Toshiba 65L9363DB review

Toshiba ditches its usual value focus to pursue a slice of the suddenly exploding 4K TV market

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The 65L9363DB has some really helpful tricks up its sleeve. Particularly thoughtful is the MediaGuide app (for iOS and Android) you can use for surfing broadcast listings on your portable device so you don't have to interrupt your TV viewing while you browse.

There are some quite extensive and nicely presented search tools for finding content across the 65L9363DB's many sources too, and the multi-hub approach of the smart TV menus is effective, if left looking a bit repetitious at the moment by Toshiba's lack of online content.

Also effective is the use of four onscreen avatars with different 'interests' to recommend content from the upcoming channel listings. This is a less confusing and more friendly approach than Samsung's Recommendations engine - though Samsung's system is more sophisticated.

The Toshiba Smart TV menus are a bit bland and old-fashioned looking, though. And worst of all, both the smart and main menus are hamstrung by some painful sluggishness in their reaction times, leading to numerous accidental multiple button presses and wrong selections.

Sound quality

While not managing to reach the giddy audio heights of the magnetic fluid speakers found inside Sony's X9005A UHD/4K TVs, the 65L9363DB is certainly one of the better-sounding TVs in town.

Its speakers are sufficiently powerful to pump out a soundstage big enough and aggressive enough to do the huge scale of the 65-inch images proud, especially as the soundstage is also propelled a handy distance from the TV's sides without starting to sound incoherent.

There's even a decent amount of bass in the mix despite the set not sporting a dedicated subwoofer speaker.


The 65L9353DB's £5,500 price is perhaps its single biggest problem. For it's £500 higher than the current prices of the Samsung UE65F9000 and Sony KD-65X9005A - two 65-inch UHD rivals which both slightly outgun the Toshiba when it comes to getting the most from their ultra-high picture resolutions.

UPDATE: The price has now been reduced to £4,499 (Amazon UK).

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 Size165.1 cm (65")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
Memory Card ReaderYes
Wireless LANYes
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)49 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard400 x 400
Operating Power Consumption367 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
RMS Output Power40 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand940 mm
Width with Stand1463 mm
Depth with Stand374 mm
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Number of USB Ports2
3D TechnologyPolarized
3D ConversionYes
Energy Consumption per Year438 kWh
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Motion Interpolation Technology800 Active Motion Rate
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD)
Height849 mm
Width1463 mm
Depth71 mm
ColourGlossy Black, Silver
Brightness450 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemAudyssey EQ, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey ABX, Audyssey Volume Extension, Virtual Surround, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
Product SeriesL9363
Maximum Resolution3840 x 2160
FeaturesTeletext, Web Browser, Digital Noise Reduction, Ambient Lighting, Auto Power Off, Auto Power On, Picture on Picture, Auto Program, PVR (Personal Video Recorder)
Product Model65L9363D
Product Name65" L9363 Ultra HD TV
Manufacturer Part Number65L9363DB
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing InformationTHE MAGIC OF ULTRA HD

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Package Contents
  • 65" L9363 Ultra HD TV
  • 4 x Pairs of Glasses
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x "AAA" Batteries
  • 3.5mm Component Adapter
  • 3.5mm Composite Adapter
Response Time5.50 ms
Weight (Approximate)44.70 kg