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Toshiba 47WL968

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47" Aug 2012
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Smart TV Release Date
Full HD 1080p Smart LED 3D TV combining the latest technologies for a complete 3D and Smart TV solution - 3D TV with 4 pairs of glasses included- Sleek single sheet of glass, Jacob Jensen design-... More
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Two Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this mid-size TV. This TV received a "Recommended" award from both Techradar and Techradar.com/au/.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, CNET.co.uk and whathifi.com the average expert rating of this TV is 73%.

Good Size

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Expert website Cnet.co.uk said “The Toshiba 47WL968 impresses with its supremely slim bezel and sharp, vibrant HD pictures”. Whathifi.com mentioned in their Toshiba 47WL968 review “Slim and stylish” but they only gave the Toshiba 47WL968 a score of 3 stars. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Supremely narrow bezel”.

Good Sound Quality

Four Toshiba 47WL968 owners said in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Whathifi.com said in their review three years ago “Good sound for such as slim TV” . Whathifi.com also said “Sounds surprisingly good”.

Nice Design

Several Toshiba 47WL968 owners who bought the product thought it was a good design. Whathifi.com wrote “Lovely, superslim design” in their review of the Toshiba 47WL968. Whathifi.com also said “Nice design”. A few people agreed that it was good looking. Whathifi.com said in their review “Its elegant, spacesaving design” but in spite of that they rated it 3 stars.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Seven customers thought this TV had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote “If you're interested in 3D” in their Toshiba 47WL968 review. Whathifi.com said in their review “Convenient 3D system” however they only scored the product 60 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

One Toshiba 47WL968 reviewer said that this TV was cheap. One Toshiba 47WL968 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was a bargain for the price.

One Toshiba 47WL968 owner who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Expert website Trustedreviews.com rated it 4 stars and wrote “As a pleasantly designed and reasonably affordable performer with 2D, though”.

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Good High Def TV

A few Toshiba 47WL968 reviewers who reviewed this TV agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Three years ago expert website Whathifi.com said in their review of the Toshiba 47WL968 “OK, so the 55ZL2 glasses-free 4K Ultra HD set is the cherry on that icing.”. Whathifi.com also said “Sharp HD pictures”.

Easy to Use

One Toshiba 47WL968 owner considered that it had a good experience. Avforums.com wrote “The WL863, by offering an active shutter 3D experience but, instead, passive 3D”. One customer thought it had a good interface. Whathifi.com said “Toshiba Places interface is quite striking”.

One Toshiba 47WL968 owner reckoned that the Toshiba 47WL968 was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Techradar.com gave the Toshiba 47WL968 a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review “The Toshiba 47WL968 offers awesome 2D Blu-ray and a comfortable, convenient 3D mode.”.

One person who bought it reckoned that it was easy to handle. Three years ago Trustedreviews.com rated this TV 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Trusted Reviews “The curious problems the 47WL968 has with handling 3D motion make it a no-go zone”.

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Good Support

One Toshiba 47WL968 owner who purchased this TV concluded that it had good technical guidance.

Good Product Quality

One Toshiba 47WL968 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk “It also has good sound quality for such a slimline set”.

Good Picture Quality

One Toshiba 47WL968 owner mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good for watching blu-ray discs.

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Toshiba is one of the superior TV brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Toshiba also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.

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Supports Smart TV

The 47WL968 supports smart TV, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago do not support smart TV.

It may also be worth considering one of the other televisions which support smart TV currently available including the LG 47LM960[plb_1277857_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The 47WL968 has a wi-Fi, unlike most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out more than two years ago which do not have a wi-Fi.

Alternative televisions with a wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], or the Samsung UE46F8000[plb_2149163_price] which has better reviews.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

Most mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 47WL968 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the 47WL968 which has four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The 47WL968 has a quite bright display brightness (450 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. Across all the TVs that were released more than two years ago the display brightnesss range from 160 cd/m² to 1,500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 330 cd/m².

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Thin

The thinnest depth of TVs of a similar age and type to the 47WL968 is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm. At only 42 millimeters, the 47WL968 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the 47WL968.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Smart TV Features

Several Toshiba 47WL968 owners thought it did not have good apps. Techradar.com wrote “The chance to stream some movies within an otherwise limited selection of apps” in their review. Whathifi.com wrote in their Toshiba 47WL968 review “Limited smart TV apps”.

Inferior Remote Control

One customer said that it did not have a good remote control. Whathifi.com wrote “Poor remote control”.

Poor Connectivity

One Toshiba 47WL968 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Toshiba 47WL968 was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of the Toshiba 47WL968 “Lip Sync problems via HDMI connected sources”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the 47WL968 does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Nine Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 47WL968 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of this type and age. The analog signal format systems "PAL", "PAL BG", "PAL DK", "PAL I", "SECAM", "SECAM B/G", "SECAM D/K" and "SECAM L" are also supported by this television.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the 47WL968, the 47WL968 does not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

Across all the televisions of a similar spec and age to the 47WL968 the weights range from 1.4kg to 36kg. With a weight of 15.4 kilograms, the Toshiba 47WL968 is quite heavy compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba 47WL968

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this mid-size TV was released.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Brightness
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Equalizer
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
WLAN-Ready
Ethernet LAN
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Card Reader Integrated
24p Support
Extended PVR
Skype Function
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Manual
Other Features
Power LED
Backlight
HDMI
Connection to PC
Number of Products Included

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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12 September 2013

Toshiba has turned out some very good sets over the past year or so, but with the TV market as competitive as it is at the moment, the 55WL968B is no better than average at this price. See all...

Slim and stylish
Integrated WiFi
BBC iPlayer
Big screen
Vivid pictures
Issues with fast motion
Lacks detail and definition compared to the best
3D is average
Some motion issue when showing 3D movies
Smart TV system is below par
18 March 2013

The Toshiba 47WL968 impresses with its supremely slim bezel and sharp, vibrant HD pictures. It also has good sound quality for such a slimline set. Its smart TV system is on the weak side,...

7 March 2013

With Toshiba's new 4K-resolution TVs not scheduled to launch until the summer, the WL968 range under scrutiny today - in the 55-inch shape of the £1300 55WL968 - represents the top end of the... Read more…

19 February 2013

If you're interested in 3D, the curious problems the 47WL968 has with handling 3D motion make it a no-go zone. Toshiba could do with ramping up its online service too. As a pleasantly designed and...

17 January 2013

Toshiba announced the WL968 late in 2012 at IFA in Berlin with the surprise detail that it would not follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, the WL863, by offering an active shutter 3D... Read more…

3 September 2012

The Toshiba 47WL968 offers awesome 2D Blu-ray and a comfortable, convenient 3D mode, but more besides. Those after a smart TV will find BBC iPlayer and the chance to stream some movies within an...

Techradar

3 September 2012

Buying Guide Best TV Far from being a second-rate technology designed for budget TVs, 3D Natural - a polarised, passive 3D tech - here continues its journey towards being a premium TV feature. It...

Techradar.com/au/

21 July 2013

Bu videomuzda Toshiba'n?n 55" boyutundaki, Jacob Jensen dizayn stüdyosu taraf?ndan tasarlanm??, pasif 3D ak?ll? led televizyonunu inceliyoruz...

6 March 2013

Toshiba 55WL968 to pot??ny, 55-calowy odbiornik zosta? zaprojektowany z my?l? o du?ych salonach. Wyposa?ony w matryc? Full HD oraz technologi? pasywnej polaryzacji, stanowi ?wietn? podstaw? dla... Read more…

7 January 2013

Ca?kiem nie tak dawno w po?owie pa?dziernika na polskim rynku mia? miejsce debiut nowej serii telewizorów Toshiba-WL968 . Postanowili?my zatem przetestowa? to 55-calowe cudo. I podzieli? si? z... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 47wl968, 47wl968f, toshiba 47wl968, toshiba 47wl968b
Barcodes 05053785373376, 05900496522725, 05900496522732, 05900496522749

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