Samsung LN-S4696D

Samsung LN-S4696D

This is the first new TV I've bought in over 10 years. It is an LCD which means it's very, very bright and doesn't have burn in problems like a plasma. It has a great viewing angle so you can see it perfectly from anywhere--as opposed to the rear projection sets. It is 1080p--the best HD you can get. Of course, no one is putting out 1080p signals yet (i.e. cable, video games, etc), so you don't really get to see the power of this set for another year or two. Netflix is now sending out HD DVD and Blueray DVDs so in another couple of months (after the holiday) I'm gonna buy an HD DVD player--by then there should be one that plays both BlueRay and HDDVD format.

  • Breakthrough picture technology, ultra slim design, eco friendly, internet ready, and you can connect any media device directly to it, and you can download games on to it as well! When I win the lottery, I am so getting one of ... Breakthrough picture technology, ultra slim design, eco friendly, internet ready, and you can connect any media device directly to it, and you can download games on to it as well! When I win the lottery, I am so getting one of these!

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    Added 5 Years Ago from Samsung
  • I was previewing my CES 2009 Package and I came across some Samsung material about their Series 9 LCD....And by the look of things Samsung LCDs are on another level. This ones have special features for view dark images, reduce gla... I was previewing my CES 2009 Package and I came across some Samsung material about their Series 9 LCD....And by the look of things Samsung LCDs are on another level. This ones have special features for view dark images, reduce glare and the list goes on......

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    Added 6 Years Ago from Samsung
  • I LOVE this tv. 1080p 3 HDMI inputs in the back and 1 on the side beautiful blacks 120hz technology( helps with fast moving images ) a beautiful shell it really speaks for itself.

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    Added 7 Years Ago from Samsung
  • The Samsung HL-T5089 ( http://tinyurl.com/yusznf ) is currently at the top of my must-have list, where televisions are concerned. For years, I've been looking to replace the old 30" CRT television the wife & I share at home: it's no longer able to reproduce deep black colors, the audio's a bit fuzzy, and I don't enjoy squinting to see details when I'm playing games from the couch a few feet away. And this TV looks to have it all... Originally, I had been torn between this and Sony's high-end 2nd generation LCoS TV, the 60" KDS-R60XBR2 Grand WEGA ( http://tinyurl.com/28andz ). Both are excellent televisions: Samsung made use of lower-power LEDs to quadruple the life of its lamp (to 20,000 hours), in addition to its already excellent DNIe technology; Sony held the edge in deeper black reproduction, refresh rate and viewing angle. However, when Sony announced on December 28, 2007, that it would be exiting the rear-projection TV market ( http://tinyurl.com/2fachr ), Samsung became my default choice, as the lack of ongoing support for Sony's TV became a deal-breaker for me. On to the good stuff. This widescreen (16:9) TV supports the maximum HDTV resolution, 1080p, and has a variety of inputs on the side (HDMI x 3, Composite x 2, S-Video x 2) to connect to your various appliances: DVD players, video game consoles, your PC, an audio system, etc. The bezel framing the TV is fairly minimal, and at 45.2" W x 31.8" H x 13.4" D plus a weight of 62lbs, it can fit it most spaces without requiring several pro-linebacker friends to help move it into place. As of January 28, 2008, Amazon is selling this TV for $1900, which is very reasonable for a top-of-the-line TV. The last feature I'd like to mention is the TV's LED lamp. What a lot of people don't realize is that eventually, all modern rear-projection HDTVs will need to have their lamps -- the piece of internal hardware that "makes the TV work" -- replaced, as they are only rated to work for a certain number of hours. The lion's share of HDTV lamps are rated at ~5,000 hours (208 days) of continuous use, which even a casual user could be expected to reach over the course of several years of use. In addition, lamps aren't guaranteed to reach their maximum life expectancy before burning out, and because most lamps cost $250 - $350 (professional service not included), it's an additional hidden cost most buyers might not be aware of. However, the Samsung HL-T5089 makes use of a LED lamp, which reduces the electrical requirements and heat generated by the lamp, thereby extending the lamp's life. We're not talking chump-change, either: Samsung's LED lamps are estimated to last for ~20,000 hours. That's 833 days, or 2 years + 4 months, of continuous use! So while it's entirely possible that the bulb might need to be replaced during the course of the TV's lifetime, the odds are significantly lower.

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    Added 7 Years Ago from Samsung
  • Great price and the top of the line resolution of 1080p, ideal for any videoplhile. Includes a ATSC TV Tuner tgo receive those terrestrial HD broadcasts via a HD antenna. The size 46" is also ideal for a living room.

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    Added 8 Years Ago from Samsung