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Samsung HG48EC690

Samsung HG48EC690

48" 5000:1 Flat Mar 2014
Screen Size HD Type Typical Contrast Ratio Screen Shape Release Date
A+
£110.40 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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5 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Samsung is one of the superior TV brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Samsung also has good ratings for its mid-size TVs.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Samsung HG48EC690 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of this age and type do not have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], or the Sony KDL-48W600[plb_2238282_price].

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Two Headphones Output Ports

The HG48EC690 is a two headphone output port TV. Most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as the HG48EC690 only have one headphone output port.

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Two RF Ports

The HG48EC690 is a two RF port television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago have between one and two RF ports.

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1080p Video Mode

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

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago do not support smart TV features. The HG48EC690 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a smart TV features and we think the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the HG48EC690, the Samsung HG48EC690 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer 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].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung HG48EC690 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions 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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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The Samsung HG48EC690 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the HG48EC690. The RMS rated power of televisions that are a comparable age to the HG48EC690 range from 2W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The HG48EC690 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the HG48EC690 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other televisions which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Heavy

At 14 kilograms, the HG48EC690 is quite heavy compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the HG48EC690. The lightest similar spec television that was released more than two years ago is 3.7kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HG48EC690

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this television is A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the HG48EC690 is £111 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 714 televisions that have been on the market for more than two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of a similar spec and 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

Samsung released the HG48EC690 over two years ago.

Average Thickness

At 65.5 millimeters, the HG48EC690 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the HG48EC690.

We compared all the other 65.5mm thick televisions to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE48H5500[plb_2249057_price] is also worth considering.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung UE40H5500[plb_2249056_price] (65.1mm).

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Specification

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TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
RS-232 Port
PC Audio in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
OSD Language
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Plug and Play
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
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Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
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AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
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Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
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Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
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Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Special Features

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £107.36
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £110.40
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung HG48EC690uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.55T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hg48ec690, hg48ec690d, hg48ec690db, samsung 48ec690, samsung 48ec690d, samsung hg48ec690, samsung 48ec690db, samsung hg48ec690d, samsung hg48ec690db, samsung hg48ec690dbx, samsung hg48ec690dbxx, samsung hg48ec690dbxxu
Barcodes 08806086009898, 08806086078610

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