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Television Room performing at the Olympia Theatre during FM104′s ‘Help a Dublin Child’ Charity gig on 6th April 2008
Samsung has been my #1 choice for many years and it did NOT dissapoint. I received my tv on 05/28/11. Tv box had some light damages due to fed ex poor service. Besides the freight, tv is spectacular. Display is ultra clear and super slim. Lets go into a bit more details below.
Led: super slim beautiful tv. Glass base.
Ultra Clear Panel: this panel sucks in the light so you hardly if any ever get any glare. It really does work.
1080p: nothing special, but just thought it should go here.
Samsung Apps: pretty neat feature. Works great, although netflix was stuttering a bit, not sure why.
Game mode: this is needed to play first person shooter like call of duty. Great mode, and enhances user experience!
Remote control: you still have to point towards the tv to get it to work, annoying.
Sound: decent speakers but you would expect more from a $800+ tv
Slow loading up the apps.
After a day of playing around with my tv, I found a few defects.
1). HDMI: I attempted to plug in my ps3 via hdmi but for some reason, port 1 would not accept it. I think the board was not assembled properly because ports 1-2 had different dimensions and wouldnt allow the hdmi cable to go in. I had to plug it into port 3.
2). Light bleed/leakage: After watching Harry Potter which have a lot of dark scenes, I noticed light poking in from the all around the screen. My previous samsung 32″ lcd did not have this problem. After researching, I determined it had light bleeding. Contacted amazon and currently in the process for an exchange. Will update on new order.
All in all, this is a great tv, I strongly reccomend you to buy this!
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I recently purchased this TV to use in my bedroom (small space – roughly 13′ x 19′)I decided to go with either a 40″ or a 42″ due to my room layout. I recently purchased the Samsung UN46C8000 46-Inch 1080p 3D 240 Hz LED HDTV
for my living room but still figured I would ship around to find the best 40″-42″ TV for around $800.
After going to multiple big box retailers to compare TV’s I settled on either theLG 42LE5400 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV with Internet Applications I could find no discernible difference in picture quality (1080P Blu-ray of MegaMind), except when playing around with the dynamic contrast settings on both devices (something I use due to the varying light conditions my room goes through. I found Samsung’s dynamic setting to be much less noticeable as it changes lighting settings and not as jarring when switching from scene to scene.
That being said the Tv’s picture quality is not as great as my living room set, but from the get go I didn’t need it to be.
Both the LG 42″ and Samsung 40″ score high in usability regarding their respective remotes. I noticed the Samsung has a button to turn the back-lighting on without pressing a random button, something which i may have forgotten to notice on the LG remote.
My ps3 is hooked up to this TV and the response time from input to Ps3 to screen is immeasureable and performs just as well as my living room set.
Setup was easy and attaching it to the stand took me less than 8 minutes after opening the box with an automatic screwdriver.Black & Decker PD600 Pivot Plus 6-Volt Nicad Cordless Screwdriver with Articulating Head I changed the audio settings to Movie and the picture settings to Dynamic and was ready to go. The Tv is incredibly light, which i suspect will make it really easy to mount in the near future. Amazon VoD and Netflix work flawlessly for me through the ethernet port.
I will revise this review if anything comes up positive or negative in the future.
I’ve crept over the line into the 21st Century with my first-of-a-kind purchase of this television technology. I really shopped around on this purchase, read everything I could find, visited the Big Box store to take a peek at it and its competitors, asked my questions, and spent weeks weighing this and that. As a consequence, my expectation of what this TV would be is such that I’m grinning and suffering no buyer’s remorse the day after I unboxed it and set it up in under 15 minutes. There may be “better” models out there, but not at this price. I’m not into shock-and-awe when it comes to the video experience. My wife and I didn’t require a room-wide screen spanning floor to ceiling blasting in-theater sound to thoroughly enjoy our first evening with high definition, LED TV in our household. This TV at this price and with these specs ought to do it for any rational human being.