The TV has become an integral part of households around the world. What used to be referred to as an ‘Idiot Box’ has now evolved into a smart medium for bringing news and current affairs to people’s living rooms. Be it the morning news, or the afternoon soaps or a movie evening, there’s no getting away from the television. Samsung has been at the forefront of innovations in display technology, especially in the mobile devices space where they even supply their displays to other mobile manufacturers.
The Samsung 43K5100 is a 43” Full HD LED TV which looks extremely sleek and sophisticated with its smooth, clean design that fits right in, 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 43K5100 is available at a price of Rs. 47,000/- in online stores. Let us take a closer look at this television in this review.
The Samsung 43K5100 is a sleek 43” HD LED TV which is packed into a frame that measures just 82mm 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 legs which screw directly into the body, giving it a steady stance. 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 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 Series 5 43K5100 weighs in at 8.9kg with the legs attached and 8.8kg without them. With its concealed ports and clean lines, it makes for an impressive design review of this television.
The Samsung 43K5100 features a 43 inch full HD LED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which sports extremely thin bezels and supports wide 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 of 200 and a Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio. The Samsung 43K5100 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 also supports Indian languages in the system for a better localization. The included HDMI ports allow for streaming of uncompressed HD digital content for the best picture quality.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Samsung Series 5 43K5100 Television
· Remote Control (With 2 AAA batteries included)
· Mini Wall-mount Support
· 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.
û 1920 x 1080 resolution over a 43” display.
The Samsung 43K5100 sports a beautiful display along with a powerful sound output and 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 and exceptional attention to detail.
The design looks futuristic and yet it is reminiscent of the colourful era of the 70s. All the ports and slots are hidden under a cover which gives it clean surfaces and uncluttered lines. With this review, we have just managed to highlight the features and technologies packed into this television. But it has to be experienced rather than read. The Samsung 43K5100 gives an excellent value at an affordable price for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.