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Toshiba SuperTUBE A40 Series TV (32", 36")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability and sound. The color and value for money are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the remote control. Many are less positive about the size and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba SuperTUBE A40 Series TV (32", 36") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon review summary for Toshiba SuperTUBE A40 Series TV (32", 36")


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Toshiba SuperTUBE A40 Series TV (32", 36") from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba 36A40 36" TVToshiba 32A40 32" TV

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Toshiba 36 " TV


It came down to the 36" Toshiba and JVC. Very similar in our retail store comparisons although we could not find them both at the same store for a side by side look. The JVC set does have a good sound system and the Toshiba could be better. Both...

vivid picture, remote, price at (s/h included, no tax)

weight (due to size) , speakers could be better

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Highly recommend..


My model is the 36A41, which is dark silver and has the speakers on the side. I used the internet and Consumer Reports as a guideline before purchasing the Toshiba. I had narrowed the field to the JVC or the Toshiba, the both had the 3 line comb...

Exceptional picture quality.

Very heavy..but sleek design


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Toshiba Titan


Picture Quality:

Outstanding Picture, Component Video Input

Ugly Remote, No Front RCA Jacks

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Beautiful Picture


Great Picture and Sound

Number of input connections

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Beautiful Picture


I was in the market for a new TV and decided to go with a 36 inch model. I looked at allot of different brands (RCA, JVC, Sony, Hitachi, Toshiba, Zeinth) and after comparing the sets side by side (and price to price) I decided on the Toshiba. My...

Great Picture and Sound

Number of input connections

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It's too cool!


Nice clear picture

menu button too close to channel and volume controls

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It's too cool!


When I decided it was time to buy a new TV, I was very interested in getting a bit of a larger picture than I ever had. I went all around, looking for the biggest and clearest picture that I could, for a decent price. There were so many choices, I had...

Nice clear picture

menu button too close to channel and volume controls

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NOTE: Review for CZ 32A50, A Great T.V.!!


NOTE: This is a review for both the Toshiba 32A40 and 32A50. The main and possibly only difference is that the 32A50 has a 1 Tuner PIP. I have the 32A50 which is what this review will be mainly based on. The 32A50 has 2 A/V inputs, 1 S-video input, 1...

Great price 32" w/ 3-line digital comb filter.

No smart sound.

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Great TV


I went to Best Buy this past weekend to buy the 32A40 but they were out of stock. The salesman found a few 32A10 units in the warehouse. They plugged it in for me and the image was identical to the 32A40. The specs the salesman showed me were identical...

First-rate picture

32A10 is better value if you can find one.


Product Specifications

Toshiba proudly offers the 32A40 color TV. Color Picture-In-Picture allows you to watch two programs at the same time, both in color. Complete remote control operation includes Picture-In-Picture On/Off, Move, Swap, and Freeze. 3-Line Digital Comb Filter dramatically enhances picture resolution by eliminating blurred edges between colors and reducing dot crawl, producing a new level of picture sharpness and detail. ColorStream Component Video inputs provide the highest possible picture quality from DVD players. By separating the video signal into component elements, hanging dots and artifacts are eliminated, color purity is unparalleled, and remarkable contrast levels are attained. FST Black SuperTube provides an award-winning picture with a flatter aspect and improved detail, contrast, and brightness. Universal Remote Control is ergonomically designed for comfort and ease of use. It is preprogrammed with the IR codes for most brands of VCRs and Cable boxes. Front Firing Speakers are provided for richer, fuller sound. Because the speakers are aimed directly at the viewer, a rich, clear sound stream is created that enhances both music soundtracks and dialog. Simulated Surround Sound creates a phantom center channel, expand the front left and right channels and "place" virtual surround speakers around you, simulating the effects of a multichannel system. User-selectable color temperature system allows for background color balance adjustment of the picture to personal preference. Setting choices are Cool, Warm, or Normal. Black Level Expansion creates dark, rich blacks so that colors are deeper and more vivid. This chassis design also makes for brilliant whites and a dynamic high contrast picture. Color Temperature Control lets you choose the overall "warmth" of the image to match the atmosphere originally created by the director. Dual Rear A/V Inputs provide hook-up flexibility and better picture quality for external video sources. Integrated 181-Channel CATV-ready MTS Tuner allows reception of all non-scrambled cable channels. Invar Shadow Mask resists thermal expansion of the shadow mask by as much as 90% over conventional iron masks. This allows the picture tube to be operated at higher voltages for increased focus and brightness without sacrificing color purity. Video Noise Reduction reduces noise in the luminance signal (snow) in the event of weak broadcast signal conditions. Wideband Video Amplifier expands the signal frequency response by more than 10 MHz, providing a higher horizontal resolution processing capability for the chassis. Built-in Closed Caption Decoder displays the audio portion of a program as text on the TV screen (when program is aired with the encoded signal). On-screen displays make it easy to adjust more picture, sound, and convenience features from either the remote control or the front panel controls.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Speakers Included:2 speakers

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None


Product Line:Toshiba SuperTUBE


Color:Dark gray

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


CRT Type:FST Black SuperTube
Diagonal Size:36in
Diagonal Size (cm):92cm
Digital Television Certification:Not certified
Flat CRT TV: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:4:3
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
Video Interface:Component / Composite / S-Video

TV Tuner

dbx Noise Reduction: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes