Samsung UN46D6300 Review - Page 2
Samsung's Smart Hub.
Google Maps is a particularly fun and pleasing addition to the Internet Apps included in the D6300 called Smart TV or Smart Hub. The You Tube application defaults to full screen and HD if the video is HD which a very nice improvement. Hulu Plus, VUDU, ESPN, and of course Netflix and Amazon on Demand are present. Samsung's Smart TV Apps could be the most comprehensive we see this year among TV manufacturers. It has Apps for sale such as Pac Man and Workout videos that cost .99. News and other services include USA Today, AP, Home Shopping Network, and Accuweather. The Your Video feature is a portal for movie and video rental. It yielded lots of new release movies which are mainly availably through Vudu for $3.99 each.
Energy Consumption: The 46D6300 is energy efficient and has its Energy Star 3.0 rating. Estimated monthly power cost based on 5 hours of daily viewing and 130Watts is $2.85 per month.
Value Rating: 8/10
Price Considerations: At $1249 at online authorized merchants, this is a compelling mid range LED-backed LCD with excellent HD video quality, super thin design, the new Allshare feature, and lots of Internet Apps. Video quality wanes somewhat with non-HD signals and viewing angle contrast degradation and sound quality are concerns. Competition comes from the Sony KDL46EX620.
Overall Rating: 8/10
Calibration Notes: The Samsung UND6300 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.
D6000 Picture Settings
|Digital Noise Filter||OFF|
|MPEG Noise Filter||OFF|
|HDMI Black Level||LOW|
|Auto Motion Plus||OFF|
|LED Motion Plus||Off|
|10p White Balance||ON|
10p White Balance Settings
HQV Video Board Processing Tests
In overall processing tests the D6300 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)
- Resolution: Full HD 1080p
- Progressive features: 120Hz with Clear Motion Rate
- Inputs: 4 HDMI inputs (best video and audio) / 3 USB / component video / component audio / PC / Anynet (HDMI-CEC)
- Outputs: optical audio / component audio
- Audio enhancements: Dolby Digital Plus / SRS TheaterSound HD
- Built-in speakers: 10W x 2
- Mounting options: swivel stand (included) / wall-mountable
- Remote control included
- Ultra Slim Touch of Color design
- Samsung Smart TV
- UltraClear panel for natural skin tones, shadow detail, and vibrant color
- AllShare with DLNA networking
- ConnectShare movie
- Exceeds ENERGY STAR standards by up to 50%
- Eco Sensor
- Swivel stand
- Wide Color Enhancer Plus