The UN46ES6580FXZA is at the top end of the price spectrum for our mid-value list. It is a very nice TV with lots of top end features as well as viewing quality characteristics. It has the best 3D quality offered by Samsung which is active 3D. It has the best Smart TV options for Smart Hub and Internet connectivity as well which offer lots of Apps and premium channels. It has special viewing features such as the Clear Motion rate of 480 which gives you faster response times for fast motion on-screen programming.
Ultimately, though what we like most is the HD viewing quality from the very powerful LED edge lit lights. Peak white is obviously very bright and this performs well in light rooms. The menu is easy to use as well and this allows quick adjustment of the backlight for lower in-room lighting to give colors and the picture a more cinematic look. 4 pairs of active 3D glasses are included. The series is also available in the 55” Samsung UN55ES6580, and the 40” version UN40ES6580.
Strong LED edge backlighting for bright rooms
Strong Internet TV choices through Smart TV/Smart Hub
Some micro dimming for improved contrast in areas
Appearance improvements over ES6500
Excellent 3D viewing
Price is pretty steep still for a 4th or 5th model in lineup
Must adjust backlight depending on room conditions
Dims: 42.1″W x 25.0″H x 1.2″D
Panel Hz: 240Hz
Wifi Built In
|Steve Holdgren is an engineer by trade and has worked for some of the largest energy related engineering firms in the world with his latest stint in Switzerland. He holds a degree is mechanical engineering… See more about Steve