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RCA L40FHD41 LCD HDTV Review

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Tour & Design

Tour & Design Summary
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Front


The front of the L40FHD41 is surrounded by a matte black bezel. The bottom center has an RCA logo, underneath which is the power indicator light and remote sensor.

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Back


The only feature on the back of the L40FHD41 is the port array, which is very colorful. For information about the ports on the back of the RCA L40FHD41 see our Connectivity section.

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Sides


On the left side of the TV you'll find the controls and a column of ports. For information about the ports on the back of the RCA L40FHD41 see our Connectivity section.

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Stand/Mount


The stand is very thick and attached to the TV so you can't remove it. You can't mount the L40FHD41 on your wall.

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The stand is a bit bulky, but sturdy. **

 

Controls


The right side of the TV has the on-set controls, which allow you to perform basic functionality.

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Remote Control


The remote is a long, thin block of plastic. The buttons are large, but their increased size pushes everything further apart than we're used to.

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*The large button size means you'll have to shift your grip more often.

 

In The Box*(8.0)*


The RCA came with a remote, batteries, and a manual. The TV didn't need to be assembled; you just unpack it and plug it in.

 

Aesthetics*(4.0)*


The RCA L40FHD41 looks blocky and plasticky. It's a good example of the spectrum that's evolved in modern TV aesthetics. Most mid-range TVs are a lot thinner, use a non-matte plastic, and use a sleeker stand. This being said, if you're looking for a budget TV, aesthetics aren't really your primary concern. The RCA looks fine for what it is: an entry-level LCD HDTV. 

 

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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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