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The Samsung LN40B540 is a 40" high definition LCD TV from Samsung's mid-range 5 Series.

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Pros

draws very little power while in operation

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adequate sharpness and detail to the picture for an entry-level TV

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plenty of inputs, enough for most people's purposes

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built-in speakers are adequate for most medium-sized rooms

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setup of the swivel stand is very easy, swivels smoothly

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Cons

frequent problems reported with the backlight within the first year of use

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videophiles will find the contrast inadequate - some muddiness in dark areas and tinting of the whites

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The Samsung LN40B540 is a 40" high definition LCD TV from Samsung's mid-range 5 Series.  The TV features a native resolution of 1080p, dynamic contrast ratio of 60,000:1, and a 6ms response time.  It includes built-in 10-watt stereo speakers, 3 HDMI inputs, and a USB input.  For more information see the full Samsung 5 Series report.

Features/Specs
  • 40" LCD Display
  • 16:9 Image Aspect Ratio
  • 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • 6ms Response Time
  • 60,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • Wide Color Enhancer Technology
  • SRS TruSurround HD
  • Built-in 10-watt Stereo Speakers
  • Built-in ATSC, NTSC, and QAM Tuners
  • Glossy Black Bezel /w Touch of Color Red-Tint
  • Energy Star Qualified
  • Detachable Swivel Stand
  • Inputs/Outputs: 3 x HDMI, 1 x Composite, 2 x Component, 1 x PC, 1 x USB
  • 1 year limited warranty
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