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Samsung LN52A650 52-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV with Red Touch of Color (2008 Model)

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  • Touch of Color Bezel
  • Full HD 1080p Resolution
  • 120Hz Auto Motion Plus
  • 4 HDMI Inputs
  • Super Clear Panel
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameSamsung
Item Weight66.4 pounds
Product Dimensions52 x 4.1 x 31.7 inches
Item model numberLN-52A650
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height34.1 inches
  
Additional Information
ASINB001413DF8
Best Sellers Rank #53,963 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight155 pounds
ShippingThis item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
Date First AvailableFebruary 14, 2008
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Samsung
  • Model: LN-52A650
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 52 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

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Manufacturer's Description Samsung adds a Touch of Color to a blazing-fast 4ms response time and rich connectivity features to redefine the role HDTVs play in the home with its forward-looking Series 6 (A650) and Series 7 (A750) LCD HDTVs. Utilizing the award-winning technologies found in all Samsung HDTVs, Series 6 and 7 HDTVs deliver unparalleled picture quality and enhanced connectivity and networking capabilities that create a true entertainment hub for any home. Series 7 takes networking and multimedia management to a whole new level. Consumers can easily enjoy MPEG and JPEG files stored on external devices by connecting through a side-mounted USB 2.0, turning their LCD into a full-scale home viewing gallery, or connect their MP3 players for a dynamic audio experience.

lifestyleKey Features

  • New -- 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio: up from 25,000:1 on 2007 models (Learn more)
  • New -- Blazing 4ms response time: down from 8ms on 2007 models thanks to a new high-speed liquid crystal
  • New -- Transparent and Opaque Color (TOC) bezel with infused color creates an ultra-sleek shape and appearance (Learn more)
  • New -- InfoLink: Get free RSS feeds of news, weather and sports right to your HDTV with a built-in Ethernet port (Learn more)
  • New -- 4 HDMI 1.3 ports: Simplay compliant, and up from 3 on 2007 models (Learn more)
  • New -- Sports and Game modes boost on-screen performance and interaction with the latest gaming systems
  • New -- Side-mounted USB 2.0 port: connect USB devices directly to your HDTV to view JPEG photos or MPEG movies or easily listen to your MP3 player through your HDTV's audio system or your home theater system.
  • New -- Compatible with Samsung's Home Digital Media Adapter (sold separately) for playback and navigation of Internet and stored PC multimedia
  • Full 1080p HD (Learn more)
  • Automotion Plus 120Hz image interpolation technology provides smoother motion (Learn more)
  • 178-degree viewing angle from all four axes with Super Patterned Vertical Alignment (Learn more)
  • Better clear panel technology for deeper blacks and more vibrant colors (Learn more)
  • Hidden speakers with SRS TruSurround XT audio (Learn more)
  • Cold Cathode Flourescent Lamp (CCFL) and Wide Color Enhancer technology offer a wider color range (Learn more)
  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP) enables convenient simultaneous viewing of TV programs and video or PC sources
  • V-Chip system1 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 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-Compatibility for better interopability with electronics, computers and mobile devices from many different manufacturers (Learn more)
  • Series 8: super-slim 1.9-inch thick profile
  • Comparison of Features for various Samsung LCD HDTV models
  • What size TV should you get?

Learn More

Touch of Color

Touch of Color Samsung’s Series 6 marks the first appearance of TOC (Touch of Color) design in the 2008 LCD HDTV line-up. Inspired by designs from the automotive and fashion industries, Samsung’s unique unique Transparent and Opaque Color molding process creates a clean, smooth finish infused with a hint of a translucent color during the manufacturing process for an ultra-sleek appearance.

InfoLink

Touch of Color Up-to-the-minute access to weather, news, sports and stock information is just a cable and a click away through the HDTV’s Ethernet port and new InfoLink RSS service. An all-new user interface with digital contents management guide provides intuitive navigation and access to both internal and external content.

Auto Motion Plus 120Hz

auto motion plus 120Hz This technology doubles the frame rate from 60 to 120 frames per second (120Hz LCD panel) without repeating the same image to make more frames. Instead, the TV intelligently calculates the ‘middle’ image between frame A and frame B and inserts it in between (Auto Motion Plus 120Hz processor), making a fluid transition from one frame to the next.
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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.


50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/500 nit Brightness

25,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio 50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio will give you a picture better than you ever thought possible, with whiter whites, blacker blacks and a nearly infinite subtlety of 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.

Full HD 1080P

full HD 1080P Full HD, or 1080p, contains 1.5 times more scanning lines than conventional HD TVs. More scanning lines mean more pixels, more details and a better picture. The new Samsung LCD TV with resolution that is approximately 2 times greater than conventional HDTVs, creating the most perfect picture imaginable.

Samsung’s 1080p panel uses a new high-speed liquid crystal to cut response time to 4ms. The fast response time, coupled with Samsung’s Auto Motion Plus 120Hz motion blur reduction technology dramatically reduces motion blur and judder.
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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 Flourescent 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 backlights 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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To make the Series 6 a true entertainment hub for any home, Samsung has incorporated advanced HD connectivity and networking capabilities that expand the HDTV’s functionality. A wide variety of multimedia devices can be connected to the set through any one of the four Simplay compliant HDMI 1.3 inputs (including one on the side), and the handy HDMICEC 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
  • HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface version 1.3): 4 (3 rear/1 side)
  • Ethernet port
  • Component video: 2 (Y, Pb, Pr)
  • S-Video input: 1 side/1 rear
  • A/V inputs: 1 side/1 rear
  • PC Inpuy (D-Sub): 1
  • RF antenna inputs: 2
  • HDMI-CEC
  • Premium audio: Improved sound quality with dedicated low-range speaker system
  • Headphone jack

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 soundstage 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

Which Samsung LCD HDTV is Right for You?

Series 3

Look at Series 3 LCD HDTVs
19- and 22-inch Models
  • 3,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • 8 ms response time
  • HDMI 1.3 port: Simplay compliant
  • PC Input port
  • 2 Hidden 3-watt speakers with SRS TruSurround XT audio
  • Wide Color Enhancer technology and Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) offer a wider color range
  • 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.
  • 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
26-inch Model Adds
  • 2 HDMI 1.3 ports
  • 5,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • 5-watt speakers
32-, 37- and 40-inch Models Add
  • 8,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • 6 ms 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
  • Swivel stand included

Series 4 Adds

Look at Series 4 LCD HDTVs
  • 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • Third HDMI 1.3 port (3 total, 2 rear/1 side)
  • A/V inputs: 1 rear/ 1 side
  • DNIe Digital Natural Image Engine improves the picture by enhancing the contrast, detail, and white balance

Series 5 Adds

Look at Series 5 LCD HDTVs
  • 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • 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 6 Adds

Look at Series 6 LCD HDTVs
19- and 22-inch Models
  • New -- Transparent and Opaque Color (TOC) bezel with infused color creates an ultra-sleek shape and appearance
  • 720p HD
  • 5,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • 8 ms response time
  • HDMI 1.3 port: Simplay compliant
  • Component and PC Input
  • Stereo Speakers (3 Watts per channel)with SRS TruSurround XT audio
  • Cold Cathode Flourescent Lamp (CCFL) and Wide Color Enhancer technology offer a wider color range
  • V-Chip system1 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.
  • Rear-mounted USB 2.0 port: connect USB devices directly to your HDTV to view JPEG photos or MPEG movies or easily listen to your MP3 player through your HDTV's audio system or your home theater system.
32-inch Model Adds
  • Full 1080p HD
  • 15,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio
  • 5 ms response time
  • New -- InfoLink: Get free RSS feeds of news, weather and sports right to your HDTV with a built-in Ethernet port
  • 178-degree viewing angle from all four axes with Super Patterned Vertical Alignment
  • 4 HDMI 1.3 port: Simplay compliant, and up from 3 on 2007 models (Learn more)
  • 2 Component inputs
  • Wiselink
  • Wheel Key Remote
  • Ultra Clear Panel technology for deeper blacks and more vibrant colors
  • Hidden, downward-firing speakers
  • Entertainment, Sports and Game modes boost on-screen performance and interaction with the latest gaming systems
  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP) enables convenient simultaneous viewing of TV programs and video or PC sources
40-, 46-, and 52-inch Models Add
  • New -- 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio: up from 25,000:1 on 2007 models
  • New -- 4 ms response time: down from 8ms on 2007 models thanks to a new high-speed liquid crystal
  • Automotion Plus 120Hz image interpolation technology provides smoother motion

Series 7 Adds

Look at Series 7 LCD HDTVs
  • 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 8 Adds

Look at Series 8 LCD HDTVs
Series 8: super-slim 1.9-inch thick profile

Series 9 Adds

Look at Series 8 LCD HDTVs
Coming Late 2009

Product Description

Make the Samsung LN52A650 the centerpiece of your home theater and enjoy high-definition TV programs on its big, beautiful 52-inch screen. This HDTV's high-contrast screen delivers a vibrant picture, and its "Full HD" 1080p resolution lets you see every bit of detail in every type of high-definition signal. Red accents along the top and bottom of the gloss black bezel give this model a one-of-a-kind look that stands out from the crowd of flat-panel sets.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Love this TV.. Picture Quality is great. Read more ›
It has not failed to live…It's performance has been exceptional from day one on every level, clarity, color, sound, additional component hook-up capability and reliability. Read more ›
Picture looks good.but frame around screen which is called bezel will look bad like cracked glass or bubbles. Just check on web about samsung problems with touch of red bezel Read more ›
After 4 yrs, it is still going strong. The picture is as good as the day we bought it and have not had one problem with it. Read more ›
It's a fantastic TV. Picture is very clear (the first couple weeks was actually an adjustment period getting used to how 'fast' the people on TV seemed to move!). Amazon… Read more ›
I bought this set in January 2009. The picture quality has been great, and it is a good TV set in general. However, after about 10 months, the TV started to have power… Read more ›
What can I say? It's fabulous and the price was GREAT! Thanks, Amazon. Read more ›
The remote is no where near as bad as some reviews have suggested. The price was a great price, no local electronics store or National chain even came close. Also other… Read more ›
After several months I couldn't be happier. The picture is great, the connectivity is great and the price was awesome. Read more ›
Sports are especially enhanced. The Amazon price was the best I could find after thorough research. I would highly recommend this product and Amazon as its seller. Read more ›
Tv is amazing, picture is amazing, price WAS amazing. I bought this tv during Christmas Sale time (black friday) - and Amazon.com had the cheapest price! Read more ›
Sure enough, I found the best spot for each…There were so many reviews, mostly 5-star, and the price was definitely lower than any big box store and most places online. O… Read more ›
I bought this through Amazon. Display is amazing. I definitely recommend it, although it appears to be out of stock now, so check out later models. Read more ›
LCD was great out of the box, however exactly 1 yr+ 1 month it started to turn on and off by itself. We missed the warranty period so I'm going to try my VISA extended… Read more ›
Make sure to adjust the resolution and any overscan settings (e.g. using the video card settings) so that you get the full benefit of the size and resolution (Nvidia does a… Read more ›
I bought this LCD and was pleasantly surprised to see how realistic the pictures were. It is an LCD I would recommend to anyone. Read more ›
The touch of color frame is very…The screen itself is so bright that there is no noticeable glare until you get to the extreme angles about 100 degrees off center viewing. Read more ›
The blacks truly do come through as true…I was able to set the screen only 7 feet away from the viewing location without any visible pixels, so the resolution is very good. Read more ›
The sound is very good unless i have the tv turned to a different part of the room, then i have to turn the volume up. The picture color is great. The only problem i have… Read more ›
There is no noticeable blurring because of the 120hz refresh rate. The colors are clear and true. Even watching DVDs on a PS2 looks a million times better. Read more ›
Do not regret the purchase of this tv. No backlight bleeding, colors look great. Really enjoy the 120hz smoothing that seems to really help with webcontent and dvds. Read more ›
Many times I am fooled into thinking that I am looking through a…It is like having the best pair of eye glasses on, the picture is crystal clear and the colors are AMAZING. Read more ›
We are still adjusting it but the colors are deep, the motion is flawless, and the TV has, so far, been a joy to have. We where concerned about the glare but that really… Read more ›
Colors are brilliant! Setup a breeze! Read more ›
They made sure it worked before leaving. Picture and sound quality are great, even without a home theater system. Read more ›
I have never had one problem with it. The picture, the sound are absolutely stunning! Even the delivery & set-up of the tv were outstanding. Read more ›
Have had this TV for a few years now and I have not had any problems. The set has a very nice picture and the sound is very good as well. I like how the TV can swivel on… Read more ›
Sound isn't the greatest thing, but that's why you buy a hometheater. Read more ›
Unbelievable quality of picture. Sound is pretty good but we added a surround sound system. I would recommend this TV to anyone. Read more ›
You will need to adjust the setting a bit for…Tv speakers are decent, but more than likely if you have money for this tv you probably spent money on a sound system too. Read more ›
i have had this TV for 5 years and i am still very happy with this set. the colors are still better than most people's TV's and the features are great. samsung makes kind… Read more ›
I am not sure if this is still available but I am sure the newer 240 Hz models are incredible as well. I do not use the tv speakers I have the Samsung surround unit. Read more ›
I am overwhelmed with its picture and aesthetic…The settings are good right out-of-the-box and unless you pretend to be an expert, will not need outside calibration. Read more ›
You really should sit back at least 7…The infolink feature is nice, but not really practical considering you could just turn to the weather channel or stock channel, etc.. Read more ›
This tv has the sharpest,cleanest picture I've ever seen!Viewing in dynamic mode is incredible!I would highly recommend this product. The touch of red color is very… Read more ›
The 630 model is nice and has a semi matte finish but the a650 has a clearer, brighter picture and and better electronics. Go with the 650, you won't be sorry. Read more ›
Fantastic picture and it was delivered earlier than expected. The delivery and set up was quick and the delivery guys were very friendly and helpful. Read more ›
The setup was very easy. I did it myself. Read more ›
The remote is a little bizarre to deal with, but if you have a TIVO you…Set up is easy but finding the right setting for Sport, Movie, Theater etc. is a little confusing. Read more ›
The BluRay DVDs look so lifelike, that the picture is almost TOO GOOD. The shipping was fast, the delivery guys were professional, and the set up was easy. Couldn't ask for… Read more ›
HD with Directv is a great combination! Setup is easy no issues of any sort! Delivery took a bit longer than expected but wait was worth it! Read more ›
For best results, hook up a home theatre sound system and the TV will come alive. The Amazon purchase process, delivery and installation were easy and convenient. The… Read more ›
But I'll just say that I haven't had any problems. It's easy to hook up, and the menu is easy to understand and use. Read more ›
You have to go through so many button switchs to do it,…I had a Ultimate TV box and that remote was nearly perfect for this with buttons on the remote and very easy to use. Read more ›
If your main purchasing criteria is based on how quickly the tv responds to remote…Coming from the Sony XMB, I was quite disappointed that Samsung's menu system is so slow. Read more ›
For some reason, either it didn't happen or i just can't see it during the movies. The remote is easy to use and navigation works well. I play everything through a surround… Read more ›
We can understand why this model was rated #1 in Consumer Reports. The remote is easy to understand and use. Currently, we only have the satellite receiver and an old DVD… Read more ›
SD pictures are good as well, although very disappointing in comparison to HD. The cabinet is unobtrusive and the controls are easy to use once you are familiar with them. T… Read more ›
There is no problem with reflection on the screen. This set is awesome, easy to use, and the picture is second to none. Read more ›
As for the tv - totally blows my mind, wonderful picture, easy to use, remote is very user friendly, and tv rotates on its base which is not disclosed in promo material,… Read more ›
It's a great TV, better than I anticipated. Great color, features, and easy to navigate remote. TOC is a classy upgrade from the normal shiny black frames. Read more ›
I did a ton of comparative…This TV is technically top ranked, has tons of features, easy to use, and the "Touch of Red" gives it a refined, almost furniture quality to it. Read more ›
Not only is the picture great, the menu system is very straight forward and easy to navigate and the owner's manual is much better than that furnished with the Sony. Read more ›
The set up was very easy using an HDMI cable. The menus are easy to navigate and the picture was eye-popping on HD channels. Read more ›
If it weren't for the sheer size of it, I'd say one person could easily move this TV on their own. The swivel stand is a nice touch, allowing you to turn the TV easily. Read more ›
Wonderful TV. only thing that could be improved is screw access for the original stand, they were easy to loosen but hard to retrieve. I did not have a narrow enough… Read more ›
The 1080i HD that Comcast delivers looks stunning. And even standard definition is quite good. I haven't even had a chance to play a blu-ray movie. Read more ›
I'd be more concerned with the glossy black frame as it will scratch easily without care. Stand works really well to rotate the TV easily. I'm probably a more critical user… Read more ›
But just let me tell you that you will be in awe when you hook this up to…I have Verizon FIOS and even standard defintion looks great, while HD is utterly breathtaking. I… Read more ›
The firmware was already updated so I didn't have the problems as written by other reviewers with the…The picture even in standard def is amazing as is the standard sound. Read more ›
The TV image along with the colors is absolutely stunning…Set up was fairly easy and together with the surround sound in place it is really fun to watch movies and sports. Read more ›
I sat the TV on my fireplace mantle, I put several of wood screws through the plastic and metal base of the TV to secure…This works really well for viewing from all angles. Read more ›
I am so happy with this television. Our family room is over 20 ft. long and the 52" is perfect for viewing from anywhere in the room. If your room is less than 15 ft., you… Read more ›
The frame rate makes it look more real because it is very quick. It's glass screen makes it so much more HD and is awesome for watching blu-ray movies on. No other TV… Read more ›
This has been our first large screen TV and it is such a wonderful, clear picture. It is great especially for watching nature programs or movies. I have never watched as… Read more ›
The included pedestal's swivel capability is very nice as well. Finally, the 120Hz feature can make movies look fake but it's great for sports viewing. Read more ›
This TV is simply great, I went from a 26" tube to this TV. There is no comparison in the quality of picture and the size is perfect. Any bigger and the picture would come… Read more ›
Excellent television, picture quality is unsurpassed. Very large, perfect size for a living room. We don't use the built-in speakers, so I cannot comment on them. Read more ›
The remote is nice...easy to use and agreeably good sized (I hate tiny remotes with buttons you need a magnifying glass for). Read more ›
They were extremely open for me to come and pick it up myself (I was anxious to get it!). The box was in great shape and the TV couldn't be more perfect. Plus, with Amazon… Read more ›
One good difference between the two is the 46" needs to be set to a…This makes the power difference of just 23 watts which I thinks is pretty good for the size difference. Read more ›
They gave me the best price and free shipping on top of that! Everything arrived in great shape and I have been super pleased. I've got it hanging on the LR wall and folks… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

517 of 525 people found the following review helpful By JDC on June 1, 2008
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When I purchased this TV from Amazon.com I had already decided on this Samsung 52" series and was trying to decide between the 650 and the 750. At the time there was a small price difference between the two on Amazon.com. I ended up choosing the 650 because I was placing the TV inside a nook that had limited space.

The 650 has a less bulky frame around the LCD screen and therefore it was only 50.2 inches wide as compared to the 750 which is 52" wide. Both screens have the exact same visual display area. Beyond trying to accommodate my limited space, I felt that the smaller frame looked nicer on the TV than the larger frame.

The other reason I chose the 650 is that it can swivel on the base, whereas the 750 is fixed on its base. Because I have placed the TV in a nook, this swivel feature has come in very handy as I have had to get behind it from time to time to plug in cords, etc.

I have read a lot about screen reflection and was bracing myself for a potentially unpleasant experience during daytime viewing, especially since the room the TV is in has windows all the way across two walls and is full of sunlight daily. I'm happy to report that screen reflection is absolutely no problem. The TV that I was replacing with the Samsung LCD was an older 32" Panasonic Panablack analog TV with the glass screen, which had a lot of reflection. As a point of reference, the Samsung has about 20% of the screen reflection of my old TV (judging from when the TV is off). When the TV is on, the Samsung has about 5% of screen reflection compared with what I used to have with my old TV, which may be due to the incredible brightness of the display.

I spent a number of months on this decision and I feel like I hit a home run with this purchase.
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268 of 280 people found the following review helpful By Scomel on April 5, 2008
I've had this TV since very early March. I've watched HD, SD and Blu-Ray and can not find a flaw. The 650 handles motion extremely well to where blurring and other artifacts are vitually non-existant. The AMP is a very cool feature that brings a realism to film making it seem more life-like, or as if it were originally shot on HD Video. Some have said this gives off a "soap opera" effect. I can see that description, but to me it makes film based DVD's and movies look more like your watching a real-life play, viewing it through a window. It's a very cool effect!

I understand people's concern's with the glossy screens found on plasma and some LCD's. This screen is slightly less reflective than Samsung's 71 series but can still be a problem for some. It would be nice if there was an easy solution for this but there's not. Sony and other makers use a matte type of screen that certainly helps or eliminates the problem but introduces other negatives. I find colors and blacks just don't "pop" on matte screens and tend to wash out more for off-angle viewing. The 650 has a picture with great depth and color from any angle, greatly adding to the immersion effect.

Much talk has been about the TOC bezel. I think Samsung has hit it out of the park with this. I absolutely love the red. I think it adds just a touch of class. It sets this tv apart from all others(though the picture quality already does this) while still being very subtle and retaining the ability to blend in with any decor. Most people who've come to my home do not even notice the red until I point it out. I'm a little tired of every set looking the same with either a piano black bezel or flat black. This is a very welcome change.

I like many other suffered the shut-off issue.
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126 of 133 people found the following review helpful By G. Corella on April 4, 2008
I've been doing the research and visiting the brick and mortar locations and I've concluded the Samsung features are the best on the market currently. I've been concerned about the auto shut-off problem I've been reading. I called Samsung Customer Support and was told it is not an issue but they didn't mention the firmware update which is indeed posted on their Web site today. Go to the Samsung Web site and look under "SUPPORT/NEWS & ALERTS" - A650 Series LCD TV Auto Off Firmware Update. A small number of Samsung A650 series LCD TVs turn off automatically. The following models are affected:

* LN40A650A1F
* LN46A650A1F
* LN52A650A1F

Samsung has released a firmware update that fixes the problem. If you have one of these models, Samsung recommends that you install this firmware update on your TV, even if you are not experiencing the auto off problem. If you have a USB memory drive, you can download the firmware from our website. For complete instructions on downloading and installing the firmware update, go to [...]. If you do not have a USB memory drive, Samsung can send you a drive containing the firmware. To have a copy of the firmware sent to you, call Samsung Customer Care at 1-800-Samsung (1-800-726-7864). Have your model and serial numbers on hand when you call.
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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By RAMBO FIRE on August 6, 2008
After 3 weeks of gruelling research, I shortlisted Samsung LN52A650, Panasonic Th-50PZ800U and the Sony XBR series. After watching them all side by side, I dropped Sony off the list as it is simply not worth the price & it wasn't as bright as the other two. And since I had owned a Panasonic EDTV for last 4 years, I was ready to test waters with an LCD TV. After watching the picture quality of the Samsung 6 series, I was blown away. I can confirm to you that this unit offers the best picture quality in LCD, bar none. Also, it comes really close to the Pioneer Kuro in black levels.

A few basics. I have used all HDMI 1.3 connections. I have an Onkyo TX-SR705 A/V receiver which is great.

HD Content from DirecTV with DVR - Watching HD content from DirecTV is pure pleasure to eyes. Eventhough I am sitting just 7-8 feet from this huge TV, I see breathtaking picture quality that I did not notice in any other HDTVs.

Blu-Ray on PS3 - I downloaded a few HD trailers from Sonystoreonline using my PS3 and also watched Spider-Man3 on Blu-Ray. This was simply spectacular.

Non-HD content - I am quite disappointed with the quality of picture with non-HD content on this TV. My old Panasonic plasma did a much better job at this. My only hope is that most channels would make the switch to HD in the coming years.

120 Hz experience - May be its me but I couldn't see a visible difference between keeping this feature on versus off.

6 series versus 7 series - The extra pre-loaded content and a better integrated speaker weren't worth $400 premium for the 7 series. I would suggest you stick to the 6 series. But watch out the amazon price fluctuations, you shouldn't be paying more than $2270 for the 6 series.
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