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LN46A950 vs. UNB7000

by khinkali / May 4, 2009 4:38 AM PDT

I'm getting ready to buy a new HDTV in a few weeks/months and the UNB7000 really looks great in the store. But the lack of local dimming in the UNB7000 has me leaning towards last year's LN46A950.

So I thought I would ask the forum which TV they think has the best picture. Is the local dimming in LN46A950 really worth it? We are going to be using the TV mainly for movie watching and some sports.

The thinness of the UNB7000 is great, but we are going to mount the TV in a lift cabinet so the thickness, or lack there of, is not a selling point with me.

What do you think?

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LN46A950 vs. UNB7000
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / May 4, 2009 1:43 PM PDT
In reply to: LN46A950 vs. UNB7000

khinkali,

Which one did you like better when you looked at them?

(Just for some discussion fodder)...

--HDTech

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UNB7000
by khinkali / May 4, 2009 2:02 PM PDT
In reply to: LN46A950 vs. UNB7000

I have to admit the UNB7000 looks great on the stand. But I was unable to view the two TVs side by side. I thought of the brains on this forum would be able to clear things up. I like the idea of the local dimming, but I'm wondering if it is worth the price difference.

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UNB7000
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / May 5, 2009 4:39 AM PDT
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khinkali,

For the movies, the local dimming will likely fare better with the black bars for widescreen movies since those LEDs in the black lines may be dimmed or off, however, the edge lighting is pretty uniform. Based on what you said about how you'd use it, either one would be great for sports (both have a 4ms response), and either unit might be competitive for the movie application.

Perhaps some other forum members could jump in with their opinions.

Does that help?

--HDTech

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