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Toshiba 32SL400U LED LCD HDTV Review

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Limited to 720p and falls shorts of the connectivity needed to make it a viable choice for a home theater.

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Conclusion

The Toshiba 32SL400U ($699 MSRP) is certainly far from perfect, and the price begs for more features that it is actually offering. If you can find it at a fire sale sort of price (perhaps 1/3 or 1/2 of the MSRP), you're getting close to what the actual value is.

Why do we feel this way? The TV is simply short on features. The resolution is limited to 720p, it has too few ports to make it a viable home theater hub, and the performance just isn't there. It has terrible resolution scaling, a weak contrast ratio, and too little detail in the shadows. Presumably, you're paying a little extra for the LED backlighting (as opposed to the older CCFL backlighting technology), but it seems to be bringing nothing to the party.

On the plus side, the Toshiba 32SL400U has a good viewing angle and favorable color performance. On the whole, though, there are plenty of better equipped, better performing TVs for the same or nearly the same money.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity
  9. Audio & Menus
  10. Multimedia & Internet
  11. Power Consumption
  12. Sony Bravia KDL-32EX600 Comparison
  13. Samsung LN32C550 Comparison
  14. LG 32LD450 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
  16. Series Comparison
  17. Photo Gallery
  18. Ratings & Specs
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