Reviews and Problems with Samsung LN40A650 / LA40A650
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Samsung LN40A650 40" LCD HDTV Review
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...
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 ferr...
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...
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.
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
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