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Samsung LE-A956 Series LCD TV (46", 55")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the connectivity and design are generally positive. The usability and color are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the glare.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung LE-A956 Series LCD TV (46", 55") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 45 reviews)

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Samsung LE55A956D review

 

With its Series 9 sets, Samsung claims to have taken LCD TV technology to another level

Black level ; Crisp and detailed HD images ; WISELINK Pro-DLNA is an exceptional addition

Mighty footprint in bezel and depth terms ; Pictures need tweaking ; SD pictures can look flat

Recommended!

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Samsung LE55A956 55in LCD TV

 

Samsung combines LED backlighting and a range of nifty features with great effect in this big 55in LCD TV.

While its various little picture niggles open the door for other upcoming LED models to potentially outperform the LE55A956, right now the problems don't do enough to stop me feeling as if I've just spent quality time with not only a great picture...

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Samsung LE55A956

 

Not everyone has the room or money to accommodate this monstrous 55-inch TV, but it still delivers a fine big-screen picture

Great design and styling ; feature-packed ; excellent black reproduction ; superb Blu-ray picture

On-screen noise infiltrates DVD and Freeview pictures ; colours can be tricky to balance

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Samsung LE55A956

 

The LE55A956's extravagant looks are joined by an extensive feature count. Connections, for instance, include an impressive four HDMIs, a USB port and an Ethernet jack. What's more, the LE55A956's Ethernet jack goes a considerable step further than the...

Terrific black levels, rich colours, stunning design, decent audio, great connectivity, good price for such a large LED screen

Blooming/halo effect around bright picture elements, limited viewing angle, occasional colour tone/blend issues

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Samsung LE55A956

 

A technological tour de force which points the way forward for LCD TV technology ..

A tour de force of innovative and more importantly useable technology which works. With the LE55A956 Samsung has produced an LCD which is not perfect but which in many respects is quite remarkable.

highly-recommended

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Samsung LE55A956 Review

 

At a time when other big brands like Sony and Philips were scampering to jump on the LED backlight bandwagon, Samsung was already readying its second generation for public consumption, having been the first electronics manufacturer to release an...

Smart LED] allows for exemplary blacks (and even true 0 cd/m2 blacks when the screen is blank) ; Improved LED backlighting algorithm (less flaring and virtually no black level fluctuation) ; Comprehensive array of picture adjustment controls available...

Average standard-def upscaling ; Input lag of 30 to 60ms may affect sensitive gamers ; Limited off-axis viewing angle ; Glossy “Ultra Clear Panel” reflects ambient light and causes glare ; Intermittent dropped frames when displaying 1080p/24 video...

Armed with a superior LED backlighting system (which results in less flaring and virtually no black level fluctuation), [100Hz Motion Plus] MCFI technology (which reduces motion blur), and a colour management system however rudimentary, the Samsung...

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Front AV Interface: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: Yes
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 600 x 400

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Direct LED

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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