Toshiba L7333 50 “smart TV of contrasts




Toshiba L7333 50 “smart TV of contrasts

In recent times we have Tweakers viewed the necessary expensive TVs. Top models are of course interesting because of new technologies, such as OLED and 4k. With prices of many thousands of euros, the most expensive OLED models about eight thousand euros or more should cost, however, they are for the most time being unreachable.

Time to watch a television that does have a great view and has the necessary features, but which nevertheless purchase with a normal salary. The Toshiba L7 series provides with features like smart TV and 3D display, and with prices starting at around 500 euros, on paper great value for money. There are three different image sizes: 40 , 50 and 58 inches. The model we looked at is available from 800 euros and has a 50 “- edge-lit LCD panel.

We looked at the interface and evaluated the usability of the smart TV section. We felt the 3D display and the automatic calibration of the tooth, and of course we have expanded measure of image quality at the same level as that of the more expensive models.
Appearance and connections

The appearance of the L7 is a neat, well-kept impression, but the materials used reveal that it is not very expensive television. Especially the matte black plastic border around the screen does not look luxurious, but it is on the sides and top only 17mm wide. The edge below the screen is such a 26mm high, the majority of which is formed by a strip of brushed metal such 16mm, with rounded corners. The Toshiba logo is on the left side of the metal strip and on the right is to be found, which glows red when the TV is off and green when the unit is in operation. Round LED indicator Also sit on the right below the screen the infrared remote sensor and an ambient light sensor. Bottom center of the screen is a bulge containing four Infrared for active 3D glasses.
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The TV is on a rectangular base of 23x52cm, with silver plastic is finished. The foot has the same rounded corners as the incompetent side of the TV cabinet. The television is fixed by means of a gloss-finished aluminum cylinder in the foot. The TV is also suitable for wall mounting and is provided with VESA screw holes on the back. At the top is 46mm thick and the TV at the bottom is the case more deeply, about 60mm, to accommodate the speakers.
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To operate the TV without remote sit back there a few buttons, which left from the front to find the affected. Only the most basic functions without remote control. Moreover down from the rear view right, from top to bottom a CI + slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, three HDMI ports, one of which has a support for MHL and another for arc , and two USB 2.0 ports. These connectors are mounted at an angle of ninety degrees, so that normal plugs to use when the TV is hung on the wall.
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The antenna connector is mounted at an angle. The connections above, however, can pose a problem for wall mounting and may need to purchase to get into the tight space between wall and TV. Things appropriate special cables with angled plugs The following connections are right back mounted: component and composite video in, RJ45 wired network, Toslink optical audio out, fourth HDMI jack, SCART and VGA connector. The power cord is attached to the TV mounted and is about 140cm not very long, which is the use of a rotating wall mount difficult. Toshiba L7333 50 “smart TV of contrasts

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Measurement and Calibration

The Toshiba L7 can calibrate itself through a special colorimeter that can be. Connected to a USB port The required Toshiba Picture Analyzer is not included with the TV standard and costs at the time of writing some 150 euros. The Toshiba TPA-1 is actually an X-rite colorimeter, which is released under its own brand. The X-Rite i1 Display Pro, our old redactiecolorimeter, also works with the TV.

Before we go, we calibrate the TV put on display mode Hollywood Pro and all “picture enhancers” disabled. We first measured the maximum brightness. With the backlight on hundreds we arrive at 375cd / m². This great value, it is possible to check if there is sunlight shining into the viewing area, though pleasant daytime TV is direct sunlight on the screen, of course, something to be avoided.

Then it was the ANSI contrast measurement at the turn. ANSI-contrast After we have taken the average of the black and white areas, we arrive at a contrast of up to 4276:1. This is a very good value for a LCDTV in this price range. With such high contrast that Toshiba makes many high-end television from behind.

We have put the backlight at 34 and then came to 133cd / m², a pleasant brightness to watch in a room with low light. We have chosen the Hollywood Pro preset because it is the best starting values ​​and can best be set. We did a first grayscale measurement.
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With an average color temperature of 7190 kelvin what we are above the ideal value of 6504 kelvin, causing the colors to some cool eyes. The average range is about 2.6 on the high side, so dark details may be lost. Next we have the primary and secondary colors measured. Toshiba 50L5333 kleur voor
Manual Calibration

With an average delta E of 3.08 in 2000, the primary and secondary colors certainly not bad, though exhibiting blue like a small mistake. Before we went to work with automatic calibration, we have started working with a two-point calibration gray. Yourself first With our calibrated Spectracal C6 colorimeter, we checked all the changes we have made. Ultimately, we chose the following settings: Blue Offset -1, Red-gain 3, Green and Blue gain gain -1 -2. Because of these differences are exemplary values ​​are not readily usable in other televisions. After our two-point calibration, this was the result:

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We see a nearly perfect grayscale, which we are very pleased. Unfortunately, the Toshiba L3 no manual range settings, so we had to move to a ten-point calibration gray, but there was no time for that. The primary and secondary colors looked after the two-point calibration gray like this: Toshiba 50L5333 kleur na Especially blue from just a little off, but with an average delta E of just over 2 we very satisfied. The L7 has a color management system for both the primary and secondary colors, so if you have the time for it, you can get the primary colors even better. Many, however, is not to get there.
Automatic calibration

After we calibrated the TV with the hand we have the TPA first tried to see if the automatic calibration does better. We viewed the result with our calibrated Spectracal C6 colorimeter: Toshiba 50L5333 tpa-1 The result is a bit disappointing. The average color temperature is somewhat improved from 7190 to 6836 kelvin gone, but the color temperature fluctuates now more than the standard Hollywood Pro setting. Also, the gamma graph become somewhat careless and even though we had requested, the TV for 2.2 gamma value is the average gamma value of 2.5 on average still too high. The primary and secondary colors after automatic calibration remained virtually unchanged and are therefore not as good as with a manual calibration with a good colorimeter.

The biggest problem of the automatic calibration is in all probability the colorimeter. For around 150 euros, you can directly buy a calibrated colorimeter, which are considerably more expensive. We also went to our old X-Rite i1 Display Pro tried, but gave similar results. If you have a Toshiba TV and you want to calibrate it, so you better once a professional with good equipment hire yourself getting started with the relatively cheap tpa-1.

Finally we have the inputlag measured. The inputlag is the time that the television is required to give an offer signal and is important for the playing of action games. With the TV in game mode the inputlag about 49ms. That is on the high side and thus start games for which a rapid response is important, what to be difficult. Playable

Next page (3d and remote – 4/8) 3d and remote

If you want to look at the L7 3d glasses you own the necessary need to buy, because they are not included. Toshiba uses active glasses, which are more expensive than passive glasses of competition. With a price of around thirty euro they pay well, but still you will not be inclined to buy when there are guests. extra glasses Toshiba FPT-AG03

The glasses work on a cr2032 lithium battery that lasts a hundred and twenty hours. So you can sixty films to view, but it is important to get spare batteries at home because they are not rechargeable. The glasses must be turned on with a small button on top. As time passes with no sync signal is received, it will automatically switch off to save battery power. Toshiba FPT-AG03

With a weight of 28 grams, the glasses nice and light, so they’re fine. However, the glass on the small side, so you sit a little off the black edges to look. Wearers can combine their own glasses with the 3D glasses, but the comfort is not great. Furthermore, there is the problem of the edges that are in the way even more for eyeglass wearers, because the 3D glasses are then further from the eye is.

The system works fine. The picture is also in 3d bright enough and there is little crosstalk. Well you see the glasses spectacles flashing, making it look less quiet than passive 3d. Especially if there is ambient light in the viewing area, is the flashing of the glasses on. The great advantage of the current system is that, unlike TVs with passive 3D display, full 1080p resolution remains in 3d and, nice 3D look after a short adjustment period, the Toshiba L7.
Remote control

Toshiba delivers a conventional infrared remote control along with the L7. The device, most of which is exported, silver looks like a design from the eighties of the last century has been used, which some extra controls for smart TVs have been added. On the back is a ledge where your index finger against it will look like if you use the black smart TV section. The buttons on top are too far away to use without changing your grip. The batteries are at the bottom, which would fall if you need the top buttons, so the remote must regroup. Remote back Afstandsbediening

Falls to the layout thus enhance the necessary but also the imprint of the keys could be better. Some of the white keys have a gray print, so they are not always easy to read. Moreover, the used rubber keys are known imprinted off easy wear after frequent use and it does not help that small lettering for inscriptions are used.
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Next page (Sound and energy – 5/8) Noise and power consumption

Toshiba has speakers hidden under the television. They are facing down, so you will only hear sound indirectly. Although television bottom is thicker at the back, leaving more room for the speakers, there will be no real bass out. Yet, for flat TV standards, quite a nice sounding system. The maximum volume is quite good and there is a function that reduces the dynamic range so that roommates do not suffer from a sudden shooting scene in a movie and dialogue still appears. Intelligible to a comfortable level Toshiba 50L5333

As always, we recommend that fans of movies and concerts to use for the best sound experience, an external soundbar or AV receiver, but the speaker of the L7 sounds better than some considerably more expensive TVs. The headphone jack can be disconnected from the speakers and then gets its own volume control. This is ideal for hard of hearing people who listen to the TV through headphones. Other viewers can then through the TV speakers the same program at a normal level, for some people, a feature not to overestimate value.

In standby mode, the TV consumes the manufacturer 0.3W Below is our 2W power meter is not accurate enough for precise measurements, but the manufacturer seems to be wrong in any case. Toshiba gives you the possibility to run through.’s Smart TV section in standby Then the television starts faster, but takes the stand-by consumption considerably, up to 23W.

“The standby consumption increases substantially, up to 23W”

In economic mode, the TV does almost twenty seconds before the image is visible and in the not so efficient mode that is ten times faster. Will you use direct smart TV after switching to or from a menu, you have the least efficient mode, minute and a half to wait until the TV is completely started. The long wait in the inefficient mode is not necessary, but so you pay a high price in the form of a very high standby consumption.

When watching television, energy consumption is fine. As we noted 107W maximum consumption of the backlight 100. The TV has a brightness of 375cd / m². This high brightness is required only if you are watching TV with a lot of ambient light. If we set the backlight to 34, wherein the television with such 133cd / m² brightness produces a pleasant evening watching lowered energy consumption to 59W. A perfect score for a 50 “TV.

The lowest energy that we measured is 36W, with the backlight to 0. In this mode, the picture is even in a fully darkened room too dark and so we find this setting does not make sense. The TV is equipped with an ambient light sensor, so that the backlight can be. Automatically Because not too high to set the level relative to the ambient light, it is possible to save money without you in terms of handing kijkkomfort automatically. Energy Interface and Smart TV

If a fast, beautiful interface on his TV wants, the L7 better to skip because Toshiba shows here is really a couple of stabbing attack. Due to the slow response to commands from the remote control allows the television does not operate pleasant. Especially opening the menu or Smart TV delivers a delay, allowing the user to regularly wonder whether he has been pressed. The button on the remote There is no LED that indicates that the infrared signal is received. As a result you are sometimes tempted to press the same button again so that the menu you wanted to evoke equal disappears from the screen. Also, turning off the TV takes a few seconds, so sometimes the TV accidentally immediately back on.

The interface looks pretty neat, but looks a little dated and contains here and there grammatical or spelling errors. It seems that the interface is not rendered at 1080p and should be. Therefore scaled to the native resolution This will see the text of the interface pixelated. Some institutions require some searching. Thus, the image menu two submenus “Advanced Picture Settings” called and you have to guess what you need yourself. Toshiba 50L5333
Smart TV

Where to wish the menus on the left L7 but workable, the smart TV experience downright disappointing. The operation is slow and clumsy. In addition, the app-offer very limited. There is no application store and the screens are not to your own preference share. What you see in apps depends on your locale and the Netherlands apparently is a little off the boat at Toshiba. International video services such as Netflix, YouTube and Vimeo are present, but the Dutch video services is only Uitzendinggemist available. Toshiba 50L5333

The software is buggy and seems only half finished. It’s also annoying that on some screens advertisements are shown with sound. If you switch between smart TV main screens, sometimes you get a few seconds fullscreen TV to see and you can see the color temperature switch back and forth. It is possible to the TV with an app from Toshiba to operate, but that does not really better than the infrared remote control. The only bright spot that we found is that it just does WiDi. On most smart TVs WiDi does not fact or bad.
Media Player

The L7 has an onboard media player that can handle photos, videos and music. The files can be played from a connected USB device or over the network via DLNA. The media player seems only half finished. If you have a USB stick or hard drive connection with ntfs formatted, the device is not recognized. You must use the FAT32 hard drives and USB sticks if you want to use. The L7 Also, when playing movies with the media player we encountered problems. So turns the TV movies with DTS audio to silent films and we get to see. No subtitles This is the use of the built-in media player, limited and you will soon rely on an external device to play movies. Them off Toshiba 50L5333

Next page (Specifications – 7/8) Specifications
Brand and model
Category Televisions
Brand Toshiba
Product Toshiba L7333DG
Execution 50 ”
Rate and Review
Lowest price € 749, –
Number of providers 8 stores
First prize entry Saturday, September 14, 2013
Image Properties
Diagonal 50 ”
Refresh Rate 100Hz
HD specification Full HD
Viewing Angle 178 °
Image Brightness 400
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Response 6ms
Receive Standard NTSC, PAL, SECAM
3D support Yes
3D technology Active
2D conversion Yes
Included 3D glasses 1
Display Technology
Television Type LCD
Backlight Led: Edge-lit
Resolution (TV) 1920×1080 (Full HD 1080p)
Contrast (static) 3,000:1
Online Features
Chat Capabilities Skype
Tuner Type Analog, DVB-C, DVB-C HD, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Common Interface CI +
Video Component Video, Composite, D-Sub (VGA), 4x HDMI, Scart
Compound (Audio) Digital Audio (S / PDIF)
Connection (Ethernet) Ethernet 100Mbit / s
(USB) 2x USB 2.0
Wi-Fi No
Speakers Internal Stereo
Speaker Power (RMS) 20W
Power Consumption 75.9 W
Power Consumption (Standby) 0.3 W
Television properties 24p
Teletext pages in memory 500
Bracket Mounting Vesa 400x200mm
TV color Black
Bezelmateriaal Brushed metal
Dimensions and weight
Height 733mm
Height (without stand) 675mm
Width 1,131 m
Depth 232mm
Depth (without stand) 59mm
Weight 20kg
Other specifications
Manufacturer’s warranty 2 years carry in
More information Product information from the manufacturerConclusion

On most smart TV deployments is necessary to notice, and the first one we really like is yet to be made, but Toshiba is certainly one of the lesser. It all works so uncomfortable that we are the smart tv portion preferably avoided and therefore prefer to move to a tablet or smartphone. Actually, we only find a Netflix app that adds something to the Toshiba L7.

“Reproducing sound and image is still the main function”

If you do not like smart TV is important, it is a pretty good TV. The operation could have been better, but the picture and sound are fine. The colors are so out of the box a little too cool, but most TVs suffer from. The contrast ratio is important when it comes to image quality and L7 can in this area compete with the best LCDTV’s.

The sound is above average. There is, in the case of flat TVs simply little place for speakers, thus displaying real bass not among the possibilities. However, we have seen a lot more expensive TVs with a worse sound than the L7. Reproducing sound and image is still the main function of a TV and so does this TV just very good.

The L7 is a TV of contrasts. The good picture and good sound contrast with the slow service and substandard smart TV software. The finishing of the software is not as high as we would like, and for this reason many people will want to skip. Toshiba L7 However, if you want a TV that not only has excellent picture and sound, but is also capable of displaying 3D for a reasonable price, then this Toshiba worth considering.


Good picture with high contrast
Great sound


Operating working slowly
Moderate Smart TV
Software substandard

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