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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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Remote Control

Remote Control Summary
Editorial Note: This is a review of the Samsung LN32C550. Test results are for this model, but should indicate the general performance of other sizes in the C550 series. The C550 series includes the following models: LN32C550, LN37C550, LN40C550 and LN46C550.  Read here for more details on series differences.
{{article.attachments['Samsung-LN32C550-vanity.jpg']}} • Simple remote • Backlighting option for dark rooms • Could have made the menu navigation buttons better
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Ergonomics & Durability*(6.0)*


The remote control that ships with the Samsung LN32C550 is perfectly serviceable, but it's not the best remote we've seen. The buttons are mostly large and comfortable, made of a soft rubber-like material.

The exception is d-pad, which is made of hard plastic. The d-pad buttons are also flush with the surrounding surface, making it unnecessarily hard to use without looking down.

 

Button Layout & Use*(4.0)*


The buttons are laid out in a manner convenient for most users. There's also a backlight feature that allows you to operate the remote in the dark. Strangely, the backlight is absent from the d-pad used for menu navigation.

 

Programming & Flexibility*(1.0)*


The remote for the Samsung LN32C550 can used to control other Samsung devices bearing the Anynet+ branding. 

Other Models in the C550 Series
This is a review of the Samsung LN32C550. The other sizes of HDTVs in this series should be similar in terms of performance and usability. For details about any differences, click on the image to jump to the Series Comparison page.
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Samsung LN32C550 32 inches

Samsung LN37C550

37 inches

Samsung LN40C550

40 inches

Samsung LN46C550

47 inches

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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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