Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo Profile

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Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Front View

Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Front View
Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Front View. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

To start off,  this photo of the Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV is a front view of the set. The TV is shown here with an actual image. The photo has been brightness and contrast adjusted in order to make the TV's black bezel more visible for this photo presentation.

The screen is a matte type, which means it does not have an extra layer of glass covering the entire surface. This makes the screen less susceptible to room glare.

Also, the front panel controls, which are not visible, are actually touch sensors located in the bottom right-hand portion the set. The front panel controls that are provided include Input Select, Menu access, Volume, and Channel. Also, the Volume and Channel sensors also function as menu navigation controls, if the Menu sensor is activated.

The remaining touch sensor is the Power On/Off control.

These controls are also duplicated on the wireless remote control, which we will take a look at later in this profile.

For a look at the accessories that come packaged with 47TL515U, proceed to the next photo.

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Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Included Accessories

Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Included Accessories
Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Included Accessories. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a look at the accessories and documentation included with Toshiba 47TL515U.

The 47TL515U comes with the four sets of Passive 3D Glasses shown here, the User Manual, assembly screws for mounting (the stand assembly parts are not shown in this photo as I attached the stand to the TV before I took this photo), and finally from left to right in front is a component video connection adapter, and two composite video (yellow)/analog stereo (red/white) connection adapters. The reason that these adapters are provided is to save space on the rear connection panel.

Proceed to the next photo.

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Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Rear View

Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Rear View
Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Rear View. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Shown in this photo is the entire rear panel the Toshiba 47TL515U.

You can see the ventilation holes, the official label, the connection section is arranged both vertically (side inputs) and horizontally (rear inputs) towards the bottom right, and the AC power cord is attached near the bottom left.

For a close-up look at the rear panel connections, proceed to the next photo.

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Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Connections

Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Connections
Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Connections. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a look at the connections on the 47TL515U.

Starting from the bottom left of this photo and working our way to the right and then up the right side, first is the Ant/Cable RF input connection for receiving over-the-air HDTV or unscrambled digital cable signals.

As we begin to move right, next is a wired LAN (Ethernet). It is important to note that the 47TL515U also has built-in Wifi, but if you don't have access to a Wireless router, or your wireless connection is unstable, you can connect an Ethernet cable to the LAN port for connection to a home network and the internet.

Continuing right is a Digital Optical Audio output. Many HDTV programs contain Dolby Digital soundtracks.

Next is the Out IR. This is for connecting additional remote-controlled devices through the TV using an IR blaster cable.

Next is a PC-in or VGA. This allows the Toshiba 47TL515U to be connected to a PC or Laptop Monitor output.

In addition, the PC monitor input can also be used as an HD-Component (Green, Blue, Red) video input via a component-to-VGA cable adapter (not provided).

Continuing to the right is a mini-jack input for audio associated with the PC monitor input or optionally for the HDMI 4 input. This ends the horizontal row of connections.

Moving up vertically, on the right, are the side-mounted connections.

Moving to the bottom are four HDMI inputs. These connections allow the connection of an HDMI or DVI source (such as an HD-Cable or HD-Satellite Box, Upscaling DVD, or Blu-ray Disc Player). Sources with DVI outputs can also be connected to HDMI input 1 via DVI-HDMI adapter cable. It is also important to note the HDMI 1 input is Audio Return Channel (ARC) enabled.

Continuing to move up the side-facing connection is a fixed audio output. This connection requires a 3.5mm to a two-ended analog stereo adapter cable with RCA (red/white) connectors on the other end. The reason is that this connection is labeled "fixed" is that the audio single it sends out is not controlled by the TV's volume control, but is controlled by the stereo or home theater receiver that it is connected to.

Continuing up are two sets of Composite Video inputs, along with associated analog stereo audio inputs, combined into a 3.5mm connector. The 47TL515U comes with two adapter cables for use with these inputs.

Next is an HD-Component video input that also uses a 3.5mm connector on the TV that connects to an adapter cable (which is supplied) that has the standard Green, Blue, and Red RCA-type connectors on the other end.

Finally, moving to the top of the side-facing connections, are two USB inputs. These are used for accessing audio, video, and still image files on USB flash drives.

Proceed to the next photo.

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Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Remote Control

Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Remote Control
Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Remote Control. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

The Remote Control for the 47TL515U is large (about 9 1/2-inches). As you can see in the photo, there is some empty space on the bottom but the remote is full of buttons. It does fit in your hand well but is one of the heavier remotes I have used.

On the very top of the remote are the Game mode button, Standby Power On/Off Button, and Light (remote backlight).

Next are the Mode Select buttons. These buttons allow the user to control the TV, Cable/Satellite Box, DVD/Blu-ray Disc player, or an Auxilary component, such as a VCR or Home Theater-in-box System.

Below the Mode Select section are the direct access channel, chapter, or track buttons (depending on if you are using the TV tuner, playing a Blu-ray Disc or DVD, or playing a CD. Also, on the bottom right corner of the direct access buttons is the input select menu button that allows you to scroll through the TV's available inputs.

In the next section down are the controls for volume, channel scroll, Quick Menu Access, Mute, and Channel Return (allows you to toggle between the two most recently access channels).

Just below the volume and channel scroll button section are the NetTV and Widgets buttons. There are even special buttons provided that take you directly to Netflix and Yahoo TV Widgets, without having to go through the entire NetTV menu. In addition, just to the right of the Yahoo TV Widgets button is the Info button, which displays information about the signal you are receiving and related items.

The circular ringed section of the remote contain all the tools your need for menu access and navigation. This is what you use to access the video and audio settings, as well as network settings, and media player menu access.

Moving down are a series of transport buttons that can be used when controlling a disc player (DVD, Blu-ray, CD).

The remainder of the remote contains buttons for additional, but less used, functions, such as the Red, Green, Yellow, and Blue buttons. These are special buttons whose functions that are assigned for specific content, such as special menu functions on Blu-ray Discs. Also included are buttons to access the Sleep Timer, Picture Size, Picture Freeze, Audio mode, Closed-Caption or Subtitles, and direct access to 3D settings.

For a look at some of the onscreen menus for the Toshiba 47TL515U, proceed to the next series of photos.

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Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Input Select Menu

Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Input Select Menu
Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Input Select Menu. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a look at the Input Selection menu.

As you can see, there is a total of eight source input options, which includes ANT/CABLE.

The Video 1 and 2 inputs are located on the side of the TV and give you Composite Video connection options.

The ColorStream HD labeled input selects the Component Video input (Green, Blue, Red), which is a side facing connection and requires the use of a provided adapter cable.

There are four HDMI input selection options, HDMI inputs 1-3 are side-facing connections, while the HDMI 4 is considered a rear facing connection.

The PC selection option is a VGA PC Monitor input that is a rear facing connection

Proceed to the next photo.

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Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Main Menu

Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Main Menu
Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - Main Menu. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a look at the main menu of the Toshiba 47TL515U. As TVs incorporate more functions, their menus are becoming more extensive.

As you scroll through the main menu categories, which located on the bottom, the sub-menus for that categories are displayed above. Then when you click on one of the submenus, you are then taken to the actually setting options for that submenu.

Highlighted in this photo, along with the main menu categories, are the submenus for Settings, category. which includes:

Preferences - 3D setup, HDMI-CEC setup, Network setup, Cannel Browser setup, Parental Control, Display Settings.

Setup - Menu language, Time Zone, Location, Ant/Cable Channel Scan.

Picture - Picture mode, Backlight, Color, Tint, Brightness, Contrast, Advanced and Expert Picture Settings.

Sound - MTS options, Bass, Treble, Advanced Sound Settings, Dynamic Volume, Dynamic Range.

Applications - Widgets, NetTV, Media Player, Channel browser, Channel Favorites Browser, On timer, Sleep timer).

Proceed to the next photo.

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Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - 3D Settings Menu

Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - 3D Settings Menu
Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - 3D Settings Menu. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a look at the 3D Setup menu for the Toshiba 47TL515U.

2D to 3D Depth: This sets the depth of a 3D image when using the 2D-to-3D real time conversion function.

3D Auto Start: When a 3D source is connected to the 47TL515U, it is automatically detected and displayed in 3D. However, the viewer has the choice to view any incoming 3D source as 2D, if desired.

3D PIN: This function allows the user to have a personal PIN code that allows the activation of 3D safety settings. If no PIN is entered the 3D safety settings are grayed out as shown in this photo.

3D Safety Settings: If activated, when a 3D source is detected, options can be accessed: A 3D Start message, 3D Lock, and 3D timer. The 3D timer alerts the user, after a specific time (30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes), if they wish to continue viewing in 3D.

3D Important Info: is a message that is displayed which is essentially a disclaimer regarding any possible health, safety, comfort issues regarding the viewing of 3D content.

It is important to note that the 3D Safety Settings are optional and precautionary, not all consumers are affected negatively by the 3D viewing experience. Use the Safety Settings as a guide with regards to your own 3D viewing comfort.

Proceed to the next photo.

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Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - NET TV Menu

Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - NET TV Menu
Toshiba 47TL515U 3D Network LED/LCD TV - Photo - NET TV Menu. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a look at the NetTV menu.

NetTV allows you to access Skype (requires compatible webcam for video calls), YouTube, Vudu, Netflix, and Pandora services directly without having to through the Widgets page.

The image above the selections is what you are watching on TV currently. If you click on the icons, the display goes away and is replaced that the menu for that service.

Final Take

Now that you have gotten a photo look at physical features, and some of ​the operational onscreen menus, of the Toshiba 47TL515U, find out more about its features and performance, including 3D, in my Review and Video Performance Test Results.

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