Samsung LN46C530F1F LCD HDTV Review
A TV of modest ambitions, and we reward its humility. It just displays a picture... and it does that pretty well.
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.
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.
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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