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Toshiba 46VL758 review

Beautifully made, but average performing edge LED set with Resolution+

Our Verdict

For

  • Build quality
  • Standard-def performance
  • Brightness and colours

Against

  • Backlight inconsistency
  • Limited multimedia options
  • Disappointing styling

Engaging celebrated designers to style high-end TVs has become quite the thing. B&O, for example, has a long relationship with David Lewis, while Sharp called upon Toshiyuki Kita for its ground-breaking XS1 RGB LED series. Now it's Toshiba's turn, with renowned Danish studio, Jacob Jensen Design, adding its aesthetic expertise to the VL758 series.

Toshiba's recent moves in the TV market have been more about ultra-aggressive pricing than high feature counts and striking designs, so this 42-inch set could represent a real turnaround in the manufacturer's thinking.

This apparent shift in perspective is underlined by a strong features list. While the 46VL758 doesn't have 3D playback, it does support Wi-Fi via an optional dongle, and, impressively, includes BBC iPlayer among its online features.

The only obvious potential catch is the rather high (£1,500) asking price, but if you are after something more affordable, the brand caters abundantly to that end of the market elsewhere.

Try the CCFL-lit, HD ready AV series, for example, or the step-up full HD LV range, available in 32-inch and 40-inch flavours. The RV-prefixed sets add Freeview HD tuners to proceedings, while the SL Series throws in edge LED backlighting.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-C (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Product FamilyREGZA VL
Brand NameToshiba
Screen Size116.8 cm (46")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
EthernetYes
Analog TunerNTSC
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)21.20 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
Operating Power Consumption122 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio7,000,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand730 mm
Width with Stand1092 mm
Depth with Stand287 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height662 mm
Width1092 mm
Depth28.9 mm
Brightness430 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Product SeriesVL
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesFavorite Channel Selection, Auto Program, Teletext
ManufacturerToshiba
Product Model46VL758
Product NameREGZA 46VL758 LED-LCD TV
Product LineREGZA
Manufacturer Part Number46VL758B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing Information

Beautiful to look at, stunning to watch. The 117cm (46") REGZA VL series combines LED backlighting and 100Hz processing to give you incredible image quality, vibrant colours and faster response times. Freeview HD is built-in to view terrestrial HD broadcast including BBC HD and ITV HD through your existing aerial without subscription.

Response Time6 ms
SpeakersYes