Pros

  • Built-in dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Satisfactory image quality
  • Moderately priced
  • Energy efficient

Cons

  • No 3D
  • Poorly designed remote
  • Lackluster audio
  • On-screen menus could provide better explanations

At A Glance

The Toshiba 42SL417U offers decent image quality, several top-tier Web features, and lots of user controls, but suffers from mediocre audio and some unfortunate design decisions--and it's not supercheap.

Manufacturer’s Description

Buyers ready to enjoy big screen LED entertainment plus the best of the web will want to see our 42" class SL417U LED HDTV, offering not just impressive sound and picture quality, but home theater flexibility and stand-out styling with our new ultrathin Blade design with chrome trim. Watch fast action video clearly thanks to our exclusive CineSpeed panel and ClearFrame 120Hz technology.

The Specs

Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
VGA Yes
Number of HDMI Ports 4
Composite Video Yes
Component Video Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 42.00 "
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Backlight Technology Direct LED
Digital Tuner ATSC
General Information
Manufacturer Toshiba
Manufacturer Part Number 42SL417U
UPC Code 022265004371
Brand Name Toshiba
Product Name 42SL417U LED-LCD TV
Marketing Information

Buyers ready to enjoy big screen LED entertainment plus the best of the web will want to see our 42" class SL417U LED HDTV, offering not just impressive sound and picture quality, but home theater flexibility and stand-out styling with our new ultrathin Blade design with chrome trim. Watch fast action video clearly thanks to our exclusive CineSpeed panel and ClearFrame 120Hz technology.

Product Model 42SL417U
Product Type LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.toshiba.com
Product Series SL417
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • 42SL417U LED-LCD TV
  • Remote Control
  • Swivel Stand
Features Channel Labeling, Sleep Timer
DLNA Certified Yes
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Ethernet Technology Ethernet
Ethernet Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 23.9"
Width 38.9"
Depth 1.2"
Weight (Approximate) 578.56 oz
VESA Mount Standard 400 x 400
Height with Stand 26.57"
Width with Stand 38.94"
Depth with Stand 11.30"
Weight with Stand (Approximate) 45.19 lb
Video
Analog Tuner NTSC
Video Signal Standard HDTV 1080p
Standard Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Enhanced Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Scan Format 1080p
Built-in Devices
Speakers Yes
Technical Information
PC Streaming Yes
Internet Access Yes
Media Player Yes

Performance

Lab Tests 2D
Brightness and Contrast Rating Good
Brightness and Contrast Score 3.2
Color Quality Rating Good
Color Quality Score 3.1
Detail Rating Good
Detail Score 3.2
Motion Rating Good
Motion Score 2.2
Power Usage
Green Rating Very Good
Green score 93.0