Samsung UN55B7000 LCD HDTV First Impressions Review
It's hard to draw too many conclusions from our limited hands on at CES, the signs for the UN55B7000 look good.
Controls, Menu & Remote
The remote for the UN55B7000 was not available for examination. Perhaps Samsung were afraid that we would go on a rampage, turning off displays all over their stand. We would not do that, of course, but the remotes we've seen on previous Samsung models have been pretty good, with big buttons and a comfortable feel in the hand.
The controls on the display are located at the bottom right corner. There are 6 touch controls, which are only visible if you touch the panel; otherwise, the lights fade out so they don't detract from the look of the display. Again, the controls on Samsung's display units were disabled in case someone went in and switched over to CNN, but we found similar controls on other models to be slightly irritating; you need a firm touch to trigger the control. But we'd expect that most people will use the remote control for most things, so that's not likely to be a huge problem.
We were not able to get access to the on-screen menus of the UN55B7000, but a brief glimpse that we got when someone was setting up the screen showed a straightforward tabbed interface that looked much like the layout on previous models, such as the LN46A750 that we reviewed here.
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