Samsung LN40C630K1F Television Review-Incredibly Inflexible

April 12, in LCD

So I took a little time with another fine Samsung product, and once again, they’ve done a pretty fair job of impressing me.  The Samsung LN40C630K1F isn’t without its flaws, but it also does a pretty nice job where it counts.

The Samsung LN40C630K1F is a forty inch 1080p LCD television that offers wide color enhancer, a pair of ten watt speakers, ConnectShare Movie systems that allow you to display the contents of a thumb drive or digital camera and control it via the included remote, four HDMI inputs, a PC input, two USB ports and Anynet Plus capability.

I said in the beginning that this sucker had flaws, and you can see a couple right from that spec list.  Where are the component and composite ports?  Anyone with older component systems is going to be out of luck here.  There’s no internet connectivity but you can hook a computer to it pretty easily so there’s a definite advantage there.   But the price makes this even worse–this incredibly inflexible Samsung comes your way for a whopping eight hundred and ten bucks.

Admittedly, that’s not a bad price on a forty inch 1080p like the Samsung LN40C630K1F, but still.  When you consider that you’ll likely have to pick up adapters for your older gear, or worse yet, all NEW gear if you can’t get sufficient adapters, that jacks the price of this up considerably in the near-term.

But it does look and sound pretty sweet, and might well be one of the world’s great computer monitors, but at eight hundred bucks it’s not exactly the kind of thing you’d want to experiment with.

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