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Samsung UE40K5579
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Samsung UE40K5579

40" Flat Apr 2016
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Features Release Date
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10 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Samsung mid-size TVs have good reviews on average and across all TVs Samsung is one of the better rated brands.

Just Released Eight Months Ago

This TV was released just eight months ago. Newer TVs like this one are likely to use more advanced technology.

Supports Smart TV Features

The UE40K5579 supports smart TV features, which is unusual. Most of the other latest comparable spec TVs do not support smart TV features.

There are a number of other TVs which support smart TV features currently available that you might want to look at including the Samsung HG32EE694[plb_3869518_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at other TVs which also support smart TV features including the UE40J6289[pl_3772436_price], or the UE40K5589[pl_3496774_price] both from Samsung.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UE40K5579 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for the last year also have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think cheaper televisions such as the Samsung HG32EE694[plb_3869518_price] is also worth considering.

Alternative televisions which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE40J6289[plb_3772436_price], or the Sony KDL-40WD650[plb_3301699_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on similar spec televisions that have been available for the last year.

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Two RF Ports

Most TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UE40K5579 have between one and two RF ports, including the UE40K5579 which has two RF ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of televisions that were released in the last year range from 5W to 40W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Samsung UE40K5579 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the UE40K5579.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

two USB 2.0 ports

Most mid-size TVs that were released in the last year have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the UE40K5579 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Thin

The UE40K5579 has a fairly thin thickness (only 54.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other recently released TVs. The average thickness of latest mid-size TVs is 70mm, and the thicknesses range from 7.1mm to 99mm.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the UE49K5510[pl_3416494_price] (55.1mm), or the UE49K5500[pl_3418550_price] (55.1mm) both from Samsung or the Philips 49HFL2839[plb_3325970_price] (60mm) which is also cheaper.

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Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for the last year.

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5 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £59.32

In the last 27 days the price of the UE40K5579 has increased by £59.32.

Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UE40K5579 are not 3D compatible. The UE40K5579 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a television that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Samsung UE40F6100[plb_3861128_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other latest TVs, the UE40K5579 does not have a built-in camera.

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Expensive

We think this Samsung TV looks expensive compared to other mid-size TVs that have been around for the last year. The cheapeast similar spec TV that came out in the last 12 months that we found costs £149 and the most expensive costs £1,470.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE40K5579 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched around the same time as the UE40K5579 also do not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung HG49EE690[plb_3713298_price].

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE40K5579

Running Costs Are Average

This mid-size TV has an energy efficiency rating of A. The UE40K5579 is typical compared to the other 240 mid-size TVs that have been around for the last year 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 UE40K5579 is £89.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that are a similar 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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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Picture in Picture Function
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Local Dimming
Processor Core
Picture Processing Technology
Subtitles Function
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) Compatible
Logical Channel Number (LCN)
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
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
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £86.53
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
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 £88.36
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung UE40K5579uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.44T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.44 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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