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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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Technical Details

  • Built-in Subwoofer

Product Description

Product Description

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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 Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Toshiba
Item Weight 30.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 42 x 7.4 x 31 inches
Item model number 40E220U
Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
Color Name Black
Specification Met Energy Star
Special Features Built-in Subwoofer

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars 146 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #80,992 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#936 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions > LED & LCD TVs
Shipping Weight 36.3 pounds
Date First Available February 5, 2012

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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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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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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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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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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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