Samsung has just released a beauty: the Samsung LED 7000. You won't be able to keep your eyes off this unbelievably thin 40-inch LED TV, with its incredible detail and rich colours.
The sleek design and stunning, transparent edges make it look elegant and soft. What's more, you get eco-friendly benefits, so you can breath easy in the knowledge that you're doing something to help Mother Earth. Even better, the green perks and wafer-thin design don't mean you have to sacrifice features - the LED 7000 comes with all the basics you need, plus a number of extras that put it ahead of the competition.
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Good picture quality has to be measured by three things: contrast, colour and clarity. The LED 7000 has them all in spades. Its Mega Contrast Ratio feature brings out all shades of grey and enhances deep colours like magentas and blues. A Wide Colour Enhancer pro with LED gamut means the pixels are bright and authentic. Plus, the 100Hz Motion Plus technology removes edge-blur, leaving your picture smooth and crisp.
What is LED?
Light Emitting Diode (LED) is a technology that focuses electric energy directly into light, with essentially just a circuit board and a computer chip. There is no conventional bulb to speak of and it is much more energy efficient - plus it has a flexible colour spectrum. LED lights have a cleaner colour palette, meaning your picture will be sharper, a huge improvement on standard LCD TVs, which use compact fluorescent backlights to illuminate the image on screen. This type of light is usually too bright, giving you grey and washed-out looking blacks.
What makes LED better?
In the 7000 TV, LED light is used as an edge-light, illuminating the picture from around the perimeter of the screen. They brighten, dim, or turn off completely depending on what's on the screen, resulting in amazingly dark blacks and more colour subtlety throughout the spectrum.
A Delicate Balance
The LED 7000 is one of the slimmest televisions on Earth. Samsung made the body from one solid, seamless piece of plastic with an elegant rose-black finish. The clear rim along the outside and the transparent neck make it look like it's floating.
With some models a mere 29mm thick, Samsung has accomplished an incredible feat of design. How? The LED lights are built in around the outside of the screen and aim inwards to light up the picture, allowing for a much thinner TV.
The LED 7000's green credentials are top notch, which is good for your conscience and for the planet. Not only is the bezel frame recyclable, but it also has no VOC's (volatile organic compounds) and the LED lights use a lot less energy. All this means a much smaller carbon footprint.
Doing our bit for Mother Earth
Samsung has been awarded with the European Union's Flower Eco-label for its products in the past, so they know a thing or two about making our electronics more eco-friendly. In the LED 7000, standards are equally high. First of all, the LED technology allows it to use up to 40% less power than a regular LCD TV, meaning lower electricity bills for you and less of an impact on the environment. Also, the slim design means there's less packaging - and what is used is recycled.
The Internet from your couch
The Samsung LED 7000 conveniently lets you do whatever you want - watch TV or go online - and offers plenty of widgets to keep you busy, organised and amused. You can keep track of weather, news, stocks and sports, and even watch YouTube.
Your connection to the Internet can be both wired and wireless, if you use a Samsung wireless LAN adaptor. Once you're online, the Internet@TV functionality enables the applications to pop up in an easy-to-view sidebar, meaning you can surf while you watch TV.
A multimedia television
When it comes to media playing and media sharing, the LED 7000 makes life easy. Wireless DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) essentially transforms this TV into a digital media player - meaning you can look at those holiday snaps you have saved on your PC, or transfer music and video to listen and watch respectively.
You have the option to do this transferring or streaming through a wired or wireless router, which connects the TV to laptops, computers or even the Samsung Omnia mobile phone - or any DLNA-certified equipment. An added perk is that you can connect to several different PCs if you want to, and you don't need to use a USB stick to transfer your media.
Wall-mounting your TV
Since it's light as a feather and as thin as a picture in a frame, it's no surprise that you hang this TV on the wall with one screw and an ultra-strong fibre-optic cable. With the rounded corners of its slick frame and slim build, it will fit perfectly against any wall.
Samsung LED wall mount
- One person can easily install it on their own, with few fixtures and screws to fiddle with
- The TV lays flat against the wall
- Since the TV is so light, you can even hang it on a stud wall
- There are flip-out legs at the base that lift the TV away from the wall and allow for easy access to connection points