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Old 01-27-2009   #2
mmayer54
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Smile Re: Samsung LN40A-540 , Any good?

YES! I bought an 40LNA500 (1080p & 20,000 to 1 contrast) for only $799 at Thanksgiving and the picture is "spectacular". Colors really "pop" and it has very deep blacks. It BLOW AWAY your old Hitachi set!
Picture set way too bright OUT OF THE BOX, so I suggest go to your settings in picture mode: DYNAMIC, lower the backlight to "6", lower brightness to "30", with contrast at "90", drop sharpness to "10", and set color at "55" and you will have an AWESOME picture! Don't forget to use HDMI cable (CHEAPEST you can find works the same as fancy). Enjoy!
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