Samsung UN60F7100 60 inch LED HDTVJun 25th, 2013 | By Simon
To setup the UN60F7100 is incredibly simple. In the pages before I showed you how to physically assemble the base stand and mount the TV to the base. Once you have that basic step completed, you need to carry the TV to its final resting place and connect up the Inputs and Outputs. The rear I/O Panel has 3 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 Antenna, 1 LAN port, 1 IR Out, 1 Audio Out, a full set of Component ports (Y/Pb/Pr, L, R), Digital Audio Out and EX-Link. In reality, you need as little as 1 connection: an antenna, an HDMI or a LAN cable to get things going. Anything more than that is just up to your home theathre setup. I frequently connected a USB thumbdrive to access videos, songs and pictures and always have my cable antenna connection, HDMI to my TV and home theatre speakers and the LAN port for access to online content.
The setup menu hasn’t changed very much and covers all your basic needs (Picture, Sound, Broadcasting, Network, Smart Features, System and Support). As you go through the options they are all fairly self explanatory or don’t require any adjustment if you just want to enjoy your new TV.
In the past Samsung preconfigured the Smart Hub to have everything on one dashboard. In this new setup the layout is slightly different with 5 panels, you can specify that you want to setup a Social Smart Hub, an App Smart Hub, an On TV Smart Hub or a Photos, Videos & Music Smart Hub.
The first step in setting up the Smart Hub is to get access to your Internet and then determine your TV source. The UN60F7100 does have the option to connect to your internet via an integrated wireless network card but today I will be going hardwired and my TV source will be via an Antenna.
Once the Smart Hub setup is complete, the Smart Hub menu becomes a little more lively and you can see what you’ve missed in the social world, run a variety of apps, see what shows you are missing or play some pre-loaded songs or pictures.
With everything now configured and a variety of the Smart Hub features ready to go, let’s get to some practical testing!