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Toshiba VL863 Series TV (42", 47")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Toshiba VL863 Series TV (42", 47"). 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The design and usability also get good views. Views about the reliability and tuner are different, while the color and sound get negative views.

image quality, usability, design, price, size

sound, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba VL863 Series TV (42", 47") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Michael (

Toshiba 42VL863


42" is big enough for any normal room. Image quality is excellent. 3D effects are eye-poppingly excellent

SMART TV does not have Lovefilm, and has a narrow range of internet apps

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: carl (

Toshiba 42VL863


Style & picture quality

Sound is slightly tinny

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: elizabeth (

Toshiba 42VL863


Great picture quality

quite slow to respond to the on switch but no complaints really

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Eniko (

Toshiba 42VL863


good price, good value

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Nick (

Toshiba 42VL863


Easy to set up and use, great picture, 3D is great (once you have a device that can provide a 3D signal!). Overall, excellent value for money

Toshiba Smart TV apps are very restricted. Currently can only get Youtube and BBC iPlayer. Sound is not great. Anything over about 40% just distorts. Can be sorted with surround sound system

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Niza (

Toshiba 42VL863


All round good telly . Value for money

Need to buy additional adapter to get smart tv functionality

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Bob (

Toshiba 42VL863


Everything - easy to set up, stylish good sound great image does what it says on the box

None as yet

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Craig (

Toshiba 42VL863


great value TV for the money

Doesn't seem to have an on off switch

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: HH (

Toshiba 42VL863


Size and weight of product

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Wayne (

Toshiba 42VL863


3d passive picture quality ; Slim tv

Sound quality ; Remote control ease of use

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion:No / 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
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
USB Recording:No / Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
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:WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 400 x 400


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:400
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):C / Unknown
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Polarised Glasses
Curved Design: No
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:LCD