Toshiba 32SL400U LED LCD HDTV Review
Limited to 720p and falls shorts of the connectivity needed to make it a viable choice for a home theater.
The audio quality of the Toshiba 32SL400U is lackluster, at best. If you have no aspirations beyond clearly hearing the vocal track on a TV show, you'll be fine. But movie buffs or audiophiles will want to invest in a separate surround sound system (or a better TV). There's virtually no bass. There's no equalizer in the menu, either, just bass and treble settings. The TV also has an auto volume limiter that cuts the volume in the event of sudden, loud noises. You don't like this feature? Tough! There's no way to turn it off, or even a mention of it in the menu, as far as we could tell.
The menu interface on the Toshiba 32SL400U is simple enough. Once you've spent a little time with this LCD TV, you'll learn the meaning of those icons along the top. Each represents a submenu: Picture, Audio, etc. The interface is not without its frustrations. For instance, when you get to the bottom of a list, you can't hit the down button to re-start at the top. Likewise, if you accidentally find yourself in one of the pop-up menus like Picture Settings (see second photo below), you have to scroll all the way down to the bottom to hit the Done button.
Because the Toshiba 32SL400U is a simpler, less expensive TV, there are only so many settings in the menu. It shouldn't take you long to master them all.
The Toshiba 32SL400U's instruction manual is fairly comprehensive. We don't always like the pat explanations of certain features, but at least every feature is covered. We've seen manuals that don't even bother with that. You can find the Toshiba 32SL400U's manual online here.
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