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Pros: Great picture and the 3d works awesome
Cons: None so far
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Item #: 30565F7100
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Original Price: $2,199.99
When it comes to TVs, big is beautiful, and Samsung's 65" UN65F7100 is a great example. The screen's ultra-slim bezel creates a virtually edgeless look that makes the picture seem even larger. It definitely gets your attention, but what's going on inside this TV is even more interesting.
The UN65F7100 is a 3D TV, and it comes with four pairs of glasses, but its appeal isn't limited to 3D fans. Why? Because displaying 3D accurately requires a top-notch screen. So, even if you don't care about 3D, that capability comes with a bonus: the sharpest, clearest 2D picture you've ever seen.
This model's LED backlight employs Samsung's Micro Dimming technology to produce a more accurate picture. The TV divides the image into multiple areas and applies the correct contrast levels to each area. The edge-mounted LEDs can actually dim independently based on the content in each scene. This is also a high-speed scanning backlight, which works hand-in-hand with the 240Hz screen refresh rate to take motion blur out of the picture.
The UN65F7100 makes finding great things to watch easier. Samsung's innovative Smart Hub organizes your favorite entertainment into five simple panels: On-TV, Movies and Shows, Social, Apps, and a panel for your personal photos, videos and music. You can actually ask the TV for recommendations while you're watching, like "what football games are on?" You speak into the microphone built into the touchpad remote, which feels more natural than talking to the TV screen. Plus, if you own a compatible Samsung smartphone or tablet, you can share pictures and videos stored on them and view them on this TV.
New for 2013 is a cool feature called TV View. It lets you mirror whatever's on the UN65F7100's screen on your Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone or Galaxy tablet. If you need to leave the room — like, maybe to fix a sandwich — you won't have to leave your entertainment behind. It's like whole-house television you can hold in your hand.
Awesome picture and Crutchfield has great customer service
Ed, Peotone il
Awesome picture and Crutchfield has great customer service
Pros: Great picture and the 3d works awesome
Cons: None so far
Its everything i wanted great picture, 3D works good, i can surf the net while watching TV, everyone that comes over wants the same TV
Pros: Surf the net, remotes easy, great picture, when not hooked up to suround the tv still sounds good
Cons: No espn3 App, i like to watch college football a lot and sometimes i have to watch it on my computer if my team is not on a local channel
Awesome picture and awesome 3D picture, it's as close to the 8000 as you'll get.
Pros: Picture quality is awesome for this 65" TV, 3D quality blew me away it's awesome. Price is about right so that's not an issue, you'll enjoy this TV a lot.
Cons: Haven't found any so far and I'm about as picky as one can get, can't even say anything negative about the awesome remote!
Got the big TV the day before the big superbowl game.Tested the 3D feature and is was really cool. Set up was quick and easy. Still getting use to the remote.
Pros: Amazing picture quality. Nice narrow trim frame. Thin in depth so doesn't protrude far off the wal mount.
Cons: The stand is a little wobbly - ended up mounting it on the wall
First of all the TV came 2 days earlier then it was supposed to. Very surprised. This is exactly what I wanted. The picture is amazing!!!!! I have a Panny plasma and thought I would be disappointed but NOT!
Pros: Great picture and 3D is awesome. Speakers are ok but added a sound bar for much better sound.
Cons: Not crazy about the keypad and working with the internet. Sometimes when adding an address to look up it goes back to the TV. Maybe getting a keyboard will solve this issue.
I am absolutely in love with this TV. The setup was effortless with the help of my son-in-law. The picture is fantastic and looks like the people on the screen are in the room with you - up close and personal. The color, picture clarity and product quality are beyond compare. Well, I guess that by now you get the picture that I am completely satisfied with this Samsung TV and Crutchfield. The delivery was also extremely good .and I was very pleased with the price and I find the remote very easy to use.
Pros: Picture, Picture, Picture
i'm really enjoying my new tv. still trying to figure everything out, picture is amazing. im not sure what issues people are having with the remote because i find it easy to use, it's just like a lap top computer mouse pad.
Pros: picture picture picture size size size what else is there.
Cons: i have not been able to sinc my surround sound with picture yet, still working on it.
Love, Love, Love this TV. The picture is stunning and it is just what I wanted for my living room. Thanks Samsung and Thanks Crutchfield
Pros: Amazing picture, easy setup, user friendly, light weight for the size of tv it is. Could not be happier.
Cons: The remote is a little bit of a pain to use like other people have stated. It works well but wants you to use voice commands and it's a bit of a pain. It is good remote I just wish it had a key pad for entering channel numbers instead of having to scroll one channel at a time or holler out the channel number from across the room.....lol.....but this is a small point. I am going to configure my Logitech Harmony remote to control the TV I just haven't yet.
On August 2013 I purchased a Samsung 7100 smart TV .This is the first purchase of a Samsung product and most likely will be the last. No reflection on Crutchfield because from the beginning I contacted Samsung directly. I spent hours and days with Samsung online troubleshooting resetting and setting up the TV over and over. The problems are too numerous to mention so, I'll describe just a few. Wile watching a network channel the TV turns off and on by itself. The TV image freezes while watching a web site such as YouTube for a couple of hours and there is nothing you can do to get out of it but to unplug and plug the power cable. While watching a movie on Netflix the TV switches to a network channel for a couple of seconds then goes back to the movie. Finally to finish with a bang .when I click on the 3D button the bottom of the panel flicker. Samsung sent a TV repairman to my house. He replaced a board but, the problem continues. Then, the technician came to the conclusion that the TV needs a new panel. He put a request for the panel (this was before Christmas the TV is on the floor in scattered parts). A few weeks later I received a phone call from Samsung telling me that they don't have the parts to fix the TV ;therefore, I will have to wait for Crutchfield to get a replacement TV. I purchased a keyboard about 8 pair of glasses a camera for this TV and according to Samsung that's too bad they will not refund for those items.. The only good thing is the picture
Pros: Good bright picture.
Cons: Bad firmware/software. OS from the 1970s Browser from 1970s Oes not save the configuration..on a reset you need to reenter all info again...as many times as you need to call service...and thats the first thing they make do..reset!!! reset!!! Remote needs a lot fo re-engineering. No parts available for repairs.
Great TV! The picture is startlingly good. Hi def is really high def. Only limited by quality of signal input. Ample inputs. "Smart Hub" is fllexible and intuitive. Remote control functions easy to follow.
Pros: 3D capabillity, many inputs, optical audio output, innovative remote control, thin profile, but especially the exceptional picture. Connected to house wireless internet effortlessly.
Cons: There are so many otions in adjustmennt of picture and sound, it takes 170 pages of instructions to describe. I printed out the manual, since on screen ehlp is a little cumbersome. Non-HD signals are obvious due to the high native definition of the display.
The TV has a wonderful picture and lots of useful apps and options. For its size, it is very light and manageable. The way the system will only allow you to cycle through to various input devises in one direction is not ideal and required a workaround to make the system more user friendly. Otherwise, an excellent purchase.
Pros: Picture quality, and size
Cons: System is rigid in the way it allows use of input devices.
Love the T.V. I replaced a 55 inch Samsung 6003 and the clarity is much better on this t.v. It took a little while to get use to the remote.. After working with it for a couple of hours I like it a lot. I love the smart t.v. and it was easy to learn. This was my first experience trying to use it. Can't wait for the FSU-Auburn game and the Super Bowl. I would recommend this product to any of my friends
Pros: Sharp picture with no blur even on fast moving Sports events.
Cons: Nothing once you master the remote and using the smart t.v. system.
This TV is great. 3D looks great, smart TV works well. Watching Football and Basketball is amazing.
Pros: The picture is super clear.
Cons: The remote control, the pad is a little difficult to use.
Wonderful picture, great smart features. Used with TiVo and worked out of the box seamlessly. Crutchfield purchase transaction was excellent, delivered on time and no issues of damage to the box or contents inside. Very happy with transaction after two weeks install.
Pros: Very bright and clear picture on cable tv, even better with Blu-Ray. Screen Size perfect for my needs.
Cons: None as yet. Use universal remote and surround sound, so have not used the provided remote or tv speakers.
This is a great TV, picture quality is superb. Excellent customer service . As for the APS they are just ok nothing great , and surfing the net is slooooooooooooow. But hey I purchased the TV for picture quality not the so called SmartTv features.
Pros: Great picture quality, and it looks great hanging on the wall.
Cons: Internet surfing is slow, the so called universal remote is a joke!
TV is Great. Has allot of functionality and the picture is perfect. Crutchfield service was even better. I received a set that had a faint black band about 6 inches by 18. Called Crutchfield and they immediately sent up a new set which works perfectly.
Pros: Great Picture
Cons: Cant get the remote to work with my Tivo but to be fair, I have not researched if there is a way to make it happen.
Easy to set up, if you overlook the syntax errors in the instructions. One would think a major corporation like Samsung would have someone who was English language proficient review the material before approving it for print. Doesn't reflect well on them. All that aside, love the set.
I could not be more pleased. The quality of the picture is fabuluous even for programs that are not in HD. Since I do not have high speed internet, I don't use some of the features, but I still think it provides the value. I liked dealing with Crutchfield sales much more than experiences with another well known chain. Delivery was as promised and set up happened quickly.
Pros: Quality of picture meaning clarity and colors
Cons: The coordination between the TV and my sound bar is not as seamless as I hoped. Also, you still need the TV remote when you turn on the TV with the Dish remote.
Looks great on wall, no problems with remote, still learning smart tv features. Would buy again. Was hesitant to buy online but will do so again in the future.
Awesome picture and look. Low profile mount makes the tv look like a picture hanging from the wall. Enhances the look of the room. I am the envy of the neighborhood with this. Huge upgrade from the 46" that I had in the corner of the room. Mounting on the wall made a huge difference in the look and feel of the room. The TV was easy to set up. The remote is very intuitive and easy to master. Crutchfield support was helpful in determining what was the best fit for my needs. Thank you Brooke!
Pros: Samsung does not disappoint with quality. The picture is unbeliveable
Cons: Locating studs in the wall behind 3/4" redwood tongue and groove paneling. Once I found 1 the install became relatively easy.
Our fourth TV from Crutchfield, we have always enjoyed excellent Crutchfield service. However the new Samsung TV is very difficult for us to operate. The new "wand" is a mystery, it is very difficult to go where you want to go. We have spent so much time trying to "guess" what the "wand" will do next. We have spent an enormous amount of time trying to find a station or navigate the TV screen prompts. Actually we have had to stop using the new TV and have gone back to our old TV in order to watch some shows. We will keep trying, trying to "guess" what the wand wants next but the navigation of the new Samsung takes a lot of the enjoyment away from having a new TV set.
Pros: nice picture once you get to where you want to go
Cons: We think it should be easy to sit down, turn on your TV and select a station to watch. Not so with the new Samsung. Navigation is time consuming. The so-called Wand is very difficult to use and not intuitive at all. If we had known how difficult it would be to just turn on the set and go to a favorite channel we would not have made the purchase. We have other TV sets that we would like to upgrade but the device used to control the set will be a big decision maker.Crutchfield response on October 2, 2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Love the TV. A significant upgrade from my 4 year old 46 inch Sony. Setup was easy but need some play-time to familiarize myself with the menu and consider connection options. Chose to stay with my universal remote as the Samsung Touchpad did not interface readily with Bose system and offered limited functionality. Excellent sensitivity for over the air broadcast. Smart function works great with my wired LAN. 3D is good from Samsung DVD player while 2D to 3D function has lower picture quality from cable sources.
Pros: Excellent picture quality
Cons: Touch remote provide has limit functionality with AV system
Great TV. Slight flashlighting on left side, not noticeable unless screen is totally black.
Pros: great picture, sleekness
Cons: A little highly priced, no way to fast forward .mkv content without jumping a minute at a time
what an amazing TV! we love the 3D, although after awhile it starts to bother my eyes, but the kids don't mind. picture quality is awesome especially for Football! easy to set up, no rocket science here!
Pros: picture quality, 3D, style
Cons: None so far
Very good television and options even though similar products may save you a few hundred dollars. I have always wanted a Samsung LED TV and have had LG Plasma, Vizio LED, and Toshiba Plasma. Obviously, this being the newest of all 3 this is the most advanced. The on screen apps are nice as well as all the "smart" features. I haven't utilized the 3D feature yet, but i purchased this tv because of the processor and size, where my other choice was the 8000 60" Samsung.
Pros: Size Color Weight Intuitiveness Ease to use/learn
I had purchased a UN65F8000 that was damaged in a lightning storm and had to be replaced. When I did so I chose the UN65F7100 because the UN65F8000 had way more apps than I would ever use and that was a good choice. The picture is every bit as good as the 8000 model, at least to my eyes, and it much more user friendly.
Pros: Excellent picture quality and easier to use.
Cons: None that I can see.
I painstakingly reviewed the new HD sets for 2 months. I decided I was going to upgrade my 55 inch Sony in the family room with a 65" and move the Sony to my bedroom and replace the 27" inch RCA that just won't die. I had it down to Sharp 70", and the Panasonic plasma that CNET says is extraordinary buy. I was going Sharp until I viewed all three sets together. Sharp appeared overly bright and I own a new Epson Projection system that uses active 3D. The Samsung glasses are compatible with my Epson 5020 projector. Sharp was not and Panasonic was also compatible. Despite rave reviews my taste is towards a brighter tv that pops. Liked the Panasonic but felt it not bright enough for my family room. Crutch field offered great price and low pressure sales approach that is uncommon with the Internet dealers. Can you say white glove delivery charge? I was turned off by the bait and switch price schemes and fine print delivery disclaimers at other internet dealers (beware). I purchased the Samsung UN65F7100 from Buddy at Crutchfield and could not be happier. Also got the Samsung Soundbar with Soundshare Bluetooth connect. Sweet!,, no wires clean look hanging on wall with full-bodied sound for my 20X28 family room.
Cons: The 75" is > twice the money of 65" or would have gone that direction.
I love my TV. I just wanted to say that Crutchfield is the way to go if you are ordering on line. Very professional and no delays or problems. Thanks Crutchfield. I would definitely order from you guys if you carry wahat I want.
This is a good TV, with some serious drawbacks. The smart stack on the TV leaves a lot to be desired, and the initial setup is pretty bad. It can be tough to calibrate just right too, as it's easy to get to point of crushing blacks or washing out colors. I have enough smart boxes plugged into it, that the smart stack is redundant as well.
Pros: Vivid bright picture
Cons: Difficult to calibrate, especailly brightness and contract. Smart stack is mediocre, very buggy (white square dancing on screen, power cycling)
My family and I couldn't be any happier than we are with our new TV. We got this Samsung hooked up at home, and it looks amazing! When I got the DISH Hopper I knew it was time to start looking for another TV, as the Hopper gives me HD to four different sets, and we only had three at the time. I work at DISH and one of my coworkers made a couple recommendations to me, this Samsung being first on the list, and I couldn't imagine making a better choice. The sports and movies look amazing, and the on-board sound system is the best I ever heard right out of the box. The best part is that it has finally ended the problems we had with DVR timer conflicts, having only three TVs hooked up.
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Screen Refresh Rate||240 Hz|
|Backlighting Type||LED (edge-lit w/micro dim)|
|Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Hulu,Vudu,Amazon,YouTu|
|Bluetooth Audio Streaming||No|
|Picture In Picture||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||5|
|Component Video Inputs||1|
|Composite Video Inputs||0|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
|Coaxial Digital Audio Output||None|
|Analog Audio Output||
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||127 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$14|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||36-3/8|
|Height without Stand (inches)||32-5/8|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||14-3/4|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||2-1/8|
|Stand Width (inches)||32-1/4|
|Weight with Stand||56.5 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||50.8 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
LED Edge-Lighting w/ Micro Dimming: Samsung's LED Edge-Lighting technology w/ Micro Dimming shows greater detailed contrast across the screen with richer, brighter colors, whiter whites, and deeper blacks. The television's white LEDs are arranged along the left and right edges of the screen and a proprietary light guide is used to focus its luminance inwards towards the middle of the screen for a more uniform brightness. Micro Dimming uses a proprietary algorithm that adjusts brightness and contrast in select parts of the screen based on the image being displayed. This system provides provides a more natural color representation with ultra-sharp blacks, deeper reds & greens, and brighter whites.
Ultra Clear Panel: Sometimes you can't keep sunlight or house lights from shining right on your TV screen. With Samsung's Ultra Clear Panel, you can still get an amazing picture even with reflective light. Ultra Clear Panel absorbs most ambient light and virtually eliminates reflections. Ultra Clear Panel also helps make colors more vibrant with deeper blacks and enhanced contrast for crisper images and excellent shadow detail.
Clear Motion Rate 720: Clear Motion Rate (CMR) is Samsung's more comprehensive and accurate measure for how well the LED-LCD TV can display fast-moving images. Previously, motion clarity was expressed simply by the refresh rate, measured in Hz. CMR, however, takes into account all three factors that contribute to motion clarity: panel refresh rate, image processor speed and backlight technology. CMR is measured by determining the thinnest line a TV can display in a moving image. The thinner the line, the higher the CMR rating, and the clearer the picture you'll enjoy on the screen.
Auto Motion Plus: Auto Motion Plus removes blur and judder from scenes with large amounts of rapid movement to provide a clearer picture. Auto Motion Plus reduces blur so that action movies, sports and video games have enhanced clarity. Advanced panels and unique backlight technology combine with proprietary algorithms to reduce the response time and yield a more accurate image reproduction with faster onscreen motion. Auto Motion Plus can be set to Clear, Standard, Smooth, Custom, or Off.
Wide Color Enhancer Plus: Wide Color Enhancer Plus allows you to see picture color the way the director originally intended. Witness the entire RGB spectrum brought to life on your screen to bring you exceptionally vibrant, yet natural-looking images faithful to the director's original intent.
Motion Lighting: The TV automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen in response to the brightness of the room. In bright light, the screen brightens. In dim light, the screen dims.
HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
1080p Resolution: The LED-LCD television displays all inputs at a resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080). The television's HDMI and component video inputs will accept 1080p (24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i video signals.
Full HD 3D (via HDMI 1.4): The Samsung LED-LCD TV offers Full HD (1080p) 3D capability. Samsung 3D TV utilizes Bluetooth-enabled active shutter glasses (two pair included) for a full 1080p 3D viewing experience when coupled with a 3D source, such as a 3D-ready Blu-ray player or an HD 3D broadcast from satellite or cable providers (connected via HDMI 1.4). The Samsung LED-LCD TV automatically adjusts the overall picture to provide an optimal 3D effect. The Samsung 3D TV also offers a unique feature that allows you to intensify your 2D viewing experience by up-converting it to virtual 3D. In addition, you can adjust the overall 3D perspective (+/-5) and overall 3D image depth (1-10). Samsung 3D TV supports Full HD 3D for 1920 x 2205p (24Hz) or 1280 x 1470p (60Hz) video signals; and virtual 3D for 1920 x 1080p (24/30/60Hz), 1920 x 1080i (60Hz), or 1280 x 720p (60hz) video signals. The Samsung LED-LCD TV offers various 3D modes to match your 3D viewing needs.
Note: 2010 Samsung IR 3D glasses and3D glasses from other manufacturers are not compatible. Some 3D modes may not be available depending on the format of the image source. PIP, Auto Program, and some Picture Adjustment functions will also be disabled in 3D mode.
Included 3D Glasses (4 pair): The Samsung LED-LCD TV includes four pair of 3D active glasses with built-in Bluetooth. Samsung's 3D Active Glasses (SSG-5100GB) offer a comfortable fit through its lightweight frame and flexible noise- and ear-pieces. The Samsung 3D Active Glasses are powered by a single CR2025 3V lithium coin-type battery (pre-installed). The battery can last up to 150 hours when powered on. The Samsung's 3D Active Glasses provide a viewing range between 6' and 19.5' from the Samsung 3D-ready TV.
Note: If the 3D glasses move outside of the recommended operating distance, the signal from the TV will be disconnected and the display of the 3D glasses will turn off after several seconds. If you lie on your side while watch TV with 3D glasses, the picture may look dark or may not be visible. When viewing 3D video under fluorescent lighting (50-60Hz), you may notice a small amount of screen flickering.
Picture Control: You can make the following adjustments for an optimum picture.
Note: You can adjust and store Picture Settings for each external device connected to the TV.
Film & Game Modes: The television provides Film & Game modes.
BD Wise: BD Wise provides the optimal picture quality for Samsung DVD, Blu-ray, and Home Theater products which support BD Wise. When BD Wise is set to On, the TV's picture mode is automatically changed to the optimal resolution.
PIP (Picture-in-Picture): You can watch the TV's tuner and one external video source (component/HDMI) simultaneously. The component/HDMI source will be displayed as the main picture, while the TV channel will be displayed in a sub-screen, while which can be moved to each corner of the television's screen. You can switch the audio between the main screen and sub-screen.
DTS Premium Sound: The Samsung LED-LCD TV offers DTS Premium Sound with DTS TruSurround and DTS TruDialog.
Dolby Digital Pulse: Optimizes the TV sound quality when viewing and listening to Internet movies, Internet music, and other content played back from your wired or wireless network connection.
Sound Position: The speakers of this TV provide different sound images according to how you position the television. You can select between "Wall-Mount" or "Stand" to provide the best sound quality based on the television's placement.
5-Band EQ + Sound Modes: You can manually adjusts the TV's built-in 5-band EQ (100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz) for a more customized sound; or simply choose from the following Preset Sound Modes:
Audio Enhancements: The Samsung TV offers a variety of audio adjustments to meet your listening needs.
Audio Outputs: The Samsung LED-LCD television provides an analog and digital audio output.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel in HDMI 1.4 enables a TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to an A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The audio from the TV's tuner, network connection, and USB port can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. HDMI and analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM only.
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI 2 input. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.
SoundShare: The TV is compatible with the SoundShare feature found on some Samsung Crystal Surround AirTrack active speaker systems (sound bars). SoundShare makes a wireless connection between the TV and the speaker system via Bluetooth. Once the two are paired, you can control the volume and mute the sound by using the remote control from the TV or the speaker system. If you change the AirTrack from TV mode to another mode or turned off, the TV audio will resume playing from the TV's speakers. SoundShare can be found on the Samsung HW-F450, HW-F550, HW-F551, HW-F750, and HW-F850.
Samsung's Dual Core Processor: Samsung's Dual Core processing speeds allow you to perform multiple tasks at the same time, such as using an app while downloading another one. It also enables faster web browsing and application access.
Network Connection (wired/wireless): You can set up the Samsung LED-LCD TV so that it can access your home network and online Samsung Apps through your local area network (LAN) using a wired (RJ-45 Ethernet) or wireless connection (built-in WiFi). You can setup a wired network connection automatically or manually. You can setup the wireless network connection using these four methods; PBC (WPS), Auto Network Search, One Foot, or Manually.
Note: The TV's built-in WiFi supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless LAN networks and WEP (open/shared), WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) network security.
WiFi Direct: When using WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with other devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos & videos) to the Samsung LED-LCD TV without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. Streaming of copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported.
AllShare/DLNA Certified: The Samsung LED-LCD TV's AllShare function, along with its DLNA Certification allow you to watch videos (Divx/AVI/H.264/MPEG/MKV/MOV/WMV), photos (JPEG/PNG/BMP/MPO), and listen to music (MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/OGG) saved on your Windows PC (or other DLNA Certified media server) through the TV via its Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi (wireless). This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.
Note: Windows PCs with XP and Vista installed require Samsung's PC Share Manager software, which can be downloaded for free at www.samsung.com. Not compatible with older Windows OS versions and Mac.
Screen Mirroring: This Screen Mirroring function lets you view the screen of your WiFi-enabled Samsung Android smart phone or tablet (with support for AllShare Cast) on the Samsung LED-LCD TV.
Samsung Apps: Once you have connected the Samsung TV to your home network, you gain access to Samsung Apps. Samsung Apps lets you download for pay or free-of-charge applications and services to the Samsung LED-LCD TV. You can enjoy a variety of content from various downloaded applications; such as videos, music, photos, games, and news. Samsung Apps has a growing collection of pay and free-of-charge online applications that connect you to some of your favorite online content; such as movies from Netflix or Vudu, TV shows from Hulu Plus, videos from YouTube, music from Pandora, and social updates from Facebook or Twitter.
Note: Samsung Apps require an Internet connection with a speed of 1.5mbps or greater. Some application services may be provided in English only and the content available may vary, depending on your area. Visit Samsung's App Store for a complete list of available Samsung Apps.
Web Browser You can access the internet using the player's Web Brower application. You can search web pages using Google or Bing. You may enter a URL addresses or enter a keyword search. The player will archive your web browser history. You can also save "Favorite" web pages and create a "Home" page. The playback of Flash videos is also supported. The Web Browser is optimized to fill your connected TV's screen. Use a keyboard and mouse for a more convenient web browsing experience Use a USB-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately) for a more convenient web browsing experience
Note: The browsing experience, however, may not be the same as it is on your computer. The Web Browser is not compatible with Java applications. E-commerce, for purchasing products online is not supported. ActiveX is not supported.
Skype Ready: Samsung's free Skype app on the Samsung LED-LCD TV lets you make video calls from the comfort of your living room. Using the TV's remote control, you can create free Skype accounts, log into existing accounts, and navigate via a simple Skype interface made for the big screen. You can make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls to friends and family, wherever they are in the world from the Samsung TV (separate Samsung TV Skype camera required, sold separately).
Tickers: The Ticker application provides useful News, Weather, and Stock Market information on-screen.
Link Service Accounts: The Link Service Accounts function lets you link your player to your accounts with Internet services (such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.) so that the player can log you into the service automatically when you start the app for that service.
Firmware/Software Updates: The television's Software Upgrade menu allows you to upgrade the TV's software & firmware for performance improvements & additional services. You can upgrade in four ways; USB, Internet, Alternative Software, or Standby Mode. The tested television contained firmware versionT-MST12AKUC-1012.4 (as of 4/3/2013). There was an immediate firmware update available. Visit the Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.
Triple USB Ports: The television is equipped with three USB (type-A) ports. The first USB port can accept a USB mass-storage-class device (5V, 0.5A), the second USB port will accept a USB hard-disk-drive (5V, 1A), and the third USB port will accept a TV camera or keyboard/mouse from Samsung. The first two USB port let you view photo and movie files, as well as listen to audio files saved on a compatible USB device. Files must be formatted in FAT, exFAT, or NTFS. The TV can recognize up to 1,000 files per folder.
Smart Hub: This TV features Smart Hub, an interactive multi-purpose menu system. With Smart Hub, you can surf the web, download applications, and stay in touch with family and friends through social networking services. In addition, you can enjoy photo, video & music files stored on external storage devices. The new Smart Hub interface organizes your entertainment and content into 5 convenient panels.
Content Discovery: The TV offers unique ways to search and access your favorite and new content from the TV's tuner and network apps.
RVU Compatible (for DirecTV): This Samsung television is RVU-compatible which means DIRECTV subscribers with the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can watch live broadcast and stored content from their DVR on the Samsung TV, without the need for an additional Genie Mini Client devices or set-top boxes. However, you will need a DECA unit (sold separately) that converts Coax to Ethernet, which will plug into the the Samsung TV's LAN port. Make sure the television has the latest firmware update.
Input Source Names: You can assign a pre-programmed name to each of the inputs. When input naming is completed, you will no longer have to remember which component is connected to each input when selecting a source to watch. Source names include VCR, DVD, Cable STB, Satellite STB, PVR STB, AV Receiver, Game, Camcorder, PC, TV, DVI PC, DVI Device, IPTV, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, and Digital Media Adapter.
Hearing & Visually Impaired: The Samsung LED-LCD TV offers Close Captions and an Audio Guide for the hearing and visually impaired.
Program Rating Lock: The Program Rating Lock feature automatically locks out programs that are deemed inappropriate for children. You can block TV program based on their ratings and Movies based on their MPAA rating, so you have more control over what your children watch. The Program Rating Lock function is protected by a 4-digit PIN.
ENERGY STAR Compliant with ECO Settings: The Samsung LED-LCD TV is ENERGY STAR compliant and provides ECO settings to reduce the TV's power consumption and cut-down on energy costs.
Timers: The Samsung LED-LCD TV offers On/Off and Sleep timers for your convenience.
Self Diagnosis: The Samsung LED-LCD TV provides a Self Diagnosis menu which allows you to check the television for picture, sound, and signal problems.
Remote Support: The Samsung Remote Support service offers you one-on-one support with a Samsung Technician who can remotely diagnose your TV, adjust the TV settings, perform a factory reset, and install recommended firmware updates. Your TV must be connected to your homes wired or wireless network.
E-Manual: The television only comes with a brief User Manual. A complete instruction manual is built-in into the TV and can be viewed on-screen. Open the e-Manual to learn how to use the TV's many features.
Smart Touch Remote Control (w/ IR Blaster): The new Samsung Smart Touch Remote Control makes it even easier to navigate the television's entertainment sources, menu settings, and Smart TV features. Improved user convenience has been provided so that you can switch the channel and adjust the volume with just your fingertips while focusing on the TV screen. The built-in touchpad removes the need for a mouse when you change the menu settings or search for something on the Internet. You can even activate a virtual on-screen remote controller (w/ numeric keypad, playback controls, and shortcut menu) on the TV which can be operated through the remote's touchpad. It also has a built-in microphone that you can use to give the Samsung TV voice commands. In addition, the remote can be programmed to control satellite/cable boxes, Blu-ray players, and home theaters from other manufactures using the TV's setup menu and the included IR blaster. You can turn on the remote's backlight function for a brief moment with a press of a button.
Note: The Smart Touch Remote communicates with the TV through wireless Bluetooth communication. This means you don't have to point the remote directly at the TV. The remote will need to be initially paired with the TV.
Voice Control: Using the Smart TV Remote's built-in microphone and the voice control function of the TV, your voice is all you need to turn on the Samsung television, navigate menus, and get to your favorite Smart TV content. You can even use only your voice to switch the channel, adjust the volume level, and launch online apps while focusing on the TV screen, which removes the need for the conventional remote control. "Trigger Words" will be displayed at the bottom of screen to use during voice control. To use Voice Control, you must pronounce words and phrases clearly and correctly in the language (English/French/Spanish) you selected. The Voice Control function can be affected by unclear pronunciation, voice level, or surrounding noise. Make sure to speak in a loud (~60dB) and clear voice and reduce any background noise (below 40db) in the room. Use the TV's voice control management test for best performance.
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): This TV is enabled with Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC); a feature that makes it possible to control Samsung external devices connected to the TV with ease. With Anynet+, you can use the TV remote control to operate all your compatible Samsung devices that are connected to the TV via HDMI. Anynet+ can control up to 12 compatible external devices (up to 3 of the same type).
Smart View Mobile App: Download the Smart View Mobile App from the Android Market on select Samsung smartphones and tablets (Android 2.2-up) for yet another way to control the Samsung LED-LCD TV. If both your Samsung smartphone or tablet and TV are connected to the same wireless network, your smartphone or tablet will link to the TV automatically where you can use your smartphone or tablet like a remote control. The TV can also transfer live feeds to your smartphone or tablet. Main features include:
5-Way Joy Stick: The television is equipped with a 5-way "joy stick" like button on the TV's rear-panel that lets you control the TV without the remote control.
Keyboard & Mouse Compatible: The Samsung LED-LCD TV will support a USB or Bluetooth-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately), which makes web browsing a lot easier.
Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with the pedestal stand unattached. The pedestal stand attaches to the television using the supplied hardware. The pedestal stand allows the TV to swivel left to right +/- 20°. The television weighs 56.5 lbs with the stand.
Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is 400mm (h) x 400mm (v). The threaded inserts require M8 (8mm) machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 50.8 lbs without the stand.
Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The Samsung LED-LCD TV comes with a 5' detachable AC power cord. The power cord sits 0.8125" from the back of the television. The power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.75" from the wall.
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Yes-- You can use with TiVo-You can key your remote to be in phase with directv or dish or cable. Just call your provider and they will walk you through. [ SAMUEL Dec 26, 2013 ]
I have a DVR from the cable company. The TV remote and DVR remote both work on both items. There was no set up involved. [ MYRA J Dec 22, 2013 ]
Note sure about Tivo, but if it's anything like my DVR then yes you can. It come with a little IR adapter that plugs into the back of the TV that will allow you to operate your SAT/Tivo box. [ THEOLONIUS Dec 21, 2013 ]
I don't use a Tivo but I do use it w/DirecTV Genie and it (the remote) works fine. It did take a few weeks to get used to the Samsung Touchpad remote. Overall, very satisfied. [ DANIEL E Dec 21, 2013 ]
I do not use the Samsung remote. I use a Harmon remote. I do like the TV and Crutchfield service. [ MIKE Dec 21, 2013 ]
I do not use the Samsung remote. I use a Harmon remote. I do like the TV and Crutchfield service. [ MIKE Dec 21, 2013 ]