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You are being watched. Like all members of Samsung's Series 7 and Series 8 collections of Edge LED-backlit LCD TVs, this 40-inch television has a built-in webcam. The advantages are many. Skype on the Samsung UE40ES7000 from the off, with no need for an expensive add-on camera accessory, is a bonus. But the other features enriched by that spy hole – housed in a ripple across the top of this super-slender screen – are less obvious. As well as an app called My Mirror, which can record both video and stills of you watching the Samsung UE40ES7000 (eh?), that camera fuels this TV's all-new control systems, including face recognition (only as a gimmicky way to log in to a Samsung app), gesture control and – thanks to its nearby microphone – voice operation. Although all those latter control features turn out to be a huge step forward, they will be familiar to anyone who's tried a Kinect. In fact, the tech itself is almost identical. Just as impressive in terms of 'now' features is the Samsung UE40ES7000's Smart Hub (a clearing house for umpteen apps), its twin Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners, and its Full HD and 3D-ready Edge LED panel.
Uncovered at the CES 2012 technology show in Las Vegas back in January, the Samsung ES7000 fits in the firm's TV range between the ES6300 and the ES8000. In fact, this TV is a perfect blend of those two models. It features voice and motion control functions, as well as an 800 Hz mode to keep judder and glitches to a minimum. It also boasts Smart TV web-connected services and Micro Dimming Pro dynamic backlighting. Like the rest of Samsung's 2012 TV range, the ES7000 has Edge LED backlighting. This helps keep the casing down to a nice, slim 3 cm. Like other ES-series TVs, the screen bezel is just 5 mm thick. The onscreen image therefore looks almost like it's floating in this air. Features include DLNA 1.5 support, as well as the brand's usual host of Smart TV services. You can therefore download all kinds of apps (VOD, Google Maps, Skype, etc.) although not many are available in Full HD resolution. Thanks to DLNA compatibility, this TV can play files stored on compatible networked devices. There's also a built-in media player with comprehensive file support—simply plug an external storage peripheral (USB flash drive or external hard drive) into one of the three USB ports to play all kinds of files.