Nevertheless, despite the high price, the TV isn’t exactly perfect. The backlighting isn’t quite as even as perhaps you would expect on a set as high-end as this and there are some issues with the backlight dimming too. For example, if there’s white title text on a pure black background you can see differences in the back levels around the areas of the picture that contain the white text.
The remote has some very advanced features, but it’s a pain to use for basic stuff
Perhaps the biggest problem is set’s the fancy touchscreen remote. It has some seriously advanced features. It’s Wi-Fi enabled so you can stream a live channel from the TV to the remote’s colour display – handy if you need a pee during tense a penalty shootout – and it can also be programmed to control a whole range of other devices.
However, it’s very awkward to use for simple tasks, like navigating around the telly’s menu system. The screen just isn’t responsive enough and it’s far too easy to hit the wrong on-screen button and end up dumped out of the menu you were trying to adjust.
On the audio front, however, the TV is a surprisingly competent performer. Although flatscreens generally deliver pretty poor audio, that’s not the case here, partly because Samsung has cleverly placed the speakers in the stand rather than in the set’s chassis.
Next page: Sound thinking
RE: No wall mounting?
"If you want to wall mount it, this base can be removed and fitted to the back of the set."
I mean, come on... this was right at the beginning of the article. It's not like it was buried in the later pages. Make an effort.
I'd get one but....
Obviously it's way too expensive, but more practically, there's never anything worth watching. Oops.
Would be fun to play games on though.
I spotted the Althea and Donna reference ( how old is the reviewer? ) and I claim my free TV
Utterly pointless thinness
At under 8mm thin it'll look great hung on the wall, most framed pictures protrude into the room more than that. Bang a duct in the wall for the hidden cabling and the stand can stay in the box where it belongs.
Where are you seeing that?
It says in the article that you can wall mount the TV.