Samsung UN60F6400 60 inch LED HDTVJan 11th, 2014 | By Simon
The Samsung UN60F6400 is packaged in a slim cardboard box that can easily be handled by one person. Samsung and Overclockers Online do not recommend this, but I’ve been doing it for a few years and have never had a problem lugging the TV box around the house, up the stairs and down to the basement! The TV inside is well protected and very unlikely to sustain and damage from shipping unless grossly mishandled!
The top of the box is removed from the bottom and in that process you’ll be able to remove all the accessories required for assembly and set-up.
The first step is to assemble the base: mount the support bracket to the feet and secure with four screws. This support bracket will then be secured to the LED panel with another four screws and you’re done!
I remember the first TV I assembled and it took almost 30 minutes but today I’m down to about 5 minutes after everything is unpacked!
Spinning the TV around, the back may not be what you stare at however it has all the inputs so pay close attention.
Off to the left side is the input/output panel: 4HDMI, 3 USB, IR out, Audio Out, Antenna In, LAN, Component/AV In, Digital Audio Optical Out and Ex-Link. While 4 HDMI connections is a lot and sufficient for most, I’m starting to think it’s not enough for most growing families. I have a feeling the new norm will soon be 5: one for a computer, one for a Blu-Ray player, one for an Apple-TV type device, one for a gaming console and a fifth as a spare for a second gaming device, or a connection to a camera/video player. We’ll see what happens in a year or two.
Another interesting feature on the back of the TV is the toggle stick at the bottom left. This toggle stick is used to control the on-screen display if the battery goes on your remote or if you lose the remote for some reason.
The UN60F6400 also comes with mounting hardware for a wall-mount and some accessories to keep all your cables organized. Unlike the UN60F8000 that I reviewed last, there is no integrated web camera and the remote control is not a shiny silver but a flat black. The overall profile of the remote is very slim and fits in the palm of my hand quite easily. Using the swipe pad with my thumb is very easy, I find it more comfortable to swipe the pad than having to stretch out and reach certain numbers on the numpad or use the directional arrows. While it took some time getting use to, I think this remote is a big improvement over the older designs. It’s become my favourite remote I’ve had to date.