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Toshiba HP83 Series TV (42")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Toshiba HP83 Series TV (42"). The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the glare and design. The sound and usability are also appreciated, but many are critical about the size and price.

image quality, usability, sound, design, glare

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba HP83 Series TV (42") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Toshiba HP83 Series TV (42") from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Reviewers are impressed by the glare and design. The sound and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the size and price.

image quality, usability, sound, design, glare

price, size

56% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba 42HP83P 42-Inch TheaterWide HD-Ready Plasma Flat-Panel TVToshiba 42HP83P 42-Inch TheaterWide HD-Ready Plasma Flat-Panel TV

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (

Impress Your Friends!


Stunning, good quality picture, excellent sound, versatile

Expensive to set up (most wall mounts probably are) and close up picture grainy.

May, 2005

Consumer review (

Not for use with PC's, no customer service 800 number


Good looking TV, built-in speakers are a plus.

Not for use with computers. Very limited customer support options.

Feb, 2005

Consumer review (

Great TV & Great Company!


Great Picture, Sound and Company. Highly recommend it.

Has technology to minimize burn in, but this still makes me nervous.

Dec, 2004

Consumer review (

This HDTV Rocks!


Pictures, Price & Sound are absolutely AWSOME! Included table-top stand doesn't hurt either!

None. This set is near perfect as far as can tell.

Nov, 2004

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Pretty Nice!


Beautiful picture when viewing HD, if it is regular analog it really makes a difference!

Really heavy, the screen gets really hot, also you have to pay for HD service!

Sep, 2004

Product Specifications

With screen sizes ranging from 14 - 42 inches and a selection of 4: 3 LCD, 16: 9 HD LCD and 16: 9 HD Plasma models, Toshiba's flat panel series includes TV models to fulfill a broad range of needs and tastes. Toshiba engineers focused on two key issues; creating true-to-life picture quality, and designing sleek, sculptured cabinetry that will accentuate the finest home decor. The Toshiba 42HP83 model features many of the exclusive Toshiba technologies that are found in its CRT based TV sets such as DVI-HDTV inputs for uncompressed, pure digital video, Toshiba's new CrystalScan HDSC all-time HD scan conversion system, CableClear DNR+ video noise reduction which reduces video noise for a clean, crisp image, as well as Cinema Mode (3: 2 Pull Down), color temperature control, color detail enhancer, HD Dynamic Contrast and movie and sports modes. While priding itself on superior picture quality, Toshiba's expanded flat panel line reveals a new focus on cosmetic design. In particular, the 16: 9 HD flat panel models showcase a stunning arch design, a new modern look that when hung on the wall, resembles a piece of fine art. All of Toshiba's flat panel sets may sit on a table, or be mounted on a wall. The sound quality of Toshiba's flat panel TVs is as dynamic as its picture. In addition to the MTS Stereo/SAP with dbx and SRS WOW Sound Enhancement Technology, the widescreen models also feature Virtual Dolby creating a realistic surround experience without additional speakers. Convenience features such as new HD Window Multiscan POP, and an Illuminated A/V universal remote control that can operate up to six components including DVD and audio devices round out the package.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
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 monitor
Display Format:720p
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1024 x 768
Series:TheaterWide HD
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / S-Video

TV Tuner

dbx Noise Reduction: Yes
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-out-of-picture (POP)
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes