Conclusion: The Samsung ES6500 is not quite the slam-dunk of value we were hoping it might be, but it stands up very well against the similarly-sized and like-priced competition. The ES6500’s most attractive attribute when turned off is its stunning good looks. With a thin profile, tiny bezel, Plexiglass border and matt-finished screen, this series from Samsung is about as beautiful as a TV gets at this price.
Pros: Attractive design, Bright picture with solid color and black-level performance, Built-in Wi-Fi with tons of Internet apps, Above-average sound quality
Cons: Poor screen uniformity, Some motion artifacts, Sub-par 3D performance
Samsung UNES6500 has nice design, decent performance
24 October 2012
Summary: The Samsung UNES6500 is a well-featured midrange television with good color but otherwise ho-hum picture quality and value.
Pros: The Samsung ES6500 is a decent performer with excellent design and a good mix of features. Colors are fairly accurate and vibrant. Shadow detail is very good, lending weight and texture to images.
Cons: Black levels are not up to par with the model it replaces, and uniformity is fairly bad.