Product Reviews (23)
Do Not Buy This TV
Strengths: When it was working, the picture was nice.
Weakness: Terrible customer service from Toshiba.
I purchased this TV on Jan 27 and less than 70 days later the mainboard had failed. It has been over 2 weeks since I contacted Toshiba and the part is still on back order with no eta of when it will be available. What's more, Toshiba's customer service is horrible - they told me that they won't even address "other options" until the part has been backordered for 20 BUSINESS days (meaning closer to a month). When I asked to be escalated, the support rep named Chris told me that he "had addressed" my question and hung up on me.I know this is a lower end TV, but I'm just starting out and this was a big purchase for me. I can assure you I'll steer clear of all Toshiba products going forward.
By radtherapist2011 - Apr 19, 2012
just a big Tv
The picture is nice and thats about it. Didn't do my research and basically we just have a big screen Tv. The sound is really bad and if you don't have it hooked up to either a cable box or a surround sound system you're out of luck. No analog output so even if you have an old stereo reciever you can't hook it up in an effort to improve the sound. You can hook up your play station and Wii but without sound because of the lack of an out put. Usually I am very happy with Toshiba products (I love my laptop) but the Tv was a bit of a dissapointment. I know to do my research from now on before I buy
By on ToshibaDirect.com - May 29, 2012
Won't turn on. Doesn't work.
TV won't turn on. Green light coes on but no go
By on ToshibaDirect.com - May 27, 2012
Well I have always had a great experience with Toshiba brand however I must have gotten a lemon this time. Had the tv for 3 weeks and it started shutting off in the middle of watching it. Have to unplug it, wait 5-10 mins and then plug it back in for it to turn back on. Very disappointed in that. Still under warranty, but what a pain to have to have it fixed when I just bought it. The sound isn't an issue at all for me, I also have it in my bedroom and don't have to turn up the volume very loud at all. I do get tired of having to reset the picuture size every time I turn it on but that could be my fault for not doing some setup correctly. I did have my teenage son, who knows everything about electronics, set it up and still, everytime, I have to reset the picture size. I was just going to take it back to where I bought it and exchange for the same tv but in the short time I had it they tell me that they no longer have this model in stock, just received the newer model and I have to pay several hundred dollars more to get that sooo....kinda irritated with the whole thing.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Apr 14, 2012
Great tv good price
I like this tv and the price was good. Overall I give it five stars in all catagorys. The only thing was I had to buy HD color stream cables to hook up my ps3. But it is well worth it for my ps3 to be played in 1080p. One very saticfied costomer
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Feb 27, 2012
I have this tv in the bedroom and it has a great picture 1080i and its clear ,sound is not bad for the bedroom its good , I have no bad things to say for the price ..i had a 27 inch tube so this blowes that away iam happy !!!
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Jan 30, 2012
Returning this TV
Great price, decent picture, set-up was a snap...but I'm taking it back tomorrow. I have owned it for 7 hours and the sound is HORRIBLE. My other Toshiba sound is fantastic and can be heard at level 25. This TV, jacked up to 100 is still not loud enough.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Jan 28, 2012
I read the other reviews and do not understand the complaints about the sound. Why would you want it blaring? I am older and do not hear the best and the sound is perfectly ok for me. The picture is great. Only problem I am having is my dvr only plays b&w with this tv. Any suggestions?
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Jan 26, 2012
great TV for a great price
I love my 40FT2U... The picture is very good when you have it calibrated. The TV is very easy to setup. You will find a lot of people complaining about the sound. Personally, I do not get it... We are using the TV in our bedroom 22 X 14, and sound is just fine. The sound is on par with my LG LCD that is used in my daughter's room. With my personal experience, the sound complaints are not merited. Keep in mind the TV is very bright, my advise is to calibrate the TV. Make sure to turn down or off the Dynamic Contrast.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Jan 15, 2012
Great picture, so-so audio, no analog audio out?!
I love the picture, particularly for the price! My only complaint is that the sound is OK at best, and there are no analog audio out or headphone jacks! Fortunately, I have an AV receiver with digital audio capabilities, so I've been able to work around it, but had I realized, I might not have bought this unit. I wasn't expecting to be impressed by the audio system, and wasn't. Tinny sound, and volume level of 100 maxed out at 95db at 6 feet away. However, when run through my AV receiver and surround sound speakers, I'm a happy camper.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Jan 4, 2012
Beautiful picture, but the sound is an absolute JOKE. Both the volume and quality of the sound is incredibly below average. Consider buying a sound system.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Jan 2, 2012
Remote works when it wants to, which is very seldom, very cheaply made. Very basic back panel. You get a "big" television, and thats about it. No features, no online info, just a "big" tv. Picture not bad, only thing I have any good comments on. Guess Toshiba is now on my list of "never to buy again". products
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Jan 2, 2012
A nice basic LCD TV
I've had this TV for almost two weeks. Bought it online on Walmart's website for a great price. I wasn't looking for anything fancy with my TV. I just wanted a nice TV at a good price. While the picture quality is standard def with having a standard receiver from DirecTV, the picture quality with the our Blu-Ray is amazing when watching movies. Definitely get the full 1080p effect and max performance. Sounds quality is ok, nothing great, so I'll probably look into getting speakers for it to improve the audio.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Jan 1, 2012
It seems others have found the sound to be too low - I was hoping it could be fixed, but maybe not. . . I can't even find a manual online - I guess that won't be necessary - seems to just have a really bad sound system.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Dec 26, 2011
Poor sound and very few options to improve
The sound quaility isnt terrible other then the fact it doesnt get loud enough. The lack of standard audio out jacks severly limit the booster output down to a digital audio out signal. The lack of analog outputs such as rca jacks and a headphone output restrict the options terribly and make this tv a poor value. Picture quality seems good but if you want good sound it will require buying a surround system with a digital audio imput. I have come to expect more from Toshiba then what this offering from them brings to the table.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Dec 24, 2011
This T.V. is the best buy in its price range... if you are buying this for your living room and or a room where you are going to have several people gathering.... invest in surround sound system!! This TV is an amazing buy, I have been recommending it since I brought it home, is it the best TV on the market....NO.. it is however the best 40" HDTV on the market for the price.. You will not find a better buy.. Wish only that it was a 120 hrtz refresh rate.. beggars can't be choosers!!! AWESOME JOB TOSHIBA!! KEEP IT UP!!
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Dec 22, 2011
Not Bad at all
Picture is very good, sound is bad. I used my surround sound from a previous TV. Now sound is good. Could not beat it for the price.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Dec 18, 2011
A poor product by Toshiba
problems with remote, sound is TERRIBLE, No features.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Dec 11, 2011
POOR QUALTITY TV
Poor quality picture and sound, blue vertical line in the middle of the screen after turn on for a couple minutes no audio out connection to allow for boosting sound , overall this tv is of poor quality
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Dec 8, 2011
Great TV for the money
TV quality is great... and really crisp. I saw this TV at best buy next to panasonic and samsung, and it honestly offered better colors than the other 2. The audio could be better... I could go up to 100, and it doesn't feel like it's that loud. But then again, people usually get surround sound or external speakers anyway. And honestly, a lot of flat screens have speakers that aren't that great. Also, the TV doesn't have that many features, or hdmi inputs (only 2). But what more do you want? The TV quality is awesome and crisp... and audio does the job for me (not that big of a room, so sound carries nicely). Try it out, if you don't like, return it.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Dec 6, 2011
Very good picture, but the sound quality is the absolute WORSE yet! On 100 it is no higher than conversational level and our 80 year old parents need it a bit higher! I'm sorry to rate it so low, but the sound quality is just not acceptable.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Dec 5, 2011
My First Flat Screen
NICE PICTURE = Terrible Sound Quality all the way up to 100 I cant hear it if the fan is running. I had to get a Surround sound system to be able to adjust the volume more. When you think 100 you think LOUD !! Not with this one... its in realality only at about 49 volume level.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Oct 1, 2011
It's not to bad of a tv crisp clear pic, Not a lot of features cheap base stand all & all it gets the job done.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Sep 23, 2011