Toshiba 40E220 40” LCD TV

1920x1080, 60 Hz, HDTV - MPN: 40E220U
Product Details
Description
The 40E220U 40" Class 1080p LCD TV from Toshiba is an ideal choice for any room of the house. This slim, stylish screen has two HDMI inputs for one-cable connection to all your digital games and components. The two HDMI digital inputs with CEC allow you to connect to high definition video, and amazingly immersive surround sound in one cable. The HDMI-CEC functions connected via the HDMI terminals are capable of operating the functions of connected components like a DVD player or a PC. Regardless of what you're watching or playing, the DynaLight dynamic backlight control ensures you won't miss the details in the brightest or the darkest parts of the image. Dynamic EQ technology is set automatically to improve sound quality through special algorithms and Audyssey bass extension uses sophisticated driver analysis and low frequency monitoring to extend the range and bass. Offering a full jack pack of connections, this TV makes it easy to plug in to other devices and broaden your entertainment options. The Toshiba 40E220U 40" Class 1080p LCD TV is a great choice when you want big entertainment but don't have room for a big TV.
Quick Glance
Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p
Audio Video Connectors HDMI Yes, VGA Yes, Component Video Yes, Digital Audio Yes
Display Type LCD TV w/ CCFL Backlight
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Brightness 450 Nit
Expert Reviews
Best 40 inch LCD TV
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - May 31, 2012

Bestcovery experts have rated the Toshiba 40E220U 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV as a best pick for the Best 40 inch LCD TV. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Toshiba 40E220U
3 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 16, 2013

Testseek.com has collected 4 expert reviews for Toshiba 40E220U and the average expert rating is 60 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Great TV, but not for Wii U
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I've been sharing this TV with my dad to play my Wii U system for almost a year now, and when I play my Wii U using 1080p resolution graphics (with HDMI), I get two problems coming from the TV: The screen will black out for 2 seconds, and I sometimes get these static lines that always lead to the screen black-outs. As far as I am aware, my Wii U is neither damaged or defective since I used it on another TV that seemed to be more friendly with my Wii U system. I have recently updated this specific TV model, but unfortunately, it still gave me the screen black-out problems with my Wii U. Toshiba, if you are reading this review, PLEASE make a new update for this new TV model, because it's not being Wii U friendly with me since I am using HDMI to play it.

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Realy Slow
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This TV will take 9 - 10 seconds to turn on. also takes about 2 - 3 seconds to tune a over the air digital channel. Not a good product at all.

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Great TV!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This TV was given to my grandma as a gift for Christmas. Overall it is a great TV, and I also agree with the other reviewers about the Energy Saving Mode. My only complaint is that the remote sensitivity is not that great.

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black and white color with DSTV
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Got this tv shipped from the US as a gift from my aunt. I live in nigeria; have not been able to watch coloured images using my DSTV though perfect with my home theatre. Pls could someone help me with a solution

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Great LCD TV for the price!!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Got this TV on sale at Sear as a replacement for a so-so plasma that had some color rendering issues. So after I read all the reviews online to be ready for when I went to return the other TV. I was pleasantly surprise at the color depth and rendering after I adjusted it. I turned off the Energy Savings Settings so I could brighten up the contrast. What a difference. And the PQ with even HD channels is amazing. And also Blu Ray is way better than the plasma I exchanged for this one. Overall a great HDTV for the price. And none of the repetitive internet apps a lot of other HDTV's and Blu Ray players all tend to have anyways. Even the sound was decent. Most HDTV's suffer from bad sound or tinny sound. I would easily recommend Toshiba to anyone in the market for a new TV.

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Manual
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Pretty bad not to get a manual and no easy download after buying this one.

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Great TV
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The picture quality is gorgeous especially when watching things in high definition and blue-ray. The tv has a good amount of ports with the ease of connecting it to my laptop or pc when I want to. The tv looks so clear I wish I had picked up a second one. The only problem with the tv like most lcd/led's is frozen pixels. If you look closely you might see a frozen white or black dot on the screen that could be mistaken for dirt. This was on the screen as soon as it can out the box and I had to exchange it for another without any problems. I like to pick at those little details but to most people it won't be noticed at the appropriate viewing distance.

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SCREEN
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

FIRST BOUGHT THE TV THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT.. THEN 6 OR 7 MONTHS DOWN THE LINE I STARTED GETTING LIKE A SNOW LOOKING EFFECT ON THE FACES AND COLORS ON MY TV... NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT THE PROBLEM IS... SORT OF LOOKS LIKE THOUSANDS OF DOTS FOLLOWING THE COLORS AND ON FACES THAT APPEAR ON THE SCREEN... NEED MAJOR HELP...CAN ANYONE TELL ME POSSIBLY WHAT COULD BE WRONG AND SHOULD I RETURN IT FOR A NEW ONE???

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So far So good
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I'm really pleased with the TV after one week Great picture! Sound is average so I will be shopping for a sound bar. Other than that, it's a winner. Loving it.

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Location of Energy Savings Mode
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I bought mine at a retail store this weekend for my bedroom. In demo mode, the HDTV produced rich colors and impressive darks, but then again don't all TV's in retails stores look this good? Setup was rather easy as Comcast 480i (4:3) signal was identified and HDTV was up and running in minutes. I also changed the screen output to TheaterWide-1 since I'm not getting HD Cable in my bedroom. After tinkering with the settings, I couldn't get the picture to look acceptable because the screen looked grayed out and too dark. I was about to pack it up and return it but opted to tinker with it one more time. To remedy the darkness of the screen and brighten it up 75% higher, goto MENU > PREFERENCES > Scroll down to ENERGY SAVING SETTINGS (you won't see it on the screen because its listed underneath Regza Link Player Control and Channel Browser Setup. Keep scolling down, then Turn off Energy Saving Setting. If you stand up close to the screen, you can see minor defects of distortion but it disappears after you back away a few feet. For the price of the TV, this is a good bargain.

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Product Details
Description
The 40E220U 40" Class 1080p LCD TV from Toshiba is an ideal choice for any room of the house. This slim, stylish screen has two HDMI inputs for one-cable connection to all your digital games and components. The two HDMI digital inputs with CEC allow you to connect to high definition video, and amazingly immersive surround sound in one cable. The HDMI-CEC functions connected via the HDMI terminals are capable of operating the functions of connected components like a DVD player or a PC. Regardless of what you're watching or playing, the DynaLight dynamic backlight control ensures you won't miss the details in the brightest or the darkest parts of the image. Dynamic EQ technology is set automatically to improve sound quality through special algorithms and Audyssey bass extension uses sophisticated driver analysis and low frequency monitoring to extend the range and bass. Offering a full jack pack of connections, this TV makes it easy to plug in to other devices and broaden your entertainment options. The Toshiba 40E220U 40" Class 1080p LCD TV is a great choice when you want big entertainment but don't have room for a big TV.
Quick Glance
Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p
Audio Video Connectors HDMI Yes, VGA Yes, Component Video Yes, Digital Audio Yes
Display Type LCD TV w/ CCFL Backlight
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Brightness 450 Nit
Summary
Product Title Toshiba 40E220 40” LCD TV
Manufacturer Toshiba
Power Score 3.8 | 22 Reviews
Display Panel
Static Contrast Ratio: 3,000:1
Diagonal Screen Size: 40 in
Response Time: 8.50 ms
Interface
Interface Connection: USB Yes
Other Features
VESA Mount: 200 x 200
Physical Specifications
Depth Without Stand: 3.9 in
Height: 26 in
Width: 38.80 in
Depth: 11.60 in
Weight: 28.40 lbs
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Expert Reviews
Best 40 inch LCD TV
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - May 31, 2012

Bestcovery experts have rated the Toshiba 40E220U 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV as a best pick for the Best 40 inch LCD TV. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Toshiba 40E220U
3 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 16, 2013

Testseek.com has collected 4 expert reviews for Toshiba 40E220U and the average expert rating is 60 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Great TV, but not for Wii U
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I've been sharing this TV with my dad to play my Wii U system for almost a year now, and when I play my Wii U using 1080p resolution graphics (with HDMI), I get two problems coming from the TV: The screen will black out for 2 seconds, and I sometimes get these static lines that always lead to the screen black-outs. As far as I am aware, my Wii U is neither damaged or defective since I used it on another TV that seemed to be more friendly with my Wii U system. I have recently updated this specific TV model, but unfortunately, it still gave me the screen black-out problems with my Wii U. Toshiba, if you are reading this review, PLEASE make a new update for this new TV model, because it's not being Wii U friendly with me since I am using HDMI to play it.

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Realy Slow
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This TV will take 9 - 10 seconds to turn on. also takes about 2 - 3 seconds to tune a over the air digital channel. Not a good product at all.

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Great TV!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

This TV was given to my grandma as a gift for Christmas. Overall it is a great TV, and I also agree with the other reviewers about the Energy Saving Mode. My only complaint is that the remote sensitivity is not that great.

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black and white color with DSTV
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Got this tv shipped from the US as a gift from my aunt. I live in nigeria; have not been able to watch coloured images using my DSTV though perfect with my home theatre. Pls could someone help me with a solution

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Great LCD TV for the price!!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Got this TV on sale at Sear as a replacement for a so-so plasma that had some color rendering issues. So after I read all the reviews online to be ready for when I went to return the other TV. I was pleasantly surprise at the color depth and rendering after I adjusted it. I turned off the Energy Savings Settings so I could brighten up the contrast. What a difference. And the PQ with even HD channels is amazing. And also Blu Ray is way better than the plasma I exchanged for this one. Overall a great HDTV for the price. And none of the repetitive internet apps a lot of other HDTV's and Blu Ray players all tend to have anyways. Even the sound was decent. Most HDTV's suffer from bad sound or tinny sound. I would easily recommend Toshiba to anyone in the market for a new TV.

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Manual
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Pretty bad not to get a manual and no easy download after buying this one.

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Great TV
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

The picture quality is gorgeous especially when watching things in high definition and blue-ray. The tv has a good amount of ports with the ease of connecting it to my laptop or pc when I want to. The tv looks so clear I wish I had picked up a second one. The only problem with the tv like most lcd/led's is frozen pixels. If you look closely you might see a frozen white or black dot on the screen that could be mistaken for dirt. This was on the screen as soon as it can out the box and I had to exchange it for another without any problems. I like to pick at those little details but to most people it won't be noticed at the appropriate viewing distance.

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SCREEN
3 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

FIRST BOUGHT THE TV THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT.. THEN 6 OR 7 MONTHS DOWN THE LINE I STARTED GETTING LIKE A SNOW LOOKING EFFECT ON THE FACES AND COLORS ON MY TV... NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT THE PROBLEM IS... SORT OF LOOKS LIKE THOUSANDS OF DOTS FOLLOWING THE COLORS AND ON FACES THAT APPEAR ON THE SCREEN... NEED MAJOR HELP...CAN ANYONE TELL ME POSSIBLY WHAT COULD BE WRONG AND SHOULD I RETURN IT FOR A NEW ONE???

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So far So good
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I'm really pleased with the TV after one week Great picture! Sound is average so I will be shopping for a sound bar. Other than that, it's a winner. Loving it.

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Location of Energy Savings Mode
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I bought mine at a retail store this weekend for my bedroom. In demo mode, the HDTV produced rich colors and impressive darks, but then again don't all TV's in retails stores look this good? Setup was rather easy as Comcast 480i (4:3) signal was identified and HDTV was up and running in minutes. I also changed the screen output to TheaterWide-1 since I'm not getting HD Cable in my bedroom. After tinkering with the settings, I couldn't get the picture to look acceptable because the screen looked grayed out and too dark. I was about to pack it up and return it but opted to tinker with it one more time. To remedy the darkness of the screen and brighten it up 75% higher, goto MENU > PREFERENCES > Scroll down to ENERGY SAVING SETTINGS (you won't see it on the screen because its listed underneath Regza Link Player Control and Channel Browser Setup. Keep scolling down, then Turn off Energy Saving Setting. If you stand up close to the screen, you can see minor defects of distortion but it disappears after you back away a few feet. For the price of the TV, this is a good bargain.

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Help required
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I brought a LCD TV from Canada to Nepal. I used that TV in Canada for 3 months without any problem. But here in Nepal I am getting black and white picture and no sound. I put the 120V 50Hz transformer but still without any luck. Can anyone help me out?

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All OK Except
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

difficult to access ports when wall-mounted

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where's the energy savings button?
2 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I just bought this tv this morning and I cant get the picture to brighten up enough for my liking.I read a couple reviews and they mention turning off the 'energy savings setting' and I can't find that.please help!

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where's the energy savings button?
2 Star Review   By bo on Adorama - Oct 20, 2012   

I just bought this tv this morning and I cant get the picture to brighten up enough for my liking.I read a couple reviews and they mention turning off the 'energy savings setting' and I can't find that.please help!

43% of readers found this review helpful.

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Good Viewing
4 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Only issue I have with this TV is I can't seem to find a setting were some part of the picture isn't getting cut off. I've tried everything and searched around and have found nothing to resolve this issue. doesn't matter what format I've got the screen set to - the bottom part of the screen is cut off, so that if the local news is streaming information most is missing....

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40 inch T.V.
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

Old T.V. was dying, Spent a few months researching flat screens. Was leaning towards plasma. Cost was a big issue. We've had it for 4 months. Great picture, easy setup. In store, I'd noticed most t.v.s need sound bars. This Toshiba has great sound. The picture is fantastic, we didn't need to make adjustments We love this and are completely satisfied. We would highly recommend this T.V. Could use a few more connections, like a.v. input

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Awesome TV
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I learned the same thing that you need to take the energy saver off for under the "Auto Brightness Sensor" in Energy Saving Settings. This makes a great difference in the screen brightness. Thanks for the person that posted this prevously.

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Very nice TV!
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I bought this TV because the picture in the store was awesome. Very bright and clear. I hooked it up and setup was no problem at all. The picture is very bright and colors are very vibrant and true to life. Blue Ray's look fantastic and the audio is excellent. Definitely recommend to everyone.

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Picture Quality
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

I just hooked this television up last evening and was feeling disappointed, the picture was just to dark. I tried changing all the settings or at least I thought I had (didn't even consider the energy savings). The picture just wasn't as good as what I had seen in the store. I then found this web site, read the only other review that was here about turning OFF the Energy Savings and Wow! There is that picture I saw in the store. Like the other review I was about to take this back, so glad I learned about turning off the energy savings.

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owner manual
5 Star Review   ToshibaDirect.com   

bought this tv.. almost returned it because of it's dark picture... then there .. well hidden in the preferences was the "energy saver" turned that off and i had the best picture of any television i ever owned.. now if i had no internet. or was not that stubborn i would have returned that television , and how many other customers have done the same thing and given up on toshiba??? just for the cost of an owners manual. !!!!

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