Television Shop 1
Image by Timm Suess
Tv shop in the ghost town of Priypat near Chernobyl
For the story behind the picture: Read the Chernobyl Journal on timmsuess.com
This is my first HD television although I’ve had experience working with them due to my job as a computer tech. The picture quality on this TV is on par with the better screens I’ve seen. When a BR disk is playing (connected with HDMI) it’s astounding. The sound on the unit goes very high without the vibration I’ve heard other TVs produce at higher volumes. The high notes are a bit sharp on the unit at higher volumes and the only reason I gave it a 4 star on sound quality.
Setup was simple…snap together some plastic for the base and plug it in.
I’ve not used the unit with any other devices outside of my BR player. I’ve used Vudu, Netflix, normal DVDs and Blueray and all look great. Even the standard definition DVD and Netflix feeds look sharp.
If you’re wanting a TV that’s simple to use without any fuss or tweaking with settings or configurations this one is perfect as that’s what I was looking for in a TV.
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Found this item on Craigslist, picked it up for $320 from a guy who decided he needed money more than a big TV. It was 1 month old, just out of the return date for the brick and mortar store that he bought it from. Despite having no reviews online, I figured it was a 40″ LCD for less than $400, and took the risk.
This TV is awesome. Set it up with the included stand, chained it to the wall for safety, as the stand is a little narrow and I didn’t want to tempt fate. Hooked this up to a junker PC running the latest copy of XBMC on Windows XP, this combo is awesome! I know I will upgrade the HTPC in the future, but for now this combo runs great, looks great, and I’m very happy.
Will update after I’ve had this for awhile, but this TV is definitely worth the $320 I have in it, and would be a good deal at $450 like I’ve found it for elsewhere…
This 40 inch Toshiba is the forth Toshiba I own (also a 42 in, 46 in and a 55 in). All of them great, no problems whatsoever. Terrific picture. I’ve owned the 42in for 3 or 4 years, the 45in for 2 years, the 55in for 6 mos and the 40 in for one month. All are now in service, all excellent. You can’t go wrong with Toshiba and both the 55 in and the 40 in were bargains besides. I also have a Samsung 46 which is great, but the Toshiba is the best value in my opinion.