- Brand Name: Samsung
- Item Weight: 25.4 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 38.1 x 21.9 x 1.7 inches
- Item model number: QN43LS03RAFXZA
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: Yes
- Color Name: Charcoal black
With revolutionary Art Mode and the power of 4K UHD, the Samsung QN43LS03RAFXZA Frame 43-Inch QLED 4K LS03 Series Ultra HD Smart TV transforms from TV to beautiful, lifelike art that fits seamlessly into your home and...
I was very excited to try this TV. The promise of a decent screen that could blend in with the rest of the decor of the house was fantastic. The images and videos I'd seen of the Art Mode on this suggested that it could pass as a real piece of art, but after trying it myself I didn't find that to be true at all.I'm focused on the art mode of this tv because without it, what is it? Basically a TV with a customizable frame color. Yeah, that's cool I suppose, but not the main draw. When I tried art mode, the brightness was never convincing when changing levels of ambient light in the environment. For example, when the lights in the room were up high, it wasn't too hard to tune the brightness to look like realistic art. Great. But then you turn the lights off and you can see the brightness drop in response but it doesn't drop nearly enough. You're left with an obviously glowing piece of art that sticks out like a sore thumb. So then you can go and manually adjust the brightness lower and that works just ok. If you do find a setting that looks decent in low lighting, when you turn the lights back up the screen is so dark that it's obviously not real art. It just totally misses the mark there.In my opinion, this TV could be useful if you're going to have it in a place that consistently gets high levels of light. Perhaps an office environment? I don't know, but it definitely didn't work in my living room. For what you pay for "The Frame" features it's just not worth it. I have other complaints, too. I'm not a fan of the one cable connection. The accessories and art store are too expensive. But none of that matters because the main feature that differentiates this TV from others like it is pointless.
While we were remodeling our house, we installed the 15m 2018 Frame One Connect cable inside the wall. We were going to get a really clean look for the TV over the fireplace.When the TV arrived yesterday, I installed it, and we realized that Samsung changed the ends of the One Connect cable. I suspect that it's because they needed to add some feature that the 2018 cable didn't support. But Samsung should know better than to keep that as a secret. They should have released the cables ahead of the TV. They should also have detailed photos of the cable ends on their product posting.If anyone has hacked the 2018 cable with the 2019 heads, and figured out how to make it work, please post here. For now, I've got an extension cord going across the living room to the OneConnect box. It completely defeats the point of this tv being cable-free.
This TV is very impressive. The picture is unbelievably sharp and I feel like it does much better in brighter environments than an OLED.The art mode has made my wife extremely happy and I am starting to love it too. I’m used to walking downstairs and seeing a gigantic black box on our wall but now I see a gorgeous painting or pictures of my girls. This TV is worth it for the art mode in my opinion.We had a birthday party at our house yesterday and my sister asked me “What did you do with your TV?” I had a painting by Cezanne up and she thought we had replaced the TV with a painting. Then I showed her the menu and her jaw dropped.We opted for the light wood frame, which snapped on magnetically, sooo easy, and it really helps with the whole art illusion.In short, this is the best TV I’ve ever owned. My wife was just saying this morning that it is going to be our “forever TV” and I tend to agree with her. I’m a bit of a gadget freak, but honestly, I don’t want to change out this TV anytime soon. It would be like trashing a painting.