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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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Value Comparison

The LG 32LD450 costs about the same as the Toshiba 32SL400U, and offers some minor upgrades. The resolution is 1080p rather than 720p, and the color performance is better. On the other hand, the Toshiba has better contrast ratio and viewing angle. Both are flawed TVs, in a way, and are easily outclassed by similar TVs from Sony and Samsung.

Blacks & Whites

The LG 32LD450 had a very hard time with black levels, which created a poor contrast ratio. The Toshiba 32SL400U was better overall, though the LG produced a far brighter peak white level.

Contrast Chart

Color Accuracy

The LGs we've reviewed this year almost all had great color performance, and the 32LD450 is definitely among them. The RGB color curves are very smooth and uniform.

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Motion

The motion performance of the Toshiba 32SL400U and LG 32LD450 were very similar. Both produced adequately smooth images with some artifacting, but not so much as to kill the experience.

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Viewing Effects

The Toshiba 32SL400U beat out the LG 32LD450 with a wider viewing angle.

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Connectivity

The LG 32LD450 is like the Toshiba 32SL400U, in that it lacks a lot of connectivity options.

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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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