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Toshiba 42DPC85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and sound. The value for money and image quality also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the tuner.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba 42DPC85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 36 reviews)

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Toshiba 42DPC85 Plasma TV Review

 

Toshiba 42DPC85 if compared with High Definition Televisions has much lower pixel resolution but the HD picture on this 42" Plasma Monitor is so clean and vibrant that it looks like High Definition. HD Dynamic Contrast™, a special feature of Toshiba,...

If you have a big collection of DVD movies then this plasma TV will definitely benefit you. You will enjoy movies in their full 854x480 pixel resolution. If you can find a better price on this unit it can be an excellent choice for HD sources also....

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Amazon review summary for Toshiba 42DPC85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Toshiba 42DPC85 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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26% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Toshiba 42DPC85 42-Inch ED Plasma TV

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It's best to avoid this tv

 

We had to have this TV serviced 3 times within 6 months. Each time, it takes Toshiba 2 weeks to ship the parts & 1 week to get the service center to install them. This last time, I had it on for an hour & the Panel went out again. I called Toshiba and...

The price is decent ; The picture quality was better than I expected ; The contrast can be put to 25% (extending the life of the lighting/illumination) and still looks as good as most other brands set to 50

It breaks - usually within 6 months and it's a very, very long time before Toshiba customer service refunds your money

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Problems after 6 months

 

You can certainly tell the difference between HD and ED if the TV's are sitting next to each other in the showroom, but when the EDTV is sitting by itself in your living room the picture looks great (especially with a true HD signal).

Picture quality problems after 6 months.

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Problems after 6 months

 

Bought this TV back in February '06 and was happy with the choice (did not purchase from NewEgg). Unfortunately after about 6 months I started to notice green dots in the dark areas of the picture. At first this would only occur when the TV was on for...

You can certainly tell the difference between HD and ED if the TV's are sitting next to each other in the showroom, but when the EDTV is sitting by itself in your living room the picture looks great (especially with a true HD signal). Looks pretty good...

Picture quality problems after 6 months. Questionable service

Consumer review by:

Lovely Television

 

My first Plasma TV, and I must say I love the large format and deep colors this TV produces.

Easy Setup, Built-In Speakers OK, Stand Included.

No built-in tuner.

Product Specifications

As your source for digital home entertainment, Toshiba offers one of the most extensive television lineups in the industry. Whether you're looking for the latest in HDTV, the flattest FST Pure flat-screen TVs, or the highest quality in portable televisions, Toshiba has what you want. PRODUCT FEATURES: 480p display; PixelPure AT (Adaptive Technology) digital video processing; HD dynamic contrast; HDMI digital input; SRS WOW; SoundStrip speaker system; Illuminated universal remote control; Tri-lingual color icon On-Screen Display; HDMI digital input; Off/Sleep timer.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.9in
Height:29.2in
Weight:89.3lbs
Width:43.3in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:42DPC85
Product Line:Toshiba

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

Brightness:1500cd/m2
Diagonal Size:42in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:480p
HDMI Ports Qty:1
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Resolution:852 x 480
Series:Custom
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma panel
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

TV Tuner Presence: No
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