Toshiba 48U7653DB  ultra HD 4k 3D smart TV 48" £429 at argos
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Toshiba 48U7653DB ultra HD 4k 3D smart TV 48" £429 at argos

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Found 2nd Jan 2015
Seems to check a lot of boxes for the money! 3D, UHD (4k), 48"

I was keen to buy this a few weeks ago when it was on for the same money, but it went back up to over £600. Now it looks like I might get another bite of the cherry. 3D glasses not included, but availabler from ebay for around £15.
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If it's passive 3D you can buy the glasses from poundland/world.
I believe it to be active 3d
Looks good - but ( yes there's always one ) only one HDMI? Beggars belief really that they throw a load at the viewing part but overlook the connectivity angle

Heat added as its a good price just a pity it lacks things like additional ports
Heat
pennyfarthing88

Looks good - but ( yes there's always one ) only one HDMI? Beggars belief … Looks good - but ( yes there's always one ) only one HDMI? Beggars belief really that they throw a load at the viewing part but overlook the connectivity angle :(Heat added as its a good price just a pity it lacks things like additional ports


You're wrong btw.
Hi there,
The TV has 1 scart, 1 component, 1 VGA, 4 HDMI & 3 USB
Dryosh

You're wrong btw. Hi there,The TV has 1 scart, 1 component, 1 VGA, 4 HDMI … You're wrong btw. Hi there,The TV has 1 scart, 1 component, 1 VGA, 4 HDMI & 3 USB



Hello,

If I'm wrong then fair enough' I stand corrected.
I'm not convinced on Argos Q&A or the pictures of this model though so unless you or somebody else can suggest ( prove ) otherwise then I'll stand by my comment.

Happy to be proven wrong though - anytime
Edited by: "PennyTrader" 2nd Jan 2015
pennyfarthing88

Hello,If I'm wrong then fair enough' I stand corrected.I'm not convinced … Hello,If I'm wrong then fair enough' I stand corrected.I'm not convinced on Argos Q&A or the pictures of this model though so unless you or somebody else can suggest ( prove ) otherwise then I'll stand by my comment.Happy to be proven wrong though - anytime



Ok I looked into it a bit more and tesco spec says it has 3 and an Amazon question also gets the answer of 3.
I don't believe any modern tv has only 1 HDMI port, even my cheapy 3/4 year old celcus has 4.
Edited by: "Dryosh" 2nd Jan 2015
pennyfarthing88

Hello,If I'm wrong then fair enough' I stand corrected.I'm not convinced … Hello,If I'm wrong then fair enough' I stand corrected.I'm not convinced on Argos Q&A or the pictures of this model though so unless you or somebody else can suggest ( prove ) otherwise then I'll stand by my comment.Happy to be proven wrong though - anytime



This would suggest 4x HDMI:
http://tveu.compal-toshiba.com/uk/en/u76-series.html
Go to 48", then information located under 'Connections'
HTH.
Edited by: "Lunartick" 2nd Jan 2015
Dryosh

Ok I looked into it a bit more and tesco spec says it has 3 and an Amazon … Ok I looked into it a bit more and tesco spec says it has 3 and an Amazon question also gets the answer of 3. I don't believe any modern tv has only 1 HDMI port, even my cheapy 3/4 year old celcus has 4.



Fair enough - your right I'm wrong' happy to be wrong' I've just got rid of an LG TV that had 3 X HDMI' only one of which worked as the other 2 were for possible add ons by engineers ( obviously when LG thought of TVs rather like a desktop pc and things can be added on request at a premium price )

Thanks for checking
Lunartick

This would suggest 4x … This would suggest 4x HDMI:http://tveu.compal-toshiba.com/uk/en/u76-series.htmlGo to 48", then information located under 'Connections'HTH.



Ok thanks
Anyone found any reviews on this tv
pictures show 3 side mounted hdmi and 2 usb3 ports and another of each on the rear
pennyfarthing88

Looks good - but ( yes there's always one ) only one HDMI? Beggars belief … Looks good - but ( yes there's always one ) only one HDMI? Beggars belief really that they throw a load at the viewing part but overlook the connectivity angle :(Heat added as its a good price just a pity it lacks things like additional ports


Argos pix clearly show 3 x side-facing HDMI on LHS and 1 x rear-facing HDMI on rear. Looking at the user manual, this is a supermarket Vestel re-badge. The manual doesn't appear to state the number of HDMI connections, but it does suggest you don't eat the two batteries included for the remote. USB is stated to support a very comprehensive set of codecs including HEVC 4K2K@60fps at some ridiculously high bitrate. Might be possible to find the same set cheaper with a different badge such as Bush, Digihome, Finlux, etc. User manual can be viewed in any browser here.

Excuse my ignorance & all that, & please feel free to drag my a$$ out the Dark Ages & stuff (hahaha), but ...

Whats the difference between 'Passive' 3D, & 'Active' 3D?, &/or what is 'Active 3D', & what is 'Passive 3D'?, thanx in advance. :-)
Seems a great deal for the money. Heat added.

Shame I can't find any reviews, other than the argos ones.
Just for the fun of it I must ask. Is this another television made by the evil superpower Vestrel or his trusty sidekick the ultimate UMC? Must resist the evil cheap price tag ray.
sterlingdeal

Just for the fun of it I must ask. Is this another television made by the … Just for the fun of it I must ask. Is this another television made by the evil superpower Vestrel or his trusty sidekick the ultimate UMC? Must resist the evil cheap price tag ray.



made by vestel
Thought so
Ronnie Pickering said it's not all that.....
arjun311

Ronnie Pickering said it's not all that.....



Who is "Ronnie Pickering"?

deanos

made by vestel



why did Toshiba lose there way, it was only a few years ago they were so proud of making there large sets in Plymouth, they all had stickers on being very bold about it? now they rebrand?
Toshiba did and presented the very first 4k in the world market if I am not wrong, I saw that at JL oxford street 5 years ago, it had 3d without glasses but was crap. 55" and price was around £8000.
Anyway, do not expect much, surely does not upscale to 4k, sd and hd picture will be degraded. Wondering if it is good to be used as a monitor, can see it does 60hz at 4k but not sure if @ chroma 4-4-4, response might be slow
Edited by: "bobo53" 2nd Jan 2015
lpoolm

why did Toshiba lose there way, it was only a few years ago they were so … why did Toshiba lose there way, it was only a few years ago they were so proud of making there large sets in Plymouth, they all had stickers on being very bold about it? now they rebrand?



Even some Panasonic TV's are now made by Vestel, its a shame they have to do this nowadays, but many people shop on price not quality, you watch your TV for hours every single day so its worth paying for a quality TV IMO
I'm not sure about the price/quality debate. I can't see any reason not to buy this unless it really is rubbish. I certainly don't spend hours every day in front of my TV. I have a friend with a Bang and Olaffsen (whatever) TV that must have cost many thousands when it was new. Its an old CRT of 27". My point is that tech is evolving so fast that you are probably going to change it after 5 years anyway.
Is it a really good deal?
Should one cancel delivery of 50LF652V and go with this deal?

Did you get the same price at co op?

dzordzmakowiec

Is it a really good deal?Should one cancel delivery of 50LF652V and go … Is it a really good deal?Should one cancel delivery of 50LF652V and go with this deal?


Did you get the LG for 429 at co-op electrical? It's an LG which is probably better but not 4k which is probably worse. Its bigger, which is probably better, but passive 3D rather than active, which is probably worse.
And it will blow up after 2 days as it is toshiba and if you can get through to their customer unhelpful line they will literally tell you to go away. Avoid their products at all costs
deanos

Even some Panasonic TV's are now made by Vestel, its a shame they have to … Even some Panasonic TV's are now made by Vestel, its a shame they have to do this nowadays, but many people shop on price not quality, you watch your TV for hours every single day so its worth paying for a quality TV IMO



Are you telling me or asking me??
My mum ...who used to be in a care Home ..They had a Toshiba in one of the sitting roms....and im not kidding I was really taken aback at the picture quality Top notch.....I had a look at the back of it took down the serial N0 and did a bit of Googling ...and it was indeed a Vestel .....and this 32" was hooked up to Freeeview on the homes shared Ariel ...but like everything in life you pays your money you takes your chances.....The old gy next room had coughed up for a brand new Panasonic and payed through the nose and the picture was crap compared to the Toshiba.
pennyfarthing88

Looks good - but ( yes there's always one ) only one HDMI? Beggars belief … Looks good - but ( yes there's always one ) only one HDMI? Beggars belief really that they throw a load at the viewing part but overlook the connectivity angle :(Heat added as its a good price just a pity it lacks things like additional ports


no mate you are wrong, it has more than 1. this is an awesome tv!
Edited by: "detroid89" 2nd Jan 2015
Madhatchetman11

Did you get the same price at co op? Did you get the LG for 429 at co-op … Did you get the same price at co op? Did you get the LG for 429 at co-op electrical? It's an LG which is probably better but not 4k which is probably worse. Its bigger, which is probably better, but passive 3D rather than active, which is probably worse.


Actually I got LG from AO using price match against co-op for 419 incl delivery on Monday.
I don't think 2 inches will make a huge difference in this scale.
I`m still debating is 4k anything that I will be able to use in next few years (slow broadband, lack of 4k channels...).
As for Toshiba - as there is no glasses provided one needs to source them, any one 100% sure which ones will work with that Toshiba/compal?
pennyfarthing88

Looks good - but ( yes there's always one ) only one HDMI? Beggars belief … Looks good - but ( yes there's always one ) only one HDMI? Beggars belief really that they throw a load at the viewing part but overlook the connectivity angle :(Heat added as its a good price just a pity it lacks things like additional ports


It's got 4 HDMI.....!
amour3k

Excuse my ignorance & all that, & please feel free to drag my a$$ out the … Excuse my ignorance & all that, & please feel free to drag my a$$ out the Dark Ages & stuff (hahaha), but ...Whats the difference between 'Passive' 3D, & 'Active' 3D?, &/or what is 'Active 3D', & what is 'Passive 3D'?, thanx in advance. :-)


Active is impassive.
mcormack

It's got 4 HDMI.....!



Yes I know!! The question has been answered 10 times already!!!! Jeeeeez
amour3k

Excuse my ignorance & all that, & please feel free to drag my a$$ out the … Excuse my ignorance & all that, & please feel free to drag my a$$ out the Dark Ages & stuff (hahaha), but ...Whats the difference between 'Passive' 3D, & 'Active' 3D?, &/or what is 'Active 3D', & what is 'Passive 3D'?, thanx in advance. :-)



cnet.com/uk/…er/
cabbage10

http://www.product-reviews.net/2015/11/25/toshiba-48-inch-48u7653db-ultra-hd-tv-review-bewilderment/



After reading the comments in this review why would anyone consider buying this tv?!
crazy786

After reading the comments in this review why would anyone consider … After reading the comments in this review why would anyone consider buying this tv?!



Dunno. most of the complaints seems to be about the lack of 3d glasses. Still seems like a great deal of TV. Mind you, I am strictly an amateur user - not by any means a professional TV watcher
Madhatchetman11

Dunno. most of the complaints seems to be about the lack of 3d glasses. … Dunno. most of the complaints seems to be about the lack of 3d glasses. Still seems like a great deal of TV. Mind you, I am strictly an amateur user - not by any means a professional TV watcher



3d issues, poor smart ..doesn't leave you with much confidence in the tv
Went to argos and bought it, if will not like it will return it.
Monday LG is coming so will stand them next to each other and see whats the difference.
Doughter is watching now some movie on now tv.
Picture quality is ok.
Smart functions not tested yet, but looks like they are not worth mentioning.
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