The Good The Samsung EH4000 is one of the better 32-inch televisions, with decent picture quality for the money. Black levels are deeper than the competition's, and shadow detail is class-leading. The TV comes with some advanced picture controls and includes a 60Hz dejudder mode. Styling is way above average for a TV at this level.
The Bad The TV has very few features and won't connect to online services. The stand doesn't swivel, and the remote has too many buttons.
The Bottom Line The Samsung EH4000 is one of the best TVs available at the size and price, with above-average picture quality and a svelte design.
Everyone likes shiny technology; from rumors about the newest iPhone to reviews of the hottest TVs, it's your passion for the latest gadgets and gizmos that keeps this site running. But aspirations and practicalities are rarely the same thing, and so while we may be waiting with bated breath for the first OLEDs to arrive, we know that not many people will actually buy them. In reality, most people will be buying 32-inch televisions -- it's still the most popular size in North America. But if you're researching 32-inch TVs, you still want to know what to get, right?
The Samsung UN32EH4000F is a fine example of a no-frills television that gets the basics right. It has the best picture of the models we tested, and doesn't bother with frivolities like Smart TV. If you want online content, then stumping up for a $100 Apple TV is the best way to go. The EH4000 also bettered its rivals in terms of design -- it has a superslim bezel for a 32-inch TV -- and it comes with a backlit remote, which the others we compared it with didn't have.
If you want more features or better picture quality, you'll have to, which makes this Samsung the 32-incher I'd recommend.
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