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Toshiba 42VL963

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 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. Reviewers really like the color and price. The design and image quality also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the glare and remote control, while there are some mixed reviews 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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba 42VL963

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 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. People really like the sound and durability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the size.

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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 HDToshiba 42VL963B 42-inch 1080p Full HD Smart LED 3D TV with Freeview HD

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (techradar.com)

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 (techadvisor.co.uk)

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: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Toshiba 42VL963 review

 

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

A decent screen that packs a lot of nice features – tough competition, though

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

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

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Eric (reevoo.com)

Toshiba 42VL963

 

nice clear picture

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

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Eric (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

Toshiba 42VL963

 

Excellent clear screen.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Linda (reevoo.com)

Toshiba 42VL963

 

Its all good can't fault itn

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Christopher (reevoo.com)

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...

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Toshiba 42VL963

 

Excellent clear screen

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,DTS Premium Sound 5.1
Audio system:NICAM
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20

Certificates

Certification:RoHS
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

2D-3D converter: Yes
3D:N / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
3D type:Passive
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):4000000:1 / 7000000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1200:1
Display brightness:300 / 360
Display Diagonal:42
Display Diagonal (metric):41.7 / 42
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:50
LED backlighting type:Direct-LED / Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:200
Motion interpolation technology:AMR (Active Motion Rate)
Noise reduction: Yes
Response Time:10 / 8
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 2160p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p
Viewable size, horizontal:36.6
Viewable size, vertical:20.6
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:62.4
Energy efficiency compliance:A / A+
Power consumption (max):120 / 93
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):122 / 45 / 68.8

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management Features

Auto power off: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:25
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:BUL, CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, FIN, FRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR, UKR
On/Off timer: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Dynamic, Game, Movie, PC, Standard

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.22
Package height:20.7
Package weight:40.8
Package width:32

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:AAC, ADPCM, LPCM, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / MP3 / MP3, MP4
Child lock: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming: No
Teletext:500
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, SWF, TP, TRP, VOB, WMV, XVID / DIVX, H.264, MKV / DIVX, H.264, MKV, MP4
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,DIVX,FLV,M2TS,M4V,MKV,MP4,MPEG,MPG,SWF,TP,TRP,VOB,WMV,XVID / DIVX,H.264,MKV / DIVX,H.264,MKV,MP4

Ports & interfaces

Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:62.4
Energy efficiency class:A / A+
Power consumption (max):120 / 93
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):122 / 45 / 68.8

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Smart TV: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL BG, PAL DK, PAL I, SECAM, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K, SECAM L / PAL, PAL B, PAL DK, PAL G, PAL I, SECAM, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K, SECAM L
Auto channel search: Yes
Channels quantity:9999
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.709 / 1.65
Depth (with stand):9.06 / 9.25
Height:22.4 / 22.8
Height (with stand):23.8 / 25
Package depth:6.22
Package dimensions (WxDxH):43.7 x 5.2 x 26.1
Package height:20.7
Package weight:40.8
Package width:32
Weight:28.4
Weight with stand:33.1
Width:38 / 39.2
Width (with stand):38 / 39.2