Toshiba 50L2200U LED HDTV Review

$899.00 MSRP
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50 in.


Here at, we have the luxury of seeing and testing a full spectrum of TVs. We get to test the top-shelf models that come with 3D, internet connectivity, and sometimes webcams. We also get to see some bargain bin models that cannot even display in 1080p – we know, that's a terrifying thought!

Where does the Toshiba 50L2200U (MSRP $899) fit in this spectrum? Firmly in the middle. This is a TV that has no 3D or internet functions and just relies on its ability to display a picture. With that being said, we are happy to report that this TV is pretty good at what it does. When it comes to displaying a good picture, the 50L2200U does a fine job: color accuracy, motion performance, and screen uniformity are all done well. Even the viewing angle on this TV is not bad for an LED.

The 50L2200U does have some cosmetic issues: it's not the prettiest TV and the menu interface is also lacking visual appeal. Some technical shortcomings we noticed are the awful infrared signal that comes from the remote – it must be pointed directly at the IR sensor on the TV for your button presses to register – and some connections on the back of the TV that are hard to access. If you can get past these aesthetic and technical blunders, then the Toshiba 50L2200U makes for a good "basic" TV.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Tour & Design
  4. Connectivity
  5. Performance
  6. Picture Quality
  7. Screen Performance
  8. Audio
  9. Power Consumption
  10. Calibration
  11. Software & Internet
  12. Software & Interface
  13. Conclusion
  14. Photo Gallery
  15. Ratings & Specs