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Samsung's ES6500 series televisions delivers good looks and a bright picture that plays nicely even in well-light environments, for a reasonable price.Positioned toward the middle of Samsung's expansive TV line, the ES6500 series is mighty rich on bells and whistles, and only moderately short on performance-related features. You get 1080p HD, 3D (with two pair of Samsung's active-shutter 3D glasses included), LED backlighting, Samsung's Smart Hub interface and all of the apps that come with it, and built-in Wi-Fi — all wrapped up in a super-thin package with a tiny bezel and matte-finished screen. What Samsung sacrifices at this level is local dimming of the LED backlights, some image-processing horsepower, and a few other features that, frankly, we don't consider instrumental in the TV's performance. With a low-end street price of around $1,100, this model from Samsung shoots for value, potentially putting some pressure on the likes of Vizio, Sharp and Toshiba. In this review, we take a stab at rating this series' over-all performance and ranking its relative value.
At $1100 (estimated street price as of July 17, 2012), the Samsung UN46ES6500 sounds like a dream machine: It's a well-priced 46-inch HDTV packed with great features, and it comes from a respected manufacturer. However, the images it produced in our tests left much to be desired. Lab Tests: Picture, Sound, and Energy Consumption The UN46ES6500's 120Hz, edge-lit LED display received mostly good (but not great) scores in PCWorld Labs subjective tests for brightness, contrast, color, and detail. As one of the five judges in these tests, I noted the set's occasional softness, its loss of detail in dark areas, and the trouble it had in reproducing accurate skin tones. The set's performance did shine in some areas, though. While watching our football clip, one judge said, "If all I watched were football, this wouldn't be a bad TV." As if to back up that assessment, the UN46ES6500 did quite well in our motion test, earning a score of Very Good. However, camera movement in a scene from The Dark Knight (chapter 9) didn't impress us anywhere near as much: One building looked as if it were having trouble remaining in our universe. Our judges tended to give this set slightly worse scores when we put on Samsung's active glasses and judged the 3D effect.
|Samsung UN46ES6500 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Slim LED HDTV (Black)||$1099.95||See it|
|UN46ES6500 - 46 Class ( 45.9 viewable ) LED-backlit LCD TV||$1199||See it|