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Samsung LTM405W Tantus 40" LCD Television Review

Samsung LTM405W Tantus 40
Abstract: The aptly named Tantus measures 40" diagonally, making it currently the largest LCD HDTV compatible television on the market.
 87% Rating:   
Filed under: Home Theatre Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Samsung Aug 17 2003   Max Page  
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The Remote Control

The AC/DC power brick for the Samsung LTM405W is remarkably large. About the size of small dictionary, and nearly twice as heavy in fact. Normally, the power adaptor isn't something we would even mention, but this puppy is just too large to look over.

With four gigantic ferrite cores around the DC power supply cable to filter out EMI interference (which could affect picture clarity) the power converter is a beast. The adaptor puts off some heat, and comes with its very own status LED to let you know things are powered up and ready to go.

That Samsung designed the LTM405W with the power supply external is an interesting footnote. Wall mounting may be somewhat more difficult with the powersupply not built into the unit, since there is only 6 feet of cable for it to connect with.


The main power button on the Samsung LTM405W is an attractive combination of switch and power status indicator LED. Samsung has always had very strong industrial design within their products. When the LED is off, the mirrored half covers up its appearance.

The Remote Control

When you go to buy a car they call it the 'test drive', when you go to buy flashy electronics they call it 'showing the remote'. The remote is after all the beloved appliance of men everywhere, and a good looking remote says just about as much about the product as one which isn't too hot.

The Samsung LTM405W comes with a blandly gray remote which does the job, but without much fanfare or real intuition. Things are unlikely to change in the near future as Samsung seem to be using this stock remote with virtually all of the large screen displays to have crossed our test bench.

The remote is organized fairly well, but improvements could be made to make LTM405W manual if you want to enable the universal feature, and it automatically works with any other Samsung device. Switching between TV, VCR, Cable or DVD control takes a second or so, which can seem slow if you are moving between devices constantly.

This mode switch uses four separate LED colours to identify which setting the remote is on (TV, VCR, Cable, DVD) but otherwise and a small flap hides an assortment of other control buttons for the VCR and TV functions.

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Contents of Article: Samsung LTM405W
 Pg 1.  Samsung LTM405W Tantus 40" LCD Television Review
 Pg 2.  Difference in picture resolution
 Pg 3.  Worlds largest LCD Monitor - 40"
 Pg 4.  Integrated Speakers, nah!
 Pg 5.  — The Remote Control
 Pg 6.  On Screen Menus
 Pg 7.  Conclusions

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