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Toshiba 55C350KU 55” Smart TV Review

Last Updated on by King Iphy

 

The Toshiba 55C350KU TV is budget-friendly and replaces the Toshiba Fire TV 2020. It runs on the Amazon Fire TV smart platform, which is user-friendly with a great array of apps that can be downloaded. The menu is easy to navigate. This model comes with Ads and you cannot opt-out or disable them. You can download a whole lot of apps from the App Store. The remote may be small but it has many voice control features. The remote app is Amazon Alexa. A better option is the Hisense A6G. 

It has wide viewing angles, low contrast, and no local dimming. It doesn’t improve images.  It works well with DVD players or PS 2. It supports Apple Airplay but not Google Chromecast. It doesn’t have a camera. Its storage capacity is 16 GB.

This smart TV allows the display of different image file formats like JPEG, PNG, and BMP. It also allows playing a wide range of audio and video file formats. It doesn’t support 3D.

The average power consumption in standard work mode is 125 watts. Power consumption in ‘sleep’ or ‘suspend’ mode is 0.5 watts.

Features

  • 4K Ultra HD resolution
  • LED
  • IPS panel
  • Wi-Fi
  • HDR 10
  • HDMI: 4
  • WiFi
  • Dolby Vision
  • Amazon Fire TV smart platform
  • USB: 2
  • Ethernet port
  • Smart OS: Fire TV
  • Wall mountable
  • Headphone jack
  • Antenna/cable connector
  • Thickness 7.6 cm (3.0”)

 

TOSHIBA 55C350KU TVDesign

The Toshiba 55C350KU TV is quite stylish. For now, it comes in only black. The bezels are thinner, not intrusive and the one at the bottom is silver. The body is made of plastic and metal. It has metallic legs, with a noticeable wobble, front to back but not sideways. It doesn’t raise the TV high enough to fit in a soundbar.

This design slightly tilts backward. There is no ‘help’ for cable management. The TV has a decent build quality. The footprint of the 55″ TV is 37″W x 9.25″D x 2.5″H. It has a satisfactory build quality

Picture/View

The Toshiba 55C350 is a 4k TV.  It aids HDR content in HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Its contrast ratio is not good enough. Blacks look like gray in the dark. Its peak brightness is 172 cd/square meter. It has poor SDR and HDR brightness.  and  It cannot fight glare. Its brightness, however, remains the same throughout different scenes.

There is no local dimming feature. It has a dissatisfying black uniformity and an okay gray uniformity. It has good viewing angles, images remain normal as you move off to the side, but appear darker at very wide angles. The reflection handling is okay, as it handles a little amount of light well, like overhead bulbs, but it’s not so okay with strong light sources on it. 

Sound

The Toshiba 55C350 TV has a sub-par frequency response. This model doesn’t produce bass. You would need a soundbar if you want the best sound experience. It has a significant distortion performance. It has a poor frequency response. Its sound is not the best but for dialogue, it is suitable.

Gaming

The HDR content of the Toshiba 55C350KU TV is definitely not the best. Though it has a 60Hz refresh rate and no game-specific features like VRR, however, the low input lag is impressive. Remember to switch to ‘game’ mode when you play.

Recommendations 

You can select these settings for the optimum experience.

  • Picture mode (HD): Movie
  • Other settings (HDR): Default
  • Picture Mode (SDR): Movie
  • HDMI Input Mode: Mode 2
  • Gaming: Picture mode
  • Contrast: 75
  • Brightness: 0
  • Colour: 0
  • Tint: 0
  • Sharpness: 0
The Good The Bad
  • It is user-friendly for iOS users.
  • HDR in ‘game’ mode seems brighter.
  • Its gray uniformity is acceptable.
  • It has good viewing angles.
  • It handles the reflection of light relatively well.
  • It has a satisfactory color gamut.
  • It has a decent response time.
  • It is flicker-free. This helps to reduce the strain on the eyes.
  • It has a low input lag in ‘game’ mode.
  • HDR in Netflix.
  • HDR in YouTube.
  • It doesn’t wobble.
  • It is affordable.
  • No risk of permanent burn-in

 

  • It has no local dimming feature. This also applies to ‘game’ mode.
  • Its HDR brightness is deficient even though it is brighter than in SDR.
  • Its black uniformity is disappointing.
  • It cannot display 8k images.
  • The color volume range is disappointing.
  • It doesn’t support VRR.
  • It has oddly placed inputs.
  • There are no buttons on the TV. If you misplace your remote or it gets worse, you cant operate your TV.
  • Ads cannot be disabled.

 

Conclusion

The Toshiba 55C350 TV is generally okay. It has wide viewing angles, suitable for a wide sitting arrangement. It has low contrast, therefore not so cool for watching movies. You won’t enjoy watching HDR movies since it can’t display a wide color gamut and also has low HDR peak brightness. It is okay for gaming but doesn’t have any additional gaming features.