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Samsung LN40C650 40-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV (Black) (2010 Model)
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- Full HD 1080p resolution
- Touch of Color(TM) design
- Exceeds ENERGY STAR® standards
- ConnectShare(TM) Movie
- Game Mode
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The Samsung LCD 650 HDTV is a smooth operator: 120 Hz Clear Motion Rate technology allows you to see fast action with a smoothness that’s clearly ahead of the competition. The AllShare feature even allows you to sync up your entire household: A wired or wireless DLNA connection lets you stream your PC audio and video files to your HDTV using your remote. And Samsung’s Touch of Color design combines texture and color that will complement any décor.
- Screen Size: 40 inches
- Full 1080p HD resolution: Enjoy the powerful picture quality, vivid colors and stunning clarity of Full HD 1080p resolution.
- 120 Hz Clear Motion Rate: Samsung 120 Hz technology allows you to see fast action with a smoothness thats clearly ahead of the competition.
- Touch of Color: Exclusive red Touch of Color design combines texture and color that can complement any room.
- ConnectShare Movie: Connect a thumb drive or digital camera quickly and easily. User-friendly interface allows access to videos, a music
playlist and pictures via the remote.
- SAMSUNG SMART TV: Connect to an ever-expanding portal of your favorite digital content. Customizable widgets give you access to
BLOCKBUSTER, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Instant Video and more – all on your HDTV.
- Exceeds ENERGY STAR Standards: Up to 43% more energy efficient than ENERGY STAR 4.0 minimum standards.
- 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.
- Wide Color Enhancer Pro delivers the entire spectrum of color and luminance for rich, saturated images with intense detail.
- BD Wise: Automatically adjusts all your componets for the best picture and sound quality.
- AllShare: Sync up your entire household. A wired or wireless DLNA connection lets you stream your PC audio and video files to your HDTV using yoru remote.
- DLNA: Sync up your entire household. A wired or wireless2 DLNA connection lets you stream your PC audio and video files to your HDTV using your remote.
- 10 Watts x 2 audio power stereo broadcast reception: Supports multichannel sound (MTS)and second audio program (SAP) with 181-channel capacity.
- SRS TheaterSound
- Warranty: 1 year parts and 1 year labor warranty (90 days parts and labor for commercial use), backed by Samsung toll-free support.
- Swivel Stand
- 4 HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface):
3 back, 1 side
HDMI makes it easy to connect your home theater with one cable per component.
- Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): Allows peripheral AV devices such as a DVD player to be controlled by a Samsung TV remote control.
- USB: 2 side
- PC input: 1 back
- TV without stand: 38.4 x 24.2 x 3.2 inches (WxHxD); 31.5 pounds
- TV with stand: 38.4 x 26.0 x 10.0 inches (WxHxD); 39 pounds
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- 2010 LinkStick: Connect wirelessly to a world of digital content from Samsung. The LinkStick wireless LAN adaptor eliminates the hassle and cluttered look of wires. Learn more about the Samsung WIS09ABGN LinkStick Wireless LAN Adapter.
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PROS: Very good HD picture, which becomes stunning with good source material (after calibrating the picture); excellent SD picture (better than the good CRT TV it replaced); tons of controls for picture calibration; streaming Netflix is great, the Pandora app has become my household's new source for music of all types, either through the TV speakers or piped to the stereo; ethernet makes upgrading firmware and internet apps very easy; lots of connectivity; easy to set up; light; swivel stand works well; power efficient; doesn't get hot; no noise or buzz; no dead or stuck pixels; has analog audio out jack (important for old A/V receivers); functions as an outstanding computer monitor (with DVI-to-HDMI cable); glossy screen helps picture and repels dust; can't even notice the red "Touch of Color" design.
CONS: Though black levels are generally very good, when the screen and room are both dark you can see some flashlighting around the corners and some bleedthrough of the backlight; very fast motion on screen will cause brief pixelization and loss of picture clarity (has to be very fast motion -- football and other sports look great); picture quality degrades quickly as you move off-center (though not as much as in some other LCD TVs); requires major picture calibration out of the box (I used settings found in reviews of this TV on the web, tweaked them a bit to preference, and the picture's much better, though it's hard to get it right); most of the current internet apps are useless; the factory preset modes are useless.
Overall it's a very good TV, with a picture that can sometimes be mesmerizing.Read more ›
Some of the Internet@TV apps aren't as gimmicky as you might expect. Sure, there are some really awful games, some of which are trials. I certainly wouldn't expect to buy any games for this TV. Graphically, it isn't a capable machine. They sort of remind me of a set of mediocre 2D-only flash games with really poor framerates. So, game apps are out. That said, a small collection of the apps are actually very useful. Netflix works great, and did so right out of the box. Pandora is excellent, and unlike the online version, has no ads with a free account. The youtube app also works great, although searching for videos can be a pain using the remote since you have to use some sort of phone-like input method for typing. It does have T9 and a decent dictionary to speed things up. There are a couple of other video streaming apps that seem polished including Hulu Plus, Vudu, Blockbuster, and CinemaNow. Hulu Plus is still in beta, but after trying out a few of their samples, it seems well made. Vudu, Blockbuster, and CinemaNow are too expensive for my tastes, renting movies for 25%-30% of the price to own isn't worth it to me. And buying a digital copy from either place without also having a physical copy doesn't cut it. Especially if they are the same price.
There are twitter and facebook apps, but a lot of the use of those apps comes from communication.Read more ›
After three months, the TV stopped working. The whole screen went dead, I could smell a faint electrical burning smell, and no lights on the TV would work at all. I called Samsung, gave them the information for the TV and they contacted the local repair shop that would come out and fix it. This part all went smooth.
I talked to the local repair shop and described what had happened with the TV, and over the phone he diagnosed it as a power supply issue. In the past, Samsung has had ongoing problems with their power supplies, specifically the 2008 and 2009 models. Now, because the power supply went out in my 2010 model it could just mean that I was unlucky, but it could also mean that Samsung hasn't really resolved their power supply issues. It remains to be seen which of these is true. The main problem that I had was that it took weeks for the necessary part to come in. I talked with the repair guy about it. If Samsung has power supply issues why don't they keep samsung power supplies in stock?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We bought this over a year ago for our church. It has a lovely picture.
The colors are brilliant and clear. Would recommend this TV to
This model was recommended by my son who is in the high end A/V business. He said it was better than the newest models and, while I have no basis for comparison, it would be hard... Read morePublished on October 5, 2012 by AustinP615
I'll make this quick.
I did read many online reviews before purchasing this TV and read hints of the bleed through of light when screen is playing a dark media scene. Read more
I have owned this LCD TV for a while now and love it. I do have another LED 46" Sony. The blacks on this TV are not as good as the LED one, but hey LED is a generation ahead! Read morePublished on September 22, 2011 by Antony John
I decided upon Samsung based upon other reviews. Amazon had a great price & special when I ordered. The shipment was on time & came in good condition. Read morePublished on September 22, 2011 by AC
I want to start off by saying that the Samsung LN40C650 tv set is great. The picture quality is awesome, local and internet streaming work perfectly, and I was extremely satisfied... Read morePublished on September 6, 2011 by R. Perez
I have owned this TV for a year now. Great picture, easily connects to my wireless home network (must buy the Samsung adaptor). Read morePublished on June 22, 2011 by Amazon Customer
Did lots of research - internet & store viewing. Settled on 650 because of Internet (Netflix) function. Couldn't be happier with TV. Read morePublished on April 19, 2011 by Jim Allday
Spent months trying to find the perfect TV for my bedroom. Ultimately decided on this Samsung model because of it's 'Ultra Clear Panel' which essentially is a glossy screen. Read morePublished on March 25, 2011 by Lovethefuture