Recently bought the ES6500 and returned it for the ES7100 due to ghosting in Dark seens. I figured the Micro Dimming was going to help alot. Well i was wrong I get more ghosting on this model then the 6500,its not worth the extra $400 in my opion. Also when watching football on the kickoff or a deep pass u get the famous Samsung "Triple ball affect" where the ball is blury and u see triple of the ball.
As far as picture its a very good picture as far as color and clarity and 3D is great but I should of stuck with Sony which was what I had before you get what you paid for with them. For $2k not worth it
I was eagerly awaiting my delivery, and have to say worth the wait. It was scary how simple it was to install...from the stand to the wifi to my FiOS system (which also was flawless). It immediately looke for any appropriate updates for my unit as well as all the Smart Hub icons, which did not take long at all. The sound I found to be in line with my other Samsung TV, good, not great, but much better than other units that needed additional sound systems to make up for inadequate performance from their built in speakers. I definitely don't need to purchase a sound bar like others have said they needed for their similar Panasonic or LG TVs. Other than having to set up personal visual preferences, I found the factory defaults for viewing to be adequate. But in low light settings, I did have to just adjust a setting or two and was good to go. HD popped, while SD didn't lag behind, helped by FiOS' video quaity.
Great TV, excellent picture
This is a really nice TV. The only problem for me is that there is so much that can be altered that I do not know where to start. It does it all and I LOVE the app's and that it's internet ready....
Wonderful picture, easy set-up, beyond expectations - SMART TV connects via Wi-Fi to internet, Netflix, Pandora and more.
This is a great TV.
Great picture,easy to set up..The sound system is not very good.I am told that this is common in thin tv's..I am installing a sound system anyway.
+Picture is very good. -Owners manual is disappointing, for a name brand TV. Badly written, doesn't give detailed specs (no size specified for audio output cable for example). -I sure thought I found somewhere on the internet that the remote had a full qwerty keyboard on the back. It doesn't. To input stuff for the internet link you must move 4 keys on a 'keyboard' display to select characters. This 'move' is very slow. Very little guidance in manual about remote use. This whole interface is very much 'try and see what works.' -Other people have said this, and I somewhat ignored and spent more money for this 7100 series, but don't buy this for the internet access. It doesn't have a 'real' browser, it's slow, and even at about 10 feet viewing, my old eyes have a problem seeing internet sites on 55inch screen.
It has a great picture. Now if I could only look at the owners manual to see if it is hooked up correctly would be a plus. Do not suggest using the online guide because it won't go online keeps dropping the internet connection. Only device in the house that drops it wireless connection. Also the Netflix App does not wnat to connect either. But it does have a great picture.
I already had a good picture with my 46" Mitsubishi, but if you are a TV person like myself and watch a lot o DVD 's then this is for you! The picture quality alone is worth it. Wait until you watch some of the 3D movies like Avatar...just amazing. Ignore most of the bad reviews; if you can afford this tv then I'm sure you have a surround sound and you should have a media center computer connected. The smart tv functions are too slow and tedious.
The 3D is awesome, both upconverted from 2D and as native 3D movies.
The set itself is quite beautiful, and the picture is mind blowing. And with its dual cores, the smart TV functions and Internet streaming is speedy and makes Netflix quite enjoyable.
Also, this set will work with a seperately purchased Bluetooth or wireless keyboard and touchpad which facilitates the online portions of the smart TV functions. I purchased a small handheld keyboard and touchpad from ****** for $25.
I fully recommend this set! Mine is the UN55ES7100.