Although this product has some problems with color rendering, any other features work very fine and the picture quality is not bad. But for only $1400 this great product is one of the most affordable HDTVs on the market. You won’t have problems setting up this TV because everything can be found in the back.
Everything points outward making things easier to install; other HDTVs create problems when installing them because most of their inputs are facing down and that creates a difficult access. Other extra options you get are: headphone jack and USB port for pictures and music from external devices, another S-Video port, and one extra HDMI connector.
These are a lot of options for a TV this cheap, that’s why it’s one of our favorites. You even get some access inputs on the side of the TV, so things won’t get complicated when you want to plug in something else. Easy set up system is a good advantage when it comes to HDTVs because most people don’t have technical knowledge and may spend a few hours figuring out where most of the connectors are.
The menu set up is also easy and smooth. If you can’t read things from the menu, you have an opacity option to make text more visible. When searching for sources, the Samsung HP will automatically skip the ones you don’t have; but you can rename your own with the select option.
You have a picture-in-picture option; however it doesn’t allow you to watch two things at the same time because the HDTV has one tuner. Unfortunately many of the HDTVs today don’t have options which allow watching two programs at once.
The designers may leave out the extra tuner because they assume that most people will be using a DVR or similar recorder, making an additional tuner unnecessary. However, this assumption will give a lack of options to those without these recording boxes.
Most HDTVs out there on the market have a native 720p resolution for their plasma screens; three of them can handle a 1080p signal- they convert the signal downwards and display it at its best quality they can handle.
However, the Samsung-HPT4264, cannot manage the signal but this isn’t such a problem because you can set any Blu-ray or HD DVD player instead. If you choose to set the Blu-ray or HD DVD you should choose the lower resolution for the best quality. Because of this, this product obtained a lower score overall.
The remote control is a little uncomfortable but it can be programmed and the light up function for buttons. If you have problems with your grip or pain in your wrists, you may need to buy a universal remote so that you can put aside the official remote.
Overall, the Samsung HPT4264 is unique in that its price is cheaper than most but it still manages to give you plenty of options and great quality usually seen in TV’s that cost a lot more than this one. The biggest issue with the Samsung HDTV is the picture and viewing quality. While its not the worst, there are many other big screen TV’s that offer a clearer screen and better views.
With a good score in image category this product managed to situate itself in the first categories. Considering its price, it is a good option if you want something cheap with a good image quality for your home. Although more expensive products would have better performances, this one has an amazing price for its quality and will make any buyer satisfied.