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Thank you for another detailed review. I'm wondering whether this 32 inch shares the same feature set as its larger brethren, specifically the 46C6530? I've always been a little unclear about the 'series 6, 7, 8, 9' numbering structure. Certainly the 46C seems better priced as the 7000 series as not really interested in 3D at all.Also, as far as I can see, TR have not really covered the streaming functionality of these TVs. I'm interested in streaming from a NAS with Twonky on it ideally (as opposed to keeping the PC on). Does anyone have any experience of this? How well do MKV or Xvid files work? What about those with AC3 5.1 audio?
Not 100% sure about the C series, but there's a thriving firmware scene on the older B series. With the 'samygo' firmware or applets, you can mount an NFS or SAMBA share and play MKVs directly from your NAS. They recently even added DTS decoding so I no longer have to run dts2ac3!See: http://samygo.sourceforge.net/
Ive just purchased the 40 inch UE40C640, Its basically the same set as above but is bigger and adds widgets for youtube and iplayer etc that work flawlessly. However youtube is pretty basic.Its currently going for £599 at a popular electronics superstore. Very good value considering the smaller set reviewed here isn't much cheaper.Im streaming from my imac using a free UPnP/DLNA media server called Tvmobili as the official samsung pc software isnt mac compatible. The tv is plugged directly into my (old) router and thats connected wirelesly to the imac.Ive streamed 4 or 5 half an hour to an hour long xvids with no buffering at all and no out of sync issues and also watched 3 longish movies in 1080p .mkv format with no issues at all. Just 3 or 4 seconds buffering before the large .mkv movies begin. I had a particularly large mkv at over 8gb that i thought it may struggle with but again worked perfectly, i am really surprised with the quality! Apparantly it also plays subtitle files but i have yet to try this.When i first got the set i purchased a 16 gb usb stick as i thought the large mkv's would struggle to play over my network, ive only used this a couple of times due to the network coping but it plays every file format ive tried on the stick so imagine a connected usb hard drive would work the same. Not sure about Nas but from the threads ive read its easy to set up. Plus as SNXavier says, no need to keep the pc on!
sorry the model number is UE40C6540, so confusing!!
Is this the right model number? The model numbers on the Samsung website refer to a 6600 but not a 6000. http://www.samsung.com/uk/cons...That said, Currys, Dixons, PC World etc seem to be selling the "6000" model (although they are currently out of stock).In a related query, is the only material difference between the 6000/6000 model and the 6510 model the stand?
The model numbers are so confusing, ive heard that certain model numbers arnt on the samsung website because some models are sold exclusively to specific shops as limited runs with varying features. Again i dont know for sure but i think apart from the stand the 6000 model doesn't have internet@tv, i.e the iplayer and other internet based widgets.
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