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Samsung LN40C630 40-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV (Black)

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LBJ Go to Day: Mom & Anthony Parlor TV room 1966 60s * 1301 – 57st
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Frances [Mom] and Anthony [me] in 1966 Brooklyn. Mom has a bandage on her leg and hand due to the fact she and I were on our corner watching Lyndon B. Johnson’s motorcade pass by. The motorcycles had been initial and she did not get out of the way in time. 1 of them threw her aside: the exhaust pipe nicked her leg and the manage bar smashed into her hand. Nobody stopped. I helped Mom off the ground. They began from the low end of 13th ave Boro Park, through component of Bensonhurst and into Bay Ridge. There was a recent write-up in The Home Reporter about this becoming 45 years ago since LBJ’s visit. I have pix of Ford – a secret sevice guy yanked me off a pedestrian visitors sign. We have no luck! Note the Big Zenith B&ampW television, 50s flooring and wallpaper, the wooden blinds from the 40s. Vintage Interior. In the early 70s we place an ugly drop ceiling up that created the room look tiny. No, I need to say much less big. We only still have that mirror in storage. Photo was taken utilizing a Brownie with a flashbulb mixed with sunlight causing those light stripes across Mom’s face. We got a COLOR Magnavox in 1966. Imagine: New Star Trek episodes in color as they came out on Sunday early evening! Barbra Eden looked nice in color too. -) Are YOU old sufficient to bear in mind the TV Repairman visits with his massive tube box and testers? Any comments or questions? Virtually forgot: In 1 of the photos in this series I am playing &quotPresident of the United States [POTUS] in a little cardboard chair I created. Too cute..what a swell head! PS: I had started to take photos with the very same Kodak Brownie camera at this time.

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13 Responses to “Samsung LN40C630 40-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV (Black)”

  1. KS says:
    174 of 175 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome, April 23, 2010
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    KS (San Francisco, CA) –
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    This review is from: Samsung LN40C630 40-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV (Black) (Electronics)

    I did a lot of research for TV’s in this price range. I’ve bought a few plasmas and LCD’s previously, and this TV blows them all away. This is a great price point, size and brand name TV. You can’t go wrong really, you will most certainly be satisfied. The 120hz setting on Clear works best, otherwise gives your TV content a weird soap opera look, so either set it to Clear or turn it off. This LCD works great with a PS3 also, and supports 1080p/24hz resolution, so when you watch blurays, the picture is crystal clear. If you experience any input lag when playing games (delay from button press to action on screen), try setting the source name of your PS3 to PC, it seems to fix that issue pretty well.
    The sound on this TV is very robust and clear, although when watching blurays I have to turn it up to hear dialogs, which then makes action sequences really loud, but it’s not a big deal.
    The design of this TV is just awesome. It has the glass bezel and gloss table top, definitely one of the best looking TV’s that I’ve ever seen. The stand also swivels, which is something every TV should have, but usually don’t.
    The remote works well, and is very sturdy. The onscreen menus are very clear and even provide descriptions to most of the settings so you don’t need to try and figure out what certain settings do.
    Its a pretty thin and light panel too, so if your mounting it, it should stay pretty flat on the wall.
    I’ve got nothing but positives to say about this set, its worth every penny, and I’m usually very critical about electronics, but I’d recommend this LCD to anyone. It doesn’t look that great out of the box, but after a week of playing with the color settings, I think the picture has been perfected.

    UPDATE
    Here are my picture settings for anyone that needs a little help getting started
    Mode: Standard
    Backlight: 14
    Contrast: 80
    Brightness: 40
    Sharpness: 20
    Color: 51
    Tint: G48/R52
    Eco Solution: all off
    Edge Enhancement: off
    Digital Noise Filter: Low (though I’m sure auto is about the same)
    MPEG Noise: Low
    Color Tone: Normal (some people seem to like the Warm settings)
    Auto Motion Plus 120HZ: Off (I didn’t really like this feature)

    If you have any adjustments to these, let me know

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  2. Paul Pacis says:
    364 of 375 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Time for an upgrade!, March 24, 2010
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    Paul Pacis (SoCal) –
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    This review is from: Samsung LN40C630 40-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV (Black) (Electronics)

    I have literally been following the prices of HDTV’s for about a year now, and there is no better time for an upgrade! Samsung just released their new “C” series, and somehow they are remarkably less expensive than their pre-existing models! The majority of the websites are selling this HDTV for $800+, Amazon’s lower-than-low price is less than the rest of the market. I purchased it here on Amazon, and received my HDTV in 5 days (could have been 4 days, but I had school all day). CEVA did the shipping for my HDTV, which I was wary at first because I have only dealt with UPS and Fedex. However, CEVA provided excellent customer service as they did contact me and I verbally specified a delivery time. Packaging was very efficient, and surprisingly light too!

    For those who prefer using TV stands, you do have to assemble it on your own. Extremely easy to assemble though! All it took was 9 screws (already in the box) and I recommend using a power-screwdriver. Directions said it required two people, I did it solo! I was just eager to hook up my PS3 via HDMI cable and experience the wonderful world of 1080P.

    Okay, now for the specifics and why this HDTV deserves a spot in your living room – As I mentioned before, right up to my purchase I extensively followed the quality and price of several HDTVs. The Samsungs 530, 550, 630, 650. The Samsung 630 is the best deal for your money, here’s why: The 5 series is less expensive, but only offers refresh times of 60Hz as compared to the 630 which is 120Hz. This is a big difference, and means that your HDTV with 120Hz displays at least twice as many frames-per-second which makes movies, not only sports, very fluid and more realistic. Another difference is the response time, where as the 5 series has a 6ms response time, the 6 series has a 4ms response time. And if you are a gamer, a difference of 2ms can make a big difference. So why the Samsung 630 and not the 650? The only difference now is the contrast ratio. The 630 comes with a 80,000:1 contrast ratio which in my opinion, still creates an extraordinary depth to the display. TV contrast ratio’s are starting to become stable around the 70,000 – 100,000 range (or much higher for LEDs). Whereas, 3 years ago the highest was around 10,000 but kept constantly rising. So this HDTV is very much future proof. Yes, the 650 has a higher contrast ratio, but is it worth the extra $200 something dollars?

    All in all, if you’re not worried about price, go all out and purchase a LED HDTV. But if you want to shop smart, this HDTV is the way to go.

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  3. michibilly "michibilly" says:
    186 of 207 people found the following review helpful:
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Pray that it doesn’t break……, July 26, 2010
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    michibilly “michibilly” (Rustic Michigan) –
    This review is from: Samsung LN40C630 40-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV (Black) (Electronics)

    Up until two weeks ago, I loved this TV. I upgraded from a 32 inch non-HD/non-flat screen TV. The picture quality is wonderful, the sound was really good, but I hooked it up to a Yamaha receiver anyway.

    Here’s what happened. A little over two weeks ago we had been watching the TV, and then left to go outside to do some yard work. After dinner we decided to watch a movie so I turned on the TV. Nothing. Usually when a Samsung TV is off, there is a small red light. When you turn it on, the picture emerges and the little red light goes off. No red light. I unplugged the TV from the power supply and plugged it directly into an outlet (the DVD was on the same power strip and was working). Then I took the power cord off and went into the kitchen and plugged it into the little Samsung TV in there. Worked great. Dang. I pulled out the TV information and the TV was still under warranty. I called Samsung.

    After just a few seconds on hold a real person answered and I explained the dead power supply problem. She told me somebody would call me in three to five working days to arrange for the repair. WHAT? Three to five days just to talk to somebody to schedule a repair???? NINE days later somebody finally called and said that my ‘ticket’ would be sent to troubleshooting. WHAT? After nine days, still no appointment for repair???? On day twelve I got a call from a repair guy from a local business contracted to do the repair, and he asked me if the part, the power supply, had come yet. WHAT? What part? I called Samsung again and they gave me the number of GURU, the company they contract to do their repairs, and the company that subcontracts to other local repair services. I now realize that I’m twice-removed from Samsung and NOBODY is coordinating this repair but ME.

    I call GURU again after two weeks, and the part has not yet been ordered!!!!! Two weeks after my initial call and the part isn’t ordered yet???? WHY NOT? Nobody knew why it wasn’t ordered by GURU so they immediately blamed Samsung. Now I’m thinking Samsung is stalling until the warranty runs out, which will happen in about two weeks. Why in the world would there have to be so many layers of uncoordinated mayhem to do a simple swap of a power supply? I’m guessing sometime within the next month or two somebody will fix this TV, and I’m guessing it will be about a 15 minute job.

    When the TV worked we loved it. The picture quality was great and the sound was pretty good as well. It has nice features that were pretty easy to figure out and setup. However, would I buy another one? Probably not.

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  4. Lisanne! says:

    This looked the way my house looked in the early 1960s. The wooden blind were so much more attractive than the aluminum ones. And hardly anyone had a color TV at that time. A lot of us did have very large B&Ws though.

    What happened to your mother sounds like someone was horribly incompetent in the planning of this route. There should hve been barriers set up so that evemn if your mother was off the sidewalk at the corner this could not have happenned. I know that motorcades go slow, but she could have been seriously hurt nevertheless. I bet that this sort of thing does happen more than occassionally.

  5. Pristine*Belle says:

    I have a lot of comments and questions and I’ll be right back.


    Seen in my contacts’ photos. (?)

  6. eks4003 says:

    great pic and story

  7. jgallery says:

    Excellent note , very nice picture.
    well done Tony!

  8. bpr1957 says:

    My Grandmother and I were at the Lyndon B. Johnson’s motorcade that drove the lenght of 13th ave, we were standing on 42 street and 13th,. When I tell people today about it, they don’t believe that the president of the United States would have been driven in a motorcade through 13th avenue Brooklyn.

  9. Tisha_McFluffy says:

    I’ve just started a new group dedicated to Ugly Wallpaper, and I want to invite you to join and add this photo. I just started the group today, so I’m hoping to spread the word. The ugly wallpaper we’ve all known and loved needs to be celebrated!

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/uglywallpaper/

    Thanks!

  10. Whiskeygonebad says:

    President Ford also had his motorcade also driven along the same route on 13th avenue in 1976!

  11. suzy8track says:

    That TV is something else…love the legs on it!

  12. nineteensixtysix says:

    The story behind this photo – particularly the bandage on your mother’s leg – just brings it alive…Wonderful.

  13. Whiskeygonebad says:

    Sorry: I removed it from somebody’s "Buried Child" gallery of empty, ruined homes.
    I think it didn’t fit the theme at all.

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