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Samsung LN32A450 LCD HDTV Review

32 in.

The LN32A450's impressive black level and peak brightness, produced an above average contrast ratio.

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Tour & Design

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The Samsung LN32A450 is an attractive 32-inch LCD HDTV, with a glossy finish on the bezel and ports in easy reach.
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**Front**

The front of the Samsung LN32A450 has a glossy black bezel that surrounds the display. At the lower right are the infrared receiver and a single red LED that lets you know the HDTV is on standby. Centered below the display is the Samsung logo. The stereo speakers are found on the bottom of the HDTV.

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The front of the Samsung LN32A450 is simple and attractive.

**Back**

The back of the Samsung LN32A450 is matte black plastic with a collection of ports found on the left side.

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Not as much gloss on the back, but you see how all ports are nicely grouped together.

**Left**

There are no features on the left side of the Samsung LN32A450.

**Right**

The right side of the Samsung LN32A450 has the on-TV controls and, slightly recessed, a strip of ports.

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On the left side you find the on-TV conrols and a few additional ports.

**Stand/Mount**

The Samsung LN32A450 is also glossy black and comes in three parts that need to be put together before you can mount the HDTV on it. One nice feature that you don't see on many other televisions is that the stand allows you to swivel the HDTV about thirty degrees in either direction. The Samsung LN32A450 can be wall mounted, but you will need to purchase a mounting kit separately.

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The Samsung LN32A450's stand swivels a bit, a nice touch.

**Controls**

The on-TVcontrols are found on the right side of the Samsung LN32A450. From top to bottom there are Source, Menu, Vol+, Vol-, Ch+, Ch- and power buttons.

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The on-TV controls are found on the left side.

**Remote**

The Samsung LN32A450's remote is a curved, solid piece of plastic with a glossy face that is covered by buttons almost across its entire length.

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The Samsung LN32A450's remote sits comfortably in your hand.

**In The Box***(4.0)*

The Samsung LN32A450 ships with a user manual, remote with batteries and cleaning cloth. We would have liked to see an HDMI cable as well.

**Aesthetics***(7.0)*

The Samsung LN32A450 design is simple but attractive. We like the glossy finish on both the front and the stand and the subtle curves. These features all combine to lend the Samsung LN32A450 an understated but attractive presence.

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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Performance: Summary
  3. Performance: Blacks & Whites
  4. Performance: Color
  5. Performance: Motion
  6. Performance: Viewing Effects
  7. Remote Control
  8. Audio
  9. Connectivity
  10. Controls & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Conclusion & Comparisons
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