Samsung LE46B750 review

Samsung's mid-range 46" LCD TV impresses us with Motion Plus and 200Hz

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Our Verdict

Has impressive internet features, although it's the stunning colours and contrast of hi-def pictures that prevail


  • Colour
  • Contrast
  • No blur
  • Simple PC networking


  • Some flicker
  • Narrow viewing angle
  • Some widgets slow to load

This elegant 46-inch LCD TV giant is one of Samsung's most lusciously designed TVs and its best LCD performer yet. The LE46B750's glass screen surround is coupled with the stand's central, vitreous pole to create a sophisticated and unique look.


It may not have one of the all-new LED panels found on the company's high-end Luxia range, but the LE46B750's use of Motion Plus 200Hz technology helps make this a top draw telly.

Hook up the Ethernet port at the rear to a router and Samsung's closed Internet@TV platform, as well as its DLNA-powered PC networking feature, are enabled.

Other points of note include energy saving (low, medium, high and even a 'picture off ' option that's ideal if you intend to listen to digital radio via Freeview), a 'Contents' library of media, and some excellent user interfaces.

Ease of use

While the menus could be sharper in appearance, in all other respects they're among the finest around. Floating over the onscreen action, they provide a line of explanation at the bottom of the screen for each option. Our only criticism is that the menus are slow to navigate using the remote control. Otherwise excellent, the elongated remote is overcrowded, but that's no surprise, given the number of features.

Samsung le46b750 remote

Internet@TV is becoming increasingly impressive as 2009 wears on. The Yahoo-powered platform's widgets load inside 20secs, and after some basic set-up procedures it's possible to create personalised profiles for multiple users. YouTube, Flickr and Yahoo weather are the backbone of the service so far, though we did have trouble with the former; while we got online okay, scrolling through the widgets is very slow and YouTube just wouldn't load.

Media Player proved a letdown; the LE46B750 failed to detect either of the USB memory sticks loaded with digital media files we'd inserted into the TV's side.

Not so the LE46B750's DLNA networking, one of its most useful and impressive features. It works a treat, finding and playing all kinds of video, music and photos stored on any PC or Mac. We successfully streamed some video podcast files stored in iTunes, as well as DivX, AVI, and even AVCHD videos.


Motion Plus 200Hz helps to lift the LE46B750 into the upper echelons of LCD TVs. Set to 'Clear' mode, the Blu-ray disc of Full Metal Jacket is virtually blur and judder-free.

Samsung le46b750 front

As well as upping the refresh rate, the system interpolates its own frames of video to get rid of ghosting. It's successful and subtler than on other sets and, while there's arguably less of a 3D-feel than on similar rival systems, here it's free from artefacting.

Switch to the highest 'Smooth' setting and flicker does appear around moving objects, but 'Clear' mode solves the problem.

Contrast-heavy HD pictures and bright, bold and well-saturated colours dominate, producing a cinematic image that challenges the best plasmas; this set truly gets the best from Blu-ray.

There is a flipside to the TV's pin-sharp and immaculately coloured pictures. Step off-centre to the screen and the contrast immediately starts to drain. This is a serious home cinema screen, and like a sound system, it's got a sweet spot all of its own, but there are few LCD TVs sweeter than this one when it comes to hi-def.

Pictures from Pro Evolution 2008 from an Xbox 360 look okay, even using the movie mode, although close-ups of animated characters do suffer from flicker.

Samsung le46b750 side

Switch to digital TV and channel logos and graphics break up and wobble constantly, even though the picture itself is always watchable. DVDs, meanwhile, are scaled to match the 46in screen more successfully. Pictures enjoy the same contrast and colour accuracy, though edges are noticeably less distinct than HD and some picture noise is visible.


The speakers disappoint, though SRS TruSurround HD is useful. It's possible to activate while also choosing between the music, movie or clear voice presets – recognition that films demand vastly different audio treatments. SRS TruSurround HD works pretty well on Full Metal Jacket, pulling out background effects such as helicopters with the movie preset added, though dialogue can seem lost.


Whether the LE46B750 is a huge step forward from the brand's low-spec sets is arguable, since only 200Hz Motion Plus has been added from the Series 6 LCD TVs. What is clear is that it offers some of the best pictures liquid crystal has yet managed. The excellent design and build quality, smooth and perfectly coloured images make this a knock-out set.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-C (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product Family750
Brand NameSamsung
Screen Size116.8 cm (46")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)24.60 kg
Backlight TechnologyCCFL
VESA Mount Standard400 x 400
Operating Power Consumption250 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio150,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand766 mm
Width with Stand1115 mm
Depth with Stand275 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Internet AccessYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate200 Hz
Height702.5 mm
Width1115 mm
Depth78.6 mm
ColourPlatinum Black
Brightness550 cd/m²
Sound SystemSurround Sound, Dolby Digital Plus
Product Series750
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesPicture in Picture, Teletext, Sleep Timer, Auto-off, Child Lock, Auto Program
Product ModelLE-46B750
Product NameLE46B750 46" LCD TV
Manufacturer Part NumberLE 46B750
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Samsung LCD TVs Elegantly designed with a unique Touch of Color™ bezel, Samsung LCD TVs display brilliant images with amazing detail and provide a host of connectivity options.

Package Contents
  • LE46B750 LCD TV
  • Remote Controller
  • Power Cable
  • Battery
Response Time2 ms
Limited Warranty2 Year
Weight (Approximate)19.70 kg