Great picture for the price, but there is a tradeoff
30 January 2012
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.