Toshiba 40G300U Review
The 40G300U offers surprisingly deep black levels, but we noticed issues with color temperature consistency.
The Toshiba 40G300U looks like an inexpensive TV, plain the simple. The grey screen print along the bottom certainly won't endear it to the fashion conscious.
The front of the Toshiba 40G300U features a shiny, black bezel with a grey gradient that tapers towards the bottom. The Toshiba logo lights up, but you can turn that off if you like.
The back of the Toshiba 40G300U is plain, for the most part. Ports are gathered on the side. The AC cable is hard-wired to the panel.
All the onboard controls and some of the ports are located on the left side.
The stand that comes with the Toshiba 40G300U is among the cheapest we've ever encountered. It's feels about the same weight and strength as a frisbee. Four meager screws go in through the bottom and affix to the base of the TV panel. It does not allow the TV panel to swivel. Once in place, the base seems relatively sturdy, but a 40-inch panel is not small. You may want to consider getting one of those small cords that attaches the panel to a wall to prevent tip-over.
The onboard controls on the Toshiba 40G300U are located on the left side, above some ports. The usual gang is here, composed of small but perfectly functional buttons.
The remote control is cluttered with lots of buttons, but for good reason – it's a universal remote. Also, the buttons glow in the dark.
In the Box
The Toshiba 40G300U ships with the stand, a remote control, batteries, an instruction manual, and other documentation. There are no extra or bonus cables. The TV is fairly lightweight, so one or two people can set it up quickly.
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