Summary: There's much to get excited about with Samsung's 52" LN52A850S1F LCD HDTV, commonly known as the 'A850'. For starters this LCD HDTV ups the ante with the ability to play movies/music/pictures directly from a USB mass storage device or over a home network connection.
Summary: Another great TV from Samsung, the Series 8 offers the same excellent image quality and features found in its other units. However, its awkward positioning in the company's range may turn off some users who are willing to spend a little more to get the Series 9.
Pros: Impressive blacks, great colours, sharp image, lots of features, ultra-thin design
Cons: Some noticeable uniformity issues, a little detail lost in dark areas, large screen reveals more of the flaws in standard-definition footage
Conclusion: Initial Impressions Even though at this point I have only had the Samsung LN52A850 in my possession for a short amount of time, I have really come to appreciate almost everything it has to offer. Even without having the time to properly calibrate the picture to my liking, it was able to produce absolutely eye-watering images of such stunning clarity that I am now more anxious than ever to actually sit down for a few hours and tweak it to my heart’s content.