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Toshiba 58L9363DB review

A great value Ultra HD TV with a few compromises

This really is where the 58L9363DB lets itself down.

A far, far more accomplished TV than the somewhat disappointing Full HD LED TVs delivered in 2013 by Toshiba, the 58L9363DB is nevertheless slightly hamstrung by the same issues that bug the cheaper sets - usability.

For while it's simple to navigate, it's way too slow, which banishes to the sidelines Toshiba's entire Cloud TV platform and its thoroughly decent ideas and choice of apps. A 4K TV without a dual-core processor? Really? It's a mark off the 58L9363DB's final score.

Cloud TV itself is acceptable, though we were put off initially by the need to agree to myriad terms and conditions, and - worse - the need to laboriously manually enter email addresses and passwords to create an account.

Toshiba 58L9363DB review

It's all a bit 'why would you?' because there are seemingly no benefits to signing-up; a second failed attempt at remembering our password was enough for us to decide not to spend another 15 minutes trying to accomplish such a simple task. The constant, very loud adverts on a loop for Netflix, Deezer and iConcerts were also annoying.

Toshiba 58L9363DB review

However, it's the multiple button presses to operate very simple functions that really grated; even turning-off the 58L9363DB took three attempts.

Sound

Hardly the 58L9363DB's highlight, the sound quality is on the quiet side. Its two 10W speakers deliver audio that's fine for speech-based broadcasts, but really isn't suited to those sparkling 4K pictures.

Toshiba 58L9363DB review

Do yourself a favour and get the 58L9363DB chummed-up with a serious sound system as quickly as possible.

Value

Already one of the most affordable ways of getting Ultra HD into your life, we'd wager that the 58L9363DB is destined for more price-cuts; how else will the TV industry persuade us to upgrade?

Despite doubtless more discounting on the way, we'd judge the 58L9363DB decent value for now, though the faster-working and far-better-sounding Sony KD-559000A is only £300-or-so more. The crosstalk-stained 3D is also a slight worry, though whether that comes into most people's buying decision is doubtful.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-S2
Video Signal Standard4K UHDTV
Number of HDMI Ports4
Product FamilyL9363
3D Type3D
EU Energy LabelC
Smart TVYes
Brand NameToshiba
Screen Size147.3 cm (58")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
Memory Card ReaderYes
EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes
Analog TunerPAL, SECAM, NTSC
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)35.50 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard400 x 400
Operating Power Consumption247 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand857 mm
Width with Stand1306 mm
Depth with Stand374 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Number of USB Ports2
3D TechnologyShutter
3D ConversionYes
Energy Consumption per Year306.6 kWh
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Motion Interpolation Technology800 Active Motion & Resolution
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD)
Height765 mm
Width1306 mm
Depth69 mm
ColourGlossy Black, Silver
Brightness400 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemNICAM, Audyssey EQ, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey ABX, Audyssey Volume Extension, Virtual Surround, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
Product SeriesL9363
Maximum Resolution3840 x 2160
FeaturesWeb Browser, Mobile High Definition Link (MHL), Digital Noise Reduction, Ambient Lighting, Teletext, PVR (Personal Video Recorder), Child Lock, Picture on Picture, Auto Program
ManufacturerToshiba
Product Model58L9363DB
Product Name58" L9363 Ultra HD TV
Manufacturer Part Number58L9363DB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing InformationL9 SERIES THE MAGIC OF ULTRA HD

Discover the magic of Ultra HD with the L9 series from Toshiba. The next generation in picture quality, with four times as many pixels as Full HD, delivers an intensity that will capture your imagination. Right out of the box, it's easy to upscale existing Full HD content to near Ultra HD so you can transform your Blu-ray movies and TV shows into a magical viewing experience. The intelligent CEVO™ 4K engine and AMR 800 picture-processing technology put the power behind the magic - delivering images so seamlessly smooth and detailed, you'll feel like you're really there. All models offer Full HD 3D so you can enhance your home cinema experience through super-realistic 3D. Toshiba Cloud TV gives you access to catch-up and on-demand TV services from Netflix, BBC iPlayer and YouTube as well as other online content. A sleek design and smarter innovation gives the L9 series a style that will perfectly suit your surroundings. Experience the magic with Ultra HD.
Package Contents
  • 58" L9363 Ultra HD TV
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x "AAA" Batteries
  • 3.5mm Component Adapter
  • 3.5mm Composite Adapter
  • 2 x 3D Glasses
Response Time6.50 ms
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)31.20 kg