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Samsung UN46B7100 Review – 46-inch LED HDTV

Originally Reviewed on November 10th, 2009

Samsung UN46B7100 Review: 46” LED HDTV

Up for Review: Samsung UN46B7100 LED TV. If you are stingy about spending a few extra dollars for an exciting entertainment experience, then this HDTV is not for you. This offering from Samsung is quite costly but it provides many interesting features which are absent in the other TVs. Measuring just 1.2 inches in depth, the LED technology provides a very thin TV but with all the controls and features in the right place. The power conservation of the TV also stems from the LED backlights. This set not only conforms to the Energy Star requirements but also saves up to 40% power.

The design of the Samsung UN46B7100 is quite sleek. Being just 1.2” in depth, it looks fabulous from any angle. It has a gray border around the black bezel, which is again surrounded by a transparent edge. The TV is very thin and more so towards the edges. It can be mounted on the walls also which makes it look like a pretty picture. The stand looks similar to the TV design and can even swivel to either side. This makes it very easy to tweak the settings on the side and rear. And the backlights being LED, the TV is much cooler than the other models.

Samsung UN46B7100 Features and Specifications Review:

  • 46”display
  • TFT active matrix technology
  • LED backlight technology
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 120 Hz refresh rate
  • Progressive scan
  • 4 ms pixel response time
  • 2 x 10 W speakers
  • Surround mode sound
  • 4 HDMI
  • VGA PC interface
  • USB port
  • Infrared remote control
  • 1 year warranty

The remote is quite handy with the absence of the scroll button. There is a projection at the rear to keep the remote steady while placed on the table surface. The backlit buttons allow for easy navigation and differ in size and shape according to the functions. There is a specific “Tools” button which lets you access the manual, picture modes, sound modes, picture-in-picture controls and sleep timer. The glossy nature of the remote causes it to get dirty quite easily. A duller look would have sufficed.

The inclusion of Yahoo widgets is the main feature of the Samsung UN46B7100. Snippets carrying information from the Internet are arranged on the lower half of the screen which can be activated when needed. The widgets can be related to stocks, weather, Flickr photos, news and other real time information. It also has the capacity to download videos, photos and music from devices which are DLNA certified. The presence of USB ports makes it possible to access MP3 players, USB thumb drives and digital camera. Many games, recipes and workout schedules are available as an in-built function of the TV. Many such add-ons make this TV a real must-have. Sparing the funds to buy it is a different matter!

HDTVUniverse.com gives Samsung UN46B7100 9/10 stars!

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