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Samsung LN-T5265F

52" 1080p LCD HDTV

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Our take on the Samsung LN-T5265F

by Steve Kindig
Samsung
NFL Samsung HDTV

With a screen measuring 52 inches diagonally, the Samsung LN-T5265F is one of their biggest and most impressive flat-panel HDTVs. With full 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution, its screen nearly doubles the pixel count of the typical 50" plasma. 1080p is a pixel-perfect match for most current HD material, and looking ahead, it's definitely the way to go.

High-contrast, color-saturated images
Samsung has been one of the leaders at improving the contrast and black level performance of LCD TVs. It used to be that "LCD black" was more like a milky gray, but the LN-T5265F's blacks really look black. And if it bugs you when a TV's colors don't look true, put this Samsung on your must-see list. A "wide color gamut" fluorescent backlight helps the LN-T5265F reproduce 25% more of the broadcast TV color range than standard LCDs do.

The shiny screen surface enhances clarity when viewed straight on, but it also tends to reflect room lights more than most LCD TVs, so this Samsung is best enjoyed with the lights turned low.

A wealth of high-def options
The LN-T5265F includes tuners for receiving both analog and digital over-the-air broadcasts (antenna required). Cable TV subscribers can use the built-in "QAM" tuner to tune in unscrambled cable channels without a set-top box. With three HDMI inputs and two component video, it's easy to add multiple high-definition video sources like an HD satellite tuner or video game console. The set's HDMI inputs can accept 1080p signals like those available from a few of the latest high-def disc players.

New HDMI connections enhance remote-control operation
Home theater fans love HDMI connections for their pristine picture clarity and single-cable simplicity. Here's more good news — the LN-T5265F's Anynet+ HDMI connections include "CEC" control capability, which lets you control other compatible HDMI-connected components using only the TV's remote. That's a huge plus if you keep your components out of sight in a cabinet or closet. You have total control without resorting to complicated remote booster systems.

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Highlights:

  • 52" widescreen HDTV (16:9 aspect ratio)
  • high-gloss black finish
  • built-in digital (ATSC) and analog (NTSC) tuners for over-the-air TV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • built-in QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service required)
  • Super Clear LCD panel with semi-gloss screen (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • 8-millisecond pixel response time
  • 15,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • 178°(H) x 178°(V) viewing angle
  • 10-bit processing
  • wide-range fluorescent backlight for extended color range
  • x.v.Color compatibility
  • 1-tuner picture-in-picture
  • built-in side-mounted stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • partially illuminated multibrand remote control
  • Anynet+ simplifies remote control for compatible Samsung components (HDMI-CEC)
  • picture settings memory for each video input
  • 7 A/V inputs, including:
    • 2 composite video (1 rear, 1 side)
    • 2 S-video (1 rear, 1 side)
    • 2 component video (accepts signals up to 1080p)
    • 3 HDMI v1.3 (2 rear, 1 side) — accepts signals up to 1080p (60Hz, 24Hz)
  • PC input: analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin)
  • 2 RF inputs (Antenna, Cable)
  • optical digital audio output for Dolby® Digital
  • side USB port for digital photo/MP3 playback
  • Energy Star® compliant
  • detachable swivel stand (stand "footprint" is 24-3/8"W x 12-5/8"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 52-1/4"W x 30-1/2"H x 4-3/8"D (33-5/8"H x 12-5/8"D on stand)
  • weight: 81.8 lbs. with stand; 70.1 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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FREE "white glove" in-home delivery: This item will be delivered and placed in any accessible room in your home. Some flat-panel TVs include a pedestal stand that requires assembly by the customer — the delivery crew is not responsible for assembly. White glove service is available to physical addresses in the United States only. Limited delivery to Alaska and Hawaii is available for $99 per item. Sorry, we can't ship to freight forwarders. Delivery takes 5-7 business days once your order has been processed. Please allow extra time to remote addresses. Free return shipping not available with this model. For more details, call 1-888-955-6000.

 

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Features and Specs
Display
Screen Size
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52"
Screen Design
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Flat
Aspect Ratio
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16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels)
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1920 x 1080
Screen Refresh Rate
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N/A
Backlighting Type
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WCG/CCFL backlight
3D
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Features
Instant Internet Movie Streaming
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Wi-Fi
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Picture In Picture
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1 Tuner
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Type of Warranty Service
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In-home
Connections
Total Video Inputs
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7
HDMI Inputs
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3
Component Video Inputs
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2
Composite Video Inputs
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2
RF Inputs
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2
PC Input
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Yes
Ethernet Port
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Yes
USB Port
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Yes
Optical Digital Audio Output
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1 Rear
Coaxial Digital Audio Output
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None
Analog Audio Output
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1 Rear
Power Consumption
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Not Given
Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)
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Not Given
Dimensions & Mounting Information
Width (inches)
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52-1/4
Height with Stand (inches)
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33-5/8
Height without Stand (inches)
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30-1/2
Depth with Stand (inches)
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12-5/8
Depth without Stand (inches)
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4-3/8
Stand Width (inches)
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24-3/8
Weight with Stand
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81.79 lbs
Weight without Stand
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Not available
Wall Mountable
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Yes
Wall Bracket Included
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No
Pedestal Stand
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What's in the box?

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  • 52" LCD TV
  • Wireless remote control (BN59-00599A)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 67" AC power cord
  • Bottom cover (used when wall mounting)
  • Screen cleaning cloth
  • Owner's Instructions (English/Spanish)
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty information
  • North American Limited Warranty Statement (English/French)
  • On-line product registration information
  • Screen cleaning instructions
  • Wall mount specification correction sheet

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Features
Mounting Options
Remote Control
Inputs and Outputs Notes

Features

HDTV (ATSC) Tuner: The LN-T5265F has a built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) tuner, so you don't have to purchase a separate digital set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV signals.

Native Resolution: The LN-T5265F has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 and scales all inputs for display at 1080p. The HDMI and component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.

Wide Color Gamut CCFL: The wide range CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp) ensures truer, more vivid colors.

Dynamic Contrast: When watching very bright or very dark scenes, it can be difficult to distinguish images that blend in with the background. Dynamic Contrast corrects this by automatically adjusting the back light intensity, resulting in a 15,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

Digital Natural Image Engine (DNIe): Samsung's exclusive Digital Natural Image engine dramatically improves the picture by enhancing the contrast, detail, and white balance, and reducing noise. DNIe can be turned off, or a demo mode shows a split screen with a DNIe enhanced picture on the right and DNIe off on the left.

10-bit Processing: Samsung's 10-bit processing method produces 12.8 billion lifelike colors to ensure a more natural and vivid picture and aids in video signal processing of analog sources.

Wiselink: A side-panel USB port allows you to connect a USB mass storage device (MSC) to view JPEG files and play MP3 audio files. You have access to the following functions:

  • Photo (JPEG) List: This menu shows an index of 15 thumbnail JPEG files saved on the USB device and allows you to do the following:

    • View: view individual photos by selecting them from the thumbnail display

    • Rotate: rotate the image 90°, 180°, or 270°

    • Zoom: enlarge a picture 2x or 4x, once enlarged you can move the image around the screen

    • Slide Show: play JPEG files on the USB device in a slide show; adjust the slide show speed to Slow, Normal, or Fast; an MP3 file on the USB device can play background music during the slide show

  • MP3 List: shows MP3 files saved on the USB device for playback

Picture Control: each input saves its own setting:

  • Automatic Picture Settings: choose one of three automatic picture settings:
    • Standard: resets the standard factory settings
    • Dynamic: increases clarity and sharpness
    • Movie: natural image without enhancements
  • Manual: manually adjust and store the following settings:
    • Contrast
    • Brightness
    • Sharpness
    • Color
    • Tint (G/R)
  • Backlight: adjust the screen brightness by adjusting the backlight intensity
  • Color Tone: adjust the overall color tone using one of five presets:
    • Cool 1
    • Cool 2
    • Normal
    • Warm 1
    • Warm 2
  • Black Adjust: screen depth is adjusted using Black Level, settings include:
    • Off: turns off the black adjust feature
    • Low: sets black color depth to low
    • Medium: sets black color depth to medium
    • High: sets black color depth to high
  • HDMI Black Level: the black level can be set to Normal or Low when using an HDMI (RGB) input
  • Dynamic Contrast: adjust contrast to optimize the picture:
    • Off: turns off the dynamic contrast adjustment feature
    • Low: sets dynamic contrast to low
    • Medium: sets dynamic contrast to medium
    • High: sets dynamic contrast to high
  • Gamma: adjust the middle brightness of the picture
  • Color Space: select the color space for the most natural color:
    • Wide: offers deep and rich tone
    • Auto: automatically adjusts color tone based on the program source
  • White Balance: adjust the color temperature for more natural colors
    • R offset: adjusts red color darkness
    • G offset: adjusts green color darkness
    • B offset: adjusts blue color darkness
    • R gain: adjusts red color brightness
    • G gain: adjusts green color brightness
    • B gain: adjusts blue color brightness
    • Reset: return to factory default
  • My Color: adjust to your personal preferences:
    • Pink: darken or lighten the pink colors
    • Green: darken or lighten the green colors
    • Blue: darken or lighten the blue colors
    • White: darken or lighten the white colors
    • Reset: return to factory default
  • Edge Enhancement: edge enhancement emphasizes the boundaries of an object, it can be turned off if you prefer
  • xvYCC: extended colors (relative to the NTSC standard) are supported using xvYCC, this can be turned of if you prefer
  • Active Color: active color emphasizes the colors of the sky and grass, for a more vivid picture

Game Mode: The Game mode enhances dark areas, sharpens the picture, speeds up the image processing response, and enhances the sounds of your games.

Film Mode: You can manually set the frame rate to film (vs. video) when using the TV tuner, composite input, S-video input, or a component video with 480i input signal.

Picture Sizes: You can choose one of the following picture sizes:

  • 16:9: sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode

  • Zoom 1: vertically enlarges the size of the picture and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote

  • Zoom 2: vertically enlarges the size of the picture more than Zoom 1 and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote

  • Wide Fit: proportionally enlarges the picture to fit the entire screen without changing the aspect ratio

  • 4:3: sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode with pillars on the left and right of the screen

  • Just Scan: see the full 720p, 1080i, or 1080p image with no resizing

Input Source Names: You can assign a preprogrammed name to each of the inputs. When input naming is completed, you will no longer have to remember which component is connected to each input when selecting a source to watch. Source names include VCR, DVD, D-VHS, Cable STB, HD STB, Satellite STB, PVR STB, AV Receiver, DVD Receiver, Game, Camcorder, DVD Combo, PC, VOD STB, and TV.

Channel Labels: Each analog channel programmed into memory can be labeled with a name up to 5 characters. Digital channels names are already assigned and cannot be edited.

Favorite Channel: You can create a list of your favorite channels and recall the list using the FAV.CH button on the remote.

PC-Capable: This unit has a 15-pin D-Sub (RGB) input that allows you to use it as a high-resolution computer monitor. The HDMI 1 input can also be used with a computer. The TV can be set to automatically adjust to the video signals received, or you can use the setup menu to adjust the screen quality and position. No cables are supplied for connecting the TV to a PC.

Picture-In-Picture (PIP): The Picture-In-Picture feature allows you to watch two video sources (TV, VCR, DVD) simultaneously. The Picture-In-Picture feature allows you to view an analog TV broadcast on the PIP screen (sub-picture) when the main picture is from an external device connected by HDMI, Component or PC. The TV has only one tuner, so you cannot watch two TV channels at the same time. There are three PIP views: Double Window (side-by-side split screens and each screen has a 4:3 aspect ratio), Double Wide (side-by-side split screens and each screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio), or standard picture-in-picture (a small window inside the full screen). In the standard picture-in-picture mode, the inset PIP window can be moved to any of the screen's four corners. PIP will not work while the V-chip or xvYCC is in use.

Freeze: The still button allows you to freeze an image on the screen, it can only be activated from the remote control. When you freeze the picture the audio continues normally.

Digital Signal Strength Meter: The digital signal strength meter can be used to help you find the antenna position that delivers the highest HDTV digital signal strength.

Analog Channel Fine Tuning: The fine tuning feature allows you to manually adjust analog channels for optimal reception. A separate fine tuning setting may be put into the TV's memory for each analog channel.

Low Noise Amplifier (LNA): In a weak signal area reception might be improved by boosting the incoming signal using the LNA function. A separate LNA setting may be put into the TV's memory for each channel.

Auto Volume: Auto volume automatically adjusts the volume of the desired channel, lowering the sound output when the modulation signal is high or raising the sound output when the modulation signal is low. This reduces the difference in volume when changing channels.

Digital Noise Reduction: If the broadcast signal received by your TV is weak, you can activate the Digital Noise Reduction feature to help reduce any static and ghosting that may appear on the screen.

Automatic Sound Settings: You can choose from the following sound settings:

  • Standard: resets the standard factory settings

  • Music: for watching music videos and concerts

  • Movie: for watching movies

  • Speech: for watching a show that is mostly dialog

  • Custom: adjust the 5-band EQ; 100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz

  • SRS TruSurround XT: TruSurround is a patented SRS technology for playing 5.1 multi-channel content using only two speakers, it delivers a virtual surround sound experience through two speakers (internal or external), it is fully compatible with all multi-channel formats

Function Help: With the function help feature turned on, each time you highlight a function in the menu, a brief description of the function is also displayed.

Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, or 180 minutes.

On/Off Timer: The three On/Off timers allow you to program the television to turn itself on and off by selecting a specific on time and a specific off time. You also choose the On Timer's channel and Volume. The on and off timers work independently of one another.

On/Off Melody: A unique melody plays when the TV is turned on and off. The melody volume is adjustable, or you can turn this feature off if you prefer.

Anynet+: Anynet+ is an AV network system that enables you to control other components with your Samsung TV's remote. The Anynet+ system can be used only with Samsung AV devices that support the Anynet+ feature and are connected with HDMI 1.3 cables. The Anynet+ feature must be turned on in the menu to function. Anynet+ can support up to 12 AV devices in total.

Mounting Options

Detachable Stand: The LN-T5265F comes with a table-top stand for easy placement on top of a counter or table. On the stand, the TV can swivel 20° left or right.

Wall Mounting: You can remove the stand and mount this display on the wall using an optional wall-mount bracket. The TV has four threaded screw holes spaced to accommodate many universal wall mount brackets. The horizontal hole spacing is 23-5/8", while the vertical hole spacing is 15-3/4", the holes require M8 (8mm) machine screws. Without the stand, the TV weighs 70.1 pounds.

Kensington Lock: When mounting the monitor in a public place, you can secure it with an optional anti-theft device called a Kensington Lock. This TV has a slot on the rear panel to accommodate a Kensington Lock device.

Remote Control

Multi-brand Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on other brands of components, including VCRs, cable boxes, DVD players, and set top boxes.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

Side Panel Inputs: The TV features a set of jacks on the side panel for easy connection:

  • HDMI 3

  • Wiselink (USB type A)

  • AV in 2 (S-video, composite video, RCA stereo audio)

  • Headphone out (3.5mm), the TV's internal speakers are muted when you plug in headphones

HDMI: There are three HDMI terminals, two on the rear panel and one on the side. HDMI 1 can be used for a DVI-equipped component; it has a separate analog audio connection and a DVI-to-HDMI adapter will be needed. HDMI 1 can also be used to connect a computer. The HDMI jacks accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.

PC: This input consists of a stereo mini-jack and an analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack.

Component Video Inputs: The 2 sets of component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals.

Antenna Inputs: There are two antenna inputs; Ant 1 In (air) and Ant 2 In (cable).

Digital Audio: The optical digital output on the rear panel will output Dolby Digital (when available) or 2 channel PCM.

 
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Written By Louis, WV on Saturday, July 07, 2007
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This tv is what I expected. After shopping for months, the LCD Samsung's blow the others away in side-by-side comparisons at local store displays. The bright pictures along with the vibrant colors are amazing. Use HDMI connections if components have these outputs (there is a noticable difference in video clarity and sound). HD channels WOW!!! Tweek your sound settings because the tv has trouble sometimes handling the high pitches. Overall I would buy another if I had to with no second thoughts.
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Written By Morgan, Phoenix, AZ on Monday, June 04, 2007
 
This TV is Amazing, with 1080p and hdmi 1.3 (x3 no less) it has all the bells and whistles I was waiting for. The color and brightness on the screen defies description and the clarity is unbelievable. Watching blu-ray movies on it feels more like you're looking through a window into another reality rather than staring at a tv. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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