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Toshiba 40E220U 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV (Black) (2012 Model)

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  • TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 38.8'' x 23.8'' x 3.9'', TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 38.8'' x 26.1'' x 11.6''
  • TOSHIBA 40" 1080P/60HZ LCD
  • Limited Warranty: 1 Year Parts & Labor
  • Built in ATSC, NTSC, QAM tuner
  • Wall Mountable: VESA 200 x 200 mm
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameToshiba
Item Weight30.8 pounds
Product Dimensions42 x 7.4 x 31 inches
Item model number40E220U
Batteries:2 AA batteries required. (included)
Color NameBlack
Specification MetEnergy Star
Special FeaturesBuilt-in Subwoofer
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #35,985 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight55 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableFebruary 5, 2012
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Technical Details

  • Built-in Subwoofer
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

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HDTV Reference Image
40 inch picture quality with high definition 1080p.
Toshiba E220U 40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV

Discover the height of HD entertainment and the finest in big screen value with the affordable 40" E220U LCD HDTV, bringing you 1080p Full HD10 brilliance plus the assurance of Toshiba quality and reliability.

More big screen Full HD

With Toshiba you'll get more than meets the eye. It includes Dynamic Picture Mode, offering enhanced color saturation and sharpness for a vivid picture right out of the box; advanced picture settings tailored for movies and games; and an energy-saving Auto Brightness Sensor to change brightness based on room lighting. Gaming Mode reduces frame delays between the display and controller and provides a timer that lets you set playing limits.

Audyssey Audio Reference Image
Audyssey system for premium sound experience.

The Latest in TV Technology

DynaLight® Dynamic Backlight Control uses advanced technology to monitor the brightness of each video frame and automatically adjusts backlight intensity based on what's being shown. This creates higher dynamic contrast. The result is a powerful picture with deeper blacks and enhanced grayscale for greater image details. This TV also comes with an Auto Brightness Sensor, which adjusts the picture to the surrounding room light.

Audyssey® Audio Technology

Audyssey EQ® provides clear, accurate and natural sound right out of the box. This technology optimizes the sound quality based on the speaker enclosure and room acoustics. Audyssey EQ® technology ensures you enjoy your audio experience as much as your video. And Audyssey® ABX (Bass Extension) uses sophisticated driver analysis and low-frequency monitoring to extend the range and bass of smaller speakers. The result is balanced sound with richer lows from movies, video games and more.

Versatile Connectivity

Offering a full jack pack of connections, this TV makes it easy to plug in to other devices and broaden your entertainment options. Build a home theater with other CEC-enabled components, and run the whole show with a single remote control. Give slideshows and enjoy your favorite tunes through a USB port. Turn your TV into a big screen monitor with an HD PC input. Or discover enhanced color purity and image detail with ColorStream® HD component video.

HDMI x2 Reference Image
Two HDMI ports with CEC for easy high definition connections.

Advanced Picture Settings

They include Color Temperature presets -- Cool, Medium and Warm for dialing in your preferences; Dynamic Contrast, which automatically detects changes in picture quality and adjusts the image accordingly; plus CableClear® digital noise reduction for reducing visible broadcast interference.

Technical Details

  • HDMI® with CEC: 2
  • USB Media: 1
  • High Definition PC Input: 1
  • 3.5mm PC Audio Input: 1
  • Digital Audio Output: 1
  • ColorStream® Component Video: 1
  • Composite: 1
  • VESA Mounting Pattern: 200mm x 200mm
  • Product Dimensions & Weights
  • - With Stand
  • Dimensions: 38.8"x26.1"x11.6" • Weight: 30.9 lbs.
  • - Without Stand
  • Dimensions: 38.8"x23.8"x3.9" • Weight: 28.4 lbs.
  • Packaging
  • Dimensions: 42.2"x31.1"x7.4" • Weight: 41.9 lbs.

What's in the Box

Remote Control (CT-90325) Batteries (AAA x 2) Resource Guide Quick Start Guide Warranty

LCD & LED Televisions Feature Comparison Matrix

Series C120U E220U HT2U L4200U V4210U L2200U L5200U L6200U
Screen Sizes 32" 40" 65" 19", 24", 32" 24" 50" 40", 46", 50" 42", 47", 55"
Design Aero™ Cosmetic Aero™ Cosmetic Aero™ Cosmetic Aero™ Bezel-Less
Resolution 720P HD 1080P Full HD 1080P Full HD 720P HD
(24" 1080P)
1080P Full HD 1080P Full HD 1080P Full HD 1080P Full HD
Refresh Rate 60Hz 60Hz ClearFrame™ 120Hz 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz ClearFrame™120Hz ClearScan™ 120Hz
Backlight Control DynaLight DynaLight DynaLight DynaLight DynaLight DynaLight DynaLight DynaLight
3D Features
3D Type Passive, TriVector™
2D to 3D, w/ 4
glasses included
Video Chasis
Picture Mode w/ Dynamic Mode w/ Dynamic Mode Picture Modes w/ Dynamic Mode w/ Dynamic Mode w/ Dynamic Mode w/ Dynamic Mode w/ Dynamic Mode
Native Mode
Game Mode
Audyssey Audio Technology Audyssey Audyssey Premium TV Premium TV Premium TV Premium TV Premium TV
Audyssey Dynamic Volume®
Audyssey Volume Extension™
Day/Night & Wall/Table Mode
Ported Speakers
Speaker Output 14W 14W 20W 10W
(32" 14W)
10W 14W 14W 20W
USB USB Media USB Media USB Media USB Media USB Media USB Media USB Media 2 USB Video
HD PC Input
3.5mm PC Audio Input
ColorStream® Component Video
Ethernet (LAN) Port
IR Out

Product Description

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It was much easier to get this TV then going to best buy to get. The picture is awesome. Read more ›
The remote is a little cheap and turning…The picture isn't as clear as my old philips TV but that's fine, I'm just glad I have a tv that isn't showing me headless people! Read more ›
I really have no complaints for what I paid. Picture looks great. Just needed to turn the auto dim feature off and the picture to dynamic for better contrast ratio. Read more ›
Got this TV on the Black Friday special, and I'm loving it so far. Picture is crisp, colors are vivid, but one thing is bothering me. The TV has been doing this since I… Read more ›
I chose "retail" mode this time and this solved the dimness problem. Now the screen picture is bright, brilliant, and crisp. Has very good sound...was very impressed! Read more ›
o We struggled with the 60HZ of this TV vs. paying extra for a 120 for watching sports - I frankly don't notice the difference with this size screen and we are very happy… Read more ›
If you are looking for a basic tv this is great. The sound is good and the tuner catches all the over the air channel I should be receiving in my area. Read more ›
any adjustments needed and then sit back and enjoy. The sound is very good. The Read more ›
I have it sitting on a desk which is perfect height…The sound is not great but I hooked it up to a VIZIO VSB200 Universal HD Sound Bar when I watch TV. Read more ›
TV was purchased 07012012 There is no volume control when tv is initially turned on. It originally took @3 minutes to get the volume on the remote to function but time… Read more ›
The refresh rate is just fine on good sources like the PS3, Xbox, and…The sound is acceptable for TV speakers however I use a full surround sound for more accurate sound. Read more ›
Bought 2 of these for our offices. they work well and do exactly what we need, decent picture and sound Read more ›
For the TV to really pop and be worth the price you need HD cable, gaming, or movies. Its super great for the price. I have owned it for a year now and totally love it. Read more ›
The picture quality is good for the price. Very dark blacks. Read more ›
My son loves his tv....it has a great picture, great sound, great quality. I would recommend this tv, it's a great tv at a great price!!!! Read more ›
I had to bump up the brightness and…I also wish this had an audio return channel to send by to my receiver, but again, I did not expect this feature for such a low price. Read more ›
They have…I was looking for a tv at a low price that would be able to show HD quality and then I plan to buy a bigger LED tv in future when LEDs are not that expensive. I… Read more ›
It seemed like a good tv, perhaps not worth the full price ($400+), especially considering Toshiba got out of the LCD tv business earlier this year and it is legitimate to… Read more ›
Cons: remote is cheap-feeling and confusing (and I've got a Panasonic Blu Ray control the size of my forearm, so I know confusing). Basically, you turn it on, and use the… Read more ›
The…Like what others have said, it does take some time to turn on, the remote is cheap quality, and there's only 2 hdmi ports but that can be solved with a hdmi splitter. Read more ›
The Toshiba HDTV is good value, but I agree with some other buyers of this product that the Remote is cheap although seems to function adequately. This was a replacement… Read more ›
The remote is functional, not cheap, but not programmable. I use my cable remote. Read more ›
It is only part of the package. The remote control is not working. Trying to get in touch with anyone at Toshiba is impossible. Read more ›
more clutter. And also the remote looks very cheap but the numbers are big and clearly marked and .. Read more ›
P.S. The tip below about brightening up the picture worked, but the fact that you have to know a trick to make the TV usable says a…And the color balance is still terrible. Read more ›
The picture quality is pretty good and it has an adequate selection of inputs. Colors are bright, and blacks / dark tones are pretty deep. It takes a little longer than… Read more ›
Just watched North By Northwest on the Toshiba and the color was superb. And this is an older movie shown on TCM which I don't believe is broadcast in HD. Read more ›
That said, when viewing Blu-Ray, DVDs, even 1080i, the colors are deep, there's no botchiness (another artifact of that LG model when viewing a dark screen) and the whole… Read more ›
As a reference, I own a high-end HDTV as well…The picture on this TV meets my expectations for a cheap TV, the blacks and whites are decent and the 60Hz performs nicely. Read more ›
I love the picture quality, colors, brightness, blacks, and the dynamic backlight auto adjustment and energy saving brightness auto adjustment. Wow, the picture is just… Read more ›
No complaints at all. Setup was super easy, and I am looking forward to (hopefully) many years of use. Read more ›
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… Read more ›
I got this for about $170 on a black friday deal. The tv is really easy to set up, has all the normal hookups, and the picture looks great to me. I am not a super high… Read more ›
The sound on the TV is good. It's easy to setup and troubleshooting it is a breeze. I got the HD package from my cable provider and have never looked back. Read more ›
Bought this TV for a rental property so I didn't want to spend a lot. The unit arrived on time and was super easy to set up (the unit itself did most of the work). My… Read more ›
I paid $469 through Amazon and recieved the tv in five days. Setup wasn't too difficult and I put it on a $100 glass & steel stand. I had a problem hooking up a second dvd… Read more ›
This flat screen is very bright. The colors are clear with good even saturation. Read more ›
I watch college basketball on it with my HD cable and love it. No problems with the refresh rate, it's really a good TV. Read more ›
I have the second or replacement Toshiba TV in my home now. While watching this TV, the picture freezes, slowly screen darkens, power goes off and then turns back on. Very… Read more ›
no lag time, great refresh rate, the color saturation is gorgeous. It was all I could want- and more witht he HD channels I get now. Read more ›
A brief note on the higher end options like LED backlights and 120HZ displays - While both afford steps up in picture quality, remember that LED backlit televisions are… Read more ›
I had a bit of trouble figuring out how to change the brightness of the screen, but then remembered another review here that said to do a factory reset and choose… Read more ›
Owned it 5 months & have called 6 times. At first TV would turn itself off intermittently & I was told this was a "safety" feature. I have had to call twice now in regards… Read more ›
I admit the screen is a…I also found it was best set for a cool setting, and increasing the blue tint made it more realistic (but that's just my personal preference). Read more ›
and the image is pretty stellar after some minor…Overall, if you can get this for under $400 I'd jump on it - as long as you don't expect it to be packed full of features. Read more ›
Great t.v. all around - great picture and easy functionality at a great price. It came direct from Amazon with their usual lightening fast service and because it is a large… Read more ›
TV is great, plenty of options, inputs etc. Picture is excellent - I happen to use this TV wall-mounted in a basement gym at home, so the lighting is favorable. Read more ›
I read reviews and purchased....however extremely disappointed with the overall screen brightness...read where you needed to turn off the auto brightness function which I… Read more ›
Works well with my Macbook attached. The 40" size is perfect for our small apartment living room. Read more ›
The tv came in 2 days and is great! The picture is clear, and the size of the tv is perfect. Read more ›
IMO, the Pros clearly outweigh the Cons. This TV is right at the sweet spot of size, price, and reliability. It is possible to get a 40 inch TV at a cheaper price, but it… Read more ›
I do not have much to say in addition to…This is a good looking TV, great picture, great price, lightweight and perfect size for a large bedroom or a smaller living-room. Read more ›
We searched a long time before settling on this TV for our office. We live in an apartment and the room isn't huge, and felt 40" was a comfortable size. The picture is what… Read more ›
The stand was easy to attach, setting up was a piece of cake, and the picture quality is outstanding with a better then expected contrast ratio. The remote control takes… Read more ›
Cheap stand/base. Good sound quality. Read more ›
********************************************************…It will boot up to show input settings, then the picture goes dim, then completely goes out; like on standby mode!!! Read more ›
Also, to power-up…Overall a great buy for some like me who is looking for a TV easy to operate and do not want to pay for stuff that many times you will never need or use. Read more ›
the value is great, Toshibas product is easy to operate, not overly packed with odd features that I would not use( i am a simple man, no real need for ultra fancy this or… Read more ›
I was making a man cave for my father-in-law who is moving in with us and at 90 years of age, the simpler the operation,…The TV is very user friendly and simple to operate. Read more ›
I mentioned earlier that you can view normally at 1, well that's on the DVR and for content delivered through AppleTV's iTunes media, but when you get into AppleTV's other… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

118 of 120 people found the following review helpful By William P. Clark on May 1, 2012
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This is a great TV, especially for the price. My main TV is a nice 42" LG and this one is not quite on par with the LG, but still a darn good TV.

Pros: Price, picture, sound.

Cons: Cheap remote, slow channel change.

Note: Like other reviews here you'll find that out of the box this TV is dark. If you try to increase the Backlight you'll find that nothing happens. That's because the Backlight settings are turned off by Energy Saver.

Go into Setup and turn Energy Saver OFF and now you can adjust your Backlight and get a nice looking picture.

Replace the cheap remote with a better one and you're all set. (The remote really is horrible)
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73 of 80 people found the following review helpful By J. Warren on July 3, 2012
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This flat screen is very bright. The colors are clear with good even saturation. No dead pixels. Very easy to set up. The stand is sturdy and even though the flatpanel is rather light it feels very solid.

Sadly I had to deduct two stars for four reasons.

1. It's VGA PC input is incapable of 1920x1080 at 60Hz. If an $87.oo 21" LCD Acer screen can take full HD through VGA then so should a $400.oo LCD screen.
>>>>>>Turns out that TOSHIBA has intentionally crippled Full-HD through the PC/VGA input.The RGB Component input can take Full HD though.Crazy huh? Why would TOSHIBA do this? It's quite annoying to lose an essential input. The VGA input can only properly display 4:3 resoltions.

2. The only analog (RCA) sound output option is a bit noisy, (lots of hiss). Hooking up to non-optical equipped receivers is a waste of time.

3. Remote control has poor responsiveness, often needing repeated button pushing and hard mashing to work.

4. PC hook up though HDMI was more succesful, but took a lot of patience and repeated efforts for only marginal success. (read instructions closely)

>>>Update July 18th 2012.Screen began taking longer and longer to reach full brightness. Something appears to be wrong with the CFL backlighting system. This recent problem coupled with the lack of a usable VGA PC input has led with me no recourse other than to send it back.

This model is one the best selling on the web, and for most people it's a good product. I just got a bad one.

If you don't need a VGA input or a clean analog audio output then this screen's positives outweigh its negatives.
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful By kryptor on May 14, 2012
I don't know what people are complaining about the sound for. Granted, I live in a small apartment with thin
walls. The volume has never been above ten and I have had a neighbor ask me if I got a new sound system for
my new TV because she could hear it very clearly. I usually keep it around 5-6. I think it goes passed 30.
I've never needed to test max volume.

The picture quality is exactly what I was expecting in a HDTV of this price/class. I must admit that when
the lights are out the TV auto-dims and the picture suffers. I'm going to mess w/the energy setting and see
how that affects things.

I did not purchase this TV from Amazon. I bought it at a local Fred Meyer. It was on sale for $399 and I
used some of my Fred Meyer Rewards coupons that I redeemed and walked out having only paid $277.67 !!!
I feel that even at $400ish, it's still worth the money. I am very happy.

My only complaint is that it doesn't have enough HDMI ports for me but I knew that when I bought it.
I have my cable and bluray on the two HDMIs and unfortunately my 'puter on the PC in port (VGA) for
video and using the PC/HDMI audio in port for the audio. Which is fine, it's just more cables ...
more clutter. And also the remote looks very cheap but the numbers are big and clearly marked
and .. lets face it .. it's working perfectly. My last TV was a Toshiba and, it's funny, this remote
has the EXACT same layout as my last, albeit it has a few extra buttons for picture selection etc.
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51 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Tim on April 25, 2012
First realize that the dimensions where entered in error. This TV is not 1.8" but actually 3.9" without the stand. That is what you would expect for a TV this size anyways. This TV, unlike most TV does have a auto dimmer to help save energy and the life of the screen. I find it to operate a little cheaply, and enjoy the picture much more with the auto-dimming off. As a reference, I own a high-end HDTV as well and that one I left the auto-dimming on as it performs wonderfully. The picture on this TV meets my expectations for a cheap TV, the blacks and whites are decent and the 60Hz performs nicely. I do like that they actually put some effort into this unit with the ability to produce clear sound with what they call Audyssey Premium Television. I haven't noticed that the sound is better than average, but more importantly I haven't noticed the sound is bad. A 40" at $400 is a great buy and hard to beat.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A. Hudson TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 24, 2012
I have this as my bedroom TV and am very happy with it. I have owned Toshiba TV's in the past. I owned two Toshiba rear projections TV's and then went to the LCD flat screens. I bought this TV at a local brick and mortar store that wears blue shirts and has yellow signage. It was easy to bring home and hook right up.

For the bedroom it is perfect! I have it sitting on a desk which is perfect height wise for the bed. The sound is not great but I hooked it up to a VIZIO VSB200 Universal HD Sound Bar when I watch TV. It sounds wonderful! I managed to put the sound bar behind the TV stand since it sits out a little far. I also am using it as a monitor to a PC I have in the bedroom that I rarely use. However, having the VGA input is perfect; the picture is nice even though it is only 4:3 aspect ratio for the PC. I also have a Roku hooked up to it via a HDMI cable and it looks and sounds great!

When I crawl into bed tired, I love watching TV on my Toshiba. With tax I spent more than what it is listed here but am very happy with it. I don't watch much sports or action movies so the 60Hz is fine for me.

I don't know if I would have this as a main TV but as a bedroom TV, it is perfect! I am very satisfied with it and glad I purchased it.
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