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Samsung FH6030 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Aug 20, 2013 at 12:00 am
7.5
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
This TV was replaced by the Samsung H6400
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The Samsung FH6030 LED TV has only two main downsides: its rather high input lag, and its limited viewing angle. Besides that, it is a great TV with very good contrast and little reflection.

Our Verdict

7.5 Mixed Usage

The Samsung FH6030 offers both 3D and an excellent picture quality for the price. If you need a wide viewing angle though, you will be better off with an LG TV like the LA6200.

Pros
  • Very good contrast ratio.
  • Good motion handling for an LED of its price.
  • Good semi-matte screen. It can also get very bright, so it will not have any problem in a room full of windows.
Cons
  • Only 2 HDMI inputs
  • Higher input lag than average, but still playable.
  • Limited viewing angle. The picture quality is reduced considerably when you watch it at an angle.
  • 7.5 Mixed Usage

Test Results

Design
Design
Borders

0.83" (2.1 cm)

Design
Thickness

2.95" (7.5 cm)

Picture Quality
8.7
Picture Quality
Dark scene
Black 0.022 cd/m2
White 97.9 cd/m2
Contrast 4450 : 1

With the lights off, the FH6030 delivers really good blacks for its price.

7.0
Picture Quality
Uniformity

The backlight uniformity is better than normal.

9.2
Picture Quality
Dark scene in a bright room
Reflection 2.6 %

It also has fewer reflections than average, which is good for watching movies with the lights on.

7.3
Picture Quality
Bright scene in a bright room
Max white 241 cd/m2

In a bright scene, very little light is reflected.

6.4
Picture Quality
Viewing angle
Viewing angle 24 °

Like most Samsung LEDs, it suffers from a very limited viewing angle. If you have people viewing it from the sides, the LG LA6200 has better color uniformity.

Picture Quality
Pixels

Motion
7.5
Motion
Motion blur

The FH6030 handles motion really well. It also features true 24p playback and an option for the soap opera effect.

Inputs
5.4
Inputs
Input lag
Input lag 75 ms

The FH6030's input lag is slightly higher than average, but still very playable.

Inputs
Side inputs

1 USB

Inputs
Rear inputs

2 HDMI
1 RF In
1 Ethernet
1 Component In
1 Composite In
1 Digital Audio Out (Optical)
1 Headphone Out

Smart Features
Smart Features
Remote

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