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Toshiba SV685 Series LCD TV (37", 42", 46", 55")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Toshiba SV685 Series LCD TV (37", 42", 46", 55"). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the durability and usability. The sound and design also get good feedback. There are mixed reviews on the size and color. Some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba SV685 Series LCD TV (37", 42", 46", 55") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Toshiba SV685 Series LCD TV (37", 42", 46", 55") from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Reviews about the usability and price are overall positive. The size and design are also mentioned favorably.

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

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Regza 55SV685DB 55-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD LED TV 200Hz with FreeviewToshiba Regza 46SV685DB 46-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD LED TV 200Hz with FreeviewToshiba Regza 55SV685DB 55-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD LED TV 200Hz with Freeview

Dec, 2015

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Toshiba 46 SV 685 D


Barely any local-dimming artefacts., High contrast ratio., Excellent motion clarity., Accurate 24p reproduction (even with 60-hertz signals)

Slight green tint., Picture looks too soft with 576i/p signals., Mediocre user-friendliness for DVB-C reception

Toshiba's local dimming technology delivers a contrast-rich, consistent image ― and all for a fair price. On the other hand, the overly soft picture from 576i/p signals is a disappointment, and DVB-C reception suffers from some awkward operation.

Dec, 2009

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Toshiba 55 SV 685 D


Diverse picture settings., Barely any Local Dimming artefacts., High contrast ratio., Accurate 24p reproduction (even for 60i signals)

Not user-friendly enough with DVB-C channels., Slight blur with 576i/p signals., Distorted letterbox-zoom picture (too wide)., No letterbox zoom for up-scaled TV pictures

Day-to-day TV viewing is a pleasure on this Toshiba — if you’re willing to put up with the average video-processing quality for standard signals and the awkward channel management for digital cable reception. On the plus side, you get a massive screen,...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Tech Staff (

Toshiba 55SV685DB review


Huge LED backlit plasma TV that excels with HD, but struggles with SD

Impressive black levels ; Smooth HD images ; Strong audio

Poor onscreen menus ; Lacklustre upscaling of SD sources

Showcases LED backlighting at its best, but standard-def sources are poor on this user-unfriendly TV

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Sam Kieldsen (

Toshiba Regza 46SV685DB review


Toshiba's late entry to the LED TV arena is worth waiting for

Excellent contrast and detail ; Good quality audio ; Multimedia talents

Price point ; Not particularly thin or stylish

This TV offers good picture performance with some unreal contrast figures and some sweet audio but the design and price leave a lot to be desired

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Toshiba Regza 46SV685D 46in LED Backlit LCD TV


It's pricey, but with a bit of tweaking the Toshiba 46SV685D LCD TV can deliver a scintillating LED-backlit picture.

Feb, 2011


Expert review by: John Archer (

Toshiba Regza 55SV685DB 55in LED Backlit LCD TV


Find out why John reckons this 55in direct LED-backlit Toshiba LCD TV is excellent.

By murdering the price of the 55SV685DB ahead of this review (though oddly some sites are still carrying it for well in excess of £3,000!), Toshiba has turned an excellent TV that nobody could afford into, well, just an excellent TV.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Martin James (

Toshiba Regza 46SV685DB review


Toshiba has cast aside its mass-market appeal and gone for full-blown luxury with its first ever LED-backlit TV. But with a price tag to match, it has a tough job on its hands to impress us. We find out how it gets on in our Toshiba Regza 46SV685DB...

Stunning contrast levels, great colours and fine detailing deliver great viewing pleasure

It costs too much, especially with no web access, occasional motion-handling issues too

A stonking example of an LED TV, but so expensive it hurts

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

Toshiba Regza 46SV685D LCD TV review


Seemingly everyone's been getting on the LED backlighting bandwagon recently and Toshiba is no exception, making its LED debut with the two models in the Regza SV series (46-inch and 55-inch).

Full HD 1080p. Impressive LED dimming system. Deep black levels. Very sharp pictures and good overall colour tone

Pricey. No internet access

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: John Archer (

Toshiba 46SV685


In trying to understand the 46SV685's price, it turns out that it uses the direct LED lighting system, with an impressive 128 separate, individually controlled LED arrays. Also potentially key is its 200Hz processing system, designed to enhance the...

Good motion processing, really sharp HD pictures, good standard definition pictures, good sound

Far too expensive, slight green tone to bright images, needs work to get the best from it, very limited viewing angle

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Picture and Text (PAT): Yes
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Headphone Output: Yes
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: Yes
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 400 x 200


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:200
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Direct LED
LED Technology:Direct LED

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:LCD