what is the difference between this and the LE40A656A ?
Amazon Customer, Amazon
2 February 2009
Summary: I bought the LE40A656A a few months ago and can't see any difference between my TV and this one considering the additional cost. Can someone please explain what you get for the extra cost as I find my LE40A656A superb except for the sound which is no more than average.
Summary: Bottom line is nothing else even comes close. Everyone else is saying it's an excellent picture and I really feel they're understating it. I'd suggest you look at it in a store like i did and compare it others-it's unbelievable. Sound sucks pretty bad, like you have it under your pillow. I have my cable box hooked up directly to my surround system and it totally bypasses the tv, and it sounds like God.
Summary: Q. In one word, summerise the quality of the product and level of service recieved. A. "SuperAwesome" Honestly, I've been looking dilligently at the LCD/Plasma market for quite some time and I can say, with some confidence that this is well worth anyone's hard earned cash Delivery of the unit was bang on time and in pristine condition. The unit is very light by comparison to other LCD/Plasma TV's only 35kg.
Summary: I have owned this Samsung TV for three months upgrading from a 32" 720p LCD TV. The TV looks amazing with the dark red crystal surround.The picture quality continues to amaze me with absolute clarity and definition.I have no hesitation in saying that it is one of the best looking TV's available and the quality is every bit as good as the looks.I can thoroughly recommend it.
Summary: I did a lot of research on the web before buying this LCD TV, my first HD TV by the way. I ended up with 3 possible choice for a full hd tv: - 42in plasma from Panasonic TH42PZ80B. Amazing picture, no 100 Hz technology, high power consumption(~400 W), and reasonable price tag. - 40in lcd from Sony KDL40W4000. Amazing picture, no 100 Hz technology, low power consumption (~200 W), higher price tag. - 40in lcd from Samsung LE40A656A.
Summary: Was in the market for a new LCD and it came down to this and a Sony 40W4000. Now Sony normally gets the nod based on past purchases and its always been my fav TV brand. However on paper the Samsung looked strong, particularly with the 100hz feature, for this, on a Sony you'll pay a lot more. In store the Sonys a cracking piece of kit but side by side the Samsung looks so much slicker, the slimmer, rounded bezel and the rose tint really work. So its now sat in my lounge.
Summary: [Review of Model no. LE40A656A1FXXU.] Having owned an excellent Samsung 32" (LE32N73BDX) for the past year or so, I decided to upgrade my old tube TV to this 1080p model. So far I have very positive first impressions of my new machine. Right out the box, the elegant ebony and red-tinted design hits you: the cliché about hi-def TVs adding style to any living room has never been more true than here.
Summary: A real quality LCD tv with a wonderfully understated design. There are no physical buttons on the bezel. Instead Power, volume, channel control are handled by a touch interface (it's the future) on the bottom right hand corner. The black levels on the tv are slightly better than the new Sony W4000 series tv's, which makes it one of the best on LCD tvs in comparison to other brands.
Summary: I bought this TV to replace my Sony Bravia KDL-V32A12. What an amazing TV. The 4 HDMI slots are great as is the WISELINK feature. The picture is simply stunning through a HD input and is excellent via the built in DTV Tuner or normal SKY TV input. Game play is amazing as is watching Blue Ray Discs. All in all I am very pleased with it and would definitely recommend it.