Toshiba 40G300U Review
The 40G300U offers surprisingly deep black levels, but we noticed issues with color temperature consistency.
The Toshiba 40G300U has relatively poor speakers, as far as we could hear. They sound thin and tinny, with a complete lack of effective bass response. However, we were impressed with the surround sound emulator mode, which did a convincing job of making the audio sound "wider." Overall, though, you'd be much better off with an inexpensive, dedicated sound system.
The menus on the Toshiba 40G300U are fairly simple to understand, once you spend a little time with the TV. The main menu groupings are divided by icon, rather than text, which can make it tricky to know exactly where each feature lives. You can see the five icons in the screen cap below. It's not readily apparent what the icons mean, so you'll need some time to learn.
The more advanced options are in Advanced Picture Settings submenu, seen below.
The instruction manual that ships with the Toshiba 40G300U is decent, but there's no index in the back to look up features alphabetically. Also, the print is small. There's no downloadable version.
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