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They are part of Samsung's 2008 line of sets and are their entry level offering for 1080p native resolution.

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Pros

attractive, thin bezel

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affordable

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1080p

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good variety of inputs - including dedicated PC input

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available for a good price

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good contrast and response time

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Cons

doesn't use the "Clear View" panel as the higher end 6 and 7 Series Samsungs

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not 120 Hz - look to 6 Series for that feature

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The 5 series of LCD televisions are part of Samsung's 2008 line of sets and are their entry level offering for 1080p native resolution. More information found on the Samsung 5 Series report. This TV has an MSRP of $1299.99, but can be found for less than $800 as of late 2008. Look to the Samsung 6 Series for 120 Hz.

Specs
  • 40" screen
  • 1080p native resolution
  • 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • 5ms response time
  • Inputs: 3xHDMI 1.3, 2xComponent, 2xComposite, 1xS-Video, 1xVGA
Post Review
Erik
12/26/2008 10:57

They've got this TV at Futureshop in Canada for $799 for a Boxing Day sale. They list the model number as LN40A500, but I believe it's the same as the 550. Can anyone confirm this?

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