- Written by Ofer Laor
- Published on 19 July 2012
The Toshiba 55ZL2 Toshiba Places
Again, I won't go too deep into Toshiba's Smart TV offerings. Suffice it to say that there are quite a few options here. These include YouTube, daily motion style video playback, concerts, music and other Over the Top services.
I wouldn't go switching out my cable box, Roku or Apple TV for one of these just quite yet.
On the social side, Twitter and Facebook apps are available. Still not sure who the target audience is – I'm not aware of anyone in my family who is interested in plastering their social lives on the living room TV.
It should be noted that there is room for 4 accounts that you can use to identify yourself – for receiving messages, and working with Twitter and Facebook. You can switch between them using the quick menu (which is loaded with not too many features to be called "quick"). Since anyone can go into your Twitter account, if you're worried about your social traffic, I would advise against logging on through the display. There is no password.
By the way, it looks like the Opera browser powers the entire Toshiba Places environment. It looks relatively quick and video streaming quality is pretty good for this type of service.