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Toshiba 40G300U Review

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

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Value Comparison

The Panasonic TC-P42S12 is an average, low-priced plasma TV. It has a much better viewing angle than an LCD, but the real benefits end there. While most plasmas offer killer black levels, this one was merely adequate.

Blacks & Whites

The black level of the plasma Panasonic did not even manage to beat the Toshiba. That, compounded with the Toshiba's better peak brightness score, earned the Toshiba a better contrast ratio.

Contrast Chart
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Color Accuracy

The Panasonic offers a better color performance than the Toshiba 40G300U, but only by a little. Yes, the color temperature consistency is better on the Panasonic, but you probably won't notice that as much as other aspects of color performance, like smooth gradations. In that regard, they scored similarly.

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Motion

The Panasonic TC-P42S2 showed a small advantage in motion performance over the Toshiba 40G300U.

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Viewing Effects

The Panasonic, as a plasma display, has a much, much wider viewing angle than any LCD TV. It's over twice as wide as the Toshiba 40G300U.

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Connectivity

The Panasonic TC-P42S2 has one fewer HDMI, but an additional component AV input. The Toshiba 40G300U has a LAN for DLNA home theater connections, which the Panasonic lacks. But the Panasonic has an SD/SDHC card slot that allows you to pop a media card straight out of your camera and into the TV.

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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
  13. Sharp Aquos LC-40LE700UN Comparison
  14. Samsung LN40C630 Comparison
  15. Panasonic Viera TC-P42S2 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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