Pros Excellent picture quality for the price. It handles 480i/p resolution sources very well, and HD sources even better (with cables of corresponding quality). You will have to pay quite a bit more to find a better picture.
Cons There is no excuse for such miserable speakers on a product costing hundreds of $. You will definitely want to use external speakers. I would give it a solid four-star rating if the speakers were of the same quality as the screen.
Summary At this size and price level (and point in time), you will not find another TV that is overall superior to the A450. Everything about it is very good to excellent (except the internal speakers). In the store, I thought maybe 32" was a bit small, but in my living room, I find it entirely sufficient. 37" would also be fine, but 40" would be overkill IMHO. I only sit 8' from the TV and am glad I didn't spend more for a larger screen. If you also don't sit very far from the TV, save yourself the money for a larger screen and spend it on high quality cables. You will not be disappointed! HOWEVER, this TV only excels with the Samsung screen. Samsung is also using cheaper quality screens from two other manufactures in at least the A450 and A550 and selling them as the same model for the same price, although there is a huge difference in screen quality! Look for the S, A, or C at the beginning of the version# on the back of the panel (please refer to my response to a user review of the 46A550 for more info). Only the S panels are made by Samsung. The A and C panels made by AU Optronics and Chi Mei Optoelectronics respectively are not worth the money. Buyer beware!
Pros SOLID PICTURE AND UPSCALE PERFORMANCE
Summary This is my first non-SONY television purchase and I am sold! The SAMSUNG edged out the BRAVIA in this quality and size television. My main Television is a SONY 52"XBR4 and this can compete with my beast at 32". I love this set!
Pros Picture, Setup, Quality, Ease of use
Cons The remote is too shinny
Summary "I purchased the Samsung LN32A450 32inch LCD HD TV on May 3rd 2008 from Best Buy.
The setup out of the box is very easy and the Picture quality is excellent. I am currently connected with Bright House Networks and I have their Digital HD box with a HDMI connection.
The pictures on the HD Channels are awesome you almost feel like your there in person. I was also very impressed in the video quality on the NON-HD Channels, some look almost as good as the HD pictures.
The remote is easy to use and very intuitive, as are the menus to control/modify the TV settings. The downside to the remote is that it has the same glossy black finish as the TV and always looks dirty from all the handling.
Overall this is an excellent TV and I expect it will give me many years of trouble free use."
Pros Picture, features, style
Cons None in my opinion.
Summary I've had this TV for a little over one month. I've always been a Sony fan, this time I did a lot of research and found that Samsung has become the number one in LCD sales. I can see why! My advice is, don't even consider Sony or any other brand. Just go buy the Samsung, you won't be dissapointed!
"Excellent TV"on by tkberkeley
Pros Easy to Use
Cons None that I have found
Summary I bought this TV after lots of googling and Cnet reviews. It is surprisingly easy to set up and use. It has more than enough in/out ports for all of my devices. I am using this TV with a Dish Network ViP622 and am truly amazed by the picture quality. I looked at several units in the same size and general price range $699 - $1300. I could not tell any difference between the 720P capable model and the 1080P model. There was a huge difference between the other brands. I would absolutly recomend this unit. It is fantastic.