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Toshiba 42TL515U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Toshiba 42TL515U. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the color and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and durability, while there are mixed comments on the reliability and remote control.

image quality, usability, price, design, color

durability, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba 42TL515U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Toshiba 42TL515U from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People are impressed by the design and price. The sound and usability are also appreciated. Comments about the reliability and durability are mixed.

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Toshiba 42TL515U 42-Inch Natural 3D 1080p 240 Hz LED-LCD HDTV with Net TV, Black (2011 Model)

Oct, 2015


Expert review by: Caleb Denison (

Toshiba 42TL515U


Toshiba TL515U series information: The review of the 42-inch 42TL515U is based on our experience with the 55-inch 55TL515U television. Our observations also apply to the 32-inch 32TL515U and the 47-inch 47TL515U. Toshiba says that the four televisions...

Terrific, sharp picture ; Better than average black level, brightness ; Excellent color with adjustment ; Passive 3D with four pairs of glasses included ; Built-in Wi-Fi ; Back-lit remote

Significant light bleeding around edges ; Poor onboard sound ; Finicky contrast

The Toshiba 42TL515U provides a great picture and 3D in a cheap, user-friendly, super-slim package, with a nice, big screen.

Aug, 2011

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Toshiba 42TL515U


Toshiba's smart TV comes with 3D capabilities and some internet apps. The manufacturer doesn't have an app store, and the TV doesn't have a full web browser, so you'll only be able to access the original apps. The TV remote is made for TV use, not...

This Toshiba TV offers 3D capabilities along with some internet apps, such as Netflix

The Toshiba 42TL515U doesn't have an app store, full browsing capabilities or an internet remote

With this internet TV, you can watch TV, use the 3D capabilities to watch movies and access internet apps.


Consumer review by: S-Molloy (

Toshiba 42TL515U


this is definitly one of the best lcd 3DTV on the market, at first i have my doubts with the width of the tv, the looks on the photos are much “fatty” tv, one i put it out of the box i was O_o ! is incredible slim , is a “MUST WALL MOUNT” the...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Brent J. (

Had to RMA because of defects, but...


It basically arrived like a piece of junk that you would buy from a thrift store for 30 bucks. Arrived in a blank, brown, ups box which had a crease in it too. Did not come in a Toshiba OEM box. Worst part is nowhere on the box did it say "fragile" and...

Amazing looking screen when watching movies or playing video games. Dark colors are very dark and black is jet black, not dark grey like on LCD's. The image this tv produces is very crisp and clear and high-def when using it for movies and video games...

Where to start? The front bezel that the screen is attached to is coming away from the backing at the top which produced about a 1/2 inch gap which is about 4 inches long and a real sight for sore eyes. This alone should have been a reason to not ship...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

Dead in 6 Months


There is nothing good about a product that costs significant hundreds of dollars and dies in 6 months.

It doesn't matter. The picture is gone six months after purchase

The picture is gone six months after purchase

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (



Short side of a much longer and troubled experience: This is my second TV. First one was returned to Newegg for similar problems (screen would randomly dim/shut off/unresponsive) My second TV has almost the same problems, but doesn't randomly become...

Cheap 3D ; Decent color - no where near my plasma I bought back in 2005 ; Energy efficient (kinda) (other models at this size use less electricity)

Takes 20 seconds to turn on ; Input switching is delayed (when starting xbox 360, you never see the 360 logo, starts up right on the dashboard) ; TV randomly turns off, this is an ongoing problem with these TVs, just do some research. Toshiba also...

Apr, 2012