TCL L40FHDP60 picture settings

by tpendlebury CNET staff - 10/9/12 1:55 PM


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Calibration report using these settings:

TV software/firmware version tested: V8-0RSC809-LF1R008

Below you'll find the settings I found best for viewing the TCL L40FHDP60 in a dim room via the HDMI input. Your settings may vary depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the Picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.

Calibration notes: The TCL's best initial setting, entitled "Cinematic," was exceedingly blue and too bright. Changing any of the sparse picture parameters engaged the Personal mode, so I used that to make my adjustments. The highest of the numeric color temperature presets, "2," got rid of a lot of the blue but also allowed a lot to remain. I tweaked the settings I could but color was still quite inaccurate afterward.

The trade-off here was between the primaries and the secondaries. Making the secondary colors look good made the primaries look terrible -- too red. The settings I settled upon were designed to minimize red discoloration.

-Picture menu
Picture preset: Personal (Cinematic)
Brightness: 56
Contrast: 80
Sharpness: 0

--Expert settings submenu
Backlight: 29
Color: 27
Tint: 3
Color Temperature: 2

--Advanced Settings submenu
Dynamic Backlight: Off
Noise Reduction: Low
Picture menu
Picture preset: Personal (Cinematic)
Brightness: 56
Contrast: 80
Sharpness: 0

Note: This post was edited by its original author Added report on 11/09/2012 at 2:45 PM PT