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RCA L40FHD41 LCD HDTV Review

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Audio & Menus

Audio & Menus Summary
{{article.attachments['RCA-L40FHD41-vanity.jpg']}} • Poor audio quality. • Very, very simple menu. • Not a lot of settings options available.
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Audio Quality*(4.0)*


The RCA L40FHD41 didn't have great audio quality. We thought the sound was really muffled and tinny. When the bass deigned to kick in, even moderate volumes sounded like they were getting blown out. We'd really recommend external speakers for this set.

 

Menu Interface*(7.0)*


The RCA L40FHD41's menu system is so simple it feels weird describing it. Hitting the menu button will bring up a no nonsense blue menu of items. Selecting the picture menu will expand the window to the right. From here you can change all the basic settings, but versually none of the advanced features of other modern TVs.

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*From this screen alone, you know you're not getting many options.

Below is the picture menu, which only lets you control brightness, color, sharpness, tint, and contrast.

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This is the only page in the main part of the picture menu.**

This final picture is the advanced menu, which doesn't really have enough options to merit a separate menu.

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*Here you'll find the dynamic backlight, a color temperature control, and the noise reduction feature.

Manual*(6.0)*


The L40FHD41's manual is kind of hard to read. It has a table of contents to start, but headers and subsections are bold and normal text respectively. Nothing is formatted.

 

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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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