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Sharp Aquos LC-40D78UN LCD HDTV Review

40 in.

Not the best budget TV we’ve reviewed, but it gets the job done for a reasonable price.

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Calibration

The Sharp LC-40D78UN, like most TVs, doesn't come out of the box calibrated for the average home. Since we test TVs at their peak performance levels, we had to calibrate the set. Below, you'll find our calibration settings.

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Video Modes

The TV does have a handful of processing features. We've listed them below, with a description of what the manufacturer thinks the features do and what we think they do. The manual is kind enough to explain not only what the feature do when switched on, but also what they do when they're switched off!

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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. Samsung LN40C630 Comparison
  13. Sony Bravia KDL-40W5100 Comparison
  14. Panasonic Viera TC-P42S1 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
  16. Series Comparison
  17. Photo Gallery
  18. Ratings & Specs
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