Toshiba 32TL515U LED LCD 3D HDTV Review
We had such a hard time, we thought it was broken. Turns out this is just how the TV works: sluggishly and ineptly.
The internet features of the 32TL515U were much improved over other Toshiba models we've reviewed this year, in that they actually worked this time. Like many other manufacturers, Toshiba has partnered with Netflix to put a button on the remote to take you there instantly. As for the rest of the content available to you over the internet, Toshiba still uses the Yahoo! plug-and-play content platform, which performs like many of the other features on this TV: sluggish and painful to use. While it allows Toshiba someone to lean on to develop content partnerships and app, likely an onerous task for a hardware-oriented company, relying on Yahoo has cost them. Samsung, Sony, and Panasonic have pulled ahead. All developed their own little networks and the interface is both richer and easier than Yahoo's.
Local Media Playback
The 32TL515U has two USB ports, which allow it to play back video clips, music and photos from a USB mass storage device. While the menu for media playback is basic, it does look somewhat nice, and there are a few options for controlling slideshows.
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