Summary: Having looked at nearly all LCD TVs over the past month the Samsung stood out from the rest in picture quality - yes it even beats Sony - by a mile. It does everything that I will ever want. I am still trying to find a fault with it. Having read all the other reviews, what planet are some people on?! Digital tuning is one of the fastest out there. In my view Samsung have got it right for once. I am still looking for a fault with it! One of the best!
Summary: This TV is a good TV for its price, but I've had it a week now and I still can't seem to get all of the settings how I would like them. The screen is either too bright, or too dark and this changes depending on what programme I'm watching! I will be watching one programme and I think it looks great, I then turn over and it can look too dark or bright and I have to adjust the settings once again!
Pros: Design, inbuilt Freeview, HD
Cons: Some images don't look great, and can look too bright or too dark on different programmes
Summary: Remote control could be better designed and some settings are only available through the menu. One of the scart sockets is not working properly and causing diagonal lines on the screen. The TV doesn't have a proper switch to turn it completely off - it's always on standby. Because of a very poor digital tuner I would not recommend this TV at all. Having read some other reviews, I know this is a very common problem with Samsung LE TVs. Will be taking my one back.
Pros: Great picture quality
Cons: Digital channels get stuck, or don't display at all
Summary: I bought this TV just for the HD Xbox 360 gaming, and it's blurry and there's a lot of ghosting on the screen, no matter what settings you have it on, 720p or 1080i. I plugged it in to my Sky Digital box to see what that was like and it's exactly the same, it has an awful picture on most channels and is very pixellated and just nasty looking.
Summary: Samsung should have replaced the TV and not tried to fix it, it has been 2 1/2 months and it's still faulty. The flickering only happens on Scart input so the rest of the TV is great... If you don't want to use Scart then this is a good TV, otherwise stay away.
Pros: Great TV so long as you don't play movies using Scart
Cons: My TV has the same flickering problem as Ron Ting's
Summary: A fantastic HD TV, easily better quality than all the others in a similar price range. Outclasses many more expensive LCD and plasma screens. It looks great and although the speakers are functional at least they don't stick out like a pair of big ears, unlike most LCD and plasma screens. It has all the connectors you need, albeit one of each, but switch boxes are bound to be available when you need extra connectivity.
Pros: High spec - low price, superb picture quality, great HD and SD receiver , good support for next gen HD gaming (Xbox 360), good looking and feature packed.
Summary: This is more for the 40" version of the TV, which is the one I have. It has been about 5 weeks since I purchased my Samsung R71 and it has been at home for less than 1 week. Reason being, the 1st unit, there was a hum coming from the unit. Its a noise you'd hear from the power unit. So I had the unit changed... with difficulty, so that's a minus point for Samsung's customer warranty claim procedure.
Pros: Cosmetical looks good, impressive specs....see what I don't like
Cons: Glossy body makes dust look prominent, only 1 HDMI input
Summary: I have had this TV for two weeks now, and I can truthfully say I'm very happy with it. After viewing each screen again and again with the right setups I eventually decided to go for this Samsung. Picture quality is very impressive, and at nearly half the price it stacks up very very well againgst the bigger brand names such as Sony. Standard Freeview and Sky picture quality is handled very well, however I wouldn't recomend using the presets.
Pros: Picture, high definition, contrast and image brightness, good colour performance
Cons: Sound, only one HDMI input, non-RGB Scart picture quality.