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.

Google Maps

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

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

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


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