Samsung LN40A650A 40-inch LCD HDTV Review
Posted: 26 April 2010 06:31 PM     [ Ignore ]  
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If your TV is too small or too old, congratulations you’re in luck! With a glut of gigantic flat screen LCD HDTV’s hitting the streets right now, it’s never been a better time to upgrade to a wide-screen format large enough to watch High Definition in all its blazing 1080p glory. Pictures so clear you can see an actors frightening wrinkles from 30 feet away, and screens so vast that if you sit close, your entire peripheral vision is filled by twinkling pixels.

The best bit is that you no longer have to promise away your first born child, 1/5th your estate or that superfluous left arm just to get an LCD flat screen HD TV into your living room.

Manufacturers have gone into overdrive making HDTV’s, so prices are dead affordable compared to the $10,000 price tags of just 2 years prior. With the impending death of VHF/UHF Analog broadcast signals in North America, it’s also a timely move so you’ll be able to receive broadcast quality High Definition Digital TV signals, not to mention play back Blu-Ray media, game in HD and spin movies in all their digitally re-mastered HD wonderment.

Samsung are a well know brand in the HDTV arena, and today PCSTATS is testing one of its mid-sized 40” widescreen LCD displays that goes by the call letters LN40A650A. For short you may also see it referred to as the ‘650A’ LCD HDTV. The Samsung LN40A650A is a 40” LCD HDTV, part of Samsung’s 650A-series which come in several different size ranges.

The screen has a native resolution of 1080p (or 1920 x 1080 pixels), a pair of built-in 10W speakers, is 120Hz compliant and boasts no less than five HDMI inputs in addition to a variety of other connections. The LN40A650A is designed for use with high-definition content like Blu-ray movies, HDTV broadcasts and gaming consoles, but it can also use VGA or HDMI to double as a big-screen PC display. The screen works well for presentations, or collaborating on group projects in an office boardroom. While testing the 650A PCSTATS happened to do both, so check one for practical business application.