Samsung UN46D6500 Review
46" 1080p LED TV
Picture and Viewing Features
The UN46D6500 uses a 1080p, 240Hz LCD panel with LED edge lighting, the edge lighting is capable of local dimming for increased contrast in dark scenes and better contrast than LED or LCD televisions with constant back lighting.
These Samsung LED panels can get very bright and they produce rich, saturated color. Sometimes the colors can appear oversaturuated but many viewers like that look and broadcast and cable networks comply by oversaturating their content. Color leap off the screen but if you desire more realistic color you can use the wide variety of picture controls to tone down the appearace to one more suitable for your viewing.
The UN46D6500 has a thin, 1 inch black bezel frame that is surrounded by a .3" clear acryllic strip. Samsung's entire 2011 line of LED TVs look fantastic and the D6500 is no exception.
Internet Applications and Connectivity
The UN46D6500 is equipped with Smart Hub, benefits of the SmartHub are 200 Apps of Internet Apps, Premium Apps include Netflix, Hulu, NBA.com, Skype, Twitter and about 10 more. A new addition to SmartHub (Internet Apps) is the foreign language area such as French Cinema. SmartHub uses open source through its own Samsung platform so Apps are being added at a rapid pace. There are also lots of new childrens games coming online. The benefit of the Internet connectivity Apps is becoming much more pronounced in 2011.
SmartHub is a very well designed Internet App services provider that lays out the channels in a intuitive manner into categories such as sports, news, video, games, lifestyle.
Samsung's lowest end LED TV to have the new SmartHub Internet connection is the D6500 series.
- Samsung Apps: Samsung was the first to offer an HDTV app store similar to the ones you find on today's smartphones. There is plenty of free content like YouTube, Pandora, streaming media and social media content and there is also premium content that varies in price but is for the most part cheap.
- Your Video: Based on what content you watch this area of the Smart Hub will suggest content you may enjoy based on your viewing habits.
- Search All: Search your TV, any DLNA connected devices and even networked PCs all at the same time. Quickly find the content you are looking for
The D6500 has plenty of connection options, plenty of HDMI 1.4 inputs, analog component and composite video and for the first time Samsung is including built in WiFi in a television.
- 46" Screen
- LED Edge Lighting
- 120Hz Automotion Plus
- Touch of Color Bezel
- Energy Star 4.0