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Samsung HG55EC890
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Samsung HG55EC890XB

55" 5000:1 Mar 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Typical Contrast Ratio Release Date
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

Samsung is one of the better rated television manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Samsung also has good reviews for its large TVs.

3D Compatible

The HG55EC890 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the HG55EC890 also are 3D compatible.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3D compatible televisions currently available including the Samsung UE65H8000[plb_2232251_price], or the LOEWE Art 50[plb_2053206_price] which has better reviews.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic TX-55AX902[plb_2659619_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The HG55EC890 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV features to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE65H8000[plb_2232251_price], and the LOEWE Art 50[plb_2053206_price] is also worth considering.

Other TVs which also support smart TV features that you might want to consider include the Panasonic TX-55AX902[plb_2659619_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The HG55EC890 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to the HG55EC890 also have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Samsung UE65H8000[plb_2232251_price], and the LOEWE Art 50[plb_2053206_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think the Panasonic TX-55AX902[plb_2659619_price] is also worth considering.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Two RF Ports

Most televisions of this age and spec have between one and two RF ports, including the Samsung HG55EC890 which has two RF ports.

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Fairly High Subwoofer RMS Power

The lowest subwoofer RMS power of TVs of a similar age and type to the HG55EC890 is 10W and the highest is 50W. With a subwoofer RMS power of 20 Watts, the Samsung HG55EC890 has one of the higher subwoofer RMS power amongst large TVs of this age.

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Light

Large TVs that were released around the same time as the HG55EC890 have weights of between 2.3kg and 63kg. At only 14.8 kilograms, the HG55EC890 is quite light compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the HG55EC890.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

TVs of this age and type have annual energy consumptions of between 60kWh and 320kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 120kWh. The Samsung HG55EC890 has a quite low annual energy consumption (only 82 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the HG55EC890.

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Quite Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the HG55EC890 has one of the faster response times amongst televisions of this age. Across all the TVs of this age and spec the response times range from 0.1ms to 16ms.

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Quite Thin

Across all the large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the HG55EC890 the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 56mm. With a thickness of only 33.2 millimeters, the HG55EC890 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 33.2mm thick TVs to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55H7000[plb_2232248_price] is also worth considering.

Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Panasonic TX-L55ET60[plb_1987669_price] (35mm and cheaper).

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HG55EC890 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the HG55EC890 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other televisions which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the Panasonic TX-55AX902[plb_2659619_price] is also worth considering.

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Running Costs Are High

Whilst this TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency, the average running cost of the HG55EC890 is £239 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 9% of all 324 TVs that came out more than two years ago.

Expensive

We think this TV looks expensive compared to other TVs of this type and age. We checked 89 TVs of this type and age and they range in price from £329 to £3,799.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the HG55EC890 do not feature OLED technology. The Samsung HG55EC890 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this television and we think the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

Similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years have power consumptions in power save mode of between 0.1W and 93W, and the average power consumption in power save mode is 43W. At 59 Watts, the Samsung HG55EC890 has a quite high power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to the HG55EC890.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HG55EC890

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as 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 large TV has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Typical Contrast Ratio
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Response Time
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
3D Technology
2D-3D Converter
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Technology
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Interactive TV
Welcome Message
Hospitality Home Menu
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
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
Consumer Electronics Control
VGA Port
Audio in Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
RJ-12 Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Network Browsing
H.Browser Compatibility
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
OSD Language
LYNK SINC Server Compatibility
LYNK REACH Server Compatibility
Logo Display With Time Out Setting (BMP/movie)
My Channel Function
Music Mode Backlight On/off
Soundbar Compatibility
Auto Source Mode
LYNK DRM Supported
Smoovie Compatibility
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise Technology
Wide Color Enhancer
Local Dimming
Plug and Play
Clock Function
Picture Processing Technology
Software Clock
USB Cloning
Hospitality Plug and Play
Clock Back Up Supply
Security Mode
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Screwed Battery Cover
Multi Code Remote Control
Power On Mode
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Energy Saving Mode
Certificates
ECO Compliant
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
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Quick Installation Guide

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £235.55
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
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Water price £per litre
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Total running cost over 5 years £238.59
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung HG55EC890uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
1.2T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
31
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 31 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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