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The Samsung LN40C550 is a mid-range 40" LCD 1080p HDTV very similar to the Samsung LN37C550.

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The Remote is easy to use and the on-screen menus are well organized and easy to navigate

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Has a swivel in it's base

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Does not have any lag in the video especially during those fast paced sequence scenes

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Set-up is quick and easy and the instructions are clear and concise

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Poor DLNA codec support- may not be able to play common file formats

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Auto Dimming issues- may have challenges adjusting this feature if it's bothering you

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The Samsung LN40C550 is a mid-range 40" LCD 1080p HDTV very similar to the Samsung LN37C550. Besides, size (the LN40C550 has a 40" screen and the LN37C550 a 37"), the two television sets share identical features, including: Energy Star 4.0 certification, a 6ms response time, a 90,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and Samsung's Anynet+ and ConnectShare functions for enhanced unit connectivity.

The LN40C550's 6ms response time allows it to better display fast action scenes and video games by reducing blurring and ghosting that can occur with televisions which have a higher response time. Its 90,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio provides the LN40C550 with a superior picture by providing deeper blacks and brighter whites. Additionally, the LN40C550's ConncectShare feature allows for direct media playback from any USB storage device while its Anynet+ technology allows all digital media devices connected to the LN40C550 to be controlled by its included remote control.


  • 40" LCD panel @ 1920x1080
  • 90,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • Response time: 6ms
  • 43% more efficient than the minimum Energy Star 4.0 standard
  • ConnectShare functionality for direct USB media use
  • Anynet+ for easier home media center control
  • Connections: 4x HDMI, 2x composite, 2x component, 1x USB, 1x VGA
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