Toshiba 42L6200U Review

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PROS / This Toshiba TV offers 3D capabilities along with some internet apps, such as Netflix.

CONS / Toshiba 42L6200U doesn't have an app store, full browsing capabilities or an internet remote.

VERDICT / With this internet TV, you can watch TV, use the 3D capabilities to watch movies and access internet apps.

Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Internet TVs here.

Toshiba 42L6200U is an internet TV that has 3D capabilities. It has some internet apps, but it doesn't have an app store. The setup of this internet-ready TV allows you to only perform one function at a time, such as watch TV or access an app.

The Toshiba 42L6200U has internet access through an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi connection. This smart TV comes with seven internet apps, including Netflix. Unfortunately, the Toshiba 42L6200U doesn't have a full internet browser or an app store. However, the internet on your TV through these apps isn't limited, so you'll be able to enjoy the same browsing capabilities within these apps as you would on a computer.

This LED Toshiba internet-connected has a standard HDTV resolution of 1920x1080p. Its refresh rate is 240 Hz, which is faster than you'll probably be able to detect. It comes with 3D capabilities, which is a feature most of the other internet smart TVs we reviewed don't offer.

One composite input, one component input, four HDMI inputs, two USB ports, one PC input, one Ethernet/LAN port and a digital audio out allow you to connect your internet-connected TV to your DVD player, computer and other electronics. If you want a beefier sound system beyond the two 10-watt speakers, you can connect a sound system to the digital audio out.

The Toshiba 42L6200U comes with parental controls so you can keep your kids from watching TV shows that have certain ratings. These ratings are based on the FCC standards through your television. The child lock doesn't keep them out of internet apps or files on electronics connected to your LAN.

The remote that comes with the Toshiba 42L6200U is primarily for the TV. It doesn't have a full keyboard. This smart TV can only perform one function at a time. This means you can watch TV or use an internet app, but you can't do both at the same time. You also can only search the TV, your local area network (LAN) or internet apps one at a time. This internet-connected TV doesn't allow you to perform an integrated search and receive search results from all the aspects of your TV at one time.

Toshiba only has telephone support for the Toshiba 42L6200U. Most of the tech support referred us to the company's website instead of offering to answer our questions. Toshiba doesn't offer email or chat tech support. On the other hand, it has a community forum, a service-center locator and a FAQs page. You can also download the manual on the internet to see additional information about the product before you purchase it. This net TV comes with a one-year limited warranty.


Toshiba's smart TV comes with 3D capabilities and some internet apps. The manufacturer doesn't have an app store, and the TV doesn't have a full web browser, so you'll only be able to access the original apps. The TV remote is made for TV use, not internet accessibility. The tech support for the Toshiba 42L6200U isn't as helpful as we expect, but it still answered many of our questions.