The Smartview is an excellent concept and works very well, but setting it up takes a little bit of work.
The TV records to anything plugged into a USB port. I am using an old 4G stick. The TV recognised it, and I can get about 2.5 hours of recording on to it. Unfortunately it uses the Sony file format (*.SRF) which means it won't play on a computer without the correct programme. But not insurmountable.
The recording system is so easy it's ridiculous. Just press record, or, go to the TV Guide, highlight/select the programme you, press the record button. Top marks to Samsung here.
All the ratings that Consumer list for this TV are fairly accurate, except for the picture. This TV has 4K. I compared it side-by-side in the shop with another that received a much higher picture rating (all settings the same) and found little difference, using my 50 year-old eyes.
I had trouble turning the shop demo mode off. The picture would keep reverting back to demo mode after I had adjusted it to what I wanted. It took a lot of work and 'googling' to figure it out.
The TV won't rotate on the stand. This could be an issue, depending on where one places it, and where the TV must face.
Yes, I recommend this product.