updated 10:20 am EDT, Fri May 18, 2007
Samsung on Friday rounded out its LCD TVs with its 19-inch LN19R71B display. One of the smallest TVs in the company's wineglass-inspired Bordeaux range, the screen uses dual acoustic chambers to hide its 6W stereo speakers while providing the expected sound. All of Samsung's typical image quality boosts are present, including DNIe for scrubbing noise from the signal and boosting color details: Samsung claims a 600:1 contrast ratio which is strong for the size. An 8ms response time is quick enough for movies and games.
In its current Japan form, the set includes a single HDMI port as well as individual VGA, D4, S-video, and RCA jacks. An analog TV tuner is also built-in. While the TV has a rough equivalent in the form of the LN-T1953H in North America with an ATSC tuner for HD signals, the R71's price of $400 undercuts the $529 asking figure for the American set. [via New Launches]