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Toshiba 42TL515

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Toshiba 42TL515. 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. Reviews about the remote control and design are on the whole positive. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the color. There are some critical views 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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(Based on 35 reviews)

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Consumer review by: bigNJC (newegg.com)

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...

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Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: bonte (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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
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Consumer review by: Brian (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

Surprised

 

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 (newegg.com)

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

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Very Satisfied

 

3-D is hard to watch for too long, so buy this TV for other reasons! It has a great picture and I'm a fan.

Great picture, easy to use, thin, lightweight, easy internet setup

Slow start-up time, no Hulu or A-word (Newegg restrictions won't let me spell it out, but it also means a South American jungle) access

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

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

 

The one complaint I've heard is that the tv takes 15 to 20 seconds to boot up. It's taken about 10 to 15 seconds so far, but I can't think of a situation where I would need my tv to be on instantly. (Like in an emergency?) Seems a bit picky. Neweggs...

Beautiful screen. Very easy setup. Slim design. Picture modes and variations are more than adaquate. Easy remote control. The stand seems pretty sturdy compared to other flat pannels. From box to function took about 10 minutes. Great value

Haven't come across any cons yet, but haven't had the tv that long

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: SM (newegg.com)

Great Value and Excellent Picture

 

NewEgg shipped quickly and the TV arrived within three days of purchase via UPS ground. It was in perfect condition and I was very impressed with the transaction and the deal I got on this model. Make sure you shop around to get the best price, but...

The 42TL515U is a great HDTV value, even before the recent sale made it nearly impossible for me to pass up. The picture quality is excellent and despite other recent reviews to the contrary, there is no blurring problem during fast motion scenes on my...

The speakers on this very thin HDTV point backward and are a bit hollow sounding and prone to overloading when you turn up the volume. There are no analog audio outputs from the TV, which is not really an issue thanks to the ARC, but if you don't plan...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: 64;#$@%SF (newegg.com)

Worth it!

 

2d-3d conversion was fun at first, but get old very soon. Quality 3d only shines when the movie/show is made with 3d intended, like avatar or RE afterlife. Just get 2d version, save money! In fact, it looks even better. LoL

Dark Black and bright colors, 240hz refresh rate is perfect ; Best 3d there is, but you got to use Disc or any HDMI connection type ; WIFI would get you Youtube, Tweet, facebook, weather ; Price is great when there's a discount

The WIFI is not smart TV or Google TV, which means no browser. Yahoo widget is going nowhere cra* app. Video decoder is c*ap too

Jan, 2012
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