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Samsung Smart TV – 32EH5450 review

Posted In Cool Gadgets - By JohnScript On Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 With 0 Comments
The HDTV technology is a part of our life, it’s almost impossible to add more words about it. But, everyday a new device is released into gadget stores, and that device could represent the next big thing. This year, Smart LED TVs is the trend everyone seems to follow. This a review of Samsung Smart TV 32EH5450. Of course, the menu applies to almost every Samsung Smart TV from the same product line. The device that we tried had no 3D option, but that did not bothered us too much. 
Samsung used Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus for this LED TV, a technology that improves the image quality and reveals hidden details from image. This system features complex algorithms that will make the colours more realistic than ever, and we really saw that in our tests. The images were crystal clear and bright, especially on HD channels. There are many presets for image brightness and contrast, and the TV has an ECO function that will adapt its brightness to the light in the room. 
32EH5450  has Smart Hub function that allows you to share messages and events with the loved ones, and has functions that will entertain and educate the little ones. We did not used them too much in our tests though. 

This LED TV really shines when you enter the Smart Dashboard, and you see all the apps you can access: Youtube, Dailymotion, Skype, Newspapers, Internet Browser (with Flash Support), etc. You should know that without a wireless mouse or a keyboard, it will take some time to search for specific things using only the remote control. Some apps like Dailymotion have a better keyboard function with predictive text, but the native Internet Browser has poor writing function (although there is a pairing with a smartphone function that we did not tested). But, everything else works fine, and if you set your bookmarks right, you should be able to access everything really fast. If you play Flash videos @ 720p you might encounter skips and frame pauses, but this happens mostly in the browser. The Youtube app seems to work better. The movie/music app is rather simple but extremely effective. In the video review we have tried a DVDRip, but we also tried a 6Gb BRRip file and it worked perfectly.  
You can get more apps from Samsung Apps, but the options are limited. I was hoping to download a version of Opera (or other Internet Browser), a driver for my 3G Internet Stick, or a custom movie player, but none were available at this time. Another thing that bothers me is the lack of WiFi. In the official description it says that this TV is WiFi ready, but there is no WiFi device. If you want WiFi you should buy an extra Samsung dongle (around $30). I was hoping to connect my own 3G dongle in order to connect the TV to the Internet, but it’s not recognized and I had no luck searching for a way to install it. So, unless you get that Samsung WiFi adaptor, you will have to use only the RJ45 LAN default connection.
Features: 
  • LED Technology
  • Full HD 1080p
  • Smart TV
  • 2x10W Audio Speakers
  • 32” (81cm) Display
  • Digital Tuner
  • RJ45 and Wifi Ready (but no WiFi adapter included)
  • ports: 1 s-Composite, 1 RGB, 3 HDMI, 1 optic audio, HDMI Slot CI+, 3,5mm jack
  • Dimensions 738.3 x 444.9 x 93.2 mm
  • Weight: 6.5 kilos
Pros
  • Bright colors
  • Clear image
  • Smart TV with Internet support
  • Facebook, Youtube, Skype, Internet Browsers
  • Movie player with subtitle support
  • Nice design
  • Low power consumption

Cons

  • No WiFi
  • It’s hard to write with the remote in apps
  • Limited apps
  • So far, no support for generic 3G dongles
  • Sometimes it takes too long to update the Smart TV app when you start the TV
  • Flash player freezes sometime
Check prices for this device on Amazon.

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