Toshiba 55L7200U has continually refined the look of its LED TVs to the point where they compete with the best in terms of design. The Toshiba 55L7200U's features a nearly bezel-less screen with a hint of silver near the bottom. Within the small silver band, you'll find the dual, built-in 10-watt speakers, which are largely hidden. The swivel mechanism is easily adjustable for viewing at multiple angles.
This set also has a lot more going for it than a solid, functional design. The higher the refresh rate, the crisper and clearer the movement on screen will appear. With a refresh rate of 240Hz, the Toshiba 55L7200U is competitive with many LED TVs on the market. This feature is primarily noticeable with fast action scenes, with nature documentaries with wide, panning landscape shots or with sports programs with constant movement. The 240Hz refresh rate means huge motion blur and fuzzy pictures are largely a thing of the past.
The Toshiba 55L7200U is built like many high-end LED TVs on the market; its LCD screen is backed by a flat panel of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that enhance the screen's overall color and brightness. This allows the TV to brighten or dim individual pixels on the LCD screen, resulting in brighter, crisper whites and deeper blacks.
The Toshiba 55L7200U has a total of four HDMI inputs, which is enough to meet the needs of most consumers. If you find yourself needing more, you could invest in an HDMI splitter or other routing device. You can also connect basic components to the LED TV via composite and component inputs. This TV includes something we don't see on many TVs these days, a feature that allows you to insert memory cards. There are also two USB ports and an Ethernet connection. Unfortunately, the lack of a composite port and the lower number of available connectors compared to other LED TVs hurt this TV in our rankings.
The Toshiba 55L7200U competes well with some of the higher-end models when it comes to design and other features like an LCD screen that produces brighter whites and deeper blacks than most LED TVs on the market. It also includes such perks as a memory card option. If you're looking to snag an affordable, high-functioning LED-backlit LCD TV, this is a great option.
A sleek design, local dimming and 3D capabilities keep this TV in the race with the top-rated models.
A shortage of customer support options and fewer connectors than other models hold this set back.
In general, the Toshiba 55L7200U will serve your needs, but certain drawbacks, like the limited number of connectors, will be a problem for some.