The Samsung UE46C7000 is a pleasure to review, being a revolutionary concept in the world of technology: 3D TV. Since the dawn of 3D technology, movie lovers have enjoyed various 3D films from inside of a movie theater. With the Samsung UE46C7000, however, family audiences can enjoy the movies they may have missed in theaters, even in 3D, from the comfort of their own homes.
This LED television set is fully enabled for watching 3D movies and is integrated with 3D wireless transmitters, meaning it can be used for 3D right away.
The Samsung UE46C7000 offers enhanced internet activity, connection to Wi-Fi, and allows the use of “[email protected]”, which gives TV users access to selective online content, such as the BBC iPlayer and the capability to rent online movies and stream them from Lovefilm right onto the screen in the living room.
BBC iPlayer is an internet television player that offers a place to catch up on up to seven days before of BBC’s Radio and television programs. Lovefilm is a British DVD rental company that promotes movies that can be rented completely online to be watched from a computer. With the Samsung UE46C7000, a collection of these films will be available to watch on the television itself.
The Samsung UE46C7000 also reaches the Samsung Apps Portal, giving a way to the App store and making them viewable on the screen itself. One can also obtain PVR functuality by plugging in a memory stick or a USB external hard drive: one can simply plug in a portable device and start recording television programs directly onto that device.
A regular PAL television changes the frequency of pictures at a frequency of 50 frames per second or 50Hz. The human eye can be sensitive to this frequency, particularly when it is dark, and will sometimes notice a flicker on 50Hz televisions.
A 100Hz television shows double the frames, but fast-moving images may still appear to slightly flicker. The Samsung UE46C7000 uses 200Hz motion technology, delivering fast-motion sequences with a smoother, more fluid and natural image, making sure the picture stays sharp. It also has a Freeview HD tuner, meaning users can access HD channels with ease.
The television is still able to view 2D movies. In order to produce the illusion of 3-dimensional viewing for the audience, Samsung uses a Frame Sequential or “Active Shutter” system. 3D viewing glasses must be purchased either in a bundle pack or separately in order to properly view 3D movies on the Samsung UE46C7000. These glasses are called “3D Active Glasses,” and are designed to slip over corrective lens or reading glasses.
These glasses work by first rapidly blocking the left, then the right eye to construct the illusion of depth in three dimensions for the viewer. They come in two types: one option runs on batteries, and the other can be recharged. They have been approved by the Glasses Standardization Working Group of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), therefore enabling them for use on other 3D televisions as well.
Samsung recently released the UE40C7000 in the United Kingdom; the UE46C7000 is 46″ instead of the 40″ TV already released.