Summary: The Toshiba 55ZL2 is a glorious television and a glimpse into the future of the kind of standard to expect from glasses-free 3D TVs in future, but at £7k it’s just too pricey to be good value for it. Not that it stops us wanting one of our own.
Summary: The basics The Toshiba 55ZL2 is a 55-inch full high definition LCD TV capable of displaying 3D pictures without requiring the viewer wearing 3D glasses. It uses a Quad full HD resolution display of 3840 x 2160. The Toshiba 55ZL2 also features built-in Freeview HD, built-in Wi-Fi, Smart TV features to use YouTube, Facebook, and other apps, and four HDMI ports, one SCART, 1 PC input, two USB slots and DLNA compatibility.
Pros: At times 2D images are of such high quality that it’s easy to forget that you’re actually watching a television. The images displayed on the Toshiba 55ZL2 are some of the most lush you’ll see anywhere. The Toshiba 55ZL2 excels at making the most of bright colours, making it a great TV for playing video games. 3D viewing is pretty impressive too. Without glasses the effect feels a lot more natural. The Toshiba 55ZL2 uses head-tracking technology to tell it how many peo...
Cons: There are times when some objects in the distance can appear out of focus during the 3D experience, and you will have to keep your head still to truly appreciate the 3D effect. Sitting still is the price to pay for the privilege of not having to wear glasses. The £7k price tag is enough to stop anyone but the most well-heeled even contemplate purchasing the Toshiba 55ZL2. The Toshiba 55ZL2 is a very good glasses-free 3D TV, but that’s a lot of cash to pay for the plea...
Summary: The Toshiba 55ZL2 is the brand's first glasses-free 3D and also packs a whopping 4K resolution. We took a closer look... The hotly anticipated Toshiba 55ZL2 glasses free 3D TV is finally here and we has the chance for a preview before it goes on sale
Pros: Stunning 3840 x 2160 panel, 4K digital still images, Upscaled Full HD performance, Stunning 3840 x 2160 panel, 4K digital still images, Upscaled Full HD performance
Cons: Glasses-free 3D not flawless, Unable to accept a 4K via HDMI, Limited online portal, Glasses-free 3D not flawless, Unable to accept a 4K via HDMI, Limited online portal
Conclusion: The price is a considerable obstacle, but it's hard not to be impressed by Tosh's 55in spec-free 3D TV. Its 3840x2160 screen looks spectacular with both upscaled Blu-ray and native-res images - if you can find any. The 3D works… so long as you don't move.