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Samsung UE-46C5800

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      16.03.2011 13:57
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      I would recommend this purchase for anyone in the market for a large screen TV

      I originally started looking at the 46C6000 but it's a good deal more expensive than this set - but here's the argument, while the 6000 has fancier network capabilities, the limitations (in particular no fast forward, reverse, resume on video playback) mean I would be using a media PC anyway - so why bother, save some cash.
      So I've been using the 5800 for a couple of weeks now and I'm delighted. The picture quality is outstanding, while the concerns about LED backlighting being uneven proven to be false. This screen goes BRIGHT!!

      My other main criteria was low power consumption. With electricity rapidly becoming more and more expensive and a television being on for so much time, power consumption is a concern. With LED backlighting and very low power standby, this tv blows your average hot-running plasma set into the weeds.

      A large range of inputs, freeview HD with an optical output and reasonable sound complete the package, but I'm finding it hard to believe that the manufacturers aren't offering more sets without the cost burden of amps and speakers, since if you are spending this on a set many people will be using it with a seperate sound system.

      I've mounted this set high up on the wall with a double arm pivoting mount. Even if you don't need it to pivot, this feature allows the set to be swung out from the wall making connecting equipment so much easier. Avoid the single arm versions, they don't keep the set level as you move it around. Mine also slopes down at 15 degrees, the maximum for this set, so it's now face on to the viewers and does not reflect the windows!

      Bottom line is I'm very, very pleased with this set, I've not seen anything better for anywhere near the price.


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