Picture Quality Great, but light leak just keeps getting worse.
26 February 2011
Summary: If it was not for the light leak I would keep this picture. I tried the LCD version, returned it due to light leak. Then I got the LED version and the light leak appears to be getting worse all the time. So if you do not watch any visually dark movies, for sports and daytime visuals it is hard to beat. Netflicks on ours tends to black out often. Others said this happens on all inputs.
Summary: I spent quite a while comparison shopping before settling on this Samsung, but I knew this was the one I wanted the first time I saw it - the only question was whether I could get a decent price. For what I paid ($980), nothing else I looked at was even close. Sony and LG models priced several hundred dollars higher were dim and dull by comparison and even TVs that cost twice as much weren't noticeably better.
Summary: The picture quality and sound are magnificent. What you cannot judge on the showroom is "will it work with my devices". This one will not connect reliably to my VBR231 Blu-Ray player. The only "help" Samsung support could provide was "upgrade the firmware" which was already current. and "We cannot support other manufacturers products". I have to turn-on and shut off the system 5 or 10 or more times to get the TV to "see" the player.
Summary: This is our first HDTV. The picture quality is phenomenal. The clarity and sharpness bring out even the smallest details (like pimples on an actors face or sweat on a sportsman's neck...). Colors are stunning especially on sports channels. Sound quality for a TV is excellent. For a lot of people like us, this TV's sound is good enough that we don't need a home theater system.
Summary: Does anyone have any problem with watching the dark scenes in a very dark room? My Samsung UN46C6400 TV looks like I'm watching the scenes through a haze because of light leaks at the edges and uneven brightness at the left side of the screen. When the screen is supposed to be totally black, mine looks like the cloudy sky at night with patches of brighter spots at the left side of the screen and at the edges.
Summary: Bought this TV recently and really enjoy it but its not perfect. Advantages: 1. Great Picture 2. Internet Apps (like Netflix) 3. Easy set-up overall 4. Price (albeit, I got mine for $999) Disadvantages: 1. NOT wireless, you need the "samsung" adaptor 2. Only 120 Hz, with my DVD player rapid screen movement causes "shifts" in the video 3. Non-QWERTY remote = very slow typing into youtube.
I only rated it 4 because there might be something better.
18 November 2010
Summary: Oddly enough, my biggest problem with this TV is that it is almost too realistic. Seriously...the picture is so sharp, so vibrant, with incredible contrast...it's almost creepy. The 120hz refresh rate is the big dif, I guess. You see every pore, every hair, every detail. Combined with a Blu-ray player, your mind will be blown. I've simply never seen a picture like this. We bought the 6400 version at BJ's because it came with an instant $500 rebate.
Summary: Samsung dropped the ball on this unit.... 1- Remote control is NOT universal (in this day and age why would it not be universal) 2- There is PIP but no POP and the PIP is pretty much useless since you have to dig for it on the menu of the remote 3- Remote should have a QWERTY keyboard and bluetooth (Vizio has both).. 4- Only 1 RCA/Component jack..pretty senseless. Vizio blew this unit out of the planet in regards to those 3... Everything else about this TV is great..
Summary: This TV looks fantastic, but the software is a little clunky and difficult to figure out. It took a little while to get netflix working and I still haven't figured out how to activate the streaming features.
Summary: I'll provide a PROS and CONS type of review: PROS: Really nice picture. I invested a fair amount of time on this aspect by visiting retail sites where I could see several brands displaying their best. This is subjective, as the signal source was not always the same. I found that some retailers connect the sets with the big price tags to the better sources. Anyway, I cannot fault the in-home performance that I am seeing with decent signal sources.