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Samsung UE46D7000 review

Superb 3D TV with groundbreaking online capability

Our Verdict

For

  • Ground-breaking, space-saving design
  • Terrific 2D pictures
  • Much-improved 3D picture quality
  • Best online features yet

Against

  • Minor crosstalk with 3D, minor backlight inconsistency

Samsung's UE46D7000 is a poster boy for a new generation of TVs. There's hardly anything about this 46-inch set that isn't cutting edge and it sets the bar dizzyingly high for others to follow.

Its design is stunning, thanks to a physics-defyingly skinny, mostly transparent bezel that appears arguably even more 'invisible' than the slightly more slender – but also more metallic-looking – frame sported by the UE55D8000.

Samsung's radically advanced new online system is informed by a true 'apps' approach and joins with a terrific new content management menu system to deliver the UK's first genuinely 'smart' TVs.

The UE46D7000 is an authentic second-generation 3D TV, raising all sorts of questions over how much it might improve over Samsung's first 3D screens, and what sort of standard it will set for rivals such as LG's forthcoming passive TVs and the next wave of 3D plasmas.

There's no significant feature difference between the D7000 and D8000 series; the different model numbers merely describe the aesthetic differences in the bezel.

For a significant step-down in price you're looking at the 6 Series LED models, with slightly larger bezels and a feature 'split' that finds the D6100s having fewer online features than the 6530 models.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-S2
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product Family7000
3D Type3D
Brand NameSamsung
Screen Size116.8 cm (46")
Aspect Ratio16:9
EthernetYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)14.40 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
Operating Power Consumption150 W
Standby Power Consumption100 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand683.10 mm
Width with Stand1048.50 mm
Depth with Stand276.70 mm
CI+Yes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
3D TechnologyShutter
3D ConversionYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Motion Interpolation TechnologyClear Motion Rate 800
Height606.3 mm
Width1048.5 mm
Depth29.7 mm
ColourBlack
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, DTS, Surround Sound
Product Series7000
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesTeletext, Picture in Picture, Auto Program
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelUE46D7000
Product NameUE46D7000 LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part NumberUE46D7000LUXXU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Samsung LCD TVs Elegantly designed with a unique Touch of Color™ bezel, Samsung LCD TVs display brilliant images with amazing detail and provide a host of connectivity options.

Package Contents
  • UE46D7000 LED-LCD TV
  • Wall Bracket
  • Power Cable
  • Instruction Book
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • E-Manual
  • 3D Active Glasses
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)12.50 kg