Toshiba 46SL412U 46" LED TV

1920x1080, 120Hz, HDTV, LED Backlight - MPN: 46SL412U
Product Details
Description
Turn on the 46SL412U 46-inch LED TV from Toshiba and you'll be amazed how the resolution delivers top of the line picture quality that takes your home entertainment to another level. Once you get familiar with the product, you'll appreciate how its state-of-the-art technology works together to create an unparalleled home theater experience.
Quick Glance
Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p
Digital Tuner ATSC
Audio Video Connectors HDMI Yes, VGA Yes, Component Video Yes, Composite Video Yes
Display Type LED-LCD TV w/ Direct LED Backlight
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Green Compliance ENERGY STAR
Display Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Expert Reviews
Toshiba 46SL412U
2.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 23, 2011

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4 Star Review  productwiki.com - May 21, 2011

The Toshiba 46SL412U is a high-definition 1080p LED television. The 46 inch sceen size is an upgrade from the Toshiba 40SL412U, and a new ClearFrame 120Hz mode is enabled that refreshes the screen quickly for sharp fast-moving subjects, rendering sports and action sequences without any blur. This is in turn followed by the Toshiba 55SL412U, which has an even larger screen. All 3 models are able to show full 1080p high definition video in Native Mode, avoiding the loss of signal due to over-scanning. Gaming Mode reduces the lag between controller and screen response, and the CineSpeed panel ensures that the response is always 8ms or less in all modes. DynaLight functionality is also available, which detects the ambient lighting in the room and adjusts the screen accordingly. Features 46 in LED display 1080p Full HD resolution ClearFrame 120Hz DynaLight CineSpeed Panel (8ms or less response) Native Mode Gaming Mode 3 x ... PROS: (1) Well-priced for a 4" LED with 120Hz refresh technology. (2) Gaming mode makes 120Hz gaming smooth and responsive, as advertised. (3) 8ms or less pixel response in all modes. (4) DynaLight automatic backlight adjustment is practically unnoticeable. (5) Native mode handles aspect ratios other than 16:9 very accurately. ... CONS: (1) No internet capability whatsoever. (2) Fairly heavy for an LED TV at about 32lbs.

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User Reviews
Awful Sound good picture!
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

All the prior reviews are true about the sound, it is TINNY! Even when you turn the Bass all the way up. I did connect to my stereo system though and it sounds great! I would only recommend buying this TV if you have a sound system to attach it to.

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Amazing Picture...
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Like all the other reviews, the picture is amazing...comparable to any other brand. But the sound is poor. On analog channels it actually sounds pretty good but the digital channels sound like you are listening to a mono AM radio station. But I have a home theater and assume most buying a tv like this would too. I have an older home theater without hdmi so I just have to run the audio cables out of the Audio Out into the theater. It sounds great but I have to have the surround sound system turned almost all the way up to have it at a comfortable listening volume. Might have chosen another route if I would have known in the store...but its my own fault for not checking there.

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Agree with others, Picture is great, but the sound
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

is pathetic. There is an adjustment for the bass / treble, but with the bass turned all the way up it still sounds like you are in a tin can. I only gave it a 2 for value, as I now have to buy either speakers, or a theater system so it sounds like something I want to listen to. The picture is great, so if you already have a sound system for your TV maybe this set is for you. If you don't have a sound system, you might want to look elsewhere, unless you want to spend more money to make it sound better

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Worst sound ever!!
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The picture quality is excellent, the best of any TV I"ve ever owned. The sound quality is the worst of any TV I've ever heard. It is tinny, too quiet as I have to put it to the 100 setting to be able to hear it over idle chatter in the room. I'm not exaggerating. I have an Aquos and Samsung in other rooms which are almost as thin as this Toshiba TV. I have no sound issues with those two models.

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Sound: Needs Sound System; Picture: AWE-SOME!
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I have been involved with filming in various formats from hand held to mini digital video as well as audio and music from singing and composing and recording on analog all the way to digital formats. So given that background, here are my comments. We have just gone from 480p rear projection 42" to this 1080p HD LED LCD 46" Television. We watched TV, Blu-Ray and standard DVDs, the Super Bowl, Netflix, and played all our Wii/PS3/Xbox 360 all to test this. The picture is clear as crystal, the action is handled beautifully--the usual blur is far less which made the action easier to follow. The quality has the look of first generation digital content with all the color, contrast, and detail that will make you think you're watching it as it happens. The sound from the hidden 7 watt speakers is very treble heavy and the 'bright' sound could be interpreted as tinny/not good. However, no Television comes with a sound system comparable to a great home stereo without costing quite a bit more. I am adding a sound bar, but only because I'm an audiophile. Otherwise we kept the volume on 30 (the default) and heard nuances in sound and 'whispered' lines from movies previously viewed we'd not heard on our last TV that admittedly had larger speakers. The 7 watt speakers are the only reason I rated this 4 stars. And they are, unless you're a real audo nut, a minor consideration.

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Excellent picture!!!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Picture is amazing. Never heard the sound of it, as soon I took it out the box I hooked it up to a pair of 5" m-audio studio monitors. Now I have the best system I've ever had!

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Good picture but the sound is horrible
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I received this TV as a gift from my wife (she's not tech savvy) and was impressed with the picture and how thin it is. However after setting it up I am disappointed with the sound quality. It sounds like it is coming from a tin can. I tried changing the settings but it did not help. I have other LCD TVs and their sound is very good but this is my first LED. I'm not sure if this is common with the really thin LED sets. Buyer beware!!!!

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The tv is very well made
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

the tv doesnt go on the internet, but it makes up for it. the speakers are kinda cheap (laptop quality). i am satisfied though

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Overall good set
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Good picture and low cost of operation. I have a sound system so I can not comment about the sound quality or lack thereof. I don't think it rates as highly as some other name brand sets, but it is clearly better than the Insignia, Dynex, Vizeo, etc.

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GOOD PICTURE!!! BAD SOUND!!!
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I agree with most of the other reviews. The picture is excellent, but the sound is terrible. Looks like I will have to go out and get a sound bar. Tried to listen to Christmas Music over the season, but had to turn it off, it sounded so bad.

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Product Details
Description
Turn on the 46SL412U 46-inch LED TV from Toshiba and you'll be amazed how the resolution delivers top of the line picture quality that takes your home entertainment to another level. Once you get familiar with the product, you'll appreciate how its state-of-the-art technology works together to create an unparalleled home theater experience.
Quick Glance
Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p
Digital Tuner ATSC
Audio Video Connectors HDMI Yes, VGA Yes, Component Video Yes, Composite Video Yes
Display Type LED-LCD TV w/ Direct LED Backlight
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Green Compliance ENERGY STAR
Display Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Summary
Product Title Toshiba 46SL412U 46" LED TV
Manufacturer Toshiba
Power Score 3.8 | 23 Reviews
Display Panel
Diagonal Screen Size: 46 in
Interface
Interface Connection: USB Yes
Other Features
VESA Mount: 400 x 400
Physical Specifications
Depth Without Stand: 1.4 in
Height: 28.18 in
Width: 43.05 in
Depth: 10.14 in
Weight: 31.97 lbs
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Expert Reviews
Toshiba 46SL412U
2.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 23, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 6 expert reviews for Toshiba 46SL412U and the average expert rating is 50 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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4 Star Review  productwiki.com - May 21, 2011

The Toshiba 46SL412U is a high-definition 1080p LED television. The 46 inch sceen size is an upgrade from the Toshiba 40SL412U, and a new ClearFrame 120Hz mode is enabled that refreshes the screen quickly for sharp fast-moving subjects, rendering sports and action sequences without any blur. This is in turn followed by the Toshiba 55SL412U, which has an even larger screen. All 3 models are able to show full 1080p high definition video in Native Mode, avoiding the loss of signal due to over-scanning. Gaming Mode reduces the lag between controller and screen response, and the CineSpeed panel ensures that the response is always 8ms or less in all modes. DynaLight functionality is also available, which detects the ambient lighting in the room and adjusts the screen accordingly. Features 46 in LED display 1080p Full HD resolution ClearFrame 120Hz DynaLight CineSpeed Panel (8ms or less response) Native Mode Gaming Mode 3 x ... PROS: (1) Well-priced for a 4" LED with 120Hz refresh technology. (2) Gaming mode makes 120Hz gaming smooth and responsive, as advertised. (3) 8ms or less pixel response in all modes. (4) DynaLight automatic backlight adjustment is practically unnoticeable. (5) Native mode handles aspect ratios other than 16:9 very accurately. ... CONS: (1) No internet capability whatsoever. (2) Fairly heavy for an LED TV at about 32lbs.

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User Reviews
Awful Sound good picture!
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

All the prior reviews are true about the sound, it is TINNY! Even when you turn the Bass all the way up. I did connect to my stereo system though and it sounds great! I would only recommend buying this TV if you have a sound system to attach it to.

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Amazing Picture...
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Like all the other reviews, the picture is amazing...comparable to any other brand. But the sound is poor. On analog channels it actually sounds pretty good but the digital channels sound like you are listening to a mono AM radio station. But I have a home theater and assume most buying a tv like this would too. I have an older home theater without hdmi so I just have to run the audio cables out of the Audio Out into the theater. It sounds great but I have to have the surround sound system turned almost all the way up to have it at a comfortable listening volume. Might have chosen another route if I would have known in the store...but its my own fault for not checking there.

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Agree with others, Picture is great, but the sound
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

is pathetic. There is an adjustment for the bass / treble, but with the bass turned all the way up it still sounds like you are in a tin can. I only gave it a 2 for value, as I now have to buy either speakers, or a theater system so it sounds like something I want to listen to. The picture is great, so if you already have a sound system for your TV maybe this set is for you. If you don't have a sound system, you might want to look elsewhere, unless you want to spend more money to make it sound better

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Worst sound ever!!
1 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The picture quality is excellent, the best of any TV I"ve ever owned. The sound quality is the worst of any TV I've ever heard. It is tinny, too quiet as I have to put it to the 100 setting to be able to hear it over idle chatter in the room. I'm not exaggerating. I have an Aquos and Samsung in other rooms which are almost as thin as this Toshiba TV. I have no sound issues with those two models.

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Sound: Needs Sound System; Picture: AWE-SOME!
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I have been involved with filming in various formats from hand held to mini digital video as well as audio and music from singing and composing and recording on analog all the way to digital formats. So given that background, here are my comments. We have just gone from 480p rear projection 42" to this 1080p HD LED LCD 46" Television. We watched TV, Blu-Ray and standard DVDs, the Super Bowl, Netflix, and played all our Wii/PS3/Xbox 360 all to test this. The picture is clear as crystal, the action is handled beautifully--the usual blur is far less which made the action easier to follow. The quality has the look of first generation digital content with all the color, contrast, and detail that will make you think you're watching it as it happens. The sound from the hidden 7 watt speakers is very treble heavy and the 'bright' sound could be interpreted as tinny/not good. However, no Television comes with a sound system comparable to a great home stereo without costing quite a bit more. I am adding a sound bar, but only because I'm an audiophile. Otherwise we kept the volume on 30 (the default) and heard nuances in sound and 'whispered' lines from movies previously viewed we'd not heard on our last TV that admittedly had larger speakers. The 7 watt speakers are the only reason I rated this 4 stars. And they are, unless you're a real audo nut, a minor consideration.

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Excellent picture!!!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Picture is amazing. Never heard the sound of it, as soon I took it out the box I hooked it up to a pair of 5" m-audio studio monitors. Now I have the best system I've ever had!

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Good picture but the sound is horrible
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I received this TV as a gift from my wife (she's not tech savvy) and was impressed with the picture and how thin it is. However after setting it up I am disappointed with the sound quality. It sounds like it is coming from a tin can. I tried changing the settings but it did not help. I have other LCD TVs and their sound is very good but this is my first LED. I'm not sure if this is common with the really thin LED sets. Buyer beware!!!!

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The tv is very well made
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

the tv doesnt go on the internet, but it makes up for it. the speakers are kinda cheap (laptop quality). i am satisfied though

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Overall good set
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Good picture and low cost of operation. I have a sound system so I can not comment about the sound quality or lack thereof. I don't think it rates as highly as some other name brand sets, but it is clearly better than the Insignia, Dynex, Vizeo, etc.

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GOOD PICTURE!!! BAD SOUND!!!
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I agree with most of the other reviews. The picture is excellent, but the sound is terrible. Looks like I will have to go out and get a sound bar. Tried to listen to Christmas Music over the season, but had to turn it off, it sounded so bad.

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toshiba 46" class flat lcd tv.
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

very happy with the set.every thing works great. I have two networks running on the set.U-verse &dish and they both running great. no problem with the sound. may be iam just lucky.

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TV Good, Sound Bad
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Would have been 5 stars if the sound were better. Almost gave it only 3 stars because of the sound, but the picture is so good I didn't feel it was fair to go below 4 stars. Must agree with others on the sound quality. Bought this TV and wasn't really able to pay attention to the sound in the store with 50 others TV's on at the same time. Should have asked them to mute all the other TV's so I could listen to the one. Do not buy this TV without a sound bar or receiver! I'm currently shopping for a sound bar, hoping to find one that supports HDMI ARC & CEC so I don't need another big pile of remotes and a jumble of cables! The picture quality is excellent. Have TV connected to X-Box which is used as a Windows Media Center extender. All HD recordings from the media center look great. Anything analog looks fuzzy, but that's analog when you blow it up this big. Tuning digital cable channels directly on the TV look crisp and clean. Don't have a blue ray player yet, but I expect it would be beautiful on this set.

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ok
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I bought this tv on friday and i'm thinking about returning it. I have a 32" Samsung that is the 450 series and it seems like the blacks and whites are darker on the lcd screen compared to the led screen from toshiba I'm not very happy with it and I'm really thinking about returning it for a samsung led

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STAY AWAY
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Bought this T.V. on Friday, returned it to store on Monday. The sound was AWFUL. It was very tinny and I had to have it on 60 setting to hear it decently. For the price it should have a better speaker. Purchased a Vizio 47 inch for $150 less and am delighted with it. It has dolby stereo sound and is a delight to watch and listen to.

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Great TV
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The picture is the great, I have own this TV 4 months no problems those who complain about the sound bye a sound bar it takes care of everything. If you are going to get a TV of this size or larger you might go all the way and get the rest of the perks.

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Not the Right
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Volume on this TV is not good; so call it sound quality. Not a bad TV; just, the sound quality is not good.

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Good Picture - Good Price - Features Lacking
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I purchased this TV over the weekend and am impressed by the clarity and vibrancy of the picture. Maybe it's the 120hz refresh, maybe it's the filming of some movies but motion still seems a bit blurry on this set. As others have stated the built-in audio is horrible, I had to purchase a sound bar. Getting the sound bar to work properly through the TV was a pain... there was a lot of distortion at first until I got the settings right. As far as features go, I don't need all the internet bells and whistles... but I would like better control over the picture than what is provided. For the price this is a very nice set... when paired with a sound bar or other sound system.

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TOSHIBA 46SL412U LED GREAT PICTURE!
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I have owned this new set for 1 day. THIS IS THE BASIC TOSHIBA LED, NOTHING REALLY IMPRESSIVE. The set-up for all features to my preference was easy since I already own another TOSHIBA LCD. Why I give this new set only 4 stars overall rating: SOUND QUALITY NOT GREAT. I CONNECTED IT TO A DIGITAL RECEIVER FOR BEST SOUND. PICTURE NOT MUCH DIFFERENT THAN MY OLDER LCD. AND AGAIN, WHY ARE THERE PHANTOM SHADOWS ON THE SCREEN CORNERS WHEN THE SCREEN IS BLACK? I HAVE TRIED DIFFERENT SETTINGS FOR BRIGHTNESS & STILL THE SHADOWS ON THE SCREEN ARE THERE. REALLY ANNOYING! TOSHIBA ENGINEERS MUST GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD! BUT THEN AGAIN YOU CAN'T EXPECT THAT FOR THE PRICE UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY MORE. OTHER THAN THAT, I THINK THE BEST FEATURES OF THIS SET ARE THE PICTURE QUALITY, THE REALLY BRIGHT COLORS WHEN WATCHING BLU-RAY MOVIES, THE SLIM DESIGN OF THE SET & THE USER FRIENDLY ON-SCREEN MENUS. I JUST WANT TO ENJOY MY INVESTMENT FOR MANY YEARS TO COME!

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OK TV
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Picture is great, but I feel the same as the other 7/3 reviewer. Sound is really poor, would not have bought if i heard the sound 1st. He's also right about the screws & directions. Good thing I'm only using the stand for now as the TV is not level. Wall mount will fix that.

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Great picture but sound not so great
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Great picture with just basic digital service (not HD). However, the sound is not as good as my 13-yr old console TV (sound is "tinny", adjusting the audio controls does not seem to help). The operating manual is extremely skimpy.

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Great Picture, Weak Sound
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

GREAT PICTURE, it exceeded my expectations. SOUND IS WEAK, even the audio out is weak. I decided to use a separate sound system. The assembly instructions are incomplete. Like, which screws go where?

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