RB40F1 : the television Direct-LED from RCA

What is the new RCA RB40F1 worth ?

RCA unveils a new model equipped with all the current expected sophistications, the RB40F1.
In its 40 inches model , this television offers a definition dedicated to the pictures treatment.
In spite of this size, the rendering and the picture result are good, without a doubt by means of the technology used .
This television is delivered with a  Full HD resolution.  It could be said that this model gathers all the expected characteristics. Whether we consider its aesthetics or its size, the engineers of RCA have developed a television admittedly a middle-range one, but a quality one anyway.
Through our review today, you will understand why the RCA RB40F1 is ranked among the best TVs of the moment.

The design of the RCA RB40F1

The RCA RB40F1 with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
The design of the RCA RB40F1 is largely inspired by the other models in the F1 series.
A product that is correct in view of its price. A sleek but effective design. It has the potential to compete with other TV sets on the market.
The RB40F1 is rather flat.
With a size of 40 inches, As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Equipped with a double base, RCA has chosen security. The TV holds well, nothing moves thanks to this system. And whatever the price of the RB40F1, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.
A noteworthy innovation for this model is the use of the Slim Design technology.
In short, the RCA has really succeeded the design aspect of this TV, which does not go unnoticed no matter where it is installed. If when turned off it has such an effect, the sensations take on a whole new dimension when the screen of the RCA RB40F1 is revealed.

The screen of the RCA RB40F1

The RCA has a correct and well-calibrated image quality, but you have to do with a limited native contrast that is suitable for daytime viewing; forget about home theater programs in the dark.
With this new model, RCA confirms one of its technological choices. 
With regard to the display, the company proposes a Full HD resolution. Which is already above the average resolution of the range.
With a screen size of 40 inches, this RB40F1 is among the most models in its category.Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
RCA chooses a frequency of 60 Hz, this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
Finally, RCA has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Full HD image quality .
In conclusion on the display, with the RB40F1 RCA makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

TV sound presentation RCA RB40F1

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with two baffles with 8 W at output.

The sound quality of this TV is average. Don’t push the volume too hard, you’d be disappointed.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set RCA RB40F1

A detail is to be taken into account in the decision to purchase this RB40F1 RCA: there is no smart TV. Good or bad news, I can’t say. Anyway, for those who would like this TV and this feature, you know what to do: buy a TV-Box in addition.

RB40F1 from RCA – Its connectivity

As for the connectivity aspect on RCA RB40F1, it provides you with sufficient elements.
Thanks to its above-average number of connections, this TV is very generous.

This model has a total of 10 connections, not too bad. Almost all the devices in your home can be connected: the box, the game console, a multimedia server, and many other devices, in addition to your DVD or Blu-ray player.

In the end, this TV provides you with the following features:
1 USB port, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 audio input, 1 headphone socket, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

RB40F1 from RCA – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 78.4 cm x 50.6 cm x 13 cm
Screen size in inches 40
Screen resolution Full HD
Display system Direct-LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 8
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 1
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Composite Input (Video) Yes
Power consumption 74 W

Our conclusion on the RCA RB40F1

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
Negative point on this RB40F1 is the absence of smart tv. It’s surprising in this day and age. But since we’re in a low-end product, why not.
However, it is not the resolution that we expect from this television set. Indeed, the big advantage will be found in a very competitive price. Here, you will have a TV that displays all your video sources correctly and allows you to enjoy a very well defined picture in all circumstances.

From this new RCA we can retain 3 positive points:
the sound power, the display frequency, the screen size.