• Reasonably tweakable
  • Pretty good image quality
  • Big, ecofriendly LED TV at a good price


  • Poor audio and documentation
  • Limited port selection
  • No Web or 3D support
  • Mediocre remote

At A Glance

The Toshiba 42SL412U delivers decent image quality on an energy-efficient, LED-backlit LCD screen at a reasonable price. It's a good choice--if you can live without connected-TV features, 3D support, good audio, and other amenities.

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The Specs

Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p
Display size 42.0 inches
Display type LCD with LED backlighting
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1080p pixels
Refresh rate 120.0 Hz
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Component Video
  • USB
  • VGA


Lab Tests 2D
Brightness and Contrast Rating Very Good
Brightness and Contrast Score 3.9
Color Quality Rating Good
Color Quality Score 2.9
Detail Rating Good
Detail Score 2.9
Motion Rating Very Good
Motion Score 3.5
Power Usage
Green Rating Very Good
Green score 90.0