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Samsung LN26B460 26-Inch 720p LCD HDTV

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  • 26-inch high definition TV with 720p resolution
  • Three HDMI, one component, and one composite video input
  • Improved picture with 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 8ms response time and Wide Color Enhancer 2 technology
  • Two 5W bottom speakers and SRS TruSurround HD for a rich surround-sound experience from two speakers
  • One-year parts and labor warranty
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Technical Details

  • TV without stand: 26.3 x 17.5 x 3.0 inches
  • TV without stand weight: 15.4lbs
  • TV with stand: 26.3 x 19.4 x 8.5 inches
  • TV with stand weight: 18.5 lbs

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 26.3 x 17.5 inches ; 15.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 24 pounds
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  • ASIN: B001U3Y8MC
  • Item model number: LN26B460
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,067 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer Manufacturer's Review (April 23, 2009)
You'll be surprised at the big, bold colors that this 26" LCD HDTV delivers. Its images are lifelike and crystal clear. The picture quality is sharp. And action scenes look like they should--with smooth motion. The classic black bezel also has a new twist--the bottom bezel and neck are transparent, creating a more modern look. Enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows in bright, vivid color with this SAMSUNG LCD HTDV.

All the features you need in a size that fits every space. Click to enlarge.

30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
Contrast and brightness levels achieve new heights in this LCD TV. Watch movies and shows come to life with enhanced details in very dark or bright scenes. Enjoy a more realistic, sharper picture quality that's sure to catch your eye.

Built-In Digital Tuner
All Samsung LCD HDTVs have an integrated digital tuner. So, whether you're watching over-the-air HD digital broadcasts or connecting to cable/satellite service, Samsung has got you covered.

Game Mode
Get in the game with enhanced blacks, sharp picture quality and optimum audio. At the touch of a button, game mode speeds up the image processing response so you get the most out of your gaming experience.

Contrast and brightness levels achieve new heights with a 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

A very fast 8ms response time virtually eliminates any blurring and gives you smooth-motion action scenes.

8ms Response
One of the most important features for an LCD panel is the pixel response time. Response time refers to the amount of time it takes a pixel to "refresh" itself-to go from being active to being inactive, (ready to be re-activated). The lower the milliseconds, the faster the response time. A very fast 8ms response time virtually eliminates any blurring and gives you smooth-motion action scenes.

Wide Color Enhancer 2
Whereas blue and green shaded areas of the picture are washed out on conventional screens, wide color enhancer lets you experience more brilliant colors. Simply imagine a wider range of color than you ever thought possible.

ENERGY STAR Compliant
By being ENERGY STAR compliant you are assured that your SAMSUNG model is helping the environment by using less energy while saving you money. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy promoting energy efficiency.

SRS TruSurround HD
Assisted by the LN26B460's two 5W bottom speakers, this creates an immersive, feature-rich surround sound experience from two speakers, complete with rich bass, high frequency detail and clear dialog.

What's in the Box
Samsung LN26B460 26-Inch 720p LCD HDTV, Remote control, TV stand, Cover bottom, Hardware, Owner's instructions, Warranty card, Safety guide manual, Cleaning cloth

Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

HDTV Size chart
With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience. If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.
  • Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
  • Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5

Product Description

Samsung LN26B460 26" 720p High Definition TV Looking for an HDTV for a smaller space or in the market fora second HDTV? Look no further. The LN26B460 serves up outstanding image clarity and lifelike picture quality with a 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio,8ms response time and Wide Color Enhancer 2 technology. It also features Samsung's classic "Piano Key Black" cabinet. There are also three HDMI inputs, a PC input and a headphone jack, so you can conveniently hook up digital devices such as a DVD player or PC, and listen quietly without disturbing anybody else. Features: * Wide Color Enhancer2: Optimizes a given color's hue, resulting in more natural rendering of colors. * Game Mode enhances dark areas, sharpens the picture, speeds up the image processing response and enhances the sounds of your games. Picture and sound quality optimized for the special needs of gaming systems at the touch of a button. * Energy Star Compliant reduces energy consumption by up to 25% compared withstandard TVs. * Swivel stand * Single User Interface Specifications: 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio HD-grade pixel resolution "PianoKey Black" cabinet Transparent bottom decoration Fast 8ms response time Built-in digital tuner Energy Star compliant Wide Color Enhancer 2 Game Mode Swivel Stand SRS TruSurround HD Watts per channel: 5 x 2 Connections: 3 HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) version 1.3: 3 rear 2 Component video: rear 2 Composite inputs: 1 rear/1 side (shared with component) 1 Optical sound output: rear; 1 PC input: rear; RS232C Headphone jack TV without stand: 26.3" x 17.5" x 3.0" TV without stand weight: 15.4lbs. TVwith stand: 26.3" x 19.4" x 8.5" TV with stand weight: 18.5 lbs. Available End of April, 2009 * Please be advised that these specifications are provided by the Manufacturer and are subject to change without the Manufacturer's prior notification. Data

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I hooked up a older TV and signal was perfect. The image and picture quality was great while it lasted. Read more ›
Super little TV for the bedroom. HD is great and life is good. Buy one Read more ›
It was easy to hook up to my Dish network. The picture is crystal clear. Love it. Read more ›
Blu-rays look crisp and clear. HD cable is nice and smooth. Sound is a bit blah, but whatever. Read more ›
I purchased this TV for my bedroom and it is a really great product. Picture quality is very nice and is just the right size for a smaller room like a bedroom. If you are… Read more ›
This TV, as most, doesn't come with one. I hooked it up with a regular cable and the picture was very good. It improved noticeably with a heavier cable with gold RCA plugs. Read more ›
This tv had a great picture, but terrible sound. There was a constant high-pitched squeal coming from the tv, even when it was turned off. Read more ›
Great TV!!! great picture and sound. Bought it for the bedroom, just the right size for the bedroom. Read more ›
this samsung tv is great. very good picture and great sound. We are very happy with it and we have told our friends Read more ›
I wanted a 720p LCD TV with a high dynamic ratio and decent speakers. After comparing the specifications from a number of brands, the Samsung came out on top. Read more ›
The picture is great and the color is fantastic but the sound quality is very annoying. It is very tinny sounding. Read more ›
The picture is excellent. if you have trouble with sound which you will especially using an antenna get Stereo speakers sounds great. seems like your sound can be bad… Read more ›
COLORS The colors are great. Well-balanced, bright, vibrant, and refined. Read more ›
While the black levels were deeper, the contrast was worse, ie, if it was dark on the samsung, it looks great, but when it was dark, it was over dark, and scenes in movies… Read more ›
Picture is…We have a Vizio 50" Plasma in the living room that we have been real happy with but have to admit newer Samsung LCD has a better picture, sharpness and color. Read more ›
This matches the transparent bezel that spans the base of this LCD. The one that I received has a solid black base that matches the piano black finish of the rest of the set. Read more ›
This is a much much nicer set. The Toshiba had a very uneven backlight & horrible blacks. The Samsung is much better on both fronts. Read more ›
The picture is great and the color is fantastic but the sound quality is very annoying. It is very tinny sounding. Read more ›
This unit has more functionality and options. The remote control has been redesigned and is much more streamlined and easy to use. It is possible to perform updates to the… Read more ›
As a result, you constantly have to fiddle with the remote. For the cost of a few lines of writing code, the tv could be a lot simpler to use. I have not owned a tv in 15… Read more ›
I have purchased the 32 inch Samsung and needed a TV for the bedroom..this is perfect!!..The Samsung picture is bright and clear....colors and blacks are sharp!!!..easy to… Read more ›
This set is…The included remote is well planned and easy to use. (not cluttered with alot of unnecessary buttons) Outstanding picture quality even without an HD signal. S… Read more ›
Sound is fine for a bedroom TV. Menus are easy to navigate. Waiting to get a bigger Samsung for the living room. Read more ›
Great TV, competitive price, plenty of options, easy to use, and it looks great; not only it's picture, but it's physical appearance as well. Read more ›
The picture quality is great and the sound system…The setup instructions are easy to follow and all settings were made in a matter of minutes and completely understandable. Read more ›
Internal speaker sound is poor. I tried using the headphone out jack into Boston Acoustic computer speakers and even with that setup it was difficult to get decent sound. Od… Read more ›
Assembly and setup was simple and quick. I had my TV hooked up and running in 10 minutes. Read more ›
This is the second Samsung LCD TV that I have bought. I can not say enought about the TV it was easy to set up and the picture is perfect. I would recommend this Samsung… Read more ›
An attractive unit overall, but would have looked better with the transparent base. This set is surprisingly easy to set up and use. The included remote is well planned and… Read more ›
The Samsung TV was easy to install and worked perfect right out of the box. The picture quality, color and sharpness is as good as it gets. Read more ›
I appreciate the 3 hdmi, component and composite inputs, too. The size is perfect for the bedroom, and the picture is beautiful. The only (expected) downside is the sound. Read more ›
The "Samsung LN26B460 Flat Panel LCD HDTV" is the company's 4th generation 26-inch LCD high definition television and is the idea HD solution for any moderate size bedroom… Read more ›
Got this one for the bedroom. Arrived in great shape and was easy to set up. Have satellite receiver hook-up and get very nice picture (not HD at this point). Read more ›
It only registers in 30 minute intervals. It is a great size for my bedroom. I also own a 40' Samsung. Read more ›
I don't have any complaints but I've only had it for a week. I purchased this TV for my bedroom and it's the perfect size. Big enough for viewing but small enough not to… Read more ›
I spent a lot of time looking at them in stores, reading reviews & finally decided that Samsung would provide…I purchased this 26" for my bedroom & it's the perfect size. Read more ›
Since the entire chassis is black including the control buttons, it might be hard to see said controls in limited light. No matter, the remote control is excellent. Read more ›
This set is…The included remote is well planned and easy to use. (not cluttered with alot of unnecessary buttons) Outstanding picture quality even without an HD signal. S… Read more ›
Sound is fine for a bedroom TV. Menus are easy to navigate. Waiting to get a bigger Samsung for the living room. Read more ›
With (3)…The on-screen menus are many, but they are easy to use; I spend about 10 minutes familiarizing myself with the well laid out controls and I have now mastered them. Read more ›
I would not purchase this tv again. While I can't compare it to other low cost sets, I can't believe the poor controls are the norm in its price bracket. Read more ›
Since I don't have…It has a convenient button (P.Size) that adjusts a widescreen movie so that it fills up the whole TV screen without the black bars on top and bottom. T… Read more ›
It's light and nimble, east to carry and place into that space, and the on-screen setup was straightforward if perhaps a bit lacking in particulars (doesn't allow manual… Read more ›
The samsung LN26B460 26 720 LCD is a perfect fit for a small bedroom. It was very easy to hook up. Read more ›
The Samsung is much better on…While it can't match my CRT Projector or CRT tube set as far as blacks go, it's pretty good for a LCD set, especially one that's CCFL lit. P… Read more ›
I guess there is a great internal antenna, because in addition to the basic cable channels, I also receive all of the local broadcast high-definition channels with perfect… Read more ›
The factory video settings were fairly accurate, though the screen was rather bright; a screen button on the slim-line remote control allows you to toggle through a number… Read more ›
I set it to "movie" setting since I leave the room darker. The "dynamic" setting is too bright, but might be ok in a very bright room. The "standard" picture is fine. Read more ›
We watched for months for someone to have it on sale again. The picture is wonderful and, so far, we haven't run into any problems with the functions. Read more ›
I am amazed by the changes from one year to the next. This unit has more functionality and options. The remote control has been redesigned and is much more streamlined and… Read more ›
Its an ok tv for the price but lacks a lot of simple features that make it difficult to operate. As far as pic quality goes, its good on hd and poor on sd. Read more ›
this size is great for a bedroom. shopping at amazon also had the best price around. i know i watched for weeks. Read more ›
I have since purchased a similar Samsung for myself. Great menu style, great picture, great price. I highly recommend this product. Read more ›
Great TV, competitive price, plenty of options, easy to use, and it looks great; not only it's picture, but it's physical appearance as well. Read more ›
This is my first LCD tv. I spent a lot of time looking at them in stores, reading reviews & finally decided that Samsung would provide me the best value for my money. I… Read more ›
The only problem, I purposely ordered THIS TV instead of the SONY, because of the clear (transparent) stand as illustrated in ALL the product pictures, but they sent one… Read more ›
After several days of surfing many possibilities, I settled on the highly rated SONY Bravada series or the SAMSUNG 460 with "A touch of Color" on the front panel which in… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

79 of 80 people found the following review helpful By WestGrl VINE VOICE on April 28, 2009
This is my first LCD tv. I spent a lot of time looking at them in stores, reading reviews & finally decided that Samsung would provide me the best value for my money. I purchased this 26" for my bedroom & it's the perfect size. I was a little nervous setting it up but it was so simple. From attaching the stand, hooking it up & setting up the menu options. The picture is amazing! The colors are wonderful, the blacks are not washed out at all but appear rich & dark. There are a number of setting options to achieve the perfect picture for you, including adjusting the backlight. The sound is good, for a bedroom tv I'm not looking for a movie theater experience & quite frankly, I wouldn't expect tv speakers to ever give me that. I would expect to buy separate speakers. The sound is just as good, if not better, then any past tv I have owned. I have a computer desk off to the side & often glance over at the tv and can view the screen just fine from side angles. There's also a sleep timer for turning both off & on. I've watched everything from movies to sports to regular shows. Also, for anyone nervous about getting this tv without HD, it's looks incredible even without the HD! There are tons of connections on this model too, including 3 HDMI (2 in the back & one on the side). There is a PC connection too but I haven't tried that or the game mode. I can't find a single negative thing to say & as a plus, the tv itself has a very classy sharp appearance. Very, very happy!
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By P. MCCLORY on May 5, 2009
I just bought this TV for my bedroom. It is the perfect TV for that. It isn't too big that it overpowers the room, and isn't too small either. I know some people complain about the audio. I think it sounds just fine. I wouldn't have even thought about it. Like I said, it is in my bedroom and not meant to be a home theater TV. If you were looking for a home theater TV, get something bigger, and get external sound.
I have FIOS HD TV hooked up and an upconverting DVD player via HDMI ports. The picture looks great right out of the box. I set it to "movie" setting since I leave the room darker. The "dynamic" setting is too bright, but might be ok in a very bright room. The "standard" picture is fine. I highly recommend this TV if you are using the HDMI inputs. The picture leaves something to be desired if you are using the coax input or RCA inputs. Quite honestly, stick to a good old fashioned CRT if you are using analogue connections.
I compared this TV to several others, I couldn't tell the difference in picture quality between it and ones priced up to $300 more. I don't think 1080P is worth the extra money for a 26" TV. Watching fast action like a hockey game, there can be some motion issues, but since it is only a 60 Hz TV, that is expected. The 120 Hz would show a slight improvement, but it isn't bad enough of a distraction to bother me. A lot of people wouldn't even notice, but some would. Again, it is minor.
I'm very happy with the picture quality in general, as long as it is a digital input, and especially high def. The colors are accurate and the blacks are nice and dark. Dark scenes do not get blurred together, you can see the difference in black levels easily.
If you are looking to spend less than $500 or even $600 for a TV, and you are using digital connections, this is the TV for you.
By the way, Best Buy sells this for $400. Not sure why everyone else has it for more.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Ludwig on May 12, 2009
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This TV has a great picture from the front easily the best in the 26" market. I searched for a long time and compared it to Sony and LG. I was considering Sony's new KDL-26L5000 but this Samsung has double the contrast ratio.

Unfortunately the only negative is also the deal killer for me and that is the side viewing angle. I think the Sony did better in this area but not enough to warrant it over this samsung. Ultimately I decided to go with the Samsung LN32B650 for the bedroom over this 26" Samsung as it has a better vewing angle, info link, 1080P, LAN port, and you can use the USB to actually view things and not just for service/firmware upgrades. Granted the LN32B650 is double the price :)

If you are looking for a LCD for the bedroom or kitchen where you plan to watch it head on and not the side then this is it. If you are insistent on a 26" TV again, this is the best one out there right now. The fact is, if you want a TV with all the current bells and whistles, 32 inches is the smallest size you can find it in.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Kari G on April 30, 2009
The picture is great and the color is fantastic but the sound quality is very annoying. It is very tinny sounding. You would think Samsung would have provided better speakers. I have a 32 inch Samsung that we have in the bedroom and the sound is fine. We use this one in the kitchen/livingroom area and it is watched most of the day by my 3 yr old. The sound ends up driving me nuts after awhile (especially when used with vcr/dvd). I should have bought another 32" even though it was too big for the area... As for recommending, I would with concessions. It may be okay in smaller rooms where volume doesn't have to be turned up very loud, or in areas with less use. My cheap old smaller tv that this is replacing had way better sound.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jordan Runsvold on May 6, 2009
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Bought this to replace a Toshiba 26AV502U I bought just 6 months ago. This is a much much nicer set. The Toshiba had a very uneven backlight & horrible blacks. The Samsung is much better on both fronts. While it can't match my CRT Projector or CRT tube set as far as blacks go, it's pretty good for a LCD set, especially one that's CCFL lit. Picture quality is excellent, don't pay extra for 1080P on a TV this size! Has no problems with an HDMI signal over a 35' cable. Sound quality is mediocre as other reviewers have pointed out, but I wasn't expecting more.
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