The TV is one of the biggest sources of entertainment in households around the world. What used to be called as the ‘Idiot Box’ some years ago has now turned into a smart interactive medium for bringing news and current affairs right into the people’s living rooms. There’s no getting away from the television, be it the morning news or the afternoon soaps or movies in the evening. Samsung has been leading the innovation in the display technology for some years now and has reached the stage where they supply their displays to other OEMs.
The Samsung 32K5100 is a 32inch Full HD LED TV which looks extremely sophisticated and sleek with its smooth, clean design that feels right at home, anywhere. With its Wide Colour Enhancer (Plus) technology, it delivers ‘playful colours’ for an immersive viewing experience. The extremely thin bezels allow for wider viewing angles. The Samsung 32K5100 is available at a price of Rs. 27,990/- in India. Let us take an in-depth look at this television in this review.
The Samsung 32K5100 is a sleek 32” HD LED TV which is packed into a frame that measures just 78mm thick. The display is framed by extremely thin bezels which make the display stand out and the colours pop. This TV does not have a mounting stand but has 4 steel legs which screw directly into the body, giving it a steady stance. The position of the legs can be interchanged to change the angle at which the TV stands. It can be mounted on a wall or a flat surface using the included VESA mounting system.
All the ports and sockets are located at the back of the TV and are concealed to give it clean lines from all the angles. The ports include 2 HDMI Inputs, 2 USB Ports, 1 Component In (Y/Pb/Pr), 1 Composite In (AV), 1 Audio Out Mini Jack and 1 RF In (Terrestrial / Cable Input). The Samsung 32K5100 weighs in at 5.3kg with the legs attached and 5.2kg without them. With its concealed ports and clean lines, it makes for an impressive design review of this television.
The Samsung 32K5100 features a 32inch full HD LED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which sports extremely thin bezels and supports wide 178° viewing angles. Its noise reduction and colour-and-contrast enhancing technology refine every picture to deliver vivid details, bright colours and dynamic visuals for an immersive experience. The 60Hz refresh rate enables it to deliver blur-free fast action sequences. It also packs in an Image Booster Mode and an Indian Cinema Mode to deliver accurate colours for a fully immersive cinematic experience. At its heart is the HyperReal Picture Engine with a Picture Quality Index (PQI) of 200 and a Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio.
The Samsung 32K5100 packs in a 2 channel 20W speaker system along with the Dolby Digital Plus technology for a powerful and crystal-clear sound output. It supports ‘Connect Share’ and ‘Connect Share Transfer’ through the USB port included in the TV. It also features a Game mode. In addition to English, it supports Indian languages in the system for a better-localized experience. The included HDMI ports allow for streaming of uncompressed HD digital content for the best picture quality.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Samsung Series 5 32K5100 Television
· Remote Control (With 2 AAA batteries included)
· VESA Wall-mount Support
· Mounting Legs
· User Manual
· Power Cable
ü Super-Thin Bezels.
ü Wide Colour Enhancer (Plus)
ü Dolby Digital plus Technology.
ü 60Hz Refresh Rate.
ü Wall-mounting Facility.
The Samsung 32K5100 sports a gorgeous 32inch full HD display along with a powerful sound output. It is supported by some of the latest display enhancement technologies which work together to deliver a rich audio-visual output for an immersive viewing experience. It features a good build quality along with an exceptional attention to detail. The design looks futuristic, yet remains reminiscent of the colourful 70s era.
All the ports and slots are hidden under a cover which gives it clean surfaces and uncluttered lines. This review manages to highlight the features and technologies packed into this television which have to be experienced rather than read. The Samsung Series 5 32K5100 gives an excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.