As a potential LC45D40U buyer, I am concerned about the possibilities of ambient light reflections off of the piano black/gray finish, especially the frame around the LCD screen. I am not concerned about the overall aesthetics of the finish on the unit. My concern is any potential reflections from the black frame (looks like a glossy finish in the brochures) from room lighting, the screen image itself or whatever. I need your feedback. I cannot find any store models yet here in Rhode Island (BTW, a third world country at best).
My concern is based on my observations from multiple visits to BB, CC and others over the past few month (as I attempt to gather the courage to fork out major cash). For example, Samsung models that I examined have a black shiny surface around the screen. The reflections are terrible; very distracting to the viewer. It shows finger prints and looks cheap.
The sole reason I want an LCD TV (instead of plasma) is my wife and I cannot tolerate ambient light reflections, a problem with plasma glass fronts (compared to LCDs). But I don't want reflections off of a plastic frame around an LCD screen either. (I too am also disapointed that the 45D90U was canceled.)
Can any of you who own xxD40Us comment on this? >> Jim