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Great no-frills TV
on December 7, 2014
This is one of Samsung's entry-level LED entries. As such, it is a no-frills offering providing excellent picture, solid sound and Samsung quality. On those fronts, it delivers, hence the rating. Before buying though, understand what it is not.
- NOT a Smart TV - This is clearly stated in the description and numerous reviews and answered questions, but just in case you missed it... This matters to you if you want to use the TV to view internet content directly.
- Does NOT support HDMI CEC/Anynet+/ARC - You cannot use the TV to control (power on/off, change volume, etc.) other HDMI-connected devices. If you have multiple devices in your setup, you will need multiple remotes or a universal one (not included).
- Does NOT output Dolby Digital surround-sound signals unless input is coaxial - In a fairly common practice, the TV converts incoming surround-sound audio signals to an outgoing stereo PCM signal, unless the incoming input is coaxial. This matters to you if a. you have a surround-sound setup; and b. you are planning on using the TV as an AV switcher for your sound bar/receiver.
- Limited connections: 2 HDMI (including one HDMI/DVI), 1 USB, 1 Component, 1 RF In. (HDMI placement is a little awkward as well: on the side, as opposed to the back of the unit, adding an extra foot or so to that connection in my case.)
If you're still reading and don't care about the above, this may be the TV for you at the right price point. As noted above, picture is great, sound is good, setup was easy and I'm looking forward to many years of use.