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Samsung HG40EC690

Samsung HG40EC690

40" Direct-LED 5000:1 Mar 2014
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Typical Contrast Ratio Release Date
A+
£79.95 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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5 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good TV Reviews

Samsung has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range.

Supports Smart TV Features

The Samsung HG40EC690 supports smart TV features. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HG40EC690 do not support smart TV features.

It may also be worth considering one of the other televisions which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE48H6470, or the LG 42LB670.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The HG40EC690 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the HG40EC690 do not have a WiFi connection.

Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30, or the Sony KDL-48W600.

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Two RF Ports

The Samsung HG40EC690 is a two RF port television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the HG40EC690 have between one and two RF ports.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of only 58 kilowatt hours, the HG40EC690 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Across all the televisions that are a comparable age to the HG40EC690 the annual energy consumptions range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 76kWh.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago, the HG40EC690 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the LG 42LW579, or the Samsung UE40H6470.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung HG40EC690 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the HG40EC690 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the UE46ES8000, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the HG40EC690 do not feature OLED technology. The Samsung HG40EC690 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00) which also has a higher rating.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HG40EC690

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this television is A+, and the HG40EC690 has an average 5 year running cost of £80 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs that have been available for more than two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that are a comparable age 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 Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over two years.

Average Thickness

At 65.1 millimeters, the Samsung HG40EC690 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other televisions of this age and type.

Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE40H5500 (£349.00) (65.1mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Typical Contrast Ratio
Screen Shape
Response Time
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
RS-232 Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Audio Input Port for DVI
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
OSD Language
Performance
Teletext Function
Wide Color Enhancer
Plug and Play
Clock Function
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Installation Guide

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £76.91
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £79.95
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Energy Rating
0.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hg40ec690, hg40ec690d, hg40ec690db, samsung hg40ec690, samsung hg40ec690d, samsung hg40ec690db, samsung hg40ec690dbx, samsung hg40ec690dbxx, samsung hg40ec690dbxxc
Barcodes 08806086010016

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