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SAMSUNG 40" 1080p LCD HDTV - LN40A550

  • 1920 x 1080 + 1080i/p 720p
  • ATSC / NTSC / QAM Tuner
  • 3 HDMI D-sub USB 2.0
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Step up to true high-definition viewing with Samsung's A550 40" LCD television. It has a fast 5ms response time for smooth-flowing action and sports viewing. Everything, including the full 1080p display, presents the best possible viewing experience. Its Digital Natural Image Engine automatically enhances contrast, detail and white balance of on-screen images. Wide Color Enhancer technology and the Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp combine to produce a wide palette of natural-looking color. Blacks are deep and images are crisp and sharp, thanks to a dynamic contrast ratio of 30,000:1 and the screen is viewable up to 178 degrees.

The A550 can operate alone or as the centerpiece of a home entertainment system. It features SRS TruSurround XT technology that provides 5.1 multichannel content – delivering 3D sound, crystal-clear dialogue and resounding bass from its hidden speakers. Connect to multiple inputs via the 3 HDMI 1.3 ports or the USB 2.0 port to play MP3 music files or display digital photos.

With Picture-in-Picture, you can simultaneously view television and images from a PC or other video source. The included remote features "hot keys" which allow you to access different video sources at the touch of a button. A stylish tabletop swivel stand is included and the A550 may be wall mounted with the proper mounting brackets.

  • newegg Full HD 1080 With a maximum resolution of 1920x1080 (16:9), the widescreen Samsung LN40A550 fully supports up to HDTV 1080p (1920x1080, progressive) for a truly high-definition experience.
  • newegg Impressive Viewability The Samsung LN40A550 offers an ultra-wide 178° viewing angle both horizontally and vertically to ensure a perfect viewing experience from all directions.
  • newegg Ultra-high 30,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio With an amazing 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, the Samsung LN40A550 provides accurate color reproduction and displays every scene in drop-dead gorgeous detail.
  • newegg Samsung DNle Technology Samsung’s revolutionary DNIe (Digital Natural Image engine) technology is perfect for natural, crystal-clear image display in ultra-minute detail.
  • newegg SRS TruSurround XT Audio SRS TruSurround XT audio technology enables the Samsung LN40A550 to create true-to-life 5.1-channel surround sound through built-in speakers.
  • newegg HDMI Input The Samsung LN40A550 features three HDMI inputs (version 1.3) to receive high-definition digital video and audio through a single, convenient cable connection. HDMI's appeal has made it the choice interface for a broad selection of HD-capable video devices and gaming consoles.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 3/23/2009 3:32:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

Pros: This TV is great... perfect size great picture quality couldnt ask for much more... required very little tweaking with settings to get it to my liking and again thats personal preference...

Cons: it came with a plastic piece that i have no idea where it goes... oh well

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/22/2009 3:38:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent TV!

Pros: This is my first LCD-TV and I am very satisfied with it. Newegg shipping was awesome as usual, and I received the TV earlier than I thought. I've had the TV since November and am really enjoying it. I just mounted it on the wall, and it looks even better, I think this is how it was meant to be viewed.

Cons: Not a big deal but, as others have mentioned the speakers aren't so great. It also would have been nice if the third HDMI connection was on the back instead of on the side.

Other Thoughts: Overall, it's a very nice TV, and the cons aren't that big of a deal (to me). I kind of wished I got a 120HZ but, for the price you can't beat this TV.

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  • kaye h.
  • 3/13/2009 3:56:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNICE TV

Pros: This TV is everything these reviews say it is, simply amazing picture and features. I sold my old Olevia 37 inch 720p lcd for this and as soon as I turned this one on and I was blown away.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: another big box for my garbageman!

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/5/2009 7:18:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExtremely Satisfied

Pros: Great TV. Excellent Picture. Easy set up. Extremely Satisfied with value for the money spent. I would recommend this product. I shopped around extensively. NewEgg is best.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Delivery arrangement was great. TV arrived earlier than expected. Person making delivery assisted in checking for damage prior to departure. I was concerned with ordering an item of this size over the web, but not anymore.

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  • John T.
  • 3/5/2009 7:51:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHigh Quality LCDTV

Pros: Excellent picture quality. Good remote. Tons of inputs. Optical Audio output. Swiveling base. No dead pixels.

Cons: The built in speakers aren't great for everyday use, I used them once when my speaker system wasn't hooked up and they were ok as a backup.

Other Thoughts: The optical out allows me to consolidate all of my sources without a receiver. My speaker system is the high end(for this brand) Logitech 5.1 computer system which has a single optical input. I hook my PS3 and Xbox360 to the TV with HDMI and rely on a single optical cable to the speakers. If I hook this up to HD cable I'll be able to use another HDMI cable in the same way without issue.

Blu Ray movies look great on it, as do console games. When considering the extra money it costs for 120hz try to look at the two side by side first. I can't see a difference.

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  • Russell C.
  • 3/4/2009 2:21:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat TV

Pros: High response time. Very small gaming input lag when using the "game" setting. PQ looks fantastic. Tuner receives all the OTA stations in my city. Handles 720p, 1080i, and SD feeds better than any other TVs I've seen in the price range, and most other TVs priced much higher that I've taken a look at.

No dead pixels (yet?).

Cons: TV seems wobbly on the stand... but it's not really noticeable unless you're plugging stuff in. TVs should be wobbling around much anyway, unless you have some destructive children or animals in the house.

Other Thoughts: Purchased open-box - didn't come with manual, power cord, or remote. But it did come with the stand! I anticipated the missing items and have absolutely no complaints on the item. Besides the lack of accessories (which is clearly noted in the open box disclaimer) the TV seems new.

Slight flashlighting is noticeable in the corners of the screen during very dark scenes or when the set is all black. This can be mostly cleared up by adjusting the bezel screws on the back of the TV (one in each corner).

Not related to the product, but probably worth noting: Previously I have always been very impressed with Newegg's ability to sort out shipping. However, AIT shipment for large TVs fell far below what I am used to with newegg (and I do order quite a lot from newegg). I don't know if that speaks more to AIT's mediocrity or newegg's extremely high standards of shipping.

Overall an excellent purchase and excellent. No buyers remorse here.

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  • Zack R.
  • 3/3/2009 3:48:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worth every penny, beautiful colors, sharp picture. Easy to configure and lots of features.

Cons: Slight bit of backglow on fully black screens.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/2/2009 7:36:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsBuy this TV!

Pros: First off - I have researched this set for months. Consumer Report's excellent rating is spot-on, along with ZDNet and PC Magazine, and after reading dozens of customer reviews (all of Newegg's and from several other sites) I concluded this was the best set for the money. Excellent HD picture: deep black levels, no pixelation or jaggies on the screen edge and vibrant colors. Excellent off-angle viewing - no noticable change in color, tint, or image sharpness. OK standard definition image. A great gaming screen - I hooked up my xbox 360 with a 7.99 HDMI cable purchased from newegg and the screen is incredible. Don't waste your $$ on those "premium" HDMI cables unless you have a significant run length. Also - the sound output and quality from the speakers is fine. Those who say it sucks must be playing it with the volume maxed and so distorting the sound that they

Cons: I purchased this open box not from newegg, and recieved an additional $100 off the already deep-discounted price. I didn't get the manual and its been a little more difficult to setup the set, but not impossible.

Other Thoughts: Google reported 60,000 unique searches for this screen last month, and now I know why. I could not find it anywhere, thus my decision to buy open box. NO REGRETS!

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/23/2009 5:48:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent TV

Pros: Bright, vivid screen. The sound was better than I thought - nice and loud. Plenty of inputs.

Cons: Be aware when you connect this baby to digital HD cable, like Comcast for example, the signal reaching your TV - though coming from an HDMI source - is lower than the TV would prefer to handle. Sometimes the picture can get a bit fuzzy when lots of action is on the screen.

But this is a problem with Comcast, not the TV =]

Other Thoughts: I love Samsung products; there's always an attention to detail and quality in what they produce. Because of the positive experience I've had with this TV, it's moved me to purchase a Samsung external monitor for my Macbook Pro. Good times.

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  • george s.
  • 2/22/2009 11:17:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest bang for the buck

Pros: The picture quality is absolutely mind bogling in hd. The sound is great but if you like to hear movies loud like I do I suggest you buy a sound system too. I can finally watch movies the they were meant to be watched. The screen handles glare well cosidering I have 3 windows. The remote looks like they put money into it and it's nice and big so it'll never out of reach. Oh and the tv and remote come in a glossy black which is a very fine compliment to the set.

Cons: Most hd programs come in full screen but when the commercials come they have black side bars and I have to stretch the picture and then reduce back to normal when they're over. I wish by now they would have thought of resolving this issue but just goes to show, there bigger problems out there.

Other Thoughts: Overall, Neweeg had the best price with no tax and no shipping charge, they're customer service is great, the shipper called me and I scheduled a recieve time with them. Couldn't be happier!:)

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