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Toshiba 55WL768 review

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

The remote control doesn't match the design standard of the set itself. It's very angular and has thin L-shaped buttons that look cool, but aren't as easy to use as they should be. At least there's a dedicated 3D button on the handset. The 3D specs are fairly comfortable, too.

One annoyance is that when watching Sky in 3D the Sky+ remote doesn't work while the TV is in 3D mode, so you can't pause or wind forward unless you switch back to 2D mode (with the screen split in two side-by-side images). This is not a problem exclusive to Toshiba: it also seems to affect Panasonic screens.

Toshiba's Freeview EPG is unusual too with black text on white. It certainly packs in the info, with a grid of 13 channels shown over 1.5 or 2.5 hours. Aural but not visual continuity is maintained with the live broadcast.

The set's operating system has a dated feel to it, lacking the panache of models from the likes of Sony, LG and Samsung. It's by no means unpleasant to look at or work with but, as with too many screens, some functions that should be easily accessed are buried in sub-menus.

The iPlayer is user-friendly, and it's easy enough to hunt around for recently broadcast gems in HD or standard definition. Note that you can't navigate along the timeline and some shows suffer with an audio lag.

Setting up a wireless connection with a BT Home Hub proved straightforward but a Toshiba Windows 7 netbook required a wired Ethernet connection. File playback is unsurprisingly flaky but the screen should be able to play DivX, AVI and MKV video files. Taking the USB flash drive option seems more reliable.

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