Summary: I have used this TV for 2 years now. The picture is ok, particularly if you set it on "sports" mode. It is no match to my Sony XBR however. I was expecting a better picture with the evolution of LED technology.
Summary: The TV itself is fine. Good picture, nice features. There is an issue with the TV working properly with modern wireless routers that support DLNA. They have a firmware update that they say is only for Cisco routers however, it works for any router that supports DLNA. We have a newer netgear and the TV was cutting off after 10-15 minutes. Contacted Toshiba and they said it was a mainboard problem. I updated the firmware and we have had no issues.
Summary: The TV itself works nicely with good picture and decent sound however the Net TV leaves a lot to be desired. The wireless does not readily connect when the TV starts and it is not just a delay in getting connected - you are constantly forced to play with the settings to get it to connect. This does not happen with the wireless printer, laptops, Wii, or Roku device on my non Net TV - it is specific to the Toshiba TV.
Summary: I'm not sure why everyone complains about the sound on televisions. You shouldn't be using TV speakers anyways. They're horrible. I wish they'd just make all TV's without speakers, save us all the trouble. Yes, the speakers on this TV are horrible, but I'd expect that. The picture is solid.
Summary: I posted this to Toshiba's website today, but I'm posting it here for others to benefit from. Also, I FORGOT ABOUT THE BRIGHTNESS PROBLEM I had encountered when writing the Toshiba review, so I'll add it at the bottom. ************************** Just got this set from Amazon about 3 weeks ago after laboriously weeding out others because of size/features. I'm returning it to Amazon today for a replacement. (( Thanks for great service AMAZON!
Summary: Wow I can't believe how thin this tv is. Unfortunately, that is also the reason that I have to return it (Thank you Amazon for your excellent return policy!!). With the TV being so thin, there is no room for decent sized speakers... the MAX volume on this tv is significantly lower than other LED TVs I've heard. No biggie if you use a soundbar or home theater system... very bad if you don't. I'm sitting 10 ft from the tv with the volume at 100% and I can't hear clearly.
Summary: I AM HAPPY WITH THIS TV,BUT WITH ONE EXCEPTION. THE SOUND IS WAY TO LOW. WHEN YOU TRY TO ADJUST THE SOUND WITH THE VOLUME CONTROL IT DOES NOT RESPOND. I HAD TO GO OUT AND PURCHASE A SOUND BAR SO I COULD ENJOY THIS TV.
Summary: Toshiba 55SL417U 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED-LCD HDTV with Net TV, Black I purchased this TV just a few days ago and wanted to let buyers know that the sound output on this model is really lousy. When you adjust the sound level with the remote, the scale goes up but the sound stays the same. If you like your sound level so you can hear it with background noise around, forget it. I am purchising a sound bar so I can enjoy the TV at all times.
Summary: Just got it from Fry's for $599. Very nice unit -- beautiful design, great picture, but the sound is really bad. There is no dynamic range, and it sounds exceptionally flat -- tinny, unnatural sound. While another reviewer says that's what to expect from a flat screen, my experience indicates that's not true, as I have 7 other flat screens (mostly Sony and Samsung), and nothing sounds as bad as this.