Toshiba 37UL863B review

Edge LED TV with Freeview HD and Freesat HD

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Toshiba 37ul863b

This review should indicate our stand on the 37UL863B's; there's little here to really get excited about, but we can see this catch-all TV matching up to the expectations of a lot of people.

We liked

A fine remote, decent GUI and highly watchable pictures from all sources make the 37UL863B good value. Not only does it have tuners for both Freeview HD and Freesat HD, but an overhauled and attractive EPG on top of USB recording.

The GUI's icons for BBC iPlayer and YouTube upfront give quick access to these kings of the smart TV landscape – and all via an integrated Wi-Fi module, which we didn't expect at this price.

We disliked

Inconsistent with digital files and with a roster of online services that are plagued by a lack of content and faltering links within to YouTube and BBC iPlayer, the 37UL863B is hardly the smartest TV around. Its free smartphone app needs updating, pictures lack a little contrast (in part due to light leakage), and both audio and 'personal TV' fail to excite.

Final verdict

A good size and spec for a second room or bedroom TV, this Edge LED TV is a great value set with both Freeview HD and Freesat HD.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Product FamilyREGZA UL863
Brand NameToshiba
Screen Size94 cm (37")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Wireless LANYes
Analog TunerNTSC
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Operating Power Consumption111 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio4,000,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand590 mm
Width with Stand873 mm
Depth with Stand258 mm
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Number of USB Ports2
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Brightness450 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Volume
Product SeriesUL863
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesDigital Noise Reduction, Ambient Lighting, Auto Program, Teletext, Favorite Channel Selection, Auto-off, Hotel Mode
Product Model37UL863
Product Name37" Smart LED TV
Product LineREGZA
Manufacturer Part Number37UL863B
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Your content, when you want it - the REGZA UL LED series offers access to internet TV including your favourite videos on YouTube, your favourite shows on BBC iPlayer or catch up with friends on Facebook. You can also get access to a range of other online content from Flickr, Aupeo internet radio, Cartoon Network and more through the Toshiba Places internet portal accessed via your TV at the touch of a button. The UL includes USB HDD recording functionality, allowing you to record TV to USB HDD for future viewing.

Package Contents
  • 37" Smart LED TV
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • Instruction Manual
  • Stand
Response Time5.50 ms
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)14.50 kg