Now I know why it was discontinued before they even released a replacement.
13 June 2014
Summary: This is by far the worst TV I've ever bought in my life and this is not because of the picture but more because they tried to stuff all sorts of stupid features that just don't work. Pros -3D does work really well -Colors look good -Sound is ok -Lots of features That's where the pros end. Cons -Takes 30sec to 3 min to actually turn on to picture/sound FAR too long -Smart features or "Cloud" features are extremely slow not even usable because they are so painfully slow.
Warning: Toshiba 65L9300U 65-Inch model does NOT support 4k
Amazon Customer, Amazon
27 May 2014
Summary: Beware. I bought this through Amazon in April, 2014 as a gift for relatives. The recipient said the device was unable to play 4k files via HDMI, or stream Youtube 4k, even after installing the HDMI 2.0 firmware upgrade. I assumed the problem might be solved with a little more research. Not so. Unfortunately, the answer appears to be this: no Toshiba UHDTV unit plays any existing 4k media because the models simply don't recognize 4k files in MPEG4 or MOV format.
Can be had for under 3K$ to Get 4K and... Here are my thoughts...
Mike Discenza, Amazon
24 April 2014
Summary: I got a GREAT deal on this Television, got it for about 3K$. The Pros: Good Value for the Money. Aggressively priced vs all other 65" and plus 4K TV's. Solidly Put together, like if it was cast out of one piece of steel. If you can supply it a quality signal input (like supplying a true non satellite compressed 1080i signal), the 65L9300 upconverts and produces an impressive picture. 4K USB video is STUNNING.
Summary: TV took almost 2 weeks to arrive. TV looked intact and ok, Put the TV on the stand, stand looks warped, the TV sits pretty much on the center post, will wobble if not shimmed. TV start up was easy, looked good for 3 days, until the 4th when no picture, Called Toshiba, went through repair efforts, they agreed needs service. Spent more time filling out forms and creating a service call.
Summary: Superbowl is coming! The TV is great no complaints, looks amazing, the XBOX One looks good. Granted nothing is able to push this TV even close to what it is capable of but they said the same thing when I bought the 73" 1080p. 2d to 3d looks pretty good obviously not as good as native 3d movies or shows. the extra depth is fun in some games. However the TV is smooth enough with the 240hz to make things look pretty deep without it.
Summary: Here is Link to Toshiba Forum Post: [...] ****** UPDATE 2******* Deduction of star - Toshiba support is terrible! Complained and no one at the company seams to care... what customer service! I guess the amazing black friday deal is not looking so amazing now! Unless Toshiba gets their act together and improves service I would advise anyone in the market for a 4k tv to purchase a sony or lg if looking for passive 3d or a samsung 4k for active 3d. Stick away from Toshiba!!
The Toshiba 58L9300 has some distinct advantages over the competition
ashtor llc, Amazon
6 January 2014
Summary: Test Devices: Toshiba: 58L9300 U UDH 4K Toshiba: BDX-6400 Media Box DVD Sony: SMP-N200 media player Media PC: FX-799A-6NF9 4k video adapter WiDi PC: Samsung Series 7 slate Mobile devices: Nokia N9 and Nokia 808 pureview Router: BUFFALO AirStation Extreme AC 1750 Reviewer experience level: Uber, nija, jedi, techie geek. Let me first state, I dislike “smart TV’s”.
Summary: I AM making IT BRIEF, BECAUSE- THERE ARE SOME INSIGHTFUL Fellow TECHIES THAT LEFT VERY SIMILAR superb longer informational reviews. That said, I had the SONY 55" 4K... I wasn't pleased... The Toshiba ( I bought the 65") is FAR better in so many ways. The overall Color, is MUCH Better ( More natural and yet bright-GORGEOUS) than THE Triluminous Sony. The 65" is Passive and the 3-D is ABSOLUTELY the MOST immersive I have ever seen !!!!!!! EVER.!!!
Excerpt: Resolution is great although there aren't many systems out there that support 4k, so the TV ends up umpsampling 1080p sources. It does a good job with this, although I see what looks like some graininess or noise. I haven't had a chance to play with all the options yet, and it comes with a lot of ways to manually tweak things. Setup was easy and it seems solidly built. Very small bezel and good styling.