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Samsung LN37B650

37" 1080p LCD HDTV with 120Hz anti-blur technology

3 Reviews

Item # 30537B650

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If you're looking for a high-performance HDTV but don't have a lot of space, check out the Samsung LN37B650. Its 37" 1080p resolution screen delivers a breathtaking high-definition picture. Touch-panel controls give the TV a clean, elegant look, complemented by red accents running along the top and bottom of the gloss black frame. And its compact cabinet is small enough to easily fit in a bedroom, office or den.

If you're looking for a high-performance HDTV but don't have a lot of space, check out the Samsung LN37B650. Its 37" 1080p resolution screen delivers a breathtaking high-definition picture. Touch-panel controls give the TV a clean, elegant look, complemented by red accents running along the top and bottom of the gloss black frame. And its compact cabinet is small enough to easily fit in a bedroom, office or den.

120Hz refresh rate for smooth motion
While most HDTVs still use a 60Hz refresh rate, the LN37B650 doubles that to 120Hz. This advanced video processing works together with Samsung's Auto Motion Plus technology to create smoother images with less motion blur — something you'll definitely appreciate if you watch a lot of action movies or fast-paced sports. Everything you watch will look more solid and three-dimensional.

Plenty of connections for your high-def gear
Four HDMI inputs make it easy to plug in HD components such as cable/satellite receivers, video game consoles, and Blu-ray players. Plus, they offer "CEC" control which lets you operate compatible HDMI-equipped Samsung components using only the TV's remote. That's a nice option if you keep your components hidden away in a cabinet or if you simply don't want more remotes cluttering your coffee table.

Do more than watch TV
This network-ready HDTV gives you additional entertainment options. Simply plug in an Ethernet cable and you can use your broadband Internet connection to call up news, weather, and stock reports on the LN37B650's screen. Or, plug a thumb drive into the TV's side USB port to instantly display your digital photos without having to boot up your computer.

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Product Highlights:

  • 36.9" screen (measured diagonally)
  • widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Touch of Color™ high-gloss finish — black with red accents
  • 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)
  • Ultra Clear LCD panel (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Auto Motion Plus 120Hz™ anti-blur technology for clearer motion
  • 4-millisecond pixel response time
  • 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • x.v.Color™ support
  • 1-tuner picture-in-picture
  • built-in down-firing stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • illuminated remote control
  • Anynet+ simplifies control of compatible Samsung components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
  • picture settings memory for each video input
  • 7 A/V inputs, including:
    • 1 composite video (side)
    • 2 component video (accepts signals up to 1080p)
    • 4 HDMI v1.3 (3 rear, 1 side) — accepts signals up to 1080p (60Hz, 24Hz)
  • PC input: analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin)
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • Ethernet port with InfoLink™ RSS feeds (broadband Internet service required)
  • optical digital audio output for Dolby® Digital
  • 2 USB ports (1 for digital video/photo/MP3 playback, 1 for Samsung's wireless USB adapter)
  • Energy Star® 3.0 compliant — see our article on TV power consumption for more info about this and other testing standards
  • detachable swivel stand (stand "footprint" is 20-1/2"W x 10-1/8"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 36-1/2"W x 24"H x 3-7/8"D (26-5/8"H x 10-1/8"D on stand)
  • weight: 38.1 lbs. with stand; 29.5 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 37" LCD TV
  • Wireless remote control (BN59-00853A)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 5' AC power cord
  • Bottom cover (used when wall mounting)
  • Pedestal stand base
  • Four M4 x 16mm screws
  • TV-holder attachment with mounting screw
  • Plastic wire cable holder
  • Screen cleaning cloth
  • E-manual (on USB thumb-drive)
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Pedestal Stand Installation Instructions
  • Warranty Sheet
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Digital Television Transition Notice
Reviews

Samsung LN37B650 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(3 Reviews)

Amazing television, huge upgrade from standard def

Matt from Mississippi on 11/27/2009

This HD television is amazing. Picture is clear and crisp and the color is very vivid. This is my first HD television and I am very impressed. The sound quality is very good. But if you're going to invest in a new HD television, you might as well get a surround system (if you don't already have one) too. Although the sound quality is good, surround sound will give it that "move-like" quality sound. The tv screen is wide and you can see everything. So many cool features on this Samsung. Hookup to the tv stand is very easy. 4 screws down and 4 screws into the back. That's it. Don't forget the 3 yr warranty. Ordered it on November 19th and received it 3 business days later. Crutchfield customer service is top notch and the representatives are very knowledgeable. Amazing television.

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Awesome

Lloyd from Malibu, Calif on 5/19/2009

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This set is awesome. I have had a high def by sharp for several years and this set blows it away. You feel like your watching everything in 3D. Even the movies are so clear you think that they are videos. Unbelievable clarity. Well priced and well styled. I had 1st bought the 550 series but exchanged it for the better set. Very glad i did so because there is no comparison as far as the quality of picture.

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I love this TV

Lisa from Macon, GA on 5/13/2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I spent more than I wanted to spend on a TV, and I am so glad I did. This is a great TV. It is true HDTV. It has made my jaw drop multiple times. The anti-blur technology works. It's a very pretty set. It is every bit as rich and solid looking in real life as it is in the pictures. The lower right hand corner of TV has touch panel switches which were a complete surprise to me. While hooking it up, I turned it off accidentally several times until I figured it out. They respond to a caress, but are quite precise once you get used to them. Lots of signal transfer flexibility with backward compatibility to older, non digital signal formats. But this is well documented by Crutchfield. Good labeling on the I/O panel itself. The operation manual is included on a USB key. It is formatted to be easily navigated using the TV remote. The remote is quite sturdy. Lighted. Not a piece of junk. The picture is very bright. Samsung advertises clear panel or some such thing; they aren't kidding. The tuner is very good at pulling the maximum available definition out of std def signal.

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Video Features
Audio Features
PC/USB/Network Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control
Mounting Options

Video Features

HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.

Native Resolution: The LCD television displays all inputs at a resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080). The television's HDMI and component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i video signals.

4 HDMI Inputs: The four HDMI inputs (3 rear/1 side) can be used to connect a DVD player, Game console, HDTV or Satellite Set-top box with an HDMI output. The HDMI 1 input can also be used to connect a device with a DVI output (a DVI-to-HDMI adapter cable is necessary). If a DVI-equipped device is used, separate audio cables will also be needed from the device to the "DVI In" RCA stereo audio jacks. No audio cables are needed for an HDMI-equipped device. The HDMI input can also be used to connect a PC to this TV. The HDMI jack will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals.

2 Component Video Inputs: The two rear-panel Component Video jacks will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. One of the component video inputs can also be used as a composite video input.

Contrast Ratio: This TV has an 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, giving you brilliant brightness and contrast for superior picture and detail from both PC and TV images.

4ms Response Time: One of the most important features for an LCD panel is the pixel response time. Response time refers to the amount of time it takes a pixel to "refresh" itself-to go from being active to being inactive, (ready to be re-activated). The lower the milliseconds, the faster the response time. The television's very fast 4ms response time virtually eliminates any blurring and gives you smooth-motion action scenes

Auto Motion Plus 120Hz: Auto Motion Plus 120Hz technology virtually eliminates any motion blur and creates smooth transitions between frames. Auto Motion Plus calculates the image between frames and inserts it, creating a non-repetitive transition from one to the next. The result is a clearer picture than ever before. You can select from 5 Auto Motion Plus 120Hz settings

  • Clear: sets Auto Motion Plus 120Hz to minimum
  • Standard: sets Auto Motion Plus 120Hz to medium
  • Smooth: sets Auto Motion Plus 120Hz to maximum
  • Custom: adjusts the blur and judder reduction level to suit your personal preference
  • Off: switches Auto Motion Plus 120Hz off

Screen 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
  • Screen Fit: see the full image with no resizing when an HDMI input (720p/1080i/180p), Component (1080i/1080p), or DTV (1080i) signal is used

Note: Screen Size settings can be stored for each external device you have connected to an input of the TV.

Picture Control: You can make the following adjustment for an optimum picture:

  • Automatic Picture Settings:
    • Standard: for the optimum display in a normal environment
    • Dynamic: for high-definition in a bright room
    • Natural: for optimum and eye-comfortable display
    • Movie: for viewing movies in a dark room
  • Manual Picture Settings:
    • Backlight: adjusts the brightness of the LCD backlight
    • Contrast: adjusts the contrast level of the picture
    • Brightness: adjusts the brightness level of the picture
    • Sharpness: adjusts the edge definition of the picture
    • Color: adjusts the color saturation of the picture
    • Tint: adjusts the color tint of the picture
  • Advanced Picture Settings:
    • Black Tone: adjusts the black level on the screen to adjust the screen depth
    • Dynamic Contrast: adjusts the screen contrast so that the optimal contrast is provided
    • Gamma: adjusts the primary color (red, green, blue) intensity from -3 to +3
    • Color Space: color space is a color matrix composed of red, green and blue colors, you can select your favorite color space to experience the most natural color; you can choose from Auto, Native, or Custom (Red/Green/Blue)
    • Color Tone: adjusts the overall color tone of the televisions using one of four presets: Cool, Normal, Warm 1, Warm 2
    • Flesh Tone: emphasize the pink flesh tone in a picture
    • White Balance: adjusts the color temperature for more natural picture colors
    • Edge Enhancement: emphasize object boundaries in the picture
    • xvYCC: provides a wider color space when used with xvYCC-compatible video components and content; using HDMI or component video connections; you can turn this feature On or Off; Picture Mode must be set to Movie to use this feature

HDMI Black Level: You can select the black level on the screen to adjust the screen depth when you have a component connected via HDMI to the television. You can select either Normal or Low.

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. You can select Low, Medium, High, Auto, or Off.

Film Mode: The TV can be set to automatically sense and process film signals from all sources and adjust the picture from optimum quality.

Game Mode: When connecting the television to a game console, you can enjoy a more realistic gaming experience when selecting Game Mode.

BD Wise: BD Wise provides the optimal picture quality setting for Samsung DVD, Blu-ray, and Home Theater products which support the BD Wise feature for a richer picture.

Blue Only Mode: This function displays the blue signal only by removing the red and green signals from the video signal so as to provide a Blue Filter effect that is used to adjust the Color and Tint of video equipment such as DVD players and Home Theaters. Using this function, you can adjust the Color and Tint to preferred values appropriated to the signal level of each video device using the Red/Green/Blue/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Color Bar Patterns, without using a additional Blue Filter.

Audio Features

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.

Sound Modes: 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
  • Clear Voice: for watching a show that is mostly dialogue
  • Custom: adjust the 5-band EQ; 100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz

SRS TruSurround HD: SRS TruSurround HD is a patented SRS technology that solves the problem of playing 5.1 multichannel content over two speakers. TruSurround delivers a compelling, virtual surround sound experience through any two-speaker playback system, including the internal television speakers. It is fully compatible with all multichannel formats.

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

PC/USB/Network Functions

Media Play: Media Play enables you to view photos (JPEG) and movie (MPEG1/2/4, Motion JPEG, DivX, XviD) files, as well as listen to audio files (MP3) saved on a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device using the television's side panel USB type-A port. The television's Media Play function will only support MP3 music files with a high sampling frequency of 32, 44.1, or 48 kHz. The television's USB port will support video resolution from 720 x 576 to 1920 x 1080. The maximum supported JPEG resolution is 15360 x 8640 pixels. Your JPEG and MP3 files must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT 32. The TV's USB port can recognize up to 10,000 files. You can use the television's remote control to operate basic playback functions of your JPEG or MP3 files.

  • MP3 Playback: The television displays an on-screen list of your MP3 files to scroll through and select from. You can sort your music by title, artist, mood, genre, folder, or favorite. You can also select from a Repeat and Random playback mode.
  • JPEG Playback: The television displays a thumbnail index of your photos to select from (15 per page). You can sort your images by date, color, folders, and favorites. When you have single image displayed, you can zoom (1x, 2x, 4x) and rotate (0, 90, 180, 270-degees) the photo. You can also view your images as a slide show. You can choose the slide show speed (Fast, Normal, Slow), slide show effect (None, Fade, Blind, Spiral, Checker, Linear, Stairs, Wipe, Random), and select an MP3 audio file as background music.
  • Movie Playback: The movies stored on your USB Mass Storage Device can be sorted into the following categories - Date, Title, Folder, and Favorites. You can also control basic playback functions such as Play, Pause, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Skip Next/Previous and Repeat. In addition, you can configure picture and sound settings. If you stop your movie, you can pick up where you left off using the Resume Play function.

Note: The TV features two side-panel USB ports. One USB type-A port is used for firmware updates, displaying the  E-Manual from the supplied USB thumb-drive, and playing music or picture/video files. The other USB type-A port is used for connecting to Samsung's network wirelessly using the proprietary Samsung Wireless LAN adapter (305Link, sold separately). USB HUBs are not supported. MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) is not supported.

InfoLink RSS Service: The Samsung 650 Series LCD TV features a rear-panel Ethernet port which allows you to connect the television to your home PC's network with or without a router so you can use the InfoLink RSS function of the television. The InfoLink RSS feature gathers up-to-the-minute content from USA Today and displays it on the television screen so you can always stay connected to the News, Weather and Stock Reports while watching TV at home.

PC-Capable: This unit has a 15-pin D-Sub (RGB) input that allows you to use it as a high-resolution computer monitor. Any HDMI 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.

PC Input: This rear-panel input consists of a stereo mini-jack and an analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack. This jack allows you to connect a personal computer with a D-Sub 15-pin output. When using the RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack, you must use the PC Audio 3.5mm input for your audio connection.

Convenience Features

ToC (Touch of Color): Samsung's new Touch of Color design features a hint of amber color naturally blended into the traditional piano black frame of the Samsung 650 Series LCD television.

1-Tuner PIP: This TV has one built-in tuner, which does not allow PIP to function in the same mode. You can only watch an analog TV broadcast  in the sub picture window while watching a different video source from the Component, HDMI or PC input on the TV's main window. You can change the size of the PIP window and even view the two pictures as a 4:3 or 16:9 split screen. You can also move the PIP window to each corner of the screen. In addition, you can switch the audio over to sub PIP picture window.

Note: While the V-chip is in operation, the PIP function cannot be used.

Input Source Names: You can assign a pre-programmed 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, Cable STB, Satellite STB, PVR STB, AV Receiver, Game, Camcorder, PC, TV, DVI PC, DVI, IPTV, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, and Digital Media Adapter.

Channel Labels: Each analog channel programmed into memory can be labeled with a name. 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.

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.

V-Chip: The V-Chip automatically locks out programs that are deemed inappropriate for children. You can set up the parameters for the V-Chip using the TV Parental Guidelines, MPAA (movie) ratings, Canadian French, or Canadian English ratings systems. The V-Chip function is protected by a 4-digit PIN.

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.

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

Energy Saver: This feature adjust the brightness of the TV in order to reduce power consumption. When watching TV at night, set the Energy Saver feature to High to reduce eye fatigue as well as power consumption. You can set this feature to High, Medium, Low or Off.

Remote Control

Illuminated Remote: The supplied remote control is designed to only operate the Samsung LCD television and Anynet+ connected components. You can use the remote control up to a distance of about 23 feet from TV with a direct line of sight. The remote's buttons are backlit and will light up with a press of a button.

Anynet+: Anynet+ is a function that enables you to control all connected Samsung devices that support Anynet+ with the Samsung television's remote control. The Anynet+ system can be used only with Samsung devices that support the Anynet+ features. The Anynet+ feature must be turned on in the menu to function.

Mounting Options

Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with the pedestal stand unattached. The pedestal stand attaches to the television using the supplied hardware. The pedestal stand allows the TV to swivel left to right +/- 20-degrees. The television weighs 38.1 lbs with the stand.

Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is VESA 200 x 200 (200mm horizontal x 200mm vertical) in accordance with the industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association. The threaded inserts require M6 (6mm) machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs  29.5 lbs without the stand.

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.

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