Face-Off: UE40ES6300 vs 42LM615T


Samsung UE40ES6300 LG 42LM615T
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Samsung UE40ES6300
Overview - Full review
LG 42LM615T
Overview - Full review
Price
Playback: 576p Source
Samsung UE40ES6300
LG 42LM615T
Score
3/5
3/5
Design
4/5 3/5
2D Image Quality
3/5 3/5
3D Image Quality
5/5 5/5
Clouding
3/5 3/5
Audio
3/5 2/5
Power Use
4/5 5/5
User Score
4/5 (4)
Specifications
Specifications
Screen size 40 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
HD compatibility (1080i/720p) Yes / Yes
HD Ready certification Yes
Brightness NC
Contrast ratio NC
Viewing angles (H+V) NC
Response time NC
Sound level 2 x 10 W
Connectivity HDMI (x3), Scart, Component, Composite
Dimensions (LxHxW) 926.8 x 619.1 x 241.3 mm
Weight 11.6 kg
Type LCD
3D yes
Specifications
Screen size 42 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
HD compatibility (1080i/720p)
HD Ready certification
Brightness NC
Contrast ratio NC
Viewing angles (H+V) NC
Response time NC
Sound level 2 x 10 W
Connectivity HDMI (x3), VGA, Scart, Component, Composite
Dimensions (LxHxW) 979 x 670 x 263 mm
Weight 14 kg
Type LCD
3D yes
Conclusion
The Samsung ES6300 does a great job in 3D mode with practically no crosstalk (images for the left and right eyes overlapping). There's still room for improvement, though, with colour fidelity that could be better (average Delta E 4.7) and contrast that may prove a little on the low side for watching TV with the lights off (2260:1).
The LG LM615T is an excellent TV ... for well-lit rooms. The black level just isn't deep enough for lights-out cinema-style viewing. That's all the more of a shame since the out-of-the-box picture settings are excellent and 3D image quality is first rate.
Pros

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Good 3D picture quality

+

Effective motion interpolation

+

Relatively low power use: 91 watts

+

Very little clouding on the model we tested

+

Media player supports plenty of file formats

+

Very good default image settings, which is rare!

+

Excellent 3D: low crosstalk, less visual fatigue with passive glasses

+

Four pairs of 3D glasses supplied

+

3D glasses are light and comfortable

Cons

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Glossy screen prone to reflections and glare

-

Tight viewing angles

-

Colour fidelity could be better: average Delta E 4.7

-

Contrast is a little on the low side for watching TV in a dark room (2260:1)

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Low contrast (740:1)

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No motion interpolation

-

Media player doesn't support chapters or menus

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Disappointing audio quality