Manufacturer: Samsung Part number: UN46EH6000
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CNET editors' review
price range: $907.97 - $979.00
- Reviewed by: David Katzmaier
- Reviewed on: 06/08/2012
The good: The Samsung UNEH6000 series costs less than some other TVs that use LED backlights. Its color accuracy, video processing, and bright-room picture are very good, and it has better screen uniformity than many edge-lit LED models. I liked the thin frame around the screen, and didn't mind the cabinet's extra thickness.
The bad: Lighter black levels hamper the EH6000's picture quality compared with many TVs, including less expensive models. Its connectivity suite is anemic with just two HDMI inputs, and at this price numerous TVs offer apps and Smart TV functions that this Samsung doesn't.
The bottom line: Although it's cheaper than Samsung's ultrathin edge-lit models, the EH6000 series's value proposition is hurt by mediocre picture quality.
Excellent "Basic" Television!
by HHPalmer on May 9, 2012
Pros: Picture is nice and sharp, color is absolutely amazing,
Sound is pretty good,
Front bezel is thin,
Backlit remote control.
Cons: Only has 2 HDMI ports.
Summary: The EH6000 is a "basic" television that, simply, fits a need. It is a television that doesn't pretend to be anything else. I don't really need it to ...
Summary: The EH6000 is a "basic" television that, simply, fits a need. It is a television that doesn't pretend to be anything else. I don't really need it to be anything else, either. It certainly is my television, but I mostly use it as a monitor for my PC and consoles. It does a wonderful job for what I need it for, and that's the key. My consoles and PC do everything I'd want a "smart" television for anyway. I also have no need or desire for 3D. At this point in time, there are few panels that give the true theater experience, and they are all well outside of my price range.
The picture is nice and sharp. Out of the box, it was set to "dynamic" color mode which I found so bright it washed out the picture. I set it to "standard" color mode, and it fits my environment just fine. If I upgrade from my yellow light bulbs to white, I may change my color settings. I haven't tried the "game" color mode yet; though, "standard" seems to work fine for the range of games I've tried on Steam, Origin, and my consoles.
It took some trial and error to find the right fit for my PC's graphics settings, but I expected as much. However, I was pleased once everything was set up and running. I was immediately impressed with the LED back-lighting. It is, by far, superior to standard LCD panels. I never realized just how dim my previous television, also a Samsung, was until I turned down the brightness settings in ALL my games. The environments really pop, and they don't feel over-saturated with "forced" brightness.
I didn't see it in the description at the time, but I was pleasantly pleased to see the audio outputs on the back. Yes, I used plural. It has optical, which I was expecting, and analog three-conductor phone (aka: headphone, stereo eighth-inch). I wish it was analog stereo phono (aka: RCA) instead, but I can live with it.
With all this praise, one might think there were no drawbacks to reduce the overall star rating. Sadly, Samsung left one, glaring omission. It's not enough to return the television and shell out extra cash for a higher-end Samsung, but it is something to complain about. It only has 2 HDMI ports. Yes, it is in the description. I realized what I was buying when I purchased the television, but I really wish Samsung had included more HDMI ports. All of their 3D televisions that I looked at had 4 HDMI ports. Why? Why? Why?! Most consumers have more than two HDMI devices, and switches can cause a degradation in signal quality.
Oh also, the product description states the EH6000 has one component and one composite input. The statement is a bit misleading. There is one component/composite input. That's right. You can use it as EITHER component or composite. It doesn't bother me, but other buyers may wish to be made aware.
As a note, I have no way of testing the tuner. I live outside of off-the-air broadcast range, so there is no way, at this time, to properly test this function. In the past however, Samsung has built in excellent over-the-air tuners.
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Hope this review is helpful.
8 out of 9 users found this user opinion helpful.
Sometimes...Not BEING a Smart TV... is The SMART TV.
by mariafuller on June 3, 2012
Pros: Aesthetically gorgeous. Solid hand shake between TV and receiver. Surprisingly good speakers. Colors are vibrant, actual and true. The picture can appear to look 3D. Nice backlit remote with sleep button. Not Edgelit and no ARC channel. Yea!
Cons: I had a dickens of a time tweaking this set. Intially, it gave off a bright, 'reality' type look. My circle of people thought that this was a cool thing. However, I hated it with a passion and spent the last two weeks trying to get rid of it.
Summary: My Tweaks:
My goal all along was to get the clearest, most stunning picture that the set had to offer without comprising the beautiful blacks, nor the brilliant colors, nor ...
Summary: My Tweaks:
My goal all along was to get the clearest, most stunning picture that the set had to offer without comprising the beautiful blacks, nor the brilliant colors, nor the outstanding 3D like effects you can sometimes perceive, all while never having to change the settings between channels or sources, no matter what the lighting of the room may be. I believe that I succeeded in this endeavor.
Using the `Standard' viewing mode settings for everything, I made the following changes. Under the `Picture' setting, I changed the contrast from `100' to `85'. Under the `Advance Settings', I set the `color space' to `native' the Dynamic Contrast to `medium' the Black Tone to' Dark' and turned the motion lighting `Off". Under `Picture Options', I have the color tone at' standard', digital noise filter at `auto', HDMI Black level at `Low', Film Mode at `Auto', Auto Motion Plus at `Clear', and turned the LED Motion Plus to `Off'.
These changes made all the difference in the world and now there is uniformity between all of the source material as I channel surf and play my beloved Blu Ray movies. Movies, be it Blu Ray or cable broadcast movies , as well as primetime cable shows and cable news, all look the way they were intended and at their best.
In my quest to find the best TV for the money, I've discovered that most of today's LED TV's are challenged with the aforementioned "soap opera' effect. In a way, it's understandable. Networks broadcast their shows using a multitude of lighting choices. That alone can be problematic. Add to that the commercials that are broadcast in a non-HD format and then throw in the desire for TV makers to make TV panels super thin and you get too many options for your backlight to choose from. All I know for sure is that I love the fact that, with this TV, Samsung chose to put the backlights across the whole of the back of the TV and not around the edges. Also, please know that, in my opinion, this TV is easily thin enough, takes up surprisingly little space and has the audacity to look beautiful.
I actually HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TV and think that it is a fantastic TV and it is being offered at a fantastic price. YOU JUST GOT TO TWEAK IT. I'm also writing it so that the next person doesn't become discouraged and want to immediately send it back. They would be making a HUGE mistake. I was about to return it myself because of that crazy REALITY look that it had on certain stations and formats. To my mind, my initial tweaking should have done the trick and solved the lighting problem. It is, after all, my fourth owned HDTV, one being a Sony XBR full array set, so I'm no stranger to tweaking.
The changes I eventually made was just counter-intuitive as first choice changes, hence, it took me two weeks to get it right. I don't have a college degree, but it seems to me that, if it took me two weeks to tweak the TV, Samsung could have, and should have; done it themselves before they put it out on the shelves. They know, or at least they should know, about the various swings regarding lighting amongst the various media sources. It just shouldn't be rocket science.
7 out of 8 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: Samsung
- Part number: UN46EH6000
- Description: Clear Motion Rate was developed to accurately measure how well a LCD or LED TV can depict fast-moving images. Previously, motion-clarity was calculated by the frame refresh rate alone. But CMR offers a more complete measure by calculating 3 factors: frame refresh rate, image processor speed and backlight technology. Wide Color Enhancer Plus allows you to see picture color the way the director originally intended. Witness the entire RGB spectrum brought to life on your screen to bring you exceptionally vibrant, yet natural-looking images faithful to the director's original intent. The unique Eco light sensor measures the intensity of the room's light and automatically calibrates the brightness of the image on the screen. In a sun-filled environment, the screen gets brighter and in dim surroundings, the intensity is reduced. This feature optimizes the viewing experience while also saving you energy.
- TV type LED-LCD
- Screen size 46 in
- Color Black
- TV features SRS TheaterSound HD,
Down Firing + Full Range speaker,
Wide Color Enhancer Plus,
Auto volume leveler
- Technology LED-LCD
- Backlight technology LED Backlight technology
- Backlight type (LED) Full array
- Native resolution 1920 x 1080
- Resolution 1080p
- Dynamic contrast ratio 5000000:1
- Refresh rate 120 Hz
- Motion Enhancement Technology 240 Hz Clear Motion Rate
- Progressive Scan Progressive scanning (line doubling)
- Widescreen Widescreen
- TV tuner presence Yes
- Digital TV tuner ATSC,
- Speaker(s) 2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
- Surround mode Yes
- Sound effects SRS TheaterSound HD
- Total output power 20 Watt
- HDMI ports qty 2
- Input/Output connections 2 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A),
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3),
1 x Digital audio input/output (optical),
1 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A),
1 x Audio line-out (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
- Video interface HDMI,
- Closed captioning Yes
- V-chip control Yes
- Type Standard remote control
- Service & support 1 year warranty
- Service & support details Limited warranty - Parts and labor - 1 year
- Power device Power supply
- Power consumption operational 50 Watt
- Power consumption stand by / sleep 0.3 Watt
- ENERGY STAR version 5.3
Dimensions & Weight
- Dimensions (WxDxH) 41.7 in x 3.7 in x 24.8 in - Without stand
- Weight 26.2 lbs
Dimensions & Weight (Shipping)
- Width 50 in
- Depth 6.5 in
- Height 28.5 in
- Weight 35.9 lbs
- ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
- Greenpeace policy rating (Nov 2011) 4.1
- Greenpeace policy rating (Nov 2012) 4.2
EPA Energy Star
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