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Samsung LN40C630 Review 40" LCD TV

Model: Samsung LN40C630 LCD TV
Description: 1920 X 1080 55" LCD Television
Reviewer: Jack Burden
Date: Summer 2010

Samsung LN40C630 Review
A fantastic shot from the simple 480i DVD version of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly shows excellent almost HD like detail. The C630 series LCD did a great job with the up conversion processing.

The C630 series from Samsung contains some older upgrade technology features such as CFL backlighting, 3.4" depth, Touch of Color bezel, 120Hz Auto Motion plus and the ultra clear panel. The big difference between this model and the C650 series LCD is simply lack of Internet functionality options and widgets in the C630 series. This model falls in the lower to mid range of Samsung's LCD/LED lineup, but do not let that deceive about the potential value of this TV. We hope that Samsung will continue to offer/produce a value oriented CFL backlit LCD TV as their technology contained in these TVs offer exceptional value combined with excellent quality.

"Up conversion from 480i and 480p: In the past we have harped on the importance of the AutoMotion Plus 120Hz technology contained in this and most all of Samsung's LCD and LED TV offerings. The importance of the performance of this feature cannot be overstated. In the 2009 series B650 series we recommended turning off the 120Hz feature for all but sports programming due to the unpleasant side effects produced when the feature eliminates the natural background blur of the picture....read more from full review

2429: A detailed shot from the Blu Ray HD version of Rocky showing good contrast and color.

Samsung LN40C630 Review
A fantastic shot from the simple 480i DVD version of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly shows excellent almost HD like detail. The C630 series LCD did a great job with the up conversion processing.

"Aesthetic Considerations: The C630 has lots of looks. The LN40C630 is 3.2" deep. A nice wall mount or table top depth (without having to pay up for the super thin TVs). The framing bezel is a nice width about 2"....read more

At $810 this 40" LCD TV is a very compelling deal. Sure, you will not boast LED backlighting (no big deal), or 3D compatibility (also no big deal yet), or the highest 240Hz rate (probably not even noticeable from the 120Hz). But if you are not concerned with Internet options or the above features this TV may present lots of good picture quality value. Competition comes from the Sony KDL-40EX400 and the LG 42LD520.

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Rating scale from 70 (denoting poorest quality) to 100 (signifying the very best quality). Picture quality is double-weighted in the Overall Rating Score calculation.

 



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