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Written by Adrienne Maxwell   
Monday, 01 September 2008
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The Downside
My primary concerns with the LN52A750 involve room conditions more than the picture quality itself. Like most LCDs, the LN52A750’s viewing angle is not very good. The TV does produce a watchable image at fairly wide angles, but black levels begin to rise and image saturation begins to fall when you move just 45 degrees off-axis, so the picture loses that great contrast that makes the image so inviting. You’ll want to set up your room so that the main seating area is directly in front of the LN52A750.

Then there’s that reflective screen. Yes, it does improve black level and contrast in a room with ambient lighting, but its highly reflective nature can be distracting. When I tried to watch darker DVD and Blu-ray scenes from The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Bourne Supremacy and The Corpse Bride (Warner Home Video), even under moderate lighting conditions, I could see my own reflection and the reflection of other items in the room. This distracted me from the viewing experience and made it difficult to see fine black detail. Obviously, it’s less of a concern with brighter HDTV and SDTV content. Still, you need to give extra thought to where you place this TV in your room in order to minimize reflections from windows, lamps and the like.

Conclusion
Between last year’s 81 Series LED TV and this year’s LN52A750, Samsung has established itself as a top performer in the high-end LCD realm. The LN52A750 is simply an easy TV to recommend. It renders a beautiful high-definition image with little set-up effort required, while offering the desired picture controls for those discerning fans who want to fine-tune the image. Whether it’s HDTV by day, Blu-ray movies by night, or even standard-def DVD and SDTV, the LN52A750 doesn’t fail to impress. Add in a generous connection panel, lots of features and an attractive design, and the LN52A750 is a must-see for the person who wants a high-performing all-purpose HDTV.
Manufacturer Samsung
Model LN52A750 LCD HDTV
Reviewer Adrienne Maxwell
Diagonal Screen Size 43 to 56-inches
# of HDMI Inputs 4
# of Component Video Inputs 2
HDMI Version 1.3
Native Resolution 1080p
Refresh Rate 120Hz





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