CineSpeed Plus+ LCD Panel: The Toshiba CineSpeed Plus+
LCD panel offers a native 120Hz refresh rate for enhanced picture quality.
ClearScan 240 with Backlight Scanning: ClearScan 240
combines 120 frames per second with a new advanced backlight scanning system to
create a 240Hz Effect. This LED-LCD TV with ClearScan 240 creates a new level of
picture clarity with motion video.
Edge LED Backlight: The Toshiba TL515U 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.
Local Dimming: Local dimming provides control
over different groups of LEDs, allowing for precise and accurate dimming control
for deeper images.
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
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 TL515U TV provides High
Definition (HDMI/component) and Standard Definition (composite) video inputs.
- 4 HDMI (v.1.4) Inputs: The television features
four 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 4 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 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
This component video input consists of a female 3.5mm minijack and includes minijack-to-RCA
component video adapter. The television's 3.5mm PC audio input can be
configured as a component audio/video input (adapter available through
- 2 Composite Video Inputs: The television also features
two composite video inputs (480i only) with audio. Each composite video input consists of a female 3.5mm AV jack and includes a minijack-to-RCA composite video adapter.
Note: The television composite video 1 input shares its audio
signal with the TV's component video input. You can only connect one or the
Natural (Passive) 3D: The Toshiba TL515U series LED-LCD TV
creates stereoscopic 3D images using affordable polarized glasses (just like the
movie theater), making it ideal
for longer viewing periods and 3D gaming. Toshiba's
passive 3D technology gives you wider viewing angles, meaning you get the same
immersive 3D experience wherever you sit; there is also no "flicker-effect" and
less eye strain. The Toshiba LED-LCD TV can display in 3D via 3D broadcasting or
when the TV is connected to a compatible device, such as a 3D-ready Blu-ray
player with 3D content. The TV must be connected to your 3D source via HDMI
(v.1.4) and you must wear the included passive 3D glasses in order to see these
images in 3D (three-dimensional) format. This TV includes 4 pair of polarized ("passive") 3D glasses.
- 3D Formats: 3D signals can be sent in one of 3 formats.
- Side-by-Side: Images for the left and right eyes are
positioned side by side
- Top & Bottom: images for the left and right eyes are
positioned at the top and bottom of the screen
- Frame Packing: two frames of images (one for the left eye,
one for the right eye) are positioned at the top and bottom of the
- 3D Display Modes: There are four modes for watching 2D or 3D TV.
- 3D: display 3D images
- 2D: displays 2D images by changing 3D images to 2D
- 2D-to-3D: displays 3D images by changing 2D images to 3D
(you can adjust the image depth from 1-5)
- Native: displays a received signal format in its original 2D
or 3D format
Note: If you see a double image, your eyes are either
too high or too low in relation to the horizontal center of the screen.
Adjust your position, so that it is closer to the center to avoid eye
fatigue and to enjoy optimum 3D effect.
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
- 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:
- AutoView: By combining an ambient room light sensor and incoming
video content monitoring, AutoView automatically sets most of the
television's picture parameters for you. AutoView uses an external light sensor to
automatically adjust various picture quality settings based on the amount of
ambient room lighting and the type of video content you are watching for an
improved viewing experience.
- Sports: Bright and dynamic picture.
- Standard: Standard picture setting.
- Movie 1/2: 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
- PC: Designed for viewing tables/documents from a PC.
Picture Quality Adjustments: The picture quality you adjust
under a certain picture mode is saved to that particular picture mode. You can
adjust the backlight, contrast, brightness, color, tint, and sharpness.
Advanced Picture Adjustments: The television offers the
following advanced picture adjustments.
- Edge Enhancer: The
Edge Enhancer feature lets you adjust the levels for your desired picture
settings and achieve a sharper picture.
- 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.
- Backlight Adjustment Pro: This feature adjusts the
backlight so that it can change to match the ambient light conditions.
- Static Gamma: The
Static Gamma feature lets you adjust the levels of black in the picture.
- Film Stabilization: This feature helps to eliminate the
- 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.
- DNR: DNR enables you to "soften" the screen
representation of a weak signal to reduce the noise effect.
- 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.
- ColorMaster: The ColorMaster feature adjusts hue,
saturation, and color brightness of six different colors (Red, Green, Blue,
Yellow, Magenta, Cyan) to create picture quality your way. This provides
deep, natural colors for increased depth and realism.
Expert Picture Setting: This feature is available when the TV's
picture mode is set to Standard, Movie 1, or Movie 2. You can make the following
expert picture adjustments.
- Test Pattern: When the test pattern is on screen, you can
navigate the Picture submenus without removing the image. When you move to a
no-Picture menu, or close the menus, regular video will be restored. Not
available in 3D mode.
- RGB Filter: This feature individually enables or disable the red,
green, and blue components of the picture to allow for more accurate
adjustment of each color. It is not possible to turn off all three colors
- White Balance: This feature displays a Window Pattern to adjust
the white balance with a measure device.
TheaterLock: The TheaterLock feature lets you lock items in the TV's
Picture menu that affects the picture's display, to prevent them from being
ARC (Audio Return Channel): The ARC feature of HDMI
(ver.1.4) enables the audio signal of the TV to be sent to your connected AV
receiver via the TV's HDMI ARC input and the receiver's Monitor output, using a
single HDMI cable. In this case, it will not be necessary to connect an
additional cable from the audio output of the TV to the audio input of the AV
amplifier to reproduce the audio received from the TV through the AV amplifier.
ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device,
HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC
compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The audio from the
TV's tuner, network connection, and HDMI inputs can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch
PCM. USB and analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM only.
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support
ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that
is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI 1
input. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel
(ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is
Audyssey Dynamic Volume:
Audyssey Dynamic Volume eliminates inconsistent TV volume when changing channels
or viewing commercials. This feature provides a consistent sound volume
between televisions programs, commercials, and between the loud and soft
passages of movies.
Surround Sound: Voice
Enhancement and Dynamic Bass Boost help to create a virtual surround sound
experience with deep, rich bass from stereo sound sources. The TV's audio will
sound fuller, richer, and wider.
- Voice Enhancement: Emphasizes vocal effects.
- Dynamic Bass Boost: Bass expansion levels can be set to
Low or High.
Dolby Digital Dynamic Range Control: You can further
compress Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus dynamic range so you can switch
from digital 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
TL515U LED-LCD TV is equipped with an analog (3.5mm) and digital (optical) audio
- Analog Audio Output (fixed): The 3.5mm analog audio
output lets you output the televisions stereo audio to your home stereo
system. The TV's analog audio output terminal 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 or Toshiba's Net TV. The optical digital audio
output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via
HDMI, RCA, or USB.
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
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
input. Supported signal formats include - VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, SXGA, 480i,
480p, 720p, 1080i, an 1080p.
Media Player: The TV allows you to enjoy movie,
photo, and music files stored on a USB device formatted in FAT 12/16/32. The television
is equipped with two USB (type-A) ports. The dual USB ports support USB Mass
Storage Class devices (MSC).
- Movie Playback: The Toshiba LED-LCD TV supports
playback of movie files stored on USB MSC devices. The TV supports
MPEG2, MPEG4, and AVCHD (H.264) video formats. The television can recognize up to
1,000 movie files per folder. You can control basic playback functions, such
as Play, Pause, Stop, Fast Forward, Reverse, Previous, & Skip.
- Photo Playback: The Toshiba LED-LCD TV supports the
playback of JPEG still images (ver2.2) 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 2,000 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, AAC, and LPCM
music files with a bit-rate of 32-320 kbps in one of the following sampling
frequencies (32, 44.1, or 48 kHz). The TV can recognize up to 1,000 music
files per folder. The television provides basic playback functions of your
music, as well as file & folder browsing.
Network Connection (wired/wireless): The Toshiba TL515U LED-LCD TV
features an Ethernet port and built-in WiFi to connect to your wired or
wireless home network. Either network connection gives you access to your
PC's movie/photo/music files and Toshiba's NT TV online service.
Note: The TV's built-in WiFi is based on the
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n specifications and operates on a 2.4 or 5.0GHz
frequency range. Its supports WEP64/128, TKIP, AES, WPA/WPA2-PSK, and WPS security formats.
DLNA Certified Network Connection: The Toshiba LED-LCD
TV lets you play movie, photo, and music files on your PC by connecting the
television to your home network via a wired (LAN) or wireless (Wi-Fi)
connection. The Toshiba TL515U LED-LCD TV features an Ethernet
(LAN) port and includes built-in Wi-Fi for connecting the television to your
home network. You can use this home network connection to access
movie (MPEG2/WMV/H.264), still-image (JPEG), and music (MP3/WMA/LPCM) files stored on your DLNA
certified server, such as a Windows PC and play them on the TV. The
television supports the following specific file formats via a DLNA network
- MPEG2 Movies: You can access up to 1,000 MPEG2,
WMV, or H.264 movie files
per a single folder from a DLNA certified server or Windows 7 PC.
- JPEG Photos: You can access up to 2,000 JPEG still-image
files per a single folder (with a resolution of 4096 x 4096) from a DLNA
certified server or Windows 7 PC.
- MP3/WMA/LPCM Music: You can access up to 1,000 MP3/WMA (32-320kbps)
or LPCM music files per a single folder from a DLNA certified server or
Windows 7 PC.
Wall Paper: This feature allows you to store and
display a photo file (JPEG) on the TV. The photo file can be a JPEG still
image from a USB MSC device or DLNA server.
Net TV: The TV's Ethernet port or built-in Wi-Fi lets you connect to
Toshiba's proprietary Net TV online service through your home network
connection. Net TV includes a wide variety of online applications and services. Net TV offers the following internet-based content
(as of April 2011).
- Blockbuster: Blockbuster Online gives you the
convenience of renting movies online and the ability to exchange them
in-store. When you're finished watching a DVD, you can return it by mail
or exchange it for a movie rentals or discounted game rentals at
participating Blockbuster stores. Blockbuster's online DVD library has
more than 95,000 titles, and it's growing every week. Subscription plans
starting at $11.99.
CinemaNow is a digital entertainment service that offers instant access
to an extensive online library of premium video content for rental or
purchase, including new release movies and TV shows, with no
subscription required. Rentals starting at $3.99.
- Netflix: With more than 20 million members in the
United States and Canada, Netflix is the world's leading Internet
subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows. For $7.99 a
month, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV
episodes streamed over the Internet.
- Vudu: VUDU has the most HD titles on demand and
more are added every week. VUDU delivers a cinema-like experience at
home with HDX, featuring stunning 1080p True Digital and rich Dolby
Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. VUDU is available without a monthly
subscription or contract. There are no late fees, plus thousands of
movies are available to rent for just $2 for two nights.
- YouTube: YouTube allows billions of people to
discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a
forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe
and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and
advertisers large and small.
- Pandora: With Pandora you can explore a vast
collection of Internet Radio music, for Free. Simply enter the name of
one of your favorite songs, artists, or genres into Pandora and it will
create a custom Internet Radio station just for you. You can create up
to 100 unique Internet Radio stations.
- Flickr: Flickr provides you with an easy solution
to store, sort, search and share your photos online. Flickr helps you
organize your huge collection of photos and offers a way for you and
your friends and family to tell stories about them. A free version of
Flickr is available. Flickr Pro account costs $24.95 per year.
Note: Some online services may not be available in your
area. Net TV's online content may change without notice.
Yahoo! TV Widgets: Yahoo! TV Widgets provide an integrated Internet
and TV experience powered by the Yahoo! Connected TV platform. The Toshiba
LED-LCD television offers the following Yahoo! TV Widgets.
- News: The Yahoo! News Widget provides the latest headline news
for business, entertainment, politics, sports, top stories, and many other
- Weather: The Yahoo! Weather Widget provides updates on your local
and favorite weather locations.
- Finance: The Yahoo! Finance Widget lets you track your stocks and stay current with financial news.
Software Upgrades: Toshiba may offer upgrades for the TV's software in
the future. The TV's software is upgraded via the network connection.
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/Channel Label: You can label each video input source with a 10
character name. You can label analog TV channels with a 7 character name.
Closed Captions: The TV offers analog and digital closed
- Analog CC: The analog closed caption mode has two
- 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.
- 3D Lock: When this feature is set to "On", you must enter a
3D PIN code for changing displays mode to 3D or 2D-to-3D mode.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 3D Timer: This
feature helps to remind you not to watch 3D video for extended periods
of time. Once a set period of time has passed, a dialog box will be
shown asking you if you wish to continue viewing or not.
- Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the television
off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be adjusted up to
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
Multibrand Illuminated Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to
operate this unit and a number of functions on many other brand components;
including cable boxes, satellite receivers, DVD players, DVD-recorders, DVD/VCR
combos, VCRs, PVRs, CD players, and audio receivers. The remote's buttons are
backlit and will light up with a press of a button.
HDMI CEC Control: This features uses CEC technology and allows you
to control Toshiba HDMI CEC compatible devices from the TV's remote control,
via an HDMI connection. The following HDMI CEC Controls are possible - TV
Auto Input Switch, TV Auto Power, and playback control for DVD players, as
well as Volume/Mute controls for your A/V receiver.
IR Out: The 3.5mm IR output can be used to control infrared
remote-controlled devices through the TV, using an optional IR dual-wand blaster
cable (sold separately). You can use the TV's IR Out terminal to remotely
operate two infrared remote-controlled devices enclosed within an entertainment
center or cabinet.
Note: The TV IR pass-through feature does not support
all IR-controlled devices.
Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with a
pedestal stand unattached; assembly is required using the supplied hardware. The
tabletop stand allows the television to swivel 20° left or right. 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
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.