|Samsung LN52A750 52-Inch 1080p DLNA LCD HDTV with Red Touch of Color
|List Price: $2899.99
Our Price: $1699.88
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Enjoy pre-loaded HD content, including cooking, fitness, children's entertainment, and a photo gallery on the LN52A750 52" Full High Definition TV with 1080p Resolution. Full 1080p HD resolution and 50,000:1 dynamic-contrast ratio offer stunning image detail and vivid colors. Auto Motion Plus 120Hz and Ultra Clear Panel technology work together to offer the smoothest motion and boldest bright and dark tones. Stay connected to your home network via the DLNA networking feature. The InfoLink feature provides RSS web content from USA Today. The WiseLink USB 2.0 input and user-friendly interface gives you access to pictures and playlists from a specially designed Wheel Remote. Ultra clear panel allows you to enjoy crisp image details, natural skin tones, excellent shadow detail and vibrant colors. SRS TruSurround XT 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-resolution HD-Grade 1920x1080 pixel resolution has built-in image scaler to handle inputs from a variety of digital and analog audio/video sources. Wide Color Enhancer optimizes a color's hue resulting in more natural colors. Fast 4ms response time minimizes blurring of moving video. Entertainment Mode allows customized picture settings, optimized for different content. SRS TruSurround XT Down firing speakers CATV/VHF/UFH 75-ohm, F-type Antenna Connections - 4 HDMI High Definition Multimedia Interface, 2 Component video inputs (rear), 1 S-video input (side), Side and Rear composite inputs, PC input (rear), Wiselink Pro (USB 2.0), RF antenna inputs, and Headphone Dimensions - 52.0 x 33.9 x 13.3 / 52.0 x 31.7 x 4.2 without stand Weight - 66.4 pounds /
Samsung adds a Touch of Color to a blazing-fast 4ms response time andrich connectivity features to redefine the role HDTVs play in the home with its forward-looking Series 7 LCD HDTVs. Utilizing the award-winning technologies found in all Samsung HDTVs, Series 7 HDTVs deliver unparalleled picture quality and enhanced connectivity and networking capabilities that create a true entertainment hub for any home, and take networking and multimedia management to a whole new level. Easily enjoy MPEG and JPEG files stored on external devices by connecting through a side-mounted USB 2.0, turning their LCD into a full-scale home viewing gallery, or connect MP3 players for a dynamic audio experience.
- New -- Internal flash memory (1GB) with pre-loaded interactive content such as cooking recipes, children's entertainment, HD artwork and more
- New -- Integrated woofer for an enhanced audio experience
- New -- DLNA-Compatible: for better interopability with electronics, computers and mobile devices from many different manufacturers (Learn more)
- New -- 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio: up from 25,000:1 on 2007 models (Learn more)
- New -- Blazing 4ms response time: down from 8ms on 2007 models thanks to a new high-speed liquid crystal
- New -- Transparent and Opaque Color (TOC) bezel with infused color creates an ultra-sleek shape and appearance (Learn more)
- New -- InfoLink: Get free RSS feeds of news, weather and sports right to your HDTV with a built-in Ethernet port (Learn more)
- New -- 4 HDMI 1.3 ports: Simplay compliant, and up from 3 on 2007 models (Learn more)
- Full 1080p HD (Learn more)
- Automotion Plus 120 Hz image interpolation technology provides smoother motion (Learn more)
- 178-degree viewing angle from all four axes with Super Patterned Vertical Alignment (Learn more)
- Ultra Clear Panel technology for deeper blacks and more vibrant colors (Learn more)
- Side-mounted USB 2.0 port: connect USB devices directly to your HDTV to view JPEG photos or MPEG movies or easily listen to your MP3 player through your HDTV's audio system or your home theater system.
- Sports and Game modes boost on-screen performance and interaction with the latest gaming systems
- Compatible with Samsung's Home Digital Media Adapter (sold separately) for playback and navigation of Internet and stored PC multimedia
- Hidden, downward-firing speakers with SRS TruSurround XT audio (Learn more)
- Cold Cathode Flourescent Lamp and Wide Color Enhancer technology offer a wider color range (Learn more)
- Picture-in-Picture 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.
- 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
What size TV should you get?
- Series 8: super-slim 1.9-inch thick profile
Touch of Color
| ||Inspired by designs from the automotive and fashion industries, Samsung’s unique unique Transparent and Opaque Color molding process creates a clean, smooth finish infused with a hint of a translucent color during the manufacturing process for an ultra-sleek appearance. || |
| ||Up-to-the-minute access to weather, news, sports and stock information is just a cable and a click away through the HDTV’s Ethernet port and new InfoLink RSS service. An all-new user interface with digital contents management guide provides intuitive navigation and access to both internal and external content. |
Auto Motion Plus 120Hz
| ||This technology doubles the frame rate from 60 to 120 frames per second (120Hz LCD panel) without repeating the same image to make more frames. Instead, the TV intelligently calculates the ¡®middle’ image between frame A and frame B and inserts it in between (Auto Motion Plus 120Hz processor), making a fluid transition from one frame to the next. || |
Super Clear Panel
|Samsung enhances the clarity of select LCD HDTVs by replacing the light-diffusing plastic face of traditional LCD HDTVs with a natural black panel with a clear anti-glare shield. Reduced reflection of external light creates a new dimension in image clarity, highlighting black and darkened areas, enabling vibrant, more compelling colors and a brighter, clearer picture. Black will never again appear grayish. Black details will show in vivid black even in dark scenes. |
The latest version of Samsung’s breakthrough super clear panel technology makes colors appear more vibrant and blacks even deeper than ever. Enhanced films reduce glare and optimize off-angle viewing.
50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/500 nit Brightness
| ||50,000:1 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. |
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.
Digital Natural Image Engine
| ||DNIe? The Samsung Digital Natural Image engine. This exclusive Samsung technology dramatically improves the picture by enhancing the contrast, detail, white balance and reduces. || |
Wide Color Enhancer/Cold Cathode Flourescent 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 backlights 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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| ||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 HDMICEC 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.
- HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface version 1.3): 4 (3 rear/1 side)
- Ethernet port
- Component video: 2 (Y, Pb, Pr)
- S-Video input: 1 side/1 rear
- A/V inputs: 1 side/1 rear
- PC Inpuy (D-Sub): 1
- RF antenna inputs: 2
- Premium audio: Improved sound quality with dedicated low-range speaker system
- Headphone jack
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
|You already know something about digital living. There’s the TV and digital video recorder in your family room. (And another set in your bedroom.) You have a PC and digital printer in your office, along with a network attached storage device. And you’ve copied all your music onto your portable music player and haven’t had to open a CD case for years. But getting them to talk to each other can be pretty tough. Why is it still so difficult to send digital content from one device to another? |
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a collaboration of the world’s leading consumer electronics, PC and mobile companies that has created design guidelines for a new generation of products that can work together ¡ª no matter the brand.
Think for a moment about all of the photos "locked away" on your home PC that you wish you could access while entertaining your friends and family. Now, thanks to DLNA enabled devices, a DLNA-enabled PC can be accessed from the comfort of your living room or family room via a DLNA-enabled HDTV, where you can enjoy your memories with friends and family, without having to deal with the hassle and non-intuitive "PCexperience".
Or, say you recently downloaded your daughter’s birthday party video from your digital camcorder to your PC. Now you want to share it with your parents who are visiting. Without DLNA, you probably have to burn a DVD of the video or hook up the camcorder to the TV. With DLNA, you can just use your TV’s remote to call up the video on your TV. That’s it.
Super Patterned Vertical Alignment
| ||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.
Stereo broadcast reception is offered for MTS and SAP with 181-channel capacity. A sound leveler keeps audio volume consistent during channel changing.
- 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 soundstage 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.
Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?
| ||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
- Full 1080p HD Resolution with 120Hz Auto Motion Plus
- Full Wrap Touch of Color Bezel, ISP Addressable w/ 1GB internal memory
- 50,000:1 contrast ratio, 4ms response time, Super Clear Panel Technology
- 4 HDMI Iputs, 2 Component Inputs, 1 PC Input, Wide Color Ehnacer, USB 2.0, HDMI-CEC
- RSS-Infolink, Wheel Key Remote, SRS Surround Sound
- nice tv
quickly shipped,best price I could find anywhere on this model,awsome tv,no complaints what so ever.
- its REALLY nice
had it for two weeks and the picture is fantastic. the sound is great. the only complaint is it takes a little getting used to the remote. on the other hand our seven year old has mastered it already. hooked it up to a ps3 and WOW. then got the hdmi cables and the picture got even better! the picture is really that good. its so nice my wife had her girlfriend over just to look at the pre-loaded picture gallery. ...more info
- Great TV - You won't be dissapointed!!!
I purchased this TV on 04/14/09 and thus far, I'm glad I decided on this Samsung and this model. I spent about a week researching TVs, reading reviews, asking friends and co-workers. I found this TV at the time for $100 cheaper at some of the other online stores, but the customer service reviews were very mixed. For peace of mind, I wanted to stick with a well-known organization such as Amazon. When the driver delivered it (exactly one week after purchase), he handled the TV with great care, unpackaged it, lifted it on top of the TV stand and turned it on to make sure it works.
I'm very pleased with the TV so far. This is my first HDTV LCD. I had a 52" Sony Rear Projection before this and the High-def channels are absolutely sick on this TV. I can't imagine going back to the conventional TVs after this. My wife loves it so much she's now actually considering letting me buy a smaller LCD for the bedroom.
I didn't go with the ridiculously expensive Monster HDMI cables. I found an excellent HDMI cable from Mediabridge on Amazon for quite cheap ($9.99). Check it out - there's over 300 reviews and all 5 stars! Shortly after receiving the TV, I went to BJs and purchased a SONY Blu-Ray player. It's like a whole different movie experience on this TV!!
The clarity of the TV is great. I chose this model over the 650 simply because I thought the straight edges of the TV and the stand (650 is rounded) just looked much more crisp. My enterntainment center is cherry wood and the TV just looks awesome! I've gotten several compliments from family and friends on how much they love the TV. I may have even convinced a few to get one of their own.
I haven't used the DLNA features yet. Not sure if I ever will to be honest - too lazy to relocate my modem and router. And not sure if I'd ever really use those features to begin - although they look pretty cool and I am major techie geek.
The manual is pretty straight forward and so is the setup. It took me a little bit of time to setup the picture settings and get the surround sound to work. All it takes is just a bit of patience and you'll figure it out. Tidbit: If you have a HD/DVR box, make sure you set the "Picture setting" to "Regular" (mine was set to "Zoom" for some reason). It took me forever to figure out why, when I was watching 2 and 1/2 men, Charlie Sheen's head looked enormoous.
Buy this TV - great price - you won't be dissapointed. Save yourself the hours of research and comparions and just make the purchase....more info
- Excellent product
Best purchase I have made in a long time. Excellent picture!! Easy hook up. No problems....more info
- A GREAT PURCHASE
Samsung LN52A750 52-Inch 1080p DLNA LCD HDTV with RED Touch of Color
I LOVE MY PURCHASE. I DID MONTHS OF RESEARCH. I HAD MY EYE ON THE SONY AND THE 650. THE SONY WITH THE SAME SPECS AND FEATURES WAS ALOT MORE MONEY. THE 650 IS GREAT FOR FEW HUNDRED CHEAPER. THE SUB WAS WORTH IT, THE 750 HAS GREAT SOUND. THE EXTRA FEATURE ARE WELL WORTH THE EXTRA $$$. READING OTHER VIEWS, NO HALO EFFECT, GREAT DAY OR NIGHT ALL LIGHTING CONDITIONS. THE 120 HERTZ IS WELL WORTH IT. NOT JUST BLU RAY IS LIFELIKE ALSO REGULAR SAT PROGRAMING, BROADCAST IN HD IS TOO LIFE LIKE IT LOOKS FAKE. I BOUGHT MY TV FROM THE WAREHOUSE "LIKE NEW" IS WAS JUST LIKE NEW. BUY THIS TV. ...more info
Best pictue ever had. Set is great and the toys are even better. Gaming is excellent. Blu ray out of this world....more info
- 52A750 - everything I hoped it would be
I could not be happier with my decision. I researched which 52" TV to buy for several weeks before pulling the trigger on the Samsung 52A750. My budget was $2000 and this TV fit the criteria. I also looked very strongly at the Sony 52W4100. The shinier screen offers a much better picture and glare has not been a problem. The sound is good without a surround system. The TOC has not even been noticeable. I ordered the TV on a Thursday afternoon from Amazon and received it the following Tuesday morning. The delivery driver arrived on time, brought in in thru the front door, unpackaged it, plugged it in and made sure it would "power up". I saved about $500 over the best price I could find at a local store. Remember to buy a surge protector and HDMI cable at the same time you buy the TV....more info
- very good
Samsung LN52A750 52-Inch 1080p DLNA LCD HDTV with Red Touch of Color
very nice and very happy that I bought this item. The result is awsome....more info
- Well worth the investment!
After owning the LN52A750 for almost 2 weeks, I thought I'd come back to Amazon to post my review.
To begin, my shipping wasn't as good as some folks, it wasn't as bad as some others, but overall was okay. Amazon shipped the TV on March 24th and estimated that it would be delivered by April 10th. I was quite excited when I got a call to schedule the delivery on March 27th. At that point the TV was ready for delivery, but since I live in a rural area, Pilot handed the TV off to Cardinal Freight. Cardinal only delivers to my area on Fridays, so I had to wait a full extra week to get the TV. It arrived on April 3rd, so it was still a week earlier then the estimated delivery date. The delivery guys were in and out of the house, and pulling out of the driveway in probably less than 10 minutes. "White glove"? Not sure about that, but at least I got to plug the TV in before they were gone.
As far as the TV goes, I'll just address various points one at a time:
Firmware - I noticed that a lot of people gave reviews that included issues with repeated power cycling. I made sure to double check my firmware version pretty soon after giving the TV a once over. My TV shipped with version 1013.0 which is newer than the currently available version on the Samsung website, 1012.2.
Gloss Screen - yeah, I would probably prefer a mat screen, but overall the picture quality of the TV outweighs any complaint I may have with screen reflections. I have felt the need once or twice to turn off a light or two on the opposite side of the room while watching TV. Not too big of a deal though. One nitpick... I can see the gray levels creep up a bit when viewing from an off angle of about 45 degrees or so. The picture is still great, but the blacks aren't quite so black. A mat screen would probably make this issue even a bit more pronounced, so pick your poison.
Halo Effect - very, VERY minor. I can see it, but it's certainly not a distraction. I really need to consciously look for it.
The Bezel - beautiful. I really like this bezel. It's one of the reasons I chose this TV over the 650. So far I haven't seen any issues with the Touch of Color separating. Fingers crossed! We purchased a new entertainment center that has an opening that appears as if it were custom made for this bezel. The edges of the bezel overlap the opening in our entertainment center hutch by about an eighth of an inch all the way around. It looks great!
Info Link - It was a snap to get the TV set up to my home network. I set the network settings manually at first, and everything was fine. I also tried the automatic settings and that works just fine as well. We like the ability to check the weather at the click of a button. News is nice, but we don't really use it much. This functionality certainly wasn't a deal breaker in the TV selection, but it's pretty nice.
DLNA - When I bought this TV I bought it along with a Playstation 3 to use as a Blu-Ray player. The Playstation 3 can also be used in conjunction with various DLNA server programs that are freely available on the web. For this reason, the DLNA functionality of the LN52A750 isn't really worth much to me. Compared to the Playstation interface, the Samsung interface can't really compare. I haven't even bothered to install the Samsung server software on my PC. I'm using TVersity for serving music, photos, and video to the TV through the Playstation. Supposedly some people have had luck getting TVersity to work with the 750, but I haven't been able to. No matter... as I said, the Samsung interface is pretty poor anyway. Since all photos, music, and video are getting transferred over the home network via the Playstation, I haven't tested the Wiselink, so I can't comment that.
Extra Content - Pretty worthless. It would be SO much nicer if the 1Gig of space could be modified to hold personal videos, pictures, etc. I'll probably never use this functionality.
Sound - Really quite good, and another reason I purchase this TV over the 650. We watch a lot of TV without the surround sound system, so I wanted decent sound from the TV speakers. Out of the box, I was pretty disappointed with the sound and thought I may have wasted my money, but after digging through the sound menu, I realized that there is quite a bit of flexibility. Along with a few preset sound modes, there is also a custom setting in which you can adjust the 5 band equalize to suit your tastes. You can also tweak any of the preset sound modes as well, if you don't like the defaults. In case you change your mind, going back to the defaults is a click away.
Standard Def TV - We currently have a standard def Directv Tivo so we watch a LOT of SD content. I'd love to change to a newer HD Directv DVR, but I don't want to give up the Tivo interface, and the Directv DVRs get a lot of poor reviews. As such, I really searched for a new TV that would do a decent job with SDTV. When shopping around, I read a lot of reviews, and almost hands down, the Samsung TVs get the best reviews for playing standard def format. In short, my results were quite good!
At first, I was a bit discouraged, but after tweaking a few settings, I've been very pleased. I had to turn OFF the 120Hz function, turn ON Film Mode (for 2:3 pull down), and turned Digital Noise Reduction up to High (fortunately, even on High, the DNR doesn't make things look that hazy). Then I changed the default color settings considerably. The defaults were great for HD sources like the blu-ray, but not for SDTV. Fortunately, the TV has separate color settings for each input, so no fiddling with color settings each time the input is changed
Interestingly enough, I think the 52" Samsung has a better SD picture then my 22" Visio. Also, my old 32" Sony Trinitron (which the 750 replaced) always seemed to show a good bit of digital "blockiness" in the directv signal, especially in dark areas of the screen (probably from the video compression of the satellite signal). I don't see ANY of that anymore. There is a bit of small pixelization, but a certain amount of that is to be expected considering the source. Don't get me wrong, it's certainly not HDTV or Blu-Ray quality, but overall, I'm quite pleased.
One thing I wish the TV had was a Panoramic View for 4:3 TV. It can only stretch the 4:3 image to fit the 16:9 screen. My 22" Visio had a Panoramic Mode that stretches the outsides of the screen more than the center of the screen. That way the center (where your eye is typically concentrating) looks less distorted. Oh well, the screen is so large that viewing SDTV in 4:3 is still plenty big. I was just hoping to get rid of the vertical black bars.
Blu-Ray - I can't comment on HDTV since I'm not currently an HD subscriber, but the Blu-Ray is FANTASTIC! Obviously, this is where this TV really shines. There's not really much to say here that hasn't already been said. Although one of the other reasons why I bought this TV over the 650 is the fact that this TV has 16bit color while the 650 only has 12bit color. Wow! Is it great! I did purchase a Digital Video Essentials blue ray disc with the TV. It was a good help in getting the color set right. I didn't have to change the "out of the box" settings by much, but I did change them enough to make a noticeable improvement (to me).
One note... when using the Video Essentials disc, I noticed that there was a good bit of overscan on all of the patterns the disc was using. I finally realized that by setting the viewing mode of the TV from 16:9 to "Just Scan", it displays the full image with zero overscan. Pretty nice.
Remote - I thought is was nicer then most people give it credit for. The click wheel is a bit odd, but the rotating functionality can be avoided. It also allows for simple up, down, left, and right clicking which is seems to work quite well. The back light is a nice feature. At this point though the remote is just sitting in a drawer. I've recently purchased a Logitec Harmony One remote to combine the TV, Tivo, Playstation, and Receiver. Still learning how to use it, but so far it's great.
The Perfect Compliment - I mentioned previously I purchased the LN52A750 along with a Playstation 3. The added media functionality of the Playstation really makes the slight price increase over other decent Blu-Ray players very worthwhile. The Playstation really opens this TV up to all sorts of other activities. I've never in my life been a gamer, but they are quite fun on the 52" screen, and the video quality is great. I have yet to notice any lag, and I have yet to use the Game mode on the 750 which is supposed to reduce any lag. Streaming video is great. I've got a good portion of my DVD collection ripped to my home PC. The Playstation allows for easy access. TVersity can upconvert to 1080p, but I haven't tried that yet since I need to first hardwire the PC to the Playstation to accommodate the bandwidth. Pictures are easy to share with visitors, and accessing my rather large mp3 collection has become easier than ever. Supposedly a number of online radio web sites work on the Playstation, but I haven't tried any of them yet.
If anyone is still reading at this point, I can easily say that this is one outstanding TV. I got it for around 2050 bucks here on Amazon. I know it can be had periodically for about 100 less, but I couldn't wait. It was still, far and away, less than any local retailer, and it's been worth every penny so far.
I'm giving the TV 4 out of 5 stars, because of the reflective screen, worthless extra content, missing panoramic view for 4:3 TV, poor DLNA interface, and slight issue with black levels at off angles.
- LN52A750 -- Things that make a difference...
Have you spent hours, days, or even weeks trying to make the best decision possible? Of course, but please, take the pressure off of yourself and KNOW that most of these tv's will provide an utterly astonishing picture, so it doesn't really matter which one you choose -- unless there are known issues, you will be happy!
I had a chance to see many of these tv's lined up, side-by-side, various brands, all playing the same Blu-Ray, all hooked up via HDMI. The sales rep showed me how he could make a "lesser" TV dominate the others by merely adjusting the "STD" and "DYNAMIC" settings and multiple other settings -- and vice-versa. There are a wide range of adjustments to toy with, for sure!
Regarding LCD's, 120hz (even 240hz), 52-55" screens, -- if someone was to hide the frame from view -- so that you could see only the screen, it would be almost impossible to distinguish whether you are looking at a Sony, Samsung, Toshiba, etc. There's just no significant difference.
However, there is a subtle difference with the newer LED screens that are out now, but it's only noticeable when you are close-up, about 12" away from the screen (it's almost impossible to see pixels -- really beautiful!) But back away about 5 feet from any of them, and again, they all look the same. (Again, just my opinion)...
At this point, in this price range with these manufacturers, it all boils down to features, appearance and design of the frame (bezel) and price. Some have internet links, some have usb or memory card ports, some have swivel stands, black bezels, red bezels, glossy, matte, etc. Pick what matters to you.
After hours of going back and forth, I finally settled on the LN52A750. It was being displayed right next to the LN52B750 and another Samsung with a 46" LED screen. From about 5 feet away, the A750 was just as beautiful as the LED set -- and $800 cheaper.
HDMI vs Component...
Once home, I set the TV up and since this was my first HDMI experience, out of curiosity, I set up the TV with component first, then with HDMI. The video/audio diference was noticeable, but not much. If for example, the HDMI give you 100% quality, I'd say thet component gives you 95% quality, and it's noticeable only if you really analyze it by playing a particular scene over and over, toggling back and forth.
Also, I couldn't seem to capture the "feel" of the "MotionFlow" that I experienced at the store unti I realized that my Blu-Ray was set at 720x480 for some reason. I set it to 1980x1080p and BAM... huge difference. (And yes, the Blu-Rays do make a HUGE difference in quality over standard dvd's when you are viewing with these sets!)
The little things really add up to make a nice difference.
Final note -- all HD channels are not the same. Some are "crap", some are breathtakingly gorgeous. So don't blame the TV or get buyer's remorse if you happen upon a crap channel. The TV does the best it can with the channel it's displaying. HGTV-HD, for example is hit-n-miss. Some shows are filmed with high tech equipment and display beautifully. Some are horrible.
And watching standard definition channels... well, let's just say that the Blu-ray and HD channels will spoil you rotten (but in a fun way)!
Back to this particular model -- I've looked for and can't find the "halo effect" that some complain about, so it's likely been redesigned since it's launch. I also have no problem with the "dial" on the remote. I actually like it -- and I also like that you can set it to where it lites up on it's own if you touch it in the dark -- cool feature". (There's a very quiet rattle in the remote that you can hear which is a motion detecting device). The settings are very intuitive, and the manual is layed out beautifully.
I can't imagine how the manufactures can improve on the picture quality, but whatever they do, I'm sure that any revolutionary changes will be a few years down the road, and crazy expensive in the beginning --so for now -- and at least for the next few years, I'm thrilled with this purchase....more info
- Outstanding TV
First, buying from Amazon is great. Because we saved sales tax and shipping, the TV was an outstanding value. The product quality is wonderful. We researched and researched and went to electronic stores to see a great number of TV's before we decided on this model and brand. We love it. Outstanding picture and sound (really good sound volume) and it looks great with the beveled edge. We have recommended both the TV and Amazon to everyone....more info
- dlna is non-existent
I love this TV and really wanted to rave about it, but I bought it (rather than the 650 variant) because it was supposed to offer DLNA. DLNA is a protocol that allows disparate devices to stream media from DLNA servers (PCs running the requisite software). The trouble is that this television only works with the abysmal Samsung DLNA server software. Their software is slow, extremely limited and Windows only.
There are free or cheap DLNA servers (tversity, etc.) for a variety of platforms that perform worlds better. I'm not sure why Samsung chooses to make the silly mistake of writing their own rather than work on compatibility with de facto standards.
I understand the pain of working with vague standards, but I can attest that life is much simpler if you work with projects that have momentum and mindshare. Please, Samsung, fix this.
San Jose, CA...more info
- Best TV in the world?
This is bar none a better picture than I have ever seen on any TV, including department stores. 120 motion takes some getting used to but once you are used to it, you will never turn it off! The delivery was early and perfect. ...more info
- Samsung LCD TV
Very nice television, I have it wall mounted and the picture is excellent. The Internet feature is nice, with weather stock quotes news etc. Adjustments are easy to do and has all the biggies including blue screen to set color balance. Not as thin as some on the market, but again really nice. LCD TV's have come along way....more info
- shipping sucked.....
Yes the shipping did suck, I had to help the poor guy carry it in the house, but it was so worth it!! We've had the tv for about 7 months and it was a great investment. Great clear picture no problems with the set up. We even over the past weekend got the first firmware upgrade and very easy to do. If anyone hasn't checked into the Samsung website yet they do suggest everyone get the up grade even if you are not having any problems with the tv shutting itself off. Have been a Sony buyer for the last ten years and am not sorry I took a chance on the Samsung...more info
- Wow what a picture!!! Extremely pleased
Arrived earlier than amazon stated delivery date as always. Shipping company contacted me to arrange delivery and arrived without even any small exterior box damages. Because everyone has a different local delivery company your delivery experience will vary. I only had one person deliver my TV so I helped out. Very friendly and stayed till I opened up the box to check it out. TV arrived in perfect condition and set up with my PS3 and Direct tv HDDVR was easy. I also purchased a calabration DVD-Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics [Blu-ray] for less than $20 bucks and used it to calibrate the picture settings. The TV didn't need much in the way of adjustments right out of the box. The included extra's installed from the factory from recipes to picure galleries where a nice extra. The picture galley photos are breathtaking on the TV running like a screen saver. I was surprised that I liked the TV's sound much better than some of the reviews would have led me to believe. This is the first TV I have owned that had the speakers installed in the back of the TV with the sound radiating from behind it. With the TV on my new TV stand (Grand Aspirations Casual Country 52-Inch TV Console, Cherry) also from amazon it looks and sounds great. It is up against a flat wall so who knows what it would sound like if it was in a corner or out away from the wall. One of the only things I didn't think about before buying this LCD. I must say that the picture when not viewing an HDTV signal was less than pleasing (which is to be expected). With the HD satelite channels this TV really shines. I was surprised how well even regular DVD movies looked when played thru my PS3. Blu-ray movies are crazy beautiful (still waiting for Gladiator to be released on blu-ray). I happened to turn the TV on a nascar race in HD last week (normally don't watch) and not just myself but unbelievably my wife also stopped and watched most of the race, just because the picture was captivating. Have had no problems with the glass edge or screen reflecting light while watching. Well done Samsung (never thought I would pick a Samsung over a Sony). ...more info
- Awesome picture
I'm going to make this review quick and to the point the picture quality on this tv is the best I have ever seen, I am overall happy with this tv the sound is ok, it could use some improvement, but it is satisfactory, the only con I would say is the design the glossy glass finish reflects light but if you have a lamp on the ceiling or behind the tv I wouldn't imagine this being a problem, I would recommend this to a friend. ...more info
- Its True what you read or heard Excelent
The best move I made, I was going for a cheaper model, but I'm glad I went with the 750, just read the specs on the tv, save some money and buy it on Amazon, I saved close to 1,000.oo, My brother bought 2 of these. White glove delivery, 5 days. Easy to install, just remember to get 3 HMDI cables, save the money and get the cheap ones, I cant see the differance beween the 42.oo and the 130.oo. Get at least 8 ft cabes, a phone cord, and I ran a extended monitor cable with a few vhs jacks for later, if I choose to hook up the comp. Best TV, GO FOR IT.
- samsung 750
Received this TV from amazon and it was delivered on the date promised. This TV is awesome and the PQ is excellent. Have not noticed the halo effect that others have complained about. In my opinion it is not worth spending the extra money on the 850 unless you just prefer a thinner TV. TV automatically senses ayenet compatible devices and turns to that input assignment when they are turned on. Price was great and am very happy with this TV....more info
- Terrible Amazon Experience
When I ordered the product from amazon, I was told it would be delivered in 2 days. Turns out, they wanted to deliver it in 12-15 days, which wouldn't work because of my travel schedule. I immediately contacted amazon who said I would be charged for delivery and return delivery, which is exactly what they did, even though the freight company called me and I told them not to accept delivery because I wouldn't be accepting delivery from them.
I was still charged for delivery, even though the product had not left the warehouse. To me, that is the same as stealing.
This experience has soured my view of amazon and, as a result, I will no longer consider them as a source for anything.
- LN52A750 review
I have to say, Wow. This TV really does live up to the reviews I read beforehand. Fantastic picture (DishHD source), attractive design. The red highlight is not very noticeable for me in part because the room is often dark enough for good viewing. Highly recommended....more info
- Amazon and Samsung can't be beat
I do not know of anyone that provides in the door delivery and setup. Great job, great knowledge of the delivery team. Amazon's service was fantastic. They got the delivery before they said they would to my door.
Samsung has the best picture for large screen LCDs at this writing. The people on the screen appear as if they are in the room, 3D and all.
Just simply amazing picture....more info