Hot New Big Screen TV Deals $548.98 Samsung 58NU7100 Flat 58” 4K UHD 7 Series Smart TV 2018
- Brand Name: Samsung
- Item Weight: 45.2 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 51.2 x 10.3 x 32.9 inches
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- Item model number: UN58NU7100FXZA
- Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required.
Step up from Full HD with the clarity of the Nu7100. Get 4x the resolution of Full HD, plus non-4k TV content is upscaled to 4K via a powerful UHD engine. This TV is a clear upgrade for your content.
I ordered the product after my last Samsung TV was damaged during a moving incident.Shipping and handling was provided very quickly beating expectations by over a week. Upon delivery of the product, I noticed the TV wouldn't turn on unless I downloaded a smartthings app from the app store which requested all my user information from email, phone number, and address and signed me up for a smart home app?? WHY am I signing up for a smart home app just to operate a TV?Anyways, went through all that trouble after providing the same information previously requested to purchase the TV in the first place. Spent another 15 mins mounting the thing on the wall to find out the TV they sent me was a dud. Did some quick searching online for a solution, and looks like this is a very common problem with this type of Samsung TVs ("blue screen", shows a hint of backlight but otherwise no power or functioning).Call with a service representative leads to another call with an additional service agent (third party to samsung) who spends an hour having me plug in and unplug the TV. Finally have to be booked with a service appointment, but there is no availability for 2 weeks. Also received an unwelcome sales pitch on the value of purchasing a warranty package (I already had one purchased), although I don't see how a warranty package in this instance, where it is clearly a manufacturing defect, is relevant.Poor product and poor technical service.
Samsung UN55NU7100FXZA- 4K UHD HDR -PROS:The clarity and resolution of the displaySound -quality- (see problem below) is very good for a thin TV. The clarity of voices is exceptional, especially helpful for 'older ears'.Capable of being used like a DVR to 'record'. Plug memory into the USB you can set up the TV for timed recordings like you would with a DVR.CONS:MOTION- After installation the display of moving objects was ridiculously 'jerky'. I had to turn off the -default setting- AUTO MOTION to correct the erratic movement.SOUND- When watching Satellite the volume will sometimes get -very low- (EG. after skipping a commercial break). If you PAUSE and then RESUME viewing the sound will return to NORMAL. The AUTO VOLUME on or off made no difference except that the LOW and NORMAL sound levels were 'less obvious'. As this TV replaced a Samsung 48" which did not experience similar sound changes I will assume this model has a sound problem.It's a tossup on whether to return the TV due to the annoying sound problem or not.SOUND VOLUME UPDATE:After changing every sound setting available I have come up with a ‘work around’. Change the DISH Satellite Receiver Sound OUTPUT to PCM (default is Dolby). The -Satellite Receiver- will then DECODE the audio and send it to the Samsung TV. When the Satellite Receiver sound is set to Dolby Digital the Samsung TV must do the DECODING of the audio. The problem appears to be in the Dolby Digital decoding when stopping/starting the event being viewed.The -possible downside- to this is PCM provides 2 CHANNEL output while Dolby Digital provides DTS 5.1 for Surround Sound.
My first 4K television and picture quality is fine. Disappointed over a few things though.First, I dislike the UI (User Interface). Have a large collection of movies stored on a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device. The TV found the DLNA server just fine, but the folder structure is not modifiable and is worse than any of my BluRay players. Takes forever to scroll though the movies.Second, even though I have a Samsung SmartThings hub, it will not connect to the TV. It's the same manufacturer. How can that be?Third, because the TV won't connect to SmartThings, I CANNOT control it via my Amazon Alexa devices.Fourth, you can't edit all of the inputs. I don't need or want my DirecTV HDRs showing up as media servers. I just want the DirecTV satellite it's connected to via HDMI, my computer connected via HDMI, and my DLNA NAS server.In short, the TV is fine, but the software running on it falls well short of what I expect.