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The Samsung The Frame 43LS03T is a slim 4K TV that seamlessly blends into your interior. You can easily secure a stylish frame onto the slim design. If you mount the TV close to the wall with the No Gap wall mount, it will hardly stand out from your picture frames or paintings. In the Art Store, you can choose one of the hundreds of available artworks. That way, you'll never have a black screen in the room. Thanks to the One Connect Box, you can use 1 transparent cable to connect the TV to the socket and your devices. The QLED screen produces 100% color volume so that all subtle tones are clearly visible. In combination with Dual LED, you'll enjoy a realistic contrast. This technique adjusts the color temperature to the images you're viewing.
The included One Connect Box is 347 millimeters wide, 137 millimeters deep, and 65 millimeters high.
Get started right away with this product, with the help of our tips on how to install and use it.
Rutger | 11 May 2020
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The Frame has been in use for about a week now. It's a beautiful TV. Our 10-year small (32") LED TV still worked, but needed to be replaced. The Frame has a beautiful and sharp picture and the sound is fine. When you watch TV, it is a pleasure for the eye and ear. With the The supplied No-Gap mounting bracket allows you to hang the TV fairly tightly against the wall, it is not really no-gap, there is a space of about a centimeter between them (see photo).The TV is also completely symmetrical on all sides, if you
Once you have everything connected and hung up, the experience is fine. You can zap fairly quickly and with the remote control you can view the TV guide or open streaming services (or other apps) with 1 click. Navigating through, for example, Netflix works very well with the remote control. I also connected a Chromecast to it for streaming, for example, the Ziggo app from your phone.
Then the art mode, which is very nice. Some paintings and photography are included for free. And with the on/off button on the remote you can put the TV in art mode (long press on/off button for completely off). If the art mode is on, and it has a painting with a passe-partout on it, it looks a bit like a painting, especially if the room itself is bright and the brightness is not set to maximum. But if it's a little darker, you'll see it's a TV. Or at least that it gives light. The real effect is quite hard to see actually in a photo.
You can also put your own photos/images on the TV as an art mode, but Samsung's documentation falls very short there. You can put photos on it via the app, but they all only get 1 kind of passe-partout (a shadow underneath), to get your own photo full screen or with one of the other passe-partouts, your photo must have exactly the resolution away from the screen (with the 43" it is 3840px by 2160px). That is not mentioned anywhere, too bad. Tip: download the app Photo Size / Photo Size, with this you can easily get photos in the right size. You can also take a lot of photos Just legally download classical works of art (public domain), so you can also get your own art collection on TV without purchasing a subscription.
There are interchangeable frames around the TV, but they are not included in the box. Apparently you have to request it separately from Samsung.
Then a few things I don't like:
- During the installation I had to start over 3 times because the app and the TV lost connection. Also, my app always wanted to connect to the neighbor's TV.
- I put in a CI module from Ziggo. All TV stations were automatically recognized, but it turned out that I could only watch Nederland 1, 2 and 3. After searching the Ziggo site for instructions I managed to do it, but the next day I could only watch Ned 1, 2 and 3 again. The same instructions repeated again, and now all channels are remembered neatly.
- After the installation I got a constant (about 50 times!) a pop-up on my TV about the microphone settings. So there is a microphone on the remote control. I don't want to use it and I turned it off, the setting is very difficult to find.
- Look at the privacy settings during installation what you click on, I have turned off settings for voice (microphone) and advertisements (?!). Also Google "Samsung TV privacy" to get a good picture of what Samsung gets to know about your viewing behavior (I suspect that other TV makers don't do much better unfortunately).
- There is sometimes an advertisement in the TV menu! "1 month free Service X". Sorry, but I don't want commercials in the interface of my TV!
- The app you can use to set up the TV (SmartThings) is confusing to say the least. The interface is unclear, sometimes it loses contact with the TV and sometimes the app crashes. Very very mediocre from Samsung, I expected a better app.
- When hanging the TV, I also wanted to hide the thin cord. I had to make a fairly large hole, because there is a fairly large connector on both sides of the cord.
Nice TV to watch, both design and picture quality. The art mode gives an extra dimension, now you have the choice to have a (homemade) photo or painting on the wall. Once installed I am happy with it! Unfortunately, the installation did not go smoothly for me, also pay attention to the privacy settings.
Kevin | 19 May 2020
Automatically translated from Dutch
For the money you pay for this TV - no matter how beautiful the design is - the image quality is unacceptable. When you watch a movie in the evening, and the image is dark, you see an extreme amount of edge bleeding from every angle. While some edge bleeding is unavoidable with LCD panels, even my 10-year-old TV doesn't have it to this extent. The corners of the TV turn towards white, during black scenes.
A replacement model had the exact same problem. I therefore exchanged the TV for another model with OLED. Because although I really like the design of The Frame, a TV in 2020 with this amount of edge bleeding cannot be called normal.
Perhaps if Samsung ever produces this TV with Mini-LED, I would like to consider it again. But now the design really does not outweigh the poor quality of this TV for me. Which by the way LCD can be an excuse, because as I said earlier, my 10-year-old LCD doesn't have this problem. I think this can simply be solved within the current design, whereby some edge bleeding cannot be prevented, but can certainly be limited!
Coen Leemans | 26 September 2020
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Have the device for a week now, sharp image and also good sound from the TV as standard.
The difference between a full HD LCD and this Qled is very large in a positive sense
I wanted to get rid of the TV in the living room, but still be able to watch TV. Difficult dilemma which the Frame solves perfectly. Wall art until you want to watch TV. So no more ugly black screen on the wall.
And again I am happy with the excellent service from Coolblue, what a fantastic company. Fast delivery, neatly hanging, do what is promised!
Wonderful TV too. Beautiful image, sleek design, beautiful colors. What's really really bad is that you really have to wait weeks for the promised "free" list. Free in quotes, because that's not really the case with a TV of 1400, but okay...
TV hung up before Christmas and now (Jan 20) still no view of a frame around the TV. Immediately applied, three! weeks later response. Sorry, I took a photo of the barcode, but I had to take a photo of the cut-out barcode. Stupid of me! Requested again and now wait again. If your application is approved by Samsung's slow balloting committee, it will take another 12 business days for you to receive the list. Pffffff, Coolblue, I'm sorry. There's not much you can do about it, but isn't this ridiculous?!
We were really ready for a new TV, but where do you start?
It criteria from home: "I don't want it to look like that big black TV" Hahaha, okay that's a good starting point.
After watching a number of TVs, it quickly became clear to me that a 4K television was one of our requirements. Good image quality was a requirement for us. One for Netflix, the other for the game console. We thought an 8K TV was a bit exaggerated, especially considering the price. The same applied to Oled, beautiful but too expensive. This Qled exceeded all our expectations. In addition to the image quality, we also looked at the image refresh rate. Expressed in Hertz (Hz). We are real sports viewers, so the tennis ballet and the football have to flow smoothly on the screen. With the 100 Hz you see the ball moving smoothly across the screen. In addition, the TV has a game mode in which the delay between the controller and the screen is limited to a minimum. Handy for gamers.
Then the device itself. I found it quite easy to hang. There is a clear instruction. The box contains a bracket that you can install directly on the wall. Then connect all external cables to the one cable box. Super handy device! The box connects you to the TV with a kind of fiber optic cable. So you only have 1 cable. That looks tight. After this has been installed, you can mount the TV on the wall with a bracket and the TV hangs tightly against the wall. Magnificent!
So what's different from all other TVs? That's definitely the art mode. When you put the TV on 'sleep mode', you can display a painting. From the great masters to your own private photos. The screen becomes matte and it looks like you have a painting on the wall. You can set on the TV when the TV turns off completely. This is possible, for example, if the TV no longer detects movement through the motion sensor. So you never forget to turn off the TV. When you hold down the on/off button on the remote control for 5 seconds, the TV switches off completely.
I also really like the remote control. With this remote control I can operate the TV receiver, game console, etc.
Have you never owned a smart TV? Or are you now sitting on your old TV with a chromecast? That is really a thing of the past. This TV has an app store with Netflix, Videoland, Disney, NPO and more. In addition, Airplay 2.0 is built-in. Stream quickly from your smartphone. We are very satisfied and quickly got used to our new, flashy screen.
Reasonable, but more colorful when sold than reality.
you cannot connect a Sonos system properly. The surround sound (Dolby 5.1) is only transmitted by the TV if it is connected to the optical input of the TV and in the sound menu of the TV the option is 'optical' under 'sound output' chosen. The disadvantage of this is that you can only control the sound via the Sonos app on your phone, which is no longer possible via the Samsung remote control. If you want to control the sound via the Samsung remote control, you have to connect the Sonos via the HDMI-e-ARC connection, but the disadvantage is that you no longer receive surround sound via your Sonos system. Very strange of course, but this has to do with the fact that the e-ARC specifications of Sonos are not equal to the e-ARC specifications of Samsung.
I was able to connect my old Samsung just fine! If I had known this I would not have bought the TV!
Addition to the living room
After 2 months and a lot of tweaking, it is not possible to get a clear picture. Live TV is still good, but streaming services are very bad. After some research I now use an Apple TV for streaming, but even then the image is disappointing.
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