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Toshiba 46SL412U

46" 1080p LED-LCD HDTV

3 Reviews

Item # 05246SL412

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Take movies, games, and TV shows to the next level with this 46" HDTV from Toshiba. The 46SL412U features an LED backlight — a series of super-bright LEDs positioned around the edge of the screen — that ensures crisp picture contrast with deep black levels. ClearFrame 120Hz technology keeps on-screen motion crystal clear for all your video sources.

Take movies, games, and TV shows to the next level with this 46" HDTV from Toshiba. The 46SL412U features an LED backlight — a series of super-bright LEDs positioned around the edge of the screen — that ensures crisp picture contrast with deep black levels. ClearFrame 120Hz technology keeps on-screen motion crystal clear for all your video sources.

The 46SL412U's audio/video connections include three HDMI inputs for connecting high-definition sources, like an HD cable or satellite receiver, a Blu-ray player, and a high-def video game console. You can hook up one more high-def source using the component video input — which also doubles as a composite video input for connecting non-HD gear like a camcorder.

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Note: Sorry, we can only ship Toshiba products to the 49 continental United States and Washington D.C.; we can't ship them to Hawaii or U.S. Territories. (Solamente es posible enviar productos de la Toshiba dentro los 49 estados unidos continentales y Washington D.C.)


  • 45.9" screen (measured diagonally)
  • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service required)
  • ClearFrame™ 120Hz blur reduction for clear video motion
  • LED edge backlight for high picture contrast and lower energy use
  • built-in stereo speakers (7 watts x 2)
  • remote control
  • simplified control of compatible Toshiba components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
  • meets ENERGY STAR® requirements
  • picture settings memory for each video input
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 4 A/V inputs, including:
    • 1 component video input (selectable component/composite)
    • 3 HDMI v1.3
  • PC input
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output
  • RCA stereo output for connecting a sound bar or other audio system
  • USB port for photo/music playback
  • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 22-5/8"W x 10-1/4"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 43-1/8"W x 26-1/2"H x 1-5/8"D (28-1/8"H x 10-1/4"D with stand)
  • weight: 38.6 lbs. with stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Very Good HD picture with an HD source,typical sound for a flat screen,you will need to get an external sound system as is typical with modern TV's. I used teh HDMI to teh SAT receiver and optical to my sound system in the den. Movies are more enjoyable these days.

Steve B, Winchester, VA

What's in the Box:

  • 46" LED-LCD TV
  • Pedestal base
  • Pedestal neck
  • Wireless remote control (CT-90325)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Four 5mm x 13mm machine screws (with lock-washer/ flat-washer installed)
  • Four 5mm x 12mm machine screws
  • Easy Setup Guide
  • Stand Assembly Instructions

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Toshiba 46SL412U Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(3 Reviews)

Good Flat Screen

Steve B from Winchester, VA on 1/20/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very Good HD picture with an HD source,typical sound for a flat screen,you will need to get an external sound system as is typical with modern TV's. I used teh HDMI to teh SAT receiver and optical to my sound system in the den. Movies are more enjoyable these days.

Pros: Great HD picture with a HD source.

Cons: The only reasion I donot give it 5 stars is with all flat screens tehr sound is very poor. How much would it add to the manufactors retailprice to have an attachable soundsystem. Of course it opend up a new market for the audio manufactors however it should be part of the orgional set.BOse gets it however they are as usual not in the main streem price wise.

Great for home theater only.

BobC from Milwaukee on 8/16/2011

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The picture on this set is FANTASTIC! But the audio is ... ugh ... ! Ever listen to the sound from a hospital TV? The audio out is even lousy! I am using a separate sound system hooked up directly to my TIVO and DVD player. The instructions with this set are a joke. Which screws go where? A great set for home theater, but not for stand alone use.



Toshiba 46SL412U

Anonymous from Stratford, CT on 7/15/2011

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We are delighted with the price and quality of this TV.




Hands-on research

Product Research

Video Features
Audio Features
PC/USB Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control
Mounting Options

Video Features

Cinespeed LCD Panel: This special LCD panel is rated for an eight-millisecond or less response time, which delivers better high-speed video.

Edge LED Backlight: The Toshiba SL412U TV utilizes LED edge-backlighting for a clear, crisper image with better contrast and color. You will experience a superior picture and higher contrast ratio with Edge LED backlight technology, producing brighter whites and deeper blacks than traditional CCFL backlight LCD televisions. Edge LED Backlight technology, also allows televisions to be slimmer, brighter, and more energy efficient.

DynaLight Backlight Control: DynaLight Backlighting Control automatically adjusts the backlight intensity based on the image content. It constantly monitors the brightness level of each video frame, even in low light settings. As a result, you see increased detail and greater depth of images.

ClearFrame 120Hz: This advanced system virtually eliminates motion blur without decreasing image brightness, or adding flicker. Images are now crisp and clear regardless of image motion. ClearFrame 120Hz doubles the video frames from 60 per second to 120 per second to reduce any motion blur that could be caused by fast action video. ClearFrame utilizes superior Motion Vector Frame Interpolation (MVFI) technology.  Utilizing the power of the TV's video processor, MVFI creates new frames, inserting them between the original frames.

CableClear DNR: The CableClear Digital Noise Reduction feature allows you to reduce visible interference in  the TV's picture. This may be useful when receiving a broadcast with a weak signal (especially a Cable channel) or playing a noisy video cassette or disc.

HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.

1080p Resolution: Some video content is in high-definition (HD), but some is still in standard-definition (SD). The Toshiba LED-LCD HDTV will upconvert and enhance 480i, 480p, and even 720p content to create a sharper, more detailed picture (up to 1080p). As a result, all of your standard DVDs, SD TV channels, camcorder videos, and even SD video games will look like HD. The Toshiba LED-LCD TV will display all inputs at a resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080).

Video Inputs: The Toshiba SL412U TV provides High Definition (HDMI/component) and Standard Definition (composite) video inputs.

  • 3 HDMI Inputs: The television features three HDMI (v.1.4) inputs. The HDMI inputs will accept 1080p (24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i, video signals. If you want to connect a DVI-compatible device, you will need an HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable. Since DVI does not carry audio signals, a stereo audio 3.5mm input is provided for the HDMI 1 input (shared with PC input). In addition to the HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable, you will also need a stereo audio 3.5mm cable.
  • Component Video Input: The ColorStream HD Component video input will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. The component video input can also be used as a composite video input (480i only).

Picture Size: When viewing a source, you can choose one of the following picture sizes:

  • Native: Displays the 3% to 5% of the image that is generally lost during the normal over-scanning that is done in most TVs. If receiving a 480i (HDMI), 480p (HDMI), 720p, 1080i, or 1080p signal program, the video is scaled to display the entire picture within the border of the screen. None of the picture will be lost. As a result, it eliminates unnecessary scaling of Full HD signals that can reduce overall image resolution and therefore picture quality.
  • Normal: Image is displayed close to its originally formatted proportion, with black bars along the sides or top and bottom if the signal has an aspect ratio different than the TV.
  • Full: Mainly designed for receiving a squeezed 4:3 signal (a 16:9 [480i, 480p] programs squeezed into a 4:3 transmission), the picture is stretched wider to fill the screen, but not taller, none of the picture is hidden.
  • TheaterWide 1:The picture is non-uniformly enlarged; the center of the picture remains close to its true. proportion, but the left and right edges are stretched wider to fill the screen, used primarily with a 4:3 source.
  • TheaterWide 2: Entire picture is uniformly enlarged, used primarily with a widescreen source.
  • TheaterWide 3: Picture is non-uniformly enlarged; the picture is stretched wider to fill the width of the screen and stretched slightly taller.
  • 4:3: Provides a 4:3 aspect ratio of a 720p, 1080i or 1080p signal; sidebars fill the empty vertical spaces while not distorting the picture from its original size.
  • 4:3 Stretch: Converts 4:3 programs to fill the screen.
  • Dot-by-Dot: Non-scaling display for VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA and SXGA sources only.

Note: If the edges of the picture are cut off in Theater Wide 2 or 3 mode, you can adjust the image position on the screen.

Auto Aspect Ratio:The Auto Aspect Ratio feature will automatically select the picture size when one of the following inputs sources is received - a 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i signal from the ANT/Cable input; a 480i signal from the Component Video input, and a 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or VGA (60 Hz) signal from any of the HDMI inputs. When the auto aspect feature is turned on and the TV receives one of the before mentioned video signal, the picture size is automatically selected; a 4:3 signal is set to Normal, a 16:9 signal is set to Full, a 4:3 letterbox signal is set to TheaterWide 2. If the signal's aspect is not defined, the Picture Size defaults to the last manually chosen setting.

Picture Modes: You can select one of the following picture modes for each input:

  • Sports: Bright and dynamic picture.
  • Standard: Standard picture setting.
  • Movie: Lower contrast for a darkened rooms.
  • Game:Designed for playing a video game requiring split-second timing between the on-screen display and input from the controller.
  • PC: Designed for viewing tables/documents from a PC.
  • Preference: Allows you to adjust and store contrast, brightness, color, tint, and sharpness.

Advanced Picture Adjustments: The television offers the following advanced picture adjustments.

  • Backlight: This feature adjust the brightness of the entire screen.
  • Dynamic Contrast: Dynamic Contrast detects changes in the picture quality that affect the appearance of your contrast settings and then automatically adjust the video. The adjustment range is from 0 to 10.
  • Static Gamma: The Static Gamma feature lets you adjust the levels of black in the picture.
  • Film Stabilization: This feature helps to eliminate the video shaking.
  • MPEG Noise Reduction: The MPEG noise reduction feature allows you to reduce visible interference caused by MPEG compression. You can choose High, Medium, Low, or Off.
  • Color Temperature: You can change the quality of the picture by selecting from three preset color temperatures - Cool (bluish), Medium (neutral), or Warm (reddish). You can also adjust the levels of greens and blues in each preset temperature.

Audio Features

Audio Quality Adjustments: You can adjust the audio quality by adjusting the TV's bass, treble, and balance.

Dolby Digital Dynamic Range Control: This dynamic range control feature causes the ATSC dynamic range to be further compressed, allowing you to switch from ATSC to analog broadcasts at the same dynamic range.

Two-level Mute: The TV mutes the volume half-way when the Mute button is pressed once on the remote; when pressed a second time the TV will mute the volume completely and when pressed a third time the volume will resume as normal.

Audio Outputs: The Toshiba SL412U LED-LCD TV is equipped with an analog (RCA) and digital (optical) audio output.

  • Analog Audio Output (fixed): The stereo analog audio output lets you output the televisions stereo audio to your home stereo system. The TV's analog audio output terminals will output 2ch audio from any of the television's source inputs.
  • Digital Audio Output: The optical digital output on the rear-panel will output Dolby Digital (when available) or 2 channel PCM.  The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby Digital when you receive Dolby Digital Surround Sound from a digital broadcast channel through the TV tuner. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, RCA, or USB. 

PC/USB Functions

PC Compatible:This unit's PC (RGB) input allows you to view the image from a personal computer on the TV screen. When connecting the PC to the TV, you will need a 15-pin D-sub RGB computer cable and a 3.5mm audio cable. The PC input shares the stereo audio 3.5mm input with the television's HDMI 4 input. Supported signal formats include VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, and SXGA.

Note: You can also connect the TV to your PC via any HDMI input. Supported signal formats include - VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, SXGA, 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, an 1080p.

Media Player: The TV allows you to enjoy photo and music files stored on a USB device formatted in FAT 16/32. The television is equipped with a single USB (type-A) pors. The USB port supports USB Mass Storage Class devices (MSC).

  • Photo Playback: The Toshiba LED-LCD TV supports the playback of JPEG still images (ver2.1) stored on a USB MSC device. JPEG images can have a maximum photo resolution of 4096 x 4096 pixels (best photo resolution: 1920 x 1080) and a maximum photo size of 9MB. The TV can recognize up to 500 photo files per folder. There are three types of photo view modes - Multi-View, Single View, and Slide Show.
    • Multi-View: This view allows you to search for photos in a grid format. These picture are displayed using thumbnail data in each image file.
    • Single View: In this view mode, only files located in the selected directory shall be displayed. This view allows you to change the photo content manually. You can rotate an image 90-degrees clockwise or counterclockwise.
    • Slide Show: This view allows you to watch a slideshow of your photos (with or without background music). In this mode, only the files located in the selected directory will be played.
  • Music Playback: The TV allows you to listen to music from a list of available files on your connected USB MSC device. The LED-LCD TV supports playback of MP3 music files with a bit-rate of 8-320 kbps in one of the following sampling frequencies (16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, or 48 kHz). The TV can recognize up to 500 music files per folder. The television provides basic playback functions of your music, as well as file & folder browsing.

Software Upgrades:Toshiba may offer upgrades for the TV's software in the future. The TV's software is upgraded via USB.

Convenience Features

Channel Browser: The TV's Channel Browser provides an easy navigation interface for all your channels and inputs. This feature allows you to navigate the contents of all your inputs, keeps a list of your favorite channels, and keep a history of the last 32 channels or inputs viewed.

Favorite Browser: The Favorite Browser allows you to quickly set up a favorite channels/inputs list that is integrated into the Channel Browser.

Channel Return: The Channel Return feature allows you to switch between two channels without entering an actual channel number each time

SurfLock:The SurfLock feature temporarily memorizes one channel under the Channel Return button, so you can return to that channel quickly from any other channel.

Input Label: You can label each video input source according to the type of device you have connected. You can choose from the following preset labels - Audio Receiver, Cable, Compact Disc, DTV, DVD, Game Console, HDMI Switch, Laser Disc, Satellite/DSS, VCR, Video Recorder, or Hide.

Closed Captions:The TV offers analog and digital closed captions.

  • Analog CC:The analog closed caption mode has two options
    • Captions: An on-screen display of the dialog, narration, and sound effects of TV programs and video that are closed captioned.
    • Text: An on-screen display of information not related to the current program, such as weather or stock data when provide by individual stations.
  • Digital CC: You can customize the closed caption display characteristics by changing the background color, opacity, text size, type, edge and color.

Lock System: The TV's Lock Menu includes ratings blocking, channel blocking, input locking, and a side panel control lock which are all protected by the same user customized 4 digit password.

  • V-Chip: Some TV programs and movies include signals that classify the content of the program (violence, dialogue, language, etc). The V-Chip feature in this television detect the signals and blocks the programs according to the ratings you select. Your rating setting is protected by a custom-user 4-digit password.
  • Channel Block:With the Channels Block feature, you can block specific channels.
  • Input Lock: You can sue the Input Lock feature to lock the video inputs and channels 3 and 4. You will not be able to view the input sources or channels until you unlock the inputs.
  • Control Panel Lock: You can lock the control panel to prevent your settings from being changed accidentally.

Timers: The Toshiba LED-LCD TV offers 2 convenient timer functions.

  • On Timer: You can set the On Timer to automatically turn the TV to a preset channel or input at a preset time and preset volume level.
  • GameTimer: You can use the GameTimer function to set a time limit for playing a video game from to 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes. When the GameTimer expires, the TV enters Input Lock mode and locks out the input source for the video game device.
  • Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be adjusted up to 12 hours.

ENERGY STAR Certified: Earning the ENERGY STAR means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. For TVs, it means they save energy both in Standby and On modes. ENERGY STAR qualified TVs use about 30% less energy than standard units. The factory default settings of this television meet ENERGY STAR requirements

Energy Saver Features: The following features can be activated to turn the television off, when not in use, to conserve energy.

  • Auto Power Down: The TV will automatically turn itself off (standby) after 4 hours, if you do no operate the TV either from the remote control or the TV control panel.
  • No Signal Power Down: The TV will automatically turn itself off after 15 minutes when no signal is detected.

Last Mode Memory: If the power is cut off while you are viewing the TV, the Last Mode Memory feature automatically turns on the TV when the power is resupplied.

Remote Control

Wireless Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on many other Toshiba components; including Blu-ray and DVD players.

REGZA-LINK: REGZA-LINK allows control of external Toshiba devices from the TV's remote control via HDMI connection. REGZA-LINK features TV Auto Input Switch, TV Auto Power, and playback control for DVD players, as well as Volume/Mute controls for your A/V receiver.

Mounting Options

Pedestal Stand:The TV is shipped with a pedestal stand unattached; assembly is required using the supplied hardware. The pedestal stand can be removed to wall-mount the television with and optional bracket (sold separately).

Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is 400mm horizontal x 400mm vertical. The threaded inserts require 8mm machine screws (not supplied).

Attached AC Power Cord: The television if fitted with an attached 5' AC power cord which is terminated by a straight two-prong AC plug. The AC plug sits 1.625" from the wall.

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