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Toshiba 40L5200U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Toshiba 40L5200U. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and color. The image quality and design also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and remote control. Comments are divided on the reliability.

price, design, image quality, color, usability

connectivity, remote control, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Toshiba 40L5200U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (

Toshiba 40L5200U


A couple of months ago, I asked how much you would pay for a new television. Unsurprisingly, half of the respondents said under $1,500, and almost half again said under a grand. Well, if that's you, the Toshiba 5200 LED-based LCD series might be a TV...

The Toshiba 5200 series has good all-around performance for the price, with relatively good black levels and shadow detail and minimal uniformity issues.

Color accuracy is a problem, with occasional greenish midtones. The backlight can fluctuate slightly between light and dark material. Unlike some TVs at this price level, there's no 3D or Smart TV.

The bare-bones Toshiba L5200 series offers respectable value for the money with fine picture quality for an edge-lit LED TV.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Toshiba 40L5200U


Accurate colors. Good viewing angles. Robust audio output

No Internet connectivity. Only three HDMI ports. Mediocre contrast ratio

Toshiba's L5200U HDTV line offers nice-looking LED-backlit screens that deliver solid color quality and a sharp HD picture, but come up short on contrast ratio and features.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Caleb Denison (

Toshiba 40L5200U


Toshiba L5200U Series information: This review is based on our hands-on experience with the 50-inch 50L5200U TV. However, our observations also apply to the 40-inch 40L5200U. According to Toshiba, the two sets differ only in dimension and weight and...

Outstanding contrast and brightness ; Very good color performance ; Little to no light bleed ; Thin profile ; Reasonable price

Cheap-feeling stand and bezel ; Dated-looking remote ; No Internet connectivity ; Terrible on-board control buttons

The Toshiba 40L5200U makes an excellent solution as a wall-mounted, everyday watching TV and the price ain’t too shabby, either.

May, 2012

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Toshiba 40L5200U


The Toshiba 40L5200U is a bare-bones 40-inch edge-lit LED HDTV that aims to give decent all-around performance without costing too much. It has good black levels but color quality is an issue as well as the high-reflectivity of the display. There is...

Consumer review by: Kingingaaa (

"Bang for your buck"


This TV is cheaper than similar slim models with the same dimensions/specs. I think the main reason is that it doesn't have any apps on it. Right now I'm running the thing on bunny ears, enjoying the crappy free channels, so I am not the person to ask...

Thin, sleek, good price for what it's worth, good clear picture.

TV takes a good 5-10 seconds to power up.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: sailormanrick (

Toshiba 40L5200U


I bought this TV about 3 weeks ago. It's already been in the shop for repairs. After 8 days a horizontal and a vertical line appeared, kind of like offset crosshairs. I took the TV in to get serviced under warranty. When I got home and re-installed my...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Caleb (

Quality Product


By the time UPS had dropped the TV off the box had been opened, and chunks of Styrofoam had fallen out. Luckily the TV worked beautifully.

Great picture ; Contrast ratio is amazing ; 120hz refresh rate makes EVERYTHING look so fluid ; OSD is very intuitive and user-friendly ; Great product

UPS - See below

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: bhohensee (

No Network Connectivity?


If you have structured cabling in your home, this would be a great TV. But I have a room addition on my home without preinstalled cable. The wireless is a must. Very disappointing.

I have a 42" version of this unit for over a year now and am looking at this 40" for a new sun room. The display of my 42" is gorgeous and we've had absolutely no major issues and expect the same from this unit. The upgrade in speakers won't hurt...

As mentioned before, on my 42" the speakers were horrible, but see they've upgraded them on this unit. The major issue is the lack of network connection. No wireless or wired network on this TV. I thought that was what all the humorous ads were about

Nov, 2012