With cutting edge technology and a host of intuitive features to make TV viewing a truly interactive experience, the Samsung LN46A950 46″ LCD HDTV offers a backlight based on cutting-edge LED (light-emitting diode) technology. The picture it produces is good enough to rival the best plasmas. Samsung justifies the higher price (it lists for $3400) by squeezing just about every available feature into the LN46A950′s flat frame.
The LN46A950 by Samsung offers incredible visual appeal, even before turning the set on with its glossy black frame and sleek modern appearance. Although this model is able to mounted on the wall, it does not include the accompanying brackets to do, however, a detachable stand does come with purchase.
Although this model of high definition television by Samsung is a bit on the pricey side, with most retailers offering the set up prices upward of $3,000, the feature it offers as well as the spectacular picture make it worth the initial cost if you’re in the market for a high performance LCD television.
Besides the remote control with its rotating, clickable wheel, the warranty that comes with this model by Samsung includes 18 months in-home service for parts and labor. The LN46A950 is Energy Star compliant and also features a power-saving mode.
“”We shopped for several months for a HDTV and after much research decided on Samsung LN46A950. The quality of the picture is absolutely amazing. The colors are so radiant, picture crisp and clear. It makes you feel like you are actually there.” – CindyLou (FL,USA)
The LN46A950 is quite simply the most fully-featured flat-panel HDTV on the market. Among all of its features, however, it’s the panel’s LED backlight that allows Samsung to charge so much for a 46-inch LCD. Compared with the compact fluorescent (CCFL) backlights in standard flat-panel LCD TVs, which remain turned on all the time, the LEDs can be dimmed or turned off individually across the screen as needed, allowing black areas of the picture to actually display as black, as opposed to the dark gray characteristic of most other HDTV technologies.
To truly customize your TV viewing experience, the Samsung LN46A950 offers an impressive number of user controls accessible via the on-screen menu, including five color temperature presets, a noise reduction setting, and another for fine tuning. Besides the regular picture aspect ratio, you can also set the picture size to zoom one, two, wide fit, and 4:3, as well as choosing from three different picture presets like the standard factory setting, or the dynamic for TV watching in brightly lit rooms, or movie for dimly lit view.
The LN46A950 includes a 120Hz refresh rate and high quality video processing allowing for crystal clear images without blurring. An Ethernet port allows the TV to display current news, stock ticker information, and local weather–although unfortunately it can’t be used to access any possible firmware updates the company may deploy.
The many built-in audio features within the Samsung LN46A950 TV includes the SRS TruSurround XT stereo system with two speakers, balance, bass, and treble controls, as well as an array of input jacks for connecting the set with your other electronic equipment, like an MP3 player or computer.
The LN46A950 also includes a PC input and Ethernet port for connecting the set to your television for viewing your personal pictures or listening to your music files through the TV’s speakers. With the Infolink service and your home computer, your TV can help keep you up to date on all the latest news, headlines, weather, and stock information and this model by Samsung comes loaded with a host of interactive features, including games, recipes, a fitness section, and another for the kids with games, sing-a-longs and stories for keeping them entertained. As if all of this wasn’t enough, you can also download more content directly from Samsung’s Support Center and put onto a USB drive, which is then inserted to the TV via the built-in USB port.
Although television has certainly come a long way in just the last decade alone, I’ve found that the Samsung LN46A950 go above and beyond what you’d expect from a typical television.
Actual User Reviews:
• “This TV is the best on the market today. I got this TV with a Wall Mount from Amazon, the mount was very easy to install and I had the TV up in a matter of an hour or so. The picture is amazing, blurays seem like the people are real and not just a projection or dim image, the colors are bright and vivid.” – G.Duff (VA,USA)
• “I bought this unit just before Christmas. I have yet to purchase a Blu-ray player and am watching DVD through my OPPO 980H DVD player. The picture on this TV is incredible. The colors are bright and vivid without over saturation. Black is as black as the color can possibly get. I wish the price jump between the 46 inch to the 52 inch wasn’t so big, otherwise I would have bought the larger unit. Overall, I am more than pleased and would buy this TV again.” – F.J.Verdin (CA,USA)