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Samsung LN46C530F1F LCD HDTV Review

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A TV of modest ambitions, and we reward its humility. It just displays a picture... and it does that pretty well.

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Color Temperature

The Samsung UN46C530 had a slight problem maintaining a consistent color temperature. Particularly as the signal intensity lessened (the screen darkens), the color temperature warms noticeably. Then at the darkest portion, the color temperature suddenly cools. More on how we test color temperature.

Color Temperature Chart

RGB Curves

The Samsung UN46C530 managed a very smooth color performance, as you can see in the chart below. As with the Greyscale Gamma test, there's a definite lack of shadow detail (indicated in the lower left portion of the chart). But after a certain point, the red, green, and blue channels move in near-perfect unison. True, there's a slight flattening in the upper right portion of the curve, which indicates that the red and blue channels could not differentiate between the brightest values of those signals. Overall, though, its a good performance. More on how we test RGB curves.

RGB Curves Chart

The color strips below are digital representations of the test data results, compared to three similar TVs, as well as an ideal response curve.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity
  9. Audio & Menus
  10. Multimedia & Internet
  11. Power Consumption
  12. Toshiba 40G300U Comparison
  13. Samsung PN50C550 Comparison
  14. Sony Bravia KDL-40EX400 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
  16. Series Comparison
  17. Photo Gallery
  18. Ratings & Specs
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