Reviews and Problems with Samsung LN40B650 / LE40B650 / LA40B650
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6 February 2013
Summary: I purchased this tv in August 2009 for 1200 at Sears. Did a lot of research before handing over my hard earned money. I have to say that I could not have made a better purchase. Still today I look at my friends and family members that are purchasing the LED's and my picture still blows them out of the water. Best money ever spent!
Summary: Be cautious if considering a Samsung LCD TV. I paid $1600 for this model in 2008 thinking I was buying quality (based in large part on reviews read here and on other sites). Barely 4 years after purchasing, the LCD panel is failing. Colored vertical lines appear all over the screen. This is not a one off problem. After researching this on the web, I discovered a systemic problem reported by thousands of owners of many different Samsung LCD and LED TV models.
Summary: This is a great TV. I agree with the other posters about quality, look, etc. I also agree that the one BIG FLAW with the TV is that you cannot just dial in a station. We still have "rabbit ears" (yes, it's low tech and ridiculous, but we use the TV mostly for movies and don't watch a lot) and so the antenna has to be in the perfect position then you have to scan to hopefully pick up all the stations.
Summary: I originally bought the LN A650. I would delete channels, but they would not stay deleted. After a month of communicating with Samsung, they arranged a repairman to inspect it. He claimed it needed a new "brain". It was the last time I saw him. He was going to order a new brain but would not return my calls, nor the calls by Samsung. Samsung eventually sent me a replacement tv...a LN B650 (which was the newer model).
Summary: This is our first flat screen TV (got tired of waiting for our old tube TV to die). Very happy with the picture quality, and the TV was pretty simple and quick to setup. Connected an Apple TV box. Makes it very easy to watch Netflix streaming. The TV comes with software for sending video and images from a PC to the TV, but that software only runs on a PC.
Summary: I bought this Samsung LN40B650 back in March of 2009 after researching other comparable TV sets and reading the very positive reviews. I primarily used this TV for playing PS3 games and watching NFL games on Sundays. Last month after only a year and 11 months of use the TV would not turn on. The red stand by light now blinks continuously in 8 seconds intervals and in rapid succession whenever I try using the remote.
Summary: My husband researched televisions for weeks before deciding on purchasing the ($1300) Samsung from Amazon for our place down south. The set was wonderful. The picture was great and we thoroughly enjoyed it for the six months a year we used it. Now, here we are, 18 months later and out of warranty, with what my husband calls our "$1300 anchor" and the set will cost almost as much to fix as a new one is to buy at today's prices.
Summary: I chose Samsung because I loved the picture quality; which is still unsurpassed in the marketplace, at least in 2009. A year and a half later, my Samsung TV buzzes each time I press the power on key. Turning it off sometimes gets rid of the buzzing. The Samsung support though is terrible. They list an 800 number for technical support; once you dial it though, guess what products are excluded from phone support? You guessed it -- ALL HD TV's!
Summary: I agree with all of the other reviewers regarding picture quality. Better picture than comparable Sony models in my opinion. But I think it's lame that the audio out signal cannot be controled by the TV's remote control. So you have to use the TV remote for everything except the volume control if you're using external speakers. The volume for your external speakers must be controlled by the external sound system's remote.
Summary: We bought one about 17 months ago and the TV has worked great and the picture quality is fantastic. We have it hooked up to a rooftop antenna. People that come to visit us comment on how much better the picture is, than their own TV. I would definitely recommend the LN40B650.