Samsung LN-S3251D LCD At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance: Samsung LN-S3251D LCD HDTV

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Connections
Inputs:
Video: HDMI (2), component video (1), D-Sub 15-pin (1), S-video (2), composite video (2)
Audio: Analog stereo (4), miniplug (1)
Outputs:
Video: None
Audio: Digital optical (1), analog stereo (1)
Additional: Headphone jack (1)

Features
Type: LCD
Screen Size (diagonal, inches): 32
Native Resolution / Aspect Ratio: 1,366 x 768 / 16:9
Lamp Life: Info not available
Wall Mount or Stand Included?: Stand
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 24.21 x 35.14 x 9.8 (with stand)
Weight (pounds): 30.64 (with stand)
Price: $1,800

Ratings: Samsung LN-S3251D LCD HDTV

Build Quality: 91
• Lightweight, mostly plastic chassis
• Attractive piano-black finish and swiveling stand

Value: 94
• Almost half the price of last year's 32-inch LCD models
• Good performance, to boot

Features: 86
• Two HDMI inputs, but only one component video input
• ATSC tuner, but no program guide

Performance: 93
• At the darkest backlight setting, the HDTV picture looks gorgeous
• The brightest backlight setting exposes some performance concerns

Ergonomics: 86
• The remote lacks backlighting
• Adding/deleting channels is tedious
• Transparent onscreen menus

Overall Rating: 91
Good performance. Good price. Svelte package. Samsung's new LN-S3251D hits the trifecta. It can make the most of your high-definition sources if you take the time to make a few minor picture adjustments.

General Information
LN-S3251D LCD HDTV, $1,800
Samsung Electronics America
(800) SAMSUNG
www.samsung.com
Dealer Locator Code SAM

COMPANY INFO
Samsung Electronics America
(800) SAMSUNG
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