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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 Sharp LC-40LE700 costs considerably more than the Toshiba 40G300U, yet offers few real upgrades. Sure, it has LED backlighting, but that didn't seem to help it in any performance tests. Overall, the Sharp is a decent television, but the Toshiba is just as good and won't impact your wallet quite so much.

Blacks & Whites

The Sharp's black level was the weakest of this grouping, and the peak brightness was poor, at least for an LCD. As a result, the contrast ratio was not great.

Contrast Chart

Color Accuracy

The Toshiba 40G300U's color performance was marred by an inability to maintain a consistent color temperature. However, the RGB color curves were evenly matched, more or less, with the Sharp.



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Motion

The Sharp was better at motion performance, overall, in that it showed fewer artifacts. It wins, by only by a narrow margin.

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Viewing Effects

Neither TV was stellar in its viewing angle, but the Sharp was slightly wider than the Toshiba 40G300U. For a great viewing angle, you'll have to look towards plasma displays.

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Connectivity

The Sharp offers an additional component AV input, an analog audio output, and a dubiously useful RS-232C input. To counter, the Toshiba 40G300U has DLNA support for home networks.

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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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