Product Type: Samsung 3D Plasma
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42 Inches For Under £300? Yes Please...
Member Name: jamescrothall
Date: 21/06/11, updated on 21/06/11 (85 review reads)
Advantages: Price, Picture Quality, 3 X HDMI Outputs
Disadvantages: Sound Quality
OK I may have a bit of a biased hat on whilst writing this review because I adore Samsung products. However, I can honestly say that having bought this TV over three years ago I have had no need to even think about changing the home entertainment set up in my lounge, as this TV is quite simply stunning.
Although it's not 'full HD' as I understand it (1080p), the 720p 600Hz output handles my PS3 HD gaming as well as Blu Ray movies flawlessly - the graphics are deep, rich and hit you with a superb viewing experience. In fact, there are three HDMI ports and the controller has a handy HDMI button which allows you to flick through those three HDMI channels easily. This is a really great feature if you're looking at connecting SKY+ HD, a PS3 and an XBOX 360 for example.
For standard Freeview boxes there is the one 21 PIN SCART input on the rear of the telly and two yellow (video)/red (audio)/white (audio) connections as well that could take a Nintendo Wii or original XBOX for example.
The TV comes with a stand, pictured, as well as the standard slots to house a wall mount on the back. Mine sits on a TV case in the corner of the room but if you do have the space to wall mount I would recommend it.
The only slight grimace I have with this television is the sound quality, which is fine to a point, but loses the bass response at the top end which is a bit disappointing if you've settled in with the curtains drawn and got a Blu Ray fired up. However, a decent Surround Sound System which really does Blu Ray movies justice is simple to connect and these days you can pick one up for under a hundred pounds...which leads me on to the price of this set...
Price: Richer Sounds are currently offering this TV for £299 plus £25 delivery, which for me is an absolutely fantastic deal. If you're looking for a new set for the lounge or even a cheeky bedroom purchase, this TV will not disappoint you.
Out Of The Box: You'll need a friend to haul the TV out and set it up on its stand and be warned it is rather heavy. And don't forget the batteries for the remote - a couple of AA.
Summary: A beautiful TV that will give you hours and hours of viewing pleasure...