Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:21 PM
i was wondering has anyone seen this tv in display and have something to say about it, i can buy it over here but its not on display for now.
i would appreciate any review on this tv, thanks.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:27 PM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:33 PM
Edited by soler37, 11 June 2012 - 06:39 PM.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:20 AM
In terms of picture settings, theres everything you could ever ask for, including 10-point WB adjustments. TBH I found myself putting it on "Natural", dropping colour & backlight down a couple of notches and turning down the Motion setting to "Clear" - seems to look nice enough. The TV doesnt ship with a user manual (or even a CD), it kindly tells you to download your own, so I dont really know what the plethora of motion presets actually mean. Of course, you can customise a preset, but I found Clear fine.
Turning the TV on is interesting. It fires up quickly, and loads a channel quickly, but then is reasonably unresponsive for about 20 seconds - not sure why, possibly it could be loading the EPG and booting up the App's. Which leads to the other interesting thing. This TV seems to have 2 EPG's, a standard Samsung one, and a Freeview one. The Freeview one seems to load 99% of the time, but sometimes if you are a bit impatient it'll jump into the Samsung style one - weird.
The 3D side of things. Well the glass are dirt cheap. Super flimsy thin frames with basically a couple of lenses attached, powered by a watch battery. Once you're over that, the quality of the 3D is decent. I have watched a few trailers off the Smart bit of the TV and have been impressed. I have also done a few 2D to 3D plays, and it works quite well. On such a small TV (40" version), I wont bother with 3D much at all though.
The edge-lit LED is reasonably uniform, but its not even close to the LG in the loungeroom for black levels (local dimming backlight), in fact the LG is a better TV in every aspect, including the implentation of streaming media to the TV. The samsung does stream, however the LG does it in a much prettier way.
Its the perfect TV for my situation. It looks good. Its bright. It has a reasonable enough picture whilst watching the news and playing xbox. If I were looking for a model as the main lounge-room type TV, i'd look at a different model and/or brand.