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Samsung UE40D7000

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40" Jul 2012
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Smart TV Features Release Date
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Eleven Industry Awards

Amongst televisions of this age and spec, this TV is one of the most awarded.

The reviewers at Trusted Reviews, Hdtvtest.co.uk, Tbreak.ae, Gagadget.com and Avforums.com all decided that concluded that they would endorse this Samsung TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This mid-size TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by CNET.com, CNET.co.uk and CNET.com.au all of whom decided that this TV was terrific.

This TV received a "Great Product" award from Tweaknews.net, Overclockersonline.net gave it an "Approved" award and it received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on twenty-six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus this television has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Cnet.co.uk said “The 46-inch Samsung UE46D7000 is a fantastic 3D LED TV that offers pretty much every feature you could ever want” in their review of the Samsung UE40D7000. Five years ago Gadgetguy.com.au wrote “Better 3D with more 3D models”. Expert website Plasmatvbuyingguide.com mentioned “3D viewing is much improved from last year” in their Samsung UE40D7000 review and rated it 5 stars.

Nice Design

Some Samsung UE40D7000 owners who bought the product concluded that it was good looking. Expert review site Gadgetguy.com.au wrote “The Samsung UA55D7000 TV also offers some nifty styling” in their Samsung UE40D7000 review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Cnet.com.au said in their Samsung UE40D7000 review “If you stop for a moment to think of stylish televisions, how many brands come to mind? Maybe, , perhaps even Sony.” and rated this TV 4 stars. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung UE40D7000 two years ago “Gorgeous, spacesaving design” .

Six customers said in their reviews that this TV was a good design. Expert review site Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE40D7000 “This Korean company has had an enviable reputation for cutting-edge design, in addition”. Avhub.com.au wrote in their Samsung UE40D7000 review “Brilliant visuals, extremely slim design, lightweight, decent looks, loads of connectivity, versatile smart functions, can generate decent 3D effects”. Avhub.com.au also said “Sensational design”.

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Good Size

A number of people thought this TV was thin. Homecinemachoice.com rated it as excellent and mentioned four years ago “The UE40D7000 is a mighty stylish TV, with a bezel that’s so slender (barely a centimetre) that it’s barely there at all” in their review of the Samsung UE40D7000. Expert website Pcworld.co.nz gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote “It’s exceedingly thin” in their review. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned “They both tout a similar ultra slim "One Design" bezel” in their review.

One Samsung UE40D7000 owner said that this TV was lightweight. Expert website Pcworld.co.nz mentioned four years ago “Lightweight enough to be wall-mounted without major structural work” in their review of the Samsung UE40D7000. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good depth. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their Samsung UE40D7000 review two years ago “Minimal depth, minimal bezel, great spec, richly detailed, stable”.

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Good Brand

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

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Good Product Quality

A number of Samsung UE40D7000 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Hardwarecanucks.com wrote in their review of this TV “Samsung’s new UN55D7000 is one of the few products that bridges the gap between lower quality sets and the ultra high end market”. Expert review site Televisioninfo.com said “It has 59 inches of great, 1080p picture quality”. Televisioninfo.com also wrote “The high-end Samsung PN59D7000 1080p plasma TV ($2,599 MSRP) impressed us with its picture quality, which has improved brightness”.

Good Connectivity

Several customers considered that the Samsung UE40D7000 was good in terms of connectivity. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review “Excellent connectivity and media support”. A few customers agreed that it was able to connect to the internet. Avhub.com.au said “Built in Internet Browser”.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was wifi compatible. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Built In WIFI”.

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Good High Def TV

Some people who reviewed it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Plasmatvbuyingguide.com mentioned “The PN51D7000 is full HD active shutter 3D”. Avhub.com.au wrote “Excellent HD image quality” .

Good Picture Quality

Some Samsung UE40D7000 reviewers who bought the product thought it had good picture quality. Two years ago Avhub.com.au said “Good 3D and excellent 2D picture quality”. Avhub.com.au also said “The Samsung PN 7000 series has outstanding overall picture quality, with excellent black-level performance”. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Superb 2D and 3D picture quality”.

Good Technical Features

Some Samsung UE40D7000 owners agreed that the product had good features. Expert review site Cnet.com.au gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their Samsung UE40D7000 review “The Samsung D7000 is an excellent smart TV that features some of the best images we've seen, great design”. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review of this TV “Extensive Smart Hub features” . Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Excellent Internet features”.

Robust

Several Samsung UE40D7000 reviewers who bought the product wrote that it was well made.

Good Smart TV Features

One Samsung UE40D7000 reviewer who bought the product said that it had great smart functions.

Good Remote Control

One person who purchased the Samsung UE40D7000 concluded that it had a good remote control. Avhub.com.au said “Cheap Remote” in their review of this TV.

Good Standard Def TV

One Samsung UE40D7000 reviewer reckoned that this TV was good at displaying standard definition TV. Avhub.com.au wrote in their Samsung UE40D7000 review “Impressive HD and SD performance”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Samsung UE40D7000 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was noisy. Avhub.com.au said in their review of this TV two years ago “Amazing noise reduction”.

Easy to Use

One Samsung UE40D7000 reviewer considered that it was easy to handle. Five years ago expert website Televisioninfo.com mentioned in their Samsung UE40D7000 review “It handles 3D reasonably well”. One person said in their reviews that it had a good interface. Overclockersonline.net wrote “It was a fantastic TV with a much improved 3D performance, sleek look, improved user interface with a much appreciated QWERTY keyboard”.

3D Compatible

The Samsung UE40D7000 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the UE40D7000 are not 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other TVs of this age and type which do not support smart TV features, the UE40D7000 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UE40D7000 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UE40D7000 do not have a WiFi connection.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This television supports an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly supported WiFi standard on comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE40D7000 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the UE40D7000 which has four HDMI ports.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The UE40D7000 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE40D7000. Most of the TVs of a comparable age and type to the UE40D7000 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this TV has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The UE40D7000 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies (800 hertz) amongst televisions of this age. Across all the mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE40D7000 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs of this type and age.

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Quite Thin

The thinnest thickness of mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago is 3.5mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. When compared to other televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UE40D7000 that we have checked, the UE40D7000's thickness of only 29.7 millimeters is one of the thinnest.

There are a number of other 29.7mm thick TVs currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE46ES7000[plb_1316216_price].

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8 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few people who bought the product mentioned that it was not cheap. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “Earlier this year we called Samsung's most expensive plasma TV” however they still rated it 4 stars. Cnet.com also wrote “The "Best overall TV of 2011 (so far)." Now that we've tested its less expensive brother”. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review “The relatively expensive PN 7000 cannot produce full shadow detail or proper 1080 24 cadence without sacrificing some black-level performance”.

One Samsung UE40D7000 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was not a bargain for the price. Expert website Itp.net said “While the UA55D7000LR isn’t perfect, its flaws are far from being deal breakers”.

One person who reviewed this TV wrote that it was not good value for money. Expert review site Avforums.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UE40D7000 “We've already had extensive hands on with the, more costly, UE-40D8000 and overall we were left impressed” but despite that they scored the product 4 stars.

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Very High Running Costs

This mid-size TV has an energy efficiency rating of B. The average 5 year running cost of the UE40D7000 is £134 based on typical energy prices, which is in the most expensive 20% of all 714 TVs of a similar type and age.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UE40D7000 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other televisions that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UE40F7000[plb_1494094_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago do not feature OLED technology. The UE40D7000 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The UE40D7000 has a quite high annual energy consumption (121 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago. Across all the mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago the annual energy consumptions range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

At 48 Watts, the Samsung UE40D7000 has a quite high power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to the UE40D7000. The average power consumption in power save mode of comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago is 69W.

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Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This TV has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and type to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE40D7000

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec. 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 Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Samsung released the UE40D7000.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
3D Technology
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
App
Audio
Audio System
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
SCART 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
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Mode
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
OSD Language
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise Technology
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Skype Function
Clock Function
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
Swivelling Stand
VESA Mounting
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
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
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
Included 3D Glasses
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Manual

11 Awards

01net.com 5 Star CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice CNET.com.au Editor's Choice tweaknews.net Great Product CNET.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Recommended Overclockersonline.net Approved gagadget.com Recommended tbreak.ae Recommended Product hdtvtest.co.uk Recommended

Expert Reviews

(42)

Avhub.com.au

26 May 2014

Thank you for searching out Sound+Imag e Magazine's equipment review of the Samsung UA55D7000 LED LCD TV review originally published in Sound+Image November 2011."Samsung's latest edge-lit LED-LCD... Read more…

Gorgeous, spacesaving design
Good 3D and excellent 2D picture quality
Minimal depth, minimal bezel, great spec, richly detailed, stable and absorbing images
Built In WIFI
Smart Hub Functionality
Slight crosstalk noise with bright 3D footage
Hitandmiss backlighting
Playback Performance during fast content viewing
Patchy backlights
Border of the screen doesnt look or feel premium

Pcworld.co.nz

15 February 2012

Samsung?s 46-inch Series 7 ?Smart TV? is a brilliant television. It?s exceedingly thin, and lightweight enough to be wall-mounted without major structural work. The LED backlight provides... Read more…

8 February 2012

Like its UE55D8000 sibling reviewed previously, the UE40D7000 is a mighty stylish TV, with a bezel that?s so slender (barely a centimetre) that it?s barely there at all. Moreover, the slimness is... Read more…

23 November 2011

Overclockersonline.net

A few weeks ago I finished a review on the Samsung UN55D8000 3D LED TV and it was a fantastic TV with a much improved 3D performance, sleek look, improved user interface with a much appreciated... Read more…

7 November 2011

The expectations for this generation of Samsung HDTVs reached a fever pitch at the last CES show since the new D-series looked like the one that every other manufacturer would have to beat. For...

3 November 2011

It is true that every new television which comes up these days is far superior to the older models but there remain a few devices which are way beyond the ordinary. These are the televisions which...

28 October 2011

As a decorative and technological tour de force, and a way of getting absolutely as large a screen as possible into a tight-ish space, the D7000 series is unbeatable.This is the smaller D7000... Read more…

21 October 2011

I was lucky enough to have a tour of Samsung?s R&D facilities in Seoul, South Korea, a couple of years ago and was blown away by the infinite pains the company goes to in order to get its products...

Tweaknews.net

24 August 2011

Samsung's UN55D7000 Smart LED 3D TV is a display that pushes the boundaries of what a consumer can expect when purchasing a HDTV in today's market. Not only can they view their favorite Blu ray...

Tweaknews.net

23 August 2011

PCMag Editors did not test the Samsung PN51D7000. We did, however, test and review the Samsung PN51D8000 (4 stars). A 51-inch plasma HDTV with 3D video support, the Samsung PN51D7000 ($1,597.99... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £133.00
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Energy Rating
0.66T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.66 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers triax ue40d7000, samsung ue40d7000

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