"Terrific on the verge of unbelievable"4.5 starson by artappraiserman
Pros: Excellent, deep blacks, true to life color and expanded color range
Cons: Some Glare to screen, but worth it for such a great picture
Summary: I am a fine arts and personal property appraiser and estate liquidator and have a very discerning eye to detail.
The 650 has an ubelievable picture. It feels at times that you are there or watching a play as the blacks are so intense isolating the characters. Once you get used to it you will find this is a great feature. Even the sound and voices appear to eminating from the actor's mouths.
I recently purchased the previous model the 52" 665 from Samsung which I quickly returned to Amazon and got this one, after trying to resolve the issues with a Samsung Rep. The other TV suffered from severe motion blur, jagger, tiple ball effect and ghosting of images that made it unwatchable. They suggested the new 650 which had a faster refresh rate and 120 hz. They were right
I am extremely happy with this set and its compatability with the Samsung upconvert DVD I got with the previous model. It also was very easy to set up, and operate.
Its subdued red outlined bezel works well with the new woodtone stand/cabinet I bought for it. It looks very elegant with its shiny screen as well.
I have two other LCDs. A 26" Sony Wega which is 4 years old, and 40"Bravia V2500. The Wega has excellent true life color, but limited side, top and bottom viewing range. The Bravia has a washed out unnatural look to the color, except for DVDs. However it makes up for it with its extreme clarity. Both the Wega, and Bravia exhibit some motion blur, especially the V2500 when it records a digital broadcast and the movement in a character's face is distorted.
The new 650 appears to have surmounted all these problems with beautiful color, an expanded color palate, multi-directional viewing cabilities, with little degredation. And thank G-D no blur, triple ball effect or judder as charcters approach from mid ground. Excellent on screen programming.
This is the next step in LCD TV development. Myself and my family are very pleased