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Samsung 40B7000 Series (UE40B7000 / UN40B7000)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 242 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and sound. The design and value for money are also appreciated. The energy efficiency and remote control get negative reviews, while the connectivity and glare get mixed reviews.

image quality, value for money, design, sound, usability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 40B7000 Series (UE40B7000 / UN40B7000) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung UA40B7000 7 series LCD TV

 

This one is Samsung's highest end TV we've reviewed. It's from their 7 series, released recently in the market. The title says LCD TV even though Samsung calls it LED TV. Actually it's an LED edge lit LCD TV, as some readers got confused the last time...

Overall I would say the blacks are not so deep, the LCD curse as we call it. The TV's definitely bright, better than regular CCFL LCD TVs. The very strong points are accuracy in colors, and a smooth sense of clarity one gets, especially in native 1080p...

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Samsung UN40B7000

 

Until 3D HDTVs hit the mainstream, thin is in, and Samsung's UN40B7000 is among the slimmest you'll find. At just 1.2 inches thick (without stand), this sexy sidelit LED-based LCD HDTV is designed to impressbut it comes at a steep price. The 40-inch...

Only 1.2 inches thick. Good color and contrast ratio performance. Strong feature set. Energy efficient. HDMI-CEC support. Internet@TV support with Web widgets and access to services like Amazon Video On Demand

Expensive. Auto-dimming cannot be disabled. Integrated speakers are weak

While Samsung had to make some compromises to get the 40-inch UN40B7000 LED-based LCD HDTV to measure a mere 1.2 inches thick, the result is just as sexy and powerful as it is expensive.

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Samsung UN40B7000

 

Produces relatively deep black levels; accurate color; very good dejudder processing; sleek styling with 1.2-inch thick panel; extensive feature set with Yahoo widgets, network streaming, and a lot of built-in content; extremely energy-efficient.

Expensive; less-uniform screen than other LCDs; poor off-angle viewing; backlight fluctuates with program brightness; dark areas tinged bluer; shiny screen can cause reflections in bright rooms; red frame isn't for everyone.

Although its picture quality can't quite live up to the high price, the Samsung UNB7000 series is a technological and design tour de force.

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Samsung UN40B7000 LED Backlit Television Review

 

I find it maddeningly easy to be critical of new products. However, when Samsung sent us their 1.2"-thin LED backlit UN40B7000 HDTV, we set it up and quickly found ourselves struck speechless. Aside from an unresponsive remote control, off-axis black...

Only 1.2" thick ; Integrates very well with the Samsung ; Incredible Black levels ; Rich, accurate colors ; Yahoo! Widgets ; Cool built-in applications

Pricey ; Poor off-axis viewing ; Still waiting on Netflix Widget ; Agonizingly slow response to remote commands

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Samsung UN40B7000 Review – 40-inch LED HDTV

 

If price is not a deciding factor, then this HDTV is the one for you. On the higher side of the price range, the Samsung UN40B7000 has many innovative features which stand up to the exaggerated prices. Due to the LED lighting, the bezel is very thin at...

On the whole, the Samsung UN40B7000 seems to be a good product. Both the slim looks and the good performance will force you to buy the product.

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"Fine picture and sound, but no user manual."

 

This product is state of the art with great picture quality and sound. Design is first class and has features and functionality that I have not yet been able to take advantage of because I must get online to reference the User Manual. I have tried to...

Easy to install. Work great over-the-air. Good sound and picture quality. No service requirements to for first six months.

No User manual provided with product. Taking advantage of the functionality offered by the product manufacturer is lost unless you understand how to take advantage of the offerings. I would rather pay for a User manual than try to print it at home.

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Beautiful picture!

 

There is no question that a LED LCD, even an edge lit, is superior to a CFL LCD. I just purchased my first HD TV. I bought and tried three different 40" models, Samsung LN40B630 (CFL LCD), Sony Bravia 9 KDL-40Z5100 (CFL LCD), and Samsung UN40B7000 (LED...

Colors are rich and "snap". Picture is vibrant, clear and just flat out beautiful. Swivel stand is nice

Poor remote. Pedantic, uninspiring on screen menu

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"Beautiful picture!"

 

There is no question that a LED LCD, even an edge lit, is superior to a CFL LCD. I just purchased my first HD TV. I bought and tried three different 40" models, Samsung LN40B630 (CFL LCD), Sony Bravia 9 KDL-40Z5100 (CFL LCD), and Samsung UN40B7000 (LED...

Colors are rich and "snap". Picture is vibrant, clear and just flat out beautiful. Swivel stand is nice.

Poor remote. Pedantic, uninspiring on screen menu.

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Samsung UN40B7000

 

There is no question that a LED LCD, even an edge lit, is superior to a CFL LCD. I just purchased my first HD TV. I bought and tried three different 40" models, Samsung LN40B630 (CFL LCD), Sony Bravia 9 KDL-40Z5100 (CFL LCD), and Samsung UN40B7000 (LED...

Colors are rich and "snap". Picture is vibrant, clear and just flat out beautiful. Swivel stand is nice

Poor remote. Pedantic, uninspiring on screen menu

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Samsung UN40B7000

 

This product is state of the art with great picture quality and sound. Design is first class and has features and functionality that I have not yet been able to take advantage of because I must get online to reference the User Manual. I have tried to...

Easy to install. Work great over-the-air. Good sound and picture quality. No service requirements to for first six months

No User manual provided with product. Taking advantage of the functionality offered by the product manufacturer is lost unless you understand how to take advantage of the offerings. I would rather pay for a User manual than try to print it at home

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
USB Recording: No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 400 x 400

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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