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Samsung LN52A650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2227 reviews of Samsung LN52A650. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the sound and design. The price and usability also get good opinions, whereas many are critical about the energy efficiency. Reviews about the tuner and reliability are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung LN52A650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung LN52A650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2129 user reviews of Samsung LN52A650 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the sound and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the black level and reliability. Some have doubts about the tuner and energy efficiency.

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energy, tuner

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung LN52A650 52-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV with Red Touch of ColorSamsung LN52A650 52-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV with Red Touch of Color

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Samsung LNA650 review

 

Samsung's LN52A650 dares to be different. In a world of me-too, glossy black flat-panel HDTVs, no few of which may bear the company's own logo, this 52-inch LCD is dressed in red. Like many radical design choices, you'll either love it or hate it, and...

Superb black-level performance; highly accurate color; improved 120Hz de-judder video processing; fine standard-definition processing; broad selection of picture setup options; can display weather, news, and stock info onscreen; energy-efficient...

Relatively expensive; red-colored frame isn't for everyone; shiny screen reflects ambient room lighting; some artifacts when de-judder modes are engaged; awkward click wheel remote.

If you don't mind its red frame, the Samsung LN52A650 LCD TV will reward you with a massive feature set and excellent picture quality.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (hometheaterreview.com)

Samsung LN52A650 LCD HDTV Reviewed

 

This 52-inch LCD TV hails from one of Samsung's top-shelf 2008 lines and thus sports many advanced picture technologies and features. It has a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a four-millisecond response time. It uses Samsung's Auto Motion Plus 120Hz......

Sep, 2008

Expert review by (hdtvuniverse.com)

Samsung LN52A650 Review – 52-inch LCD HDTV

 

The LN52A650 has a massively high 15,000 to 1 contrast ratio, and this results in exotically natural colors and perfectly deep black levels. Colors and images remain bright when the set is connected to a variety of sources. Use with gaming consoles and...

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Finally Fizzled Out

 

After 5.5 yrs and 8000 estimated hours of service, the TV (LN52A650) has finally died. The screen is still perfect after all these years, but the electronics responsible for interpreting signal input have evidently gone kaputz. Is that good though? 8K...

1080p LCD Ultrabright ; Swivel Stand

None

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Finally Fizzled Out

 

After 5.5 yrs and 8000 estimated hours of service, the TV (LN52A650) has finally died. The screen is still perfect after all these years, but the electronics responsible for interpreting signal input have evidently gone kaputz. Is that good though? 8K...

1080p LCD Ultrabright Swivel Stand

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great TV

 

Delived with no damage, no problems.

Great Picture, easy to learn how to use. Reliable

Would like to have a speaker out for using the built in amp with better speakers without turning on the home theater. Sound is ok with built in speakers, but has room for improvement. Somewhat clunky changing of imputs into the TV.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

SAMSUNG LN52A650

 

The best TV I have owned bar none. Samsung has really out done the likes of Sony with this LCD model line. The picture the look and feel of the TV all are #1. I find the operation of the tv and setting are a bit daunting at first. Once the general...

None to date.

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

SAMSUNG LN52A650

 

If half-star ratings were allowed I'd give it 4.5 stars. Overall a great TV. Just face it away from bright light sources.

Great contrast and color. Uses about as much power as my old 37" TV. Tons of calibration options. Swivel base is a nice touch.

Calibration is a little tedious. Took several attempts to get it just right. Screen is very reflective. Most of the options are disabled on HDMI input from a DVI-HDMI cable, so the input from my computer has distorted red with no way to adjust.

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

SAMSUNG ToC 52" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV w/ DNIe - LN52A650

 

Only if all delivery people were as careful as we would be.

TV works great. This was a replacement for a shipment damaged one. Crystal was very helpful. thanks again

Had to wait for the replacent. One it before the dilivery guy leaves.

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice TV!

 

Get a Blu-Ray DVD player with video upscaling capabilities -- your old non-Blu-Ray DVDs will look much sharper than you are used to using full 1080p upscaling. If you have a Wii, get a component video cable so that you can get better resolution on this...

This LCD TV is a great size for my den. It mounted on the wall using the Matix mounting kit and I was able to do it by myself without too much hassle. The picture quality is excellent on HD cable channels and Blu-Ray DVDs using HDMI inputs. Picture...

When I first plugged the TV in, it had a strange dark haze on the left-hand side of the screen that eventually resolved itself. I called Newegg and was going to RMA the TV, but the problem went away and I haven't seen it since. It could have been the...

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SRS TruSurround XT
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):50000:1
Display Diagonal:52
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Response Time:4
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

HDMI: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):54.8 x 16.9 x 39.3
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Packaging Data

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package weight:96.6

Performance

Card reader integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite video in:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:ATSC
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.09
Depth (with stand):12.8
Height:31.7
Height (with stand):34.1
Weight:64.2
Weight with stand:76.1
Width:50.2
Width (with stand):50.2