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Samsung LE52M87BD Reviewed

Samsung LE52M87BDAt 52-inches it would be hard to find anyone who does not agree that the benefits of full HD 1080p will clearly visitable at this screen size. The Samsung LE52M87BD offers full 1080p “Full HD” along with direct 1:1 pixel mapping for the highest possible HD images. The older generation of Samsung’s 1080p set, the LE40F71B was far from perfect, with no perfect mapping or digital tuner amongst other things, but with the LE52M87BD, Samsung have fixed all these problems leaving a very nice, impressive and interesting HDTV.
It would also be hard to argue with the looks of the Samsung LE52M87BD, we think it looks stunning, with it’s high-gloss finish and great curves and angles. Connectivity is also very impressive with a nice selection of three HDMI 1.3 inputs offering new features such as deep color. TrustedReviews say, the outstanding HD fine detail subtleties found in the environments of Gears of War on the Xbox 360 are reproduced with scintillating clarity and sharpness, while the remarkable detailing found in the digitised backdrops of Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith as recorded from Sky HD has seldom, if ever looked clearer.
The general HD crispness and ‘snap’ is particularly evident if you use with 1,920 x 1,080 sources the ‘1:1′ pixel mode Samsung has thankfully included on the LE52M87BD, with which the set doesn’t need to indulge in any potentially noise-inducing scaling processing.
Its colors, sharpness, looks, sheer size, connectivity, features and above all ground-breaking black levels of the Samsung LE52M87BD, all mark it out as something really quite special that no prospective big TV buyer can afford to ignore.