Reviews and Problems with Samsung LN55A950 / LA55A950
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Good picture -- Bad service
18 July 2009
Summary: Samsung's e-mail support is a joke. I sent 2 separate e-mails and waited weeks for a reply. The reader apparently did not speak English since the answers did not fit the questions. I am getting scared since the picture is starting to freeze-up occasionally and the warranty is running out; and their service is notoriously bad. I consider the controls clumsy and confusing and not as good as my 11 year old Hitachi.
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. Toshiba and Vizio are playing Catchup right now, but i doubt they will reach the pinnacle that Samsung has with this 55A950. Get this at the great price while you still can...
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. I had the choice boiled down to 3 sets, the Sony 40W4100, 40XBR4 and the Samsung LN40A650. Ultimately I pikced the samsung and have not regretted the choice.
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. Out of the box the first thing you notice about this set is its stylish design, the "Touch of Color" red that accompanies the edges of its frame compliment its glossy black exterior.
Summary: This is my second Samsung TV and I am very happy with this purchase. Sure its a pricey TV but its also loaded with great features, tons of settings, and the latest LED backlight technology which provides black level that takes LCDs into Plasma territory without the power demands or heat of plasma. This new 55 inch takes less power than my old 40 inch LCD panel due to the smart backlight which turns down (or off) LEDs in dark areas of the displayed image.
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. When it comes to new purchases on anything I wait... wait...wait... and then buy the best I can afford.
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. The Standard seems to be the best. Can someone let me know what ideal settings they use for Standard settings (backlight, contrast, brightness etc.
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 together. That is not the case with this example.
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. You need not be a videophile to see the difference. Even when I view the 650 by itself in our bedroom, I can tell the subtle difference.
Summary: This TV is amazing. The picture is near perfect and it has the darkest blacks I have ever seen on any television. I watched The Dark Knight on Blu Ray and I was blown away by the performance of this TV compared to my old Sony LCD. One of the main complaints I have is the 120hz feature. Thankfully you can turn it off. It makes everything look fake and ruins the viewing experience.