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Toshiba 55U6663DB 55 Inch 4K Ultra HD TV. Now £499.99. On Costco website.
Toshiba 55U6663DB 55 Inch 4K Ultra HD TV. Now £499.99. On Costco website.

Toshiba 55U6663DB 55 Inch 4K Ultra HD TV. Now £499.99. On Costco website.

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I know 4K TV's are getting cheaper but haven't seen good branded 55" one at this price before. Looks like good value to me.

Features:
4K Ultra HD 2160p viewing quality
Built-in Freeview Play for access to your favourite TV channels
4 x HDMI inputs for connecting your external audio or games consoles
Built-In Wi-Fi for the ultimate user friendly media sharing experience

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The estimated delivery time will be 5 business days from the time of order.

8 Comments

" good branded" - highly likely a vestel like my "toshiba" 22" which is awful.

http://advanced-television.com/2016/09/02/toshiba-vestel-partner-for-europe-consumer-tv/

I don't know how good it is, but be careful, it is probably not as good as you expect.

Poor Toshiba...great brand in the old days.

Yup, compare the back/side images on the toshiba-tv website with this JVC at currys or this Finlux at Amazon.

Vestel bought a five year licence to use the Toshiba name six months ago. They also bought Compal Electronics Europe which was Toshiba's former Polish TV factory. They did say at the time that they wanted to make Toshiba their premium brand in Europe but I've no idea what they had in mind.

So it may not be quite the same situation as a struggling Toshiba going with the lowest quality for their entry level products. I haven't seen any tests though, so I don't know if it's aggressively priced high quality or overpriced newly released stop-gap - six months isn't very long for development.

It's definitely not Toshiba though.

The established TV manufacturers selling under their own name right now are Sony, LG, Panasonic and Samsung.

Hisense are a big manufacturer in China but are only just breaking into the European market and the Philips brand is used by another display company (TP Vision, best known for AOC monitors) who I think manufacturer all their own sets. I believe Finlux is owned by Vestel so they should be selling only Vestel sets.

I'd treat most of the rest as pot luck. You might get a Vestel, you might get something worse.
Edited by: "EndlessWaves" 7th Apr

EndlessWaves

Yup, compare the back/side images on the toshiba-tv website with this JVC … Yup, compare the back/side images on the toshiba-tv website with this JVC at currys or this Finlux at Amazon.Vestel bought a five year licence to use the Toshiba name six months ago. They also bought Compal Electronics Europe which was Toshiba's former Polish TV factory. They did say at the time that they wanted to make Toshiba their premium brand in Europe but I've no idea what they had in mind.So it may not be quite the same situation as a struggling Toshiba going with the lowest quality for their entry level products. I haven't seen any tests though, so I don't know if it's aggressively priced high quality or overpriced newly released stop-gap - six months isn't very long for development.It's definitely not Toshiba though. The established TV manufacturers selling under their own name right now are Sony, LG, Panasonic and Samsung. Hisense are a big manufacturer in China but are only just breaking into the European market and the Philips brand is used by another display company (TP Vision, best known for AOC monitors) who I think manufacturer all their own sets. I believe Finlux is owned by Vestel so they should be selling only Vestel sets.I'd treat most of the rest as pot luck. You might get a Vestel, you might get something worse.


Worth noting even Panasonic doesn't guarantee quality, they're using Vestel too for cheaper TVs.

Original Poster

I didn't know that Toshiba had passed on its brand name to another company. Can't seem to trust anything these days. oO Thanks!!
Edited by: "jennislattery" 7th Apr

For future reference Panasonic have stopped using Vestel for their cheaper TV's. This Tosh is a Vestel job, exactly the same as the multiple Polaroid and Digihome deals you see on here every couple of months for £300-£350. Basically you're paying £150 for the Tosh branding, the actual TV chassis is identical across all brands.

I don't know why there's so much hate for Vestel - if you look at any of the brands they make, they seem to receive good reviews and offer good value for money. On the contrary, if you look at many of the current Sony sets the reviews are pretty average at best and you're paying a significant premium for the Sony brand.

Each to their own, but I'd be happy to buy a Vestel made TV in any guise if the reviews from people who actually owned them were positive.
Edited by: "jtalep" 17th Apr

jtalep

I don't know why there's so much hate for Vestel - if you look at any of … I don't know why there's so much hate for Vestel - if you look at any of the brands they make, they seem to receive good reviews and offer good value for money. On the contrary, if you look at many of the current Sony sets the reviews are pretty average at best and you're paying a significant premium for the Sony brand.Each to their own, but I'd be happy to buy a Vestel made TV in any guise if the reviews from people who actually owned them were positive.



The text on my 22" vestel/dixons own brand is barely legible compared with perfect on the older Samsung model it replaced (using HDMI as computer monitor). That's why I don't trust them. Probably fine for Coronation Street
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