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Samsung UN40D6400 40-Inch

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Samsung UN40D6400 40-Inch

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  • Customer Rating 3d works great. (IMPORTANT UPDATE), 2011-05-23
    This review is from: Samsung UN40D6400 40-Inch
    Length:: 1:03 Minsproper hookup is required. check out the brief video where I discuss a couple other attributes of this 3D LED TV.
    3D Blu-Ray player must be hooked up to HDMI 2 port (3-D button on remote works with TV turning 3D on and off). I haven’t seen any ghosting, just amazing crystal clear 3-D video. MY friend put on the 3-D glasses and he’s purchasing the same set as we speak. the 3-D experience is phenomenal.
    I have doubts that the other reviewer actually turned on the glasses because the power button is a little difficult to find. When the glasses are on, the glasses dim on purpose for the 3-D effects to take place.

    UPDATE: May 29, 2011- Yesterday, the TV power would not turn off when I pressed the power off (pressing the power button). Even after I unplugged the TV, the TV powered on(without pressing the power button) once I plugged it back in. The TV picture would flicker on and off. I returned the TV, and the customer service rep suggested I pick another TV. There was another box with the same TV behind the counter, but the rep told me that particular customer already left the store. I wanted to find out if the other person had a similar problem. I walked around the store and didn’t see anything I liked. I went and exchanged my TV for the same TV (hoping that the other customer just figured he paid too much). It honestly is all that, and a bag of chips (but with reliability issues). I’m really crossing my fingers on this, and hoping the other one was just a lemon. I’m lowering my review to 3 stars because I know I would have been furious if this happened on the 31st day instead of the 7th day. Since my initial review I’ve seen a couple more 3-D movies, and am so impressed. I know some that praise this TV may find this unhelpful. I just wanted to put my experience out there. As you can see, I own the TV. Take it for what it’s worth. I just don’t see any other TV’s that I like as much as this one. The design and picture quality are better than any other TV(LED, LCD, Plasma) I have seen. If there were other TV’s as nice as this, I’d probably give it a 1 star rating after my negative experience. I’ll keep you updated, and will not sugar-coat anything. Again, I’m hoping my last TV was a lemon.

    6/17: I waned to hook this TV up in another room through a speaker system bought 2 years ago. BAD IDEA! this took the 3-D effect away. Hook up your 3-D Blu Ray player DIRECTLY to your TV, or a receiver that has 3-D pass-through if you want optimal results.
    Peace, Lou

  • Customer Rating Even better than my 2010 Samsung 50″ plasma!, 2011-06-01
    This review is from: Samsung UN40D6400 40-Inch
    I have 13 TVs, from 19″ to 62″. Four of them are Samsung (32″ LCD, 32″ LCD, 50″ Plasma, and this 40″ LED), most of the others are Sony, Panasonic, or Mitsubishi. Every one has been a great TV, but each one is better than the previous. Make sure you understand this TV is the 2011 model, not 2010. It is a UN40D6400UF, not a UN40C6400UF. It is so new that you can’t easily find support at Samsung if you use the Product Model Finder. You must search the sight with the correct model number, and only then will you find a path to the support page.

    I can only rate this TV on 2D picture quality. I have no use for 3D-TV until they don’t require glasses, even though both my PS3’s, TV, and a couple of Blu-rays support 3D. As another user noted, the box is slim and that’s no joke. I bought my kids a 40″ Philips LED TV two weeks ago and that box was slim, but this box was 2″ thinner. This TV weighs 22 lbs, while the Philips is 30 lbs. The thin bezel is amazing and makes the TV look like it’s all picture.

    The menu system is slightly better than my plasma, both well laid out and intuitive. Setup was a breeze and the settings were NOT all maxed out. The remote is pretty well laid out, but not as nice as my plasma and the back-lighting is not as bright as it should be. The picture and sound are superb! Off-angle viewing (vertical and horizontal) is amazing. All my Samsung TV’s have touch-sensitive controls on the front of the TV – they look great but are hard to use in most lighting situations. This TV has real buttons on the back of the TV, but you have to memorize the locations by feel. (UPDATE) When you touch the buttons on the back of the TV, there are icons that appear on the front of the screen showing all of the buttons and which button you are touching, by highlighting that button. Very Cool!

    I would recommend this TV to all my friends and family!! I am so glad I spent the extra $100 to get the 6400 instead of the 6000.

    UPDATE: OK, I broke down and bought a pair of Samsung 3D glasses and Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D. The glasses paired with the TV like magic. The 3D picture was quite amazing with none of the problems described by another reviewer. I still don’t like the glasses, and I felt some eye strain and a minor headache during the movie. You can actually still watch the movie without the glasses – not very well, but a 100 times better than the old red and blue 3D movies. The glasses also fit a big head like mine, but still fit my children (nice design).

    Also I got tired of the soap opera appearance of the standard 2D video, so I adjusted the Auto Motion Plus based on forum comments (Blur at 10, Judder at 3). The picture looks normal again, and the fast motion is no longer jerky. I recommend making this change, or going crazy watching strange, unnatural video. It might sound silly, but this adjustment is night and day!

    IMPORTANT: All documentation about this TV’s wall mount size is incorrect. Maybe the 2010 model took VESA 400×400, but this 2011 TV takes VESA 200×200.

    NETWORK UPDATE: Unless I misread something, there is not supposed to be a LAN port on this model. Just look at the specs for inputs, no LAN port. But this 2011 model does have a LAN port and it works perfectly. I hooked up an old D-Link DWL-G820 as a wireless access point (gaming adapter) and the TV now has Internet. Still loving this TV!!!!

  • MrMoston says:

    Customer Rating BEST TV FOR THE MONEY, 2011-05-09
    This review is from: Samsung UN40D6400 40-Inch
    Boy was i like a kid on christmas when the UPS guy showed up with this baby. When it came in the door i was SHOCKED at how slim the box was AND THATS JUST THE BOX ! After unboxing and set-up, i was instantly sure i had made the right choice. You’ll hear me repeat over and over again how nice this tv is and im sorry but i need to get my point across 🙂 The super slim bezzle or edge is great. Picture quality is stunning, colors pop and although the 120hz auto motion plus isn’t for everyone, it’s still spectacular. On that note i have to say, after reading so many comments from people who dislike the auto motion plus (or soap opera affect) i think it’s important to note that turning all the setting to the max will look odd…it’s not meant for that. i have my blur at max but my judder at only 4 or 5….i find it needs to be adjusted based on programming. My one and ONLY gripe is that it doesnt come with 3d Glasses…..i know it’s not a huge issue but you think paying that amount for a tv they’d be able to throw in some $40 glasses no? One more thing…not a con just a point….BUY THE QWERTY REMOTE ! it is a royal pain trying to use T9 on the SMART Hub.

    Im sure i’ve missed a lot but there’s to much to talk about…. it’s a fantastic T.V for the money.

  • W. Rivera says:

    Customer Rating So close to being great, if not perfect, 2011-05-29
    This review is from: Samsung UN40D6400 40-Inch
    It was between this model (Samsung UN40D6400) and the LG 42LV5500, which at the time of purchase was similarly priced. I chose this model simply because of the slim .5″ all-around bezel; it surely affects your viewing experience (the slimmer the bezel, the better). I absolutely would give the tv five stars if it wasn’t for one simple flaw: it does not come with the Amazon Instant Video widget. I prefer to use AIV over Vudu or any of the other included streaming services. I read somewhere on a forum that apparently some models, depending on their manufacturing date, do come with the AIV widget. I contacted Samsung and they informed me that AIV was not compatible with my particular model. It’s basically another gimmick by tech companies to force you to buy higher-end models. You’d think that paying almost $1,100 for a television would get you a simple MAJOR streaming service such as Amazon Instant Video. I considered returning the tv, but the return period had ended. The tv is great nonetheless; Samsung not including AIV in this model, from a consumer’s point of view and a techie’s POV, is blasphemous.

  • calchill says:

    Customer Rating great tv great 3d quality, 2011-05-27
    This review is from: Samsung UN40D6400 40-Inch
    Well first off i have only had this tv for a day and so far i have tried everything on it and it’s just fabulous. We have directv and with the high def package you have access to a 3d channel. I have the standard ssg-3100gb glasses put them on and wow the 3d was amazing. I saw an earlier comment that someone was saying the 3d is useless, they couldnt be more wrong. Not sure what content they were watching but it stood out and i let my family try it and make sure they saw what i was seeing. They all agreed it was great. Then i put a 3d movie on (tron) and same result was excellent in every way you’d want 3d. As for the rest of the options on the tv, smart apps are great more then enough for u to have a good time with, picture quality is perfect in hd and the tv itself is very compact. For a 1,000 it is defintly a tv worth having anywhere in your house…

  • tyinatl2011 says:

    Customer Rating Samsung UN40D6400 40-Inch, 1970-01-01
    This review is from: Samsung UN40D6400 40-Inch
    After much contemplation, pulled the trigger on this unit (UN40D6420). First one I brought home from BestBuy had a bad pixel. After using this TV extensively for a month I am somewhat pleased. I do see some some graininess in motion scenes. Sound is OK, but speakers face the rear. There is a LOT of customization required to get the full use out of this set. It does however, offer many options. I can’t imagine anyone like my elderly father using this set to anywhere near its potential. I am constantly adjusting the picture, sound, etc. when viewing diff. things. The 3D is somewhat impressive looking at the 3D Channels on Direct TV. I bought this unit for an antique cabinet in a family vacation home, sure wish I could have fit the 46′ in there… The glossy screen DOES reflect all the lamps in the room, effecting what you are going to have on when trying to watch TV. It is my understanding that now most bright leds, like and including the samung will have a glossy led screen. Not to sure about the factory settings, as I said diff. content looks better with diff. settings. Possibly check CNET for calibrating options.Pay the extra money and get the 46′. I would have love to have waited for the new 40′ model with 240MHZ to come out and would have gladly paid the difference. The 3D glasses that I received for free seem a little fragile, they are also somewhat hard to turn on and off.Overall I have enjoyed this TV, but I do think it is overpriced.

  • Florin says:

    Customer Rating Awesomest TV ever, 2011-08-03
    This review is from: Samsung UN40D6400 40-Inch
    I’ve had this TV for about 2 months now, and I’m very happy with it. Here’s a summary of my impressions.

    Pros:
    -the TV is very light and thin and the picture quality is excellent
    -TV can play files from an external hard drive or from a USB flash drive. I’m using a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1TB drive . This drive only worked in the bottom most USB port marked HDD
    -supported file formats: mp3, jpeg, and most of the VOB, MPG, MOV, WMV, AVI I tried. Some codecs are not supported. Audio tracks are available for VOB files, but subtitle streams are not
    -there is 1GB of space on the TV for downloading apps
    -you can connect a camera to one of the USB ports and the TV will play a slideshow of the pictures
    -after reading the negative reviews about the sound quality, I was surprised how good the sound was
    -you can download side by side (SBS) 3d videos and 3d stereographs to your USB drive and watch them in 3D. Just push the 3D button while playing these movies or displaying these photos. You can experiment with the 3D capabilities of the TV this way, if you’re not sure about investing in an Blu-Ray 3D player. There is a 3D explore app that will also play 3D content, but my DSL connection could not handle streaming that content, which need at least a 4 Mbps connection.
    -the free Netflix app is good and essential if you’re already subscriber. However, it has fewer features than the Apple TV or Wii versions
    -digital tuner is very good and shows all the programming for the available channels
    -comes with 2 pairs of 3D glasses that you have to request from the Samsung website. It took Samsung about a couple of weeks to mail the glasses

    TV Cons:
    -the channel list does not show what programs are playing on each channel unless you’ve already watched that channel.
    -whitish corners are noticeable when displaying a dark picture
    -glare during daylight can be pretty annoying.
    -once every few days it just reboots itself while you’re in the middle of watching something.

    App Cons:
    Since apps are just software, it is possible that all the following issues could be fixed with a software update, but I’m not holding my breath. I’ve only looked at the free apps.
    -most of the free apps are lame, like the 50 MB screen saver that plays short loops of spinning disco balls and crackling fire places.
    -most apps take over the TV and you can’t do anything else while you’re in the app. This is annoying because, for example, you can’t stop Netflix, check one of the TV channels, and then jump back into watching Netflix. You have to start the app again. The one exception is the ESPN Score Center app, which shows game scores on screen while you watch regular TV.
    -there is no app for the popular Amazon streaming service
    -often when you try to start Netflix or Pandora, you get this very annoying error: “Network Interference Occurred. Please try again later”, even though the Internet connection is fine.
    -there are occasional one second blackouts when watching movies in the Netflix app
    -the Pandora app stops after a couple of songs

  • SalPro says:

    Customer Rating Oh Boy!, 2011-05-07
    This review is from: Samsung UN40D6400 40-Inch
    The good:
    Gorgeous appearance. Unusually slim bezel. Very thin. Barely warm when used (very low power consumption). Lots of apps including Vimeo streaming.
    Glossy screen to my surprise appeared reasonably dark and without interfering glare even in bright sun lit room.
    The bad:
    First and major one – absolutely unusable for 3D viewing. Crosstalk is unbearable, totally spoiling 3d immersion. Originally got 3100 glasses. Samsung support told me to get newer, 3300 glasses for this TV. Over hundred bucks later – exactly same issue. I’m convinced that there is no difference, at least for this TV, if 3100 or 3300 glasses are used. For this thing alone this TV does not worth it’s price.
    Second – uniformity. Very bad on black (light spots), and even mid gray has some problems – one dark blob. (I did not notice any problem on bright white). On black both lower corners are bright to almost unbearable interference with picture. Samsung support told me to hold my conclusion till after over 600 hours of use, auto conditioning supposed to take care of it by then. Well, I don’t think I will have 600 hours on this TV even after one year and I don’t have intention to tolerate it. If screen conditioning required – it should be done at factory before shipment to customer. I call … on it.
    Third – dynamic local dimming. Not advertised but it is obvious to me that this model uses local dimming. It is poorly implemented and I see no option to turn it off in any video mode. As it is dynamic – there is many way it appears and spoils the picture. When used for apps – local dimming is disabled.
    Minor thing – out of the box all picture “enhancement” stuff turned to the max producing unpleasing, pasterized image. Takes some tweaking to get it back to normal. “3D” settings has no explanation what it does (settings -1, 0 and 1) other than it says that it “optimizes 3D”. My guess it tweaks glasses sync timing as I can notice very slight crosstalk change, but to me it is absolutely useless.

    It is very nice 2D TV (except black uniformity), though overpriced for that. In my opinion it should not be sold as 3D. Samsung’s customer support quick and polite but absolutely useless.

    I’m trying replacement, will see if the one I got is just unlucky fluke or if there is some systematic problem with this model. So far Amazon appeared supportive.

    Will follow up…

    Here it is: replacement was pretty much identical in every way to original one. So sad, it’s a beautiful set. If you really like it for 2D – get D6000 instead, same guts but without 3D and few hundreds cheaper.

    Amazon service absolutely superb. I will continue my shopping for 3D TV set.

  • JJ says:

    Customer Rating TV stopped working in 3 months! A new non-reliable product?, 2011-07-19
    This review is from: Samsung UN40D6400 40-Inch
    It stopped working within 3 months! when I power on the tv, I hear a continuous tick, tick sound from the back and no pic display.
    Called Samsung customer service and it took 1.5weeks for them to showup and told that they need to order the parts, which may take another 2 weeks. This is a new model and it doesn’t look to have reliability. I’m going to retun it now than waiting another 2 weeks to get it fixed!

  • JoeT says:

    Customer Rating Great TV yet missing a Key Feature, 2011-05-31
    This review is from: Samsung UN40D6400 40-Inch
    This TV is wonderful with great picture quality and many features except Wifi. This TV is Wifi ready but never states that you need to purchase a separate adapter to receive Wifi which can range from $55 to $90 more. The model up UN40D6500 has built in Wifi. So just weigh your options and check the price difference and decide on that.

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