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This review is from: Samsung UE32EH5000 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED TV with Freeview HD (Electronics)
This is the second Samsung TV we've bought (also have a smaller one, and use Samsung monitors).
First impressions....bearing in mind that all we wanted was a TV...have no need of any other function than that!
This TV is simple to assemble onto the stand (you'll need a pozidrive screwdriver handy) and very light. It is quite deep though for an LED TV so will probably not suit wall mounting, but in the corner of a room it's fine and looks very sleek.
Set-up and channel selection was a breeze and took all of five/ten minutes.
Once we'd got a picture we found it a little too bright, so we put it into movie mode and that seemed much better. As for the sound tonality...it was clear with just a hint of bass....fine for us as we like to hear speech clearly. Job done, though there are a multitude of settings if you want to fiddle about with it to suit your own preferences.
It does have Freeview HD built in and the clarity is stunning. SD channel quality is typical for an LED TV, but quite acceptable.
The angle of view is pretty good before the colour begins to wash out (it's a gradual fading) - and even at ridiculous angles (45deg and beyond) it's still watchable. I just think it's amazing!
Prior to buying this set I read one review which stated that the corners appeared dark when displaying light scenes...ours has no such problem at all and I'm quite fussy when it comes to evaluating things!
The remote is light, not too big (in fact two thirds the size of the one which came with our smaller Samsung - go figure!). Black with white legends, very easy to read.
Very pleased with this purchase and hope to get many years good service from it!
Have lived with the TV for a week now and have downgraded it to 4 stars from 5 - simply because, for me, it has a few flaws...
1) When you want to flick through the channels the only on-screen info you get is the channel number...no programme title....I did know about this from owning another newish Samsung....but actually, this being the main TV, it's a bit more of a nuisance. You can use a button on the remote called channel list (which opens up a little menu box - showing the programme names - at the side of the screen) to flick through, but it would have just been simpler to add the info to the main screen and be done with it. I'll get used to it!
2) When you select programme info an energy meter pops up on the screen too...this supposedly shows how much energy your current screen setting is using compared to a 'conventional' TV. It's an utter waste of time and a very slight distraction! I presume that Samsung's programmers had nothing better to do one afternoon and decided to knock up a useless widget! (there is no way of disabling it either)
3) The lower edge of the TV has a small lip on the bottom - it's where the power light/remote sensor is located (on the RH side) and they obviously made it full width for aesthetics. In itself it's quite sleek. However, also on the right hand side there is a small protrusion that contains a joystick type device to allow you to alter certain TV settings without the remote. When sitting with eye level anything below the centre of the screen, this protrusion comes into view and ruins the appearance of the TV from the front. To be honest I've become obsessed with it now! and my eyes get drawn to it. I have no idea why Samsung fitted this device...I have never come across another TV with it...if you have the remote then why would you ever bother needing to use this joystick device. Pointless. I am hoping that a suitably low TV stand and sitting a little higher is going to combine to hide the thing from my view.
It's still a great TV though!
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Initial post: 15 Jun 2012 14:20:27 BDT
Mr. Alistair J. Simpson says:
The third picture in on the main amazon page for this item shows the program name and info, is this where there is no info when scrolling through channels?
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2012 13:42:34 GMT
That screenshot shows what you get when you press the info button for the programme you're currently watching. When you are just scrolling through the progs using the 'up/down' button then all you see is the little 'box' shown on the top left - you don't get the rest of the info.
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