Posted Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 10:45 AM PDT by Mike Attebery
In a size typically reserved for Plasmas and projectors, Samsung has announced their newest LCD television.
The new LN65B650, a CCFL backlit LCD TV, towers over the competition in terms of size if nothing else. Samsung’s latest display features a massive sixty five inch LCD screen. Shipping later this month at a suggested $5,995, Samsung hopes to capture a relatively untouched market.
With a 120Hz refresh rate, a full HD 1080p picture and a 4ms response time, the LN65B650 has quite a robust feature set. Samsung makes mention of their Ultra Clear Panel technology and Wide Color Enhancer 3 as indicative of overall picture quality.
Connectivity isn’t left behind here. The LN65B650 comes equipped with Saumsung’s media suite which enables the viewing of a built in content library as well as access to services such as Flickr and YouTube. The set is DLNA compliant and features USB 2.0 ports for viewing of content from capable devices.
While Samsung’s massive LCD does come at quite a cost, especially compared to comparable plasma models, it does meet Energy Star 3.0 guidelines and features low power consumption. While the savings in electric bills won’t add up to the difference in price, it may be just enough to push an energy conscious consumer over the edge.
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