Toshiba 55wl768

Toshiba's 55WL768 does most of the things you expect of a flagship model. That its connected TV offering is less exciting than its rivals is reflected in its price and at least iPlayer is provided. It doesn't look quite as thrilling as some of the other screens out there, but a lot of thought has clearly gone in to making it as user-friendly as possible.

Like so many 3D models, it does a lot better with 2D material than 3D, serving up some stunning HD images that will keep movie, drama and sports fans more than happy.

We liked

An appealing yet understated design with clever placement of the connections on the back panel. Dynamic, punchy and realistic images make watching HD broadcasts and Blu-rays a delight. Resolution+ really does eke out every last drop of detail. Hooking up wirelessly to a broadband router is a cinch, too.

We disliked

Active Vision has benefits for sport but makes filmic material look weird. Film Stabilization just seems to complicate matters. DLNA networking requires someone with good IT skills to set it up and the remote control could do with improvement.

Verdict

As is so often the case, it's the 3D performance that proves to be the Achilles' heel of an otherwise impressive slimscreen. 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.

Take 3D out of the equation and you have Toshiba's 55WL753, which is a 2D-only version of the 55WL768 and would be well worth considering. If 3D and/or connected TV are your bag, though, you'd be best advised to look elsewhere.