Is samsung frame tv the best ?
Your photo is lovely! That was the immediate reaction of nearly half of the Samsung Frame’s first viewers during our testing. Naturally, this was with the TV off. Confused? Read on for more.
Samsung debuted ‘The Frame’ a TV that doubles as art when not in use. How did The Frame fare in real life? Find out.
Samsung Frame setup, connectivity, and design
The Samsung Frame doesn’t try to be as slim as competing . The goal is to make it look like a thick, old-fashioned photo frame, thus any curved or asymmetrical design would have ruined the illusion. Instead, Samsung has fully embraced the rectangular shape, and at 43.18mm (1.7 inches), the Frame is among the thickest modern TVs in its price range, if not altogether.
You can’t put anything in front of it without obscuring the view because its stand has tiny legs. Due to Samsung’s One Connect box (more on that later), you probably won’t put a set-top box in front but it’s worth noting.
All edges of the Tv Frame have black metallic bezels to provide the illusion of a frame. If you don’t like this style, you can buy more frames in Walnut, Beige Wood, or White metallic finishes to match your room’s design. These frames fit easily because they have magnets inside that snap onto its metal bezels. These separate frames cost Rs. 13,990 for the 55-inch frame and Rs. 16,990 for the 65-inch model we evaluated.
The Samsung FRAME TV Studio Stand
If interchangeable frames aren’t enough, buy the Samsung Studio Stand to elevate the art metaphor. A conventional easel can display the Frame as art. The stand (shown above) can hold it and feed the cables through one of its legs, preventing wires from ruining your ideal look. Remember that this extra stand costs Rs. 40,000, enough to buy a 55-inch 4K HDR.
Samsung Frame setup is simple: select the language and region/country, and the TV recognizes your input sources. The TV accurately detected an Xbox One and Apple TV, but misidentified the Airtel Digital TV box as “Manthan”. Samsung’s supplied remote controls all source devices, so check sure everything is detected correctly.
We wanted to test using the Samsung remote to control all our gadgets, thus the Airtel set-top box had to be identified correctly. Strangely, there’s no option to tell the Frame during setup that one or more sources were identified wrongly, so we had to finish the process and then manually change the device type to Airtel under Settings. It took some work, but we followed on-screen directions to map the Samsung remote’s channel changing buttons to the Airtel box.
As the final stage in the setup procedure, you choose an image to display on the TV in Art Mode when you’re not watching. Samsung offers 100 photos, so you should find one you like.
User interface and performance SAMSUNG FRAME
Of course, pressing the power button on your TV after watching activates Art Mode. Your setup image will appear on the TV instead of standby.
You can choose from the 100 photos and digital images Samsung bundles with the TV or subscribe to the Art Store for Rs. 299 per month to browse a larger selection of photos, classic prints from great painters, and more. Use Samsung’s Smart View app on Android or iOS or the TV’s Settings to achieve this. You can also use this method to display a photo on the TV.
Unfortunately, the Art Mode doesn’t offer a “random” or “slideshow” mode to keep the frame metaphor, which will break if someone sees the image change in front of them. This leaves you to choose the masterpiece for your living room. If you want to pass the Frame off as a frame when it’s in Art Mode, black and white photos work best. Color images may work better, depending on your room’s lighting. Up to three photographs can be collaged and displayed on the TV using the app.
Samsung frame light quality
The Samsung Frame’s ambient light sensor adjusts image brightness and color to retain the artwork impact as lighting changes. This only works in Art Mode, not while watching TV. The 65-inch Samsung Frame’s Art Mode uses 48.8W, 27% of its TV mode power. Art mode consumes 46.9W, 31% of the 55-inch model’s total power.
Samsung integrated the Frame with a motion sensor to put the TV into standby when there’s no movement for a while. It will restart Art Mode if motion is detected again. To be fair, we positioned the Frame at ground level with furniture adjacent to it on both sides, so this could have happened. Samsung mentioned this can happen based on the room’s furniture. You may always put the TV in standby mode by holding down the remote’s power button for two seconds.
Even with default settings, skin tones look natural, but professionals can modify them. It will automatically display HDR-enabled sources (or built-in apps with HDR content, like YouTube, Netflix, and Prime Video) in full glory, but HDR+ Mode is available for the rest of your content.
This allows the Samsung Frame to “automatically provide an optimal HDR effect based on the video source” for all your material. We found this setting to be effective with non-HDR content but recommend leaving it off for HDR content. The Frame, like many Samsung TVs, supports HDR10+ and HLG, not Dolby Vision HDR.
SAMSUNG FRAME TV Verdict
Samsung implemented an interesting concept successfully given current technology’s capabilities and limits. The Art Mode may seem like a gimmick, but it may fit in your living room and be a conversation starter when friends arrive. Samsung should include features like waking up to new art every morning.