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Toshiba HP83 Series TV (42")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the color and design are overall positive. The usability and sound are also appreciated, but there are some critical views about the tuner. There are some mixed comments about the value for money.

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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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 33 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba HP83 Series TV (42")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Toshiba HP83 Series TV (42") from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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

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

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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

Without any networking, online hubs or Freeview HD, this is no home entertainment hub, and nor does it offer AV perfection, but there's something about the 42DB833B that we love.

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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

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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

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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

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Toshiba 42C3030DB review

 

A cheap but underwhelming LCD effort from Toshiba

Good value ; Impressive sharpness ; Bright colours

Black levels could be better ; Motion blurs a touch

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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...

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Impress Your Friends!

 

Stunning, good quality picture, excellent sound, versatile

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

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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.

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Great TV & Great Company!

 

Great Picture, Sound and Company. Highly recommend it.

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

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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.

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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.

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S:DVB-S2 (HD)
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: Yes
Processor Cores:Single-Core
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: 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 400 x 400

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:400
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A+

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Polarised Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
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