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Two Small Steps forward and a GIANT Step backwards,
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This review is from: Samsung 40-inch 3D Smart TV UE40ES6710 Full HD 1080p Widescreen with Built-in Wi-Fi (Electronics)
I've had this white TV in my bedroom for the past three models, the C series, D series and now the E series.
My MAIN reason for upgrading this time round was I wanted the Netflix app which thankfully is now present, I was also getting frustrated with the time it takes to load the TV guide on the older model.
Both of these are resolved, the TV guide has the programs up within a couple of seconds.
Everything also feels newer and fresher, some new apps and features are also there, am slightly dissapointed some can't be deleted but I can just about live with that....
So why 2 stars???
This is a multimedia TV, I use this to watch all the movies on my NAS which is downstairs. It plays most files fine BUT they have removed the option to Pause, reqind, foward etc.... the previous model had a really slick pop up menu that allowed all these features and more but I am beyond dissapointed with this. I emailed samsung about it and 3 weeks on only a auto responder, no actual reply. What a waste.... I was thinking about upgrading our downstairs TV too but am not going to bother now....
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Initial post: 25 Jun 2012 18:24:02 BDT
Sir Shopaholic says:
I have been looking into buying this Samsung 50inch tv. but before I buy .would you be so kind to answer a question for me
in your true opinion, how does the tv you have perform when watching SD freeview channels ,3d blu-rays and connected up to a xbox 360 or a ps3
Thank you for your
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jun 2012 18:51:46 BDT
The picture quality can't be faulted, I did notice a difference when flicking between BBC 1 and BBC 1 HD, the HD channels are clearly better but then they should be. The SD quality though is very good and much better than our 50" Samsung Plasma downstairs. The refresh rate is pretty good too. I wouldn't worry about picture quality on this TV. My issue is with the media player.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jun 2012 18:52:35 BDT
Oh and Bluray, PS3 connectivity is amazing. I've been finishing off battlefield 3 on it and it really does look amazing
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jun 2012 19:05:03 BDT
Sir Shopaholic says:
for myself I'm thinking on getting the samsung series 6 50inch led 400hz . I not really worried about the apps or surf the web .I just wanna connect my xbox 360 to it and to watch blu-rays
does the tv you have, have a built in pvr built in video recorder using usb hard drive .if so .was this easy to setup and use and what is the best usb hard drive to go for
Posted on 9 Jul 2012 18:47:05 BDT
Sally Fletch says:
Hello! I'm curious as to whether you've found a way round the lack of control on video playback. The manual says that you can pause, rewind etc etc.
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jul 2012 08:35:05 BDT
Sadly not, these features wwork on netflix, iplayer etc but not with playing back AVI's etc.... Maybe it's because it's streamed over a NAS but it worked great on the previous model so why remove it now????? Baffles me, have sent mine back now, it was too big a problem for me since we always fall asleep during movies these days (have kids) and so not be3ing able to fast forward etc is just tedious.... Our 4 YEAR OLD SAMSUNG plasma downstairs even has this function.....
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jul 2012 08:36:42 BDT
Hi paul, Yes it has built in PVR, the back of the set has a dedicated USB port for a portable hard drive (flash drives don't work), I use a 1TB Samsung HD. The TV formats the drive immediately and that's it, it has series link, pause live tv etc.... all is good in this department
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 14:36:56 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jul 2012 14:37:30 BDT
Janet Gilbert says:
I'm thinking of getting this tv but am curious as to whether the HDMI Ports are in the side of the TV or at the Back as it will be going on a wall and the TV i have now the Ports are in the back and it's a real pain to access.
Posted on 27 Oct 2012 09:38:05 BDT
This review is about another model - If you've got the 40" model, why not put your review in the right place?
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 22:28:11 BDT
Actually it's your reply that's not helpful, maybe you should check up on what your talking about before replying. Amazon merge all reviews for the different sizes on each model into one place. So my review will appear for the 32, 37, 40, 46 and 50 inch sizes of this model. Why not click the product and change the size in the drop down menu, no matter what size you pick this review will appear. Next time maybe I shouldn't bother offering my experience?