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Samsung LN55A950 Review – 55-inch LCD HDTV

Originally Reviewed on October 1st, 2008

Review of Samsung LN55A950: 55” 1080p LCD HDTV

The latest offering from the Samsung digital group is the new high-end LCD HDTV LN55A950 of the 950 series featuring Auto Motion Plus 120Hz, LED backlighting and 1080p resolution, technology.

The revolutionary Touch of Color design on the Samsung Series 9, which is now becoming a trademark for Samsung adds to the sleek and stunning look of the LN55A950 TV blended into the traditional piano black frame. Its LED backlight local dimming with a 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio does an excellent job of redefining the movie watching experience specially in very bright or dark scenes.

The Samsung LN55A950 is the best bet if you want to customize your LCD TV at your will. Your favorite action-packed movies and sports now have real definition thanks to the Auto Motion Plus 120Hz technology available in this Samsung series. For an overall theater viewing experience this unit is also supported by the clear panel technology.

With its array of features and components the Samsung LN55A950 is a little pricey at $4,999.99. As with most new models, this price will drop over time.
Samsung LN55A950

Samsung LN55A950 Features & Specifications Review:

Video:
Screen Size: 55 inch
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Resolution: 1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 1,000,000:1
Viewing Angle: 178º/178º
Response Time: 4 ms
Native Resolution: 1080p

Audio:
Sound Effect System: SRS TruSurround
Sound Output (RMS): 15 W x 2

Input & Output (Side):
HDMI: 1
Composite (AV):1
S-Video: 1
Headphone: 1

Input & Output (Back):
HDMI: 3
Composite (AV):1
PC input (D-sub):1
Component(Y/Pb/Pr):2

Features:
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Infolink: Yes
Price: $4,999.99

System:
Tuners: NTSC/ATSC

Dimension:
Set size (WxHxD) with stand: 53.7″ x 34.7″ x 13.3″
Set size (WxHxD) without stand: 53.7″ x 32.3″ x 4.4″
Package size (WxHxD):58.7″ x 40.1″ x 18.1″

Weight:
Set weight with stand: 91.3 lbs
Set weight without stand: 80 lbs
Package weight: 112 lbs


The Samsung LN55A950 TV’s have a built-in flash drive with HD-quality WiseLink Pro which grants access to digital photos, music and videos. You can also access the internet for RSS feeds of news, weather and stocks from USA Today through the InfoLink included in this high-end TV. This LCD TV also supports an extensive content library, for stuff like fitness workouts, educational games for children as well as food recipes.

The Auto Motion Plus 120Hz feature of the Samsung series does the job of eliminating any motion blur and creates smooth and lucid pictures, which great viewing for hours together. Samsung LN55A950 also has the ability to dim certain segments of the screen while others remain bright. Check out this model for improved color, contrast, performance levels and energy consumption.

If you are looking for the latest and greatest high-end LCD HDTV, Samsung should be at the top of your list. However, this TV is probably out of range for most shoppers.

HDTVUniverse.com gives Samsung LN55A950 9/10 stars!

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