The Good Reproduced slightly deeper black levels than a competing LCD; matte screen works well in bright lighting; handles 1080p/24 sources properly; solid picture adjustment options; USB port for photos and audio.
The Bad Uneven screen uniformity; dark areas tinged somewhat blue; subpar standard-def processing; just one analog video input.
The Bottom Line A USB port and decent performance set the small Samsung LNC350 series apart from the entry-level pack.
Comparing the Samsung LNC350 with the Sony KDL-BX300, another entry-level name-brand 720p LCD, we give the Sony the slight nod in picture quality. That said, the Samsung is plenty "good enough" for its price range, and offers one extra the Sony and most other sets at this level lack: a USB port for easy photo display and music playback. For a bedroom-size model without frills like LED backlight or 1080p resolution, the LNC350 series fits the bill nicely.
Series information: We performed a hands-on evaluation of the 32-inch LN32C350, but this review also applies to the smaller members of the series. They all have similar specs and should provide similar picture quality.
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