Summary: DON'T BUY THIS. IT SHOULD BE RECALLED. I owned a Toshiba CRT television that lasted me for many years with zero problems. I decided to upgrade to LCD, so I thought I would be getting the same long-lasting quality with this model. WRONG. There is a major issue with the LCD panel. My set lasted for about 1 year past the original warranty, then the panel started going black in the corner.
Summary: PRO: Bought this in Feb 2010 on Amazon for $840 total, TV is alive and performing. The 1/2 mute button is quite useful during the commercials (where advertisers increase the volume), phone calls, and impromptu conversations. CON: There is a delay in starting up the TV and a pause to change channels. Gets a while to get used to, could become annoying if you're channel surfing back and forth. Other: Hooked it up with the PS3 for Blu-Rays, Netflix, and laptop.
Summary: Very disappointed. The technician just left. $300 for a new audio processor plus $199 labor plus tax. The sound becomes garbled and you have to turn off the TV and turn it back on for the sound to clear up. The tech says he sees it all the time. It has a good picture but the sound is not good quality even before the processor started going out. Toshiba was no help. They said they have no alerts for this problem. I have chosen to throw it away and buy another TV.
Summary: Bought this TV 2.5 years ago. Right away had problems with the DirecTV remote. Had to move the DirecTV box away from TV and use a long HDMI cable. The sound gets buzzy and muffled after several hours of use. This can be corrected by turning the TV off and back on again. Not a big deal, just a pain. Then the HDMI 1 input is going out, and you have wiggle the cable to fix it. Now HDMI 2 is getting the same problem.
Summary: I bought this TV in June 2010 and haven't had a single issue with it. At the time, I got it for $700 plus tax, which was, and still is, a great value for a 46-inch, 1080p LCD. More than a year later, I'm still very pleased. The sound does improve noticeably with an HDMI connection, even more so than the picture. The HD quality is near-perfect. The TV is best viewed straight on 10-12 feet away but is perfectly fine even from extreme angles.
Summary: I absolutely love this TV, in spite of the completely poor sound it gives. My husband and I purchased this knowing that we'd have a surround sound system so I can't say I've heard the actual sound the TV gives in a long time. However, my in-laws have the same TV and until we recently got them the Philips HSB2313A Soundbar, [...], they were having regular issues with the TV's sound quality.
Summary: I'm writing this review in the hope of preventing the huge headache that happened to myself. before buying one, do an online search for .. Toshiba red line... you'll change your mind. After researching many sites including consumer reports, going to multiple stores to compare picture quality and checking prices many times, I finally figured out that the best tv for the money was the Toshiba Regza. Besides, how can you go wrong with a Japanese product?