Pros Picture is amazing. Color is great, image is vibrant and clear
Sound is very decent
Super slim beautiful TV
Easy menus and setup
Samsung Apps: pretty neat feature. Works great
Cons Slow loading up the apps
Summary Whoah, I really did my research on this one (I always do when I make huge investments into things that I plan on owning for a long time) and I am not disappointed!!! For those that don't know, LED TVs are arguably considered the best class of HDTVs (including LCD and plasma along with all of their variants) and this particular model I feel is really the best in its class (considering all things: quality of picture, pricing, features, and, in my humble opinion, size - I really didn't need anything larger than about 40-something inches for my purposes).
I'm going to go on a small side note: Some will argue that plasma has the best picture. However, LEDs have better picture at identical resolutions. I checked this model out on the floor at Best Buy along with two other (42") TVs that I was comparing, an LG LCD and a Panasonic plasma. The sales associate swore by plasma and couldn't even tell the obvious difference in contrast between the 42" and this model (the LED one was obviously better). I'm not going to patronize you on the pros and cons of each class of TV (although I could) but, all things considered, LED really is the best overall. Do your homework if you haven't.
Anyways, I noticed that some people whined about: 1) the sound, 2) the remote, 3) screen glare, 4) light leakage, or 5) whatever dud/lemon of a TV they got. I'm going to address these points with rebuttals in the following bullet points:
-1) In truth the sound is very decent (you're buying a stand-alone HDTV, what did you expect?) and most people may want to purchase a sound bar/system down the road. Plus there are multiple sound options that enhance and isolate individual parts of the sound that matter to you ("Clear Voice" is a good one sometimes).
-2) Hey, it's a REMOTE! Come on, people! Seriously though, the remote is intuitive enough and has some cool features (the menus are very simple and a joy to navigate once you get the hang of everything), like button back-lighting that you can toggle on and off with one glow-in-the-dark button. Plus the buttons have a good feel and good travel to them.
-3) Unless you keep the windows open and they're facing the TV, this is not really a huge issue at all - especially when the TV is actually ON!
-4) Here's where I think that I will acknowledge some peoples' pouting and concern; on the upper and lower right and left corner portions of the screen, and even upper-center (where the light is sourced from), I did notice some faint circular light leakage/blooming spots when watching a movie at night. It is minor but they are there. However, this is only noticed when the following conditions are met: you're watching in a super widescreen letterbox-format picture, it's night-time or the house lights are off, and the movie scene is a really dark one. I'm not certain if this is normal of LEDs or not. Either way, it is very minor, can easily be ignored, and is definitely not worth taking my TV back for. I'm already too happy with it as you might guess.
-One last initial worry of mine that I wanted to insert into this review is concerning the bezel/frame style. the outer edge is surrounded with an additional clear edge that contains an even smaller and extremely subtle clear red edge. Aesthetics are an important thing for me so looking at this model in the store was a MUST. However, the red edge along with the clear edge was virtually unnoticeable in the store. When you do look closely and see it you will notice how stylish it all really is. The frame is ultra thin, black gloss, and sits on a mostly-glass base. the shaft of the base mount is clear glass so the TV kind of seems like it's floating. I think that that was what the designers were going for.
There are a multitude of sound and video options in a very intuitive menu interface. I haven't utilized any of the Internet-accessing options yet. My main plan was to hook my laptop up to the HDMI port and do a lot with that. But here is where the TV really shines for me: the HDD USB port. If you have a USB flash drive/external hard drive then you can view photos, play music, and even watch movies straight off of it. Playing movies has no slow-down whatsoever. If you somehow acquire Blu-ray disc movie rips or whatever video file type/extension you have, chances are great that it will play them all with no problem. The TV has played almost every movie file type that I've thrown at it. I love the streamlined menu within the videos. You can't ask for anything better in this aspect. And HD videos all look glorious.
Lastly, some people complain about the "soap opera" effect that HDTVs can suffer from. I believe other brands sometimes call this feature "Trumotion", but for this line of TVs Samsung refers to it as "Auto Motion Plus". Thankfully, you have the option to turn this feature off if you'd like or change it to one of five other settings.
Well, I'm not sure what else to say.. I didn't need or want a 3D TV yet... But everyone that has come over to our place sees the screen resolution and picture quality and is always immediately impressed. I highly recommend this TV to anyone and before you will buy it, I suggest you have to check for best deal before you decide at: Lowest-pricing.info/Samsung-UN40D6000
At 40 inches, do yourself a favor and get it for the picture quality and unbeatable price for an LED class TV.
Pros current technology and internet connectivity
Cons need a separate wireless dongle.
Summary Since I paid a premium price for the newest tech I feel like I am entitled to some peace of mind, but I'm I am bothered by something. I rated this TV a 3 1/2 stars because the TV seems to be displaying an unusual picture quality. Either the picture is so clear, so precise, so sharp that it blows away my current 50" HD TV, or there is something wrong with the set that I can't seem to adjust correctly.
Here is the issue. When the TV is displaying picture from a high quality source i.e DVD, HD Cable, it seems almost to change the intended lighting of the production. The best way I can describe it is that is looks like the scene lighting found in Day Time Soaps, BBC productions, or pre-production film footage. The clarity is extremely good, but is it so good that I can almost say its "too good". Even my kids have commented on this.
Now I have played around with almost every conceivable menu option in an attempt to change this effect, but so far to no avail. I will be returning to Best Buy to see if I can get some more explanation. Weird.
If this 'lighting effect' is due to the revolutionary abilities of the TV and INDEPENDENCE DAY is now supposed to look like DAYS OF OUR LIVES, then I guess it deserves a 5 star rating, but for now I suspect that maybe something else is going on.
Pros PICTURE, picture, picture! Light weight, swivels, beautiful even when turned off, easy to use, easy to set up!
Cons Can't follow my shows as well, because we're too busy commenting on the unbelievable picture quality.
Summary I thought I had my model picked out based on what I'd researched online, but after going to the store and seeing them in action, none of them felt quite right. I asked the salesman to just tell me which one he thought was the absolute best picture quality of them all, and instead of taking me to something over $1,000, he led me to this beauty. As we stood in front of it and soaked it in, comparing it to everything around it, WOW we were SOLD! We thought we wanted bigger, but the 40" is plenty for our living room. Crazy easy to set up, super easy to function remote, no confusion or issues whatsoever. We couldn't be happier with our choice! Samsung is totally leading the industry, so we feel super confident with our purchase!
Pros Great picture quality and sound. Multiple USB and HDMI Output ports means I don't have to disconnect a device everytime
Cons Though it says Wireless internet equipped, you need to buy a wireless device which costs extract 50-80 bucks
Summary Overall its a awesome TV and would certainly recommend this to others