This tv is amazing the quality of hd is amazing and sd is great too as long as your not too close to it. The sound is also really good for tv speakers. The best thing is that it looks and feels like a £1000 tv with a glass stand and surround, its beautiful. Dont waste money buying a more expensive tv which could literally only be slightly better quality, spend the extra money on surround sound or something.
I bought this tv after many hours looking at sonys. Lg’s and toshiba’sfirstly it was delivered within a day from amazon and despite the adverse weather conditions the box was in perfect condition. The tv itself is childs play to set up and is one of the best looking tv’s for the price tag. The quality of the finish and the sturdyness of the glass stand is to be commended – i have a few family members who have lg tv’s with plastic stands which looks lopsided. I am no technical expert in terms of picture quality but for me as a lay user the picture and sound is perfect – using it with an lg blu ray.
Bought this tv after reading many reviews and decided to go for this model because of the inbuilt hd freeview. It is a very attractive design and the picture quality is excellent as i come to expect from samsung. Decent sound and very easy to set up on installation menus. Delivery was puctual and the price (£476)for what you get is the icing on the cake. A small quibble that stopped me giving 5 stars, was that the stand was not attached and was not the easiest thing to attach. I have another 40in samsung and this was delivered with stand assembled and was up and running in minutes. You definately need 2 people to put this set together if like me you are going to be using the stand provided. This apart, definately a tv i would recommend.
I hate it when the review score is about the seller and not the product so i’ll just quickly say that amazon warehouse delivered a cracking deal – happy with the price and the condition, although the packaging was a little loose – obviously intended for a 42′ tv – perhaps why so many of these are broken?anyway, on to the tv. I did a lot of research, visited a lot of shops, and drove my other half mad with pros & cons. In the end i decided there is almost no relationship between price and quality.I plumped for a very affordable price from a good solid brand. This tv is a proper bargain. 3d is a gimmick, 50hz refresh rate is fine (and if you actually read the reviews for most 100hz+ ‘montionflow’ tvs the reviewer usually tells you to turn it off). With this tv you’ve found freeview hd, usb connectivity and 4 hdmi ports and those are far more important. 40′ is a good size for most rooms without being silly.
Bought this tv last week and im pleased to say that im over the moon with it. This is my 2nd lcd tv and is loads better than my 1st one. Xbox 360 hooked up to it and is just brilliant. I do have 1 problem with it at the minute though, and here it is -when i have my ` common interface card ` inserted for espn and turn the tv on the freeview hd channels doesnt display but the ci channel(espn) does. I get an message on the freeview hd channels screen saying ` unable to display common interface services. Check module is working properly. ` but i know its working fine. When i unplug the ci card the hd channels appear on screen, so i then have to re-insert card and freeview hd channels still displays its programes.
Samsung LE40C580 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Allshare LCD Television with Freeview HD : I am surprised i was asked to review this item, as i cancelled my order. Due to it not turning up and no estimated delivery day provided by the courier firm (fyi i paid for express/next day delivery). To be honest amazon were very good and they had the same frustrations with the courier firm. I eventually purchased a samgsung 1030 from sainsbury’s. It is a great telly, though i’m disappointed i ended up with the non hd freeview, as least i got a telly in the endso here’s my markings:telly gets 5 starscity link courier firm get minus pointsamazon gets 3 points for speedy refund, but loses them for using a ridiculous courier firm.