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Samsung LA / LE / LN A950 Series LCD TV (46", 55")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews of Samsung LA / LE / LN A950 Series LCD TV (46", 55"). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and color. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the price, and many are critical about the glare and remote control.

image quality, design, usability, color, sound

reliability, remote control, glare

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung LA / LE / LN A950 Series LCD TV (46", 55") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Samsung LA / LE / LN A950 Series LCD TV (46", 55") from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Reviewers are impressed by the sound and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the glare and reliability get less positive opinions.

image quality, usability, price, design, sound

reliability, glare

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung LN55A950 55-Inch Touch of Color 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTVSamsung LN46A950 46 inch Full HD 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTVSamsung LN55A950 55 inch Full HD 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Lincoln Spector (



The Samsung LN55A950 is the first LCD TV we've tested with LED backlighting. But LED backlighting doesn't come cheap. The LN55A950's $4500 street price (as of April 16, 2009) puts it in a different league from the other TVs that PC World normally...

Ethernet connection for Web services Fantastic remote control; great sound

Very expensive. Picture-in-picture doesn't work well

The menus are attractive and readable, though they do take up a lot of screen real estate. The main menu includes useful explanations. Navigation is normally easy but occasionally confusing. A smaller Quick Menu offers immediate access to commonly...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Lincoln Spector (

Samsung LN55A950 HDTV Review


Ethernet connection for Web services ; Fantastic remote control; great sound

Very expensive ; Picture-in-picture doesn't work well

The LED-backlit Samsung LN55A90 produces a very good picture, and this HDTV has an ethernet connection, too.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Samsung LN46A950


Not yet reviewed by editors.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (

Samsung LNA950 review: Samsung LNA950


Editors' note, April 6, 2009: The rating on this review has been lowered because of changes in the competitive marketplace.

Produced exceedingly deep black levels for an LCD TV; extremely accurate color; solid video processing; extensive interactive functionality; scads of picture controls; superb connectivity with four HDMI and one PC input; attractive, understated design.

Very expensive; picture washes out and discolors from off-angle; some blooming effects in high-contrast scenes; screen reflects ambient light.

Samsung's LED-backlit LN46A950 represents the peak of flat-panel LCD TV performance and picture quality, with a price to match.

Sep, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Robert Heron (

Samsung LN55A950


TV manufacturers have just started turning to light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as a way to further enhance colors and picture quality on LCD HDTVs, which have previously been limited by the color gamut of traditional fluorescent backlighting. The Samsung...

Excellent energy efficiency. Superb picture contrast. Good color accuracy.

Limited viewing sweet spot. Some advanced picture controls are ineffective. Reflective screen surface.

The Samsung LN55A950 is an impressive showcase of modern LCD technology, thanks to its LED backlighting and energy efficiency. It also delivers the best picture quality we've seen (so far) among LED-backlit LCDs.

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Samsung LN55A950


In conclusion, the LN55A950 performs quite well given the new technology it contains. If you just have to have the newest technology to hit the market, and don't mind sacrificing some of your viewing angle to get it, then the LN55A950 may be the way to...

1080p Full HDLED SmartLightingAuto Motion Plus & LED Motion PlusFair off-axis performance

Halo effect on certain objects

With the same LED backlight technology as its predecessors, the LN55A950...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: PCStats (

Samsung LN55A950D1F 55-inch LED-backlight LCD A950 HDTV Review


Samsung's new A950 series of LCD HDTVs has been designed to be the next step in image fidelity for liquid crystal display technology. These home theatre HD TVs use Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that can selectively illuminate sections of the screen at a...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Tweak News (tweaknews)

Expert Review


The model being reviewed today is fully 120hz compliant, has full LED backlighting, it has Samsung's top of the line 55 inch LCD panel for their best color reproduction they have available. This should be an interesting review to see if the newer 120hz...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (

Samsung LN46A950 LCD HDTV Reviewed


LED backlight systems with local dimming are the greatest thing to happen to LCDs, well, ever. The 46-inch LN46A950 from Samsung has that, plus 120Hz technology, four HDMI inputs, DLNA certification, a high-contrast screen, and more. Adrienne Maxwell...

The local-dimming LED backlight system allows this LCD to produce better blacks and have a better overall contrast than many traditional LCD TVs ; The second-generation LED models add Auto Motion Plus 120Hz technology, which effectively reduces motion...

The Ultra Clear Panel makes reflected images more visible (even more so than many plasmas), which can be distracting when trying to watcher dark content in a very bright room ; Because of the LED technology, this TV is more expensive than many other...

The LN46A950 represents the finest that Samsung has to offer in the LCD realm, but its excellent performance and full complement of features will cost you. That said, this 46-inch model is less expensive than the similarly sized LED model from Sony,...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Simon (

Samsung LN55A950 LCD TV


A few months ago I had the opportunity to review Samsung's LN40A650. This was one of their newer models available and it featured a 40″ panel with just a Touch of Color. It was an amazing TV and is solely responsible for rekindling my love for being a...

Amazing picture quality (brightness, contrast, color) ; LED SmartLighting Technology reduces power consumption and improves picture quality ; Ridiculously large picture ; InfoLink works in Canada ; Sleek, simple, sexy

Comes at a premium price

You feel as if you’re right in front of the action with the 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, Ultra Clear Panel and Auto Motion Plus. Some may say the Touch Of Color makes the TV a piece of art, but I disagree. It's what the A950 does that makes it...

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Delivering more natural, lifelike color reproduction with its wide-color-gamut LED backlight, the 46-inch Samsung LN46A950 LCD HDTV also sports a wide variety of video-experience-enhancing technologies. For fast, clear, life-like reproduction of action and sports, and a truly film-like experience, a blazing-fast 4ms panel-response time combines with Auto Motion Plus 120HZ processing. Four HDMI v1.3 inputs offer optimal high definition connectivity, while built-in digital ATSC and Clear QAM tuners prepare you to view HD video from any source. Finally, Samsung's unique Touch of Color bezel design adds an innovative gray flare to your home theater. Features: Screen Size : 45.9 inches; Resolution : 1920 (H) x 1080 (V);Dynamic Contrast Ratio : 1,000,000:1; HDMI : 3.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Product Line:Samsung

Service & Support

Type:18 months warranty


120Hz: Yes
Diagonal Size:46in
Diagonal Size (cm):117cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:1000000:1
Enhanced Refresh Rate:120 Hz
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:4
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
LCD Backlight Technology:Wide Color Gamut-CCFL
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:178 degrees

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP)
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes