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Toshiba HP83 Series TV (42")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Toshiba HP83 Series TV (42"). The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the design and sound. The usability and price also get good comments. The tuner and size get negative opinions.

image quality, price, usability, sound, design

size, tuner

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Toshiba HP83 Series TV (42")


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Toshiba HP83 Series TV (42") from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on There are some negative reviews about the usability and reliability.

reliability, usability

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Toshiba 42L6453 42 -inch LCD 1080 pixels 200 Hz TV

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Toshiba HP83 Series TV (42")


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 really like the glare and design. The sound and usability also get good comments, whereas the size and price get less positive opinions.

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 product: Toshiba 42HP83P 42-Inch TheaterWide HD-Ready Plasma Flat-Panel TV

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Toshiba Regza 42ZV650U


Not yet reviewed by editors.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

Toshiba 42DB833B review


Blu-ray is built-in but is this the all-in-one TV it claims to be?

Integrated Blu-ray player ; Ease of use ; Slim design ; Colour ; Desktop stand doesn't swivel or detach

Poor audio ; Odd Freeview EPG ; No Freeview HD tuner ; Only 2x HDMI inputs ; LED light spillage

The term 'combi' doesn't exactly conjour-up a high-end feel, but words can be deceptive. The 42DB833B 42-inch screen in its DB Series has a built-in Blu-ray player as well as an Edge LED-backlit LCD panel, but it's big-boned and big-ticket, right?...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Steve May (

Toshiba 42RL853B review


Toshiba's 42RL853B is tailor-made for the mainstream, but that doesn't preclude a few surprises

Resolution+ adds detail to SD sources ; BCC iPlayer and YouTube integration

Poor motion resolution ; Only streamed MPEGs from our network

Overall, the 41RL853 can be considered reasonable value and a presentable proposition for penny-pinchers, even if it lacks the sex appeal (and net smarts) of Toshiba's incoming elite

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: John Archer (

Toshiba 42RV635 review


Budget MetaBrains for all with the new Toshiba LCD TV

Resolution+ works well on standard def ; Good value

Poor viewing angle ; Limited brightness levels

Not many TVs can upscale standard def feeds and make them look as good as this one does. HD is equally impressive although the sound is a bit weak

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Tech Staff (

Toshiba 42RV555DB review


Toshiba's 42RV555DB is a solid and affordable 1080p LCD with Active Vision processing

Balanced colours ; Flexible to use ; Good value

Soft picture ; Poor blacks ; Weedy audio needs boosting

A limited, but very reasonably priced, supersize full HD liquid crystal set from a reliable manufacturer

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: John Archer (

Toshiba 42L6453DB


A cheap 42-inch TV with Smart TV

Reasonably aggressive price ; MediaGuide Replay is a great smart feature ; Exceptionally low input lag - great for gaming

Very average contrast performance ; Backlight clouding ; Missing a few key video streaming services

Other suggestions we’d make are turning off noise reduction for HD viewing, and keeping the contrast somewhere between 70 and 80, for anything higher can cause pictures to look noisy and slightly ‘bleached’.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: John Archer (

Toshiba 42L7453DB


A trio of stand-out features help the 42L7453DB impress

Good price ; Bright, colour-rich pictures ; MediaGuide Replay is an excellent smart addition

Native black levels aren't great ; Crosstalk and motion issues with 3D ; Some key content absentees from the smart TV system

Finally, after extensive experimentation, we generally decided against using the motion processing tools when watching 2D movies, as they can generate the occasional glitch. However, they’re more useful with 3D, where judder is more of an issue –...

Sep, 2014

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Toshiba Regza 42RV635DB review


A great Full HD TV that you'll struggle to beat at the price

Great pictures, good price and crammed with cool features

Basic features getting silly names: MetaBrain anyone

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (

Toshiba 42RV635DB


Toshiba Regza 42RV635DB is a 42-inch Full HD LCD TV with 50,000:1 contrast ratio, AutoView, Resolution+ to improve standard definition signals, four HDMI inputs and a host of power-saving features. The good Without getting all nostalgic for bunny-ear...

Marketing nonsense aside, Toshiba has carved out a nice little niche for itself with this well-priced LCD. Solid video performance and expansive stereo sound more than make up for the disappointment of having to actually watch TV yourself. Toshiba...

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: kallieandkoko (

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

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.


2D to 3D Conversion:No / Yes
Application Store: Yes
DVB-S:DVB-S2 (HD) / No
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV:No / Yes
Processor Cores:Dual-core / Single-Core
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 200 x 200 / VESA 400 x 400


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:200 / 400
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED / Yes
LED Technology:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A+

General Features

3D:No / Yes
3D Technology:Not Applicable / Polarised Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9