Product Type: Samsung 3D LCD TV
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Fab for the Spare Room!
Member Name: Abski2001
Advantages: Looks Fab, great sound and visuals
Personally I tend to fall asleep at night in bed with the TV on, I find it strange and slightly uncomfortable when I stay places where I haven't got this option. So having had a fair number of guests visit recently I wanted to give them the option of watching the TV in their room but didn't want to spend a fortune on a huge screen as it will not be used that much and decided on this Samsung LE-26D450 that I bought online from Tesco Direct after reading some good reviews on it.
We have had many products from Samsung over the years and thus I knew it to be a good quality and reliable brand for electrical equipment. Samsung is a South Korean make and multinational corporation, known for innovative and stylish design. The TV set is a shiny black colour, made of tough reinforced plastic material. Around the rim of the black border is a thin band of transparent plastic that adds a touch of elegance and style to the look of the screen. When turned on this plastic lights up to be a lovely subtle rose/red colour, kind of like mood lighting.
The screen is held up by a small oval shaped stand that is the same colour as the top set and feels very sturdy and secure all in all (though you have to fit it yourself and did take a couple of attempts to get it right!). This is not the thinnest screen you can get, it is about 8cm in depth but it is looks very in proportion to the TV set as a whole. The screen itself is a 26 inch and in total the TV takes up about 66cm length and 50cm height (including the stand). In my opinion Samsung really do make some of the best looking LCD TV screens on the market and this is no exception.
This TV is part of the Samsun Series 4 collection and is full HD which means that its resolution is substantially higher than old television systems, you can really tell the difference between HD ready/old analogue TV's and full HD TV's, though the bigger screen version of this model would show this even more! On this 26 inch screen the colours and shapes are crisp and sharp on the HD screen with the industry standard 1080p image resolution display.
The screen has video resolution of 1366 x 768, built in DNIe+ Picture Engine, high dynamic contrast ratio and a clear motion rate of 50 which creates the great screen picture. The sound spec on this model isDolby Digital Plus and Dolby Pulse with SRS theatre sound, DTS 2.0 + Digital Out and a sound output (RMS): 5W x 2. The sound quality is really good for such a small TV screen, it is clear and with volume does not distort at all.
As with most new TVs you gt the built in freeview channels that you have to tune in yourself. This is very easy to set up and simple to do, we didn't even need to look at the instructions to tune the channels in (though obviously we should for additional features!). The TV also has Teletext, auto-channel search options, Clock/sleep timer and a game mode option for playing XBox/ps3 games.
The TV uses a mains plug and 2 x HDMI output cable which is compatible with all blu ray/dvd players. There is also the option of using a USB input device for any downloads you have got to watch which means the TV can connect effortlessly with movies, music and photos from any device and also a C Audio In (Mini Jack) and PC In (D-sub). The TV comes with a remote control that is a study, good quality and easy to use remote, an optional wall mount support and a power cable. Samsung technology Anynet+ streamlines all media onto one remote control wit ease, so no getting up off the sofa!
We paid £260 for this TV from Tesco Direct and to be honest if it wasn't for the size of it (26 inch) I would be having it in my room, it does seem a bit of a waste to have this used occasionally and it looks so stylish and is simple to use. I am debating upgrading our lounge TV soon and I would definately go for Samsung again. Our guests have been very impressed with it and there have been no issues with reduced sound/visual quality since we have had it (about 2 months). I have absolutely no complaints about this TV, only that I should have bought a bigger one for myself!!
Summary: A worthy 5 stars!
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