The rocketing price of 3d TV’s can be controlled and made economical by re-engineering the internal electronics with low-priced, yet workable technology. Many top brands design cheap 3dtvs that gain good commercial recognition, since the quality is also not compromised. Samsung 46″ C750 3D LCD TV finds its way in many homes because of its affordability. This is achieved by using the CCFL lit LCD technology. Indeed, it has gained good attention in the recent years and are largely preferred than the plasma technology. Nevertheless, certain shortcomings such as the black level response, adjusting the brightness jumps ought to be considered while purchasing the CCFL LCD model. The review discuss as how well Samsung 46” C750 3D LCD TV handles the viewing experience.
Samsung LE46C750R2K is designed by blending the hyper engine and Super 3C realisation, which creates a realistic effect. Enabled with Allshare and Internet TV features, it is been made highly interactive. The user-interface and slots are simple and easy to use. The in-depth features are discussed further.
Unlike the completely sleek model, this Samsung 46-inch LE46C750 3D LCD TV is rather protruded in the rear, yet it doesn’t fail to create the aesthetic appeal. The screen is based on the ultra clear panel model. The screen as discussed earlier is constructed based on the CCFL LCD type. It ensures that the reflection is controlled and the contrast level is increased. An inherent advantage of the CCFL LCD technology is the consistent light level, whereas LED lit LCD struggles in this area. Unique screen brightness propagates the reproduction of good colour levels. However, limitation with the CCFL-LCD is the average black level response. Take for an example, movies such as Batman renders unconvincing black levels and looks rather grey and cloudy. The reason can be attributed to the technology itself, because the CCFL-LCD’s entire arrangement of liquid crystal pixel is illuminated from one light source. On the brighter side, minor arrangements such as turning off the screen to listen to music add good customer experience. The touch sensitive features are good and merge seamlessly with the television’s design. But a fewer section of the people complain the touch based control cannot be understood completely and it does not pose the traditional on/off button. Hence, if the user does not turn the mains off, it would be put in the standby mode. The foot stand is chrome finish and makes the 3d tv more noticeable. The screen layout is made simple by eliminating massive borders; even the speakers are located facing in the downward direction.
The 3D glass needs to be purchased online from Samsung and is not supplied with the 3d tv. The 3D glass is light weighted and stylish. It can be wrapped in a cloth pouch, and is comfortable to be worn. Besides, it is better when compared to the bit chunkier glasses from Sony. It is sturdy, but the life depends on handling it properly. 3D glass renders a good performance even in the extreme viewing angle. Despite some feedback related to the power switch, the 3D glass has a good battery life. The ambiguity related to the power switch is felt because, once turned on it blinks red and the user gets a confused feeling as whether the battery is turned off properly or not. Nevertheless the glasses automatically switch off after an inactive period of three minutes. However, some LED mechanism to convey the glass is turned off would solve the concern. Synchronisation issues with the television can be combated by fixing electrical tape over the sensor. Overall, using the 3D glass is relatively new and familiarity makes it more usable. The level of 3D performance varies with the broadcasters and the 3D television concepts are not very flexible to control the performance difference.
The remote control resembles to that of the any ordinary television and hence it renders good user- interface. The buttons are arranged in a logical manner and even is provided with the remote control illumination switch. Despite, its short glowing duration, it is beneficial while watching the television in the dark. There are many one stop buttons to access the features; however there is no visible short cut to access the 3D content, instead one must maneuver it through the media button. Moreover, the size of the remote control is quite narrow and hence should struggle a bit to bring better clarity while accessing the channels, especially in the Freeview USB recordings the titles go awry. Samsung could have incorporated the information regarding the programmes while surfing the channels, this happens automatically in Sony and Toshiba sets, whereas for Samsung 46″ C750 3D LCD TV, the information ought to be extracted by hitting the info button.
Slots and Connectivity in LE46C750
The slots and connectivity is retained the same as seen in most of the latest models. The USB slots are good and one can watch the content directly from it, and the television even allows the user to control the scenes similar to that of Sky+. Wired and wireless internet connection is possible. One of the shortcomings noted with respect to connectivity is with the PVR. It activates while connecting to hard drive. Though the function works fine, there is abrupt sound deviation and escalates even to 67 and is brought back to the audible level by pressing the volume control for a few seconds. In addition to this, the television while recoding permits only channels to be watched and not the content from the hard drive. To do so, one has to stop the PVR drive.
The user interface exceeds expectations considering the price of the set. The picture settings are rather good with the colour management system, sharpness booster and the gamma adjustment. However, incrementing the contrast and sharpness to the maximum level hampers the viewing experience and deteriorate the image quality. Furthermore, the 3D TV offers useful adjustments such as the judder and blur reduction. The picture adjustments are to be adjusted for varying source, but the consoling fact is that the LE46C750 46″ 3D TV recollects and displays the same changes keyed in earlier. Hence the calibration needs to be performed only once. The motion plus offers settings such as the standard, smooth, custom, demo. The main application of these settings is that it controls drag from fast scenes by pepping faster movement. The standard setting does not show appreciable difference but the higher setting limit creates much smoother transition, but the extreme setting limit, the motion plus paces hard to deliver the best results. It leaves a blocky disturbance even if it is for a fraction of seconds.
The television can handle the picture settings quite well and even if it is left unconfigured with all the extra in-depth menu settings; it still gives out a good picture quality. The channel surfing for the preferred programmes is made easier with the Electronic Programme guide. Depending on the country, the service varies, but it can broadcast programmes available for the next 24 hours. The tool is flexible and gives greater viewing experience for the user.
Internet TV connects the television to the web but only with limited supply of applications what Samsung dishes out. The internet apps such as the ilovefilm are a good one and the user can watch great deal of movies. Youtube functionality is also present. Samsung apps have content in various fields such as the sports, game and lifestyle. Since the application is relatively new, varieties are limited and one can expect better numbers in the upcoming models. Availability of BBC iPlayer is highly appreciated as a value addition to the pack.
400 clear motion rate
The action sequences and sports look livelier with smooth gradation. The Samsung 46” C750 3D LCD TV has one of the best engineered chipset, and enhanced back light technology, proving 400fps motion outcome. Owing to this, the motion performance is nearly eight times enhanced than the other conventional television technology.
The Anynet+ enables the user to control all Samsung devices under one remote control. The set up process is uncomplicated. It is possible to swap between devices while using the function. But at the same time, once any device is selected it cannot be cancelled and takes almost two minutes to appear. The response time should have been made faster. Anynet+ has certain limitations and not flexible enough to access the recording through Source button. Multiple recording Samsung devices can be connected to record favourite programmes, but stops recording when Auto Turn off is chosen.
Allshare connects network compatible devices such as mobile phones, USB, computer with the television. Using the Allshare function, one can view the incoming calls, view the pictures and videos, and listen to music directly from the television. Once the set-up process is done, any text coming to the mobile phone can be viewed directly on the TV as notifications through the alarm window. The user can allow or deny any incoming content from the mobile phone. It is possible to block text arriving from unknown numbers via the TV. Functions such as the screen share are good, as it allows the user to access various contents stored in the mobile phone.
The Teletext feature can be accessed and managed using various buttons available on the remote controller. Many functions such as storing, changing the size, sub page can be accessed. The fastext system incorporated by a broadcaster is differentiated by colour coding mechanism. It can also reveal hidden answers by just pressing remote control, and comes handy while playing quiz etc.
The Samsung LE46C750 TV performs quite well, and the brightness is impressive. Owing to the CCFL technology, sometimes one would feel it is rather very bright and it is attempting to bring near to real perfection, which can be annoying for the eyes especially. The colour difference is amazing except for pretty darker blacks. The motion plus improves the hurdle of handling rapidly moving objects without losing the resolution. At the same time, optimal setting is highly preferred as deviation from the Clear to Standard setting in the motion plus can trigger undesirable flickering effects. These are noticeable ones too. The viewing angle is limited as the contrast drops significantly if viewed from 40 degree angle or more. It is because the light is emitted from one light source to illuminate the liquid crystals. The limited light supply means only lesser angle of dispersion to be expected. Hence the content compromises in the contrast and the colour when viewed from such angles. Though it is an inherent problem of the technology itself, Samsung could try to overcome in the future models. This would arise as a disturbance only when there are more viewers scattered in a room or some different geometrical room measurements. The colour quality is not deteriorated in the standard definition mode, which Samsung has tactfully avoided from the lessons learnt in the previous models. The upscale from the SD to HD is good with wisely checking the image noise and allowing abundant details to flow through naturally.
The 3D performance looks good and as per the user manual it reckons an effective wide angle of 100 degrees. However the effect is better at still wider angle, but it requires a warm up time of 15 minutes or so to get this set-up. Unless otherwise used directly, double image effect is produced. To attain a good 3D stability, warm up time is essential. The 3D colours are subtle but look pleasing. Sports like rugby looks phenomenal with saturated depth. Though there is minimal crosstalk and flickering effect in the 3D, the extent varies with the service provider. The 2D to 3D conversion is smooth. All in all, the 3D performance is worth for the cost price of the Samsung 46” C750 3D LCD TV when compared to other expensive models.
The sound quality is good. It has good energy and sort of rounded tone better than the quality expected from slim LED models. It can create good loud noise especially while watching in theatre modes. However, the volume change from one level to another seems rather unpredictable.
The TV comes with one year warranty of parts and labour
Most of the 3dtvs available in the market are expensive but if sold under a lower profit margin, the quality is compromised. However, this one is affordable and providing decent 3D experience. The technology used, viz CCFL LCD have a few cons, but Samsung has tactfully dealt in minimising it and maximizing the viewing experience. In addition to this, the power consumption is relatively half when compared to that of plasma models. To summarise, it is good deal and economically viable model.
Samsung LE46C750 3D Television – Technical Specification Table
|Model Name||46″ C750 3D LCD TV|
|Dimension (W x D x H)||1119.1 x 679.4 x 80.3mm|
|Screen Size||46 inch|
|Screen type||Ultra Clear Panel|
|Quad Stand||four legs|
|Display Resolution||1920 *1080|
|Digital Noise filter||Yes|
|Input and Output||Scart, USB,HDMI*4, RF in, CI, DVI Audio In,
PC Audio In, Ethernet
|Power Supply (AC)||100-240V|
|Accessories||Remote Control, Vesa wall mount, power cord,
user manual and Batteries
|Speakers||Dolby Digital Plus|
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011