Reviews and Problems with Samsung UE40F6400 / UN40F6400 / UA40F6400
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4 October 2013
Conclusion: The Samsung F6400 series of edge-lit HDTVs deliver a sharp picture with dark blacks and vibrant colors. Features are abundant, but the screen doesn't get very bright and the Smart Touch remote can be tricky to master.
Pros: Dark black levels. Strong feature set. Solid 2D and 3D image quality.
Cons: Tricky remote. Voice recognition is erratic. Low brightness levels.
Summary: Apps a-plenty and with both touch-sensitive remote control and voice interaction onboard, the Samsung UE40F6400 is a hugely likable TV with ambitions above its station. Crucially, however, it conducts its core duties of impressive pictures and sound with little fuss. It’s not the best upscaler, nor the slimmest TV, and some won’t like the need to use MotionPlus for both 2D and 3D, but we’re quite taken by the Samsung UE40F6400.
Pros: We’re big fans of the Smart Touch remote and this TV’s streaming capabilities generally, though it’s smart TV that most TV buyers will be impressed by. There’s more third-party app innovation for Samsung’s Smart Hub than anything else, and the company is also the only one to secure rights to present apps for all the UK’s terrestrial broadcasters.
Cons: Though it looks polished, the Samsung UE40F6400′s Smart Hub screens aren’t quite as reliable as they could be, and they’re not as quick as on pricier Samsung TVs.
Conclusion: It's not the best upscaler, nor the slimmest TV, and some won't like the need to use MotionPlus for both 2D and 3D, but we're quite taken by the Samsung UE40F6400. Packed with apps within a reasonably polished Smart Hub system, there's plenty of contrast, colour and detail to compete with pricier options. We're also big fans of the Smart Touch remote and of its integration with Samsung Galaxy gadgets, though it does stutter occasionally.
Pros: Choice of apps, 200Hz processing, Touchpad remote, Wi-Fi and Galaxy integration, Freeview HD
Conclusion: It's been a disappointing year for more affordable mid-range TVs this year. But, against this disappointing backdrop, the Samsung UE40F6400 really stands out. It's thoroughly deserves its Recommended badge as it's the best sub-£700 TV we've seen this year.
Pros: Great value, Great pictures for the money, Comprehensive video streaming options
Cons: Motion issues with 3D, Some aspects of the Smart interface are a little inscrutable, Dynamic contrast system 'turns off' LED lighting during fades to black
Summary: Its performance in a darker room is not on a par with the pricey F8000, but it offers many of that set's other impressive features, including its smart TV system, at a much more reasonable price. As a result, the Samsung UE40F6400 is a good mid-range family TV.
Pros: Class-leading smart TV system, Sharp HD images, Vivid, natural-looking colours, Easy-to-use touchpad remote
Cons: Voice-recognition feature still needs work, Slightly soft SD pictures
Conclusion: The UE40F6400 is a brilliant LED TV, offering assured pictures and plentiful features at a reasonable price. Build, picture quality and operating speed aren't a patch on the F8000, but the gap in quality is much less telling than the gap in price. The new Smart Hub interface is a triumph, its web content is unrivalled and HD pictures are pretty much as good as you could hope for at this price – deep blacks, a consistent backlight and gorgeous colours.
Pros: Market-leading catch-up TV content, Terrific HD pictures, Easy-to-use operating system
Cons: Voice control frustrating to use, SD pictures, Plasticky build
Conclusion: The Samsung UE40F6400 is a highly capable LED LCD television whose only major letdown is its handling of 3D Blu-ray movies: the undefeatable motion interpolation imparts soap opera effect onto what should appear filmic, which will bother you if you’re a video purist like us. We certainly hope the Korean manufacturer will be able to issue a firmware update (as they do occasionally) to fix this – we think the very mild judder present on the UE46F7000 for 3D 24p playback is...