REVIEW: Samsung LE-52F96BD Part 4
Detail of the illuminated power sensor button. The illumination when the television is in use can be deactivated in the TV’s menu.
If Local Dimming is deactivated in the menu of the 52-inch model, the fluctuations in power consumption are much smaller. If energy saving mode is then activated, the average power consumption drops by 50 percent to less than 150 watts, which is very good for as 52-inch television. By comparison, a 32-inch cathode ray television uses about 130 watts.
The Samsung LE-52F96BD has a very good range of features and a wealth of audio and video connections which are located on the back and on the left side of the model. The three HDMI 1.3 inputs here are particularly noteworthy – two on the back and one on the left hand side.
Left: Connectors on the back. Right: additional connectors on the left side.
The CI card slot is located within a section above the connectors.
The Samsung LE-52F96BD comes with the following connectors:
· 3 x HDMI 1.3
The Samsung LE-52F96BD is equipped with a combi-tuner for receiving analogue TV via aerial or cable and from digital television via DVB-T. We believe that neither analogue playback nor the inferior DVB-T signal are suitable for providing suitable image material for a High Definition television.
We recommend an external receiver for receiving digital Cable TV (DVB-C) or, better still, digital satellite television (DVB-S). If the receiver also supports HDTV, it is perfect, although most FREE TV broadcasters air very few programmes in HD quality – sometimes none at all. With Pay-TV broadcasters such as Premiere, the HDTV selection is much better.
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