Toshiba SL417U review: Midrange LED for less

Albeit one of the least expensive Internet-capable LED TVs available, the Toshiba SL417U's performance lags behind most of its competitors.

Toshiba's SL417U combines an LED backlight with Internet capability for less than most compeditors. Sarah Tew/CNET

The capability to stream Netflix and other Internet sources and the thin profile imparted by its edge-lit LED backlight, mark the Toshiba SL417U as a midrange HDTV these days. In its favor, this set demands relatively little cash for those extras, and built-in Wi-Fi gives it a leg up on some of the competition. It does sacrifice picture quality in many categories, however, with variable black levels and less-impressive color. That said, for less critical viewers who want the convenience of online extras built-in, the SL417U is a solid bargain.

Read the full review of the Toshiba SL417U series.

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