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“The Samsung Q950TS has the latest menu system, and this year Samsung has made some sensible changes to the Expert Settings. The first control you see is Brightness, and this now actually adjusts the brightness of the TV. It’s basically what was previously called the backlight control, and the traditional ‘brightness’ control, which actually adjusts the black level, is now called Shadow Detail. This latter control is now found further down the menu system beneath the gamma control, and will hopefully avoid a situation where unfamiliar users end up destroying their TV’s black levels in a misguided attempt to increase the overall brightness.
The motion controls are now in a sub-menu called Picture Clarity and here you can turn the frame interpolation on or off. You can also customise the Blur Reduction and Judder Reduction settings, as well as turn the LED Clear Motion (black frame insertion) control on and off. This sub-menu is where you’ll also now find the Noise Reduction control.”
Another brilliant advantage of Roku’s platform is how easy it is to run. The Hisense R50B7120 is about as far from a high-end TV as you can get, yet the Roku UI is slick, with no apparent bugs, and never slows down any other aspect of the TV’s menus.
Roku also lets you control the R50B7120 from your smartphone or tablet via its tidy and effective iOS or Android app, which also makes it easy to share photos, music and video from your phone/tablet to the TV. The app also supports ‘private listening’, letting you shunt the TV’s sound to your smart device headphones while the Hisense remains silent – potentially a very useful feature for some.