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Samsung UN46ES6580F Smart 3D LCD LED HDTV Review

A sister model to the 6500 series, it comes standard with a Samsung USB webcam.

$1,899.00
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Introduction

The 46-inch 6580 HDTV from Samsung (MSRP $1899) is a sister model to their 6500 series, with just one almost forgettable difference between the two. What sets the 6580 series apart from the 6500 series is, in fact, only that the 6580 series comes standard with a Samsung USB webcam, meant to be used in conjunction with Skype video calls.

The 6580 is another series in Samsung's 2012 line-up to include a super slim profile, a nigh invisible bezel, built-in 3D capability, and access to the Smart Hub, Samsung's 2012 Smart TV platform. We went into reviewing and testing the UN46ES6580 with high expectations, and were not disappointed with what we found.

Despite this, we feel that the ES6580 could be better. It was a solid performer in most areas, but did not perform as well as the ES6500. We can't imagine paying more for a TV that is a touch worse than the series one step down from it, and just to get ahold of a webcam, at that.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Tour & Design
  4. Connectivity
  5. Performance
  6. Picture Quality
  7. Screen Performance
  8. Audio
  9. Power Consumption
  10. Calibration
  11. 3D
  12. 3D Effect
  13. Software & Internet
  14. Apps & Internet Features
  15. Software & Interface
  16. Conclusion
  17. Photo Gallery
  18. Ratings & Specs

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