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Samsung UN46ES7100F 3D LED HDTV Review

46 in.

A higher-end LED model that is very close in specs to the ES7500.

August 30, 2012
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Introduction

Samsung sure does make a lot of different TV models. With the UN46ES7100 (MSRP $2,309), we have a TV that is similar to the ES7500, but lacking the camera for motion controls. On paper, there are not many other differences between these two TVs except for price (the 46-inch ES7500 has an MSRP of $2,519). After we finished testing the UN46ES7100, though, we did notice some key distinctions between them.

We'll start with what this TV did well: color consistency was mostly great, the black and white levels were superb, and the smart features included on this TV are the same as all internet-connected Samsung TVs, which means they are top-tier.

The not-so-good parts about this TV involve its poor viewing angle, lackluster screen uniformity, and awful 3D glasses, which are surprisingly different from the glasses found on the Samsung ES7500 and ES8000. The 3D experience, while very good, had a few hiccups that prevent it from true excellence.

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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. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
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