Samsung LN40A650: 40″ 1080p LCD TV

Samsung LN40A650 Specifications

Display: 39.9″ TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio: 50,000:1 (dynamic)
Viewing Angle: 178/178
Frequency: Auto Motion Plus 120Hz
Response Time: 4ms
Video Processing: DNIe Pro
Connectivity: HDMI (3), Composite (2), S-Video (1), VGA (1), Component (2), Headphone-Out (1), Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Power Consumption: <1W (standby)
Dimensions: 39.3 x 25.1 x 3.3″ (w/o stand), 39.3 x 27.5 x 11.8″ (w/stand)
Weight: 37.5lbs (w/o stand), 44.5lbs (w/stand)
Price: US$1,899.99 ($1318 at

Samsung LN40A650: 40

Samsung‘s LN40A650 is a popular 40″ LCD TV that sports the company’s Touch of Color design scheme and looks quite nice. Looks are not just skin deep with the LN40A650 as it features many high-end technologies including Samsung’s Auto Motion Plus 120Hz that doubles the frequency to minimize motion blur. Not only that it has motion interpolation that creates a brand new frame in between the one before and after it to further reduce jaggies. The response time is a very respectable 4ms and gives you a great viewing angle of 178/178. Dynamic contrast ratio is 50,000:1 and will come into play when watching ‘dynamic’ video content. Video processing is done by Samsung’s proprietary DNIe Pro engine and in terms of input you get three HDMI ports, which is standard. There is also an Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) connection that allows for controlling a variety of other equipment such as a receiver, Blu-ray player, HD camcorder, and even a digital camera with just one remote control. You can learn more about Anynet+ here. If you have HDMI-CEC compatible A/V equipment you might be able to fulfill your dreams of having just one remote control to “rule them all”.

Here’s a bunch of reviews: ZDNet, Amazon, HDTV Lounge, Overclockers Online, Popular Mechanics, Test Freaks, Newegg, Benchmark Reviews

Update 2008.12.10 11:45AM PST: There are 268 customer reviews at and 221 of them gave the LN40A650 5/5 stars touting “amazing picture quality”, “excellent design”, “picture was beautiful right out of the box”, “sharpest images I have ever seen”, “unbelievable picture”…

Source: Samsung

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