"Very nice answer to the 71 series."4.5 starson by davetshirt
Pros: The 120hz processor is supremely smoother than the jittery and artifacting 71's, 4ms response/refresh rate, 50,000:1 contrast and the super clear panel makes blacks and reds look vibrant and radiant.
Cons: No subwoofers in rear panel to help thicken voices and music, miss the touch sensitive on/off switch. Slight glare issues.
Summary: Overall, The LNA650 series has wow'ed me to the 'nth degree. I was a fan of the 71 series and was conflicted with admitting to my dislike with the artifacting and over processed look of the 120hz in "HIGH" mode, but otherwise, was ok with it. The depth of color and motion was more than enough to gain my respect.
The overall look of the 650's is so far off the beaten path that it becomes a subtle work of art even WITHOUT the set being powered on! The new touch of color on the bezel brings a curious warmth to the "feel" of the set, allowing various levels of decor to be invited in.
Now, the panel. Wow. I love the level of black it can acheive. The richness and crispness of the colors make it feel like you are looking out a window, rather than watching a digital t.v. The game mode in the menu takes gaming to a whole new level.
Bravo, Samsung, on a home run of an LCD panel.