A world apart from my old crt. I decided to finally drag myself kicking and screaming into the 21st century, ordering this 40 inch samsung to replace my trusty old panasonic quintrix crt – a tv that has served me well for many years and was top class in its day – it cost about twice what this samsung does when it was new. My, how things have changed. The tv arrived on a saturday, 3 days after i ordered it – via super saver delivery.Thanks amazonfirst impressions out of the box were very good. Pleasant, minimalist design with a nicely weighted glass base and frame with subtle red detailing. The unit feels solid and serious, not plasticy or generic like some of the lgs and such that i’d seen in stores. At this price point i don’t think you’ll find a more aesthetically pleasing tv. Setup was incredibly quick and easy – screw mount to base, screw the tv to the mount, plug in the power and aerial – job done.A few minutes after opening the box i was watching my new tvhaving read a lot about the picture quality of lcd tvs with regards to black depth, motion blur, input lag etc, i was slightly dubious about making the leap as crts suffer none of these imperfections.
Purchased this tv from john lewis today. More expensive at £ 500 but the five year guarantee made the extra £ 70 worth it for me. I previously owned a 32 inch 3 year old samsung (about £ 600 at the time from memory) which i loved for every minute i owned. However the 580 is a big big improvement. The picture with standard definition freeview is amazing, and almost hd like. My previous tv struggled to get a good reception at times but this is perfect. Moving on to hd freeview (which by the way the freeview website said i won’t be able to receive until april 2011). This is crystal clear, and cheryl cole looks good enough to eat on xfactor. i haven’t yet fully experienced it’s performance for blue ray / ps3, but what i have seen is excellent.
Ordered this tv to replace an older 37″ samsung tv and found the quality of the picture to be extreamly good. Sound isn’t quite as good as my older one then this tv is slimmer and i expect the speakers are a little smaller. This isn’t a problem as i usually play all my sound through my av amp. Setup was easy and i had it up and running in a few minutes. I found that the contrast needed turning down a little as it was set on 100% which is a little too high in my opinion. Hd freeview is very good, normal freeviws is as expected. Blu ray, ps3 and xbox 360 look amazing in 1080p. Usb socket allows the attachment of usb sticks and hard drives and the built in media player funcion works suprisingly very well for a tv. Not up to the standard of a standalone hd media player/streamer but certainly usable.
We recently upgraded from our former 27″ hd tv to this, the samsung le40c580 – or, as we call it, the screen of loveliness. It is sleek and beautiful, with rich, precise colours, deep clear sound, and since mounting it on the wall it has become beloved by me and my normally technologically-unimpress-able wife. Wall mounting is advised, as it is a beast of a thing, though i miss the stunning glass base, and playing the ps3 has now become quite scary (ohmygod the cars are coming at me). Buy it, buy it now and live your life as you were supposed to.
- Extremely happy with this TV – great Freeview HD pictures!
- another great LCD panel from Samsung
- The best 40″ LCD for the money
- Great TV but watch out for quality issues
- Our new Samsung TV
- Great once it’s set up!
Samsung LE40C580 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Allshare LCD TV with Freeview HD
- Samsung Full HD 1080P LCD TV with Freeview HD
- Connect your movies, photos and music easily to your TV via USB
- Anynet+ lets you one-touch control any compatible Samsung device connected via HDMI
- 4 HDMI slots let you connect more devices in HD quality
- Wide Colour Enhancer brings the true colour of your picture to life
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.
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 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.