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TCL 48FS4610R (Roku TV) picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff/forum admin / August 28, 2014 1:52 AM PDT

Review:
http://www.cnet.com/products/tcl-48fs4610r-roku-tv/

Related products:
32FS4610R
40FS4610R
48FS4610R
55FS4610R

Calibration report using these settings: [see below]

TV software/firmware version tested: 6.0, build 5021


Below you'll find the settings I found best for viewing the TCL 48FS4610R 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 Roku TV's controls are so sparse that a true calibration isn't possible. I was happy to note that its best preset for a home theater environment, Movie Mode with TV Brightness set at "Darker," was decent if not spectacular. The main issue was that default black level (the numeric Brightness control, not to be confused with the five-position "TV Brightness" switch) was way too bright. I reduced it as appropriate but kept most of the other controls untouched.

I did experiment with the various TV Brightness controls--they serve to override Backlight, making the overall image brighter or darker--in search of improved gamma, but after compensating for backlight level differences there wasn't much I could do. I also tried the Normal color temperature but it was far less accurate than Warm.

Colors are off quite a bit in their default settings, but I was able to get error levels more respectable by desaturating the image quite a bit. Cyan was the worst, and of course impossible to fix with the paltry controls.

-- Options menu

TV brightness: Darker
Picture mode: Movie
[other settings not relevant]

-- Advanced picture settings menu

Picture Mode: Movie
Backlight: 81
Brightness: 50
Contrast: 80
Sharpness: 0
Color: 40
Tint: 0
Color temperature: Warm
Picture size: Direct
Game mode: Off

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Roku tv + Xbox One
by red2k15 / January 9, 2015 11:11 AM PST

If you like a cinematic experience on gaming you need to try this settings.
First, put your Xbox on 32bit (color depth)
Second go to advance picture settings on your Rokutv and select Sports settings.
Then enter this settings.

TV brightness Brighter
Backlight 50
Brightest 42
Contrast 67
Sharpness 42
Color 44
Tint +2
Color temperature Cool
Picture size Direct
Game mode On

Remember it's important set the gameplay settings on your games to get better results. This setting was designed for increase the realism on your gameplay. Enjoy your new settings ! Note i didn't try on PS4 but i think isn't going to work properly.

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Best picture settings for TCL 55FS4610R for watching sports
by legercb / May 26, 2015 9:48 PM PDT

What are the best settings for reducing motion blur when watching sports?

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What about 48FS4610 without the R?)
by bdavis280 / June 19, 2015 3:35 PM PDT

So, in the review it basically states that 48FS4610R and 48FS4610 are the same, but I have a 48FS4610R and can not find all of these settings, so at the very least, the picture settings have changed from 48FS4610R to 48FS4610.

Here are my options (and what I'm currently using):

Picture mode: Personal
Brightness: 47
Contrast: 65
Saturation 60
Sharpness: 42
Tint: 58
Color mode: Warm
Back light: 75
Dynamic backlight: Off

Advanced

Zoom mode: Normal
3DNR: Medium (and grayed out)
Film mode: On (couldn't notice a difference with this on or off)

And that's it for picture settings. There are some preset picture modes, but if you deviate from any of them it switches to "personal".

Hopefully, 1) this helps someone else (although I have no idea if my settings are accurate or good or anything - it is just what looks good to after messing around with it for 15 minutes, and 2) some feedback on this vs the 48FS4610R would be appreciated.

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