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Excellent TV with amazing sound,
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Once setting up the TV and switching it on for the first time I was amazed by the sound that was being produced. The TV doesnt need any additional speakers as the speakers within the TV do the job. The TV itself is nice and slim with a new slim design. I have used this TV for gaming and for 3D and both are very good and effective in the way that the TV produces the image and the sound, the quality of the freeview is sharp and clear with the additional HD channels added as a feature, gaming is absolutely amazing once you have adjusted the settings. The TV comes with a range of different features such as the Smart TV feature allowing you to access the internet via the built in WiFi. The TV also comes with a 2D to 3D conversion which is handy if you want to watch Eastenders in 3D or play your games in 3D without any other necessary equipment. The TV doesn't come with any 3D glasses but you can purchase these for 17 pound or two pairs for 29 pounds which is minimal. The TV contains a gaming mode which is very handy if you are wanting to get the best graphics out of your TV. I haven't experienced any problems with this TV as stated by the other review which I believe is unjust, they were experiencing problems due to the manufacturing or delivering of the TV. This is something I have not experienced with my TV.
The TV contains an Arial and a satellite slot which will enable you to watch either freeview or Freesat, the TV gives you the options of, Arial, Cable, Satellite or Freesat. This is something I think is fantastic for the price of this TV. The TV is easy to set up with on screen instructions which allows you to quickly and efficiently set up the TV to your needs. If you are wanting to set up a surround system this TV comes with a digital optical cable slot to allow you to do so (although personally its not really needed). The TV also has component slots and 4 USB slots, as well as 3 HDMI slots and one HDMI slot which is used for 3D purposes. If you want to connect your router to the TV there is a Ethernet port for you to be able to do this.
The TV comes with 'Smart TV' which enables you to be able to access various different apps from the Samsung marketplace, with hundreds of free apps to add to your experience, these include, Facebook, Twitter, BBC News, BBC iplayer, games, sports, education and many more. (Please Ask me if you are wanting more information regarding this) You do not need to register any email address to access this. The Smart TV feature also has a fitness feature with lots of free videos for various different exercises and Yoga, it also has a calorie calculator and progression software to track your progress. Another bonus it the 'Explore 3D' app which allows you to watch various documentaries and trailers in 3D, these are free and really do give you an example of what the 3D is like. You can also watch Youtube via this TV so you could search for more 3D videos if you wanted to so you get an idea as to what the TV can offer.
As far as the specs are concerned the TV does come with 200HZ which is great when watching fast moving objects on screen and gaming, this is easy to turn on by simply accessing the options menu and turning on the Motion LED feature this will remove blurring and judder. The TV is light and comes with a unique stand which is different from the usual TV's which have the square/rectangle stands.
The TV is fantastic for gaming, Ive been playing Max payne 3 on this and I can tell you that the colours and image are amazing, Colours are displayed correctly with different variations of colours which help bring the game to life there is no motion blur or lagging with this TV and response times are excellent.
I would recommend this TV to everyone because it contains all the newest features at a reasonable price, It produces an outstanding image and a loud sound which is powerful for an LED TV which usually has muffled sound due to its size. Its slim and makes a room.
If you have any questions regarding this TV, please comment below and I will be happy to answer them with a quick response.
*Edit* With regards to the apps such as BBC iPlayer and ITV player etc. I have been told by Samsung that these apps should appear in the near future, this TV is brand new to 2012 with it being released in March 2012 so it is still early days.
Before submitting your questions please be sure to check previous comments just in case someone else has had the same query as you. I will reply to questions between 1 to 2 days of posting your question so please check back for a response between these times, If I am unable to answer questions I will place a comment letting you know.
EDIT BBC iPLAYER IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE SMART APP FUNCTION PLEASE UPDATE YOUR TV'S
Edit Lovefilm and BBC Sport are now available on the SmartTV feature, please update your TV,
If you are wanting to connect your PC, Phone or another device via the Allshare feature within the TV please visit the Samsung Website and type "Allshare" into the search box in order to be able to find the necessary software to do so. If you are wanting to share content from your phone onto your TV, be sure to download the phone app available on both Iphone and Android phones, there is also a cool app that allows you to use your phone as a TV remote and this app can also be found on both phones.
EDIT** ITV Player is now available to be installed so make sure you update the TV
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Initial post: 22 May 2012 13:59:48 BDT
Mr. M. Connolly says:
Can you plug your SKY lead in to watch SKY channels on this TV?
In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 14:53:42 BDT
The tv allows you to connect via Ariel, cable, satellite or freesat with both an Ariel slot and a satellite slot. The tv also contains 3 hdmi slots and a hdmi slot for 3d purposes. So if you have a sky hd box the hdmi slot will come in handy. So the answer to your question is yes
In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 14:57:18 BDT
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Posted on 22 May 2012 20:22:18 BDT
Mulenga Chitabanta says:
Please tell me about the position of Imput/output HDMI ports( side or back?)
In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 20:37:23 BDT
the HDMI slots are located at both the side of the TV and the back of the TV. 2 are located at the side and 2 (including the 3d hdmi slot) which are located at the back of the TV.
Posted on 22 May 2012 21:39:15 BDT
Thats a usefull comment.I am planning to buy this.If you are able to give some info highly appreciated.Could you please tell us about the web browser.Is the web browser easily accessable,can we browse any site on the tv with remote or can we configure separate keyboard in case if prefer?
Thanks for your time
Posted on 22 May 2012 21:57:14 BDT
Great review and very informative, you've pretty much made my mind up on this TV but I didn't need much convincing as this is the one that stood out to me in the first place. Just a few questions if you don't mind. Are there only certain programmes which you can convert from 2D to 3D? How does the gaming and 2D programmes look in 3D compared to the actual 3D programming? Are they as impressive as the actual 3D programmes themselves?
Thanks a lot
In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 22:30:59 BDT
Thats ok, more than welcome to answer your questions.
With regards to your questions, I can confirm that the TV is able to convert anything from 2D to 3D, whether this be normal DVD films, video, gaming TV viewing, YouTube content etc with just a press of a button on the TV remote. 2D and gaming both look amazing in 3D with no real difference in quality from actual 3D content such as 3D films. The 3D is of high quality when viewing both 2D to 3D and 3D. Personally I have played FIFA 12 and Max Payne 3 using the 2D to 3D conversion and the TV has provided me with an excellent gaming experience with both games, I also watched the Chelsea and Bayern Munich game the other night in 3D and that also was amazing I felt as if I was actually on the pitch. I would suggest however you purchase these 3D glasses either on Amazon or PC world/Currys which costs 17 pounds here is the link
These glasses are very comfortable and can go over normal glasses. This 3D TV does enable you to watch the 3D content without experiencing eye strain which other TV's do when viewing 3D content. The 3D glasses are able to sync with this TV (I also have these glasses and would highly recommend them) the battery provides 150 hours of viewing before they need changing, I wouldn't recommend rechargeable 3D glasses because I believe for 70 pounds they are too expensive.
I hope I have helped
In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 22:38:35 BDT
You are able to view the browser by simply pressing the 'Smart TV' button on the remote control and selecting the browser option within the 'Smart TV' page that appears. I have also tested this myself and I can confirm that you are able to access anything with the browser. I can also confirm that you can either use the remote control or you can use a keyboard and mouse whether this be wireless or via wired is down to what mouse and keyboard you have. This can be easily done by just connecting them to the TV. The TV does come with 4 USB slots so you should have enough to connect these up. I personally feel that the keyboard and mouse does provide a better experience when using the browser however this is just my preference and the remote control would still provide you with a good browsing experience if you choose to use it.