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Toshiba 48-Inch 48U7653DB Ultra HD TV review bewilderment

Buying a new TV is not like going to buy a pack of gum, as this is a lot of money to spend on an item that you will be using pretty much every day. Therefore, consumers tend to do some research on the any particular model they are thinking of buying, and the best way to do this is by reading over a few reviews.

If you are thinking of getting yourself the Toshiba 48-Inch 48U7653DB Ultra HD TV, then this could be a problem, because after some searching, there is not one Toshiba 48U7653DB review of this model to be found.

That is not the only confusing thing, as a search on the Toshiba website also comes up with no results, which means you cannot even download a manual for the TV.

However, we did not let that deter us and upon some more searchingwe found a Toshiba 48U7653DB 48 Inch Ultra HD Smart TV manual document on the Argos website.

Toshiba 48U7653DB specs

In the manual it lists the main 48U7653DB specs, and while they are nothing special, when you consider this 48-inch Smart 4K TV costs less than £500 — we pretty much expected it to not offer too much in terms of features.

This model comes with 4K Ultra HD display, a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, a 1000Hz Motion Rate, Active 3D with its 2 3D glasses supplied, Micro dimming, built-in freeview, and 2 x 8 watt RMS power output.

You also get the option of a wired or wireless connection to help get the full advantage of its Smart features; giving you access to a huge amount of content, such as Netflix, and YouTube.

Are you shocked that there is no review for this TV, as it is clear you do get a lot for your money, although it is not on par with some of the Samsung models that we have been looking at, over the past few weeks?

Written by Peter Chubb

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Tim Skillman
Tim Skillman

Just got this TV and, after some fiddling with the default settings, I get great results! The remote has a big Netflix button so if you have Netflix it’s ideal – tried Netflix UltraHD 4K – although I can’t see much difference versus 1080p HD. Also tried several Blurays for colour and detail – Avatar and Tangled look great; rich colours, very responsive, nice detail. Blacks looked awful until I changed the default settings (higher contrast). Haven’t tried the 3D yet so I can’t comment on it. The only downside is the sound – sound is a bit ‘tinny’ and… Read more »

Peter Hastings
Peter Hastings

Hi. I was wondering if any one has had a problem with sky Q box sliver getting 10 bit. I can only get 8 bit on sky q.

Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith

Love this TV, had it since April and the only issue was with the 3D displaying wrong but that has now been sorted. Using a Xbox One S for the ultra hd blu ray and I can confirm the TV is compatible with 4k Blu rays at 2160p 24hz, 30hz, 50hz and 60hz with 10bit color. The 4k Blu ray picture is stunning for the price of this TV. With this TV being so cheap now and Amazon selling the Xbox One S for £224 at the moment, this is a great setup if you want to try 4k on… Read more »

Peter Hastings
Peter Hastings

Hi. I was wondering if what hdmi 1 slot is on the TV please. And the other one’s please

Stephen Legerton
Stephen Legerton

It says the TV comes with glasses but mine hasn’t ??

Stephen Austin
Stephen Austin

We have a 48U7653DB TV bought from Tesco. Its fine for what WE want but….when the TV is switched off (not at the mains though) the on/off light will start flashing red/green of its own accord. This goes on for a few minutes before it stays red. Any suggestions, please?

Alan Morley
Alan Morley

My main concern with the set is that the Internet connection speed is on 1024 kbs although we have Virgin Broadband running at 50 Mb/s.

I have tried both wired and wireless connection both with the same result.

The effect of this is that when streaming 4K video from YouTube, the picture keeps buffering and stuttering which is most annoying.

I cannot find anywhere that mentions the connection speed of the TV and I cannot find how to improve it..

Phil Beaman
Phil Beaman

I was thinking about buying one of these but the manual seems to indicate that all the HDMI ports can only support 1080p and UHD to 30Hz, which indicates that the ports are 1.4 and not 2.0. I did see a comment that stated that the HDMI ports can be changed to 2.0 in settings but as far as i am aware, a physical port can only be one type and I have never come across a way of changing a 1.4 port to 2.0 as they are physically different in specification. So to me, the settings that change the… Read more »

Peter Hastings
Peter Hastings

Hi. I was wondering if any one had a problem using the menu on the remote it won’t let me use it on any hdmi channels like my blu ray player. Can you please help me out with this matter. Many thanks Mr Hastings

tej
tej

hi there does anyone know about how to connect a bluetooth headset with this tv without any dongles etc. or how to enter or activate bluetooth menu as it has bt inbuilt but there is no option or bt in the menu or settings. So if anyone knows how to connect a bt headset with this tv as sometimes watching on the tv is better to hear or keep sound to you only. Plz any help?

Tej
Tej

hi there. Does anyone have idea that why this tv is not mirroring my phone game or online contents from the same wifi except youtube only. It mirrors youtube videos etc. perfectly but other than those it shows the error as stopped(714) what i don’t have any idea what is it plus it is not signing in my google account as well when i tried to sign in through smart tv google chrome web browser. Any idea how i can get through all this…..Thanks

thewinelake
thewinelake

Would anyone be able to comment on how good a job this does as a 4K monitor? Thinking of using one in the boardroom. I don’t care about 3D, upscaling, audio. etc

Elliot Bridgewater
Elliot Bridgewater

I received mine two days ago.

The black levels are abysmal, as expected; though everything else seems just fine for a £400 TV.

The 3D is naff – non of my 3D movies ever “come out of the screen at you” like they do at the cinema. They simply show “depth”, which is fine considering the glasses are now cheap (2x pairs for £15 on Amazon).

Daniel Thomas
Daniel Thomas

After reading through this i am guessing i shouldnt have broken my remote then ,i thought i couldnt fins the replacement,the only one similar is the toshiba ct-8053,this is ct 8035,any one know if its worth a punt or is it time to get a universal one ….?

Mark Coull
Mark Coull

Great TV.. Had it for a month now.. 3d is class and built in netflix for 4k content is great. All HDMI ports can be changed to 2.0 in settings, this is called enhanced. 2 usb 3.0 ports and 1 usb 2.0 port.. Picture quality is great. Sometimes the 3d doesn’t work properly but the 3d button is great on the remote.. Just a case of going down to left/right and pressing ok to fix it.. Have watched many 3d movies.. 4k content available on built in app netflix. I went out and bought the amazon fire 4k tv box.… Read more »

Mike Skeff
Mike Skeff

i have just bought this tv and again it has not come with any 3d glasses, it will also not work with my coax to my surround sound,, has it been confirmed which glasses we need and what do i need to get my sound surround to work or do i need to buy a compatable soundbar ? cheers all,,

Steve f
Steve f

Toshiba 48U7653DB Ultra HD 48 inch TV. S43 BE-AWARE !!! This isn’t a Toshiba TV ! Toshiba stopped making TVs in 2014/2015 A company called COMPAL make all so call toshiba TVs these days ! As I have just found out when I spoke to Toshiba they cannot help what so ever and stated this isn’t one of their TVs , even though its in a Toshiba box , with Toshiba branding all over it! However The picture is amazing The sound is poor you will really need a soundbar as with any flat screen TV these days The spec… Read more »

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The Box has 3D TV printed on it , so it is 3D as the options are in the menu also. When I saw the page it said 2 pairs of glasses. Toshiba website has no mention of this TV and no manual. Though thanks to this review has included a link to one on Argos. It says 1000 engine, but the manual does not seem to confirm this hi-spec. The TV quality is good for its choice of connections, a vibrant picture. When i turn on my SKY the TV and soundbar turn on automatically. (need to enable CEC… Read more »

THX Tex
THX Tex

I bought this TV on Saturday from Argos. So far I’ve found that SD isn’t very good, but we are sitting a bit closer than the 48″ x3 distance away, once things go into 720p, and subsequently 1080p, it gets a lot better. 4K is bright and vibrant. This is out of the box so some adjustment to the contrast/brightness/etc will be needed I just haven’t got around to calibrating it. No, the TV’s not that smart but it does have apps for iPlayer and Netflix, and they perform better than on any other platform I’ve used when using a… Read more »

Scott Kelly
Scott Kelly

theres no 3d glasses in the box, argos advertises there are 2 included

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