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Toshiba 32SL400U LED LCD HDTV Review

32 in.

Limited to 720p and falls shorts of the connectivity needed to make it a viable choice for a home theater.

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Value Comparison

The Sony KDL-32EX600 costs a bit more than the Toshiba 32SL400U, but is a whole lot more TV. It has twice the number of AV inputs, a higher resolution, and better performance in almost every area. It's also a better looking TV, from an aesthetic point of view. That said, it's definitely not the best Sony in its price class, so if you're willing to pony up a little more money, you might also check out the Sony KDL-32EX700 (the next step up from the EX600 series).

Blacks & Whites

The Toshiba 32SL400U managed a great black level, but failed to deliver on peak brightness. The Sony 32EX600 was not the brightest screen either, but it beat the Toshiba and managed a wider contrast ratio.

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Color Accuracy

The Toshiba 32SL400U had a pretty good color performance, but the Sony KDL-32EX600 eked out an even better showing. The RGB curves were smoother and the color temperature was slightly more consistent.



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Motion

The Sony 32EX600 produced smoother motion with less artifacting.

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Viewing Effects

The Toshiba 32SL400U managed a slightly wider viewing angle than the Sony KDL-32EX600.

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Connectivity

The Toshiba 32SL400U is weak when it comes to ports, there's no denying that. The Sony EX600 has double the number of AV inputs.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity
  9. Audio & Menus
  10. Multimedia & Internet
  11. Power Consumption
  12. Sony Bravia KDL-32EX600 Comparison
  13. Samsung LN32C550 Comparison
  14. LG 32LD450 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
  16. Series Comparison
  17. Photo Gallery
  18. Ratings & Specs
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