samsung leds - 55" - matt screen - HELP!!! Samsung web useless - AVS Forum
LCD Flat Panel Displays > samsung leds - 55" - matt screen - HELP!!! Samsung web useless
GregN's Avatar GregN 01:53 PM 07-02-2012
Hi Folks - interested in purchasing a Samsung LED for a very bright room in the 55" range. Using the LED and size filter on the website generates 22 models! I cannot discern among them which one have a matt screen, if any. Or which one would be the least reflective given the screen properties.

One would think this would be important information to convey to a consumer, but I guess not.

I'd appreciate it if any of you folks familiar with the product line could point me in the right direction with some model numbers.

Also, I'm not married to Samsung, but figured I'd start there because I'm very happy with my 4 year old matt screened LNT-4661, and want to upgrade to a larger set.

Thanks,
Greg

Ralarcon's Avatar Ralarcon 11:02 AM 07-03-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by GregN View Post

Hi Folks - interested in purchasing a Samsung LED for a very bright room in the 55" range. Using the LED and size filter on the website generates 22 models! I cannot discern among them which one have a matt screen, if any. Or which one would be the least reflective given the screen properties.
One would think this would be important information to convey to a consumer, but I guess not.
I'd appreciate it if any of you folks familiar with the product line could point me in the right direction with some model numbers.
Also, I'm not married to Samsung, but figured I'd start there because I'm very happy with my 4 year old matt screened LNT-4661, and want to upgrade to a larger set.
Thanks,
Greg

Do you want 3D, do you want back lit, edge lit , size ? Samsung does not have matte screens. They do have semi gloss screens. This works for me. I have a 55", 6100 series. I'm using it in a bright den, and I really like the picture quality.

Cheers.
GregN's Avatar GregN 03:03 PM 07-03-2012
Hi Ralcon - I can answere some of those questions.
Yes, I'd like 3D.
A 55" set would be perfect from a size perspective.
I would prefer a backlit LED with local dimming, but from I understand, only the top end LEDs are backlit. Seem like most mfgs are moving to edge lit LEDs, at least in my price range 1400-1800.

Thanks for the advice on the Samsung 6100s; I will certainly look into those. While I understand that Samsung is moving away from matt screens to glossy screens, some screens are less reflective than others; and those are the ones I want to target.

Thanks,
Greg
Joxer's Avatar Joxer 03:18 PM 07-03-2012
I don't believe the Samsung 6100 series has 3D.
The cheapest Samsung 55" with 3D and smart-tv internet features is the UN55ES6500 edge-lit LED model.
The next step up model is the UN55ES7100 which is on sale this week at many stores, it adds micro-dimming and a dual-core CPU.
The higher end models UN55ES7500 and UN55ES8000 add the gimmicky voice recognition features and cost a lot more.
fatuglyguy's Avatar fatuglyguy 03:31 PM 07-03-2012
The ES6100, ES6500, and ES6900 all have semi-matte screens, as 6 series models this year don't use Samsung's Ultra Clear (glossy) panel. They are not completely matte, but close enough. If you want 3D, then your choices are narrowed down to the ES6500 and ES6900. The ES6900 adds in a dual-core processor and micro dimming over the 6500. I'm not sure if the 55" 6900 is available yet, but the 50" just came out. It's a BB exclusive

You can also check out the Sharp LE845/847 model - although it only comes in 60".
Joxer's Avatar Joxer 01:35 AM 07-04-2012
The ES6900 is a Best Buy exclusive, but the UN55ES6900 is around the same price as the slightly better UN55ES7100 on sale this week and available from lots of sources including amazon.
fatuglyguy's Avatar fatuglyguy 04:40 AM 07-04-2012
But the es7100 uses the glossy ultra clear panel. Per his request, I only mentioned models with a matte finish.
GregN's Avatar GregN 05:38 AM 07-04-2012
Fatuglyguy/Joxer - Thanks for pointing in me in the right direction. At least now I can head over to Best Buy and look at those particular models to see just how reflective they are. Any known major problems with these sets (ES6500/6900)?

I'd consider the Sharp, but unfortunately, a 70" set is too wide for my furniture set up.

Thanks again,
Greg
Up
Mobile  Desktop