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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 Samsung LN40C630 costs the same as the Toshiba 40G300U, and it's probably the better buy. It offers better performance, better interface, more multimedia options, streaming content connectivity, and the option for WiFi.

Blacks & Whites

The Samsung offers deeper black levels and brighter whites, making for a much wider contrast ratio.

Contrast Chart
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Color Accuracy

Neither the Samsung nor the Toshiba 40G300U were perfect performers in our color tests. As the signal gets darker, the Samsung's color temperature tends to get cooler, while the Toshiba's gets warmer.

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Motion

We spotted more artifacting in the motion performance of the Toshiba. The Samsung's performance was better, overall.

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Viewing Effects

The Samsung had the widest viewing angle of the three LCD displays. The Panasonic plasma, however, had them all beat by a wide margin.

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Connectivity

The Samsung is definitely the better choice here for connectivity, offering two USB ports for thumb drives, LAN for streaming content, and the option to upgrade to WiFi. It also supports DLNA, like the Toshiba.

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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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