Samsung Series 8 LN52A860: 52″ LCD TV

Samsung Series 8 LN52A860 Specifications

Display: 52″ Wide TFT LCD Ultra Clear Panel
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio: 50,000:1 (Dynamic)
Response Time: 4ms
Frequency: 120Hz Auto Motion Plus
Video Processing: DNIe Pro
Speakers: 10W x 2 with Integrated Woofer, SRS TruSurround XT
Connectivity: InfoLink, WiseLink (MPEG4, XviD, MP3, JPEG), DLNA, HDMI 1.3 CEC (4), USB 2.0 (2, WiseLink), Component (2), S-Video, Composite (2), VGA, Ethernet (InfoLink and DLNA only)
Tuner: NTSC / ATSC / Clear QAM
Other: Energy Star
Price: $3499.99

Samsung Series 8 LN52A860: 52

Samsung‘s Series 8 LN52A860 is a 52″ 1080p LCD TV with a lot of great features going for it. But before we get into the features, I would like to highlight one unique feature of the LN52A860: the 52″ LCD TV sports Samsung’s Touch of Color design them, but up until now they have all been ‘Rose’ accents. With the LN52A860 (and the smaller LN46A860), the color has changed to ‘Deep Blue’. I wonder what would be next… But for now, on with the exciting features.

The LN52A860 has a slim and narrow bezel (1.9″ maximum depth) like all the latest LCD TVs. The dynamic contrast ratio of 50,000:1 is significantly less than the Series 9 LCD TVs with 1,000,000:1, but still should generate some contrasty images. Speaking of images, you can simply insert a USB stick with MPEG4, XviD, or JPEG files and the LN52A860 will be able to recognize them and play them back, thanks to the WiseLink technology. InfoLink is a neat feature that is powered by USA Today and provides weather, news and stock information.

The response time is a respectable 4ms, which alone would generate some motion blur. But thanks to a doubling of frequency to 120Hz and incorporating the Auto Motion Plus technology, motion blur won’t be a problem. Auto Motion Plus creates a brand new frame from the frame prior and after to minimize the jaggies and reducing motion blur. In addition the video processing is done by an advanced DNIe Pro engine. All of this new technology requires a lot of circuitry, but the LN52A860 is also Energy Star compliant and will save you on some energy bills compared to a non-Energy Star compliant model. All in all, Samsung’s Series 8 LN52A860 looks to be a solid performer though if you want to best you’ll need to consider spending some serious cash on the Series 9’s 55″ LN55A950.

Source: BusinessWire via Engadget

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