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Toshiba 42VL963

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Toshiba 42VL963. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the color and price are overall positive. The design and image quality are also appreciated. The glare and remote control get critical reviews, and there are some mixed views about the durability and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba 42VL963 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Toshiba 42VL963 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the sound and durability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the size.

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100% of the reviews on 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

May, 2016

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

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

With Freeview HD, 3D, Full HD and smart TV apps all wrapped up in an edge-to-edge glass design, Toshiba's 42VL963 might appear, at first, to be an everyman TV that's in prime position for a place in the nation's living rooms.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Steve May (

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...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

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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

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (

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.

Consumer review by: Eric (

Toshiba 42VL963


nice clear picture

sound is fair at low setting but not clear at higher setting room20 by 11 feet

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Toshiba 42VL963


Excellent clear screen

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Linda (

Toshiba 42VL963


Its all good can't fault itn


Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Christopher (

Toshiba 42VL963


Design & lightweight

Very dark picture and unclear, this is a replacement TV as the first broke down, takes forever to come on, remote control upside down, shouldn't be heavier at the front as keeps falling on floor, as for being a Smart tv, not for me, as for being 3D...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Anthony (

Toshiba 42VL963


Good picture and design

Very hard the set it for the interner through the dongle (this could have been with my server) the volume when you put the tv on is very loud then quite

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: William (

Toshiba 42VL963


Full screen on view. Looks good

Need to buy a dongle to enable to SMART TV functions

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
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
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


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