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Samsung LN32A450 LCD HDTV Review

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

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Formats & Media

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Although the Samsung LN32A450 is a 720p television, it does support playback of higher quality 1080p content by downsampling it. It does not support more advanced media features like photo, video and streaming internet playback.
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**Formats***(6.0)*

The Samsung LN32A450 is a 720p HDTV, which means it has a lower overall resolution than full 1080p HD televisions like the Samsung LN47A750. It does support playback for 1080i and 1080p content, however, as it can downsample that content to fit on the lower resolution display. It also supports playback of 480i and 480p content, which is the format used for standard definition television and DVDs respectively. The Samsung LN32A450 also supports 3:2 pulldown and 24fps content, both of which are used to produce a more film-like quality. For more information on how well it handles such content see our Motion section. It does not support a wider color gamut, which is called Xvycc color, as do some modern televisions.

**Photo Playback***(0.0)*

The Samsung LN32A450 does not support photo playback from devices like memory cards.

**Video Playback***(0.0)*

The Samsung LN32A450 does not support video playback from media storage devices like hard drives or flash cards.

**Streaming Playback***(0.0)*

The Samsung LN32A450 does not support streaming video content from online sources like Hulu or Youtube.

**DVR***(0.0)*

The Samsung LN32A450 does not have a built-in DVR for recording television content to view at a later time.

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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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