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This review is from: Samsung UE55D6530 55-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 3D 400Hz LED SMART Internet TV with Freeview HD (Electronics)This is my first HD TV, replacing a 1999, 28 inch widescreen CRT. It took me almost a year of research to decide on the TV that I wanted to buy. First there was a choice between LED and Plazma. Finally I went for LED as they seems to consume less power, but more importantly they are far better for daylight programmes, such as sports. LED TVs also have caught up with Plazmas, in displaying dark pictures.
So I started looking for a nice LED TV and finally decided on Samsung U55D6530. The reason for my choice were; I wanted a smart TV with access to online contents. I also wanted a 3D TV. Although I wasn't quite sure which frequency to go for (100HZ, 200Hz or 400Hz), I finally decided on 400Hz. Fast moving pictures such as football matches looks much better on higher frequency TV. Just a quick note if you are confused with 400Hz. The normal television telecast is only 50Hz, then how can a TV operate on 400Hz. Because of the slowness of the old CRT TVs, the TV stations used to broadcast interlaced signals where each frame were divided into old and even line frames i.e. 100 of half frames per seconds = 50 Hz. Modern TVs can support Progressive frames, which are created by inserting the missing old or even lines in interlaced frames through estimation. Hence a 50 Hz Interlaced signal are converted into a 100Hz progressive signal. Latest LED TVs such as Samsung U55D6530, can take this further, by inserting more frames in between the two transmitted frames, through estimation routines. This is how you can get 200Hz LED or 400Hz LED.
When the TV first arrived, it looked quite big compared to the 28 inch CRT we had. But we all got used to it within a day or two. So, anyone who is not sure of which TV size to go for, my advice is to go for the biggest possible that you can afford. At the beginning, the TV did not look very clear. But then a friend of mine told me that LED TV will look better within a week as the LED TV's pixel takes some time to fully glow. Believe me the viewing experience improved every day for almost the entire week.
We tried the HD channels, and they were awesome on the tele - Almost unbelievable. I watched some cricket matches on SKY Sport HD and clarity was breathtaking. I had previously watched cricket matches in many other HD teles, but this TV is far much clearer than any other TVs I have ever seen.
I also tried the normal channels and they look so much better. I also bought a Samsung 3D blue ray player with this TV. We watched the MegaMind 3D movie and the 3D experience was amazing. I must say that if you want to watch more of 3D contents, then buy as big as you can, as the TV looks smaller on 3D broadcast. You can switch a 3D movie to 2D, if you don't have enough glasses or whatever.
The TV is smart TV with built in WIFI. Within minutes, I was able to hooked the TV to my wireless router. Once connected to the internet, the TV automatically downloaded the latest firmware and upgrade itself. I tried YouTube, Skype and LoveFilm. The Skype experience was very nice, but as there was no microphone or camera, we could only watch the pictures with no sound and on the other side my son could not see or hear anything. I believe, you can buy a Camera+Microphone for Samsung TV. Not all camera will work. Only the once that do not need any additional driver will work, i.e. the ones approved by Samsung. These Camera+Microphone are quite expensive; around 100 bucks. There is also a keyboard/remote that can be bought for around 30 bucks. That helps using the web browser, YouTube etc. There are many apps that you can download, but I havn't tried it as yet.
The TV supports USB drive. Once I connected my USB drive with lots of movies in various format to the TV, I was able to play all of them. I tried DVDRip in MPEG4/MKV, Blue-ray Rip in MKV and all of them played without any issue. You can use the TV remote to browse the files and folders on your hard drive. The TV remote can also be used to pause, fast forward, rewind, time search, stop etc. The TV is an DNLA device. i.e. as soon as you start a Windows 7 laptop/pc with windows home group setup on the same wireless network, you will see your laptop on your TV as a source. Once you select your laptop, you can stream videos, music, photos etc. from your laptop to your TV.
Plenty of ports: 4 HMDI, 2 USB, 1 VGA, 1 EXT (to connect SCART devices) and many others.
Any Cons: Simply None.
This is my first review on the Amazon and this TV is so good that I have no choice but to share my experience with all of you. I have been a proud owner of this TV for about a month and I have been absolute fallen in love with this big beast. You can't go wrong with it. Last night, we watched some blue-rays movies and my son said "If I get one penny for each of the pixel on the screen that I am seeing, I will be a millionaire".
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Initial post: 28 Aug 2011 18:10:59 BDT
Mr. Chaz Hart says:
Best review I've seen - Many thanks especially for the explanation concerning 50hz.
Posted on 7 Sep 2011 18:34:51 BDT
Mr. I. Ahmad says:
Top quality review. I'm on the hunt for top spec 3d tv and this is no1 on my list so far
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Sep 2011 09:06:10 BDT
You should not go wrong with this TV. I think they are on display in Currys or Comet. It may be the 7000/8000 series, but they are not very different in terms of look & feel and picture quality. 2 months with this TV now and I absolute love it especially the cricket on Sky Sports HD.
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 13:13:07 GMT
I had this set installed by a local retailer on 7th February. The picture is great but while watching football, there is a 'fuzz', and lack of colour, around the players during long shots of the pitch. I have only ever known this on the first LCD TVs. This problem is there when the players are not moving. Samsung told me to turn off the motion control but I had already done. Has anyone else experienced this issue or is it the norm on this model
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