Okay, so you guys have been waiting for this review since back in December and it’s finally here! I got this for Christmas of 2009 and have been evaluating it up to this point trying to get a good feel for how I like it and how well everything works.
I’m going to start off and address the whole “Samsung clicking” issue. As far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t exist. I’ve never seen it, and it’s never happened to my TV the whole time I’ve had it. The one thing I do have to say about it is that if you do have this so called “Samsung clicking” you should make sure you have your cable box hooked up and set up correctly, because if you have not done this it could cause the box to click letting you know that something’s wrong, but it isn’t the actual TV doing the clicking.
Next up we have the picture quality. Now I couldn’t compare side by side with another LCD TV, but at the time, this TV was the top of the line model and it still shows. The picture and sound quality is crystal clear, the colors are vibrant and really pop well. The audio is sufficient, but if you really want to experience the full potential of this LCD TV, I would advise you to hook it up to some sort of sound system and then listen to how much it improves the overall experience of this television.
One thing I do want to mention about this particular Samsung LCD TV is that the menus are extremely well done. Not only are the icons crisp and clear, but they are also colorful instead of being boring and bland like other televisions on the market. The reason why I bring up the color issue is because I am an artistic person and love graphical design and like to inspect others work in such fields. Sometimes when color is added to icons, the color is too much, or is done in such a way that it just doesn’t fit, but this is not the case with the Samsung LE40B650 TV. I have no complaints whatsoever as far as the icons, menu layout, and icon designs.
Lastly we have the plugs and ports on the back of this beast. The Samsung LE40B650 has the power plug on the back left all by itself. In the middle there is a nice wire tie for keeping the wires from turning into a jumbled mess. Then in the back right there are all the ports, this LCD TV has 4 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports, 1 VGA port, Component input and outputs, an Ethernet port, and lots of RGB and additional audio video ports. This being said, there is no need to worry about a shortage of ports in the back of this television. If you run out of ports on this thing, that probably means you just spend way too much time in front of it to begin with, so for the average and even the advanced user, there are plenty of ports for anything you could think of to plug into this Samsung TV.
Overall the layout, look, and feel of this TV is great. I love the overall theme of red and black and really appreciate the glass accent with the stand. With all of this taken into consideration, I have absolutely no complaints whatsoever, I can’t even think of anything I would change on it if I could. I see absolutely no reason why not to get this TV, so if you are in the market for a new 40″ flatscreen TV, this is by far the way to go!