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Samsung UN26C4000 Review – 26-inch LED LCD HDTV

Originally Reviewed on December 13th, 2010

Samsung UN26C4000 Review: 26” LED LCD HDTV

Up for Review: Samsung UN26C4000 LED LCD TV. Unlike last year, when LED technology was in its infancy and was integrated in only the high-end models, this year even the small display units have LED technology and you can enjoy brighter pictures with less energy consumption. This 26-inch model is a splendid example of a very useful LED set which has all the basic features to give you complete entertainment. Although the screen size is only 26 inches, you can buy it for your office room or your kid’s room. You can enjoy all the TV programs whenever you want with outstanding picture quality. You may miss some of the features of the high-end sets but the price of $549.99 MSRP (often lower on Amazon.com) can really be quite enticing.

The display resolution is only 720p but you will be quite satisfied with it on this small 26-inch set. The pictures are fairly sharp and you can see well-defined contours on the images. With a dynamic contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1, the blacks and whites are quite pure and you will be able to enjoy more shades of colors due to the Wide Color Enhancer Plus. Since the main focus of this TV is to allow you to take full enjoyment of the regular talk shows, reality shows, news, weather and other programs, this set is fully equipped to give you just the picture quality required.

Samsung UN26C4000 Features and Specifications Review:


  • 26” LED display
  • 720p display resolution
  • Black Touch of Color
  • 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • 60 Hz refresh rate
  • SRS TruSurround HD
  • 5W x 2 Speakers
  • Wide Color Enhancer Plus
  • ConnectShare
  • Game mode
  • Anynet+
  • 2 HDMI
  • 1 USB port

The refresh rate of 60Hz is also fine for the basic TV features. There will be absolutely no problem in watching reality shows and talk shows unless there is a lot of action involved. 60 Hz refresh rate is troublesome only where there is action like the fight scenes in movies, car chases or even in the sports programs. There will be blurring in the fast moving scenes which will definitely take some amount of pleasure away from the movie. But you can enjoy playing games in this TV with the game mode. The audio and video are both optimized in this mode and you can use the gaming console to play as many fast games as you want.

There is SRS TruSurround HD sound in this TV which is in fact quite good in small rooms. It gives a surrounding sound effect in small rooms. The 10W sound output is also enough for the small office room. But if you think of placing this small TV in the living room, you may have to connect a home theater system to get a better sound output. Samsung has also decreased the number of HDMI to only 2 in this set which means that you have to pick and choose between the devices you want to connect. But all these devices can be controlled with a single remote through the Anynet+ feature. This is certainly a good set to buy for your kids or your office.

HDTVUniverse.com gives Samsung UN26C4000 3/5 stars!

2 Customer Reviews for “Samsung UN26C4000 Review – 26-inch LED LCD HDTV”

  1. Shane - Melbounre Australia's reviewDecember 20, 2010

    Think Twice before you purchase a Samsung product. Last year we purchased a Samsung phone which failed and took over 2 weeks to repair. This year we purchased a Samsung 46Inch LCD HDTV. It have been 7 weeks and still no resolve or repair or replacement ! They will not replace the unit but have offered to complete the paper work to action the request (great) which is part of why its taken so long to resolve the issue in the first place. During the time the TV was needing repair the Fridge starting to freeze the fridge contents ( frozen milk is not so much fun to poor into coffee. Which also required a part and is yet to be fixed. Enough is enough and I need to warm other people before they too get stuck with a lemon Samsung product. I was so disappointed with the lack of assistance and customer support. Hope this helps others. Shane –Port Melbourne. Victoria – Australia.

  2. mp's reviewDecember 22, 2010

    BEWARE OF SAMSUNG TVs

    Purchased a LCD TV from Samsung and within 6 months (3 days before Christmas) the sound suddenly stopped working. Expecting company for the holidays this was not good that I was now without a TV.
    Called Samsung and after being on call for half hour they advised me they would have a technician come to my home the next day to repair. I took off work the next day and surprise surprise no technician.
    Called Samsung AGAIN, another half hour before I got a manager on phone, he apologized and said I was given the wrong information, that I would have to SHIP my TV to their repair location and wait 2 to 4 weeks for repair.
    They had no sympathy for the fact I was now without a TV for the holidays and had a very nasty attitude on phone.
    The Manager in the ECR Dept, Tiania Employee # 85171 out of SC office, then said she would email me a shipping label and thats all she could do. Two hours later, I DO NOT receive a shipping label from her; I receive a request for service ticket!!!!
    Had to call back, get another manager and request a shipping label.
    So basically, I bought a new TV, within 6 months sound was GONE, lost a day of work, and spent 2 hours total on phone with no resolution from Samsung except for me to find a UPS STORE and ship it back to them. Just what we all need 3 days before Christmas, to deal with this when I paid over 500.00 for the TV…… DO NOT PURCHASE A SAMSUNG TV ………. IT’S JUST A RIP OFF AND HELL FOR THE CONSUMER!!!!!!!

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