Summary: I have always found that Toshiba make great quality products, and this TV is certainly another great product. The picture quality is superb, pin sharp as you'd expect it to be when hooked up to other HD devices. The TV has a reasonable amount of different connections on the back, though could have done with another one or two hdmi sockets for my liking. The audio is reasonable, it wont rock your world, but its decent enoth and does the job.
Pros: Good picture, good refresh rate for viewing action, good value--UNTIL PRODUCT FAILURE.
Cons: My mother received her Toshiba 26AV502U LCD HD TV Dec. 2, 2008. There were a few occurences of the picture freezing, but since Sep. 26, 2010 though the TV still receives the broadcast signal, plays sound, changes channels, etc., the picture is gone!
"Slow channel selection, with complete blackout in 1 yr"
11 July 2010
Pros: It has a clear picture and is relatively easy to use. I like the variety of cable connections possible.
Cons: Channel selection is really slow with our remote. After only 1 1/2 years (received as gift in Dec. 2008), we were trying to connect to a cable digital adapter, when it went completely black. We made several attempts to fix but even a tech couldn't.
Summary: We are very satisfied with this TV. Once you set the levels for bass and treble in the audio set-up the audio sounds very good. The resolution is not the highest you can get with HD, but it is very good and the picture is impressive for the size of the TV. I would buy this TV again. Great HD television for the money.