Conclusion: Though its built-in Wi-Fi and passive 3D are handy and its colors are accurate, the Toshiba 55TL515U doesn’t quite reach the levels of picture quality found in our current Editors’ Choice, because of its occasional crosstalk in 3D and only decent shadow detail.
Pros: Strong color reproduction. Built-in Wi-Fi. Convenient passive 3D.
Cons: Mediocre black levels. 3D sometimes shows significant crosstalk.
Conclusion: The Toshiba 55TL515U provides a great picture and 3D in a cheap, user-friendly, super-slim package, with a nice, big screen. While this model doesn’t escape the issues often associated with edge-lit TVs, its local dimming feature does enable it to display slightly better black levels than sets with no local dimming at all. We appreciate some of Toshiba’s processing features, most notably the Autoview picture mode, which looks better than any of the set’s other presets.
Pros: Terrific, sharp picture, Better than average black level, brightness, Excellent color with adjustment, Passive 3D with four pairs of glasses included, Built-in Wi-Fi, Back-lit remote