by tpendlebury CNET staff - 6/20/13 2:19 PM


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Calibration report using these settings:

TV software/firmware version tested: V8-M339301-LF1V029

Below you'll find the settings I found best for viewing the TCL LE58FHD3010 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: Prior to any adjustment the "best" picture setting on the TCL, Cinematic, was still terrible, with an exceedingly plus-blue grayscale, bright gamma and highy inaccurate color.

Despite the lack of few adjustments I was able to improve image quite a bit. In its favor the TV has a highly accurate Warm picture preset, so its color temperature was very good. On the other hand gamma was very light, which spoiled the overall grayscale despite the solid color temperature, and I had to severely desaturate the image to get color to somewhat respectable error levels. The lack of gamma presets didn't help, and neither did an inexplicably grayed-out Tint control.

Picture mode: Personal
Brightness: 47
Contrast: 45
Saturation: 32
Sharpness: 0
Tint: [grayed out at 50]
Color Mode: Warm
Back Light: 47
Dynamic Backlight: Off
Dynamic LIght Sensor: Off
Geometry: [grayed out]

Advanced menu
Zoom mode: No Overscan
3DNR: [grayed out at Medium]
Film Mode: Off
MEMC Mode: Off
Demo Mode: [grayed out at off]

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