Date: November 6th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Samsung Canada
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
Let's take a short virtual walk around this huge TV/monitor and point
out some key features.
First off, you will notice just how thin this TV actually
is. With a maximum depth of only 2.5 inches (that's right 2.5"),
you can mount this TV on a wall if your purchase the optional wall mounting
bracket. Wall mounting this would be a very good method of freeing up
floor space and keeping your valuable purchase out of the potentially
damaging hands of your small children or pets.
The power button is conveniently located in the bottom
center and also houses the power LED. To the right is the infrared sensor
for the remote control.
My first point of concern is the remote control pictured
previously in the composition section. Even with new batteries installed,
I found the remote control to be rather weak and only if you pointed
the remote directly at the sensor would it work. Straying only a couple
degrees away from the sensor and the remote would no longer work (Even
at a couple feet away). Having a TV with a pricetag as hefty as as the
LTM405W, I would think that having a RF (radio frequency) remote control
wouldn't be a far stretch and wouldn't have added any cost to the manufacturing.
Under the dark gray front trim is the touch sensitive
front control panel. Now when I say "touch sensitive" I'm
not meaning actually pressing the buttons. All that is needed to activate
these heat sensitive buttons is just a gentle brush with your fingertip.
The included speakers can be attached or completely separate
from the main TV. At 10watts of power a piece, the sound quality was
crisp and clear. But if you have a home theater system, you'd be better
leaving the TV speakers in the box and only using the actual TV as a