Amazon Review by Mike-and-Pam
720 people found the following review helpful
Love Samsung TVs!
I don't have time to write a lot of reviews. When I do, it's either because I'm really pleased or really peaved about a purchase. In this case, I just have to put my two cents in about this TV, and Samsung TVs in general.
We have several LCD / LEDs in the house, both Sonys and Samsungs (including this one - the UN28H4000). The picture quality of all of them is beyond amazing with sharp lines, vibrant colors and deep blacks. All are great for viewing everything from the news to football games. I’m not really a “gamer”, but they all seem to display the action from my Xbox nicely too.
Where Samsung separates itself is in the sound in these smaller TVs. With a big screen, you’re almost sure to want to combine it with some kind of separate sound system (surround, sound bar, etc.). But darn it, I didn’t want to HAVE to buy a separate sound system for a small TV that’s going in the kitchen. Samsung is the only brand I’ve found that comes with adequate speakers, which seem to be full-range as opposed to most others which emit treble and mids only. I wouldn’t say this Samsung sounds “great” (we do have both a Bose surround system and a Sonos sound bar in the house). But it has a nice full sound that’s certainly better than good enough for watching - and listening to - whatever show we’re interested in while having dinner or a midnight snack. All the other brands I’ve heard sound like overdriven headphones when turned up beyond a whisper, and that includes Sony, LG, Visio and Toshiba.
True, this TV is not a “smart” TV. You won’t be streaming Netflix or your favorite TV from Amazon without a secondary device. But it doesn’t - as others have stated - claim to be a smart TV in this ad, and that’s not what I was after (however, in defense of those other reviewers, it does show up as a smart TV in a comparison table I found here on Amazon, and that is incorrect). So for what it is, I give it 5 stars!