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Toshiba 42TL515

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Toshiba 42TL515. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the remote control and design. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the color. There are some negative opinions about the size and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba 42TL515 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: David Katzmaier (

Toshiba 42TL515


Series information: We performed a hands-on evaluation of the 47-inch 47TL515U , but this review also applies to the other screen sizes in the series. All sizes have identical specs and according to the manufacturer should provide very similar picture...

The Toshiba TL515U evinced good picture quality for an edge-lit LED-based LCD, with relatively deep black levels in dark scenes, even screen uniformity and very good video processing. Its matte screen works well in bright rooms. Its Internet suite...

The TL515U's backlight fluctuated more than usual, causing contrast and color to vary depending on scene content. Its picture loses fidelity from off-angle in dark scenes worse than other LCDs. The Net TV internet portal is light on content compared to...

Although its attractive features, design, and passive 3D have merit, the picture quality issues of the Toshiba TL515U LED-based LCD TV lessen its appeal in the face of the stiff competition.

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: tom_willy (

"tv lasted only two years and Toshiba wants $38 to help"


my advice is to never! buy anything from Toshiba

there are no pros for a tv that only lasts two years

the tv only lasts for two years and the company will not stand behind their product

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: 8IronBob (

"Pretty good gaming monitor and good with Blu-ray."


Despite random backlight flickering, and a slow boot up time, this does pretty much anything you'd expect from a 3D television of this size. Still waiting on nVidia's new generation of GPUs to try out 3D Vision on this, but Blu-ray quality, and PS3...

Picture quality is decent, high-def comes in clear. Games play with little lag on PS3. Although I a waiting until nVidia releases Kepler graphics cards to check native 3D PC gaming, so stay tuned.

2D - 3D conversion doesn't pack as much punch, backlight dims and brightens at an annoying rate between inputs and motion in PC monitor mode, and with the PS3.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: dhalem (

Great set out of the box, Slim neat, perfect picture


Cheap overall price. Got a great bargin at Tiger Direct 1499

Composit Adapater are not carried by Toshiba

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: bigNJC (

Incredible TV!


The screen can be easily watched from any angle and the HD picture is very sharp and bright. We played ordinary DVD and there were several scenes where it looked as though the actors were sitting right there. The 3D is excellent and clear. You do not...


Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: bonte (

Toshiba 42" 1080p 240Hz LED-LCD HDTV 42TL515U


searched for hours online for anyone having similar issues to no avail. would love to give the tv 5 eggs but after the headache of trying to get it to work i had to settle for 3..

great picture. 3d is pretty cool

bought this tv because it said it had usb support for video and it could connect to PCs. i can see the media server on my PC but it won't play MKV files and while playing certain avi files it will skip ahead 10 minutes for no reason. that wouldn't be a...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: maudgalyan (

Fantastic for the price


The picture is great. Black levels are dark, and I have noticed no ghosting anywhere. I use it mostly for movies and Netflix, and a bit of gaming

A bit slow to turn on ; I turned off the brightness auto adjust because it seemed to make adjustments even when I couldn't notice any changes in the ambient light ; Both cons do little to detract from how great this TV is

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Brian (

Nice TV - Sound is


If you encounter any sound problems with this TV, like I did when I first turn it on, then dont worry. My TV made everyone sound like a high pitch child. Reset the TV via the menu. (Note the TV will turn off after the reset.) Connect your HDMI cable...

Nice Picture. Very Nice Price. The TV is thinner than the width of my hand. If you encounter any sound problems with this TV like I did when I first turn it on, then dont worry. My TV made everyone sound like a high pitch child

The TV is so thin that you'll feel nervous moving around. Also, the manufactures box is extremely thin, but the TV was in perfect condition when I opened the box. The sound is not perfect but much better than expected

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: MsAZ (



Thought that it would be risky for me to order a TV online and by the time it got to my house, it would have been broken, but nothing, it came in perfect condition, and it shipped faster than I expected. Got it in 3 days, just before Christmas! Thanks...

This TV has blown me away, the quality of the picture is much better than I thought it would be. The remote is really easy to use, love the Net Flix button! I did not realize that the TV will convert any movie or show to 3D with the push of a button....

It takes a while for the TV to turn on, but I had read that online before I bought it. Small price to pay for such a great deal and the quality of the TV

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: g (

Excellent performance for the price


As usual, newegg logistics amaze me. I order the TV 6pm Wed, the UPS man hands it to me less than 24hrs later. Thanks folks!

Excellent picture quality for the price, wide array of features ; Do note this also means a steep learning curve, but very powerful once you figure out the settings and features ; Yes, there are higher performing systems available, but nowhere near...

You will need a sound system to supplement the built-in speakers, no question about it ; That's not to knock the tv, you simply cant fit high performance speakers into such a thin package at this price ; This is our first thin led-backlit lcd, so...

Jan, 2012