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Samsung UN46B7100 LED LCD HDTV Review

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Connectivity

Connectivity Summary
Editorial Note: This is a review of the Samsung UN46B7100. Test results are for this model, but should indicate the general performance of other sizes in the Samsung 7 series. The Samsung 7 series also includes the UN40B7000 and the UN55B7000.  Read here for more details on series differences.
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Input Ports*(4.0)*


Due to its design, the UN46B7100 is a bit sparse on the ports. It has 4 HDMIs, a set of component video inputs, a VGA in, an analog audio in, and a 3.5mm audio in.

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Output Ports*(2.0)*


The TV has two output ports: analog audio and digital audio.

 

Other Connections*(4.0)*


The UN46B7100 has an Ex-link port and a LAN port. The Ex-link will help you connect other devices to the TV and the LAN port grants you the magic of internet connectivity.

 

Media*(2.0)*


The TV also has two USB ports, which will allow you to view media from a USB device.

 

Placement*(5.5)*


The TVs design doesn't leave a lot of space for ports, is is the downside of an otherwise awesome TV design. The port placement is kind of awkward, jutting out at an angle

Other Models in the Samsung 7 Series
This is a review of the Samsung UN46B7100. The other sizes of HDTVs in this series should be similar in terms of performance and usability. For details about any differences, click on the image to jump to the Series Comparison page.
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UN40B7000 40 inches UN55B7000 55 inches
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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Samsung UN46B6000
  14. Vs Vizio SV470XVT
  15. Vs Panasonic TC-P42S1
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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