Toshiba 50L2200U Review

50" LED Back Lit LCD Television

by , Senior Editor

This 50" LCD TV from Toshiba comes with direct LED back lighting, most of today's super-thin LED televisions are edge lit, the panel is surrounded by LEDs and while this an make for an extremely thin television it can also have issues with uneven screen uniformity. Direct LED back lighting means the LEDs are behind the LCD panel and though physically deeper than edge lit sets they tend to have a more uniform screen.

Toshiba 50L2200U
You can quickly spot the impressive detail in the gorillas' hair in this shot of the 50L2200U

You also may have noticed the 50" size of this television, it's a common size for plasma televisions but quite uncommon in LCD and LED TVs.

Picture Quality


One thing we enjoyed about this TV was very realistic yet saturated color representation. Color performance was very solid. If you want to really ramp the TV up for sports programming, try the Sports Mode picture setting which this TV separates out.


The Toshiba 50L2200U comes preset out the box to the Autoview mode which attempts to find the right light balance between your TVs light output from the backlight and the room light in the surrounding environment. It works pretty well but for some slight distraction with flicker, which most viewers will not notice.

Audio Performance

From Toshiba's new Audyssey Premium Sound Suite the 50L2200U gets Dynamic Volume, we are big fans of this feature because it enhances soft dialog and ducks those extremely loud commericals that can blow your head off if you've got the volume cranked up on a quiet movie or TV show.

Standout Features

  • Full 1080p, Direct LED
  • 2-Way Ported Speakers w/ Audyssey Premium Suite Sound Enhancement
  • New Aero Design

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