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Toshiba 40TL868B - Full HD 40" LED 3D Smart TV (with Freeview HD) for £398.97 @ Currys

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Nice price for a 3D Smart TV - Still £499.99 @ Amazon

Brace yourself for stunning images, thanks to slick LED backlighting and Smart TV technologies with the Toshiba 40TL868B Full HD 40" LED 3D TV.

In the blink of an eye

This sophisticated 40TL868B television will astound you with 100Hz processing that delivers rapid response quality and vivid clarity for an immersive feel.

With 3D active shutter solution technology, you are sure to get the most out of all your multimedia. Be stunned by the television's Full HD and 3D capabilities and take part in an enhanced visual experience.

A smart world to be in

Thanks to WiFi capabilities through a WiFi USB dongle (sold separately), you can open yourself up to a world of possibilities with the Toshiba Smart TV facilities. Access internet TV content from YouTube, BBC iPlayer and Flickr as the 40TL868B gives you the very best Internet content.

You also gain access to Toshiba Places, offering Internet content from Viewster, Woomi, Box Office 365 and more, all accessed via your television with utmost ease.

Defining television and connectivity

Get to grips with excellent high definition quality on your 40TL868B as the built-in Freeview offers Full HD pictures, making watching regular TV more of a thrill than ever before.

With USB connections you can make the most of your playback capabilities and enjoy your media on the big screen.

The Toshiba 40TL868B Full HD 40" LED 3D TV also comes equipped with four HDMI ports, ideal for connecting various devices like Satellite boxes, HD camcorders, games consoles and SVGA input for your PC or laptop!

A comprehensive, well-rounded television, the Toshiba 40TL868B Full HD 40" LED 3D TV offers stunning picture quality and superb features to enhance your entertainment experience.

Screen
Format 16:9
Screen size 40"
HD standard HD TV 1080p

Frame rate 100 Hz

Brightness (in cd/m²) 400 cd/m²
Contrast 5,000,000:1
Response time (in ms) 8 ms
Resolution (horizontal x vertical - in pixels) 1920 x 1080
Viewing angle (horizontal/vertical - in°) 178

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    dooper
    Nobull
    This seems like a an absolute blistering deal! Have some heat.

    If only I had £400 to spend on a telly :(
    cannibalwombat
    Seems like a smashing deal, heat added!
    JayDubya
    Paid this back in January from JL with 5 year warranty.

    This is a very nice TV, esp for the money, I cannot personally comment on the 3D (never used it) but it too is apparently good. The glasses are wildly expensive though. The picture is crisp and colours very natural. It does take a bit of tweaking to get backlight flare under control, but easily done to an acceptable level.

    However, some units have been prone to a (very superficial in my opinion) occasional flicker which cannot be corrected. The outcome of this though has been positive for many, in that they have been given replacement TVs of a higher spec as replacements, direct from Toshiba (or offered a refund).

    I got the flicker - I only started noticing it after reading about it, which is an indication of how trivial it was for me! But I now have a 42" 600Hz set with built in wifi instead :)

    The tv is a very slick looking unit with an extremely thin bezel.

    I will add that the sound is not the best, lacking in any real bass, beyond the expected reduced bass of this genre of TV.

    EDIT: This tv contains a nice Samsung panel, as does its successor, the 40TL963.

    Edited By: JayDubya on Aug 10, 2012 10:15
    gazzalfc0985
    Bought the same TV for £425 a few months ago and had the same problem as JayDubya

    Was also offered the same replacement as JayDubya (£800+ tv for the price of the old TV. You're hardly going to say no are you :P )

    Toshiba have currently released a firmware which they say corrects the problem. But don't have the TV anymore so dont know if it works

    I did use the 3D on this TV and it really was good though it is an active shutter 3D so expect to pay £60+ for a pair of glasses.

    Looks really nice and pretty easy to use. The smart features are good with the inclusion of iPlayer
    purekillforce
    Question - I've been after a 3D TV not for the 3D, but for the high refresh rate, as i saw a friend of mine playing xbox on his 3DTV and when he looked around (playing an FPS), there was no blur due to the high refresh rate of the TV (so he told me). So, will the 100Hz refresh rate of this TV provide that slick smoothing effect when playing games?

    Edited By: purekillforce on Aug 10, 2012 10:25
    nikunj87
    I got this from M&S some time back. I am no TV expert but I can definitely say, we have no regrets on getting this one...
    MrMetallica
    I have the 46" version of this TV (Toshiba 46TL868B), and if this 40" is the same specs, it's a cracking TV. The picture quality is awesome, and the 3D is just brilliant.

    You can pick up some 3D glasses that work with these via eBay for about £25, and they work just fine.

    If I have to be critical about something, it's the software of the television that lets it down. The EPG is awfully clunky, and changing channels/volume can be a little slow at times. The rest of the TV more than makes up for this though, and it is something you get used to over time.

    purekillforce
    Question - I've been after a 3D TV not for the TV, but for the high refresh rate, as i saw a friend of mine playing xbox on his 3DTV and when he looked around (playing an FPS), there was no blur due to the high refresh rate of the TV (so he told me). So, will the 100Hz refresh rate of this TV provide that slick smoothing effect when playing games?


    I play PS3 on mine fairly regularly and the screen seems to cope great with games, nice and smooth and crystal clear. I'm not sure what factor the refresh rate plays in this however, but it's good enough for me.
    privatepyle11
    Great price, any discount codes for currys?
    dwattsy21
    JayDubya
    Paid this back in January from JL with 5 year warranty.

    This is a very nice TV, esp for the money, I cannot personally comment on the 3D (never used it) but it too is apparently good. The glasses are wildly expensive though. The picture is crisp and colours very natural. It does take a bit of tweaking to get backlight flare under control, but easily done to an acceptable level.

    However, some units have been prone to a (very superficial in my opinion) occasional flicker which cannot be corrected. The outcome of this though has been positive for many, in that they have been given replacement TVs of a higher spec as replacements, direct from Toshiba (or offered a refund).

    I got the flicker - I only started noticing it after reading about it, which is an indication of how trivial it was for me! But I now have a 42" 600Hz set with built in wifi instead :)

    The tv is a very slick looking unit with an extremely thin bezel.

    I will add that the sound is not the best, lacking in any real bass, beyond the expected reduced bass of this genre of TV
    EDIT: This tv containse Sasung panel, as does its successor, the 40TL963.


    It's supposed to have flicker, its a smart TV.
    Darkscience
    Great tv, had it for a few months now and no flicker or problems at all, games do play in 100hz and they look stunning, those who have been given 600hz sets as replacements for this tv have been duped as 600hz is a software trick and in no way compares to 100 or 200hz true motion.

    Freeview HD is excellent, the only downside for me is that it's not PVR ready but that really is a small gripe, it also has a built in satellite tuner and picks up all sats and channels my motorised dish can acquire which is a great plus, just to clarify the sat tuner is not freesat.

    3D is excellent especially via bluray, here's a link for 3D glasses, 2 pairs for £44.95 or open to best offers.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270986578766?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_8154wt_1186
    davemichael
    £6 cashback if ordered through Topcashback, or Quidco.
    NinjaBaz
    Very poor set in my opinion. Had one when they were released and my original set and both replacements all had the Black horizontal line issue, which was far from superficial, it was downright annoying appearing anywhere between 10 and 30+ times per evening.

    The set is very neat with the thin bezel (initially the thing that attracted me to it) but picture suffers from poor response times and is not a great set for fast moving action.

    The EPG is terrible, very cluttered and looks like it was produced on Deluxe Paint III on the Amiga! The set takes on eternity to switch on from standby and is generally slow to respond in normal use too. Also, the set has 'active vision' which supposedly adds frames to make action smoother. It is a gimmick that doesn't work on this range, and if anything, makes the picture worse. After viewing LG and Samsung's version of active vision, it truly shows how little effect the Toshiba software has. It is very much a bottom of the range Toshiba set.

    Unable to recommend I'm afraid. I went for the LG 42LS575T which is superior in every way (does not have 3D, but not an issue for me).

    Edited By: NinjaBaz on Aug 10, 2012 11:28
    tiredtraveller
    Just paid £539 in store at currys 4 days ago, anyway to get a refund? Still in box
    NinjaBaz
    tiredtraveller
    Just paid £539 in store at currys 4 days ago, anyway to get a refund? Still in box


    Yep, take it back and say you've changed your mind. If it's unopened (or in saleable as-new condition) they will give a refund :)
    davemichael
    NinjaBaz
    Unable to recommend I'm afraid. I went for the LG 42LS575T which is superior in every way (does not have 3D, but not an issue for me).
    That has a refresh rate of 50Hz. Isn't that supposed to be worse? I thought generally the higher the Hz the less flicker?
    Darkscience
    NinjaBaz
    Very poor set in my opinion. Had one when they were released and my original set and both replacements all had the Black horizontal line issue, which was far from superficial, it was downright annoying appearing anywhere between 10 and 30+ times per evening.

    The set is very neat with the thin bezel (initially the thing that attracted me to it) but picture suffers from poor response times and is not a great set for fast moving action.

    The EPG is terrible, very cluttered and looks like it was produced on Deluxe Paint III on the Amiga! The set takes on eternity to switch on from standby and is generally slow to respond in normal use too. Also, the set has 'active vision' which supposedly adds frames to make action smoother. It is a gimmick that doesn't work on this range, and if anything, makes the picture worse. After viewing LG and Samsung's version of active vision, it truly shows how little effect the Toshiba software has. It is very much a bottom of the range Toshiba set.

    Unable to recommend I'm afraid. I went for the LG 42LS575T which is superior in every way (does not have 3D, but not an issue for me).


    I agree with the EPG statement entirely, it definitely needs upgrading in future firmware. The 100hz on this tv is not software produced it's hardware, software active motion is 600hz and a gimmick, this tv is not 600hz.
    davemichael
    Can this, and most new TV's sit on a shelf or be fixed to the wall?
    Darkscience
    davemichael
    NinjaBaz
    Unable to recommend I'm afraid. I went for the LG 42LS575T which is superior in every way (does not have 3D, but not an issue for me).
    That has a refresh rate of 50Hz. Isn't that supposed to be worse? I thought generally the higher the Hz the less flicker?


    50hz??? no it's 100hz.
    davemichael
    Darkscience
    davemichael
    NinjaBaz
    Unable to recommend I'm afraid. I went for the LG 42LS575T which is superior in every way (does not have 3D, but not an issue for me).
    That has a refresh rate of 50Hz. Isn't that supposed to be worse? I thought generally the higher the Hz the less flicker?


    50hz??? no it's 100hz.
    Maybe I am reading the wrong thing, don't understand it or the Curry's description is wrong but it does say:

    LG 42LS575T Full HD 42" LED TV
    Not only is This Smart TV ultra thin, it has the advantage of our exclusive built-in Wi-Fi feature, allowing you to stream catch-up TV services and movies across your wireless network.
    Smart TV: Catch Up TV & Social & Full Web
    Tuner: Freeview HD
    Frequency: 50Hz
    Internet Connection: WiFi built-in


    Edited By: davemichael on Aug 10, 2012 11:58

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