TCL L40FHDP60 (40 inches)
Around $300 and a decent picture? Bigger is always better for TVs, and the extra screen space compared with similarly priced 32-inch sets makes all the difference.
The good: The incredibly inexpensive TCL L40FHDP60 40-inch LCD TV offers deeper blacks and better shadow detail than I expect at this price. Colors are bold and well-saturated. The TV boasts decent off-axis viewing and its picture holds up well in a bright room.
The bad: Colors have a blue tinge that cannot be cured by the paltry adjustments possible. Some shadow detail can become crushed and the TV's brightness isn't uniform across its screen.
The bottom line: Entirely acceptable picture quality makes the TCL L40FHDP60 a dirt-cheap LCD TV done right.
October 31, 2012 9:47 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Ty Pendlebury, David Katzmaier
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