TCL L40FHDP60 picture settings

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

Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/tcl-l40fhdp60/4505-6482_7-35454675.html

Related products:
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Calibration report using these settings:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/109646966/TCL-L40FHDP60

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.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9996461-1.html

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
SABC: Off
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