Samsung LND630 series
What makes it important: Who needs LEDs, the Internet, or fancy features? The LND630 is one of the best LCD values out there with very good picture quality and not much else. It's as close to the fabled "dumb monitor" as you can get among TVs I'd recommend this year.
- Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 5 user reviews
Starting at: $1,605.83
The good: The Samsung LND630 series exhibited very good picture quality, with relatively deep black levels, accurate color in bright areas and excellent video processing with proper handling of 1080p/24 sources. Its matte screen works well in bright lighting and the TV features numerous picture adjustment options and can stream video via USB and DLNA. We appreciated its classy styling.
The bad: Shadow detail on the LND630 series was somewhat murky, its dark areas tinged were tinged a bit blue, and the benefits of 120Hz difficult to discern. A few slightly more expensive models have much better feature selections.
The bottom line: With image quality every bit as good as many expensive LED models, the Samsung LND630 is a great choice for a no-frills LCD TV.
December 14, 2011 9:08 AM PST
Photo by: Sarah Tew/CNET
| Caption by: David Katzmaier
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