Toshiba 50L2200U LED HDTV Review
Buy now at Amazon
Here at TelevisionInfo.com, 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.
Before you buy the Toshiba 50L2200U, take a look at these other televisions.
- Tour & Design
- Picture Quality
- Screen Performance
- Power Consumption
- Software & Internet
- Software & Interface
- Photo Gallery
- Ratings & Specs
News and Features
Read this first if you're interested in one of Vizio's D Series TVs.
Vizio's 2016 lineup includes improved E, M, and P Series TVs.
Vizio's new M-Series and E-Series TVs will both work with SmartCast.
Your next TV could be the center of your smart home.
Samsung has confirmed the prices and US availability of its 2016 TVs.
It's not easy, but you have options.
Private listening, voice search, and performance gains
Vizio's latest UHD TV offering is a brand new P Series with SmartCast.
If you want 3D, you're going to need to go to the theater.