Samsung LE40A656 TV reviews and prices: 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen

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9.1 out of 10 based on 1492 reviews.
Samsung LE40A656 with 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen, 4 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description

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JoAnne, London N1 Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It is beautiful to look at, both on and off. I might be biased as I have just had my cataracts done.
Bad points:
It does attract dust, so just dust it a bit more often!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Oct 2008

GRAHAM, READING Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
BEAUTIFUL DESIGN - YOU CAN'T NOT LIKE IT!
Bad points:
IF I'M BEING PICKY.... NONE
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Mar 2009

Lynne, County Durham

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Picture quality is very nice and controls are easy to use. Like the touch sensitive controls on edge of TV.
Bad points:
Difficult to remove fingerprints from screen / surround even with special cloth provided. Can only clean around edges of TV when switched off as the touch sensitive controls change when cleaning over them. If watching a dark image in strong light / daylight - the image becomes almost impossible to make out, but when watching at night or in a darkened room - darker images can be seen no problem.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic picture in HD and standard definition. Easy to set up and looks great on wall. Very good conectivity, plenty of hdmi ports.
Bad points:
Sound could be better, can not handle loud bass when turned up.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Mar 2009

Peter, London Sports and games fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Stunning design, amazing picture especially BD,
Bad points:
avarage sound, lack of automatic input recognition for HDMI's (scart works)
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Jul 2008

Roy, Bournemouth Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The red tinge to the surround makes this the most attractive TV of all. The picture quality is superb and even better when you have experimented with the adjustment screen. There have been no problems at all in the six months I have had it. Have noticed that 2 of my friends/family have bought the same one after admiring mine! That's a recommendation on its own! Watching HD and Blu-Ray discs has been a revelation in clarity and I cant wait until all programmes are broadcast in HD. I have added Sky, a Blu-Ray player and surround sound and watching the TV is just great these days.
Bad points:
The only possible downside is the sound level, which, to be fair can be levelled at all other TV's of its kind that I looked at, is not very powerful. However since I added a surround sound system I am left with nothing at all to criticise!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Jun 2009

Paul, Wigan Occasional TV watcher

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture quality smooth movement.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Apr 2009

This Samsung LE40A656 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 40
Type of screen LCD
3D No
HD TV Full HD 1080p
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of scart ports 2
Connections HDMI
Smart TV No
Frequency (Hz) 100
Response time (Milliseconds) 4
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 50000
Reflection angle 178
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 192
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Brightness (Candela per square metre) 500
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 17
Release date 2008-04-02

Also known as: SAMSUNG LE40A656A, Samsung LE40A656A1FX, Samsung LE40A656A1F, Samsung 'Series, "Samsung LE40A656, Samsung LE-40A656, Samsung 40"

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Manufacturer's Description

40" FHD Ready LCD TV

With exquisite design and unique harmonious qualities, the LCD TV Series 6 reflects nature’s essential elements. Its inspirational design evokes the depths of emotion that have never been seen on a TV screen before. The combination of premuim performance and aesthetic elegance makes for a truly stunning TV that sets new standards.

FHD Ready 1080p
Experience the highest definition possible today with Full HD 1080p. Blu Ray movies and next generation gaming come to life on your screen with the 1 920 × 1 080 resolution providing such a clear image you truly feel part of the action.

50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
With a Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 50,000:1, images are presented with power, precision and lifelike detail. The Digital Dynamic Contrast is controlled by a variable backlight behind the panel. The internal dimming or brightening of the LCD backlight creates incredibly dark and bright images making for a clearer natural image.

DNIe Pro
Indulge your eyes with the clearest, most natural images imaginable. DNIe+ produces an incredible depth of detail that captures your eyes and unlocks your senses. Its advanced Colour and Motion Optimisers deliver incredibly lifelike images, and Contrast and Detail Enhancers combine to provide you with deeper depth of colour.

100Hz Motion Plus
100 Hz Motion Plus technology estimates and inserts an extra frame between frames to create a more comfortable viewing experience. The extra frame make images appear seamless to your eyes, and eliminates the motion judder and image blurring that can occur when watching movies and sports. Even the fastest action scenes are presented with precision and clarity.

Ultra Clear Panel
With its combination of high and low reflection layers, the Ultra Clear Panel performs perfectly in any lighting condition. By eliminating ambient light reflection, pictures not only remain pure at all times, but are also comfortable for your eyes. The integrity of the image and high performance of the screen ensure that pictures are always deep and detailed.

4 HDMI
100% pure digital connection synchronises audio and video signals, ensuring no data loss and pure viewing perfection. Equipped with 4HDMI inputs, the SAMSUNG LCD TV Series 6 is more than a sensational TV; it has the ability to be the centrepiece piece of your digital world. The addition of Anynet+ (HDMI CEC) allows you to control all connected AV devices from one remote control, giving you a more integrated entertainment experience.


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