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RCA L40FHD41 LCD HDTV Review

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Calibration

Calibration Summary
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Calibration


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Most TVs come out of the box calibrated for store use. We're pretty confident you don't live in a store, so we're equally confident these default settings won't be ideal for your living room. Calibration will help your TV output the most optimal picture for your viewing environment.

In our case, calibration helps us test our TVs at their peak performance. We calibrate our TVs using DisplayMate and a CS-200 ChromaMeter. We're aiming for a color temperature of 6500K and to maximize contrast without sacrificing color performance. We've listed the settings we used in the chart below. If we didn't include a setting in the table, it means we didn't touch it.

Feel free to use the settings listed below to calibrate your RCA L40FHD41. This setup will get you pretty close to ideal, but since we're extremely confident you don't live in our testing labs, they won't be perfect. The alternative is to pay a professional to come in and fine-tune your settings for you. 

 

Setting Default Calibrated
Picture Mode Natural
Color Warmth (Advanced Settings menu) Normal Warm
Brightness 52 48
Sharpness 15 0
Contrast 75 26
Light Sensor On Off
Dynamic Backlight On Off
Noise Reduction High Off

 

Video Modes


The TV has a few video modes, but we can't tell for the life of us what they do. There isn't any documentation on the TV or in the manual, and our CS-200 ChromaMeter didn't really measure much difference between them in terms of color temperature. A few dimmed the backlight slightly. Regardless, here's a list of these nebulous modes at your disposal: natural, sports, personal, vibrant, and cinematic.

 

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Samsung LN40B610
  14. Vs Sony KDL 40W5100
  15. Vs Sharp LC 40E67UN
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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