|Crisp, clear picture quality from a TV with
a true sense of style.|
For any TV viewer, it’s all about picture quality – the crisp details, the stunning colors, and the realistic images. The Samsung LN46D550 LCD TV brings you everything you want; with Full HD 1080p resolution on a 46-inch LCD screen, movies come alive and TV shows are utterly captivating. Samsung’s innovative AllShare technology brings even more content to the flat screen, with the ability to bring other media files from other connected devices in your house right to your TV. Impressive function is matched by equally stunning form: Samsung’s Touch of Color™ bezel features a bold accent at the frame’s edge that compliments the décor of any room.
I am really impressed by the quality of this product. Everything is great. There are lots of options to tweak, the colors are amazing, the sound is very, very good for this quite thin TV, there are lots of input (4 hdmi, 2 USB, 2 components, etc...), have nice energy saving options, and even 480i looks much nicer than on other LCDs I have tested. The only possible issues are: 1) The black becomes dark blue if viewed from the angle. This is common problem for LCDs, and I think that as LCD TV goes, it is very minor effect (it is very even dark blue background, noticeable when you view TV at around 30 degree of axis), but some other TVs (like plasma or projection TVs) do not have it by design. 2) While piano black design is very nice to look at, if you have source of light behind you, you will see some reflection from the edge of the screen, which may be a bit destructing. True, though, if you watch TV, you should not have sources of light behind you anyway, still, this may be a small factor on your choice of the TV. 3) This is 60Hz model, so, for fast moving images this is not the best TV (consider 120Hz ones, but it costs $$) That's it! The negatives did not cost a star, so 5 stars for TV this price. The rest are all positives! Samsung really does it quite well with this TV.
I recently purchased this TV for my family room. Since I mainly watch tv from a small table in the kitchen adjacent to the family room I didn't want a really large screen as I would be sitting too close. The 37" size is perfect both for close viewing from the kitchen as well as viewing from a distance in the family room. There is a really nice feature which allows you to reduce the picture size so for close viewing I watch a reduced picture while for further distances I increase the picture to its full size. I don't have that capability on my Sony Bravia 40" which I use in the bedroom, and often the picture is just too large for comfortable viewing. The other great feature is the ability to plug an external hard drive into the USB port and watch all my videos. It plays virtually any file format including MKV,avi,DIVX etc. The picture clarity is excellent both with HDTV and the 720 and 1080p videos. Additionally, the stand swivels which is very convenient for viewing from different locations. Overall I am very pleased with the tv and highly recommend it.