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Best TV 2016: Best 32, 40, 55 and 65-inch+ TVs

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Samsung UE55H6400

9 / 19

Reviewed by John Archer

03 February 2015

Samsung UE55H6400

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Key features:

  • 55-inch LCD TV with edge LED lighting
  • Full HD native resolution
  • Active 3D playback (two pairs of glasses included)
Attractive in an unusual way, the Samsung UE55H6400 is a 55-inch LCD TV with edge LED lighting. It’s reasonably thin, with a slim black bezel surrounded by slightly odd see-through trim, and sits on a silver cross-type stand. It can also be wall-mounted.

Samsung’s non-Tizen Smart TV platform provides a rich range of content options, though the rubbish presets are a let-down, meaning you have to put some time into getting the picture right. Once you’ve had a fiddle, you’ll be pleased to see punchy colours and deep black levels that humble more expensive TVs. However, you do lose out on some shadow detail. The UE55H6400 supports 3D playback, coming with two free pairs of glasses, and is responsive enough to be used as a gaming screen.

Unfortunately, the speakers aren’t the best we’ve come across. A rich, dynamic film soundtrack finds bass muffled, the mid-range can be over-loaded, and trebles and voices sound distorted and harsh when you increase volume levels. Voices tend to get lost in the mix, too.

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At time of review the Samsung UE55H6400 was available for £699.

Our Score:

9

Matthew Bunton

December 4, 2015, 4:11 pm

My vote would go to the Curry's exclusive PANASONIC
VIERA TX-40CX700B+.

A fantastic 40" 4K tv. It has a Firefox interface which is quick and supports Netflix and Amazon in Ultra HD.

I mostly use mine as a 4K PC monitor as it supports 4K over HDMI 2.0 at 60hz and 444 chroma. I tried many monitors including the newer G-sync 144 hz models and nothing compares to the Panasonic's image quality and colours. Input lag is 25ms using Leo Bodner test, as I am not a competative gamer this is fast enough for me.

I have paired mine with 2 x Evga GTX 980 ti classified cards and at 4K 60fps gaming has a new lease of life. I now couldn't go back to anything less than 4k.

It is easily the best television/monitor I have ever owned and I managed to pick mine up for just over £500 with a 5 year Panasonic warranty.

Murray Snudge

December 31, 2015, 4:52 pm

Samsung UE48JU7500 - 'a severe amount of motion blur' and you score it 9/10?

kobraaaa

February 1, 2016, 1:35 am

Nobody talks about customer service or warranty's? What good as a phone, if it dies before the warranty is up and stuff like this : http://globalnews.ca/news/1026... happens? Samsung has even paid cnet to do new reviews on products they already have done so on : http://www.businessinsider.com... and then do stuff like this http://www.idownloadblog.com/2... and this http://www.businessinsider.com... . Simply Google, Samsung Customer Service Reviews....The warranty of a TV and customer service, should matter as much, if not more, than the capabilities. I know from experience.

travel_lite

February 26, 2016, 3:13 pm

Excellent point.

An unbiased review of Customer Services is long overdue.

Shant Lola

February 29, 2016, 6:14 pm

I would concur with your appraisal. I recently picked up the Panasonic TX-60CX740E and has great picture quality. Previously had a Panasonic Plasma, but power surge destroyed it.

Before making the purchase, I compared it to several Samsung models including the JS7200, JU7500, and JS8500. In my opinion the Panny came on top. The picture quality is more accurate than the Samsung models and very little motion blur if any.

I would recommend the CX740 or another model in the same range.

joethedocII

April 20, 2016, 3:55 pm

I'm sorry, but WHAT "drop-down menu???"

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