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The RCA L40HD33D model is a mid-grade 40" LCD HDTV that is the only model included in the RCA L 33D series of televisions.

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The RCA L40HD33D model is a mid-grade 40" LCD HDTV that is the only model included in the RCA L 33D series of televisions. It features full 1080i HD quality support with a native resolution of 1366 x 768; it also supports 720p, 480i and 480p formats. The RCA L40HD33D body is encompassed in a professional matte black finish; and comes pre-mounted on a fixed stand with adjustable swivel support. The entire weight of the television, including the stand, is 59.5 lbs; it has a much lighter weight than more traditional projection television models making it much easier to position and move; the flat panel design also allows wall mount support without the stand. The RCA L40HD33D model television also features an aspect ratio of 16:9, with a panel contrast ratio of 3000:1 and a brightness of 450 cd/m2. A combined 8ms response time 8 bit, bit depth and EN-V video processing technology ensures a high quality video display at all times even with a standard coaxial input. The biggest feature included in the RCA L40HD33D model television is the built-in DVD player with a side panel disc tray. It includes integrated support for DVD, and DVD-R/RW video formats. The RCA L40HD33D television includes additional video features such as adjustable color temperatures, a fully adjustable picture control with various settings, format control, a dynamic light sensor for anti-glare support, a 3D/YC comb filter, full HD deinterlacing for HD upscaling of standard formats, a reverse 3:2 aspect ratio pull down (film mode), and full 3D noise reduction support. The RCA L40HD33D model also features specially equipped audio support that is output through two 8 channel front speakers. The audio is fully processed with SRS premium sound support, and includes Dolby sound processing support, MTS stereo broadcast support, an equalizer, and treble, bass, balance, volume, and mute controls all included on the remote. Additional RCA L40HD33D convenience options include a program guide, a one-touch auto tune feature, english french and spanish multi-lingual on screen display options, closed caption support, V-chip parental control support, a sleep timer, and PC compatibility via the RGB and DVI inputs.

  • Full 1080i HD support with additional support for 720p, 480i and 480p formats
  • Built-in DVD player with side panel disc tray; DVD, and DVD-R/RW video format support and CD, CD-DA, CD-R/RW CD format support
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 3000: 1 contrast ratio
  • Brightness of 450 cd/m2
  • 8ms response time with bit depth of 8 bit
  • Professional matte black body finish
  • Weight: 59.5 lbs


Television Inputs
  • Rear
    • RF/ Coaxial (ATSC/NTSC)
    • Composite video x 2; composite audio (L/R) x 2
    • RGB x 1; RGB audio (L/R) x 1
    • Component (YCrCb/YPrPb) x 2; Component audio (L/R) x 2
    • HDMI x 2 (V 1.3)
    • DVI audio (L/R) x 1
    • SPDIF Digital audio output x 1 (coaxial)
  • Side
    • Integrated DVD player
    • Panel Buttons: Play/Pause, Stop, Forward, Rewind, Eject


Features Common to the RCA L 33D Series Televisions
  • Energy Star Compliance: Protects the environment by conserving total energy (Version 3.0)
  • EN-V video processing technology
  • SRS and Dolby sound processing support
  • Built-in DVD player
  • HD deinterlacing
  • 3D Noise reduction support

EN-V Technology- (Enhanced Natural Vision) specifically enhanced to provide quality resolution and contrast; designed to be like the more advanced ARC2 technology with a lower total cost.


Similar Models

The naming convention for the L 32D series models: RCA LXXHD32D. Where the "xx" is replaced by the size of the set.

  • RCA L22HD32D | 22"- September, 2003
  • RCA L26HD32D | 26"- September, 2003
  • RCA L32HD32D | 32"- September, 2003
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