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Samsung LN40D550 vs LG 42LK550

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by LAN_deRf_HA, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. LAN_deRf_HA


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    My friend is looking to get one of these two for about the same price, can't seem to advise him either way. They both have good reviews. It's a small space and the Samsung is a more appropriate size and looks snazzier, but the LG is 120 hz for only $10 more. Will the refresh rate even be noticeable?
  2. Bo$$

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    yes it is, but see them in action, the 120/100hz can look juddery in certain instances.
    I have a samsung and love it dearly, personal preferance really as they are the same.
  3. BumbleBee


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    the LG 42" LK550 has ISF settings (10 point IRE, CMS, Luminance, Gamma, Color Gamut, Color Temperature, H/V Sharpness, etc) which is great because it will give him more control over calibration.

    the Samsung 40" LN40D550 doesn't have any motion interpolation so he might experience judder (stutter) from 3:2 pulldown. I don't know about him but all the television shows and movies I watch are shot at 24 FPS.

    the LG 42" LK550 is the clear winner.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2011
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