Summary: Okay - I admit this is my first high-def widescreen television. I had a joke of a TV before I finally moved "up". I play a lot of video games and this television is wonderful for the graphics alone! Easy access for plug-ins, nice, clear picture quality - and it sounds great. I play my CDs on my Xbox because the sound system is that good. It came on time, well-packaged and in perfect condition. The only "minus" for me is the lack of a clock.
Summary: This is my second Toshiba LCD screen now, and it is lighter than my old 32 inch. It isn't thin as a LED screen, but it is fairly light at 33-34 some pounds. Picture quality is somewhat lacking, especially when I hooked it up as a HTPC. The colors seemed a bit washed, but that could just because I need to calibrate the TV setting. I watched Community on DVD, and it looked great. 4/5 here.
Summary: At first I was dissapointed and felt the 40" was too large for my bedroom. It was mounted to the opposite wall about 10 feet away. I almost considered returning it. Now 30 days later I'm getting used to it and really enjoy the picture. HD is very different and the brain has to adjust.
Summary: If you are looking for a TV under $500 for use in a smaller room or bedroom this is a good deal (paid $463). The HD channels look great, the SD are comparable to other TVs in this range. The outside plastic is not as slim as Samsung TVs, but not too large either. I did a lot of comparisons in the under $500 range and this is one of the best. If you are looking in the $650-$850 range there are better TVs.
Summary: ***CHANGED TO 4 STARS AS OF 8/8/12*** The TV got buggy for a while (after about a year of owning it), something with the software, but after resetting the TV the software bugs eventually went away. Hopefully it will continue to function properly, but even with the minor software issues I still believe it is well worth the price. ***THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 5 STAR REVIEW*** This TV is probably the best value you'll find for a 40" LCD.
Summary: The TV is pretty good. The base is screwed in but it wobbles a little but. The image quality is pretty good (Sony and Samsung are better) but I had to turn off the Motion Vector alogoritm as it was generate a lot of stuttering when watching HD channels off cable. DNLA is great, I was able to stream from my WindowsMediaPlayer library and I can watch my HD (mpeg2) clips. It is a very good buy for less than $600.