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The Samsung LN52B550 is a 52" high definition LCD TV from Samsung's mid-range 5 Series.

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Pros

large viewing area lets you relax your eyes and absorb all the details of the picture

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sharpness is excellent, every detail is clearly defined

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plays fast-moving video fairly sharply, competes well with 120Hz models

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sound quality is above average, better than most Samsung displays, can hear dialog clearly

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Cons

contrast drops off around the edges of the picture

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out of the box settings are so bright they might bother some users

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takes some tweaking to get the colors to reach their potential

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The Samsung LN52B550 is a 52" high definition LCD TV from Samsung's mid-range 5 Series.  The TV features a native resolution of 1080p, dynamic contrast ratio of 70,000:1, and a 6ms response time.  It includes built-in 10-watt stereo speakers, 4 HDMI inputs, and a side USB port for MP3 and photo playback.  The TV is more advanced than the LN52B530 since it has a higher contrast ratio, red-tinted bezel, and more ports than the LN52B530.  For more information see the full Samsung 5 Series report.

Features/Specs
  • 52" LCD Display
  • 16:9 Image Aspect Ratio
  • 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • 6ms Response Time
  • 70,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • Wide Color Enhancer Technology
  • SRS TruSurround HD
  • Built-in 10-watt Stereo Speakers
  • Built-in ATSC, NTSC, and QAM Tuners
  • Touch of Color High Gloss Finish
  • Energy Star Qualified
  • Detachable Swivel Stand
  • Inputs/Outputs: 4 x HDMI, 1 x Composite, 2 x Component, 1 x PC, 1 x RF, 1 x Optical Out, 1 x Side USB
  • Dimensions: 49-1/2"W x 31-3/8"H x 4-3/8"D
  • 1 year limited warranty
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