Product Type: Samsung 3D LCD TV
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Great TV but hunt around for the best price
Member Name: clairelw101
Advantages: Great picture and enough ports for everything
Disadvantages: User manual not very user friendly
The decision to buy a TV of this size is huge to the variety and relatively similar prices ranges when you reach this size, but I can say this TV is brilliant. The TV is black but has the Samsung "rose" finish so if you look at it from the right angle or with the sunlight through the sides you can see the red effect. The TV stand is very easy to remove so that you can put this on the wall and the difference between this and the 7 series samsung is that you don't have the 2 light sources coming down from the bottom of the TV. The TV comes with 4 HDMI ports which is great, we haven't used all of the HDMI ports yet but have got a PS3 in one and V+ box in one, there is a cable in the 3rd so we can put the laptop up to it as well and looking at new surround systems will soon fill the 4th which we couldn't do if we had bought another brand as most only come with 3 HDMI ports.
The remote control is easy to use and has a "light bulb" button on it which will light the remote in the dark so that you can see all the numbers etc. which really appeals to all the men that have seen it. The one downside is changing between the different inputs if you like us fill all the ports before putting it on the wall so that you are not constantly taking it off and on as it takes time to go through the source button and have to use the menu button to go to the source is easier. Would advise changing the names on these so you remember what has been plugged into each port. I think its becoming more standard on remotes nowadays but the battery compartment has a piece of rubber/plastic attached so that you can't loose the battery cover unless this but breaks.
I can't comment on what the sound quality is like as we have plugged it in to the surround system. The picture quality however, is great and you can tell the difference between the HD and non HD channels and DVDs. The TV comes with different modes Game, Sports, Cinema which do make a difference and make things easy to see depending on what you are watching. The TV is easy to set up though if you have to use the manual good luck as its not the easiest in the world to read through and I found trial and error was a much easier way to sort out any issues.
One downside to the TV is the screen surround which if you look carefully appears to have been scratched. Upon checking this is something that the TVs come with and can be sent back to Samsung to have a new screen surround on or new TV but unless you look closely this can't be noticed unless you live with someone who obessess over these things.
I would recommend this TV but I would also recommend searching around for the best price as we found that different shops and online stores varied so much in price.
Summary: Samsung have made another great TV
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