Now that the NEW 2009 Samsung LNxxB550's are coming out, l'd like to start talking about what's different about them from the 2008 "A550" model line.
Samsung has finally come out with detailed information available here:http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/d...d&menu2=detail
The NEW "B550" has the Touch Of Color (TOC) "Red" on the top & bottom. The USB/Composite/HDMI auxillary connection panel is on the LEFT side now, compared to the "A550's" RIGHT side design. There is no S-Video hook-up or Head Phone jack on these "B" models.
Here are some pictures:
This 40" LCD HDTV supports true 1080p high-definition and features a WiseLink USB 2.0 port that lets you integrate a digital camera, camcorder or other USB device into your home entertainment center.
Samsung 40" Class 1080p Flat-Panel LCD HDTV
Built-in HDTV tuner
Add HD-capable antenna to receive over-the-air high-definition broadcasts, where available. Optional set-top box required for high-definition cable or satellite programming.
39-9/10" screen size measured diagonally from corner to corner, ideal for medium-size rooms.
Provides the highest quality progressive-scan picture possible from a high-definition source.
16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
Delivers a cinema-style entertainment experience.
Wide color enhancer and CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp)
Provide a vast array of colors for vibrant picture quality.
Incredible dynamic contrast (70,000:1)
For a stunning viewing experience and intense detail.
Wide Color Enhancer2
Optimizes a given color's hue, resulting in more natural rendering of colors.
Wide 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles
Make every seat the best in the house.
Fast 6 ms response time
Minimizes blurring of moving video for crisp images.
SRS TruSurround HD Sound system
With 2 built-in 10W speakers delivers a virtual surround sound experience.
Ultraslim design (3-1/10" deep)
Ideal for wall mounting (with optional mounting kit, not included).
WiseLink USB 2.0 port
Provides a quick connection of a digital camera or other USB device.
PC video input
Lets you connect your computer to experience high-resolution images.
4 HDMI inputs
Provide an uncompressed all-digital audio/video link for the highest quality connection and they support copy-protected HD broadcast content. HDMI-CEC support for controlling compatible peripheral devices with the TV remote.
4 HDMI (1 side, 3 rear), 2 component video (rear), 2 composite A/V (1 side, 1 rear), 1 PC (rear) and 1 optical audio.
V-Chip parental controls
Give you the option of blocking undesirable material.
ENERGY STAR qualified
Assures a high standard of energy efficiency.
Touch of Color cabinet
Features red accents in a black frame for a stylish addition to your entertainment center.
Include trilingual (English, French, Spanish) on-screen menus, game mode and sleep timer.
Warranty Terms - Parts 1 year
Warranty Terms - Labor 1 year
Product Height 26-3/5" with stand (24-7/10" without)
Product Width 38-7/10"Product Weight 39.7 lbs. with stand (32.8 lbs. without) Product Depth10" with stand (3-1/10" without)
TV Type LCD Flat-Panel
Screen Size 40"
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Display Type Flat-panel LCD
Digital Cable Ready No
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Vertical Resolution 1080p
Contrast Ratio 70,000:1 dynamic
Media Card Slot No
USB Slot Yes
HDMI Inputs 4
DVI Inputs No
S-Video Inputs No
Component Video Inputs 2
Composite Inputs 2
PC Inputs 1
Speaker Location Bottom
Simulated Surround Yes
Language Options English, French, Spanish
Sleep/Alarm Timer..Sleep timer, yes; alarm, no
ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
Screen Refresh Rate 60Hz.
Here is a link to a Quick Setup Guide of the LN40B550:http://media.onecall.com/Image_Produ...pdf?BCPID=2577
Please add your comments, calibrations or settings to this thread if you'd like.