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Should You Buy a Toshiba TV?

Matthew
Updated 18 May 2021
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should you buy a Toshiba TV?

Toshiba is one of the most popular TV brands as well as being well known for its camcorders.

If you are wondering how Toshiba TVs compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 8,300 TVs by objectively and impartially analysing over 260,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,600 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

The average price of a new Toshiba TV is $599.

Is Toshiba the Best TV Brand?

So are Toshiba TVs any good? We give every TV a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all TVs we are able to impartially rank all the TV brands.

Toshiba is ranked the No. 12 best TV brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Toshiba is the 12th best TV brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
159,051 reviews
#2
South Korea
94%
94%
308,997 reviews
#3
United States
88%
88%
4,570 reviews
#4
Japan
88%
88%
6,483 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
83%
83%
2 reviews
#6
China
72%
72%
5,430 reviews
#7
Curtis
Canada
70%
70%
254 reviews
#8
Japan
69%
69%
1,967 reviews
#9
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#10
67%
67%
3,302 reviews
#11
PROSCAN
65%
65%
66 reviews
#12
Japan
65%
65%
9,017 reviews
#13
TCL
64%
64%
1,744 reviews
#14
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,733 reviews
#15
RCA
63%
63%
155 reviews
#16
Viewsonic
Taiwan
61%
61%
9 reviews
#17
Neovo
Taiwan
57%
57%
0 reviews
#18
NEC
Japan
51%
51%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Toshiba TVs compare to the other TV brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All TV Brands
Toshiba TVs

At an average purchase price of $599, Toshiba TVs tend to be cheaper than most other TV brands. Toshiba also have better reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a Toshiba TV being 75%.

The average review score for a Toshiba TV is 75%.

There's a smaller selection of Toshiba TVs available compared to other TV brands, with only 1 Toshiba TV currently on the market in the US. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Toshiba TV is $23 (based on a person typically using a TV for 5 hours per day), which makes them less efficient than most other TV brands.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
$818
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $10,499
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$599
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,999
Price Distribution of Toshiba TVs

What Do the Toshiba TV Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Toshiba TV to work out the average distribution of reviews for Toshiba and then compared this to the other TV brands.

Toshiba logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
45
4 stars
205
3 stars
122
2 stars
6
1 star
0
Toshiba logo

User Reviews

5 stars
5,550
4 stars
1,629
3 stars
469
2 stars
237
1 star
607
Toshiba has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its TVs than most other brands.

Over 66% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for Toshiba TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 92% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of Toshiba TVs frequently mentioned that the product had a good price, a good design and was easy to use. Their TVs have also won 60+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Toshiba TVs by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other TV brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba
CNET.com logo
77%
238 reviews
77%
161 reviews
74%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
88%
34 reviews
81%
208 reviews
80%
113 reviews
74%
37 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
84%
181 reviews
82%
116 reviews
83%
35 reviews
86%
12 reviews
69%
24 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
85%
144 reviews
80%
82 reviews
83%
38 reviews
83%
10 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
117 reviews
82%
83 reviews
84%
42 reviews
82%
9 reviews
66%
16 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
104 reviews
69%
78 reviews
78%
22 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
81%
133 reviews
81%
39 reviews
78%
23 reviews
84%
5 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Chip.de logo
88%
59 reviews
90%
64 reviews
89%
36 reviews
91%
12 reviews
83%
11 reviews
Digital Versus logo
76%
98 reviews
62%
59 reviews
75%
11 reviews
88%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
hifitest.de logo
84%
38 reviews
86%
81 reviews
83%
38 reviews
86%
10 reviews
90%
6 reviews
tweakers.net logo
81%
66 reviews
83%
66 reviews
68%
23 reviews
74%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
76%
89 reviews
73%
48 reviews
39%
1 review
62%
8 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
91%
67 reviews
81%
42 reviews
88%
24 reviews
87%
3 reviews
74%
7 reviews
computerbild.de logo
79%
51 reviews
81%
44 reviews
81%
27 reviews
80%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
84 reviews
88%
37 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
parentesis.com logo
75%
64 reviews
72%
45 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
PC Mag logo
70%
57 reviews
77%
47 reviews
70%
7 reviews
61%
9 reviews
4k.com logo
83%
75 reviews
83%
41 reviews
86%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
77%
62 reviews
78%
38 reviews
80%
9 reviews
86%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
85%
49 reviews
85%
35 reviews
91%
20 reviews
88%
5 reviews
85%
4 reviews
Other Expert Sites
78%
1,599 reviews
77%
1,276 reviews
75%
468 reviews
78%
306 reviews
68%
106 reviews
Average
82%
3,409 reviews
79%
2,690 reviews
78%
934 reviews
82%
502 reviews
71%
283 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Toshiba TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 63 industry awards for Toshiba TVs. The table below compares the number of awards received by Toshiba to other popular TV brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Toshiba has won 63 awards for its TVs.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba
avforums.com logo
128
29
17
4
7
Techradar logo
78
58
22
2
12
Trusted Reviews logo
96
33
24
4
11
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
105
33
10
14
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
19
50
45
13
3
reviewed.com logo
60
26
2
whathifi.com logo
51
16
11
3
homecinemachoice.com logo
30
15
17
4
Expert Reviews logo
37
12
10
2
3
Pocket Lint logo
25
20
13
2
2
prohardver.hu logo
13
37
6
3
1
audiovision.de logo
12
32
12
4
areadvd.de logo
17
20
10
7
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
32
17
2
4
CNET.com logo
31
21
2
01net.com logo
14
20
5
2
6
EISA.eu logo
10
16
10
1
hardware.info logo
22
13
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
18
11
3
3
M3.idg.se logo
8
13
12
Other Expert Sites
277
211
85
57
4
Total
1,083
703
310
130
63

How Reliable Are Toshiba TVs?

We checked over 260,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Toshiba TVs. over 340 of these reviews mention reliability of which 86% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Toshiba TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

86% of reviewers think Toshiba TVs are reliable.

So, most people think that Toshiba TVs are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Toshiba TVs that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

they were solidly built
novo.press
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
sturdy a device
amazon.co.uk
Very reliable
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

It arrived in awful condition the screen was destroyed all broken
amazon.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
build quality defiantly not as good
ao.com
So i thought the set was broken
Amazon
would expect that many televisions would have suffered tremendous damage if not breaking entirely from said fall
Bestbuy.com
First tv came screen had been damaged Argos was great took book
Argos.co.uk
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