Date: November 27th, 2007
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
Let's take a quick tour around your new potential large purchase.
Focusing back on the front, Samsung tried to make the screen seem as large as possible by incorporating a 0.78inch bezel on the top and on the right and left side. With such a thin bezel, it almost appears like the whole TV is all screen. All exposed bezels have a glossy piano black finish which is a fingerprint magnet, but is also very easy to clean.
The center of the lower bezel contains the main manual power switch along with the infrared sensor for the remote control. As with most of Samsung's TVs, startup and shutdown sounds are somewhat reminiscent of Super Mario Brothers. They're rather humorous, but never annoying.
The right side of the lower bezel houses the TV operational controls. As you can see above, from left to right you have the operation LEDs along with the source, menu, volume, channel and menu return button.
The right side of the TV has the AV 3 hub which allows for quick access to a composite audio and video connection for quickly connecting a gaming console, camcorder or a digital camera. The Wiselink(r) connection on the bottom allows you to listen to music and view photos from any USB thumbdrive or even a full external hard drive. As long as it is a USB connection, it should connect very easily. More information on this can be seen on my Wiselink walkthrough farther on in the review.
Moving around to the back of the TV, you can see that for such a gigantic display, the overall base footprint is actually quite small. This 61inch TV perches easily on top of a standard entertainment center with ease though I would not use this as an idea setup (I'll explain more on that later).