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Samsung LN40A550 / LE40A550 / LA40A550

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Samsung LN40A550

The Samsung LN40A550 is a 40-inch Full HD LCD HDTV 1080p ready technology with a fast 5 ms response rate with a new high-speed liquid crystal that produces smooth-motion scenes for sports and action movies, a dynamic contrast ratio of 30,000:1 makes for deep blacks and crisp lines, Samsung’s Digital Natural Image Engine (DNIe), Samsung’s Super Patterned Vertical Alignment (SPVA), equipped with Wide Colour Enhancer technology and uses A2 / NiCAM plus the SRS Trusurround Sound effect…

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Samsung LN40A550

The Samsung LN40A550 is a 40-inch Full HD LCD HDTV 1080p ready technology with a fast 5 ms response rate with a new high-speed liquid crystal that produces smooth-motion scenes for sports and action movies, a dynamic contrast ratio of 30,000:1 makes for deep blacks and crisp lines, Samsung’s Digital Natural Image Engine (DNIe), Samsung’s Super Patterned Vertical Alignment (SPVA), equipped with Wide Colour Enhancer technology and uses A2 / NiCAM plus the SRS Trusurround Sound effect system.

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The Samsung LN40A550 features a 40-inch TFT LCD HDTV active matrix with image aspect ratio of 16:9, 178-degree viewing angle from all four axes with Super Patterned Vertical Alignment and Wide Colour Enhancer technology along with Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) that offers a wider colour range. Its picture processing comes from the latest incarnation of Samsung's Digital Natural Image engine processing called the DNIe, which offers improved processing for boosting black levels, detail levels, colour response and motion handling. The Samsung LN40A550 also includes three HDMI inputs (version1.3 specification) with Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) and USB 2.0 compatible. In terms of sound features, the LN40A550 incorporates the SRS Trusurround XT audio Sound effect system plus high-quality virtual surround sound with two hidden, downward-firing side-mounted 2.2-channel dome speakers built into the TV. The Samsung LN40A550 measures at 39.2-inch (width), 27-inch (height) and 11.8-inch (depth), and 61.5 pounds (weight) including stand. Other feature includes trilingual on-screen displays in English, Spanish or French, newly redesigned Wheel Key remote control, offers stereo broadcast reception for MTS and SAP with 181-channel capacity and a sound leveller keeps audio volume consistent during channel changing, plus Picture-In-Picture function which display images on the screen along with a small picture from the TV which enables convenient simultaneous viewing of TV programs and video or PC sources. The device also has a sleep timer, USB input (4 PIN USB Type A - “WISELINK”), two component, two A/V, compatible with Auto-Wallmount, 1 15-pin VGA PC input, RF antenna inputs, 1 S-Video input, and one headphones (mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm).

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