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Toshiba 50L5200U LCD HDTV Review

Just can't compare to Toshiba’s L7200U flagship series.

$1,099.00 50 in.
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Introduction

The 50L5200U is an affordable, no-frills television from Toshiba that's available at a surprisingly low MSRP of $1099. We recently reviewed Toshiba's flagship series for this year, the L7200U, and it proved to be a very high-quality smart TV for the comparably low price it retails for. In that regard, we were very excited to see if the mid-range L5200U series would match that same quality.

Unfortunately, the 50L5200U showed us some mixed, but generally unfavorable, results. It tested with strong screen dynamics and a healthy contrast ratio, but most of its other core performance features were either dead average or quite lackluster. The Toshiba 50L5200U is not a bad TV, but its performance parameters are not great when you consider that it offers no 3D or smart support, and is thus just okay at the one thing it's capable of doing.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Tour & Design
  4. Connectivity
  5. Performance
  6. Picture Quality
  7. Screen Performance
  8. Audio
  9. Power Consumption
  10. Calibration
  11. Software & Internet
  12. Software & Interface
  13. Conclusion
  14. Photo Gallery
  15. Ratings & Specs

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