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Samsung UE40H7000

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40" 600Hz Mar 2014
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Samsung H7000 (UE40H7000) HD LED LCD TV Review
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Samsung UE40H7000 TV  Review

30 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This TV received a "Highly Recommended" from both Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com, both of which thought that this television was great.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on six expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and gadgetspeak.com the average expert rating of this television is 81%.

Average Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this Samsung TV rated it as 73 out of 100.

Nice Design

A few Samsung UE40H7000 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Christopher J. Cowen mentioned in his review of this TV “I can tell you the image is beautiful” and rated it 5 stars. James Moore wrote on Amazon last year “It looks like the internal LEDs have malfunctioned and has a similar appearance to a cracked screen”. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE40H7000 “A minimalist design and elegant materials” and scored it 4 stars.

Several Samsung UE40H7000 owners reckoned that it was a good design. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “Good design” in their review and scored the product 4 stars. Gadgetspeak.com also said “Attractive design”. Expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned “UE46H7000) for review, whose design is suitably attractive largely due to the uber-thin black bezel” in their review of the Samsung UE40H7000.

One Samsung UE40H7000 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was smooth. James Moore said on Amazon “Internally as the external surface is still smooth to the touch” nonetheless he rated it 1 stars.

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Good High Def TV

Five people agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Two years ago Trustedreviews.com said on expert review site Trusted Reviews “What is the Samsung UE40H7000? The UE40H7000 is an £850 40-inch high-end full HD TV”. Also two years ago Techradar.com wrote in their review of this TV on expert website Techradar “It's not a 4K Ultra HD job (all of which bear the prefix HU rather than a simple H for the Full HD models”. Expert website Digitalversus.com scored the Samsung UE40H7000 80 out of 100 and said in their review “Today we're reviewing Samsung's most fanciest flat Full HD TV this year”.

Good Brand

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

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Easy to Use

Two people who bought it considered that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Slim Duiker wrote on Amazon “The interface seems really clumsy to me - quite a shock given how good the general UI is for setting up the TV” in their review.

Several Samsung UE40H7000 owners reckoned that the product was easy to use. Slim Duiker said “Most of it is extremely easy to use, much better than my old Sony” in their review of this TV. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE40H7000 “Enjoyable to use”.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers said in their reviews that the product was good quality. David said “Good picture good sound quality”. Gadgetspeak.com said last year “Good 3D picture quality” in their review of the Samsung UE40H7000 and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed the Samsung UE40H7000 mentioned that it was wifi compatible. Christopher J. Cowen said “With this Smart HDTV there is a full web browser with WiFi built-in apps made for TV” .

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had email functionality. Two years ago Christopher J. Cowen mentioned on Amazon “Thank you for reading my review, if you have any questions feel free to email me, I would be happy to help you with any questions you have” in his review of this TV.

One Samsung UE40H7000 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “Excellent connectivity” and rated it 76 out of 100.

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Good Picture Quality

A number of customers said in their reviews that the Samsung UE40H7000 had good picture quality. One person who reviewed it considered that it had good colour saturation. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “Natural colours (average dE 3” in their review of this TV.

One person thought it had a good contrast ratio. Gadgetspeak.com wrote in November last year “Very good blacks and contrast ratio”.

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Good Technical Features

Several Samsung UE40H7000 owners who reviewed the Samsung UE40H7000 reckoned that it had good features. Christopher J. Cowen said “The next step to take into consideration is features” in his review. Christopher J. Cowen also wrote “Here are some of the features of this TV”. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “Excellent feature set” in their review.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One person who bought the product reckoned that it had good apps.

One person who purchased the product wrote that it was good for watching on demand TV. Two years ago Christopher J. Cowen wrote “Some of the apps this TV features is Hulu Plus, YouTube, Netflix, Facebook” in his Samsung UE40H7000 review and scored it very highly.

One Samsung UE40H7000 owner considered that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Two years ago Slim Duiker rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “Netflix and iPlayer load super fast compared to the Tivo box I'm retiring”.

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Good Sound Quality

One Samsung UE40H7000 owner said in their reviews that it had good sound quality.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed the Samsung UE40H7000 mentioned that it had a good 3D picture quality.

Good Support

One Samsung UE40H7000 owner said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance.

Good Size

One person who bought the product thought it was a good body shape. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “A thin body and elegant manufacturing” in their review of the Samsung UE40H7000.

Good Remote Control

One customer who reviewed this TV mentioned that it had a good remote control. Gadgetspeak.com said in their review “Effective motion controller”.

Reasonably Priced

One Samsung UE40H7000 owner considered that the Samsung UE40H7000 was good value for money. Margaret Cox rated it as excellent and she wrote “Fabulous tv great price easy to set up”. One person reckoned that this TV was a bargain for the price. Two years ago expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “If you're on the look out for a bargain or a high-value TV”.

3D Compatible

The UE40H7000 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this age and type are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE48H6410[plb_2251813_price].

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Sony KDL-42W807[plb_1546512_price], or the LG 47LB730[plb_2233836_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UE40H7000 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the UE40H7000 do not support smart TV features.

It may also be worth considering one of the other televisions which support smart TV features currently available including the Samsung UE48H6410[plb_2251813_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other televisions which also support smart TV features to this television and we think the Sony KDL-42W807[plb_1546512_price], or the LG 47LB730[plb_2233836_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Fast Refresh Rate

TVs that came out around the same time as the UE40H7000 have refresh rates of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz, and the average refresh rate is 180Hz. At 600 hertz, the UE40H7000 has a quite fast refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UE40H7000.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Samsung UE40H7000 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UE40H7000 do not have a WiFi connection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE48H6410[plb_2251813_price].

We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this television and we think the Sony KDL-42W807[plb_1546512_price], or the LG 47LB730[plb_2233836_price] is also worth considering.

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3 MHL Version

The UE40H7000 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than the 2 MHL version supported by most televisions of a comparable type and age to it.

A 3 MHL version is in fact the best supported MHL version across all mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UE40H7000.

Across comparable types of TV the worst supported MHL version is 2.

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Supports One TV Band

The number of TV bands supported by the UE40H7000 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported TV band is UHF, but this TV band is not supported by this Samsung TV. The TV bands DTV are also supported by this television.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The UE40H7000 is a three USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the UE40H7000 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the UE40H7000 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the UE40H7000 which has four HDMI ports.

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Two RF Ports

The UE40H7000 is a two RF port television.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE40H7000 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz. The UE40H7000 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies (600 hertz) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the UE40H7000 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this Samsung TV. The audio formats AAC,AIFF,APE,FLAC,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MPA,OGG,WAV,WMA are also supported by this TV.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Robust

A number of people thought the product was not well made. Two years ago Martin Martev scored the Samsung UE40H7000 60 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “1) The 40" doesn't have a built in subwoofer 2) The 40" set has a 600 Hz instead of 800 Hz clear motion rate 3) The 40" does not have the Ultra Clear Panel” in his review.

Price Increase of £149.00

In the last few weeks the UE40H7000 has increased in price by £149.00.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UE40H7000 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the UE40H7000 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 Samsung UE48H8000[plb_2233903_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The number of video formats supported by the UE40H7000 is more than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently supported video format is MKV, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats 3GP,ASF,AVI,DIVX,FLV,M2TS,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG,MPG,MTS,TP,TRP,TS,VOB,WEBM,WMV are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the UE40H7000 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this TV. The image formats BMP,JPG,MPO,PNG are also supported by this television.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on televisions that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE40H7000, the UE40H7000 does not feature OLED technology.

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Expensive

After checking the price of 195 TVs of a similar type and age they range in price from £73 to £4,406. We think that this TV looks expensive compared to other TVs of a similar type and age.

Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This TV has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio on similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE40H7000

OK Running Costs

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency. The UE40H7000 is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of a comparable age and type that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UE40H7000 is £90.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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

It was over two years ago when this television was released.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 63.1 millimeters, the Samsung UE40H7000 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the UE40H7000.

Alternative televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Philips 32PFK6509[plb_2219723_price] (55mm and cheaper).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Technology
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
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Remote Output Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
OSD Language
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise Technology
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
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
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

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Expert Reviews

(8)
23 January 2015

4K down your aerial is not going to happen anytime soon, yes it can on satellite and on downloads but not down an aerial so surely for now get the best aerial option you can afford.It is... Read more…

Good 3D picture quality
Natural colours (average dE 3)
Contrast ratio 3440 1)
Good motion compensation
Comes with two remotes, one with a touchpad
Narrow viewing angles
Risk of clouding
Screen a bit glossy, despite antireflective filter
It's pretty expensive
Picture presets aren't helpful
6 October 2014

With a brushed metal frame, a thin body and elegant manufacturing, the H7000 is indeed a beautiful TV. We especially like its wide, unique stand. However, design aside, the picture quality is the...

23 September 2014

If you're on the look out for a bargain or a high-value TV, the UE40H7000 is not really for you given the quality of some of the mid-range competition this year. However, if money's no object -...

15 July 2014

At a time when most other TV brands (including Sony, Panasonic, LG and Toshiba) have curiously gone with IPS-type LCD panels on their flagship HDTVs this year, the superb SPVA panel on the Samsung...

Hdtvtest.co.uk

6 June 2014

Avforums.com

There's something pleasingly traditional about the design of Samsung's mid-range H7000. Gone is the Ultra HD resolution, curved screen, size zero chassis, minuscule bezel or avant grade stand;... Read more…

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User Reviews

(9)
Reviewed 22 September 2015 by Michael Fox
(Verified Purchase)

Great tv...

Reviewed 20 September 2015 by David
(Verified Purchase)

Good picture good sound quality...

Reviewed 12 August 2015 by Margaret cox
(Verified Purchase)

Fabulous tv great price easy to set up and covers everything, thinking of buying the smaller one now...

Reviewed 24 July 2015 by Ann Sole
(Verified Purchase)

Nice sharp picture as expected from Samsung.

Bought one in August 2014. The screen broke in April 2015. It looks like the internal LEDs have malfunctioned and has a similar appearance to a cracked screen but internally as the external... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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kwh per hour left on standby
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Water cost when switched on
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litres per hour
Water price £per litre
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Total running cost over 5 years £89.96
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung UE40H7000uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.45T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue40h7000, ue40h7000s, ue40h7000a, ue40h7000sl, ue40h7000at, samsung ue40h7000, samsung ue40h7000s, samsung ue40h7000st, samsung ue40h7000sl, samsung ue40h7000stx, samsung ue40h7000slx, samsung ue40h7000slxx, samsung ue40h7000stxx, samsung ue40h7000stxxu, samsung ue40h7000slxxn
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