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>> Hi, I'm David Katzmaier, a senior editor for
cnet.com, and I'm with Samsung's LN T4681F. This is a
46-inch flat panel LCD TV. It's one of the first of its
kind to have an LED back light which does improve a lot
of aspects of the picture quality. We'll get to that in
a second. The set's styling is really slick. Around
the edge of the screen is glossy-black. It's actually
really wide-looking TV. That's helped out by these kind
of strips along the side here. They're actually clear
and you can see right through them. They do reflect
sound from the speakers out into the room and on the
outside of those strips is another little dark gray
accent mark. So all in all, it's a very distinctive
looking TV. And of course like a lot of Samsungs it has
this nice swivel stand and a nice matching glossy-black
finish on the stand as well. When you [Inaudible] onto
the features section this TV is extremely well
appointed. Around back you'll find two HGMI inputs, to
component video inputs, one PC input, the side panel has
a third HGMI input, so there's plenty of connectivity.
You go into the features menu you'll find a lot of
different ways to adjust the picture quality. You've
got the gray scale is fully adjustable. You can go
ahead and change the white balance, you can also play
with gamma and turn on and off the LED function.
Speaking of these L E Ds they actually do contribute to
some of the best black-level performance we've ever seen
on an LCD TV -- or any TV in general. When you take
this TV into a dark room and watch a relatively dark
scene those LEDs can actually turn off so again in dark
scenes it actually appears black. Again, when you have
a lot of other stuff on the screen the black colors are
still very, very good. Not quite on the same level as
the Pioneer plasma that we tested earlier, but still
extremely good. Color accuracy, another strong point of
this Samsung TV. Some of the most accurate color we've
seen. On the down side, it's not really that great when
you sit to either side of the sweet spot or view the TV
from anywhere but straight on. It actually does lose a
lot of black-level performance a lot more than a lot of
LCDs we've tested. The screen itself also reflects
quite a bit of ambient light, so when there's a lot of
light in the room it's really not the best for
[Inaudible] that sort of reflection. Aside from that,
though, the Samsung LN T4681F is an excellent
television, and I'm David Katzmaier. ^M00:02:08 [ Music
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