We can’t believe this 50-inch smart TV is just £ 379.99
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With built-in Dolby Vision HDR and Google Assistant, this 50-inch Toshiba 4K Smart TV (Toshiba 50UA2B63DB) ticks all the correct boxes.
And, with the price being a bit of a bargain at £ 379.99, compared to £ 429.99 at Currys PC World, we predict it will be a popular TV upgrade choice in 2021.
Why we love it
Once one of the biggest TV brands in the country, Toshiba bounces with a range of highly specified values, Remarkably Affordable 4K Smart TV – like this sophisticated flat screen. Even if you weren’t planning on upgrading, this model just might change your mind.
Built around Toshiba’s TRU image engine and using Dolby technologies, this new 50 inch is just the bright side of the huge for getting the most out of movies and sports.
It also looks stylish, with a trendy black bezel that will match any decor. The picture might be large, but the TV doesn’t take up too much floor space, being both slim and only 1215mm wide. It is ideal for enjoying moments on the big screen with the whole family.
Offering 4K resolution, you can count on razor-sharp images, but it’s the provision of Dolby Vision HDR that is the real icing on the picture quality cake here.
You’ll find Dolby Vision on Netflix’s biggest shows, including The Queen’s Gambit and Bridgerton. This TV will automatically deliver a perfectly balanced picture with realistic depth, color and contrast.
If you don’t have access to a lot of 4K sources like Netflix, don’t worry. This Toshiba also enhances older HD broadcasts for maximum clarity.
The 20w stereo speaker system comes from the Onkyo Hi-Fi brand, so indistinct dialogue should be a thing of the past.
All the bells and whistles
Equipped with Wi-Fi, the TV comes with Freeview Play, which means all your favorite TV channel players (including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, My5) are on board, no subscription fees required.
The smart Android TV platform also offers YouTube and key streaming services including Netflix and Prime Video.
The great thing about smart TVs is that they quickly become less of a glasses box and more of a full home hub.
Here, Google Assistant is built in, so it doesn’t matter too much if you misplace the remote, and the set supports Chromecasting from compatible Android smartphones, making it a cinch to send messages. photos and videos, from your mobile to the big screen.
We think this 50-inch model is a bit of a bargain. It is currently available for £ 379.99 on Currys PC World.
What the critics say
“It was way more than I expected for the price, the picture quality is amazing for games and movies. Dolby Vision is out of this world.
“Excellent image and sound quality. Google is easy to use and there are plenty of apps available for download compared to non-Android smart TVs.
“Great picture and sound. Easy to set up and easy to use remote control.”
“Great product, we have the 58” and we were so impressed that we bought the 50 “also for my dad. Happy days, so easy to install and use. Highly recommended.”
“So easy to install. Great picture quality, great value for money.”
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