Samsung NU6900 43 Review – Is Samsung’s Entry Level TV Worth It?

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Samsung NU6900 43

Samsung – a leading name in electronics. Television sets – an extremely diversified market where everyone claims to be the best. Choosing a new TV can be a challenge, no doubt about it. Hopefully, my Samsung NU6900 43 review will help you clear out some of the confusion.

Samsung’s release is relatively cheap when compared to other units that can do similar things. It feels a bit sketchy, right? I thought the same, so I started researching the market and digging a bit deeper. I have to tell you – it is different from what you expect.

But before going into smaller details, who is this TV for, what makes it so special and what should you look for before spending your money? Only then you can make a properly informed decision, rather than spending money randomly.

Samsung NU6900

Who the Samsung NU6900 43 set is for

So, who should get this TV? It is such a broad category of people who could use this TV, so I will just make it easier – here is who should not buy it.

If you are an avid gamer who spends hours a day paying attention to every little detail and perhaps playing with friends too, this may not be the most advanced unit in the world for you. While it will provide a great experience, you can find better for a little more money.

Second, if you are one of those people who want the newest and “bestest” thing on the market, the NU6900 43 is not for you. This is an entry level set with quality features. I would categorize it above average, but not high end.

Anyone else? Perfect.

Pros of Samsung NU6900 43

Just like any other TV set out there, this one comes with some pluses that many others cannot match. The contrast is quite good and what makes it even better is the fact that it is native. It is not enhanced with all kinds of technologies, but native.

Now, I had to mention this in my Samsung NU6900 43 review – the input lag is extremely low. At this point, the NU6900 43 model can easily compete with high-end models that cost twice or thrice as much.

Samsung NU6900 43” 4K Smart TV

What makes Samsung NU6900 43 an entry-level set

Some would say it is the price. Fine, but why is the price low? There are a few minutes that most people will overlook – I am not talking about gamers or perfectionists here. For example, you only have two HDMI ports – more than enough for most people, but not for tech freaks.

Other than that, the picture is not the best when viewed at an angle, so you should stay in its range. It is still good at 50 or 130 degrees, but it will not impress you at 30 or 150 degrees.

Technical features

Now, what kind of tech specs should you expect?

Design and build

The design is classic – thin and wide. Watched from profile, the bottom is a bit thicker than the top. It is similar to the NU7100 model, which is a high end alternative that costs much more. The casing is plastic, but that should not put you off. As for the stand, there are two – one on each side. You can also wall mount it without protruding too much.

It is not a curved screen

Picture quality

The picture quality is quite good for this price. The contrast ratio is excellent and accuracy will not disappoint you. Glare could be a problem if the light source is too intense though. Also, since the color gamut is not wide enough, HDR content will be a bit limited.

In my opinion, you can achieve a perfect watching environment in a dim room. Do not expect luxury, but just good quality standards – suitable for everyday uses.

Motion

Motion is basic for TVs in this range. The response time is fast and can compete against better-rated units – 7.7 milliseconds at 80%. The refresh rate is set at 120Hz, which might cause flicker occasionally.

I found motion interpolation capabilities to be good, while the BFI feature will add to image quality and crispness.

Inputs

The low input lag is amazing. The TV can take most resolutions out there, as well as chroma 4:4:4. I often use it as a gaming monitor too. Also, connect the player to the receiver if you want to use a home stereo system. It prevents the TV taking the DTS for PCM.

Final words

I hope my Samsung NU6900 43 review has made it obvious – this TV is great for mixed everyday usage. It has a good image quality, as well as a good input lag. It is responsive and features a great native contrast – wonderful for both TV watching and gaming.

B&W 702 S2 Review – What Makes This Speaker System So Special

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Whether you are trying to come up with your own home cinema or you need a proper audio system for parties, Bowers & Wilkins has always been a primary choice. Its CM series dominated the market in terms of sound quality and durability for quite a while.

It was hard to imagine that B&W could come with a better choice, but surprisingly enough, it did. In fact, I was stunned to “test drive” one of their recent releases, as I realized it takes sound standards to a brand new level. Besides, do not get me started on the actual design of these speakers.

This B&W 702 S2 review will give you all the details you need to know in order to decide whether the audio system is worth your money. Is it really a big upgrade from your current system? Does it have any drawbacks? Will it integrate within your home?

Deciding on an audio system

You need to know why you want an audio system before deciding whether or not you need this one. Is it gaming? Depth to your cinema experience? Maybe wireless connectivity?

Think about the space and current décor too. This set comes in multiple colors, such as white, brown and black. Can you fit in some tall, narrow and relatively bulky speakers?

Now, how about tech specifications? Things like harnessing and controlling resonances, cone displacement, dome tweeter impedance or resonance control networking will affect the final result.

Using the speakers

I think you better set your priorities straight before investing in such a speaker system. My B&W 702 S2 review will let you know what to expect from this set though. Normally, this system is for a few categories of people:

  • Heavy gamers
  • Home cinema owners
  • Party people
  • Audio quality freaks

If you just want an audio system to enhance your music experience while you clean the house or play a game once a week, perhaps you could do with something smaller.

Benefits of B&W 702 S2

The deep bass is certainly a plus. It is controlled and provides a crystal clear sound, regardless of the song. In my opinion, it is what makes this set stand out in the crowd.

To me, the overall design was a plus as well. You can fit this set into both traditional and modern households. Just make sure you get the right color and you cannot go wrong.

What makes B&W 702 S2 so special

B&W 702 S2 comes with some of the high-end features in products that cost up to five times more. For example, the 800 Diamond series from the same manufacturer costs more than an average car, while the B&W 702 S2 model costs about five times less.

To me, knowing that you can get all those technologies at a fraction of the price was the trigger.

Features of B&W 702 S2

So, what should you know about this set before buying it?

High frequencies

The body tweeter housing is entirely made of aluminum – one block, rather than more parts. As a direct consequence, you have a perfect acoustic optimization. Forget about resonances and other interferences that could affect your audio experience.

Pure audio

The pure sound will be the second thing to notice – after the actual design, of course. B&W has invested in precision and purity by coming up with a cone midrange driver under the Continuum trademark. The result?

Every detail can actually be heard. You will discover a smooth and perfectly accurate sound that nothing can beat.

 

Deep bass

The deep bass makes this set flawless. It is among its most recognizable advantages. How was it achieved? B&W has relied on an Aerofoil Profile bass cone. Not only was it designed with superior computer modeling technologies, but it also comes with variable thickness.

You have rigidity and stiffness when you need it, rather than a buzzing noise. The bass is not just deep, but it also feels dynamic.

Beautiful design

The design will most likely make a great first impression. There are three different styles you can choose from – satin white, rose nut and gloss black. Since I am a big fan of black, I obviously chose the gloss black option. The finish is simply superb – shiny, classic, but still futuristic.

The design is freestanding, so you can spread the set all around the main room. On a side note, let me mention that dust is more visible on black than on other colors.

Final words

As a short final conclusion, this B&W 702 S2 review should make it pretty clear for you. While, after all, this is a speaker system, there are certain technologies and aspects that make it superior to other similar options in the same range. Trying my best to describe it, I can agree that having it in person will give you a completely different idea.

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Find people with high expectations and a low tolerance for excuses. They’ll have higher expectations for you than you have for yourself. Don’t flatter yourself that this has much to do with you – this is just who they are. Don’t look for “nice” in these relationships. Look for trust.

Be fearless in front of them with your ideas as many times as they’ll let you

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I actually first read this as alkalizing meaning effecting pH level, and I was like, OK I guess I understand how that could positively effect your body, but alchemizing means turning elements to gold basically through magic. That lead me to research each ingredient because I know alchemy is not actually happening in my body when I eat this, since alchemy is not real.

In addition to loving beauty and taking care of myself, I also love opening people minds to other paths of self-care, and good marketing and I can honestly say that I use and personally love this product but I’m not sure for which reason.

I think it made me think about it more and really consider why I was choosing to add this to my routine

It poses an interesting question for me on the wellness category – will people be willing to buy in, or does eating something change your “sniff” test on the believe-ability of the claims?

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There’s also a little pouch to store the rollerballs, and a card with different inspirations as to how to blend them on your skin – but it’s foolproof. You can’t make a mess if you mix them all up.

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