Tag: Samsung

Ambient backlighting for Samsung LED TV Jun 12, 2016

Being quite happy with my 75 inch whopper Samsung UE75HU7500, the only thing I wanted to do about it was giving it ambient backlighting. When watching TV in complete darkness your eyes get quickly tired because of the stark contrast between the bright screen and its dark surroundings. Even though this device features an ambient light sensor, which is used to automatically adjust the screen brightness, the contrast is still all too harsh.

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Fixing Samsung SSD 840 EVO performance issues in Linux Jul 20, 2015

It's been a while since I posted about replacing an iMac's HDD with a solid-state drive (SSD) Samsung 840 EVO, and also about tuning your Ubuntu for it. Once done, you can enjoy the awesome overall responsiveness of your system and instantaneous application startup. And all that at an affordable price.

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4K UHD TV Samsung UE75HU7500: a complete review ‣ Part 6. Location, conclusions May 25, 2015

This TV can be either attached to the stand or mounted on the wall.

The first option seems arguable to me: because of its huge size (and the related windage), the panel will sway at any breath. And it won't survive its falling down (neither will its owner).

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4K UHD TV Samsung UE75HU7500: a complete review ‣ Part 5. AV format support May 24, 2015

The built-in video player features an impressive list of codecs and containers. It includes modern formats such as FLV and MKV, and even the recently introduced H.265 and VP8 (WebM):

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4K UHD TV Samsung UE75HU7500: a complete review ‣ Part 4. Smart Hub and applications May 23, 2015

This TV has an interactive mode, the so-called Smart Hub, which offers the following four panels.

Smart Hub: Applications.

You can install free and paid application, for which a Samsung account is required. Out-of-the-box the TV has YouTube, NetFlix, Spotify and a bunch of others. Applications can be installed on an external USB drive. And, of course, you can update and uninstall them.

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4K UHD TV Samsung UE75HU7500: a complete review ‣ Part 3. Accessories May 16, 2015

Even though this TV is a pricey, it doesn't stop Samsung from trying to earn even more on their customers. Selling accessories with a five hundred percent margin is a popular way to make money among vendors.

An HDMI cable isn't the only thing Samsung saved on. The TV is also lacking a camera out-of-the-box, which I definitely don't appreciate, considering numerous functions it's required for, like Skype or Motion Control.

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