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Samsung UN46D6300 LED LCD HDTV Reviewed

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Samsung_UN46D6300_LED_HDTV_review.jpgSamsung's UND6300 Series is a mid-level series in the company's 2011 LED line. We have not performed a hands-on review of the UN46D6300, but here is an overview of its features. This 46-inch, 1080p TV lacks the 3D capability found in the higher-end LED lines (D6400-D8000), but it still offers a strong features package that includes the Smart Hub Web platform with a Web browser and Search All function, optional WiFi, and DLNA/AllShare media streaming. The Smart Hub service includes access to Netflix, VUDU, Blockbuster, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Pandora, Facebook, Twitter, and many more options offered through the Samsung Apps store. This TV lacks the integrated WiFi and Skype capability you'll get with step-up models.

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The UN46D6300 uses edge LED lighting; it does not add the Micro Dimming technology that allows the LED zones to adjust themselves independently to improve black-level and screen uniformity. Clear Motion Rate 240 technology is onboard to reduce motion blur and film judder. The connection panel includes four HDMI inputs (all side-facing), one component video input (a single mini-jack with a supplied adapter cable), one PC input, and one RF input to access the internal ATSC and Clear-QAM tuners (limited PIP is available). Three USB ports are included for media playback, as well as the addition of the optional LinkStick WiFi adapter ($79.99). An Ethernet port is available for a wired network connection. The UN46D6300 lacks an RS-232 or IR port for integration into an advanced control system. This TV has an attractive design, with a graphite finish and a depth of just 1.2 inches.

The setup menu offers a thorough assortment of video adjustments, including: an adjustable backlight; shadow detail; gamma; flesh tone; edge enhancement; digital and MPEG noise reduction; four color-temperature presets, plus RGB offset/gain and 10p white balance controls to precisely adjust color temperature; and three color-space options, including a custom mode in which you can individually adjust red, green, and blue. The Expert Pattern and RGB Only modes are designed to assist with the video-setup process. Clear Motion Rate 240 includes settings for off, clear, standard, and smooth, plus a custom mode in which you can separately adjust the blur and judder functions. There's also an LED Motion Plus control that reduces motion blur by flashing the LED lighting system. The UN46D6300 has eight aspect ratios, including a Screen Fit mode that displays images with no overscan.

On the audio side, the TV's setup menu includes five preset sound modes, a five-band equalizer for use with the Standard sound mode, SRS TruSurround HD, SRS TruDialog to improve vocal clarity, and an Auto Volume function that reduces level variations between TV shows and commercials.

The UN46D6300's Eco menu includes an Energy Saving mode (with five options) to lower the backlight level, as well as an Eco Sensor that automatically adjusts the picture to suit the room's ambient lighting. You can set up the TV to turn itself off when it has received no signal or no activity for a designated time.

The UN46D6300 has an MSRP of $1,499.99 and a street price around $1,1000.

Read about the high points and low points of the UN46D6300 LED HDTV of Page 2.

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