- Written by Ofer Laor
- Published on 19 July 2012
Conclusions about the Toshiba 55ZL2
This is a well built, nicely designed display. It has a top notch panel, with less than mediocre backlight and a mediocre remote. Although its claim to fame is 3D without glasses, I was far more impressed with its 4K capabilities (particularly with a 4K source), and with its CMS and video processing.
This would be one ideal LED display if Toshiba improved backlight issues (better diffusion, or a 512 zone local dimming option like in the ZL1). The 55ZL2 is less of a "Smart TV" in the traditional sense than what LG or Samsung are offering, but in terms of image quality amongst LED displays, it stands apart from the crowd.
The recommended price for the 55ZL2 in the UK is around 7000GBP (around 10,000USD).
The price is expected to come down when the unit does arrive in the US soon.
See Ofer LaOr's blog at www.hometheater.co.il for additional discussions about the Toshiba 55ZL2 3D LCD Display.