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Toshiba 40RV525R
7.1 out of 10

Toshiba 40RV525R

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Overall 8
8.0

Good TV

Joseph S., Newegg
23 June 2010
  • Summary: This was my first TV post college, and I have to say I'm very satisfied. Its a great value buy for someone looking for something to last, but at the same time definitely not a videophile's first choice.
  • Pros: Great size to price ratio. Good quality at price range.
  • Cons: There are two separate options for dynamic brightness/ contrast, neither of which work particularly well and can be hard to find in the menus to turn off.
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Overall 8
8.0

awesome tv

john k., Newegg
5 May 2010
  • Summary: a great tv with a few problems that can be easily fixed or over looked.
  • Pros: great quality affordable great picture tons of hook ups modern design easy to set up 3 hdmi ports 1 pc port built in tuner easy menus tons of ways to change audio,video etc
  • Cons: built in speakers are not great, but i use surround anyways casing shows fingerprints and scratches easily remote sometimes doesnt work if not at specific angle
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Overall 8
8.0

works as intended

Anonymous, Newegg
20 April 2010
  • Summary: Automatically senses input and switches to that device. Not all LCD TVs do this!
  • Pros: Works as advertised. I also own the 37" version that has a better picture in my opinion. Bought this one for the father in law. He likes it.
  • Cons: picture just seems kinda blaw compared to smaller 60mhz LCD TVs even after fiddling with settings.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great TV for the Money

Bryan M., Newegg
20 April 2010
  • Summary: I own the 37RV525R which is the 37" Version of this TV, Purchased at NewEgg, Shipping was fast and the TV arrived undamaged, although the box did had a fist size hole in it, I was Lucky there.
  • Pros: Great Picture, Accurate Colors, Great Price, Has both Digital and Analog Audio outputs, 4 HDMI, Speakers are good, not great, I can also use it as a computer monitor and to watch streaming HD from Laptop to TV via HDMI. Has a Native Mode.
  • Cons: Piano Black finish scratches easily, use only a microfiber cloth to clean. Remote has to be at the right angle to work. No other real complaints.
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Overall 8
8.0

it works

Anonymous, Newegg
10 March 2010
  • Summary: picture is not as clear as higher end $1200 units.
  • Pros: Works as it should
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Good TV - Decent Monitor

Brent H., Newegg
5 March 2010
  • Summary: Before purchasing this TV I bought and returned the 40" Sceptre due to dying pixels. But while the Toshiba is no doubt a higher quality TV, the picture of the Sceptre when connected to a PC was noticeably clearer.
  • Pros: -Nice shiny bezel. -Great HD picture for the price range. -No dead or lit pixels. -Easy to configure settings.
  • Cons: -Displays at a low resolution through VGA. I could not find anywhere that it mentions this on the box. So, its a bit dishonest on Toshiba's part. If you want 1920x1080 you must connect to your PC via HDMI. -You have to point the remote near the center of the screen to get it to do anything.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice!

Jonathan B., Newegg
15 January 2010
  • Pros: Works well out of the box Handles QAM channels off of Denver's Comcast fine, decent performance with analog inputs for gaming (Wii 480p, X360 1080p) and HDMI (PS3) Low weight
  • Cons: Had to go to Toshiba Europe to find the firmware updates Doesn't offer 1920x1080 resolution via DDC on the analog VGA inputs Overly complex add-remove channel UI, doesn't let you force "pic size" to "Native" all the time
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Overall 8
8.0

TOSHIBA 40" 16:9 8ms 1080p LCD HDTV 40RV525R

kai y., Newegg
12 January 2010
  • Pros: Very good price for a 40" 1080 lcd. A lot better than any nonbrand or cheap brand lcds. At last it's a Toshiba.
  • Cons: not as clear & bright as my 40" samsung.
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Overall 8
8.0

Performance for price

Rachael S., Newegg
24 December 2009
  • Summary: For all the complaints I have, this was a quality buy. I got way more than expected. I had to download better codecs for videos running off of my computer. I've had this a month and am still saying wow and this was completely worth the price.
  • Pros: -Very good picture -Colors look good after adjustments -Lots of inputs -Large size screen
  • Cons: -Slow response rate from dark to light screens or visa-versa -Sound needs improvement, decent on standard TV, but has little to no bass, and is bad at loud volumes. I would recommend a sound system taking advantage of the optical out or directly from your input devices. -Makes VHS look like garba...
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Overall 8
8.0

Review Followup

Michael S., Newegg
17 December 2009
  • Summary: I am very pleased, hooked up the following to the TV: HDMI: M1530 XPS Laptop Radeon 5770 Video Card Playstation 3 Slim (CEC controls work) Component: Playstation 2 S-Video: Gamecube Ant: Digital Cable signals Everything appears great, extremely pleased. Gaming works without ghosting or artifacting.
  • Pros: This is a follow up to a previous review. This TV works great, there are a few issues, but for the price (450 around BF) it was a great buy. Great screen Gaming Mode works Great Native mode to get rid of Overscan Inputs aplenty Upgradeable Firmware (Followup: the firmware on the canada site is ac...
  • Cons: If using a Gaming system, the gaming mode disables all special video features, but reduces lag by a noticeable amount. This also applies to optical out to a sound system. TV can only output Stereo or Stereo based dolby PL 5.1 emulation audio. Can't decode DTS or true Dolby Digital signals Optical...
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