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Toshiba 46VL758 review

Beautifully made, but average performing edge LED set with Resolution+

Toshiba 46vl753

Sound

Sadly the 46VL758 is another ultra-slim TV with a disappointing sound system. Particularly evident is the almost complete lack of bass in the soundstage, which leaves action scenes feeling thin, unbalanced and one-dimensional.

The mid-range is narrower than most, leaving voices (especially male ones) sounding unrealistic and sound mixes in general sounding a bit muddy. Even the treble end of the audio spectrum is a let down, sounding harsh when pushed at all hard.

Value

The 46VL758's high price tag makes it a high-end 46-inch TV, in town but this isn't, sadly, underwritten by suitably top-notch performance.

Ease of use

The 46VL753 scores about average in this section. On the upside, its remote control is glossy and reasonably comfortable to hold, aside from feeling a little lightweight. Its buttons are more responsive and 'clicky' than the rather squishy efforts found on lower-rent Toshiba remotes, too.

The only catch with the remote is that Toshiba has decided to place many of the most frequently used buttons very close together. This makes sense on one level, perhaps, but the result is a section of the remote that feels too cluttered with fiddly little buttons.

The 46VL758's onscreen menus, meanwhile, are severely lacking in presentational skills. There's scarcely an icon or graphic in sight, leaving you facing the sort of white text on dark background appearance that would have looked dated in 2008, never mind 2010.

To be fair, the menu structure built around this text approach is reasonably logical, but it's not unreasonable to expect something higher-tech on a premium TV these days.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-C (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Product FamilyREGZA VL
Brand NameToshiba
Screen Size116.8 cm (46")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
EthernetYes
Analog TunerNTSC
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)21.20 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
Operating Power Consumption122 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio7,000,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand730 mm
Width with Stand1092 mm
Depth with Stand287 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height662 mm
Width1092 mm
Depth28.9 mm
Brightness430 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Product SeriesVL
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesFavorite Channel Selection, Auto Program, Teletext
ManufacturerToshiba
Product Model46VL758
Product NameREGZA 46VL758 LED-LCD TV
Product LineREGZA
Manufacturer Part Number46VL758B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing Information

Beautiful to look at, stunning to watch. The 117cm (46") REGZA VL series combines LED backlighting and 100Hz processing to give you incredible image quality, vibrant colours and faster response times. Freeview HD is built-in to view terrestrial HD broadcast including BBC HD and ITV HD through your existing aerial without subscription.

Response Time6 ms
SpeakersYes