The Samsung 52 inch 1080p Flat Panel LCD HDTV (lna580 series)
The first thing that anyone is going to notice about the Samsung 52 inch LCD television is its sheer size, and for someone moving up from a 32 inch or smaller, it could almost be a little over-whelming at first. The main reason though, to move up in the world of televisions, is that they are becoming so affordable (in perspective), and that if you spend a lot of time watching television or enjoy having almost a movie-theater feel to things, that something like the Samsun 52 inch is going to be quite fulfilling.
Specs and Details about the Samsung LCD HDTV
Setting up your new Samsung television for the first time isn’t going to take a lot of time, and should go from the box to being used in less than an hour. This includes all the set-up as well as hooking it up to the cable, popping the popcorn, and having a seat to enjoy that new action film you just purchased to enjoy. The television itself weight just over 70 pounds, and an additional 10 pounds or so for the stand, so while it isn’t too heavy to lift for most, it will take a little bit of effort (and lifting from the knees, not the back). The width of the set is actually 58 inches, so a little bit wider than what you would assume for a 52 inch television, but negligible in the scheme of things. The television also sits about 33 inches tall when hooked to the stand, but if you are looking to mount this one on the wall, it is only about 30-31 inches tall.
The TV is of course an LCD flat-panel, with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080, and a vertical resolution of 1080p. The contrast ratio for the picture is 35,000:1, and the speakers present the user with simulated surround sound. The speakers are located on the bottom of the set, and there is one on each side on the bottom front. In regards to hook-ups that the Samsung provides, there is 1 S-Video input, 1 PC input, 1 Audio output, 2 Component video inputs, 2 Composite inputs, and 3 HDMI inputs. It basically means you will easily be able to hook up your DVD player, a gaming system, and your surround sound speakers to really set off your own home theater. It also has a USB slot if you need it, and has a refresh rate of 60Hz if you decide to go that route.
Performance and Attributes of the Samsung ln52a580
The best part of this Samsung television (other than the amazing size) is that it has wonderful colors that are accurate in their presentation. The colors work well, the blacks stay dark where they are suppossed to, and the picture-in-picture function just makes the television even more fun to use. Being able to watch one game up on the huge screen, and another one on the smaller one (which seems almost big enough to be its own television) can be the fantasy sports participants dream. If you don’t like the temperature or feeling of the colors on the pre-set levels, they are easy to adjust and move to what ever feels comfortable, and they can always be re-set if you want. This includes the ability to alter flesh tones as well as enhancing the edge of the picture as necessary. This can be done easily using the nice remote control that comes with the television, and by going through the “detailed settings” menus. You can also tone down the brightness of the picture if you want to save a little power while it is in use, or go full blast if all you care about is having that amazing picture. The only minor set-back that some users might find is with the screen uniformity, but it is also quite neglible, and most users probably won’t even care or notice that.
Final Thoughts on the Samsung 52 inch 1080p Flat-Panel LCD HDTV
This television is a great option that finds its way between being cost-effective, and also being great on the performance front. It provides a great (huge) picture for its viewers, and does so with very impressive color features. This is a a set that you would place in the high end of the market, but it isn’t at the highest level, nor is it the best in the market. Those who are technological “geeks”, may find something else to be a better fit, as it doesn’t have all of the best bells and whistles on the market, but it also doesn’t cost as much as some of the highest end television sets. For a HD TV such as this, getting it for anything around (or under) $2000.00 is a very good deal, and it does come with a warranty to allay any fears of setting it up incorrectly. It’s a recommended set because it provides everything to catapolt a regular television user to the next level, and it does so with a lot of style.