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Toshiba VL863 Series TV (42", 47")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and remote control. The value for money and design are also mentioned favorably. The sound and color get critical opinions, and there are some mixed reviews about the black level.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

The 47VL863B’s full HD screen - with the polarising 3D filter applied to its front - is illuminated by an edge LED system, and is claimed to deliver a massive and doubtless optimistic contrast ratio of 7,000,000:1. Also potentially key to the TV’s...

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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

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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. ®

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Toshiba 47VL863

 

picture quality is superb, so clear

Sound a little tinny

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion:No / Yes
Application Store: Yes
Application Store (IPTV): Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S:DVB-S2 (HD)
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: Yes
HDTV: 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

Connectivity

CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: 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

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:400
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: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:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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