"NO PICTURE after 1 year 9 months of operation!"0.5 starson by TPL_JR
Pros: Good picture, good refresh rate for viewing action, good value--UNTIL PRODUCT FAILURE.
Cons: My mother received her Toshiba 26AV502U LCD HD TV Dec. 2, 2008. There were a few occurences of the picture freezing, but since Sep. 26, 2010 though the TV still receives the broadcast signal, plays sound, changes channels, etc., the picture is gone!
Summary: The Toshiba 26AV502U FAILED 9 months after its 1-year warranty expired! Following trouble-shooting by Toshiba Customer Support we were informed that the repair required an Inverter Kit Part Number 75013114 and were directed to Lancer TV & Video in South Milwaukee for the necessary repair. We were told the replacement Part cost $300 to repair a TV only 9 months out of warranty and not even 2 years old. Toshiba, when asked, stated that there was no recall on this product though this failure seems NOT to be an isolated incident.