Egyptian blogger from Cairo.
Revolutionary Socialist.
Partner & Creative Director at ThePlanet.

Samsung 46 LED High Definition TV

This is one of the latest episodes of Computer TV, which is a YouTube channel that brings the latest from the Computer globe. You have to appreciate that casual approach they take to presenting new products and gadgets, as it ironically gives it considerable credibility since you, as a regular consumer, can relate to the presenter.

The LED TV itself is second to none, with impressive features and an impressive look and image quality. It is great to see that there are more and more features from the Web integrated with other gadgets, such as viewing the weather and checking on stocks. However, I am personally very skeptical of the usability of the widgets that are available on the screen. They seem like one of the those services that look great on paper, but are just inconvenient to use, and therefore aren’t very useful. I truly doubt there will be people that will be checking RSS feeds regularly from the TV screen – it is far easier to do so from a computer. At a price starting at $1,800, the Samsung LED is not exactly an investment that could slip unnoticed within the monthly expenses.

Nevertheless, it’s a great invention that will hopefully reduce the price of smaller LCDs available in the market.

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2 comments

Amr

September 10, 2009

I disagree with you about credibility, I felt like I was watching an infomercial. Couldn’t stand watching it through.

Tarek Shalaby

September 10, 2009

When I come to buy a new TV, I don’t want to know what the guy at the store thinks about it, and I’m not interested in what “professionals” have to say. I want to know what regular consumers, like myself, who are fans of the product think about it. Then, If I’m seriously thinking of purchasing it, I might search for someone who’s against it, or who’s making an argument against the investment.

Therefore, the reason why it’s credible is because I get the feeling that it is someone I know who was excited about it, and wants me to share his excitement. Either way, a lot of research goes on before buying such a hefty-priced gadget, and a video as this one could act as a good starting point before exploring the different options and reviews out there.

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