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Samsung UE40H4200
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Samsung UE40H4200

40" Flat 90.9mm Oct 2014
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£109.19 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

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

Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This TV has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many TVs that came out around the same time as it.

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Has One Smart Mode

The UE40H4200 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of this type and age. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this Samsung television. The smart modes Game|Movie|Sports are also found on this Samsung TV.

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Very Low Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

At only 17 Watts, the UE40H4200 has a fairly low power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other TVs that came out more than a year ago. The power consumptions in power save mode of mid-size TVs that were released one year ago range from 16W to 130W.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the TVs of a similar age and spec to the UE40H4200 the annual energy consumptions range from 26kWh to 170kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 44 kilowatt hours, the UE40H4200 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the UE40H4200.

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8 Reasons Against

Very High Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this Samsung TV is A++, however the average running cost of the UE40H4200 is £110 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the least economic to run TVs of a similar type and age.

Not Smart TV

The Samsung UE40H4200 is not Smart TV, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE40H4200.

TVs which are Smart TV that might be worth considering include the Panasonic TX-40CX680 (£449.99) or the LG 42LF5809 (£381.58).

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most of the other TVs that came out more than a year ago have a WiFi connection, however the UE40H4200 does not have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also have a WiFi connection including the Panasonic TX-40CX680 (£449.99); or the LG 42LF5809 (£381.58).

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Not 3D Compatible

The UE40H4200 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE40H4200 are also not 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Sony KDL-43W805 (£399.00), or the LG 42LF652 (£312.00) or the LG 32LY760 (£374.90).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UE40H4200 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the LG 47LB656 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UE40H4200 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE40H4200 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The UE40H4200 supports a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most frequently found display resolution supported by TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UE40H4200.

This television's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is actually the worst supported display resolution amongst all similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UE40H4200.

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

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Quite Thick

With a thickness of 90.9 millimeters, the Samsung UE40H4200 has one of the thicker thicknesses amongst similar spec televisions of this age. The thicknesses of TVs of a comparable type and age to the UE40H4200 range from 7mm to 100mm.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic TX-42AS500 (69mm), the Philips 40PFH4009 (88mm), or the Sony KDL-48W585 (£424.95) (90mm).

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung UE40H4200

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Samsung released the UE40H4200.


Screen Size
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
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
Teletext Function
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Plug and Play
Voice Control
Face Detection
Clock Function
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Built-In Camera
LED Indicator
Wall Mountable
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
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
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Cable Included
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £107.36
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £109.19
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung UE40H4200uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue40h4200, ue40h4200a, ue40h4200ak, UE40H4200AW, samsung p227164, samsung p227164p, samsung ue40h4200, samsung ue40h4200a, samsung ue40h4200aw, refurbished ue40h4200, refurbished ue40h4200a, refurbished ue40h4200aw, refurbished ue40h4200awx, refurbished ue40h4200awxx, refurbished ue40h4200awxxu
Barcodes 08806086205320, 08806086206730, 08806086215626, 08806086283816

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