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Samsung LE40F86BD Review

by Vincent Teoh
10 September 2007

Samsung LE40F86BDX

Things move at such a breakneck pace in the world of high-definition television: it was only 5 months ago that Samsung treated us to one of the best LCDs in its class (in the form of the LE40M86BD), dishing out an enthralling level of blacks that I never thought was possible on a backlight-driven liquid crystal matrix. Now they've rolled out an upgraded version – the Samsung LE40F86BD – that features 100Hz Motion Plus technology and promises a higher dynamic contrast ratio.

Note: This model is no longer available from Samsung... it has been replaced by the LE40A656.

Technical Specifications

Physical Measurements

Screen Size (Diagonal) 40 inches
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Dimensions Without Stand (in mm) 1094 x 607 x 103
Dimensions With Stand (in mm) 1094 x 675 x 290
Weight Without Stand 19.8 kg
Weight With Stand 23.7 kg


Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 25,000:1


HD Ready Yes
Maximum Supported Input 1080p
Special Features 100Hz Motion Plus, DNIe, Wide Colour Enhancer

TV Tuner

Analogue PAL
Digital DVB-T (Freeview)
Stereo Reception NICAM, A2


HDMI 3 (HDMI 1.3; 2 rear, 1 side)
VGA 1 (HD-15; rear)
Component 1 (YPbPr 3 x RCA connectors for video & L-R 2 x RCA connectors for audio; rear)
Scart 2 (21-pin; rear)
S-Video 1 (4-pin; side)
Composite (including audio input) 1 (1 x RCA video & 2 x RCA audio; side)
Analogue Audio Output 1 (L-R 2 x RCA connectors; rear)
Digital Audio Output 1 (Optical; rear)
Headphone Output 1 (3.5mm stereo minijack; side)
USB 2.0 Port 1 (side)
Common Interface Slot 1 (side)


Speakers 2
Output Power 10 watt + 10 watt
Sound Effect System SRS Surround XT


Source AC 220V-240V, 50Hz
Power Consumption 240 Watt (<1 Watt Standby)

Included Accessories: Remote control, 2 x AAA batteries, power cord, bottom cover, cleaning cloth, manual, warranty/ registration card.



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