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Toshiba 40G300U Review

40 in.

The 40G300U offers surprisingly deep black levels, but we noticed issues with color temperature consistency.

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Audio Quality

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.

Menu Interface

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.

Menu Main Photo
The main menu grouping rely on icons

The more advanced options are in Advanced Picture Settings submenu, seen below.

Menu 2 Photo
The Advanced Picture menu has the motion smoothing controls and more
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Instruction Manual

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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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
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  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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