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Toshiba 55ZL2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Toshiba 55ZL2. 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 tuner and usability. The durability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the sound and remote control.

image quality, design, durability, usability, tuner

price, remote control, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba 55ZL2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 44 reviews)

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Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (

Toshiba 55ZL2 4K LCD 3D Display


This is a well built, nicely designed display. It has a top notch panel, with less than mediocre backlight and a mediocre remote. Although its claim to fame is 3D without glasses, I was far more impressed with its 4K capabilities (particularly with a...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: John Archer (

Toshiba 55ZL2 review


Toshiba's 55ZL2 rewrites TV history on not one but two fronts, comes fully-loaded with unprecedented amounts of processing power and looks amazing to boot. In other words, it's the shape of TVs to come. Yet there are a few bumps along the way...

Upscaled 4K content impresses; liberating glasses-free 3D; gorgeous design and build

No 4K support via HDMI; blurring with 3D; expensive

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (

Toshiba 55ZL2 review


The hotly anticipated Toshiba 55ZL2 glasses free 3D TV is finally here and we has the chance for a preview before it goes on sale

Stunning 3840 x 2160 panel ; 4K digital still images ; Upscaled Full HD performance

Glasses-free 3D not flawless ; Unable to accept a 4K via HDMI ; Limited online portal

As with all 3D technology, it's largely down to personal preference whether the effect works for you and if you're able to watch it comfortably for long periods of time. This is definitely the best glasses free 3D that we've seen so far, and as a 2D HD...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: John Archer (

Toshiba 55ZL2 review


The next generation of TV is here; Ultra HD and glasses-free 3D

Attractive design ; 4K pictures look amazing ; HD pictures also great ; Very good black levels

Expensive ; 4K playback practically impossible ; Some light 'boxing ; Flawed 3D playback

The Toshiba 55ZL2 is a remarkable achievement for Toshiba, not to mention a genuine landmark in TV technology. Glasses-free 3D and a native 4K resolution for the first time in a single TV? Amazing.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Pocket Lint (

Toshiba 55ZL2 eyes-on


There's no doubt that Toshiba is fully committed to the glasses-free 3D revolution. Following the example set by its Qosmio spec-free laptop , the Japanese company used the IFA expo to announce the world's first large-screen glasses-free 3D TV - the...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Toshiba 55ZL2 glasses-free 3D TV


With glasses-free 3D and 4k resolution, Toshiba's 55ZL2 is a genuine landmark telly.

It supports native quad HD pictures!, It lets you watch 3D without any glasses!, Normal HD pictures look great too

Focus and viewing position issues with 3D, Not currently clear how normal folk will get native 4k material to play on the TV, It costs £7k

May, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Toshiba 55ZL2


Four times HD resolution and glasses-free 3D, outstanding black levels and detail for a screen of this type, balanced, enjoyable pictures from all sources bar standard-def TV

Glasses-free 3D rather compromised, total lack of 3840 x 2160 content, nasty sound, limited Smart TV functionality. Oh, and the price

A 4K TV and the world's first glasses-free 3D TV, but it comes at a steep price

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: (

Toshiba 55ZL2 Review


The Toshiba costs a fortune, but it's uberhigh resolution and specs-free 3D are awesome. TV just changed for good.

nbsp;Toshiba 55ZL2 review – screen At four times 1080p, 3840x2160 (Quad Full HD) is a huge screen resolution - so big, in fact, that there's currently next to no content available for it. What

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Steve May (

Toshiba 55ZL2 hands-on


With the 55ZL2, Toshiba has proven that glasses-free 3D is indeed ready for prime time -- and, for lovers of high-end TVs, that's just the beginning. This TV has an whopping resolution of 3,840x2,160-pixels. We think it's amazing.

Stunningly smooth and detailed images ; Glasses-free 3D ; Built-in Wi-Fi and media-streaming features ; 1080p upscaling to a 3,840x2,160-pixel resolution

Glasses-free 3D effect can seem shallow ; May not actually arrive in the UK

In many ways, the Toshiba 55ZL2 is the future of television, so we have our fingers well and truly crossed that, unlike the 55ZL1, this set will actually make it to the UK. If it does, we'll have a full review up as soon as we can

Sep, 2011

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (

European 3D Achievement 2012-2013


Toshiba's 55ZL2 represents the start of a new era in TV technology, because for the first time ever consumers can experience 3D at home without having to wear special glasses. 3D movies are displayed at a resolution of 720p to as many as nine viewers,...

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
Application Store (IPTV): Yes
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
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: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:800
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
EU Flower: No
Power Switch: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:3D without Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9