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Toshiba 32SL400U LED LCD HDTV Review

32 in.

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

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Front

The Toshiba 32SL400U is a standard looking TV, neither particularly attractive or hideously ugly. Certainly, Sony has better looking TVs in this price range. The bezel is rather thick, with a heavily glossed black finish. In the lower left corner you'll find the IR receiver and a power indicator light.

Front Tour Image

Back

The back of this LCD TV is mostly plain, with a lot of vents for heat dissipation. The ports are gathered in one side, making it a little easier to reach them. Note, however, that the TV panel cannot swivel on the base.

Back Tour Image
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Sides

The Toshiba 32SL400U is not terribly thin, considering it's an LED-backlit TV. We've seen some incredibly thin panels from more expensive Sonys and Samsungs, though you usually have to pay for the privilege. There's at least enough real estate on this Toshiba to fit control buttons and a USB port on the sides.

Sides Tour Image

Stand/Mount

The stand feels incredibly cheap once you start screwing it into the TV panel. The materials feel thin and the screws are stubby. That said, the TV panel weighs very little, so it will probably suffice. We can still complain about the stand's inability to swivel the panel, which makes it harder to access the rear ports.

Controls

The Toshiba 32SL400U has a series of buttons on the side for basic TV control.

Controls Photo

Remote Control

The remote control that ships with Toshiba 32SL400U is pretty bad. The buttons are cluttered placed in an unintuitive manner. It's difficult to operate the TV without constantly looking down to remind yourself where the buttons are. You'll be better off simply programming your favorite remote to control the TV, or buying a new remote.

Remote Control Photo
A poor remote control.

In the Box

The Toshiba 32SL400U ships with a stand & screws, remote control & batteries, an instruction manual, and assorted documentation. The TV is very light, so you shouldn't have too much trouble getting it out of the box and assembled.

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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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