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Samsung LN46A550 46-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV
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Product Description

45.9" screen (measured diagonally) * widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio * high-gloss black finish * built-in digital (ATSC) and analog (NTSC) tuners for over-the-air TV broadcasts (antenna required) * built-in QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service required) * 1920 x 1080 pixels *

Samsung's 550 Series is a perfect way to step up to Full HD 1080p resolution. A fast 5 ms response rate produces smooth-motion scenes for sports and action movies, and a dynamic contrast ratio of 30,000:1 makes for deep blacks and crisp lines (15,000:1 in 32-inch and 37-inch models). Superb connectivity and networking with a USB port and 3 HDMI 1.3 ports with Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) means these HDTVs play well with all of your other electronics. Easily enjoy MPEG and JPEG files stored on external devices by connecting through the side-mounted USB 2.0, turn your LCD into a full-scale home viewing gallery, or connect your MP3 player for a dynamic audio experience.



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Key Features

  • New -- 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio: up from 15,000:1 on 2007 models (15,000 on 32-inch and 37-inch models) (Learn more)
  • New -- Fast 5ms response time: down from 8ms on 2007 models thanks to a new high-speed liquid crystal
  • Full 1080p HD (Learn more)
  • 178-degree viewing angle from all four axes with Super Patterned Vertical Alignment (Learn more)
  • 3 HDMI 1.3 ports: Simplay compliant (Learn more)
  • USB 2.0 port: connect devices directly to your HDTV--view JPEG photos or MPEG movies or easily listen to your MP3 player through your HDTV's audio system or your home theater system
  • DNIe Digital Natural Image Engine improves the picture by enhancing the contrast, detail, and white balance (Learn more)
  • Hidden speakers with SRS TruSurround XT audio (Learn more)
  • Wide Color Enhancer technology and Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) offer a wider color range (Learn more)
  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP) enables convenient simultaneous viewing of TV programs and video or PC sources
  • V-Chip system allows blocking of rated TV and movie programs determined by the parent to contain objectionable content.
  • Trilingual on-screen displays in English, Spanish or French.
  • Variable sleep timer to turn the TV off in varying time intervals.
  • Auto wall mount compatible: 3-dimensional operation via TV’s remote control; no external IR receiver required.
  • Swivel stand included
  • 1 year parts and 1 year labor warranty (90 days parts and labor for commercial use), with in-home service, backed by Samsung toll-free support

Step Up Features

  • Series 6: 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, AutoMotion Plus 120Hz image interpolation for smoother motion, 4ms response time, Transparent and Opaque Color (TOC) bezel, Clear Panel, Ethernet port with Infolink free RSS feeds, 4 HDMI 1.3 ports, Sports and Game modes, Compatible with Samsung's Home Digital Media Adapter for playback and navigation of Internet and stored PC multimedia
  • Series 7: Internal flash memory (1GB) with pre-loaded interactive content such as cooking recipes, children's entertainment, HD artwork and more, Integrated woofer for an enhanced audio experience, DLNA-Compatible: for better interoperability with electronics, computers and mobile devices from many different manufacturers
  • Series 8: super-slim 1.9-inch thick profile
What size TV should you get?

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Full HD 1080P

full HD 1080P Full HD, or 1080p, contains 1.5 times more scanning lines than conventional HD TVs. More scanning lines mean more pixels, more details and a better picture. The new Samsung LCD TV with resolution that is approximately 2 times greater than conventional HDTVs, creating the most perfect picture imaginable.

Samsung’s 1080p panel uses a new high-speed liquid crystal to cut response time to 4ms. The fast response time, coupled with Samsung’s Auto Motion Plus 120Hz motion blur reduction technology dramatically reduces motion blur and judder.
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30,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/500 nit Brightness

25,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio 30,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio will give you a picture better than you ever thought possible, with whiter whites, blacker blacks and a nearly infinite subtlety of gradations in between. As two of the most important determining factors in overall picture quality, contrast and brightness levels achieve new heights in this latest generation LCD panel. Samsung’s new LCD TV’s give the most stunning realistic picture quality ever.

Digital Natural Image Engine

DNIe image DNIe The Samsung Digital Natural Image engine. This exclusive Samsung technology dramatically improves the picture by enhancing the contrast, detail, white balance and reduces.
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Wide Color Enhancer/Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp

The NTSC (National Television Systems Committee) has established the color standards all TVs in America try to meet. And typical LCD TVs only meet about 72% of this standard. Samsung LCD HDTVs use Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp back lights to give you 92% coverage of the NTSC standard, ensuring truer, more breathlessly vivid colors.

Samsung’s exclusive Wide Color Enhancer technology delivers more brilliant colors, even in bright areas of the picture where blues and greens are washed out on conventional screens. The system displays wider color reproduction, showing you truer colors – the fresh green of spring foliage, the intense blue of the summer sky.
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Connectivity

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To make the Series 6 a true entertainment hub for any home, Samsung has incorporated advanced HD connectivity and networking capabilities that expand the HDTV’s functionality. A wide variety of multimedia devices can be connected to the set through any one of the four Simplay compliant HDMI 1.3 inputs (including one on the side), and the handy HDMI-CEC feature lets you control all your CEC-enabled peripherals using just one remote.

Connect HD digital devices like disc players, game consoles, and satellite dish components into the 2 rear connections and use the side-mounted input for cameras, camcorders, and laptops. HDMI is the best performing interface for displaying an HD source on an HDTV.

Once connected, users can easily access device menus and manage and display content through the newly redesigned Wheel Key Remote control and the HDTV’s sophisticated content management interface.

All Connections
  • 3 HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) version 1.3: (2 rear/1 side)
  • Component video: 2 rear (Y, Pb, Pr)
  • Composite inputs: 1 rear (shared with component) / 1 side
  • S-Video: 1 side
  • PC input: 1 rear
  • Wiselink (USB 2.0)
  • RF antenna inputs
  • Headphone jack: side

Super Patterned Vertical Alignment

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Samsung’s Super Patterned Vertical Alignment (SPVA) panel provides a 178-degree viewing angle from all four axes

Audio Features

TruSurround is a patented SRS technology that solves the problem of playing 5.1 multichannel content over two speakers. TruSurround delivers a compelling, virtual surround sound experience through any two-speaker playback system, including internal television speakers and headphones. It is fully compatible with all multichannel formats up to 5.1 channels. High-quality virtual surround sound can be experienced with just the two hidden, downward-firing side-mounted 2.2-channel dome speakers built into the TV.

SRS TruSurround XT technology delivers an amazing, simulated 3D effect with clear dialog and powerful bass.

TruSurround XT audio also adds three audio enhancement technologies to produce an amazingly immersive sound experience.
  • Dialog Clarity brings movie dialog into Focus during the playback of any surround-encoded material to make speech much clearer and crisper.
  • TruBass creates incredible deep rich bass allowing a person to perceive significantly deeper, richer low bass tones that are far beyond the physical low frequency capabilities of the speaker itself.
  • The SRS WOW feature widens the sound stage by processing standard two-channel stereo material as well as multi-channel encoded material for a dramatic improvement in the playback of any stereo audio over a two-speaker system.
Stereo broadcast reception is offered for MTS and SAP with 181-channel capacity. A sound leveler keeps audio volume consistent during channel changing.

Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

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With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience.
If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.
  • Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
  • Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5
Features:
  • Full HD 1080p Resolution
  • Wide Color Enhancer
  • 3 HDMI Inputs
  • USB 2.0
  • HDMI-CDC

Customer Reviews:

  • Stupendeous
    The white glove service is as advertised. Delivery personnel were very courteous and knowledgable of the proper set-up.

    As for the Samsung LN46A550 46" LCD, I can't say enough about the easy operation using the remote and the crystal clear Digital picture it displays. Once the channels are scanned, you can use the Ch List button to view the upcoming shows after using the right arrow to select the digital channel you wish the info for. The HDMI hook up's are the only way to go to get HD video and audio. The PC hookup using RS-232 gave me the max output of my PC video card and is a vast improvement over S-Video output. The only negative is for the Headphone output which I used for a wireless headset, but gave me a lot of noise from my system. I suspect it comes from the backlite of the set as the noise is the same as from my flourescent circle bulb used in the TV room when it is on. Guess I will start using a corded headset with an extension.
    Now if I can get my 60,000 hours of use I will be one happy camper. Oh just about forgot about the USB port which will recognize your flash drive and probably an external hard drive to display photos or videos. Overall I rate it a 10 for ease of use and crystal clear picture in 1080P....more info
  • Great Full 1080p TV
    I bought this product from Amazon before the Super Bowl and got it for $1049.00 brand new. It is retailing for more right now. The TV itself is amazing. The full 1080p picture is remarkable, blu-ray discs have the picture I bought the TV for and I am very satisfied with the product and the deal I got from Amazon. I got the TV, a Samsung Blu-Ray player, and Iron Man/Dark Knight Blu-Rays for about $1230. Best deal I have ever got.

    Samsung LN46A550 46-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV...more info
  • Best Buy for your Living Room!
    Awesome TV. I bought this for my living room, which is about 12' x 17'. It's perfect from any seat in the room. Great viewing angle! The connectivity is perfect for the slightly-over-average user. It has a number of connections for everything from cable TV, DVD players, laptop/PCs, and even USB devices (the software for this function is very friendly). Highly recommended....more info
  • The Best T.V. in the World!
    I love this t.v. I am more than happy with my purchase. I was a little disappointed with the delivery process though. ...more info
  • Very good TV at good price
    I have been very pleased with my purchase. I got it at a very good price from the seller 6ave through Amazon. The picture quality is awesome. I had my doubts about the audio but it is ok. The TV was delivered within 2 days (free shipping) and came in perfect packing. I recommend the seller as well as this product. (I read the reviews before buying this TV)...more info
  • Awesome Value, Awesome TV
    Even though the next series model has better specs, at this price you cant beat the value and quality of the TV. Yes its only 60mhz, and has only 3 HDMI ports, but that should satisfy most folks. After doing countless hours of research this is definetly the best bang for your buck and quality. The Phillips 47 or Toshiba comperable to this t.v, doesnt hold a candle to it. You surely want to calibrate your television for the best possisble picture when you get it, but thats with any tv, you can do that with research on the internet for the right specs, but it all depends or your liking or brightness of your room, as well as calibration dvds. The sound is questionable but a surround sound will def. solve that. The speakers are hidden pointing down but still after tweaking in the menus you will find they are quite good. CNET has an awesome review on their site for this tv and you will be pleased with the information found there. The side ports with the usb and hdmi accent the tv well also. Buy the t.v. you will not be let down with the 5 Series with Samsung, and with Samsung being #2 on consumer reports only behind Sony, you will be satisfied....more info
  • Amazing Experience
    Having seen HD TV before we could not wait to get one. Our Samsung 46" LCD TV is amazing! Deep color, clarity and the illusion of 3D in the picture has brought us just what we had hoped for. Many shows we had viewed before are now "alive" for us. This is truly an amazing experience....more info
  • great picture
    We are very happy with our Samsung lcd TV. Great picture! The TV is just a start, though. Found out we needed a new satellite dish and box to pick up HDTV, so that was an extra charge we hadn't counted on. Now that we have everything hooked up, it's excellent.
    The delivery was very professional....more info
  • Best TV for the $$
    I bought the LN46A550 about a month ago and am glad I did. Like most people who are deciding on their first Big(er) screen HDTV I was torn between a plasma and lcd. I sided with LCD because of a better selection and they seemed more reliable based on reviews Ive seen. I also wanted to stay with a budget of 1200 and after reading a lot of reviews this TV was unanimously well reviewed and the price was hard to beat. The picture is great and even though it lacks the 120hz processing I havent seen any motion blur any fast moving scenes or sports. Still, comparing it to a plasma, it seems to lack the 'pop' in dark room settings. So if you are using this for a theater room I suggest going plasma or perhaps one of the newer led backlit lcds. Still for most tv viewing in semi-lit room for normal tv programing my picture is really great. Also, menus and color calibration controls are great for those who obsess over getting that down to a science. ...more info
  • Great!!
    The product was delivered on time......but I was unhappy with the insulation.....I had to install it myself.....the delivery guys didn't seem that it was their job....they were just there to deliver it! BEST BUY would install at NO CHARGE.
    The fellow that I ordered it from said they would professionally installed it.
    I give it a 3 star because of this!!!!...more info
  • Excellent value
    The TV arrived on time and in perfect condition. The picture was great out of the box. The sound was good after adjusting the equalizer. This is a 60hz set and I can't see any problems even when watching sports. I would recommend it as a good buy....more info
  • Love this TV
    This Tv has a beautiful picture and we love it. It's like being at the movies right in our own living room. So far I have not seen the price any lower than we bought it here. ...more info
  • Great set...great price!
    What a find! This Samsung 46" LCD TV is all I that read and heard about and more. Until the most recent issue of a leading consumer magazine, this set was rated as the best. Now it is second best behind another Samsung. I know that for our viewing purposes, it is ideal. It has all the features that we want and so many more. The deal from Amazon was unbeatable. One small problem...when a headset is plugged into the set the speakers are muted. I use a headset to aid my hearing when my wife and I watch TV and this feature prevents me from doing so....more info
  • Stupendeous
    The white glove service is as advertised. Delivery personnel were very courteous and knowledgable of the proper set-up.

    As for the Samsung LN46A550 46" LCD, I can't say enough about the easy operation using the remote and the crystal clear Digital picture it displays. Once the channels are scanned, you can use the Ch List button to view the upcoming shows after using the right arrow to select the digital channel you wish the info for. The HDMI hook up's are the only way to go to get HD video and audio. The PC hookup using RS-232 gave me the max output of my PC video card and is a vast improvement over S-Video output. The only negative is for the Headphone output which I used for a wireless headset, but gave me a lot of noise from my system. I suspect it comes from the backlite of the set as the noise is the same as from my flourescent circle bulb used in the TV room when it is on. Guess I will start using a corded headset with an extension.
    Now if I can get my 60,000 hours of use I will be one happy camper. Oh just about forgot about the USB port which will recognize your flash drive and probably an external hard drive to display photos or videos. Overall I rate it a 10 for ease of use and crystal clear picture in 1080P....more info
  • Great TV
    I loved the white glove delivery. I didn't have to unpack the tv and found the setup fairly easy. I have never set up a set and this was my first HD. It took me a bit of time to program the remote, but the cabling was simple. I love the picture and to date have no complaints with the set.

    However; there was a $200 gift certificate that was supposed to come with the set and I have never received it....more info
  • A Best Buy for Sure
    My Consumer Magazine listed this TV as a Best Buy and they were right. It is a great TV for the money....more info
  • Great LCD TV
    We've had the TV one month now. It works great. We have our living room picture window opposite the TV, and the matte finish screen on this set works much better than our old CRT TV with it's glossy screen. It took a little while to learn all the settings and adjustments, and the buttons on the remote, but the on screen menus are very well laid out. This enabled us to get the best picture quality, sound, etc.
    Probably all the new TV's out there nowadays have a lot of controls to learn. Don't lose your owner's manual.
    We have Comcast cable. There are several different aspect ratios besides 16:9, from all the different sources out there. There's a button on the remote to quickly change aspect ratios on the screen. There's a noticeable difference between standard and HD TV. HD TV is fantastic!
    I gave this TV 4 stars instead of 5 because the speakers point straight down at the bottom, but I was able to adjust the 5 band equalizer to produce good clear sound for voices and conversation. Several newer TV's have this same speaker arrangement. We may eventually get a sound system to take advantage of the 5.1 sound output on this TV, which would completely by-pass the downward pointing speakers.
    Over all, we're very happy with this TV, and the price and service from Amazon....more info
  • Great TV! - Samsung LN46A550
    The good and the bad (if you can call it bad):

    Good: Pretty much everything about the TV is awesome. If you buy this TV, buying HDMI cords for the cable box/blu ray/receiver is a must!Contrary to popular thought, they can be bought on monoprice.com for cheap. With ordinary component cords there was some blurring during fast moving scenes, but the HDMI cords fixed that great. Also, you don't need professional calibration. If you do the leg work online, you can find pretty good settings for dynamic, standard, and movie settings. For the price (I paid $[...]), you can't beat this set. I bought the Samsung BDP2500 Blu-Ray & HT-AS720ST Receiver/Theater system to complement the TV. It's a a great set up!!

    [...]...more info
  • Great picture, bad sound
    This is my third Samsung LCD. The picture is great, like the others, but the sound is terrible. It's so bad, sometimes I can't understand what's being said. I had to run the sound through my stereo to enjoy watching the t v. I don't know if I got a bad speaker or what, but the sound sucks....more info
  • Excellent TV but got dead pixel in a month
    Before i bought samsung, i research the market and found samsung best amoung other avaiable LCDs, price wise as well as quality wise. It work fine and display excellent picture quality. Now i got a dead pixel on the lower right corner of the screen. It is Red in color. It just 36 days. Damit.You can not see it while watching movie but when the screen gets darker you can see the red spot. I called samsung and they told me that we can not send technician for service until there are total of 6 random pixels on the screen or cluster of 4 pixels at one spot. I asked samsung Customer Care, if i have only two pixels (as of now) and the warrenty period is over, then what? Its funny they told me to buy extended warrenty or pay for the service trip by technician. Well, i am very disspointed, it just 36 days and i got dead pixels....If samsung is not good then which one should we buy ughhhhh...more info
  • ln46a550
    well, amazon shipped me a "used" item, and refunded me $150, and I accepted the deal because I don't wanna wait for shipping back and forth. it's working good so far, but not sure in the future, overall, it's good....more info
  • 46" TV
    This was my first experience with purchasing a TV online and was somewhat leery about a 46" TV arriving on time and in one piece.

    The TV arrived on time and more importantly in one piece. I did order an HDMI cable and Surge protector separately, which also arrived on time and without incident.

    My expectation is for a purchase to be seamless as soon as I finish the online transaction. In this case my expectations were met.
    ...more info
  • Samsung good buy
    This is a less expensive tv than the top of the line Samsung that I bought for my tv room in the basement with the full surround sound etc. However, the picture quality is very similar. The speakers are on the bottom and echo in the simi-enclosed area where I placed the set. The sound is my only complaint. Even then, it is not horrible. I recommend this tv. Great picture quality. ...more info
  • Great TV Great Price
    I'm happy with everything about this TV. Easy to operate and the picture is outstanding....more info
  • Samsung LN46A550 46-Inch 1080p
    I have looked with great anticipation to my new TV. After our cable company installed DVR and we start watching our newly aquired TV I liked
    the programs with HD, but the other non HD do not have a crisp (or sharp)
    picture. The picture seems blurred to me.
    We have already called Samsung for assistance, they helped us to adjust the picture, but it is still not to my satisfaction. When I watch a progam I constantly want to go up to the TV and put it in focus, the picture quality is unexeptable to me, and I am not happy with my purchase.
    I should have kept my 27" Walmart purchase, at least I liked what I saw....more info
  • Very Bad SD. Not for everyday normal use.
    I don't disagree with the other reviews, the HD picture is great. BUT, if you watch any SD content the picture is terrible. Virtually unwatchable because people turn red or purplish as the TV tries to upscale the image. As a result, it is great for watching the football game but if I want to watch something that is only sent via SD, I have to go to a different TV. My bargain 50'' 720p plasma does a much better job at balancing out SD while not sacrificing noticably on the HD. So, if the ONLY thing that you are going to watch on this is HD (Sat\Cable\BlueRay), then it is great. If you are going to watch ANY SD over the lifetime of this TV, I'd recommend looking at another TV which may give up a bit on the HD but provide a more balanced useful all round TV....more info
  • The Perfect HD TV
    We are extremely happy with the Samsung TV. It was rated as one of the best by Consumer Reports, and we agree....more info