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Toshiba VL863 Series TV (42", 47")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Toshiba VL863 Series TV (42", 47"). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the remote control and usability are overall positive. The price and design also get good comments, whereas there are some negative comments about the color and sound. Comments are divided on the black level.

image quality, design, price, usability, remote control

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Toshiba VL863 Series TV (42", 47") from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on There are some negative comments about the price.


0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Steve May (

Toshiba 47VL863 review


Toshiba deserves its reputation as a click-teaser. SED, Cell TV, Full-array LED: all mouth-watering TV technologies that it's promised that have come to nought. But there is hope. This year the company appears determined to be cutting-edge and not just...

Excellent 2D hi-def and motion clarity, sophisticated design, affordable, kid-friendly 3D

Uneven media playback support, Smart TV portal lags behind rivals

Excellent picture quality, understated design and easy to live with Passive 3D, Toshiba’s 47VL863 has the modern family squarely in its sights. While we’re not yet totally convinced by its Smart TV proposal, it has enough potential to keep us...

Nov, 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: (

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 ; Performance: 3/5 ; Design: 4/5 ; Features: 4/5 ; Overall: 3/5

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: Luke Westaway (

Toshiba Regza 42VL863 hands-on


Toshiba's Regza 42VL863 LED TV uses passive 3D technology, and it looks very promising. It's not short on other intriguing features either, so it's got us rather excited. Fingers crossed it won't be ludicrously pricey.

Passive 3D technology looks promising ; Toshiba Places Web service includes BBC iPlayer

Could be very expensive

Apr, 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: Tracy (

Toshiba 47VL863


picture quality is superb, so clear

Sound a little tinny

Oct, 2011

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