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Toshiba 40G300U Review

40 in.

The 40G300U offers surprisingly deep black levels, but we noticed issues with color temperature consistency.

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Overall Design

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.

Front

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.

Front Tour Image

Back

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.

Back Tour Image

Sides

All the onboard controls and some of the ports are located on the left side.

Sides Tour Image

Stand/Mount

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.

Controls

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.

Controls Photo

Remote Control

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.

Remote Control Photo
It's a universal remote

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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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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