Samsung LE46C750 review

An astonishingly affordable 3D TV with accomplished all-round performance

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For

  • Very cheap for an active Full HD 3D TV
  • Good design
  • Bags of features
  • Impressive setup flexibility
  • Good 2D pictures mostly
  • Bright and colourful 3D pictures

Against

  • Crosstalk noise with 3D
  • Very limited viewing angle

One day in the not too distant future, 3D will probably be a standard feature on TVs. But for now it's another one of those new tricks for which early adopters are expected to pay a heavy price.

Even the usually budget-minded Korean brands of Samsung and LG have so far failed to make the technology truly affordable, with both including it for hefty premiums on their most cutting-edge screens.

The LE46C750 3D, however, is the first serious attempt to make three-dimensional playback available to the less well-heeled. This 46-inch LCD model using standard CCFL lighting and retails for a mere £1,500, which isn't massively more expensive than many decently featured conventional flat TVs, and is considerably cheaper than any other 3D sets we've seen.

It's a lot deeper than any other 3D screens bar Panasonic's plasmas, but we suspect that a rather chunky cabinet won't bother cash-strapped movie fans in the slightest, provided the TV delivers on performance.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product Family750
3D Type3D
Brand NameSamsung
Screen Size116.8 cm (46")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Memory Card ReaderYes
EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)20.10 kg
VESA Mount Standard400 x 400
Operating Power Consumption210 W
Standby Power Consumption90 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
DVIYes
VGAYes
S-VideoYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand742.70 mm
Width with Stand119.10 mm
Depth with Stand304.70 mm
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
3D TechnologyShutter
3D ConversionYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate200 Hz
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD)
Height679.4 mm
Width1119.1 mm
Depth80.3 mm
ColourBlack
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Product Series750
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesTeletext, Picture in Picture, Sleep Timer
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelLE-46C750
Product NameLE46C750 3D 46" LCD TV
Manufacturer Part NumberLE46C750R2KXXU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

With the new Samsung 3D 750 LCD, escaping reality has never been as effective. Experience Samsung's great features, such as Internet@TV (with access to LoveFilm, iPlayer, Facebook and Twitter), with the added bonus of the third dimension, which all comes in an unbelievably Ultra Slim screen. Images literally jump of the screen and transform your TV world.

Package Contents
  • LE46C750 3D LCD TV
  • Batteries
  • Instruction Book
  • Power Cable
  • Remote Control
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)17.60 kg