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Samsung UE75HU7500 ‣ Part 6. Location, conclusions

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Location

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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Samsung UE75HU7500 ‣ Part 4. Smart Hub and applications

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Smart Hub

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

Panel one: 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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Samsung UE75HU7500 ‣ Part 3. Accessories

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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.

Camera

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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Samsung UE75HU7500 ‣ Part 1. Specs and unboxing

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As time passes by, TV diagonals grow, so do our appetites. TV screens of 50-55 inch, which seemed huge just a few years ago, are the mainstream nowadays and can be found in any decent electronics store. They also provide the best size to price ratio, as I reckon.

But screw the ratio! We’re going to be looking at a 75” monster Samsung UE75HU7500 today, the exact model number is Samsung UE75HU7500LXXN (it’s a Dutch variant of the device since I’m living in the Netherlands).

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Replacing HDD with SSD in iMac 2010

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It’s been exactly four delightful years when the HDD in my iMac 27” informed me it couldn’t take it any longer. “Disk I/O error”, it said.

At that moment I already had plans to upgrade it with an SSD (solid-state drive). Those are much snappier and completely silent since there are no moving parts inside.

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How to add an external power supply to a USB hub

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I’ve been looking for quite a while for a USB hub that would match the design of my iMac. For those who own an iMac a USB hub is a must-have, since Apple have moved all available ports, including even the headphone one, to its back side. Which is in my opinion a typical example of design gone totally wrong.

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