Product Type: Samsung 3D LCD TV
Newest Review: ... this out the way, this is an excellent TV. Viewing angles are superb on the IPS version - colours are brilliant, blacks are rich - in fa... more
Brilliant Samsung TV
Member Name: schmoogrz
Advantages: Brilliant picture, sound, features
Disadvantages: Some panels aren't as good, 50Hz picture
I bought one of these before TV prices shot up. It's a brilliant set, with one exception - panel lottery - some sets have high quality IPS panels, others are inferior - so this review doesn't isn't a guarantee that you'll get the same quality panel I got in my TV.
With this out the way, this is an excellent TV. Viewing angles are superb on the IPS version - colours are brilliant, blacks are rich - in fact - the only thing you can fault with the picture is the 50Hz response rate - which results in some occasional jittery images - especially if they're detailed. If you have a tendency to be bothered by things like this you might be better with a 'MotionFlow' set over this; the picture is still excellent however.
The backlight on our model is very consistent with the exception of an almost un-noticeable strip of bleed - it was very almost uniform. Sound is pretty damn good for a TV also; nothing you get with newer LED models.
Lastly, menus are well laid out with a nice transparency effect. The TV has lots of nice small features - like turning on when your PS3 turns on, or being able to play music and whatnot off my external hard drive - it even recognizes NTFS - it does however sometimes have A/V sync issues with some HD files.
All in all, I'd thoroughly recommend this set if you can get it for the usual retail price of £260.
Summary: Brilliant set if you get one with an IPS panel.
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