Samsung UN46D6000 Review - Page 2

Google Maps Internet App on the D6000

Value Rating: 8.5/10

Price Considerations: At $1250 at local retailers and as low as $1100 online from authorized Internet dealers, this is a compelling mid range LED-backed LCD with excellent HD video quality, super thin design, and lots of Internet Apps. Video quality wanes somewhat with non-HD signals and viewing angle contrast degradation is a concern. Competition comes from the Sony KDL46EX620.

Overall Rating: 8.25/10


D6000 Picture Settings

Picture Mode: Movie
Backlight 13
Constrast 90
Brightness 49
Sharpness 10
Color 49
Tint G51/R49

Picture Options

Color tone WARM2
Digital Noise Filter OFF
MPEG Noise Filter OFF
HDMI Black Level LOW
Film Mode OFF
Auto Motion Plus OFF

Advanced Settings

Black Tone OFF
Dynamic Contrast OFF
Shadow Detail 2
Fleshtone 0
Edge Enhancement OFF
Motion Lighting OFF
LED Motion Plus Off
10p White Balance ON

10p White Balance Settings

Interval Red Green Blue
1 -3 -1 -3
2 -4 -1 0
3 -3 1 1
4 -4 3 4
5 -6 4 6
6 -8 2 4
7 -8 4 6
8 -9 2 7
9 -7 3 4
10 -10 7 10

Calibration Notes: The Samsung UND6000 has a 10 point white balance control but lacks Hue, Saturation and Brightness controls for Color Gamut fine tuning. Gamma was nearly perfect right out of the box at 2.2. Calibration went smoothly and color saturation levels were much more controlled than last years model.

HQV Video Board Processing Tests

In overall processing tests the D6000 scored a Good rating. 8/10

With 480i Input

Jaggies 1: Pass - Very good result
Jaggies 2: Good, had slight flicker in botton bar

Motion Adaptive Noise Reduction: Pass
Film Detail Test Race Car/Stadium Seating: Pass .3 of a second before eliminating moire video noise.

Film based Pulldown tests (applicable to DVDs)
Cadence 2-2 30fps: Pass
Cadence 3-2 24fps: Pass
Cadence 2-2-2-4: Pass
Cadence 2-3-3-2: Pass
Cadence 3-2: Pass
Very good results with the cadence tests. The 120Hz judder control cannot be turned off.

Mixed 3:2 Film with Added Video Titles: Pass

With 1080p HD Input

Jaggies 1: Pass - very good.
Jaggies 2: Pass

Video Resolution Loss Test: Pass - Good result
Film Resolution Loss Test: Pass, one of the best results we've seen with superb HD processing conversion of film

HD Background: Average
Stadium Seating Test with Moire: Pass


  • Screen size: 46" (45.9" diagonal)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9, 1920 x 1080
  • Progressive features: 120Hz with Clear Motion Rate
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI inputs (best video and audio) / 3 USB / component video / component audio / PC / antenna / ethernet
  • Outputs: optical audio / component audio
  • Audio enhancements: Dolby Digital Plus / SRS TheaterSound HD
  • Built-in speakers: 10W x 2
  • Mounting options: pedestal stand (included) / wall-mountable
  • Remote control included
  • AllShare with DLNA networking
  • Samsung SmartTV
  • ConnectShare movie
  • UltraClear panel for natural skin tones, shadow detail, and vibrant color
  • Wide Color Enhancer plus
  • Swivel stand
  • Exceeds ENERGY STAR standards by up to 50%
  • Eco Sensor
  • Dimensions: 42.9" W x 25.9" H x 1.2" D (w/out stand) / 42.9" W x 28.1" H x 10.8" (w/stand)
  • Weight: 29.8 lbs (w/out stand) / 37.7 lbs (w/stand)


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