Toshiba 55WL768 review

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

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As big screens go, the audio performance of the 2 x 10W speakers is fairly decent. They have a broad dynamic range that makes dialogue easy to hear in most environments.

There are some useful audio features. SoundNavi is a function that configures the speaker control settings according to the setting, either on a stand or wall-mounted.

Dolby Volume evens out unwanted sudden changes in volume that can occur during commercial breaks and when switching between channels or sources. The screen also has Voice Enhancement, Dynamic Bass Boost and two surround sound settings, Spatial and Cinema.

It's worth tinkering with the settings, depending on what you're watching but a separate sound system is of course essential when watching a drama or movie.


In the 55-inch 3D LED sector you can pay £2,500 for Sony's stunning Bravia KDL-55NX813, £2,300 for LG's 55LX9900 or just £2,000 for a Samsung UE55C8000. Clearly the Toshiba 55WL768 is the least expensive model at £1,800 so represents good value - even if its connected TV offering is no match for its rivals.

If you're prepared to sacrifice a few inches and switch to plasma Samsung's excellent PS50C680 can be snapped up for no more than £1,000.

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
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
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
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand852 mm
Width with Stand1283 mm
Depth with Stand356 mm
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
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
Product Model55WL768
Product NameREGZA 55WL768 LED-LCD TV
Product LineREGZA
Manufacturer Part Number55WL768B
Manufacturer Website Address
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
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x 'AAA' Remote Control Battery
  • TV Stand
  • Instruction Manual
  • 3.5mm Component Adapter
  • 3.5mm Composite Adapter
  • 3.5mm Scart Adapter
  • 1 x Pair 3D Glasses (Active Shutter) - Battery
Response Time6 ms
Weight (Approximate)29.10 kg