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Samsung LN46C530F1F LCD HDTV Review

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A TV of modest ambitions, and we reward its humility. It just displays a picture... and it does that pretty well.

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Internet Features

The Samsung LN46C530 has no internet connectivity or ability to connect to a DLNA home theater network. Sorry. For that, you'll need to upgrade to a slightly more expensive Samsung.

Local Media Playback

The Samsung LN46C530 can play back photos from a USB mass storage device or a standard hard drive with a USB connection. When you first plug in a device, you'll get a little prompt asking if you want to view the device. If you select yes, you'll see the screen pictured below. As you can see, you first need to select the media type.

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Select photos, and all the readable photos appear as thumbnails. You can view pictures one at a time or create slideshows, and even add music files that are located on the same device.

Local Media Playback 1 Photo
Plenty of options for viewing photos

The music and video playback is similar to the photo playback interface described above. For a complete list of compatible file types, read the manual. You can create playlists, and there are multiple ways to sort.

Local Media Playback 2 Photo
Music files aren't as easy to sort as iTunes, but it's pretty good

Other Media

The Samsung LN46C530 does not play any other type of media.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity
  9. Audio & Menus
  10. Multimedia & Internet
  11. Power Consumption
  12. Toshiba 40G300U Comparison
  13. Samsung PN50C550 Comparison
  14. Sony Bravia KDL-40EX400 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
  16. Series Comparison
  17. Photo Gallery
  18. Ratings & Specs
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