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Ive been hear before, in fact this almost the same Samsung I bought a couple of years ago the only difference been is that this is a slightly lower spec model (400 vs 450 so fewer connections) and its this years D reg model were as the Samsung i bought previously is an A reg, quite useful of Samsung to use car reg notation to identity witch years model your buying.
so whats changed since 2007? well not a whole lot, so ill go over whats changed then write the rest of the review as normal. well the user interface is definitely jazzed up with semi transparent menus and nice blue gradients. you now have the capability to watch videos from a usb stick, witch is not a feature ive tested out yet but i will in the fullness of time and ill update it on here. also it uses less power and offers more energy saving options. otherwise the picture is fairly similar.
for those of a more technical persuasion you will be aware that Samsung have something of a panel lottery and Ive found out that mine has a not to shabby AUO panel
specification and features CCFL back-lighting, auo, smo or s-pva panel HD ready (1366x768) free-view 2x hdmi 1 scart 1 aerial socket headphone socket USB socket fixed base.
its fairly easy you get the base a bracket and some screws, all you need is a Philips screwdriver and the supplied instructions, turn it on and all you have to do is lightly touch the almost invisible power button on the bottom right of the of the TV.
the good. Contrast is much improved, having the TV set to cinema mode (witch is the best setting for most TV`s) produced a reasonably punchy picture, the blacks are fairly deep with no back-light bleed. also noise reduction is quite good if left on auto. knock down the sharpness and turn edge enhancement on and you get a reasonably clean picture.
the bad I don't know what it is about the Samsung 4 series TV`s but the colors are always little off with reds having a slightly pinkish hue and blues been slightly turquoise. also there's definably some motion blur going on.. not great for fast moving sports I`m afraid.
Sound Not been a LED telly it has reasonable sized speakers, so it dosent suffer from tinny sound. the sound quality is fairly good but especially so
features and ease of use The TV is fairly limited in terms of connections, you get 2 HDMI sockets a USB port, scart, headphone and Ariel socket. the USB port can be used to watch media such as photos and video you copied from your computer.
the remote is fairly easy to navigate, me thinks that they could do more with less buttons, but the onscreen prompts make it fairly easy to use, oh which brings me to one more feature, the interactive e-manual that's built in to the tv. with means that you never have to go routing for it again if your stuck!
I wouldn't recommend it for sports and you could get a better picture if you pay a little extra for a lg or Panasonic. HOWEVER its currently at £219 at richer sounds so if your looking for a cheap 32in telly from a big name and you don't want anything to fancy then this is the one for you. If you went elsewhere you will end up paying more for a lower quality make