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Samsung LN52A750 LCD TV Review

by June 26, 2008
Samsung LN52A750 LCD

Samsung LN52A750 LCD

  • Product Name: LN52A750 LCD Television
  • Manufacturer: Samsung
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: June 26, 2008 14:55
  • MSRP: $ 3499
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Screen Size: 52"
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 50,000:1
Viewing Angle: 178 degrees / 178 degrees
Response Time: 4 ms
Video Processing: DNIe Pro

Audio
SRS Trusurround XT
Sound Output (RMS): 10W x 2

Inputs
HDMI: 4 (1 side)
composite (AV): 2 (1 side)
S-Video: 1 (side)
PC input (D-sub): 1
Component(Y/Pb/Pr): 2

Dimensions
Set size (WxHxD) with stand: 52" x 33.9" x 13.3"
Set size (WxHxD) without stand: 52" x 31.7" x 4.2"
Package size(WXHXD): 56.7" x 39" x 17.3"

Weight
Set weight with stand: 80.7 lbs
Set weight without stand: 66.4 lbs
Package weight: 98.3 lbs

Power consumption
Operation power consumption: 290W
Stand-By power consumption: < 1W


Pros

  • Fantastic out of the box performance
  • Top of the line deinterlacing and scaling
  • Lots of calibration options (not that you'll need them)
  • Great styling
  • Tons of extras for you to experiment with

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Stylized edge sometimes reflects image
  • Slow response to remote commands

Introduction

Rarely do I come across a display that performs as well as the Samsung LN52A750. At the $3500 asking price, it should perform well. But even a cursory search of the Internet will show you that this unit can be had for a significant discount (as low as $2700 as of the time of publication). The styling cues are dead on - that "Touch of Color" is just enough to make it stand out without being gaudy. The panel is thin enough to be ahead of the curve. But the picture… out of the box I was very impressed. Feature-rich, performance trendsetting, the LN52A750 is an LCD you could spend the rest of your life with.
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Recent Forum Posts:

bandphan posts on November 03, 2008 04:22
pnutbutter81, post: 476855
Even after looking over the original ln52a750 article Tom Andry wrote, it still seems like there are more settings for the picture and detailed settings. Can anybody do a list of what those are? Or does anyone have the exact calibration levels?

That would be up to your room and your display
pnutbutter81 posts on November 02, 2008 16:33
Even after looking over the original ln52a750 article Tom Andry wrote, it still seems like there are more settings for the picture and detailed settings. Can anybody do a list of what those are? Or does anyone have the exact calibration levels?
yettitheman posts on October 09, 2008 12:59
newguru, post: 465236
What exactly is the “purple haze” issue? This is the first I have heard about that one.

Who the heck comes up with these names? LMAO

Purple Haze… it's something I kinda came up with on the fly.
It remined me of the TN panels; when the whole screen was black, you move your viewing position off center axis and the screen looked purple instead of black.

I think that either panel would have been a great choice; but the 750 is so close in price to the 650, I don't know why many would choose the 650.

That's just me though.
drpiranha posts on October 08, 2008 21:57
Yes, Thanks Carl.

We actually read the whole thread prior to making the decision.
s52e368 posts on October 08, 2008 08:43
drpiranha, post: 465714
Thanks. He went with the 750 and ordered it from Amazon last night.

COOL !
good info here
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1025681
&
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1027442
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