I've had it for just 2 weeks but it's going great so far. I love how great it looks on our family room. And the sound is just fantastic! I attached an ethernet cable and the kids love browsing the internet and watching You Tube videos. I just wish there were more UHD channels available.
This is my 3rd Samumg TV. Mr first 2 where HE and this is first UHD TV. I selected after weeks of research. First, the picture is everything that has been said: Amazing. A whole new experience. Second, the experience of setting up the TV was pretty easy if you have network or wireless in place already. Third, I ended up loosing 2-days of setup on one feature that worked in my previous Samsung HD TV and ended up not working on this model: ARC. For those not familiar that is the Audio Return Channel that allows the Samsung TV to send audio to Home Theater Receiver on the same HMI Cable that sends the image signal to the Samsung. When the 7100 arrived I literally unplugged the cables from the back of the HD Samsumg and plugged it in to the 7100. However, no matter what I did, I could not get the 7100 to send sound to the Home Theater Receiver. A call the the Samsung Customer Support Center give me the answer: The ARC on the 7100 was not yet programmed to support my 3-year old Home Theater Receiver. Up to t his point I understood the ARC is a Standard and if a device advertises is supports ARC then it will work with another devices that supports ARC. Apparently that is not the case and, despite the great picture, I might have chosen differently if I had known in advance. The work around solution was to purchase a Audio Digital Optic Cable and route the sound through there. That meant reprogramming tjhe Receiver and Remote to make it all work. Beware if you are planning on using ARC. Experience this far: 1. Remote Control is small and intuitive, but despite downloading the manual, I can't get it to both turn on my Home Theater Receiver and Change to the proper audio input channel. Sticking with my Harmony Remote for now. for non Receiver applications, it will be fine. 2. The optional purchase Keyboard is well designed and useful. It is worth the extra cost. 3. Not crazy about Smart TV user interface. Too busy. The prior Smart TV interface was more static and predicable in how things were organized. Personally, I wanted to customize my user experience. The closest I got was my programs landing in the Recently Used bar on the bottom of the screen. 4. Netflix interface has changed in this model. Previous I screen real estate was My Programs then other categories. This release the majority of the screen is Netflix "advertising." Also, don't care for a feature they picked up from Amazon where when you are watch a series, the next episode automatically starts if you done't exit in 30 seconds. 5. Smart TV My Programs includes some items that are not "my programs" that are hard set and cannot be removed. Added to the cluttered feel for it. 6. Playing non- UHD Content is amazing. Series from the 80 and the 90s that I watch so far looked so different and clear. An amazing engineering effort. 7. Some features like being able to put the broadcast screen and the internet side by side on the screen is clever and practical--especially if you like sports. You can have you sports internet site up on one part of the screen and the game on the other. Cannot wait till football starts! 8. Voice command and pointer feature--which have been around in Samsung for awhile are in this model and make using the unit more intuitive. Overall with caveats on ARC, I would recommend this unit.
So I will say that this is absolutely a step in the right direction for samsung and tv's as a whole. With the breath taking color's and speed of the processor in the Q8C it is a joy to use. I notice that a lot of past tv where they are just lagging and choppy this unit really keeps up and as for the colors this is by far the best unit I have had the chance to see because they are vivid and bright and just make every thing great! 1. So I'm gonna start with design. I love the overall design of this unit with the metal back and the curve that is just right it really is amazing and technologically advanced television. So as for the design the overall build quality is outstanding. 2. So as for the features I really like how the detection of all accessories and things plugged into the unit are detected and they have really given you more options to use the one control with that said I really do think that the new remote is a work of art in the way that they made it more user-friendly and stable than the years prior. Also the Steam abilities coming soon will be very interesting. I am hoping the work out deals with more sources to assist with cut the cord types but from what I see the best update to features is with the assist of the processor to make the transition more quick and no lag! 3.Ease or use.... is an understatement it is just second nature if you have ever experienced a smart TV before they have every option for everything possible pretty much and it make sure that explains a lot of things are gives you option to control every different aspect of the overall experience. Going from Netflix to YouTube to everything in between application wise or your basic cable or your Apple TV is an absolute Breeze there is no concerned when trying to access any part so for each of you so I would have absolutely sale 5 out of 5 So my last words in closing. I am impressed by this model I absolutely and genuinely believe it is a big step in the right direction for Samsung when looking at OLED TV from other makers I just never think there as Bright as Samsung. And as for brightness and overall lag while playing video games I did not notice any or any bleeding everything really seem to just work with no complaints. I am pleasantly surprised how much I find improvements over the Samsung KS Models From Last Year. So my overall Score is a 8 out of 10. So still an amazing set and I am pleased with my experience and looking forward to more innovation from Samsung
After doing a lot of research online I decided to purchase the Planar stand for my 2 - 24" Samsung monitors over a number of less expensive models. I preferred the smooth architetural design of the base as well as the overall number of glowing reviews. The two monitors max the arms out, the screw that holds them in place is as far to the end as it will go. This doesn't allow for a lot of tilt horizontally. I would prefer to have just a little more than this model affords but the next size up has such a long base that I feel it would look dd on my desk. Assembly and installation was very easy and the components are all of excellent quality. The stand allows a lot of movement vertically ( I have it set at the highest level) which gets the monitors right at shoulder height. The tilt and swivel features are all very smooth. This is a terrific example of quality engineering and construction. You won't be disappointed in this stand.
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