Samsung Series 7 40” LCD TV
The lastest in the Samsung LCD TV Portfolio is the Series 7 40”
LCD TV. And in a few words - it's an absolute stunner!
Taking LCD technology to the razor edge of innovation this new
model has dazzling picture quality, largely due to the backlighting
Rather than using the standard fluorescent tube light to shine
light through the LCD display to illuminate the TV picture, the
LA40A750R1M. uses white LEDs.
Not only does this give the TV a picture quality that rivals good
plasmas, but it is far more energy efficient. Energy is saved not
only from the LED’s but also an inbuilt Energy Save Mode.
Not only are LEDs way more energy efficient (giving you a great
carbon footprint argument for convincing that special financial
controller in your life that you really need this TV) than previous
backlighting technologies, it also produces pictures that easily
rival the picture on good plasma TVs.
The LA40A750R1M also has the ability to dim or turn off selected
LEDs behind areas of the screen where dark patches are being displayed.
This overcomes the problem with the fluorescent versions where the
fluorescent backlights stays switched on, illuminating the entire
all the time, leaving on screen blacks looking charcoal.
With the Series 7 - blacks are pitch black and bright colours
are brilliant to say the least.
The Series 7 sports a healthy 100Hz refresh rate Motion Plus mode
that enables judder free high speed on-screen motion common on cheaper
LCD TVs. This makes on screen action surprisingly life-like.
The Samsung provides for laser fine tuning, starting with the
usual selection of picture modes – then a whole range of additional
presets, colour temperature presets white balance settings (with
manual fine-tuning), noise reduction, gamma control, dynamic contrast,
black adjust (which tweaks shadow detail) and well as colour level
But the wow factor doesn’t stop with the back lighting technology.
The Series 7 also has a very slick design form that overcomes the
current trend of what I personally find a crappy plastic looking
black gloss finish. Instead, Samsung have opted for an more elegant
black ruby finish under a clear overlay. This results in a more
sophisticated looking unit.
Connectivity & Interactive Content
This is where the Samsung Series 7 really pulls away far from
it's nearest rival.
On the features side, more interactivity is featured on the Series
7, including Internet connection. And Samsung has gone one step
further towards technology – content convergence in some countries,
by partnering with online service providers to deliver real time
news, stock and weather feeds.
More interactive content is preloaded, including games, recipes,
a slide show of HD artwork, children's stories, and a fitness section.
There is also networking capability to connect to your home network
via a built in Ethernet network connection. This makes displaying
photos, videos, and music stored on a PC or network drive a breeze
– no more need for that annoying dedicated media streaming
box adding cable clutter behind your AV cabinet.
This Samsung has:
- 3 rear HDMI inputs - plus one side HDMI input
- A PC input, a pair of component-video inputs
- An antenna input for the built in Freeview HD digital TV Tuner
- Additional composite AV and S-Video on the side panel
- Headphone jack, and USB port on the side panel.
For the King of the Remote supporters, Samsung has redesigned
the remote to make it more user friendly, with less disruption to
current viewing when changing options.
The main control interface is a rotating jogger dial similar to
the click wheel used in early iPods. Even though there is a slight
delay, the extra sensitivity of the scroll wheel gives more gradual
control when tweaking picture settings.
This television has everything one can hope for in a flat panel
TV, and more. Its connectivity and multimedia content features go
far beyond other current TVs are capable of delivering.
- Resolution: 1080P
- 70,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
- 100Hz Refresh
- 4x HDMI inputs
- Component, S-Video, Composite inputs
- USB & Ethernet inputs
- Built in Freeview HD tuner
The LA40A750R1M delivers bright, crisp images with impressive contrast
levels. The finesse of the setting options make it possible to optimise
the picture to receive extremely accurate colours. Combine the picture
quality with the 100hz Motion Plus refresh and you have brilliantly
clear, smooth on screen action.
Even the slightly sluggish remote cannot dampen the wow factor
on this masterpiece.
Check availability of the Samsung
LA40A750R1M on Amazon.com
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