be viewed and music to be played. In addition, if you are a fan of so-called smart TV features like browsing the web, checking email or social networks, then buy one of the Smart TV dongles listed here and transform this Toshiba into an ultimate Android powered media center.

Overall, if you are looking for a low-priced Full HD TV with a super-big screen, the Toshiba 46BL702B is a decent choice. That is, you get quite a lot of television for £399.96.

Features and Specifications Summary

  • TV Model - Toshiba 46BL702B
  • Screen Size – 46-inch
  • Display – 1920 x 1080, 1080p, Full HD with LED Technology
  • Audio – two 10W speakers
  • Tuner – Freeview SD
  • USB Playback
  • Connectivity – HDMI x4, USB x1, PC-In x1, Composite x1, Component x1, Digital Audio Out x1, Scart x2, Headphone x1
  • Warranty – 1 year


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