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Toshiba 42DPC85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Toshiba 42DPC85. The average rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and sound. The durability and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the tuner and reliability.

image quality, usability, durability, sound, size

price, reliability, tuner

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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Consumer review ( review summary for Toshiba 42DPC85


alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Toshiba 42DPC85 from 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 People really like the usability and sound, but there are some critical comments about the price.

image quality, sound, usability


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

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

May, 2018

Expert review by : 411Team Specialist (

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....

Jul, 2006

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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

Sep, 2007

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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.

Aug, 2006

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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

Aug, 2006

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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.

Jan, 2006

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Do not buy unless you get the five year warranty. Or can fix these on your own. I started having problems sence day one. I will never buy Toshiba again.

worked great look good

Like I have read all over the internet, they start getting green spots then stop working after 1 to 1-1/2 years and cost 850+ to get fixed when it originaly cost $1,200.00

Feb, 2008

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



Type: None


Product Line:Toshiba

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


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
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma panel
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video

TV Tuner

TV Tuner Presence: No