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Samsung LN32C550 LCD HDTV Review

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Overall, the Samsung LN32C550 is a mediocre TV.

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Power Consumption

Power Consumption Summary
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Power Consumption*(9.38)*


The Samsung LN32C550 is quite a modest little energy eater, requiring only $12.41 per year or so to operate (with the backlight set for adequate brightness).  (More on how we test Power Consumption.)

Setting Average Watts Cost per Year
Backlight: 20 (Maximum) 105.5 watts $20.60
Backlight: 7 (Adequate lighting) 63.6 watts $12.41
Backlight: 0 (Minimum) 39.1 watts $7.65

You can see from the chart below how the Samsung LN32C550 stacks up to the competition. None are particularly expensive to operate.

Power Consumption
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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Samsung LN32C350
  14. Vs LG 32LD350
  15. Vs Sony KDL 32BX300
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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