The Samsung LN52A550 comes packed with all sorts of features. The first of course being that the wide screen flat panel itself is a sharp 52", 1080p HD resolution LCD.
The LN52AA550 also has wide screen color enhancers, which basically makes sure that the entire surface of the LCD screen is flushed with bright and brilliant coloring; regular TVs tend to fade out colors that are closer to the screen edges. The wide color enhancers make sure you're getting even crystal clear color quality on every little speck of your screen. A nifty feature that you will likely take notice of immediately, especially if your previous model was a standard space hogging box TV.
The Wiselink 2.0 USB Connection allows you to hook up devices such as digital cameras, and MP3 players in order to view photos, or listen to select music.
The LN52A550 also has a 5-millisecond response time. Basically what these means is that every single pixel on the screen will respond in a 5-millisecond time.
What's that mean for you? Well it pretty much means no blur, or fuzzy looking picture during high paced action sequences on your screen. Simple little features like this is what makes your viewing diamond sharp. With a contrast ratio of 30,000:1, which enhances bright and dark scene details on your screen in order to deliver the stunning sharp picture quality.
Another fantastic feature built into the Samsung LN52A550 is, DNIe (Digital Natural Image Engine), which will also deliver the best, lifelike picture quality.
SRS TruSurround XT will deliver a nice true surround sound like experience for your viewing pleasures. That's right, while displaying a super sweet image; you also have some crystal clear audio to go with it.
The unit also has PIP (picture in picture) to use for when someone in the household wants to watch a show on one channel, and you want to watch a show on another channel at the same time. PIP allows just that.
There is also a built in port to add headphones. Although it is unlikely anyone will ever use this feature, it is there for the taking.
A VGA Port allows you to hook up a PC. I have actually done this on my 40" unit, and even though the picture quality was superb, I did not like using such a large screen as my monitor. On the 52" Samsung, I imagine I would like it even less. For those of you used to having huge screens as your PC monitor, maybe you will like this feature. For the rest of us though, getting from point A to point B on such a large screen seems to take forever. Sometimes big is too big when it comes to PC monitors.
Composite AV / S- Video will also allow you to add a VCR to the unit. Not many use VCRs anymore, but for those of you who want to enjoy an old home movie, or an old VHS tape, the connection is there for you. Naturally included, you also have ports available to hook up a DVD player.
There are also 3 HDMI Connections for you to plug in numerous HD ready devices. You can plug in video game consoles that come with HDMI Ports (although you will need to buy separate HDMI plugs), Blu Ray players, and your HD Cable box if you have one (if not, I highly recommend the upgrade).
One of the HDMI Connections is located at the far left side of the panel, while 2 are nestled neatly at the back of the unit.
The Samsung 52" High-Definition LCD TV, LN52A550, also comes with a high gloss black finish swivel stand which allows you to move the entire screen from left to right with no effort at all. I especially like this feature for when I am working on my computer and want to watch TV at the same time. A small push to the side of the HDTV, and I can position the screen to where I want it.
The features are sweet, and they are all nicely tucked into this flat panel HDTV to deliver the best picture quality possible.
So how is that picture quality?
Turn to page 3 to find out.