Samsung UN60D7000 Review
Model: Samsung UN60D7000
Description: 60" 1080p LED Backlit LCD Television with 3D (super thin)
Included: Table Top Stand, 2 Pair 3D Glasses
Reviewer: Robert Wiley and Jack Burden
Date: Late Summer 2011
HD Picture Quality: 9/10 (post calibration)
An HD shot of a volcanic scene from Maui, Hawii shows of the UND7000's brightness, depth and color reproduction.
The picture depth of this TV is one of the best we have tested due in part to the effective Ultra Clear Panel. The UND7000 is a good as a plasma TV in this area. Some of the 2D programming actually looks a little bit 3D which makes the picture come to life.
Light Uniformity Issues: Some TV reviewers write about the edge-lit light uniformity issues associated with LED-LCD TVs and even this model. The issue is present and much more obvious at side angles at the right and left edges of the screen. And it's also much more obvious when turning up the backlight. From front and center with the proper backlight setting, we do not see it as much of an problem.
3D TV Glasses: The model is one of Samsung's newest (SSG-3300GR). Unlike some, these glasses are rechargeable using the included USB connection cables. The glasses are light and comfortable but as mentioned above do produce some glare off the sides of the lenses. Samsung includes 2 pair of 3D glasses in the box. Costs for extra sets will run you approximately $79.
3D Glasses charging via USB cable connected to the TV.
3D picture performance was also very good. The only drawbacks were some glare from the insides of the 3D glasses and tired eyes when viewing some material. We did not note any flashing, flicker, crosstalk, or bottom corner blurring – all problems experienced with last year's Samsung 3D TVs.
SD Picture Quality: 9/10 (post calibration)
A very bright clear pic from the 480i version DVD of Seabiscuit shows the excellent up-conversion of the UN55D7000.
The up-conversion during Standard definition programming is very good. There is plenty of detail and edges of images were sharp from lower resolution signals.
Audio Output: Unlike most very slim LED-LCD TVs the D7000's 15 X 15 watt speakers performed solidly. Voice is well separated and clear and volume was sufficient to fill a large room. Overall sound is just well separated and there is also ample bass which is especially surprising considering the speaker housing size. The D7000 also has a Auto Volume leveler for to help reduce those annoying advertising volume increases.
Extra Features: The UND7000 comes set with loaded with many of Samsung's top features such as 3D compatibility, Smart Hub Internet TV options, 240Hz processing, Micro-Dimming, and their most up to date design. The Clear Motion Rate (CMR) 720 feature is really just a hyped specification to try to convey a high Hz processing equivalent speed for fast motion images. We found some settings for the Auto Motion Plus (240Hz) processing feature we feel good about below. It's important to get this adjustment right on the UND7000. Media Play: Use this feature connected through USB to keep picture and video files.
Samsung's Smart Hub options menu
Internet Connectivity: The Samsung UND7000 includes built in Wifi, so it's nice not to have to purchase an extra Wifi dongle. Samsung's Smart Hub or Smart TV has has a pretty thorough offering of Internet TV options, but the UND7000 does not have a built in web browser for search. Samsung's Smart TV or Smart Hub features the usual suspects Netflix, Vudu, Rovi, Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Hulu Plus, and a ton of little Apps that cost between .99 and $2.99. Skype is an available option on the UND7000 with an optional camera (CY-S7C1100-ZA) for $169.
Value Rating: 8.5/10
The UN55D7000 has a good host of features including built in Wifi, 3D, a top design, exceptional picture quality features and Samsung's Smart Hub Internet choices. It does not have a web browser. It sells for around $2399 from authorized Internet retailers. Competition is from LG's passive 3D 55LW5600, the Sony XBR55HX909, and the Sharp's LC-52LE835U. Also don't forget Samsung's PN59D7000 plasma.
Overall Rating: 8.75/10
See the complete Samsung UN60D7000 Picture Settings and Calibration Results.
- Screen Size: 60" (60" diagonal)
- Aspect ratio: 16:9, 1920 x 1080p
- Progressive features: micro-dimming LED, DLNA, 3D, Samsung SmartTV
- Inputs: 4 HDMI v.1.4 (best audio/video connection) / 3 USB 2.0 / PC input / component video / composite video / component audio / optical digital audio / PC audio
- Audio enhancement: Dolby Digital Plus / SRS TheatreSound HD
- Built-in speakers: 10W x 2
- Mounting options: swivel pedestal stand / wall-mountable
- Remote control: QWERTY remote (unit not included in box; redemption voucher included instead)
- 3D capable (requires 3D glasses, sold separately)
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- DLNA compatible
- Samsung SmartTV apps, media hub, and web browser
- ConnectShare USB
- Skype on Samsung TV
- Ultra Clear Panel
- Wide Color Enhancer Plus
- Eco Sensor
- AutoMotion Plus 240Hz with Clear Motion Rate
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