Toshiba 47L7200U LCD HDTV Review$1,899.00
Tour & Design
The 47L7200U sits upon a glass-top stand that allows for about 25° of swivel on either side. Its display panel has a very thin, glass bezel, which curves into a silvered metal wing along the bottom edge of the TV. Beyond these features, the on-set controls and ports are placed in standard positions along the back and left side.
The on-set controls are located on the back, left side of the display, beneath the quick-access ports. The 7 buttons are: Power, Volume Up/Down, Channel Up/Down, Menu, and Input. A very standard set of button controls.
The 47L7200U comes with two decent interfacing options. The first, which Toshiba calls the Illuminated Universal Remote Control, is an ergonomically sound remote control that's got plenty of buttons for navigating all of your settings, media, and Smart menus. It's a large remote, but is easy to hold, featuring a central navigation hub and big volume/channel buttons.
The second, a USB bluetooth keyboard, is a great addition where any on-screen typing is concerned. While the new Magic and Smart Touch remotes have made typing on a TV screen a little easier, nothing beats a keyboard for speed and efficiency. Switching control schemes between the infrared remote and the bluetooth keyboard is as easy as pressing a single button, and being able to type in a URL in the TV's browser is much better than the alternative of selecting letters one at a time.
However, we feel that Toshiba could have followed a path blazed by VIZIO back in 2010 to fold their universal remote and keyboard peripherals into the same controller. It probably would have made for cheaper production on their end, and given consumers like us (and you) less to keep up with. Just our opinion, though.
In the Box
In the box, you'll find the Illuminated Universal Remote Control (CT-90408), 2 AA batteries, a resource guide, a quick-start guide, wireless QWERTY keyboard and its 2 AAA batteries, 3 AV (splitter) cables, 1 IR blaster cable, four pairs of Passive 3D glasses, and warranty information.