We'd give it zero stars if we could.

With no retina tracking, no psycho-link interface, and an utter dearth of sentient intelli-control technology, this is one TV you’ll want to steer clear of.

Due to an internal temporal mix-up here at Woot, this review was actually written on 5/23/2031, not 5/23/2013. We apologize for any confusion.

We wanted to like this product. Really, we did. Unfortunately, things started to look fishy right from the start. Upon taking it out of the box (yeah, it actually comes in a box!), we were shocked to find that the TV is a whopping four inches deep. You read that right - this thing is more obtrusive than a mandatory government compliancy scan! Maybe they were going for that retro feel, but authenticity should only be taken so far; when we tried to pick it up, the thing weighed a crushing 18.7 hundredunits (or “41.4 lbs,” whatever that means). We spend enough time doing forced labor in the uranium mines, thank you very much!

Let’s talk features. One feature I’d like to see: ACTUAL FEATURES! The resolution on this is a paltry 1080p. And good luck trying to connect anything to it. "HDMI?" "USB?" How about a good ol’ wireless neural interface? The TV comes with a remote control, which seems sorta cute until you realize that you HAVE to use it. That’s right; there is absolutely no retinal tracking technology. You’d have more luck trying to take control over your weekly obedience adjustment session!

The DynaLight® feature is advertised as providing heightened realism, but we tried multiple times interacting with the characters on the screen with absolutely NO reaction. I’m not talking about just a delay; it was almost as if the characters on the screen couldn’t see or hear us AT ALL. Call me traditional, but when I’m interacting with a machine, I expect it to tell me what to do and administer a punishment volt when I disagree!

Bottom line is that this is for collectors ONLY. If you want an archaic piece of technology that may have been impressive twenty years ago, then this might be for you. Everyone else, steer clear. And as always, All Glory to Our Masters, as all things flow from Them.

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Features

  • 1080p Full HD, the highest level of HD picture quality available today
  • DynaLight® automatically adjusts the backlight intensity based on the image content
  • Dynamic Picture Mode creates the right amount of “pop,” and provides more colors, finer details, less visual noise and brighter, realistic pictures
  • Enjoy hair-trigger action on your Toshiba TV with a special setting that reduces game controller delay
  • A suite of advanced audio technologies that include Audyssey EQ® and Audyssey ABX™
  • Let your Toshiba TV ‘talk’ to other suitably equipped home entertainment components. And run the whole show with a single remote with HDMI-CEC
  • TVs earning the ENERGY STAR® meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. EPA

Shipping Note: Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii is not available for this item

A physical address is required for delivery. No Military or PO Box shipments available

Warranty: 90 Day Woot Limited Warranty

Specs

Specifications:
Class: 50"
Viewable: 49.11"
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Signal Compatibility: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
Design: Aero Cosmetic Design™
Backlight Control: DynaLight®
Connections:
HDMI: 2
RF in: 1
ColorStream Component Video: 1
Composite: 1 (shared with component)
USB Media: 1
VGA: 1
PC Audio in: 1
Digital Audio out (optical): 1
Audio:
Audyssey EQ®: Yes
Audyssey ABX™: Yes
Audyssey Dynamic Volume®: Yes
Speaker Output: 14W (7W x 2)
Additional Features:
Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Panel Type: LED
Gaming Mode: Yes
Dynamic Picture Mode: Yes
HDMI CEC: Yes
Voltage Range: 120Vac at 60Hz
Power Consumption: 91W, 0.2W Standby
ENERGY STAR Compliant: ENERGY STAR® 5.3 Qualified
Dimensions:
With Stand: 45.7"(W) x 30.1"(H) x 11.3"(D)
Without Stand: 45.7"(W) x 28.2"(H) x 3.9"(D)
Weight:
With Stand: 45.2 lbs
Without Stand: 41.4 lbs
Wall Mount Specifications:
VESA Hole Pattern: 400 x 400mm

In the box:

  • Toshiba 50M2U 50" 1080p LED HDTV
  • Stand with Hardware Screws
  • Remote Control
  • Power Cord

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Toshiba 50" 1080p LED HDTV
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