Summary: We took delivery of this TV in Jan '08 and were thrilled at the low price on Amazon (plus free shipping) after much window shopping and price comparison. It worked great! Then a few months ago, black patches started to appear on the screen in random places. it happened when the DVD player was on, too. I searched online and found posts by people experiencing the same thing. I called Samsung and basically, since the warranty was up, I was on my own.
Have only good things to say about the SAMSUNG A450 TV.
2 August 2011
Summary: I am not an electronics expert, but I have only good things to say about this SAMSUNG TV. It was a toss up as to whether to get the A450 or the C350, which is a newer model. However, for the savings, I decided on the A450 and am extremely satisfied. Any criticism about the sound quality is being picky - unless you want to add periphals that require superior sound quality. I have it in the bedroom, so it is perfect for me.
Summary: This TV has a great high definition picture, not so much on digital channels that are not HD. I paid around $400 for this TV and use it in my kitchen. I would not pay that now for it since prices have come down. Probably would go with the 450 model on such a small TV, no real reason to spend the extra for the 650 and higher unless the Touch of color appeals to you.
Summary: I was initially disappointed with the reception on this tv. I was using cheap rabbit ears and couldn't get all the channels. Thinking the problem might be with the antenna, I just bought a new one yesterday and I am getting more channel than I need and I am very pleased!
Summary: Got this as an open-box item through Warehouse Deals which worked out completely well. The TV has, as others noted, a good picture and unimpressive sound; plenty loud, but tinny. But for a kitchen counter, it works, it set up rapidly and looks good whether on or off. And in the DTV channel era now here, the set is finding some very interesting channels being delivered by cable that I hadn't seen before.
Summary: We love this television--it has a great picture. We purchased it for our bedroom to use as our wakeup alarm. You can set the tv to come on at a certain time to a particular channel. Money well spent!
Summary: The image quality is excellent, but the audio is not very good, even after using menu adjustment of the audio. I bought two small, inexpensive, speakers to stand alongside the TV but have not yet tried them.
Summary: This was a perfect replacement for the old 13 inch CRT TV we had in the kitchen. It's compact and lightweight with a great HDTV picture off our amplified attic antenna. We're at least 20 miles from most stations and 60 miles from some (Batavia, Ohio not Detroit for this TV).
Summary: I am very proud of this purchase. It is the perfect size for my bedroom. The picture is great. The only thing I don't like is the plastic base. It looks a bit cheap. But, other than that, I have no complaints.