Review UA32H4000AR Samsung LED 32 " Television (32H4000)
Samsung UA32H4000AR Television
32H4000 81.28cm (32) H4000 USB Movie, Sports Mode HD LED TV

Pretty Basic... but you get what you pay for.

Highlights
LED

Type of Screen like LCD, Plasma, OLED

LED: The LCD technology is the same in the cathode fluorescent lamp lit TVs and the LED lit TVs, but the LED lighting of the picture results in a sharper picture, more energy efficient using about 40% less electricity than a standard LCD TV, the LED backlighting system has no delay or warm up time, and the LED lit TVs are much thinner than the traditional LCD or plasma TVs.

1366 x 768 [WXGA]

No. of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed.

1366 x 768 [WXGA]: There are 2 resolutions for HD broadcasts 1) 720p = resolution of 1280 x720 pixels ~ 1 megapixel 2) 1080i -= resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels ~ 2 megapixels There is no 3rd resolution of 1366 x 768 in any HD source. A 1366 x 768 image is ALWAYS SCALED
It is all about firmware scaling engine ( video processing chips ) in the display. A huge amount of processing has to happen to make 720 into 768 or 1080 down to 768. In a Good display with a great processing chipset, the 1080 incoming resoultion is 2 times what the display can show, and since it has twice the information it needs, the 1366 display can really do a great job. Some displays do a fantastic job of resizing and de-interlacing. Some 1366 displays do such a fuzzy job of scaling that the image seems about the same as regular TV, just bigger and wider, not Higher in Definition.

32 "

Screen Size for optimal viewing.

2

High Definition Multimedia Interface is a connector that can carry high-definition video and several digital audio channels on one cable.

1

The USB port on your laptop allows for a variety of gizmos to be attached like camera's memory card, external hard disk, dvd players etc.

Series # H4000
Warranty(Months) 12

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Introduction

The UA32H4000AR is a solid buy as long as you understand its limitations. As long as all you want to do is connect it to a set-top box and view cable TV, you should be satisfied. The picture and sound quality will not blow your mind, but for the price you are paying you for a 32" LED TV may not get a bigger bang for the buck.

Overall Rating
4/10
Display

Average colors and decent image definition and depth.

The picture quality of the 32H4000 will not wow you, but for the price you pay the display is acceptable. The color saturation is decent - reds, greens and blues render well enough. The images have certain depth and detail to them but fast action sequences may seem blurry at times. The TV's viewing angle is fairly limited but as long as you are viewing the TV straight on this should not be too much of an issue. While our tests reveal fairly uniform gray scales, one of the areas where the 32H4000 falters is the black level. The screen just does not appear black enough at times which affects color contrasts and prevents the colors from popping out as much as they should.

3/10

Audio

Audio quality is reasonable. Sounds don't appear muffled in a small room. Normally for a light weight TV, sound could be a major issue with sounds at low frequencies not very audible. The UA32H4000's sound performance is decidedly average.

3/10

Video

Color saturation is acceptable at this price point. Color contrasts could be better.

2/10

Input and Output

The 32H4000 does not have many extra features. 2 HDMI ports, a USB port, an RF jack, an audio port for headphones and composite and component ports - all pretty much standard with the latest TV's are all you get. The composite and component ports are handy when connecting to some security cameras. The USB port allows us to play some multimedia files on the TV.

4/10

Summary

Just like the 32F4000, Samsung's 32H4000 TV is another relatively inexpensive basic medium sized TV model. Although H4000 is fairly easy to use and set up and the display looks good with cable TV, there is not much else it has to offer. While almost all of UA32H400AR's features are fairly standard and available in most of the new LED TV's aimed at the budget end of the market, this TV provides just enough value for money to make it worth considering.

The H4000 looks like any other contemporary HDTV. It has a slim plastic rectangular body and an oval shaped plastic stand. The opaque curved strip of plastic right above the stand gives it a distinctive feel. Set up out of the box is straightforward and the accompanying user manual is easy to read and follow. Navigating the TV menu is intuitive but the text can be small and blurry. The remote's look and feel is unexceptional. The response times while using the remote during our testing were quick and showed no noticeable lag when navigating across channels. The menu allows tweaking of brightness, contrast and sound. The "Film mode " setting can be used for enhancing movie viewing experience as it evens out frame transitions. The "Sport mode" can be used to make the images pop out.

Overall Rating
4/10