Toshiba 55WL768 review

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

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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.

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