The Toshiba 55SL417U is the company’s latest LED LCD-TV in the market. It is a sleek looking TV with a modern black design. This new screen is indeed an engineering feat by Toshiba for encasing such a large 55” screen with an ultra thin frame measuring a mere 1.37 inch thick.
The 55SL417U is capable of displaying full HD content at 1920×1080 resolution. The ClearFrame 120Hz refresh rate is also another notable feature which eliminates motion blur in videos. Brightness can easily be adjusted using the DynaLight control. It also has a 14-Bit video processor which serves up over 4000 levels of gradation. One of the impressive capabilities of this TV is its ability to convert and enhance standard definition videos to a sharper and more detailed version up to 1080p.
Toshiba’s Autoview feature is capable of detecting changes in the time of the day. It adjusts the color temperature accordingly to ensure that the best picture quality is achieved. Not only that, the screen picture can also be regulated by Autoview according to the amount of room lighting that is present and the type of videos being watched.
The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners. As such, you don’t need a separate set-top box to receive and decode unencrypted Digital Cable signals or over-the-air HDTV/SDTV. It can also play a variety of other media formats such as MP3, MP4 (AAC), LPCM, MPEG2 PS, MPEG2 TS, AVCHD and MP4. In addition to that, it also displays still picture formats such as JPEG. The DNLA certification of the TV meant that the sharing of videos, music and photos can be done through a home network. It has 4 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports for your convenience. In addition to that, you can convert the TV into your personal computer monitor by using a 15-pin D-sub RGB computer cable.
You can connect to the Internet with the TV through the Ethernet port or the built-in Wi-Fi for wireless Internet. Once connected, you can have access to Toshiba’s proprietary Net TV online service which has a variety of online applications and services. Some of these are popular ones like Netflix, Vudu and CinemaNow. You can also utilise the Yahoo! TV Widgets to keep in touch with the latest news and weather forecasts.
The audio components in the 55SL417U comprise of a 20W audio system. Audyssey Auto Volume Control is present in the audio system to eliminate any inconsistency that is present in the transition of different television programmes. The speaker system is invisible and is bottom-mounted. The TV itself is equipped with an analog (3.5mm) and digital (optical) audio output.
There is no doubt that the pictures produced by the 55SL417U are of superior quality. The utilization of the Edge LED backlight gives a higher contrast ratio with brighter whites and deeper blacks than traditional CCFL backlight LCD televisions. Viewing HD 1080p videos are not a problem at all with the resolution set at 1920 x 1080 and the blu-ray videos are displayed perfectly fine. The 120Hz refresh rate is double of that of a regular TV’s 60Hz. This ensures the reduction of any motion blur that is present is fast action videos and results in significantly clearer images for sports or fast action movies as compared to the regular LCD TV.
The 4 HDMI inputs provided are more than adequate. The remote is easy to use and most of the buttons are arranged in an organized fashion.
With the built-in Wi-Fi, streaming video content from the internet is a breeze. However, a high-speed Internet broadband connection is recommended if you want to get the best uninterrupted experience. It must also be noted that 1080p content that is streamed from the Internet may not look as sharp as those derived directly from a blu-ray disc.
The sound quality in the TV is sufficient enough to listen to the news but is not one which you would go for if you desire high-end home theater audio. There is also simply not enough bass to accompany the speakers. As such, it is recommended that you have a separate surround sound system like the ZVOX 575 for a better audio experience.
If you are an environmental conscious user, you will be pleased to know that the 55SL417U has advanced power saving features that exceed Energy Star requirements. If the TV is not handled for 4 hours either by the remote control or the control panel, it will also switch itself off. It also automatically switches itself off after 15 minutes if no signal is detected. This would definitely save you some money in your electric bills.
The Toshiba 55SL417U’s ultra thin design is a sight to behold in any living room. The variety of functions performed by the TV is impressive and it is wonderful that you can also use it as a computer monitor. In terms of performance to price this LED HDTV is among the top in the market right now.
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