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Toshiba 65L9363DB - 3D, Audio and Conclusions

John Archer

By John Archer



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Toshiba 65L9363DB: 3D Performance

3D is unquestionably the most compelling part of the Toshiba 65L9363DB’s picture performance. Combining a UHD resolution with passive 3D technology enables the 65L9363DB to deliver the lovely flicker- and crosstalk-free traits associated with passive 3D without having to suffer the softness, loss of resolution, jagged edges, and visible horizontal line threshold evident on normal HD-resolution passive 3D TVs.

Add to these strengths arguably the cleanest, crispest, least juddersome motion handling we’ve ever seen in a 3D picture and you’re watching 3D on a huge 65-inch screen - and you’ve got exactly the sort of immersive, natural 3D experience that might actually resurrect 3D’s fortunes. If only more mainstream audiences were able to see it working so well, that is.

Toshiba 65L9363DB

As an extra bonus, the screen works a bit harder with 3D to counter the slight dimming effect of the passive 3D glasses, giving 3D footage a more fulfilling sense of contrast than we experienced with 2D. We loved watching the likes of Prometheus and Iron Man 3 in 3D on the 65L9363, and would challenge even the most ardent of 3D haters not to be impressed by what Toshiba has achieved here.

Toshiba 65L9363DB: Sound Quality

Despite not adopting the sort of ‘split speaker’ technology (with separate subwoofers and mid-range drivers) we’re starting to see from some rival TVs, the 65L9363DB is still a very competent audio performer.

It can deliver a loud, wide, aggressive but still coherent soundstage without suffering distortion; there’s a high level of treble detail – including spatial information – in the mix that’s delivered without harshness; and while bass has its limits, there’s enough of it around to stop loud action scenes from sounding as thin and artificial as they often do on flat TVs.

Other points to consider

If you’re salivating at the prospect of gaming on such a large, UHD screen as the Toshiba 65L9363DB, you’ll be pleased to hear that after activating the set’s Game picture setting, we measure a median input lag figure of 34ms. This is low enough not to severely impede your gaming skills.

Toshiba 65L9363DB

We did record a couple of rogue measurements of near 60ms, and input lag increases exponentially if you don’t use the Game presets. But for the most part the Toshiba 65L9363DB impresses where input lag is concerned – especially given its need to upscale incoming sources to UHD levels..

Other little points worth mentioning are a frustratingly sluggish response time from the 65L9363DB’s onscreen menus and the very occasional appearance of subtle vertical bands over the picture when bright content is scrolling across the screen.

Should I buy a Toshiba 65L9363DB?

There’s certainly much to like about the 65L9363DB. It looks reasonably attractive, its UHD images are easily good enough to continue our love affair with the new higher-resolution format, and its audio is well above par too for a slim-design model.

The problem for the Toshiba 65L9363DB is the competition. Samsung and Sony both have models on sale now (the UE65F9000 and 65X9005A respectively) which slightly out-perform Toshiba’s new kid on the block, while simultaneously – and surprisingly given Toshiba’s usual focus on value – costing £500 less.


The Toshiba 65L9363DB is another fine UHD TV, giving us no reason to step back from our passion for the new high-resolution image format. However, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that Toshiba’s new UHD TV also makes a slightly less persuasive case for itself than its current UHD/4K rivals while also costing £500 more.

Overall Score


Scores In Detail

  • 2D Quality 8
  • 3D Quality 10
  • Design 8
  • Smart TV 7
  • Sound Quality 8
  • Value 6


October 10, 2013, 12:55 pm

For those who can afford it, the rest of us will dream....

Or just wait until they all come down in price to under 1500, thanks. I should be able to save up for that.


October 24, 2013, 9:36 am

This TV is PHENOMENAL! I have it in a 24'x18' room and the image is perfection at its finest. I honestly think it looks better than the Sony X9 they have on display at BestBuy. The 2D-3D conversion is pretty spectacular, especially while gaming. The non-glasses 3D is truly remarkable with 2 3840x1080 pictures(1 for each eye) as compared to the 1920x540 you were getting before from similar 3D offerings.


October 25, 2013, 8:32 pm

I'm buying this as a computer screen for gaming. I hope it can do 1080p at 120hz vertical refresh rate like the seiki 4k can. Plus I can buy the US version of this TV for $2700.

Douglas Harrison

November 22, 2013, 2:13 pm

@Pg Future Shop has a sale on right now for $1498.98

Tony Byland

December 1, 2013, 2:57 am

did you get the 10000 version thats glasses free?

Tony Byland

December 1, 2013, 2:59 am

they had a limited amazon sale for 2400 for thansgiving.

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