With a TV market inundated with LCD monitor options, where does the average Joe start? One TV is 480p HD, the one beside is and EDTV (Enhanced Definition) and two down is a 720P and next to that is a 1080P!!!! Which one is the one I want? What does 720p mean? If these are questions that you are pondering while sitting in front of a wall of LCD monitor options with a teenager sales rep wringing his hands in commission anticipation, what do you need to know before you even enter the store? To start off, you are reading this review because you are interested in an LCD, or have one and want to know what the next interesting feature that might have you upgrading. First of all, you need to know the basics and for that, I will VIGOROUSLY encourage you to check out Cnet's HDTV breakdown HERE and get the introductory knowledge you need before you continue.
Now with your new found information fresh on your mind, we can move on to the review at hand which is Samsung's LN-T4681F 46 inch LED backlit TV. First off, when you are buying an high definition LCD TV, don't bother getting anything less than a 40 inch model or you are just wasting you money. If cost is a problem, hold onto your money until a sale come on and then make your purchase. In other words, don't settle. Anything 42 to 46inches is where I would start if you are interested in a new LCD TV.
Now the model being reviewed today isn't exactly a consumer introductory model seeing it is not your standard fluorescent panel backlit LCD TV. What this baby illuminates the show with is thousands upon thousands of backlight LEDs that are all individually controlled to illuminates only if there is something on screen to see. If it is a black portion of the movie picture, they turn off leaving an almost completely black portion of the picture at that given time. This leads to black levels that as as close to being actually black as a TV can possibly produce given that the screen brightness controls are set properly. LED backlighting cannot compensate for a bad initial picture setting setup.
Couple that feature with full 1080p capabilities, a 500,000:1 contrast ratio, three HDMI 1.3 input connections along with a classy glossy piano finish, and you have a premium True HDTV that comes with a premium price tag currently set at about US$2000. Expensive? Yes.....but you get what you pay for and if you want all the premium LCD TV options, the wallet has to open. Economy HDTV buyer need not apply.
Head Office Corporate Information
Samsung delivers management reform through New Management to maintain high international competitiveness. SAMSUNG is dedicated to contributing to mankind's quality of life. The year 2000 will be declared as the First year of Samsung Digital Management to speed up the digitization of all areas of management with an ultimate objective to become a leader in the digital age of the 21st century. Samsung has continuously improved its financial structure by increasing profits, reducing costs, and enhancing brand image. SAMSUNG's stability and development potential are universally recognized.
Canadian Corporate Information
After only a decade of growth since first entering the Canadian market in 1987, Samsung Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has emerged as the market leader. We are growing in Canada by about 20% per year and continue to build a strong presence in every market we enter. Operating as part of Samsung's Americas group, our Canadian operations gain considerable competitive advantage from Samsung's local Americas R&D, manufacturing, and technical support. Samsung Electronics in Canada focuses on consumer electronics and information systems products. Consumer electronics began in Canada in 1987, followed by IS in 1992. The information sales division has grown 61% since 1992. Samsung has introduced a wide range of IS products into the Canadian market, which include hard disk drives, CD-ROM drives, printers, fax machines and monitors enforcing its leading market position and fast year-over-year growth with a strong local presence and reseller network to serve Canadian consumers from coast to coast. Samsung is building a strong presence in Canada as it has all over the world.