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Toshiba Amazon Fire TV 2018 Review

True Score

79
75
1

Experts

81
4,414

Consumers

Product Awards

GR Certified

Customer Favorite

Expert Rankings

The Toshiba Amazon Fire TV 2018 is an excellent TV for anyone looking for a simple set with a great picture. The operating system is easy to use, the built-in Amazon Alexa works well, and the picture quality is great.

Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Toshiba Amazon Fire TV 2018 is the brand’s budget-level LED TV released in 2018. It promises to deliver deeper blacks over traditional LED TVs and 4K televisions thanks to its superb contrast ratio, which is excellent for people who watch most of their TV shows or movies at night. In addition, this Amazon Fire TV 2018 boasts a 4k display, has Amazon Alexa built-in, low input lag, and excellent response time, which means there will be no motion blur during fast-moving scenes. Keep reading our Toshiba Amazon Fire TV 2018 review to learn more about what top experts said, and don’t forget to check out the top LED TVs available right now.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Toshiba Amazon Fire TV 2018 has great 4K picture quality and can play dark scenes well. Plus, its easy-to-use operating system and built-in Amazon Alexa make it a great choice for anyone looking for a simple TV. Unfortunately, it has narrow viewing angles, sub-par HDR performance, a lot of ads in the app store, and lackluster color accuracy. If you’re looking for excellent out-of-the-box color accuracy, check out the TCL 8 Series.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Plays Dark Scenes Very Well
  • Built-In Amazon Alexa
  • Excellent 4K Picture Quality
  • Easy to Use Operating System

Reason to Avoid

  • Narrow Viewing Angles
  • Sub-Par HDR Performance
  • Too Much Advertising
  • Color Accuracy Isn’t Very Good

Toshiba Amazon Fire TV 2018 Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeEdge
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs3
HDR FormatHDR10, HDR10+
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeVA
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size43"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformFire TV
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a
VRRVRRn/a

All Specs

Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)72.64
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)80.26
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)52.12
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)58.49
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)5,028
SDR Brightness (nits)339
HDR Brightness (nits)350
Input Lag (ms)36
Response Time (ms)15.1
Color Washout (Degrees)25
Color Shift (Degrees)56
Brightness Loss (Degrees)29
Reflections (%)6.2
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)134.54
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db3.91
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db3.92
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.197
Intermodulation Distortion @80db2.82
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

All Tests

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Score Card

E

Expert Score

75

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

C

Customer Score

81

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

79

Any product with a True Score above 60 is a Meh

Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    66
    The Toshiba Fire TV is a decent TV for mixed usage. It does not excel… Read More

    By:

    Daniel O’Keeffe

Customer Scores