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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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Connectivity

Input Ports (6.5)

The Samsung LN46C530 has a relatively limited number of ports, at least by modern standards. There are 3 HDMIs, while 4 HDMIs is the more common. Users with older devices will appreciate the 2 composite and 2 component AV inputs, but note that one of them is shared.

The ports are located in a little pocket on the back of the TV. Most face the back, but a few face the side for to more easily swap AV cables and USB devices.

Connectivity Tour Image 1

Output Ports (2.0)

The Samsung LN46C530 has both analog and digital audio outputs, which give you the option of plugging the TV into almost any stereo or surround sound system.

Other Connections (0.0)

The Samsung LN46C530 does not offer any internet or DLNA network support. It's just a plain, ol' TV, people.

Media (1.0)

The Samsung LN46C530 does, however, have a USB port. With it, you can connect to USB mass storage devices or full-fledged hard drives with a USB connection. More details here.

Placement

The port placement is great, consider all the ports either face the side or the back. The TV panel swivels on its base, and all the ports are clearly labeled.

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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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