Samsung UN40C7000WF Television Review-Absolute Modular

We’ve had a couple interesting new Samsung LED televisions out lately, and so far, they’ve been really, REALLY, impressive.  But can Samsung continue the streak?  Let’s have a look at another model, this time, the Samsung UN40C7000WF, and see how it comes out!

The Samsung UN40C7000WF is a 3D-ready forty inch 1080p LED television with internet connectivity, wide color enhancer plus, two ten watt speakers with SRS TheaterSound and Dolby Digital decoders, four HDMI inputs, one component video input, one ethernet port, one PC input, one optical audio output, Anynet Plus, ConnectShare Movie and a game mode to reduce blurring in high speed images.

While this one certainly does look stunning and sound great, perhaps its biggest problem–and yet, at the same time, its saving grace–is that it’s so modular.  You’re buying a bare-bones system that can be upgraded in any of a number of ways.  The internet connectivity, for example, requires an adapter.  The “3D-ready” part means you have to buy a variety of add-on components.  But then, you may not want 3D, especially since so few services are actually available for it in the first place.  And you may not have the kind of internet where connectivity would be useful (see also everyone with a “fair access” policy, where “fair access” means “we’re going to throttle you harder than a bad Simpsons sketch” and everyone with dialup), so you don’t have to pay for the whole thing.

And you’ll still get a fantastic looking and great sounding set for the comparatively low price of eighteen hundred bucks. So it’s hard to complain about the Samsung UN40C7000WF, even if it doesn’t offer as many bells and whistles as its counterparts do.