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Samsung HG48EC460
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Samsung HG48EC460

48" 5000:1 Flat 90.9mm Jun 2014
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A++
£69.13 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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Samsung TVs Have Good Reviews

Samsung mid-size TVs have good reviews on average and across all televisions Samsung is one of the superior brands.

Quite Fast Response Time

The response times of televisions that are a similar age to the HG48EC460 range from 2ms to 400ms. With a response time of only 6 milliseconds, the HG48EC460 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the HG48EC460.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The Samsung HG48EC460 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the HG48EC460 also do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Samsung UE48H6470, or the LG 47LB670 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The HG48EC460 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years also do not support smart TV features.

We compared this television to all the other televisions with a smart TV features and we think the Samsung UE40H6700 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most televisions of this spec and age are not 3D compatible. The Samsung HG48EC460 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung HG48EC460 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to look at including the UE46ES8000, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago have between one and four HDMI ports, including the Samsung HG48EC460 which has one HDMI port.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the HG48EC460, the Samsung HG48EC460 does not feature OLED technology.

Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The Samsung HG48EC460 has a very dim display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the HG48EC460. The average display brightness of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago is 350 cd/m², and the display brightnesses range from 160 cd/m² to 3,000 cd/m².

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the Samsung HG48EC460 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is actually the worst supported display resolution amongst all similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the HG48EC460.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best supported display resolution amongst comparable types of television.

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Quite Thick

The thicknesses of TVs of this age and type range from 3.5mm to 100mm. With a thickness of 90.9 millimeters, the HG48EC460 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago.

Televisions with a thicker thickness that might also be worth considering include the Samsung HG40EC460 (90.9mm).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HG48EC460

Running Costs Are Average

This television is rated A++ for energy efficiency. The average running cost of the HG48EC460 is £70 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of this age and spec.

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Specification

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Tuner
Audio
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Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
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RF Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
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Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
OSD Language
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Wide Color Enhancer
Picture Processing Technology
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VESA Mounting
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Quick Start Guide
Manual
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £67.30
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £69.13
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Energy Rating
0.34T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hg48ec460, hg48ec460k, hg48ec460kw, hg48ec460kwxen, samsung hg48ec460, samsung hg48ec460k, samsung hg48ec460kw, samsung hg48ec460kwx, samsung hg48ec460kwxe, samsung hg48ec460kwxen
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