I have the 65" model and love it. The only ‘bad’ thing I can say about it is that it Isn’t 75"!
My old 70" Sony died, but I just could Not afford a 75" (at $4000–Twice the price of a 65"!)
Unlike the Sony, this one Does have a wireless keyboard for getting online…which is why I returned the New 70" Sony that I first bought–No keyboard…having to type each character with the mouse to get online!? No thanks!
Speakers are very good, but you Can add a soundbar, if you like…the 3D is nice.
You’ll enjoy it!
this looks like a fantastic deal. But my question as with most of these tv’s is how the hell did they get to be refurbs so quick? These tvs should last like 10 years before having the need to be serviced for refurb condition.
Most likely these were all returned immediately after purchase. When purchasing a TV of this price/quality new, it needs to be perfect or you return it. It gets repaired and recertified, then we get a nice price break on a basically brand new TV.
and some people are caught up in the panel lottery thing… there are people that actually return if it’s not “the” right panel…
There is a specific panel that is said to be “the best” (I can’t remember which one - but it can be found on search)…
Something to note, however… the 60" panels are made by Sharp (Samsung does not make 60" panels) - and 65" are Samsung panels… in this high-end line, they are all good (I never bought into the panel lottery thing).
I have the 65" (model 7150, which is basically the same as this 7100 but without the keyboard - the 7100 was a Costco exclusive) and it’s a great TV - REALLY good! I researched a bunch before purchase - I don’t have the “magic” panel that everyone wants - but the picture quality is awesome!
*Hulu sometimes crashes though… it’s a known problem that Samsung is aware of, so is Hulu (I’ve contacted both) - but its intermittent and resolved by unplugging and replugging TV… interestingly, I also have a Samsung BluRay player and Hulu doesn’t crash with it… Amazon, Netflix, Vudu and all other apps I’ve used on the 7150 work fine
Bottom line; I’d highly recommend this TV (particularly the 65" because Samsung is known to make some of the best panels - but the 60" Sharp panels are good too)… Always buy as big as you can afford (even if you think its too big, trust me - it wont be)… these were literally twice the price one year ago.
Is there any confirmation that the 65 inch is a samsung panel? I want to make sure I’m not paying $1000 for an AU or Sharp panel?? Does anyone know if the apps have been foxed, seems netflix is a real problem on this tv?
The specs listed on this TV are for the Samsung UN65H7150 not the Samsung UN65F7100. The 7100 has a dual core processor not Quad and the clear motion rate is 720 not 960. Please clarify if the specs are wrong or the model # is.
I have a 60"one of these I bought in November. It didn’t have the screws to mount the stand, they told me I had to return it, I just went and got some screws, so I can see why there are probably a lot of refurbished ones. Overall, it was really touchy at first, but I’ve had a few updates and it works better now, but they are also switching OS/App centers in a month or two, so who knows what headaches that may cause. It has had a first glitch, reminded me of the old 90’s computers, you try to do something, it freezes, you restart it and it’s fine again; but again it’s been working smoothly lately. The picture is pretty damn amazing,in my opinion, but only in Dynamic mode, the energy saver mode is way too dim. I don’t use the 3D much, but once I got my PS3 set up for it I did have some fun in COD. I would suggest getting a sound bar or system (I got a wireless samsung bar/sub) as the speakers are pointed backwards(as in most new tvs). Overall, I wish I would of got it at this price (I paid $1429"")