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Toshiba VL863 (2011) Series

Toshiba VL863 (2011) Series
alaScore 90

205 reviews

Oct, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 reviews of Toshiba VL863 (2011) Series. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the glare and design are generally positive. The usability and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the reliability and remote control. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Toshiba VL863 (2011) Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Toshiba VL863 (2011) Series from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Many are less positive about the price.


67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2023

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 : 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

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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

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Steve May (

Toshiba 47VL863


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

On balance, this 47-inch Toshiba can be considered a class act. It’s handsome and capable of an extremely refined 2D Full HD performance. While there’s still work to be done to get the Places smart hub fit for habitation, and media streaming struggles...

Nov, 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

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Toshiba Regza VL863 (42VL863B) 3D LED LCD TV Review


42-inch 3D LED LCD Television

Calibrated Greyscale and Gamma ; Comfortable 3D and 4 Pairs of glasses in the box ; Nice understated design ; Very good scaling and decent video processing ; Well presented and responsive menus ; Viewing angles

Poor blacks and contrast performance (with Backlight Control off) ; Lack of detail and flash-lighting (with Backlight Control on) ; Terrible remote control ; Auto-calibration a waste of time in its current state ; Smart TV functionalities fragmented in...

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Toshiba 42VL863


The design is good, a solid unit, solidly build and nicely finished. The stand was easy to attach and I completed the setup in about 5 minutes. The picture quality is good, bright and vibrant after the "auto adjust" is disabled. The sound quality is...

The online features, while they work well, remain a work in progress and this is evident from the start. Most are subscription only and the iPlayer and YouTube features aren't available from the "Toshiba Places" home screen, instead they invested the...

Nov, 2014

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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.

Feb, 2013

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Toshiba 42VL863


Style & picture quality

Sound is slightly tinny

Feb, 2013

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