Reviews and Problems with Samsung LN55A950 / LA55A950
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Good while it lasted
10 April 2013
Summary: I purchased this tv in 2009, and was extremely pleased with the picture quality. However, 4 years later the display failed, and Samsung authorized repair quoted in excess of $2000 to replace it. Online research revealed numerous instances of premature display failures of Samsung LCD sets.
Summary: I have owned this Samsung model for about 1 year now. I really took my time in buying an HDTV. At first I was set on a Sharp. The images looked great, and the price was ok, so-so. I even compared screens at a local big-box store. My selection grew to include Samsung and Sony.
Summary: I spent 2 years holding back until i found a TV worth the money... and it is this TV. NOTHING compares to the picture quality of Local Dimming and Scanning LED BACKlit LCD displays. No Sidelit, or CCFL can match the quality... and personally I think this model beats the XBR8 and the New LGx.
Summary: I've wanted a High Def TV for several years and wanted to replace a CRT in the bedroom and living room. I spent way to many hours reviewing TV's online and in stores but decided to take the plunge for the bedroom needs first.
Summary: One of the best HD-TV sets on the market (if not the best) with top of the line auto motion plus 120Hz and an amazing 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Its sleek design is impressive as is its astounding picture. Full 1080p HD videos look better on this unit than on any other HD-TV.
Great LCD with Hi Tech Features (but 3 year life!)
D. Frost, Amazon
21 February 2009
Summary: UPDATE: Yet another high-end TV with a short life! I have had this TV for only 3 years and its pannel is "broken". Dark lines every 5 or six pixels going left to right. I had a certified tech check the TV out only to tell me it was the panel and it would require a replacement.
Summary: I did recently purchase the Samsung LN55A950 and must say it has been a remarkable TV. I rarely write reviews on anything. I don't love LCD or hate plasma. I have no desire to persuade anyone to buy this TV. I am just a guy who ditched a 20-year-old Trinitron because it was, well, time.
Summary: Hi, Got my Samsung a950 recently, and its an exceptional TV. Fantastic picture and sound. Had a question on the settings...the Movie mode is the worst. Too dark. The Dynamic is too bright and colors too saturated. I tried to lower the backlight and contrast for Dynamic, but still didn't feel right.
Summary: Final Update:03/17/09 I have had the second TV for almost two months now. I do believe that later firmware update improved the TVs viewing, at least from my view point. The first TV the back lighting was not optimized and I found that all of the darker sences from Dark Knight sort of blended...
Summary: We bought the Samsung LN55A950 and the LN46A650 at the same time - one for the family room and the other for the bedroom. Side-by-side, the difference is very noticeable. Even though I set the image parameters the same on both sets, the colors on the 950 are definitely more vivid.