Samsung LN46A950 LCD HDTV Reviewed

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The LN46A950 also features three entertainment modes called sports, cinema, and games; each offers fixed video and audio settings meant to suit that type of entertainment. So, if you don't wish to wade through all the video and audio parameters we just described, you can simply select an entertainment mode and let the TV make the adjustments for you.

High Points
• The local-dimming LED backlight system allows this LCD to produce better blacks and have a better overall contrast than many traditional LCD TVs.
• The second-generation LED models add Auto Motion Plus 120Hz technology, which effectively reduces motion blur and offers multiple settings to tailor the motion to your liking. Those who do not like the effects of Auto Motion Plus motion interpolation can instead use the LED Motion Plus feature to reduce motion blur, or you can use both technologies together for best results.
• The Ultra Clear Panel's reflective screen does help blacks look darker and create better contrast in a room with some ambient lighting.
• This TV has a 1080p resolution and will accept 24p sources via its HDMI inputs.
• The TV has numerous connection options and picture adjustments.
• The Ethernet port allows for media streaming and access to news, weather, and stock information.

Low Points
• The Ultra Clear Panel makes reflected images more visible (even more so than many plasmas), which can be distracting when trying to watcher dark content in a very bright room.
• Because of the LED technology, this TV is more expensive than many other 120Hz 46-inch HDTVs.

Conclusion
The LN46A950 represents the finest that Samsung has to offer in the LCD realm, but its excellent performance and full complement of features will cost you. That said, this 46-inch model is less expensive than the similarly sized LED model from Sony, which is currently its only performance rival in the world of LCD HDTVs.

Additional Resources
• Read more LED HDTV reviews from the staff at HomeTheaterReview.com.
• Check out our Blu-ray Player Review section to find the ideal match for the LN46A950.

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HTR Product Rating for Samsung LN46A950 LCD HDTV

Criteria Rating

Performance

4

Value

4

Overall

4

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