"Great for the price, good for various purposes."4.5 starson by AverageJoeSavvy
Black levels and shadows
Slim frame, sleek look
Cons: 720p (768p actually)
Few picture adjustment options
Summary: I've had this tv for a few days, after several weeks of research and price-watching. For $280-$350, this is a fantastic tv! I was in Best Buy comparing the Toshiba 32C120U and the Westinghouse UW32S3PW, and then read CNET's review on the Toshiba, which listed the eh4000 as the favorite. I saw the eh4003 in another section with higher-priced tvs and was captivated. Though it was over my budget by $75(I'm a graduate student buying my first home theater/pc media center), it was the right choice. The slim and sleek look of the trim, it's lightweight design, and --for being a 720p, 60hz, under $750-- clear and accurate colors and picture won me over.
I currently use it as my monitor for my pc, hooked-up to my av receiver, so I can play BluRays, dvds, Netflix, and video games from one place! So far The Dark Knight, the Pirates trilogy, and Sherlock Holmes have been fantastic on this tv, using CNET's display settings. However, with the 0 Sharpness as CNET recommends is great for movies, the interface of Windows 7 is extremely blurry. To correct this, I set the Standard mode as my movie mode, with the CNET settings (minus the Sharpness which I set at 25), and set the Entertainment to all-purpose mode, making text documents and internet look sharper with higher brightness, contrast and sharpness and a cooler color-temp. True to CNET's review, this tv does accept 1080p and 1080i, but down-converts to 720p, which isn't noticeable unless your about 2-4" away from the screen.
Bottom-line, both CNET and I agree that this is one of the top two or three for under $700 and under 40" and not 1080i native. I have not tried the speakers on the tv, but come on, who really uses tv speakers? Buy the tv for what it does best, picture and video, not audio! I hope this has been helpful.