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RCA L40FHD41 LCD HDTV Review

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Vs Sharp LC 40E67UN

Sharp LC-40E67UN Summary
{{article.attachments['RCA-L40FHD41-vanity.jpg']}} • The Sharp had a better performance on our color tests. • The RCA has a better selection of ports and a lower black level. • Both TVs have similar contrast ratios. • The RCA costs about $150 less than the Sharp.
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Value Comparison Summary


This is a battle between two entry-level LCDs. In most areas the two are comparable. The Sharp has much better color performance and a more aesthetically-pleasing design, while the RCA has a slightly deeper black level and better port selection. The RCA is a bit less expensive than the Sharp, without sacrificing much in the way of picture quality.

  Comparison Specifications
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  RCA L40FHD41 Sharp LC-40E67UN
Size 40 40 inches
Price $598 $749
Type LCD LCD
Format 1080p 1080p
Other None None

Blacks & Whites


The RCA had a slightly deeper black level than the Sharp, but the Sharp managed to outshine the RCA with its whites. When all is said and done, the two TVs have very comparable contrast ratios.

Blacks & Whites Comparison Chart
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RCA L40FHD41 Score: Black Level: 8.23 Peak Brightness: 6.65 Contrast: 7.28 Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: Black Level: 8.00 Peak Brightness: 7.20 Contrast: 7.38

 

Color Accuracy


Once again, the RCA's color temperature is shown to be terrible: the Sharp had virtually no issues with a runaway temp. The two TVs did well on color representation, although the Sharp performed a bit better. The same is true for the two TV's color gamuts.

Color Temperature Comparison
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RCA L40FHD41 Score: 9.89
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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: 9.22

 

RGB Comparison

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RCA L40FHD41 Score: 7.83

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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: 8.80

 

Color Gamut Comparison
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RCA L40FHD41 Score: 4.43
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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: 5.29

 

Motion


The RCA managed to be ever-so-slightly less blurry and prone to artifacts, compared to the Sharp.

  Motion Scores
  RCA L40FHD41 Sharp LC-40E67UN
Motion Smoothness 5.00 4.50
Motion Artifacting 4.75 4.50

 

Viewing Effects


Neither TV has a viewing angle worth bragging about.

Viewing Angle Comparison
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RCA L40FHD41 Score: 3.70 Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: 2.21

 

Connectivity


The Sharp has an extra HDMI, while the RCA has a spare analog audio input. Other than that, the two TVs have the same array of ports.

 

  Connectivity Comparison
  RCA L40FHD41 Sharp LC-40E67UN
HDMI 3 4
Component 2 2
Composite 2 2
S-Video 1 1
VGA 1 1
Analog Audio In 4 3
Digital Audio Out 1 1
Analog Audio Out 1 1
LAN None None
USB None None
Memory Card None None
Other None None

 

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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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