Toshiba 55WL768 review

  • £1800

Elegant LCD giant with Wi-Fi but poor 3D playback

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Our Verdict

The 55WL768's 3D performance is lamentable and its multi-media capabilities are a bit of a mixed bag, but it is an excellent 2D screen.

For

  • Superb 2D HD images
  • Nice design
  • Wi-Fi access to iPlayer and YouTube
  • Freeview EPG better than many

Against

  • Poor 3D performance
  • MPEG noise problems
  • Some networking issues
  • Clunky remote control

Designing a 55-inch TV to look imposing but not overbearing is no mean feat. The mammoth, yet elegant 55WL768 is the result of Toshiba's collaboration with leading European design agency, Jacob Jensen Design studio, an outfit credited with the sumptuous looks of many a Bang & Olufsen TV.

Edge-lit LED skinniness combines with a glossy black bezel, discretely backed by a metallic frame and invisible touch-sensitive controls hidden within the bottom edge of the frame.

This is no air-headed supermodel. The 55WL768 is Toshiba's flagship screen, boasting a clutch of image processing tricks, Freeview HD and satellite tuners, 3D playback and the best multimedia capability on any TV yet from this manufacturer.

Toshiba has been playing home entertainment catch-up of late and the 55WL768 will really need to deliver the goods to give it a boost in the ratings against the likes of Sony's KDL-55NX813 and comparable behemoths from the likes of Samsung and LG.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-S2
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Product FamilyREGZA WL768
3D Type3D
Brand NameToshiba
Screen Size139.7 cm (55")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
EthernetYes
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)34 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard400 x 400
Operating Power Consumption210 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio7,000,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
VGAYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand852 mm
Width with Stand1283 mm
Depth with Stand356 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
3D TechnologyShutter
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate200 Hz
Height772 mm
Width1283 mm
Depth28.9 mm
Brightness430 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Product SeriesWL768
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesAmbient Lighting, Auto Program, Teletext, Favorite Channel Selection
ManufacturerToshiba
Product Model55WL768
Product NameREGZA 55WL768 LED-LCD TV
Product LineREGZA
Manufacturer Part Number55WL768B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing Information

The WL768 series brings the future of 3D into your home, allowing you to enjoy films in three dimensions and with optimal image quality. The high-quality exterior of the WL768 series was developed in collaboration with star designer Jacob Jensen.

Package Contents
  • REGZA 55WL768 LED-LCD TV
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x 'AAA' Remote Control Battery
  • TV Stand
  • Instruction Manual
  • 3.5mm Component Adapter
  • 3.5mm Composite Adapter
  • 3.5mm Scart Adapter
  • DLNA CD-ROM
  • 1 x Pair 3D Glasses (Active Shutter) - Battery
Response Time6 ms
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)29.10 kg