Date: July 28th, 2010
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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PRODUCT WALKTHROUGH & PICTORIAL
Let's take a virtual walk around the TV to point out some of its external features.
Starting off at the base, the glossy chrome four-point stand is a welcome addition to the usual flat bulky panel that made up most TV bases to date. Side to side movement is pretty generous and allows for around 20 degrees of movement from on either side without compromising the monitor's stability. Overall it is very stable and shouldn't be a risk unless it is met with a moderate shove from the back or side. Also keep in mind that with the reduced mass, the stability will be a little less than if the TV was heavier.
The 1 1/4 inch outer bezel is reduced from 2 inches from last year's model and is trimmed with clear plastic to give it an appearance much like a picture frame. Also the smaller bezel makes the overall screen look bigger even though it has the same overall panel dimensions.
Contained within the lower right bezel is the touch sensitive TV function control panel for changing settings on your TV if you lose your remote.
As you move around to the side of this TV, you come face to face with the key feature of this TV. Measuring in at only 1.1 inches, the side profile can't get much thinner. This TV is made for wall mounting and if you are still considering using a normal TV stand, save your money and buy a standard LCD model. There is no reason to pay extra for a thin LED TV if you aren't going to use its key feature.
Again, you just can't wrap your mind around how Samsung was able to compress a screen, and backlight into such a small profile. Is this the future? Will all other standard LCD models be phased out? And if so would that be a good thing?