Summary: After reading the reviews I knew the sound quality would not be great, so I purchased an inexpensive sound bar which made the sound quality just fine. TV was easy to set up and connect to cable, DVD, and WII. Picture was great for first three weeks but now I am getting some pixelating on a couple of the channels. Waiting to hear back from company about this issue.
Summary: I was hesitant to purchase this tv because of all the negative reviews about the volume. I took a dive and I am very satisfied. It may be a little quieter than other tv's but, I am listening to it as I type at a comfortable 8 out of a 100. Maybe it could have more bass but other than that, I can deal with it for the money.
Summary: This TV really was a great price for us. We got it as a floor model, last one available and was the right place to replace a tube TV. The picture quality is definitely not on par with, lets say, a Vizio but you cannot beat the price and it does what it supposed to do--be a television. We have had difficulties with connecting various devices like a DVD player, but such is life.
Summary: If a specialist installs this TV at your home and connects it appropriately to a received or a H-T system, you'll be very pleased with its excellent performance. Otherwise, you'll be pleased with the picture but not very pleased with the sound - you need someone who knows what they' re doing in order to connect it properly. If the picture was "just one tick" better, it could compete with much more expensive sets.
Great picture for the price, but there is a tradeoff
1 November 2011
Summary: You can't argue with the picture for the price. There are very few models offering 1080 resolution on a 40 inch screen for right around $400. This TV is easy to set up and the picture is terrific. The only significant drawback is the audio. I had to max the bass and completely take out the treble, then crank the volume all the way, just to make it passable. Why they couldn't include an analog audio output is beyond me.
Summary: Very nice picture and very good value for the money. Sound quality is lacking. My Lenovo laptop has better sound quality. I bought this for the bedroom but it is pretty big for bedroom. I will have to buy a big articulating arm to move it out of the way. I like that it has all connections and controls on side of TV. A lot of tv's now only have controls on the remote.
Good Buy for the $, just don't expect to be blown away by the sound(TINNY)
Closeyou "Joe", Amazon
19 September 2011
Summary: 2/29/12- Just received the Toshiba 40" LCD TV yesterday and it does have a nice bright picture and is relatively easy to set up(I have it on the base standing up simply screw in 4 screws). Looks nice with the glossy black finish. I moved up from an Emmerson 32inch 1080p LCD TV to this. **FIRST Impression** After setting up I turned the unit on to a high def.
Amazing TV value (as long as you aren't using built-in speakers)
A. Landry, Amazon
17 September 2011
Summary: Fortunately, Amazon reviewers had warned me that the built-in speakers were tinny and pretty awful. They weren't kidding... They are actually worse sounding than my old Westinghouse LCD from 4 years ago and worse than a Samsung LCD from the same time period. Okay, so assuming you are going to hook this thing up to a stereo, a surround system, PC speakers, or a sound-bar... this is an incredible value. The picture is great.
Summary: I bought this Toshiba to replace the 32" TCL LCD in my bedroom - gave the TCL to my son. Just got this TV yesterday and I wanted to give my first impressions and address some of the concerns listed in other reviews, both here and on other sites. The three main criticisms of this TV were: 1. Only two HDMI ports - I only needed one or two ports anyway, so this did not bother me. If you are purchasing this as your main unit, you need to weigh this considerably.