Samsung UA40C6900

The Samsung UA40C6900 is a 40-inch LED-edgelit LCD television which includes four HDMI inputs and IPTV and DLNA compatibility.


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vBulletxX
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vBulletxX posted a review   

The Good:Badass TV

The Bad:Nothing

EP!C

Savrox
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Savrox posted a review   

The Good:Excelent TV with loads of functions, internet works perfectly and all good to recommend

The Bad:Nothing to say as it got all need to a human

Escellent tv with a extra special stand to prove the excellece and the glamour of the style.
Wifi works well and the internet connectivity too is great. Good buy for the retail price....

NT
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NT posted a review   

The Good:Picture quality and contrast

The Bad:None

Decided on this TV after reading many reviews on the web and have not been disappointed. The picture is crystal clear and the build quality is very good. The remote is indeed biggish and not the prettiest but my 8yr old reckons it's easy to use, so there you go. Based on tips in this forum I too have changed the 'motion control' to clear and find that easier on the eye. Also, I had read about the stand not being very secure but I didn't find it too bad. Again, I have an 8yr old to think of and he can't tip the tv so all good from my pov.

Max
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Max posted a review   

OK - with no help from the user manual I have been playing around with the settings tonight and following on from the tip posted earlier by ultrapigulon have discovered that if I set the motion control to 'Off' or 'Clear' then the horrible (to my eyes) 'video effect' is gone! If I set the motion control to 'Standard' or 'Smooth' the effect comes back.

So now I have it set to 'Clear' mode which gives smooth movement while also looking like a nice, natural picture to me.

My rating for this TV now goes from a 6 to a 9! - it's fantastic! I can't give it a 10 unfortunately because of the completely useless user manual that comes with it.

Max
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Max posted a review   

Picked one of these up yesterday; this is my first flat screen, replacing my wonderful old Sony Trinitron CRT. I'm having quite a bit of trouble however adjusting to the 'look' of LCD HDTV, looks a lot to me like TV shows and my DVD's (direct input from my DVD player via HDMI) were all shot on hi-def video cameras rather than on film. Looking through the various blogs it seems I'm not the only one eh has had this problem, well I guess I just have to get used to the new way of seeing things, I'm sure it's fantastic for games, but I don't game so much. I wonder if anyone knows any settings to reduce this 'effect'. The manual that came with it is absolutely useless.

damez
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damez posted a review   

The Good:led, wifi, dlna, energy efficient, contrast

The Bad:new stand (4 chrome look legs) nowhere near as attractive as the rectangular glass stand of the previous model, imho..

Just put a deposit down and will be collecting this coming saturday. I have owned the ua40b6000 for 18 months or so and have been stoked with it, the 40c6900 is an evolution on that product with a better processing engine, internet at TV, all share dlna, wifi, ethernet and full media support. At $1670 (my price), this is the best bang for buck TV in the market right now. 3D does little for me, 3d content libraries need to grow and the technology needs to mature substantially; further reason that 2D is where it's at right now. Talk to me when 3D without glasses and from multiple viewing positions is a mature reality, then I'll jump. As for gaming with these tv's, I suspect the workaround as for ua40b6000 will be good (Taken from a forum ages ago):

Enabling [Game Mode] considerably reduces the input lag, but it prevents users from selecting WARM 2, which is needed to get close to the D65 standard.

This can be overcome by connecting the console to HDMI 1 (HDMI/DVI) and assigning the name “PC” via Name Edit.

Menu > Input > Edit Name > HDMI1/DVI > set it to PC.

Be advised that in [PC] and [Game Mode], MCFI (200/240Hz) cannot be enabled as the panel reverts to 60Hz, which may affect those who are highly sensitive to motion blur.

I employed this workaround with the 40b6000 and found input lag and motion to be very acceptable (casually competitive gamer). The downside with game mode is that the picture colour gamut and contrast really suffered. With the new hyper real engine in the c6900 series, it may be improved. Try the edit name workaround though as another option.

And lastly, I have to say that samsung has my undivided attention and loyalty right now... My galaxy s is brilliant, as are these tv's. match this up to a home wifi with network attached storage, and you have a completely arm chair controllable via phone all share dlna set up. Starts with S and ends in weet..


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User Reviews / Comments  Samsung UA40C6900

  • vBulletxX

    vBulletxX

    Rating10

    "EP!C"

  • Savrox

    Savrox

    Rating9

    "Escellent tv with a extra special stand to prove the excellece and the glamour of the style.
    Wifi works well and the internet connectivity too is great. Good buy for the retail price...."

  • NT

    NT

    Rating9

    "Decided on this TV after reading many reviews on the web and have not been disappointed. The picture is crystal clear and the build quality is very good. The remote is indeed biggish and not the pr..."

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