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Toshiba 42VL963

Toshiba 42VL963
alaScore 88

15 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and durability. The design and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the usability.

image quality, price, design, durability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba 42VL963 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba 42VL963

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 11 user reviews of Toshiba 42VL963 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk.

image quality, price, design, durability, sound

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba 42VL963B 42-inch 1080p Full HD Smart LED 3D TV with Freeview HD Toshiba 42VL963B 42-inch 1080p Full HD Smart LED 3D TV with Freeview HD

Expert review by:

Toshiba 42VL963 review

 

Ambitious but oh-so-slow Edge LED telly with passive 3D

Design ; Active Vision smoothness ; Passive 3D performance ; Four pairs of 3D glasses

Lacklustre smart TV ; No Wi-Fi ; Slow, unresponsive GUI ; No wireless networking

Great value 2D, 3D and upscaled SD images are interrupted by a lacklustre Toshiba Places and an all-round slow user interface that's frustrating to use.

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Toshiba 42VL963 TV review

 

The general user interface is attractive and fun to use, however Toshiba's online portal proves less easy to navigate. It's a senseless collection of hived off areas, dubbed Places. The choice of content is limited to some subscription IPTV services,...

There’s much to like about the Toshiba 40VL963. The design is slick, and the feature spread right on the money, with internet added access. But there are caveats too: Toshiba Places is an unsatisfying source of IPTV, network media playback is useless...

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Toshiba 42VL963

 

Toshiba's new passive 3D TV is a fine and affordable family TV.

Crisp, bright, colourful pictures, Attractive design, Decent value

Some backlight issues, Not enough online content, DLNA features are half-hearted

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Toshiba 42VL963

 

Not a pack leader, but worthy of being on your shortlist

Picture quality, DVD upscaling and passive 3D are unfussy and smooth; plenty of features

Could do with subtler details; contrast not perfect; not the best interface

The Toshiba 42VL963 may not yet be leading the pack in terms of performance, but it’s a good set at a reasonable price with plenty of attractive features – and as such, it’s well worth a place on your shortlist.

Product Specifications

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: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
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
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:200 / 400
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):Unknown
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

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