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Toshiba 55ZL2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Toshiba 55ZL2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the tuner and usability are on the whole positive. The durability and design also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the sound and remote control.

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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 55ZL2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (

Toshiba 55ZL2 4K LCD 3D Display


This is a well built, nicely designed display. It has a top notch panel, with less than mediocre backlight and a mediocre remote. Although its claim to fame is 3D without glasses, I was far more impressed with its 4K capabilities (particularly with a...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Toshiba 55ZL2 glasses-free 3D TV


With glasses-free 3D and 4k resolution, Toshiba's 55ZL2 is a genuine landmark telly.

It supports native quad HD pictures!, It lets you watch 3D without any glasses!, Normal HD pictures look great too

Focus and viewing position issues with 3D, Not currently clear how normal folk will get native 4k material to play on the TV, It costs £7k

May, 2012

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Toshiba 55ZL2 review


Four times HD resolution and glasses-free 3D ; outstanding black levels and detail for a screen of this type ; balanced, enjoyable pictures from all sources bar standard-def TV

Glasses-free 3D rather compromised ; total lack of 3840 x 2160 content ; nasty sound ; limited Smart TV functionality. Oh, and the price

A 4K TV and the world's first glasses-free 3D TV, but it comes at a steep price

Apr, 2012

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Toshiba 55ZL2 review


The Toshiba 55ZL2 points the way to the next generation of Quad HD TVs

Stunning 3840 x 2160 panel ; 4K digital still images ; Upscaled Full HD performance

Glasses-free 3D not flawless ; Unable to accept a 4K via HDMI ; Limited online portal

Expert review by : John Archer (

Toshiba 55ZL2 review


Toshiba's 55ZL2 rewrites TV history on not one but two fronts, comes fully-loaded with unprecedented amounts of processing power and looks amazing to boot. In other words, it's the shape of TVs to come. Yet there are a few bumps along the way...

Upscaled 4K content impresses; liberating glasses-free 3D; gorgeous design and build

No 4K support via HDMI; blurring with 3D; expensive

Oct, 2012

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Toshiba 55ZL2 review


3D without glasses? A resolution four times full HD? Toshiba's 55ZL2 takes two huge technological leaps forward for the (sky-high) price of one

The Toshiba costs a fortune, but it's uberhigh resolution and specs-free 3D are awesome. TV just changed for good.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Paul Lamkin (

Toshiba 55ZL2 eyes-on - Pocket-lint


There's no doubt that Toshiba is fully committed to the glasses-free 3D revolution. Following the example set by its Qosmio spec-free laptop, the Japanese

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : John Archer (

Toshiba 55ZL2 review


The next generation of TV is here; Ultra HD and glasses-free 3D

Attractive design ; 4K pictures look amazing ; HD pictures also great ; Very good black levels

Expensive ; 4K playback practically impossible ; Some light 'boxing ; Flawed 3D playback

Well here's something you don't see every day. A TV that not only enables you to watch 3D without any glasses on, but also sports a native Quad HD or Ultra HD resolution.

May, 2012

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

European 3D Achievement 2012-2013


Toshiba's 55ZL2 represents the start of a new era in TV technology, because for the first time ever consumers can experience 3D at home without having to wear special glasses. 3D movies are displayed at a resolution of 720p to as many as nine viewers,...

Sep, 2012

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Toshiba 55ZL2 glasses-free 3D TV


The Toshiba 55ZL2 is a 55-inch full high definition LCD TV capable of displaying 3D pictures without requiring the viewer wearing 3D glasses. It uses a Quad full HD resolution display of 3840 x 2160. The Toshiba 55ZL2 also features built-in Freeview...

The Toshiba 55ZL2 is a glorious television and a glimpse into the future of the kind of standard to expect from glasses-free 3D TVs in future, but at £7k it’s just too pricey to be good value for it. Not that it stops us wanting one of our own. Toshiba...

May, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Subwoofer RMS power:10


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes


Color of product:Black


3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:2D/3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):9000000:1
Display brightness:450
Display Diagonal:55
Display Diagonal (metric):54.7
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
HD type:Full HD
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:800
Motion interpolation technology:AMR (Active Motion Rate)
Response Time:5
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 16:9
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:704 x 576, 720 x 480, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewable size, horizontal:47.6
Viewable size, vertical:26.8
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:344.56
Energy efficiency compliance:D
Power consumption (max):297
Power consumption (typical):236


On/Off switch: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:17
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, TUR
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Dynamic, Game, Movie, PC, Standard


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Packaging Data

Package weight:67.2


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:MP3, MP4
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:AVCHD, H.264, M2TS, M4V, MP4, MPEG, MPEG2, MPG, MTS
Video formats supported:AVCHD,H.264,M2TS,M4V,MP4,MPEG,MPEG2,MPG,MTS

Ports & interfaces

Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): No
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:344.56
Energy efficiency class:D
Power consumption (max):297
Power consumption (typical):236

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Smart TV: Yes
Video apps:Youtube

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC 4.43, PAL BG, PAL DK, PAL I, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K, SECAM L
Auto channel search: Yes
Channels quantity:9999
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-C2, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):14.1
Height (with stand):32.8
Package dimensions (WxDxH):64.3 x 10 x 33
Package weight:67.2
Weight with stand:67.2
Width (with stand):49.3