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5.0 out of 5 stars A great TV, 8 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Samsung UE40F6500 40 -inch LCD 1080 pixels 400 Hz 3D TV (Electronics)
We bought this recently from a high-street retailer (sorry Amazon - delivery from the marketplace seller was going to take too long despite paying for the 1-2 day delivery which it turned out would actually take a week) and are delighted with the set. When we got it we were amazed at how light it is - despite being a 40 inch set it is incredibly light and easy to carry, and once we'd unpacked the box we had it ready to go in just a few minutes, only having to attach the stand (this needs eight screws which are supplied - it can be wall mounted if required) and plug everything in. There are lots of connectors on the back, but only one scart socket, but that wasn't a problem for us.

Once connected, the TV more or less set itself up, only requiring a few questions to be answered. We use Freeview so I can't comment on connectivity to other services. The set normally boots to the SMART home screen, but this can be changed in the options menu, and ours now launches at the last channel we had watched.

The set comes with two remote controls - a "normal" remote covered with buttons, and secondly a "smart" remote, which has a touch pad you can use gestures on (swipe to change channels etc.) or draw channel numbers with your fingers, even press a microphone button and talk to the remote to make the TV do things. To be honest the smart remote seems a bit of a gimmick. There are also two sets of 3D glasses in the box but we've yet to use them as we've not got anything that uses 3D.

The smart features on the TV are excellent. The set has built-in wifi and connects to my BT Infinity broadband nicely without using cables. Sometimes there is a little buffering when viewing the likes of HD shows on iPlayer, but that's just down to my network. If you're using the BT Home Hub you may wish to disable the "smart wireless" feature where the wifi channel can automatically change as this seems to confuse the TV - I configured the wifi on the set, then the next day when I tried to use iPlayer it said it couldn't connect to the wireless network. This has stopped since I configured my Home Hub to use a fixed channel.

The TV has lots of apps, including all of the "catch up" services (iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, Demand 5) and various social networks, as well as web browsers etc. We use iPlayer a lot and it works superbly.

As for the screen it is superb. Viewing angles are excellent (or at least they seem to be for us) and the screen isn't too reflective. The HD quality is superb on shows that were filmed that way. The sound is also surprisingly good. Some people may find the speakers a little weak and require a sound bar, but it's perfect for us.

All in all it's a nice looking TV and it performs superbly. We're delighted with it.
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