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Samsung LE40F86BD Reviewed

Samsung LE40F86BDThe 40-inch Samsung LE40F86BD is from Samsung’s very latest F8 / F86 series which is overflowing with all the latest features to get the very best from this LCD HDTV. The LE40F86BD looks great with it’s thin black gloss frame, and features a 1080p (1920×1080 pixel) LCD screen for the very highest HD format. Also supported is 100Mhz Motion Plus technology which adds in more images to keep the high motion scenes looking very sharp is smooth running, this feature can also be turned off if desired, along with 24p, which allows the HDTV to play back content at 24fps, the exact rate the film was shot at.

Connections include 3x HDMI, component, 2x scart, PC VGA, composite, s-video and digital & analog audio. Also featured is a dedicated game mode, and a very high dynamic contrast ratio of 25,000:1, which is achieved by using a CCFL backlight.

I am currently looking into getting a new HDTV, and I am currently deciding between either the Samsung LE40F86BD here, or the 40-inch Sony KDL40W3000. HDTVTest say, “Even Without the aid of [100Hz Motion Plus], I found motion handling on the LE40F86BD to be more than acceptable, which was no mean feat seeing that I was comparing it against our reference Pioneer PDP508XD plasma side-by-side. Throw in a black-level performance that’s best-in-class, and breathtaking picture depth that is laid down by the 10-bit Super Clear Panel, and we’ve got a great television on our hands.”