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Toshiba VL863 Series TV (42", 47")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 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 really like the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the color and reliability. Opinions are divided on the black level.

image quality, usability, price, design, size

sound, reliability, 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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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This summary is based on the product: Toshiba Regza 47VL863B 42" Full HD 1080p Freeview HD 200Hz 47" LED 3D TV

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (

Toshiba 47VL863B review


Whatever issues you might have with passive 3D technology, the fact that it lets you watch 3D with flicker-free, cheap-as-chips glasses is a family- friendly boon.

Excellent calibration tools; fuss-free 3D; neat styling; Places smart TV portal

Suffers from a limited contrast range; 3D BDs lack detail

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: John Archer (

Toshiba 47VL863B review


Toshiba's 47VL863B is its first passive 3D TV. Can it take the fight to it's active wielding rivals?

Excellent calibration tools ; Fuss-free 3D ; Neat styling ; Places smart TV portal

Suffers from a limited contrast range ; 3D BDs lack detail

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Steve May (

Toshiba 47VL863 3D LED TV review


While passive 3D is still only mass-adopted by the cinema industry it's fast being shipped over TVs as the technology improves. Toshiba's passive 3D TV is a cut above, hitting the sweet spot on price and quality.

Corking 2D hi-def picture ; Stylish design ; Flicker free, low cost 3D

Mediocre media streaming ; No album art support ; Clunky Toshiba Places net port

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Toshiba 47VL863B


Toshiba‘s 47VL863B makes another persuasive case for passive 3D technology.

Comfortable 3D viewing, Four pairs of glasses included, Good value

Black level response not great, Some backlight inconsistency, Online service short of content

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Steve May (

Toshiba Regza 47VL863 passive 3D TV


Review Although ostensibly an aperitif to Toshiba's incoming flagship LED TV models, this modestly priced 47-incher is a headline maker in its own right. Not only is it the first flatscreen from the brand to offer access to the newly-opened Toshiba...

The 47VL863 may not hit every ball out of the park - its media streaming capabilities are basic, and Toshiba Places needs work - but its HD picture quality and family friendly 3D tech make this a genuine mid-range contender. Well worth auditioning. ®

Sep, 2011

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

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):No / 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 / Yes
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):B / C / Unknown
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Polarised Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:LCD