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Samsung LN32A450 32-Inch 720p LCD HDTV

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  • 720p HD Resolution
  • Wide Color Enhancer
  • 3 HDMI Inputs
  • 6ms Response time
  • 10,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio
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Technical Details
Brand NameSamsung
Item Weight27.9 pounds
Product Dimensions31.4 x 9.9 x 22.7 inches
Item model numberLN-32A450
Color NameBlack
  
Additional Information
ASINB00141AYIC
Best Sellers Rank #71,665 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight37 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First AvailableFebruary 14, 2008
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Samsung
  • Model: LN-32A450
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 32 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Manufacturer's Description -- March 24, 2008 A sleek design with hidden speakers keep Samsung's Series 4 large flatpanel HDTVs one of the best 720p HD options around. Upgrades over last year's models include a 6ms response rate that's faster than many more expensive 1080p models for smooth motion even with fast-moving sports and action movies, and a higher dynamic contrast ratio of 10,000:1 (up from 8,000:1 last year) for deep blacks and crisp lines. Please note that this description applies to Series 4 models 32 inches or larger. Models 26 inches and smaller have slightly different specifications.

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Features Overview

  • New -- 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio: up from 8,000:1 on 2007 models (Learn more)
  • New -- 6ms response time: down from 8ms on 2007 models thanks to a new high-speed liquid crystal
  • 178-degree viewing angle from all four axes with Super Patterned Vertical Alignment (Learn more)
  • 3 HDMI 1.3 ports: Simplay compliant (Learn more about Connectivity)
  • DNIe Digital Natural Image Engine improves the picture by enhancing the contrast, detail, and white balance (Learn more)
  • Clear panel technology for deeper blacks and more vibrant colors (Learn more)
  • Hidden speakers with SRS TruSurround XT audio (Learn more)
  • Wide Color Enhancer technology and Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) offer a wider color range (Learn more)
  • Entertainment Modes: for sports, games, and movies
  • V-Chip system allows blocking of rated TV and movie programs determined by the parent to contain objectionable content.
  • Trilingual on-screen displays in English, Spanish or French.
  • Variable sleep timer to turn the TV off in varying time intervals.
  • Auto wall mount compatible: 3-dimensional operation via TV’s remote control; no external IR receiver required.
  • Swivel stand included
  • 1 year parts and 1 year labor warranty (90 days parts and labor for commercial use), with in-home service, backed by Samsung toll-free support

Step Up Features

  • Series 5: Full 1080p HD; up to 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio; 5 ms response time; USB 2.0 port: connect devices directly to your HDTV--view JPEG photos or MPEG movies or easily listen to your MP3 player through your HDTV's audio system or your home theater system
  • Series 6: 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio; AutoMotion Plus 120Hz image interpolation for smoother motion; 4ms response time;Transparent and Opaque Color (TOC) bezel; Ethernet port with; Infolink free RSS feeds; 4 HDMI 1.3 ports; Compatible with Samsung's Home Digital Media Adapter for playback and navigation of Internet and stored PC multimedia
  • Series 7: Internal flash memory (1GB) with pre-loaded interactive content such as cooking recipes, children's entertainment, HD artwork and more; Integrated woofer for an enhanced audio experience; DLNA-Compatible: for better interoperability with electronics, computers and mobile devices from many different manufacturers (Learn more)
  • Series 8: super-slim 1.9-inch thick profile

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Super Clear Panel

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super clear panel
Samsung enhances the clarity of select LCD HDTVs by replacing the light-diffusing plastic face of traditional LCD HDTVs with a  natural black panel with a clear anti-glare shield. Reduced reflection of external light creates a new dimension in image clarity, highlighting black and darkened areas, enabling vibrant, more compelling colors and a brighter, clearer picture.  Black will never again appear grayish. Black details will show in vivid black even in dark scenes.

The latest version of Samsung’s breakthrough super clear panel technology makes colors appear more vibrant and blacks even deeper than ever. Enhanced films reduce glare and optimize off-angle viewing.

10,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/500 nit Brightness

25,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio 10,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio will give you a superb picture, with whiter whites, blacker blacks and subtle gradations in between. As two of the most important determining factors in overall picture quality, contrast and brightness levels achieve new heights in this latest generation LCD panel. Samsung’s new LCD TV’s give the most stunning realistic picture quality ever.

Note: models 26 inches or less have lower contrast ratios
  • 32-inch, 37-inch, and 40-inch models = 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • 26-inch model = 5,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • 19-inch and 22-inch models = 3,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio

Digital Natural Image Engine

DNIe image DNIe The Samsung Digital Natural Image engine. This exclusive Samsung technology dramatically improves the picture by enhancing the contrast, detail, white balance and reduces.
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Wide Color Enhancer/Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp

The NTSC (National Television Systems Committee) has established the color standards all TVs in America try to meet. And typical LCD TVs only meet about 72% of this standard. Samsung LCD HDTVs use Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp back lights to give you 92% coverage of the NTSC standard, ensuring truer, more breathlessly vivid colors.

Samsung’s exclusive Wide Color Enhancer technology delivers more brilliant colors, even in bright areas of the picture where blues and greens are washed out on conventional screens. The system displays wider color reproduction, showing you truer colors – the fresh green of spring foliage, the intense blue of the summer sky.
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Connectivity

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A wide variety of multimedia devices can be connected to the set through three Simplay compliant HDMI 1.3 inputs (2 rear, 1 side), and the handy HDMI-CEC feature lets you control all your CEC-enabled peripherals using just one remote.

Connect HD digital devices like disc players, game consoles, and satellite dish components into the 2 rear connections and use the side-mounted input for cameras, camcorders, and laptops. HDMI is the best performing interface for displaying an HD source on an HDTV.

Once connected, users can easily access device menus and manage and display content through the newly redesigned Wheel Key Remote control and the HDTV’s sophisticated content management interface.

All Connections
  • 3 HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia
  • Interface) 2 rear/1 side
  • Component video: 2 rear (Y, Pb, Pr)
  • A/V inputs: 1 rear/ 1 side
  • S-Video: 1 side
  • PC D-sub: 1 rear
  • Optical sound out: rear
  • RS232: rear
  • RF antenna inputs: rear
  • Headphone jack: side

Super Patterned Vertical Alignment

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Samsung’s Super Patterned Vertical Alignment (SPVA) panel provides a 178-degree viewing angle from all four axes



Audio Features

TruSurround is a patented SRS technology that solves the problem of playing 5.1 multichannel content over two speakers. TruSurround delivers a compelling, virtual surround sound experience through any two-speaker playback system, including internal television speakers and headphones. It is fully compatible with all multichannel formats up to 5.1 channels. High-quality virtual surround sound can be experienced with just the two hidden, downward-firing side-mounted 2.2-channel dome speakers built into the TV.

SRS TruSurround XT technology delivers an amazing, simulated 3D effect with clear dialog and powerful bass.

TruSurround XT audio also adds three audio enhancement technologies to produce an amazingly immersive sound experience.
  • Dialog Clarity brings movie dialog into Focus during the playback of any surround-encoded material to make speech much clearer and crisper.
  • TruBass creates incredible deep rich bass allowing a person to perceive significantly deeper, richer low bass tones that are far beyond the physical low frequency capabilities of the speaker itself.
  • The SRS WOW feature widens the sound stage by processing standard two-channel stereo material as well as multi-channel encoded material for a dramatic improvement in the playback of any stereo audio over a two-speaker system.
Stereo broadcast reception is offered for MTS and SAP with 181-channel capacity. A sound leveler keeps audio volume consistent during channel changing.



Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

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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

A sleek design with hidden speakers keep Samsung's Series 4 large flatpanel HDTVs one of the best 720p HD options around. Upgrades over last year's models include a 6ms response rate that's faster than many more expensive 1080p models for smooth motion even with fast-moving sports and action movies, and a higher dynamic contrast ratio of 10,000:1 (up from 8,000:1 last year) for deep blacks and crisp lines.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

TV is great, picture and sound quality are excellent.
F. J. DIMartino
The set up was very easy, it only took about 20 minutes from the time out of the box till a had a perfect picture.
Don S
He checked out a lot of TV's in stores like Best Buy, Circuit City, stores like that.
D. Reis

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

505 of 509 people found the following review helpful By Steven V. Viscido on May 1, 2008
Pros: Outstanding, crisp HD picture; excllent color contrast; solid response time
Cons: Slight pixelation with poor quality SD signal

"After doing a huge amount of research, I finally settled on this set. I was actually interested in the slightly lower-priced Toshiba Regza, but every store in my area was out. While shopping around, I noticed that this Samsung in particular seemed to have a top-notch picture. Finally I decided to take the plunge 3 days ago, and I have not been disappointed at all. In the past I have had several issues with LCD TVs, which is why I had been hesitating up to now. I know these issues are on many people's minds, and so I will address each one:
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Motion Response
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First, and most important, is response time with fast motion. I am driven absolutely nuts if the TV can't "hold" the motion (that is, if the image smears, or fractures, when high speed elements are zooming across the screen). The element you are looking for in an LCD monitor that tells you about this is "response time", and you want something 8ms or below. I believe this TV is 6ms (the specs say this on Sammy's website, but several stores have it listed as 8ms). In any case, this TV "holds" the motion of even fast images extremely well. In the store, it held motion best of all comparably priced models, including the Sony Bravias around $1k, and the Sharps around the same price. When I got it home, I tested it out with Star Wars ep. 1 and the battle sequence from Narnia. Both looked outstanding using a regular DVD player with HDMI upconvert to 720p. You will not see ghosting issues with high def images.
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120 of 122 people found the following review helpful By Ed Hill on April 13, 2008
Good image quality watching local HDTV stations, DVD movies and video games. This 32" LCD HDTV has 3 HDMI inputs, S video, composite video in, component video in and optical audio out.

The HDTV is easy to set up, with an automated feature that finds all the HDTV channels on air or your local cable. The black levels and contrast are quite good. This screen features 720P progressive scan.

The remote and menu software are well designed, so that you don't have to go too deep into the menu to adjust settings. The prices in Atlanta area ranged from $800 at Fryes Electronics to $712 at HH Gregg. Prices online appear to range from $700 to $1000.

Since the Samsung 400 series was launched in March 2008 this is quite a range of prices. The Samsung 4 series is intended as Samsung's value line, compared to the more upmarket Samsung 5 series. However, this monitor seems to have better picture quality than some of the other 32" LCD TV's we reviewed in the $800-900 range. This price and quality makes the Samsung 4 series a good value for the dollar.
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157 of 162 people found the following review helpful By F. Wassermann on March 30, 2008
Bought this model a few days ago from H&H Gregg for $807 "on sale." Not clear why they would be discounting a model that just came out this month by $92 off list price when last year's model was still selling for more than that, since the new model boasts better technical specs in several important respects.

Bought Samsung because many reviews indicated Samsung was worth the extra money in picture quality over cheaper 32" models. The picture is excellent. The documentation is good as far as it goes. However, there are a myriad of picture controls that are probably great for the afficianado, but bewildering to any neophyte. Unfortunately, the documentation doesn't give you any real insight into when you would want to deviate significantly from the default settings. You just have to keep experiementing until you find what you like. There are several "automatic" settings that supposedly make adjustments to the picture based on the input source and material, but frankly I couldn't tell whether and how this was working.

Likewise, there is a special feature that is supposed to enhance picture quality to the highest level (precisely how is a little unclear), but that feature may be toggled on or off, and is available in only the "dynamic" mode, not the "regular" or "movie" mode. Again, why this is so is not in any way explained in the manual.

Nevertheless, the picture if excellent under most conditions and probably just a little tweaking of the default settings is sufficient most of the time. I did notice a little shadowing in the action scenes from a PBS drama. There was also some weird flickering in an HD broadcast of an NHL hockey game, perhaps because the white ice is on the screen so much of the time.
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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Croft on June 4, 2008
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First of all I'd like to say that Amazon provides absolutely spectacular service.
I ordered this TV late on Thursday night and was already watching it on Monday. Amazing Amazon! The delivery company that they've used was CEVA, and I'd like to say "thank you" for the stellar and courteous service.

This TV is truly a gem. Number and variety of connections is very versatile and conveniently located. PC connection and USB port is a cherry on top. Picture is magnificent right out of the box, gorgeous deep blacks. Color accuracy is commanding, as well as video processing.
I was also pleasantly surprised by its performance on Standard Definition channels.

Remote control is feature rich and among other things has a hot key for 4 available aspect ratios.
I am very impressed with the speakers (which you can hardly see) that produce very respectable and clear sound.

Initial setup is a breeze, no need for late night TV Manual reading, just turn the TV on and follow simple screens.

TV and the tabletop mount come separately. Putting it together takes under 10 minutes, you'll need a long thin philips screwdriver and 4 provided screws. The single leg mount is very slick and easily swivels side to side.
For wall mounting - the back of the TV is a standard VESA 200x200mm, so it is compatible with a vast majority of mounts.
So far I am very impressed and would recommend both the product and the seller (Amazon) to anyone.
Thank you!
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