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Toshiba 55ZL2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and connectivity. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive comments about the value for money.

design, image quality, usability, connectivity, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba 55ZL2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 37 reviews)

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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...

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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.

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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


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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

All of which probably has you wondering how the heck we managed to test the 55ZL2's 4K video capabilities for this review. The answer is that Toshiba sent us one of the specially designed 4K server boxes it has developed for dealers who want to show...

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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

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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

EISA Award - Best Product

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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,...

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Toshiba 55ZL2 glasses-free 3D TV


The Toshiba 55ZL2 is a 55-inch full high definition LCD TV capable of displaying 3D pictures without requiring the viewer wearing 3D glasses. It uses a Quad full HD resolution display of 3840 x 2160. The Toshiba 55ZL2 also features built-in Freeview...

The Toshiba 55ZL2 is a glorious television and a glimpse into the future of the kind of standard to expect from glasses-free 3D TVs in future, but at £7k it’s just too pricey to be good value for it. Not that it stops us wanting one of our own. Toshiba...

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


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:800
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: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