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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the sound and usability are on the whole positive. The color and design also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the remote control. Views are divided on the price.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung LA / LE / LN A950 Series LCD TV (46", 55")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Samsung LA / LE / LN A950 Series LCD TV (46", 55") from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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

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LN55A950

 

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...

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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.

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Samsung LN55A950 LCD TV

 

Samsung makes a huge return to Overclockers Online with their brand new 55′ LCD TV. This behemoth will certainly rock your world with high definition clarity, color, contrast and picture.

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Samsung LN55A950 LCD HDTV

 

Last year, Samsung launched its first generation of LCD flat-panel sets with LED backlighting, the 81 Series. These sets were exciting in a number of ways. LEDs offer potentially superior color performance compared with conventional fluorescent...

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Samsung LN55A950 LCD TV

 

So what it is about Samsung's second-generation LED-backlit LCD TVs that will so inflame the passions of the video glitterati? Let's take a look...

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UltimateAVmag.com: Samsung LN55A950 LCD TV

 

Samsung's LN55A950 seems destined to generate controversy among the videophile community. Some will insist that it's the best-looking LCD TV on the market; others will say, well, otherwise. Both arguments are likely to revolve around the...

Incredible blacks/contrast ratio, Virtually no motion blur and no artifacts with frame interpolation on, Beautifully vibrant and natural color, Razor-sharp detail

Haloing and light-pumping, Poor off-axis performance, Mirror-like screen surface, Annoying user interface

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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

Depth:4.2in
Height:27.5in
Weight:58lbs
Width:45.7in

DVD

Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:LN46A950
Product Line:Samsung

Service & Support

Type:18 months warranty

Television

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
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:178 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

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