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This review is from: Samsung LN-S4095D 40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV (Electronics)
Before choosing the Samsung LN-S4095, I did tons of research and viewing in the stores. It came down between the Samsung and the Sony KDL-40XBR2 and the Panasonic TH-42PX600U. I eliminated the Panasonic because I didn't want to deal with an extended "break-in" period of a couple hundred hours and the possibility of burn-in later. The picture of the Sony appeared a little sharper and a little pushed to the red, both I believe to be artifacts of artificial edge enhancement and color preference on Sony's part. The Samsung's picture seemed more natural and true to life to my eye. Further, a big plus is that the SD channels look very good on the Samsung compared to just barely average on the Sony and until HD becomes universal, SD will be an annoying fact of life. Personal preference: I very much favor the piano-black finish of the Samsung and the thin screen surround compared to the glitzy glass edging of the Sony. Then there's the unmistakable price advantage also. Thus far, the Samsung has been everything I expected. The only "negative" is average-sounding TV speakers. BTW, the 4095 is almost identical to the 4096.