The Good Impressive HD pictures; Natural skin tones and vivid colours; Good sound quality; Backlighting with local dimming.
The Bad SD material isn't handled all that well; Internet features are poor; Horrible remote control.
The Bottom Line The Toshiba 55WL863 is a very accomplished set with a pleasing design, sharp HD pictures and excellent 3D images from Blu-ray discs. But poor Internet features, a bad remote and unimpressive standard-definition pictures relegate it to second best.
|Toshiba 55WL863||Toshiba Regza 32RV635DB||Loewe Individual 40 Compose Full-HD+ 100 DR+||Sony Bravia KDL40W605||Sony Bravia KDL-40W2000|
|Price||£1,800 Typical Price||£1,800 Typical Price||£1,800 Typical Price||£1,800 Typical Price||£1,800 Typical Price|
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