Reviews and Problems with Samsung LN40A650 / LA40A650
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The Samsung Touch of Color has great picture at a great price!
21 June 2009
Excerpt: When we (finally!) got rid of our old cathode ray television, I was expected a nicer picture, but I was (and still am) amazed at the incredible picture we get on our new Samsung Touch of Color. We chose the middle range for picture speed and, honestly, I can't tell a difference between that and the higher speed picture. Most people can't, according to the sales associate we talked to, so we went with the less expensive, but just as good option.
Excerpt: We purchased a Samsung LN40A650 40 inch 1080p HDTV from Amazon 2 years ago and we absolutely love this TV. It has a crisp and very vivid picture. You do need to crank the volume up when you are watching a DVD but we do not have a sound system and the cabinet scratches easily but the screen has help up to many finger prints from children and it is easy to clean. I would definitely recommend this TV. Reviewer received a sample of this product.
Summary: I purchased this TV after a long period of study and consideration of LCD versus Plasma. Since the room this TV is in has one wall of glass and therefore a lot of light, I choose the LCD. I chose the brand based on Consumer Reports rating. I am very happy with the TV, operation, and picture. I plugged the Ethernet cable in and the TV found the network with no problem. Delivery was great. I live in the wilderness 3/4 of a mile off a paved road.
Summary: Bought this TV four months ago after doing months and months of research. Finally decided that for the money, Samsung's 650 series offered the best in terms of contrast ratios, response times, 120Hz options, and just plain looking amazing. And I have not been disappointed. Delivery: Got the white glove service and they were able to deliver within 3 days of my purchase even after normal business hours.
Summary: We bought the Samsung LN40A650 for the following reasons: 1. The reviews said the overall picture quality was very, very good. We agree. The picture is stunning in high definition and very good in standard definition. We don't have a blu-ray player but regular dvd's render well. Blacks are quite black and colors are both realistic and vibrant. 2.
Summary: Fantastic picture. It has more connections than I will ever use. It also has a set of touch sensitive buttons on the right hand side that allows you to do everything that you can do with the remote. Amazon gave me two years interest free financing. I used the "Cheetah Mounts APTMMB Tilt Wall Mount for 32"-55" Plasma and LCD Displays" ($29.99) to mount it on the wall.
Summary: I purchased the Samsung 40a650 on December 9 from Amazon for my bedroom. It has been a little over a month and these are my initial impressions. I should start out by saying that this is the fourth Samsung flat-panel I have bought in maybe 3 years. I used to be an LCD guy when I initially bought the Samsung LNS3251D as my first HDTV. I then bought the Samsung 5084 plasma. That set changed me into a plasma guy. It has spoiled me and I love everything about it.
Summary: Even at it's current price it is an amazing television. The Samsung 650A should be on anybody's short list. When the price comes down I may have to buy another one within a year or two. Be sure to check the video settings of your set before you settle down to watch your favorite movie. I've found that the Dynamic setting without any of the "cool" color settings works best for my taste. Rich blacks and vivid colors along with brilliant whites... very nice.
An incredible HDTV and great purchasing experience
W. Hutchins, Amazon
6 December 2008
Summary: Samsung LN40A650 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV with RED Touch of Color I researched this LCD TV by going to a brick and mortar and looking at all the TVs side-by-side. This was an enlightening experience. Of the 10 or 15 different brands available, Sony, Samsung and LG stood out as the clear front-runners. Additionally, the difference between the 60Hz and 120Hz was striking. Fast action is incredibly clear and scrolling text is readable.
Summary: I've had this TV for about a week. Amazon free shipping delivered in under a week to my CA address. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. SD TV looks only okay, but that's to be expected. (Curiously, I get a better SD picture using the COAX cable, than through the HDMI). The HD picture is superb. (Through cheapo HDMI cables found on Amazon - forget the $50 ones they push in stores) Razor sharp definition.