Some strong features are slightly undermined by annoying flaws
The UE40H6400 has all the right credentials to become a best-seller for Samsung. Set up right, its crispy Full HD pictures, rich colours, and punchy contrast look great with most types of content. The brand’s Smart Hub proposition remains strong, although some of the latest tweaks are less than compelling.
Casual gaming and social media feel crowbar’d in from the mobile playbook. With Sony stealing the performance high-ground with its W8 series (below), and Panasonic offering arguably the slickest Smart environment with Freetime, this set is up against serious competition. Overall though, it comes recommended with only minor caveats.