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This review is from: Samsung UN40D6500 40-Inch 1080p 120HZ 3D LED TV (Black) [2011 MODEL] (2011 Model) (Electronics)I purchased this TV from Amazon a week ago and so far I am enjoying it very much. It is my 3rd LCD flat screen over almost as many years as they have been on the market. This is far better the one I purchased 2 years ago. The picture is outstanding, almost too good. Some people who watch it with me say it looks too real and not like a TV and shows detail you were not meant to see. I do not consider that a negative. The SMART TV variety of options including Samsung Apps are fairly good and extensive but sadly do not include Amazon which tempted me to knock the rating down to 4 stars. The set up and use of the apps and other features is not as intuitive as it could be and that probably does knock the rating down to 4 and half stars. Many of the Apps like with apple ipod you have to purchase, others claim to be free but after you connect you have to pay a fee.
The caveat being I have yet to connect a 3-D source or buy the glasses. So I can not review that aspect of the TV. The picture in 2-D is very 3-D as you truly get the illusion of depth because of the picture quality and you do not have to mess with glasses. I will soon take the 3-D plunge and hopefully amend this review to include that aspect.
But if you want a great picture in your bedroom, it is bright with tons of contrast and exceptionally sharp. It is quite glossy and those with light source issues may consider a less reflective TV to avoid reflected light on the screen.
I purchased this just after it came out and the price dropped today. I have every confidence that Amazon who always has treated me better than any other retailer will live up to the price reduction guarantee. Again I will attempt to follow up with this review and let everyone know how that price guarantee worked for me.
Additional information: Amazon informed me they have refunded the difference in price I paid and the current lower price on Amazon. I am so happy with Amazon for going beyond what any other retailer does.
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Initial post: May 12, 2011 8:35:31 PM PDT
N. Korompis says:
I am thinking of purchasing this TV, I was wondering if you can tell me what VERSION number it comes with? If you look at the back of the TV where the label is it should say it there. Its usually a CN01 or something like that, but it could also be a H301.
Posted on May 15, 2011 1:48:27 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 16, 2011 5:02:42 PM PDT
I'm interested in this Samsung. Initially wanted the D7000 but the 46" it won't fit in my tv cabinet(it misses by "that much". This one will according to the dimensions. Went to BB to check it out but they don't have it. They have the D6420 which looks pretty good but doesn't have the built in WiFi. According to the chart in the product description, the D6500 does have built in WiFi. Please let me know y/n if it indeed does. Also, read a review/video review on CNET of the 2011 Samsungs and they said that ALL 3d tvs now came with 2 pair of 3d glasses. No mention of that in the description in Amazon. What's with that. Be interested in your follow ups. Thanks
In reply to an earlier post on May 21, 2011 6:55:58 AM PDT
N. Korompis says:
I was wondering myself. But i googled it again today and this came up
or if you go to www.samsung.com/us/3Dglasses
apparently you can claim the 2 3D glasses for free as promised.
Posted on May 31, 2011 6:24:57 PM PDT
Eagerly Awaiting this TV... I did Some researching on the samsung 3d led's TV (2weeks later)and being my budget at $800-$1200 I narrow it down to this one with built In wi-fi and eco-sensor if u compare it with the un40d6400 is pretty much the same thing without the 2 features I just mentioned. I was hopeing that 6500 would have game mode but doesn't. But if anyone has a couple extra hundred get the un40c7000 2010 model(Hot!)
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2011 5:00:44 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 21, 2011 5:05:52 PM PDT
Ulises Rodriguez says:
I just purchased this HDTV from amazon, so I am Desperately Awaiting to see if it is that good!!
BTW, does anyone have this New Samsung UN40D6500 with the Samsung SSG-3100GB 3D Active Glasses?
Since this Samsung SSG-3100GB are ¨Bluetooth¨ (and I don´t see any information about this at the UN40D6500 user manual), I would like to know if this Samsung SSG-3100GB 3D Glasses works OK or Not with this Samsung Model...
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2011 5:50:28 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 21, 2011 5:50:53 PM PDT
i have a pair of Samsung SSG-3300GR glasses, and yes only the samsung 2011 TV (D series) models only use bluetooth now to connect with bluetooth glasses.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2011 5:06:03 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 24, 2011 7:28:04 AM PDT
Ulises Rodriguez says:
Thanks K. Ly for your fast reply and for letting me know that the SSG-3100GB 3D Glasses will work with the UN40D6500 HDTV!
Just, wanted to be be fully sure that the Samsung SSG-3100GB 3D Glasses will work OK with the UN40D6500 HDTV... Any Complains or negative notes?
So while nothing is mentioned in the user manual, this Samsung UN40D6500 HDTV apparently have ¨Bluetooth¨ Built-in!!... If this is true, then may be the New Samsung QWERTY Remotes could also work with this UN40D6500 HDTV?...
As MNentioned Before, I just purchased this HDTV from amazon, and I am Desperately Awaiting to see if it is that good, So I wonder if this New Samsung UN40D6500 HDTV has any negative or bad thing to consider?
Thanks again for all your help!!
Edited by you on Jun 24, 2011 (add Samsung Canada Web-Site)
I throught you would like to know that I have found at Samsung/Canada Web site, where they mention that the Samsung UN40D6500 HDTVs are also compatible with the following accessories:
Samsung STC1100 Skype certified HD camera with 4 built-in microphones
Samsung CY-SWR1100ZA Wireless USB Adaptor/Router
Samsung WMN2000A Wall Mount
Samsung SSG-3700CR 3D Glasses - Bluetooth
Samsung SSG-3300CR 3D Glasses - Bluetooth
Samsung SSG-3300GR 3D Glasses - Bluetooth
Samsung SSG-3100GB 3D Glasses - Bluetooth
So, Apparently all the New Samsung 2011 Smart-TV and Also the Latest 3D Glasses Models Uses Bluetooth...
Posted on Jun 25, 2011 11:07:31 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2011 6:13:47 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 26, 2011 6:25:38 AM PDT
Hello guys, sorry for the late reply. the problem u have right now is really common black-light leak through the corners,dead pixels, and others. Usually those 2 are main common defects when buying a LCD/LED tv. There is no way to correct this through ur menu adjustment watching on letterbox format. U can prolly blend it in with the movie by playing with the brightness and black-light but it would make the movie look bad. It depends on how really bad is the defect there can be major back-light leak through the middle and all four corners. I would really suggest on returning it to amazon and getting a new one. My tv has some very small amounts in the bottom corners like urs.
Yes I did have the manfactuer plastic on my bezel. And like u said u shouldn't have one because urs was used amazon warehouse deals?
Edit: yeh you should have the plastic seal on ur bezel if bought a brand new one
Answer for number 3: if it dims on and off too much might be a problem with ur Eco-sensor it adjust the tv with the lighting in ur room. The Eco-sensor can be turn off.
I really suggest on returning the tv if u paid for brand new one and got a used repackage one.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2011 8:46:20 AM PDT
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