I get annoyed at the branding of these new “LED” TV’s – they are not fundamentally new technology, they are simply LCD screens lit up via LEDs.
However it’s branded, it is brilliant!
- It is so extremely vibrant and bright that it makes our Panasonic LCD look very dull.
- It only uses <0.1 Watt while on stand-by. So efficient that there's not even a proper "off" button.
- It “Powers up” really fast. There is a picture on the screen about 8 seconds after pressing the Power button on the remote.
- It’s got a good resolution (1080p).
- It’s thin (but, who cares unless you wall mount it?)
- There’s no HDMI button on the remote – to select HDMI 1 for example you need to press 5 buttons (Source, Down, Down, Down, Select). This is really annoying because I need to do it every time I turn the telly on.
- Don’t bother connecting it to the Internet – it’s boringly slow and it can’t download firmware updates.
- It’s not Wii friendly. It’s too thin for the Wii sensor bar to sit on top of the TV but it also can’t sit at the bottom of the TV because the black base is so shiny that it disperses the IR and makes it inaccurate.
- The sound volume doesn’t have enough different levels towards the quiet level.
Our TV came with a free Blu-ray player (Samsung BDP1600XEU). I don’t recommend this player. Blu-ray movies often freeze and it takes ages to connect and disconnect with the TV. If you pause the movie and switch to watching TV for even a few seconds, when you come back, you’ll find the movie stopped and your position lost.