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I recently decided it was time to get rid of my old TV and get myself a brand spanking new one. Problem is, there are so many of them out there, how are you supposed to decide on which one is right?
I am one of these people that likes to do my research into something before shelling out a lot of money on it. So, when it came to a TV, I spent many hours trying to figure out what was best. My only real criteria was that it had to be 1080p (Full HD), had to have a good picture and had to look nice.
I managed to narrow it down so that the choice was between a Sony which are always known to be the best and have been getting rave reviews but, in my opinion, was a bit ugly or the Samsung LED TV. In the end I decided by just seeing them side by side and the decision made itself! Samsung was head and shoulders in the lead in my opinion!
The TV itself is very sleek looking. It is only about 30mm thick and is black but has a beautiful red outline on the TV and stand.
Once I got it out of the box I set about getting it all set up. Attaching the stand was no problem at all and within 10 minutes I was watching my favourite channels.
One of the things that sold the TV to me was the connectivity it has. There are 4 HDMI ports which means that you can have upto 4 things plugged in at the same time for you to watch in glorious HD (in my case I have my XBOX, Blu-Ray player and Virgin Media). There is also USB connectivity so you can view pictures or play music through the television. The one thing to note is that, because of the slimness of the TV, there is no scart socket. Instead they give you a converter from scart to RGB which works in the same way.
I wont go into too much depth about the features of the TV because I would be here all day but I will just summarise the main points.
* 100Hz - this is basically a feature which means that when you are watching something that is fast moving, such as football, the picture is able to keep up with it better so that there is no blur as the camera moves. However, if you have this on while watching normal TV, it looks like things are being filmed with a home camera which is very bizarre!
* Full HD - Basically means that you can watch things to a high standard as possible.
* LED backlight - not exactly sure what this does but I have been informed that LED is the way forward for TV's. All I can tell is that the picture is quite unbelievable.
* Efficiency - The TV consumes a very low amount of energy and leaves a lower carbon footprint than LCD TV's due to the LED display.
There are numerous settings to play around with in the menu's and you are able to change and play around with loads of the settings so that you get it just as you want it. It also helps that the TV remembers what settings you like for particular inputs. So, for example, when I turn on the XBOX channel, it automatically changes the sound and picture mode to suit it better.
One final thing is the remote control is very easy to use. The buttons are large and clear and it has one thing that I find really useful - it has a "backlight" button which lights up the remote when you are in a dark room.
Overall, I cant rate this TV highly enough. It does everything I want it to do and does it really well. It does cost a lot of money but, in my humble opinion, it is well worth it.
Having already purchased a Samsung 26" LCD television for the bedroom, we recently purchased this television for our lounge and was /am amazed at how slim it is. Then we plugged it in and the picture quality is amazing, as is the sound. In fact neither my husband or my son-in-law could find fault with this television and my son-in-law is one of these who has to have the very latest top of the range gizmos as and when they come on the market. I could go on but I think I have said enough, except to say everyone who has seen or heard it has commented on the quality and design of it. Well done another quality Samsung product.