Top Smart Tv
Today we are going to make a short review of a top F series Samsung TV, specifically the Samsung F7000.
Together with the F8000 model, this TV brings a whole new standard to the top Smart-T.V market.
Samsung’s F7000 design highlights the fineness and elegance of this Smart-T.V. An extremely narrow frame with a metallic look borders the glossy screen.
The TV’s base assembly fits the style of the TV perfectly and the integrated camera is retractable and may be hidden inside the TV case.
On the bottom of the TV frame, discretely incorporated, lies the glowing Samsung logo. At the back of the TV the wires have been made accessible, downward, toward the side of the TV. The F model comes with a complete wiring diagram:
-HDMI connections, USB ports, multiple outputs for digital tuners, analog and satellite (for the satellite option there are 2 tuners).
The CI slot is also still available, as well as that for the Evolution Kit if the user wants to upgrade in the subsequent years.
Display and 3D
The Samsung F7000 TV brings forth a new panel which offers excellent display quality. Compared to the ES8000 series (former leader of Samsung TV’s in 2012) there is similarity in display quality but with some improvement.
The colors are more vivid, and the small issues with signal processing are carefully filtered to achieve excellent details. The contrast is also high quality, the black –even in very bright pictures- is exceptional, a perception that is amplified by the glossy screen.
The refresh rate is obtained through 800Hz CMR, which renders fast moving pictures perfectly.
The CMR engine has been improved and the minor problems which arose on 800Hz activated display (certain subtitling or rendering errors have been noticed on 800Hz ES series) have been reduced. Even if for gaming the 800Hz setting is perfect, in order to watch Blu-ray movies or documentaries we recommend deactivating this function as it gives an unnatural feeling to the picture.
This year you can also find the new Sports mode picture, which adjusts all the parameters for an exceptional viewing of sports events.
We have also tested the 3D picture quality of the Samsung F7000. Although not in the best conditions, the picture quality is by far better than other TV’s. The viewing angles are very good and the annoying effects have been eliminated in order to offer a remarkable 3D experience.
Still, the included 3D glasses are far from our liking, they could have been improved ergonomically as well as design wise.
Samsung F7000 has also had the sound quality improved, we now have a 40 W peak power divided in 2 medium height speakers and 2 subwoofers of 10 W each, completing the display quality with exceptional sound quality as well.
For the control of the TV functions there are various options made available to us:
-by means of the traditional remote control
-by means of a second remote control with an integrated microphone and touch control.
The remote control has been released this year and with it the user can control all the TV’s functions using a touch pad and other keys. Also with the help of the integrated microphone the user can issue voice commands to the TV. Voice commands have been radically improved, the Samsung F series being able to recognize various languages – ranging from English to Greek or Russian.
-by means of the integrated camera, the user can utilize gesture control. This function being brought to the scene last year, it has been upgraded making the control of the F7000 TV very accurate and increasing the operating range. The user can move their hand very quickly either sideways or vertically and the TV responds promptly to the commands.
Smart TV F7000
Samsung F7000 comes with a new version of Smart Hub which has hundreds of new apps, and other older apps that have been updated last year.
Having a powerful integrated Quad-core CPU a larger internal memory and a high quality webcam, Samsung F7000 is one of the few TVs this year that can replace the PC or laptop.
The apps load quickly, can run multiple programs and Skype and Facebook run perfectly under the new configuration. There would be a lot more to mention on this topic as it is a complex part of this TV.
Twin View is a feature which allows the simultaneous viewing of two TV channels on two Samsung devices. You can watch your favorite show on the Samsung F7000 and your wife can watch her favorite movie on a Samsung tablet.
Rendering movies from external memory drives is not new anymore, the same as with recording TV shows on an external hard-disk, but the F7000 model brings a change for the better: now the user can watch his/her favorite movie while recording the football game on another channel.
Screen mirroring allows what we display on our Samsung smartphone screen to be rendered on the F7000 screen as well, and therefore make work presentations or view family photos directly on the huge TV screen that can reach to up to 60”.
Samsung F7000 is a very expensive TV, intended for the luxury market and for those who want perfect image quality, maximum connectivity, complete and innovating functions. The Korean developer manages to release each year a product that outperforms by far its competition, giving the term Smart TV its true meaning.