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Samsung LN46C530F1F LCD HDTV Review

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A TV of modest ambitions, and we reward its humility. It just displays a picture... and it does that pretty well.

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Overall Design

The Samsung LN46C530 is an attractive TV, as are almost all the Samsungs. The company has made it a priority to make better looking TVs than the competition, and they're doing it well. This particular TV has a thicker bezel than their LED-backlit models, but it's still rather elegant.

Front

The Samsung LN46C530 has a relatively thin bezel running along the edge of the screen, though certainly nothing as sleek as Samsung's high-end models. Along the bottom of the bezel are a series of touch-sensitive buttons for basic TV control.

Front Tour Image
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Back

The Samsung LN46C530's back is large and plain. The ports are all gathered in the corner for easier access.

Back Tour Image

Sides

The Samsung LN46C530 is not terribly slim, by today's standards, but it's still a far cry from analog TVs of yore.

Sides Tour Image

Stand/Mount

The Samsung LN46C530 has a swivel base that allows the TV panel to swivel, making it easier to access the ports and service a wider room. The base feels quite solid, so we have no worries for the safely of the TV.

Stand Photo
The base is solid and allows the panel to swivel

Controls

The onboard controls are touch sensitive buttons along the bottom of the bezel. The usual suspects are here: Power, Source, Volume, Channel up/down, and Menu.

Remote Control

The remote control is similar to what we've seen on a lot of other Samsung remotes, but it's missing the backlit keys, a feature we're really missing. The buttons are arranged sensibly, and the remote has an even weight distribution to make it a comfortable fit in the hand.

Remote Control Photo
The remote is simple and effective, but lacks the backlit key feature

In the Box

The Samsung LN46C530 ships with stand, remote control, batteries, instruction manual and other documents, and a cleaning cloth.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity
  9. Audio & Menus
  10. Multimedia & Internet
  11. Power Consumption
  12. Toshiba 40G300U Comparison
  13. Samsung PN50C550 Comparison
  14. Sony Bravia KDL-40EX400 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
  16. Series Comparison
  17. Photo Gallery
  18. Ratings & Specs
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