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7.2 out of 10

Samsung LN40A650 / LA40A650

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Samsung LN40A650 40" LCD HDTV Review

ModSynergy
23 July 2009
  • Conclusion: The Samsung LN40A650 LCD is not terribly different from the Samsung PN50A650 plasma.  In fact they are identical in almost every regard but there were differences that were seen.  Some of these differences were minor cosmetic changes, the positioning of internal speakers, the addition of a fan, but the major differences came during operation and how the HDTV handled motion and the “feel” of the picture.
  • Pros: Picture quality is top-notch, White balance/color seemed to look a tad better, Beautiful Touch of Color, ATSC tuner is great, Anti-reflective coating is good, Good amount of features like WiseLink and Info-Link, Swiveling stand, Independent picture settings for each input, Bundle of ferrite cores and mounting gear, Illuminated remote, Better sounding audio than PN50A650 because of positioning, The rear of the HDTV is now glossy black, instead of boring mat...
  • Cons: Switching video sources needs improving, Channel list shouldn’t be erased after scanning, just add new channels onto existing, Anti-reflective coating doesn’t fully eliminate reflections in bright conditions, PIP is somewhat useless for me, LCD clouding, LCD backlight bleeding, Bad viewing angles. Color accuracy changes.
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Samsung LN40A650 1080p HDTV with InfoLink

BCCHardware
21 May 2009
  • Summary: While some panels - both in LCD monitors and TVs have issues keeping color uniform when viewing from different angles, the viewing angle on the LN40A650 claims to be a nice broad 178° both horizontal and vertical.  While many other displays I've used do indeed produce some sort of picture at these angles, the quality of the image is less that ideal - much less.  Take a look below at the viewing angle shots from a frame from the Transformers movie.
  • Pros: 120Hz Auto Motion Plus, Good contrast ratio - thanks to good blacks, Lots of inputs, Vivid picture and good sound
  • Cons: Slow power on sequence, Color boosted to unrealistic levels by default, Computer connected text is a bit fuzzy
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Overall 9
8.7

Samsung LN40A650A 40-inch LCD HDTV Review

PCStats
11 March 2009
  • Summary: Samsung are a well know brand in the HDTV arena, and today PCSTATS is testing one of its mid-sized 40" widescreen LCD displays that goes by the call letters LN40A650A.
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Overall 8
8.0

Deep red full HD LCD TV

Good Gear Guide.au
18 May 2009
  • Summary: While the image can be a little noisy at times, the incredible blacks and great contrast ratio, along with the speedy refresh rate, make the Samsung LA40A650 one of the better full HD LCDs on the market.
  • Pros: Great contrast, excellent motion rendering, accurate colours, well-implemented 100Hz mode
  • Cons: Some noise in the image, a little oversharpening on text, glossy finish
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