Sharp LC32LE600E LED TV Review

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The days of the cathode ray tube TV are long gone. Now plasma and in particular LCD TVs are the norm.

These sets are slimmer and lighter than the old CRTs, whilst having larger viewing areas.

However, there are also problems associated with LCD TV technology, such as poor contrast caused by the backlight illumination, which leaves blacks looking washed out and grey.

Now there is a new technology that doesn’t use a backlight like that in an LCD TV, but instead uses light emitting diodes (LEDs) that do not suffer from the same problems, resulting in a striking improvement in the contrast and more vivid colours and a dramatic decrease in the power consumption of the TV.

The Sharp Aquos LC32LE600E LED TV is one of the first TVs to utilise this new LED TV technology.

Full Screen Backlit LED

The Sharp LC32LE600E LED TV uses hundreds of LED in rows that cover every inch of the screen.
This is referred to as Full Screen LED and it differs from some other makes of LED TV, which use LED illumination around the edges (Edge LED).

The use of LED TV technology has three main advantages: better contrast, more vibrant colours and a lower power consumption than a traditional LCD display.

As well as the new Full Screen LED technology the Sharp LC32LE600E LED TV also has some other new technologies.

Sharp X-Gen and Crystal Clear Panel

The X-Gen panel is Sharp’s new TV panel that has a greater aperture ratio, allowing more light to pass through.
This enables the TV to display brighter images with lower power consumption.
Also in the screen is Crystal-Clear Technology, which deflects light from the panel at near equal intensity directly away from the screen. This alleviates the problem of light diffusing from the surface on a conventional panel, which causes reduced picture intensity, meaning the Aquos LC32LE600E can achieve deeper levels of black.

LC32LE600E – Full HD Ready 1080P – 3 HDMI

As well as the new picture and power-saving technologies, the Sharp LC32LE600E LED TV also has most of the functions you would expect from a quality, modern TV.
The 32-inch screen is Full HD with 1080p resolution, so you will be able to watch superb HD TV signals and fully appreciate the quality of films on Blu-Ray discs.
It also has a 24p cinema mode, so you can watch films at 24 frames per second, just how the director intended them.

For connectivity, it has 3 HDMI ports for HD devices such as a Blu-Ray player or a next generation video games console, as well as component, composite and scart inputs for other devices.

ECO Friendly LED TV

As well as the lower power consumption through the use of Full LED and the X-Gen panel, the LC32LE600E has some additional environmentally friendly features.
These include a power switch on the TV, which uses a lot less energy than standby mode and automatic switching off after a period of time of no signal or operation.

Also, it is made without using mercury so its environmental impact is lessened. All of these features have combined to enable it to achieve an EU Eco Flower, which certifies that it meets the strict environmental standards of the European Union.

Conclusion

Although not as slim as the Samsung Edge-lit models this latest offering from Sharp does have a lot of features if you are in the market for an entry level backlit LED TV.
I say entry level due to the fact the picture refresh rate is 50 Hz. This should not present a problem for normal viewing but if you are into fast paced sports such as football you may be better spending your money on the 100 Hz LC32LE700E panel.

Having said that the Sharp LC32LE600E LED TV is a signal of the future of TV, both in terms of picture technology and environmental standards.



Full Specifications

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Samsung Series 7020/7000 LED TV

Samsung mid range LED televisions come in the form of the 7000 and 7020 series.

These are the same sets and differ only in the colour of the bezel that surrounds the panel screen.

Samsung Series 7000 7020
Samsung Series 7000 7020

The 7020 series is supplied with a Platinum Black bezel whilst the 7000 comes with a Rose Black finish.
Other than the external aesthetics, internally they are the same LED TV.

Key features of the 7000/7020 series LED TV include:

  • 1080p Full HD
  • 100Hz Motion Plus
  • Wide Colour Enhancer Pro
  • Ultra Slim Design
  • Media@2.0
  • 4 HDMI Ports
  • Low Carbon Footprint

Using the same LED edge-lighting technology found in the 6000 series LED TVs the 7000/7020 series offer unrivaled picture quality with the added benefit of being able to connect directly to the Internet.

Screen Sizes

The Samsung 7020/7000 LED TVs are now available in four screen sizes 32, 40, 46 and 55 inches.

Read the Samung UE40B7020 LED TV Review
Read the Samung UE40B7000 LED TV Review

Media@2.0 Overview

Media@2.0 which is included in the Samsung 7020 and 7000 range of LED TVs allows the consumer to connect to the internet via Ethernet cable or wireless from your home router.
This will allow you to watch streamed or downloaded content directly from the 7020/7000 television.

If you have movies on your PC then these can be watched via the Ethernet connection or wireless home router.

The 7020/7000 series LED televisions also boasts USB connectivity where you can access you music, photo and film collections directly from a pen/thumb drive or suitable external harddrive.
File formats supported include mp3 and jpeg for your music tracks and photos as well as Divx and Xvid codecs to play your movies.

The Media@2.0 feature also connects the 7020/7000 TV to YouTube so that you can watch your favourite clips plus widgets installed on the tv let you connect to Yahoo to check stock prices, news, weather and Flickr.

Sony KDL-46X4500 LED TV Review

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The Sony KDL-46X4500 LED TV is a 46-inch TV from Sony that uses an LED-backlit LCD display. These displays are often called LED TVs, but this is not strictly the correct name as they are still LCD TVs, it’s just that the illumination is provided by LED, instead of CCFL as it would be with normal LCD displays.

LED Backlighting for Superior Picture

The LED backlight is definitely the KDL-46X4500’s stand out feature. It uses RGB (red, green, blue) dynamic LED technology to illuminate the screen.
The primary advantage of this method is that the LEDs are able to react to what is happening on the screen, meaning they can be turned off momentarily in areas of the image that are dark.

This provides greatly superior blacks that traditional CCFL-backlit LCD screens, which are constantly illuminated and therefore suffer from washed out blacks that appear grey.

Also, by using a combination of red, green and blue LEDs, instead of just white ones, the KDL-46X4500 is able to produce a much wider array of colours. The upshot of all this LED technology is that the dynamic contrast ratio is over 1,000,000:1, meaning you can enjoy your TV programs, Blu-Ray discs and video games, just as they were intended.

Reduced Carbon Footprint

In addition to this the LED backlight also has the advantage of using less power than a conventional CCFL LCD TV. This not only saves you money on your electricity bills, but also reduces your carbon footprint, helping to save the environment.

100Hz Motionflow for Flicker Free Scenes

As well as the LED backlight the Sony KDL-46X4500 also features Motionflow Pro 100Hz technology for smoother, flicker-free motion, 1080p Full HD resolution and the powerful Bravia Engine 2 PRO processor.

Even if it wasn’t for the LED technology the Sony KDL-46X4500 would match up well to most other modern TVs. It has Full HD 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and 4 HDMI ports, so it is fully ready for HD TV signals, Blu-Ray movies and HD games consoles.

The 100Hz Motionflow Pro technology will be of particular interest to sports fans, action movie lovers and high-definition gamers. This technology doubles the frame rate of a standard TV reducing motion blur and flicker, so high-speed images appear smooth and lifelike.

For film-lovers the 24p True Cinema mode will appeal. This allows films to be watched at 24 frames per second, which is just how the director intended, as it is how they are displayed at the cinema and not at the conventional 25 frames per second of standard TV.

KDL46X4500 Boasts an Array of Connectors

The TV has all the connections you may need, including component, composite, PC and two scart inputs, as well as a USB 2.0 media port so you can connect your iPod, or use the TV to show off your digital photos.

In addition it has DLNA home networking technology so you can enjoy music and photo content from your computer over your home network. Of course, a standard definition digital Freeview tuner is built-in so you will have no worries regarding the digital switchover.

Conclusion

Overall the Sony KDL-46X4500 is an excellent LED TV that stands out from the crowd due to the superior contrast ratio and low power consumption provided to it by the LED-backlit LCD technology it uses.



Full Specification

Video
Screen Size 46 inches Diagonal screen measurement.
Full HD 1080p YES Requires HD receiver for High Definition Broadcasts.
Resolution 1920 × 1080
Refresh Rate 100Hz
Movie Mode 24p Frames per second
Digital Tuner Built In
Audio
Speaker Type Front
Speaker Output 10Watts × 2
Woofer YES
Sound Effects YES S-Force  Front Surround
Input/Output
HDMI Sockets 4
Optical Digital Audio 1
Audio Out L-R YES
D-sub PC input YES
PC Audio Input YES
Composite Video In YES
Component Inputs 2
Composite AV 1
DNLA Ethernet YES
RF Input YES
USB YES
PCMCIA Slot 1 Common Interface Slot for viewing cards
Scart 2 RGB
Features
Electronic Program Guide YES
Internet@ TV NO
USB2.0 YES
Digital Media Port YES
Content Library NO
Bravia Sync YES Helps in the connection of DVD Players etc.
Sleep Timer YES
Auto Channel Search YES
Auto Power Off YES
Bravia Sync YES HDMI-CEC
Game Mode YES
Teletext YES 1000p
Panel Design
Ultra Slim Flat Screen
Colour Midnight Sky
Base Stand YES
Weight with Stand 38kg
Weight without Stand 33kg
Dimensions
Panel Size without Stand W × H × D 1259mm ×685 mm ×144 mm

Product Codes
KDL-46X4500
KDL46X4500

Samsung UE40B7020 / UE40B7000 LED TV Review

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This LED TV from Samsung is available in two colour finishes:
UE40B7020 which comes in Platinum Black bezel finish.
UE40B7000 which comes in a Rose Black bezel finish.
They are the same telly with the only difference being the cosmetic finish to the outer casing or bezel of the flatscreen television.
Different stores will sell either the 40B7020 or the 40B7000 model.
Please take note of this when buying online as the model that you saw in a store such as John Lewis (UE40B7020VW) will have a different colour bezel than the one supplied by Dixons (UE40B7000).

For the purposes of this review we shall refer to this particular model as the UE40B7020.

The UE40B7020 LED TV is a 40-inch, 1080p HD TV from Samsung. It is unusual in its use of LEDs to illuminate the TV picture. Whilst these have been used on TVs in the past, Samsung has cleverly positioned the LEDs around the edge of the screen and has somehow evenly illuminated the screen with them from there. The advantage of this arrangement is that it means that the LED TV can be whisker thin, as a result it is a quite stunning and very elegant TV.

Stunning Design – Only 1.2 inches thick

The stylish design of the UE40B7020 LED TV will appeal to many people. However, it will be especially useful for those people who want a large screen TV, but have limited space. It comes with a sturdy glass stand, but it is very easy to attach to the wall and if you do that it will intrude into your living space as much as a wall-mounted picture would, so not much at all!
Happily the UE40B7020 is not a case of style over substance and it is as practical as the next TV, as it has 4 HDMI ports on the back for all your HD devices. It does cheat a little for DVI, scart and composite ports as these require special cables, but it is not a big problem.

Connect to the Internet – Yahoo Widgets – Watch films direct from External Drive

Aside from its looks the other major attraction of the Samsung UE40B7000 LED TV is its ability to stream media directly from the internet. Included in the TV are applications called Yahoo Widgets. These small pieces of software allow you to get live updates on the weather, the latest news, or stock prices, as well as plenty of other online content.
One excellent example is the ability to watch photo slides of pictures from online sources such as Flickr.

As well as this online functionality the 40B7020 can also show music, video and photo content from an external source, such as an mp3 player, external hard drive (via a USB 2.0 port), your home network, or a memory card. This is a wonderful feature if you have a lot of videos stored on your computer or external hard drive, as you will be able to watch them on your TV.

Stunning Picture – Low Running Costs

Even with all these extra features the viewing experience is not compromised, with Mega contrast for all those shades of grey, 1080p 24p real movie mode for watching films how they are supposed to be viewed, 100Hz Motion Plus to remove edge blur and Wide Colour Enhancer for vibrant colour, making for stunning true to life images.
As well as SRS Trusurround HD and Dolby Digital Plus for great sound. Samsung should also be commended for the UE40B7020 LED TV’s green credentials, as it is more energy efficient than a normal TV (giving you a smaller carbon footprint) and is completely free of nasties such as paint spray and mercury.

Conclusion

Overall the Samsung UE40B7020W LED TV is a beautiful and elegant HD TV that uses new technology to make it incredibly slim, yet not compromising on the quality of the images and the viewing experience it creates. The online and media streaming features will be very exciting additions for many people and are surely the future of interactive TV.



Full Specification

Video
Screen Size 40inches Diagonal screen measurement.
Full HD 1080p YES Requires HD receiver for High Definition Broadcasts.
Resolution 1920 × 1080
Refresh Rate 100Hz
Movie Mode 24p Frames per second
Digital Tuner Built In Receive more than 25 Freeview Channels
Audio
Speaker Type Down Firing
Speaker Output 10Watts × 2
Woofer YES
Sound Effects YES SRS SRS Trusurround HD & Dolby Digital Plus
Input/Output
HDMI Sockets 4
Optical Digital Audio 1
Audio Out L-R No
D-sub PC input 1
PC Audio Input 1 Mini Jack
DVI Audio Input YES Common use for PC Audio Input
Component 1 Mini Jack (Y/Pb/Pr)
Composite AV 1 Mini Jack
Ethernet 1
RF Input 1
USB 2
CI Slot 1 Common Interface Slot for viewing cards
Scart 1 Mini Jack
Features
Electronic Program Guide YES
Internet@ TV YES
USB2.0 YES
Wireless LAN YES Adaptor Support
Content Library YES 2G
BD Wise YES Helps in the connection of DVD Players etc.
Sleep Timer YES
Auto Channel Search YES
Auto Power Off YES
Anynet+ YES HDMI-CEC
Game Mode YES
Teletext YES 1000p
Panel Design
Ultra Slim Flat Screen
Colour Rose or Platinum Black
Base Stand YES Crystal Glass neck swivel stand
Weight with Stand 18.5kg
Weight without Stand 14.8kg
Dimensions
Panel Size without Stand W × H × D 996mm ×630 mm × 30mm
Samsung UE40B7020 / UE40B7000 Dimensions On Stand
Samsung UE40B7020 / UE40B7000 Dimensions On Stand

Product Codes
UE40B7020
UE40B7020VW
UE40B7020WW
UE40B7020W
UE40B7000
UE40B7000WW
UE40B7000W
UE40B7000VW

Samsung UE46B6000 LED TV Review

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The new range of Samsung LED TVs have unrivaled picture quality, a lower impact on the environment than LCD televisions and other LED TVs and are incredibly slim and stylish to look at.

This particular model, the Samsung 46B6000 LED TV, is Ultra Slim at just 29.9mm deep. With this television you can experience the beautiful design of a Crystal TV.

This model is also known as the UE46B6000VW.

100Hz Motion Plus for a blur free picture

Full HD (or 1080 pixels, meaning that this LED TV contains one and a half times more scanning lines than other standard HD televisions. These additional scanning lines mean more pixels are produced, thus creating a better picture through more details being shown on-screen) and smart LED lighting (creating a Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio) mean this television has an edge over its rivals and allows the quality of the picture produced on the screen to be quite superior.

The 100Hz Motion Plus feature of this TV will ensure that the picture will never judder, even with fast moving images.

Latest in LED Edgelighting renders better colours

Typical LCD TVs use a non-complex fluorescent lamp backlight, which enables the images appearing on the screen to be lit up. However, true black images are not displayed when this type of lamp is used in TVs as the lamp is too bright, plus unnecessary colours are included, which are then difficult to filter out without manually reducing the brightness of the on-screen picture.
This Samsung LED TV replaces the standard fluorescent backlights with multiple Light Emitting Diodes (LED), which have the ability to brighten, dim or turn off completely depending on the picture shown on the screen.
The Samsung 46B6000 uses a new kind of technology that automatically converts electric energy into light, meaning a significant improvement in contrast and colour rendering is produced. This LED television therefore has a narrower spectrum of light meaning less unwanted colours are produced. Therefore this television allows you to view your favourite shows and films in a way you have never seen them before.

Samsung LED TV will help the environment

The Samsung 46B6000 also goes someway towards helping the environment, with Samsung LED TVs using up to 40% less power than other standard televisions, which lowers both the cost of operating and the damage caused to the environment.
This television also uses less energy than other TVs in the manufacturing process. The Samsung 46B6000 television is made using a dual injection moulding technique that doesn’t let off volatile organic compounds or produce any waste as no spray paint is used on the television during the production process.
As LED is used for backlighting the television rather than CCFL, this means no mercury is emitted from this TV.

Conclusion

This television is available from several retailers for around £1200, which is a very reasonable price considering the amount of technology packed into this 46 inch LED TV.
This television also comes equipped with 4 HDMI connections to allow simple multimedia connectivity and a USB 2.0(JPEG) slot so that you can enjoy viewing your own personal photos on the Samsung 46B6000 LED LCD television.
Also, you can purchase the additional ultra slim photo wallmount if you wish, allowing your TV to be held less than 15mm away from the wall and be mounted just like a photo frame to really give it a truly outstanding appearance.

UE46B6000 Best Price



Full Specification

Video
Screen Size 46 inches Diagonal screen measurement.
Full HD 1080p YES Requires HD receiver for High Definition Broadcasts.
Resolution 1920 × 1080
Refresh Rate 100Hz
Movie Mode 24p Frames per second
Digital Tuner Built In Receive more than 25 Freeview Channels
Audio
Speaker Type Down Firing
Speaker Output 10 Watts × 2
Woofer YES
Sound Effects YES SRS SRS Trusurround HD & Dolby Digital Plus
Input/Output
HDMI Sockets 4
Optical Digital Audio 1
Audio Out L-R No
D-sub PC input 1
Component 1 Mini Jack (Y/Pb/Pr)
Composite AV 1
Ethernet NO
RF Input 1
USB 1
CI Slot 1 Common Interface Slot for viewing cards
Scart 1 Mini Jack
Features
Electronic Program Guide YES
Internet@ TV NO
USB2.0 YES
Content Library NO
BD Wise YES Helps in the connection of DVD Players etc.
Sleep Timer YES
Auto Channel Search YES
Auto Power Off YES
Anynet+ YES
Game Mode YES
Teletext YES 1000p
Panel Design
Ultra Slim Flat Screen
Colour Rose Black
Base Stand YES Crystal Glass neck swivel stand
Weight with Stand 22.4kg
Weight without Stand 17.6kg
Dimensions
Panel Size without Stand W × H × D 1115mm ×705 mm × 30mm
Samsung UE40B6000 Dimensions On Stand
Samsung UE40B6000 Dimensions On Stand

Product Codes
UE46B6000
UE46B6000VW
UN46B6000 available in the US only
UN46B6000VFXZA available in the US only

Samsung UE40B6000 LED TV Review

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Anybody who has upgraded their old CRT TV set for a new LCD or Plasma screen TV set in recent years will have been struck by the thinness of the new TV in comparison to the old. The advantages of a thin TV are immediately apparent as they take up less space, can be easily attached to the wall, are not as heavy and look so much more stylish. Did you ever wonder how thin a TV could be made? Well, as soon as you see the new Samsung UE40B6000 LED TV you will realise the answer is very thin indeed!

1.2 inch Panel for that Picture Frame Look

At just 29.9mm thick (less than 1.2 inches), the Samsung UE40B6000 makes other so-called slim TVs look bulky. The UE40B6000 is incredibly elegant, as it appears as one single piece of seamless crystal rather than a screen, frame and other parts molded together. Of course, the UE40B6000’s 40-inch screen is large in a way we want a TV to be large, so if you use the nice stand supplied with the set it will still take up a bit of space in the living room. However, it is clear though that whoever conceived the UE40B6000 was picturing their masterpiece being wall-mounted. The incredible slimness screams at you to mount the UE40B6000 onto the wall and Samsung have made this very easy to do. It actually only requires a couple of screws when using the optional WMN1000B wall mount, so it is as easy as putting up a picture. The styling of the UE40B6000 is very nice and it is beautifully surrounded by a transparent rose colour that seems to glow.

LED Backlighting offers improved picture quality combined with lower power consumption

The first question that strikes you when you see the Samsung UE40B6000 LED TV is, how can it be so thin? Indeed, you may wonder where the TV actually is. This question is answered by the new technology that Samsung has used in the creation of the UE40B6000. A normal LCD TV uses a constant backlight that is situated behind the screen (and hence requires a bit of space). The Samsung UE40B6000 LED TV uses multiple LEDs (light emitting diodes) around the edge of the screen. Form is not the only advantage the UE40B6000 gains from using LEDs, as (unlike a constant backlight) the brightness of the LEDs can be adjusted and even turned off completely. This avoids the problem of the backlit LCD screen being too bright and blacks appearing washed out and gray. As such, the UE40B6000 has far more authentic blacks and improved colour contrast. The use of LEDs has also enabled Samsung to produce a more eco-friendly TV, with no paint sprays or mercury and reduced carbon emissions.

4 HDMI Ports & USB Connectivity on the UE40B6000

If you are concerned that the Samsung UE40B6000 LED TV may be a case of style over substance, let’s examine its specifications. The 40-inch screen provides Full HD resolution of 1920×1080 at 100Hz using Samsung Motion Plus technology for a judder free picture. It is also capable of working at 24p True Cinema (24 frames per second), for watching films exactly how they were shot. It has a Mega Contrast ratio feature that will bring out all the shades of gray. Connectivity on the rear of the UE40B600 is good, with 4 HDMI ports (for all those HD devices) and a USB 2.0 port. The USB port can be used to plug in a removable storage device and show off your photographs in spectacular fashion, or to connect an iPod to listen to your music through the UE40B6000’s speakers. It also has Component (Y/Pb/Pr), scart and composite (AV) connections, although these all require a mini-jack. Other ports include a PC input (D-sub), DVI Audio input and optical digital audio. The on-screen settings menu and EPG (electronic programme guide) are all logical and easy to use.

Conclusion

Overall the Samsung UE40B6000 LED TV moves the TV on another step from the current LCD generation. Samsung have made a TV that is great to look at when it is both on and off. Its elegant and staggeringly thin form will make it simultaneously unobtrusive and a stand-out feature of your living room. As well as looking stylish, importantly the UE40B6000 does the basics well too, being easy to use and having excellent connectivity for both HD and standard definition devices. The excellent picture quality, improved contrast and good green credentials it gains from the new LED technology show that LED TVs are the future. In short, even disregarding its good looks, the Samsung UE40B6000 is a good all-round TV, but if you are looking for your TV to be a wall-mounted, elegant addition to your living space, then no other TV even comes close.



Full Specification

Video
Screen Size 40inches Diagonal screen measurement.
Full HD 1080p YES Requires HD receiver for High Definition Broadcasts.
Resolution 1920 × 1080
Refresh Rate 100Hz
Movie Mode 24p Frames per second
Digital Tuner Built In Receive more than 25 Freeview Channels
Audio
Speaker Type Down Firing
Speaker Output 10Watts × 2
Woofer YES
Sound Effects YES SRS SRS Trusurround HD & Dolby Digital Plus
Input/Output
HDMI Sockets 4
Optical Digital Audio 1
Audio Out L-R No
D-sub PC input 1
Component 1 Mini Jack (Y/Pb/Pr)
Composite AV 1
Ethernet NO
RF Input 1
USB 1
CI Slot 1 Common Interface Slot for viewing cards
Scart 1 Mini Jack
Features
Electronic Program Guide YES
Internet@ TV NO
USB2.0 YES
Content Library NO
BD Wise YES Helps in the connection of DVD Players etc.
Sleep Timer YES
Auto Channel Search YES
Auto Power Off YES
Anynet+ YES
Game Mode YES
Teletext YES 1000p
Panel Design
Ultra Slim Flat Screen
Colour Rose Black
Base Stand YES Crystal Glass neck swivel stand
Weight with Stand 18.4kg
Weight without Stand 14.7kg
Dimensions
Panel Size without Stand W × H × D 983mm ×631 mm × 30mm
Samsung UE40B6000 Dimensions
Samsung UE40B6000 Dimensions

Product Codes
UE40B6000
UE40B6000VW
UN40B6000
UN40B6000VFXZA

Sony unveil their latest LED TV – ZX5

Sony ZX5 LED TV
Sony ZX5 LED TV

Coming to a store near you soon is the fantastic looking Sony ZX5 LED TV. The ZX5 is a Full HD 1080p panel that will be available in 46 and 52 inch sizes. It sports 240 Hz Flow Motion and integrated wireless transmission connectivity that will deliver high definition broadcasts and video on demand without the need for wires. This will be great for people wanting to hang this set on a wall without the hassle of burying cables into walls.

The ZX5 has a slimline frame that is only 16.6mm thick and the LED backlighting is edgelit.

Release date for Japan is November 2009. No news yet on the UK or US date but expect to see these beauties soon.
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ASA claim Samsung misled Consumers

Back in August the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK governing body for everything to do with advertising on television and  print claimed that Samsung had misled consumers in their latest adverts for LED TVs.

It seems that a handful of people had made a complaint to the ASA on the way that Samsung had used the term LED TV in their recent TV and magazine ads. The main crux of the issue was the headline:
“Samsung LED TV Next Generation TV”

As detailed in our Guide to What is LED TV it should be stated that LED TV is in fact LED-backlit or LED-edgelit LCD TV. Now this may be confusing to some consumers, but it is hardly misleading. In the big world of commerce, finding an edge is what keeps most corporations alive.

Television technology is constantly evolving and you have to only walk into any Currys or John Lewis store and you will see the latest lineup of LCD TV’s being touted as LED TVs.
The damage has already been done and consumers are aware that the latest in-phrase when researching televisions will be LED TV regardless if it is an LCD panel or whatever. This was Samsungs main argument in response to the ASA decision to have them remove the LED TV tag in their campaigns.

Samsung have stated that they will continue to use LED TV in their adverts but will add info clarifying the technology used in the actual LCD TV’s.

In my book the LED TV as a moniker is here to stay.

Samsung Series 6000 LED TV

Introduced to the market in 2009 the Samsung Series 6000 LED TVs offer sharper and brighter images. This has been achieved by a recently new technology called LED edgelighting.

Samsung Series 6000
Samsung Series 6000

The Series 6 range of Samsung HDTV panels are in effect LCD televisions that have LED’s set in the internal edge of the panel that enhances the brightness of the overall picture.

At the moment the Series 6000 comes in 32 inch, 40 inch and 46 inch models. All feature an Ultra Slim design that can be hung from a wall with ease. The use of LED edgelit technology has allowed Samsung to produce a set that is only 1.2 inches in depth and thus when hung from a wall gives a picture frame effect that is absolutely stunning.

The new LED TV technology employed in the Samsung 6000 LCD LED Backlit televisions also offer a reduction in power consumption of 40% over comparable LCD sets of the same size. This is the future of TVs as we all become more power conscience.

Onboard the Series 6 feature 100Hz Motion Plus technology, Mega Contrast Ratio and a Wide Colour Enhancer that produces vibrant colours and a blur free picture in fast action scenes.

4 HDMI connections are allowed on the Samsung Series 6000 LED tv’s to plug in your peripherals such as dvd-player and sky/virgin boxes. A great plus for these sets is the addition of a USB2.0 port where you can connect your camcorder and watch your vids. But it doesn’t stop there because you are now able to connect a thumb or external hard drive via the USB interface and watch videos direct from the drives, which is a great feature if you have a lot of stored media files. Specs report that the most common files are accepted including Divx. So no more DVD burning every time you need to watch a movie stored on your computer.

Read the Samung UE32B6000 LED TV Review

Read the Samung UE40B6000 LED TV Review

Read the Samung UE46B6000 LED TV Review

Samsung UE32B6000 LED TV Review

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When LCD TV sets began to enter the homes of people around the nation, those of us who had been used to massive great CRT monsters for years would go around saying things like ‘gosh, aren’t these new tellies thin?’. And at the time we were right. However, Samsung have gone and made another piece of technology look flabby and outdated, again. Their latest line of LED TVs are slim, sexy and slightly more expensive than similarly sized competition at the moment.

Ultra Slim Panel Gets Up Close

First there’s that all important thin screen design. At just 1.2 inches deep the 32B6000 LED TV is one of the first HD ready sets that can be mounted virtually flush to the wall. This thinness is achieved because the LED side lighting which gives the LED TV its brightness takes up a miniscule amount of space whilst providing high levels of brightness. This particular LED TV is 32″ across the diagonal, which you may or may not know is the most popular size of HD TV. It also has the all important full HD resolution support of 1080p, something most 32″ screens are currently lacking. This means that you’ll be able to watch HD broadcasts and Blu Ray movies just the way they were intended.

LED Edge Lighting for Darker Blacks

Like all Samsung LED TV sets, the 32B6000 is remarkable for more than just its slim design. It also has some very nifty picture processing and display capabilities which means that the colour fidelity and contrast ratio are to die for. Vibrant whites and deep dark blacks match the gorgeously varied hues this LED TV is capable of displaying, so cinophiles will be just as well catered for as sports enthusiasts. As an added bonus the LED lighting technology allows the 32B6000 to use up to 40% less energy than a standard LCD TV, giving it true green credentials.

Now the design. It’s not just the anorexic screen depth that’s remarkable, the whole of the LED TV range from Samsung falls into their ‘touch of colour’ range. This means that though the main surrounding plastic that borders the display is black, this fades into red and then subtly on into a completely clear halo. All in all it’s the height of kitsch fashion and will fit in well with most modern rooms. Some people may find the touch of red a little strong, but if you shop around you may find other colour options.

Conclusion

You may be wondering if there are any downsides to this LED TV. Sadly there are a couple. Firstly the uniformity of the brightness across the screen isn’t quite up to scratch, leaving some areas slightly dimmer than others. Whilst this isn’t a product destroying flaw it may irritate those who are used to other technologies of lighting. Secondly there’s the price. Because Samsung is the first to put an LED TV on the consumer market and the technology is brand new, there’s quite a hefty premium to pay for the privilege of being an early adopter. So, to conclude, the many upsides of the Samsung 32B6000 LED TV far outweigh the couple of niggling flaws. It has all of the modern connections you’d expect, with 4 HDMI ports and styling to brag about, as well as being eco-friendly.

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Full Specification

Video
Screen Size 32 inches Diagonal screen measurement.
Full HD 1080p YES Requires HD reciever for High Definition Broadcasts.
Resolution 1920 × 1080
Refresh Rate 100Hz
Movie Mode 24p Frames per second
Digital Tuner Built In Receive more than 25 Freeview Channels
Audio
Speaker Type Down Firing
Speaker Output 10Watts × 2
Woofer YES
Sound Effects YES SRS SRS Trusurround HD & Dolby Digital Plus
Input/Output
HDMI Sockets 4
Optical Digital Audio 1
Audio Out L-R No
D-sub PC input 1
Component 1 Mini Jack (Y/Pb/Pr)
Composite AV 1
Ethernet NO
RF Input 1
USB 1
CI Slot 1 Common Interface Slot for viewing cards
Scart 1 Mini Jack
Features
Electronic Program Guide YES
Internet@ TV NO
USB2.0 YES
Content Library NO
BD Wise YES Helps in the connection of DVD Players etc.
Sleep Timer YES
Auto Channel Search YES
Auto Power Off YES
Anynet+ YES
Game Mode YES
Teletext YES 1000p
Panel Design
Ultra Slim Flat Screen
Colour Rose Black
Base Stand YES Crystal Glass neck swivel stand
Weight with Stand 18.4kg
Weight without Stand 14.7kg
Dimensions
Panel Size without Stand W × H × D 799mm × 605mm × 30mm
Samsung UE32B6000 Dimensions
Samsung UE32B6000 Dimensions

Product Codes
UE32B6000
UE32B6000VW
UN32B6000 available in the US only
UN32B6000VFXZA available in the US only