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Samsung HG40EB690

40" 5000:1 Apr 2013
Screen Size HD Type Typical Contrast Ratio Smart TV Features Release Date
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8 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Mid-size TVs produced by Samsung have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Samsung also has good reviews across its entire range.

Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the HG40EB690 which do not support smart TV features, the Samsung HG40EB690 supports smart TV features.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The HG40EB690 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the HG40EB690 do not have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price], or the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price] which has better reviews.

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Two RF Ports

The Samsung HG40EB690 is a two RF port TV.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The Samsung HG40EB690 has one of the higher RMS rated power (20 Watts) amongst similar spec TVs of this age. Across all the TVs of a similar age and type to the HG40EB690 the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The response times of TVs of this age and spec range from 2ms to 400ms. At only 6 milliseconds, the HG40EB690 has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HG40EB690.

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Not Included Optical Disc Drive

This TV has a Not included optical disc drive, which is the most frequently found optical disc drive on TVs of a similar age and spec to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung HG40EB690 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the HG40EB690 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a television that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], or the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the HG40EB690, the HG40EB690 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years, the Samsung HG40EB690 does not feature OLED technology.

Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The HG40EB690 is a one USB 2.0 port television.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

TVs that have been on the market for more than two years have annual energy consumptions of between 0.22kWh and 620kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 92 kilowatt hours, the Samsung HG40EB690 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HG40EB690

Average Running Costs

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and the HG40EB690 is typical compared to the other 714 televisions that were launched more than two years ago that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the HG40EB690 will cost £102 over 5 years to run.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Samsung released the HG40EB690 over three years ago.

Average Thickness

At 49.6 millimeters, the HG40EB690 has a fairly typical thickness compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the HG40EB690.

We compared this TV to all the other 49.6mm thick TVs and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE40F6400[plb_1494093_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Typical Contrast Ratio
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction Feature
Response Time
Display Brightness
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Audio Input Port for DVI
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
Ethernet LAN Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Auto Power Off
OSD Language
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Game Mode
Wide Color Enhancer
Plug and Play
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £99.35
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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kwh per hour
kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
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litres per hour
Water price £per litre
Annual water price inflation %
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Total running cost over 5 years £101.18
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung HG40EB690uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hg40eb690, hg40eb690q, hg40eb690qb, samsung hg40eb690, samsung hg40eb690q, samsung hg40eb690qb, samsung hg40eb690qbx, samsung hg40eb690qbxx, samsung hg40eb690qbxxu, samsung hg40eb690qbxxc
Barcodes 08806085496927, 08806085515505

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