Toshiba 42VL863 TV reviews

80 customer reviews

This TV is a good all rounder.

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9.2 out of 10 based on 80 reviews.
Toshiba 42VL863 with 42" Full HD 1080p LED screen, 4 HDMI ports and Freeview HD. See full product description
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Frederick, Bordon Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Works very well with the Internet easy to set up with optional dongle handy for use on I player . Hd good on free view.
Bad points:
none so far
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
Overall rating 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Feb 2012

Tracy, Gateshead Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Does not come supplied with dongle for WiFi connection
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
Overall rating 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Jun 2012

David, glasgow Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use and set up
Bad points:
time it takes to come on once you have pressed on button
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
Overall rating 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 May 2012

Andrew, Winkleigh Sports and games fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
great picture, easy to set up and looks good.
Bad points:
Most of the HDMI and some other cable connections are on the left hand side at the back which can look untidy if the left side of the TV is on visible.
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
Overall rating 9.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Feb 2012

Jonathan, Grantham Film and documentary lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Freeview HD and 3D is amazing, as is the price.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
Overall rating 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Jul 2012

elizabeth, howden Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great picture quality
Bad points:
quite slow to respond to the on switch but no complaints really
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
Overall rating 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Jan 2013

Peter, Bridgnorth Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Picture clarity, sound, size of screen.
Bad points:
Stand attachment was not initially straight and it's very stiff to adjust (didn't want to break it).
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
Overall rating 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 May 2012

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 42
Type of screen LED
3D Yes
HD TV Full HD 1080p
Freeview or Freesat tuner FreeSat HD
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview HD
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of scart ports 1
Connections Ethernet
Connections HDMI
Smart TV Yes
Frequency (Hz) 400
Response time (Milliseconds) 3
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 1600
Reflection angle 178
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 192
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Brightness (Candela per square metre) 450
Energy efficiency C
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 16.8
Release date 2011-08-04

Also known as: REGZA 42VL863

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Manufacturer's Description

3D for all the family.

The VL8 series combines the latest 3D, LED and Smart TV technologies to offer a complete TV solution. It delivers sharp, vivid, lifelike 2D or 3D images with incredible depth for an immersive viewing experience, and with 4 pairs of 3D glasses included the whole family can enjoy the magic of 3D. The VL8 offers internet TV access to YouTube, BBC iPlayer and Flickr as well as Toshiba Places.

Toshiba Places is a new platform for enjoying and sharing web-based content directly on the TV and provides access to web content including video portals, news services and on-demand TV services. Featuring LED backlight technology, Full HD 1080p resolution and 200Hz picture processing, the VL8 series delivers stunning colour, clarity and fast moving image quality, perfect for any type of content. Freeview HD allows access to terrestrial HD programmes, with Personal TV, Wi-Fi, DLNA and iPhone remote control (via app) capability also featured.


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