"Awesome LCD"5.0 starson by WonderFooL_84
Pros: Superb picture quality, loads of options and settings
Cons: Remote wheel sluggish
Summary: I've been doing research on LCD's and Plasma's for past few months and almost purchased the LNT4681. But after reading the reviews on the 4681, I had decided to wait for something with less problems. I kept checking CNET and when I saw the review on A650 I went to bestbuy to check it out. I fell in love with the TV as soon as I saw it and knew this is the one I was buying.
I had a chance to compare it with the xbr5 and I liked the picture quality of the 650 better. As far as looks, the 650 looked way better then the xbr5. I wasn't too crazy about the red at first but it looked much nicer in person then I expected.
I was also looking at the a750 but I didn't think the price difference was worth it for a better sound system, 1 GB drive and the wireless function. I didn't like the look of the 750 as much as the 650 either. I was looking to get a home theater system anyway so I didn't care for the sound system at all and I'm sure its the same for most people. A LCD of this rank is incomplete without a home theater system.
Both 650 and 750 are the same in terms of picture quality. I watched 300 in bluray and I couldn't believe how great the picture quality was!!! I recently started playing metal gear solid 4 and I have to say it looks amazing...especially in GAME mode.
So, for all of you in the market for LCDs and Plasmas, go take a look at the LNA650 if you get a chance and that might end your search. This TV is currently ranked #1 for CNET best selling products(6/19/2008).
Just a friendly advice for all potential buyers....stay away from all the Online retailers if possible. Get it from bestbuy, circuit city or other major retailers..where you can WALK in, get the TV and get out. And if there's something wrong, it's easier to return or exchange the product. Online retaliers might be cheaper but it's not worth the hassel. If they send the wrong or defective product...have fun shipping it back. Most online retaliers have bad customer service and reviews as well. Check out epinion.com if you don't believe me. Hope this helps with your decision and purchase.