"I'm impressed!!"on by divuer
Pros Vivid colors, deep blacks, overall video performance. Outstanding price.
Cons Poor audio
Summary Three weeks ago I purchased an LN40A550 but a week ago I noticed that the LN40A450 had gone on clearance at BestBuy for $899 on top of that some BestBuys are doing a Power Price promotion (30% off) which brought it to $629. Once home I placed this set next to the 550 and the similarity viewing HD content is uncanny. I know the 450 is only 720p but at almost half the cost, I'm keeping it and returning the 550.
"Superior Value"on by yourtireman
Pros Fine Picture, Crisp Colors, and smooth Movement!
Cons Audio is terribly inferior.
Summary This one is a great value and still available; plan to run through your home theater system.
Pros I think it's one of the best deals out there. Great quality product.
Cons nothing really.
Pros Deep blacks, vibrant colors
Cons Poor audio is only negative
Summary Very satisfied with this purchase. Paid $949, and it was well worth it. Initially thought I would be unhappy with 720, but not at all. Picture is great, lots of connections. Built in audio is poor (at least I can't get it to sound good), but I am running it through a surround sound system, so it really doesn't matter.
Pros Deep blacks; picture settings; size.
Cons Awkward Entertainment mode.
Summary This is the best LCD on the market under $1,000. It has the 40" size and the quality of Samsung. 1080 sources look great on this 720p set. HDTV looks great over-air. SD looks good, too. You won't go wrong with this purchase.