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Samsung LN55B650 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV with Red Touch of Color (2009 Model)

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  • 55-inch LCD HDTV with full HD 1080p resolution for the sharpest picture possible and red Touch of Color design
  • Side-mounted USB port for displaying JPEG/MPEG files and listening to MP3 audio
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI-CEC, 2 component, 2 composite, 1 PC, 2 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 optical digital audio output
  • Includes removable stand; measures 51.6 x 35.2 x 12.1 inches with stand; 15-watt x 2 bottom mounted speakers with subwoofer
  • SRS TruSurround HD
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Technical Details

  • Picture-in-Picture
  • Game Mode
  • SRS TruSurround HDTM
  • 4 HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) version 1.3: (3 rear/1 side)
  • TV system: American NTSC standard color
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 51.6 x 33.1 inches ; 64.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 94.3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001WHICF0
  • Item model number: LN55B650
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,613 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Product Description

Samsung's LN55B650 takes your HDTV enjoyment, and capabilities, to new heights. The power of Full HD 1080p resolution delivers clear, vivid images on a 55-inch LCD screen. The Medi@2.0 feature lets you access countless hours of online content from partners like Yahoo! and Flickr using customizable widgets, all controlled by your remote. Auto Motion Plus120Hz technology renders the smoothest, most lifelike HD action. DLNA technology means you can harness your entire home network through your HDTV. Connect your DVD, cable or satellite HD box, or Blu-ray Disc player easily, using any of four HDMI inputs. Experience truer, more natural dark tones and shadows with the 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. And highlight nearly any room in the house with a unique red accent at the bezel's edge, courtesy of the Touch of Color design.

From the Manufacturer

(April 20, 2009)
With the Samsung 55-inch LN55B650 HDTV, you're investing in a high-quality LCD TV that offers top-of-the-line picture quality with 1080p high definition resolution. Enjoy the sharpest details and vivid color with a 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio for more realistic images and Samsung's Wide Color Enhancer 3 technology for a more natural rendering of colors. It also incorporates a number of innovative features to reduce the motion blur and image judder, which traditionally plague LCD HDTVs when displaying fast movement. This B650 series HDTV combines an ultra-fast 4ms (millisecond) response time with Samsung's Auto Motion Plus frame interpolation technology, which utilizes a 120Hz refresh rate helps ensure crisp, easy viewing of sports, video games and movies.



The stylish Samsung LN55B650 1080p HDTV with innovative Touch of Color design.
The LN55B650 features Samsung's new Internet@TV online content service. Developed with Yahoo!, Internet@TV uses either a wired or wireless Ethernet connection to access content onscreen from Yahoo!, Flickr, YouTube and more with the push of a button. The widget-based interface and scrollbar run along the bottom of the screen for easy browsing of the latest programs and content. This B650 model also includes a 2 GB flash memory with pre-loaded entertainment features that can be updated by downloading content from Samsung's web site via the Ethernet connection

You get superb connectivity and networking with 2 USB ports--for playing MP3 audio and displaying JPEG/MPEG files--and four HDMI 1.3 ports, and it also bumps up the sound with 15-watt bottom stereo speaker and an integrated subwoofer. This HDTV is accented by Samsung's TOC (Touch of Color) bezel design, which offers a hint of red translucent color around the edges of the unit for a uniquely fashionable look. Plus, it's Energy Star compliant, which helps you be green while saving on your electric bill.

In addition to this 55-inch model, the Samsung B650 series also includes the 1080p 32-inch LN32B650, 37-inch LN37B650, 40-inch LN40B650, and 46-inch LN46B650 as well as the 720p 19-inch LN19B650 and 22-inch LN22B650. (Learn more about what size TV should you get.)

Key Features

  • Screen Size: 55 inches
  • Full 1080p HD (Learn more)
  • Blazing fast 4ms response time minimizes blurring of fast motion in sports programs. (Learn more)
  • HD-Grade 1920 (H) x 1080 (V) pixel resolution: High-resolution pixel density is combined with a built-in image scaler to handle inputs from a variety of digital and analog audio/video sources.
  • Built-in digital tuner: No external box needed
  • Auto Motion Plus 120Hz: Advanced processing that reduces blur and enhances image detail when viewing fast motion video sequences. (Learn more)
  • Ultra Clear Panel: Advanced LCD technology lets you enjoy crisp image details, natural skin tones, excellent shadow detail, and vibrant colors.
  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP) enables convenient, simultaneous viewing of TV programs and video or PC content sources.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Touch of Color (ToC): Samsung's unique manufacturing process accents the surrounding bezel with a stylish red tone. (Learn more)
  • Wide Color Enhancer 3 optimizes a given color's hue, resulting in more natural rendering of colors. (Learn more)
  • Audio: Two 15-watt stereo speakers (for 30 watts of total power) plus integrated subwoofer for rumbling bass.
  • SRS TruSurround HD creates an immersive, feature-rich surround sound experience from two speakers, complete with rich bass, high frequency detail and clear dialog.
  • DLNA-Compatible for better interopability with electronics, computers and mobile devices from many different manufacturers (Learn more)
  • Content Library (2 GB Flash Memory): Built-in library contains photo art gallery, games, workout routines, recipes, and other interesting digital content. Additional items and updates are available from Samsung.com.
  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) allows the TV's remote control to operate at the push of one button, peripheral AV devices such as a DVD player featuring HDMI-CEC.
  • Variable sleep timer can be programmed to turn the TV off at different time intervals.
  • Trilingual on-screen displays in English, Spanish or French.
  • Energy Star Compliant: Reduces energy consumption by up to 25 percent compared with standard TVs.
  • Swivel stand included.
  • Warranty: 1 year parts and labor with in-home service, backed by Samsung toll-free support
  • Medi@2.0 lets you enjoy more with Internet TV, allowing you to receive content via Yahoo!, Flickr, and more via on-screen TV widgets. (Learn more)

Connections
A wide variety of multimedia devices can be connected to the set through any one of the four HDMI 1.3 inputs (including one on the side), and the handy Anynet+ feature (HDMI-CEC) lets you control all your CEC-enabled peripherals--such as a DVD or Blu-ray player--using just one remote. Connect HD digital devices like disc players, game consoles, and satellite dish components into the two 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.

  • HDMI (version 1.3): 4
  • Component: 2 rear
  • Composite A/V: 1 rear/1 side (shared with component)
  • USB 2.0: 2
  • PC input (15-pin, D-Sub): 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • RS232C: 1
  • Digital audio output: 1 optical

Dimensions

  • TV without stand: 51.6 x 33.1 x 3.1 inches (WxHxD); 64.8 pounds
  • TV with stand: 51.6 x 35.2 x 12.1 inches (WxHxD); 76.5 pounds
  • What size TV should you get?
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Digital Living Network Alliance

DLNA logo

dlna daisy chain
You already know something about digital living. There's the TV and digital video recorder in your family room. (And another set in your bedroom.) You have a PC and digital printer in your office, along with a network attached storage device. And you've copied all your music onto your portable music player and haven't had to open a CD case for years. But getting them to talk to each other can be pretty tough. Why is it still so difficult to send digital content from one device to another?

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a collaboration of the world's leading consumer electronics, PC and mobile companies that has created design guidelines for a new generation of products that can work together — no matter the brand.

Think for a moment about all of the photos "locked away" on your home PC that you wish you could access while entertaining your friends and family. Now, thanks to DLNA enabled devices, a DLNA-enabled PC can be accessed from the comfort of your living room or family room via a DLNA-enabled HDTV, where you can enjoy your memories with friends and family, without having to deal with the hassle and non-intuitive "PCexperience".

Or, say you recently downloaded your daughter's birthday party video from your digital camcorder to your PC. Now you want to share it with your parents who are visiting. Without DLNA, you probably have to burn a DVD of the video or hook up the camcorder to the TV. With DLNA, you can just use your TV's remote to call up the video on your TV. That's it.



Medi@2.0

medi@2.0


Medi@2.0 lets you enjoy more with Internet TV, allowing you to receive content via Yahoo!, Flickr, and more on screen. It also includes a content library so you can enjoy pre-loaded content, such as cooking recipes and fitness exercises. Plus, DLNA CERTIFIED connectivity lets you remotely access your PC's personal media so that you can download music, video, and photos and enjoy them anywhere in the home your TV is. Finally USB 2.0 multi-media center lets you connect a thumb drive or a digital camera quickly and easily.


 Current Widgets
 

eBay
Get real-time updates, place bids, monitor your favorite items, view photos and compare prices with the press of your remote. You won’t miss a buying or selling opportunity with the eBay TV widget.


 

RallyCast
Track fantasy league scores, standings, and player stats in real time while you watch the games on TV.

 

Twitter
Keep in touch with people and share real-time updates and frequent answers while you watch TV.

 

Flickr
Share photos with family & friends and browse the latest photos posted by the Flickr community.

 

YouTube
Share your favorite YouTube videos without having to gather around a computer screen.

 

Yahoo! Weather
Choose a location and get a snapshot of current weather conditions, the 5-day forecast and more.

 

Yahoo! News
Get breaking news, headlines, and top stories from leading news sources, designed for the big screen.

 

USA Today Sports
Get the latest sports scores, stories, and snapshots, as the news happens from USA TODAY.

Widgets allow you to track local weather with Yahoo, access eBay, display Flickr pictures and see Twitter updates - all on your screen. With a split-screen display, you can do it all without missing a second of your favorite shows. And now, you can also get movies on demand via blockbuster and Amazon Instant Video.




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

Customer Reviews

The picture quality is great.
R. C. Thomas
Got this Samsung LN55B650 to replace a large DLP, very pleased with upgraded picture quality of this LCD.
V. Briggs
I researched extensively before purchasing this TV and believe I have made the best choice.
Charles T.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

118 of 121 people found the following review helpful By Jorge J. Coelho VINE VOICE on August 2, 2009
Verified Purchase
I now own three LCDs. Two of which are Samsung. I've always liked the fact that Samsung packs in a lot of features and quality for a reasonable price. For the past two years, I have been putting off replacing the TV in our family room, a 7 year old Sony 36XBR800, which is a mammoth of a set. However, our finally caved in for a number of reasons: (1) pricing on flat screens dropped, (2) wanted a television that supported HDMI, and (3) wanted a set that would help with the glare on the TV.

The glare on the TV was, believe it or not, the tipping point. Our family room has lots of windows, and the blinds don't block out all the sun, so with the old set I would get a lot of glare in the middle of the day coming off the TV. It was bad enough where sometimes I would just give up trying to watch anything. I did some research and LCDs do the best job cutting down the glare because of the matte finish on the screen. Plasmas tend to have a glossy finish, which reflects more sunlight. Plasmas also tend to eat a little more energy than LCDs. Those two points sold me on the LCD.

Although I will have to say that overall the Plasma, in my opinion, does a better job of handling moving images than an LCD. LCDs have been known to have issues ("judder") with fast moving objects onscreen, which is something you may typically get while watching sports or playing video games. To correct this issue, TV manufacturers have introduced refresh rates, which you'll see advertised (60 hz, 120 hz, 240 hz). These refresh rates help to cut down the noise you get around the edges of moving objects. However, you'll notice that while watching some programs without fast-moving action the onscreen content can sometimes looks like a cardboard cutout.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By C. Bradshaw on June 18, 2009
This LCD is the best of both size and quality. With the additional 300 off that amazon was offering a couple of weeks ago, it was a bargain for what you get. Samsung is top quality in my opinion right now.

Here is the good:

Great picture. 3 extra inches worth more to me than 240 hz
Glass screen makes picture more vivid and handles glare with ease.
Touch of color makes it look really nice hanging in my living room.

Could be better:
Sound is average at best. Most will hook it up to external speakers so it doesn't matter that much
Remote is decent but needs more quick buttons to control PIP and other tools that you have to navigate through a couple of menus to change

Bad:
Nothing. You will not be dissapointed with this bad boy!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 15, 2009
I'm surprised that more people aren't buying this set, or at least reviewing it (which typically is indicative of sales). Really with this set there are only two things that may bother your run-of-the-mill average TV watcher, and that is 1. Glare, 2. Flashlighting/clouding (backlight shining through).
On 1 I can honestly say the glare doesn't bother me at all. Some people may not be able to deal with it because they are picky and/or have a really bright room this TV is going into, but that is not an issue to me. Just personal opinion. I would never let that be a factor to me unless it truly bothered me, and it truly does not with this set.

On 2 I can say that I did have some initial problems with clouding and it being visible. I used settings posted on Cnet for this TV. They are kind of dark, but you get used to it. This prevents clouding from being as noticeable, but some backlight will bleed through, and it's especially apparent on large TVs. How apparent is it? I am very picky and although I can notice it on a completely pitch black screen, it really doesn't bother me that much during normal TV watching. I have my backlight set at 3 (out of 10), standard mode leaves it at 8. This is way too bright and you will most definitely see some bleed through.

There are a few recommended fixes if you have clouding that is poor around the edges. Wiping the entire TV side to side and up and down with a microfiber cloth has worked in limited cases, as well as loosening a few bezel screws along the TVs edge to loosen the pressure and keep the backlight from shining through as brightly. Also limited success stories on this method and I even tried it with no such luck. Changing my settings was the action that gave me the best result.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Stafford H. Baker on May 7, 2009
I just got this yesterday and was immediately blown away by the picture quality, especially when compared to the 50" 720P LG plasma it replaces. The difference was as astounding for me as the plasma was over regular def TV. For live HD such as CNN and local news, the Samsung easily matches the sharpness and clarity one sees in the big box showrooms. I'm not so sure about other HD broadcasts. Some shows seem too bright, but when I adjust down the contrast and brightness, other shows are too dark. The colors also seem to vary more from one show to another than was the case with my plasma. I hope to be able to sort this out over time through the many easily accessed menu adjustments.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Foerster on June 4, 2009
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I have had this item approximately three weeks and it has met all of my expectations. As a Plasma TV owner, I wanted to replace and older TV with an LCD since they use less power and create less heat. I did a good deal of research but this TV was too new to have been rated. I trusted in the quality and ratings of Samsung brandmates and was not disappointed. It has a bright and beautiful picture; more adjustments than anyone could ever need; and many other features (such as internet connectivity) that I have yet to try. I especially like the media viewer, since I shoot only digital photos when traveling. This TV is so good, it shows up the flaws in my cable HD service that I never noticed before. I highly recommend this TV to anyone looking for a large screen TV in the LCD format.
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