6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: The Toshiba 40E220U is a great value for its price

About Video Transcript

First Look: The Toshiba 40E220U is a great value for its price

1:12 /

At $100 or so cheaper than the Samsung E550, the Toshiba E220 is a solid performer and better than most TVs at the price.

-Hi. I'm Ty Pendlebury and this is the Toshiba 40E220 LCD Television. If you're looking and buying a TV under $500 or even a $1,000 then Toshiba is a brand you should consider. TVs like the E220 have very good black labels for the money and decent picture performance. TVs not much to look at cosmetically with the silver strip at the bottom making the TV look a bit dated. The remote isn't much choppy though with little buttons and no backlight. You also don't get any real features for your money but that's what a $50 [unk] box is for. You do get 2 HDMI ports, a component, PC input and USB for your flash. What you're paying for here is picture quality and the Toshiba is very good. While it doesn't have many tricks, they're not really needed. The TV has deep blacks and vibrant natural colors. The Toshiba may not have the best shadow detail but not many cheap TVs do. At $100 also cheaper than a Samsung E550, the Toshiba E220 is a solid performer and better than most TVs at the price. This has been Ty Pendlebury for CNET.

New releases

The Arcade: a capitalist commune of indie game development
5:36 December 21, 2014
Playing host to 19 different companies, the Arcade in Melbourne, Australia is dedicated to changing the face of indie game development....
Play video
XCAR Awards 2014: Person of the year
1:41 December 20, 2014
Some incredibly people crossed paths with XCAR in 2014. We look back to see who impressed us most.
Play video
2014 BMW i8 (CNET On Cars, Episode 56)
19:02 December 19, 2014
BMW's i8 is definitely a taste of the future -- but whose? We'll shed some light on MPGe, the benchmark for tomorrow's cars. And we...
Play video
Need a new size? Just tap the mirror
1:55 December 19, 2014
In a place where fashion comes first, tech is coming in at a close second. In major department stores and small boutiques, the dressing...
Play video
Did life forms exist on Mars? Curiosity makes a big find, Ep. 187
4:46 December 19, 2014
It's the last Crave show of 2014. This week, Curiosity makes a huge discovery, the US Navy has a shark drone and American satellites...
Play video
Obama: Sony wrong to pull movie over hackers' threats
2:56 December 19, 2014
President Obama addresses the Sony cyberattack and vows to respond to North Korea. Also, T-Mobile settles cramming lawsuit, and Facebook...
Play video
A cheap activity tracker you will actually want to wear
2:11 December 19, 2014
CNET's Dan Graziano gives you a look at one of the most affordable fitness trackers on the market.
Play video
Embarrassing moments in tech (2014)
2:53 December 19, 2014
The high profile tech of 2014 that aimed for the stars and landed in the gutter.
Play video