It’s about Edge lighted LED TV, with a diagonal of 46 inches and has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This is also 3D ready model, but does not come with 3D glasses, but you have to buy them separately. Equipped with DVB-T and DVB-C tuner module has inbuilt WiFi and WiDi functionality. There are four HDMI inputs and two USB to play movies, pictures and music.
At last year’s TL Series for WiFi is a special USB dongle required, while in this year’s series WiFi module built into the TV itself, so there is no extra cost. He owns and USB recording, but for this project you need an external hard drive with a faster rate of entry to all that work. Toshiba has put into this model, and Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) support, so you can wirelessly transfer images to a compatible WiDi laptop. TL938′s Smart TV and features Toshiba Places portal with various Internet applications and services. Among them is Skype, video chat requires separate purchase of compatible Kameri?a. There is also a real browser, through which you can freely surf the internet. Tuners that are present in this model as DVB-T and DVB-C.
You might have noticed that there are no sensors of touch as some other models, but on the left side of the TV we have a classic buttons for power, volume control and changing channels. Number of connections is quite good, so I believe that will be the place to connect all of your devices. Let’s see what we got back and sides of the connection:
- Input for logos or antenna cable
- 3 x HDMI inputs
- Digital audio input (optical)
- LAN port
- RGB PC (VGA) input
- USB port
- Video-Audio and Component Video Inputs
Side by side:
- USB port
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Common Interface slot
In the advanced options, there are also a possibility of setting automatic sensor lighting, LED lighting control, Active Vision option to interpolate frames, Resolution + option up scale resolution content, etc.. There is also a Pro settings menu, where you can find Test Pattern, automatic color calibration color meter using a special Toshiba, White Balance calibration in two-or ten-point calibration and automatic Gamma, again using Toshiba color meter that is sold separately.
In the Preferences, you can adjust the 3D effect, network settings, and many other things. On the other hand, the System option sets things like land, language, settings for digital tuners, system information and the option to upgrade firmware over the network.
By switching from channel to channel gain useful information stored in the rectangles on the screen, which include the name of the channel, resolution, aspect, language, date, time, sound information, end-show or movie and things like that. This model also features a digital guide, which is a bit cluttered information on these shows and films on various channels.
Toshiba TL938′s Smart TV features such as Toshiba Places portal. There you can find the distribution of the different categories, such as Video Place, Music Place, Social Place, News Place, Game Place, services and Favourite Web Browser. Place video contains services Viewster, YouTube and Dailymotion, which you surely already know. Music Place has two internet service provider, such as iConcerts and Aupeo radio through which you can skip songs. Social Place requires you to first create the Toshiba account, which you can tie up your Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Dailymotion account. News Place for News contains services such as Euronews, France24 and MeteoNews to weather. In the end, Game Place has only one service called Funspot, where you can find four simple games – Rockswap, Sudoku, Chess and Dracula’s coffin.
We can say that the Toshiba TL983 pretty good model for its price point. Yes, I agree, the design may not be as appealing as say Samsung with its very thin edges and thin profile, but its silver frame with imitation brushed metal has a certain charm, and fits neatly into the atmosphere. Its remote to us on the other side did not like, because it’s a bit bulky and not very pleasant to use. This is Edge LED backlit TV with FullHD resolution screen, with the image quality was quite good.
Quality A-MVA type panel offered a good level of depth of color and contrast, we note again – two things that play an essential role in image quality. Scaling of standard-definition material was really good, so we were very pleased. Hollywood images present regimes have provided accurate color and gamma values??, so that the need for hardware calibration is not great. Connectivity in this model is good because you have four HDMI inputs, which will allow you to connect all your AV devices or consoles.
- Exact out-of-box picture settings (Hollywood image mode)
- Excellent contrast and depth of black
- A good number of connections
- Good material and scaling of SD video processing
- Built-in WiFi module and WiDi connectivity
- A good mobile resolution mode thanks to Active Vision
- 3D ready
- DTS audio support is not present
- There is no possibility of separation Blur and Judder algorithms
- High input lag
- Poor screen uniformity
- Unnatural sharpness of text from PC sources
- DVB-T tuner is useful for us because we use T2 standard