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Samsung UE40K5579
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Samsung UE40K5579

£410.45 £135.98 Price drop in the last 56 days
40" Flat Apr 2016
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7 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

We checked 20,173 owner and expert reviews for Samsung televisions and found that on average Samsung has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has excellent reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

Only Released Five Months Ago

This Samsung TV was only released five months ago, so it is likely to use better technology than some of the older TVs.

Price Drop of £72.59

In the last 51 days the price of the UE40K5579 has dropped by £72.59.

Smart TV

The UE40K5579 is Smart TV, as are most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the UE40K5579.

We compared all the other Smart TVs to this TV and we think the LG 49UF6807 (£280.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a TV that is Smart TV then you might also want to consider the LG 43LX761 (£546.77), or the Samsung UE40KU6470 (£499.89).

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other recently released mid-size TVs, the UE40K5579 has a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think cheaper TVs such as the LG 49UF6807 (£280.00) is also worth considering.

It is worth considering other televisions which also have a WiFi connection including the LG 43LX761 (£546.77), or the Samsung UE43KU6400 (£539.00).

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Two RF Ports

Most of the other TVs that were launched in the last 12 months only have one RF port, however the Samsung UE40K5579 has two RF ports.

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Quite Thin

TVs that came out around the same time as the UE40K5579 have thicknesses of between 7.1mm and 99mm. With a thickness of only 54.9 millimeters, the UE40K5579 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might be worth looking at include the UE40KU6400 (£449.00) (54.6mm), the UE49K5500 (£438.00) (55.1mm), or the UE49K5510 (£462.01) (55.1mm) all from Samsung which is also cheaper.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UE40K5579, the UE40K5579 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UE40K5579 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec televisions that came out in the last 12 months also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE40K5579 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UE40K5579 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this television and we think the Philips 43PUH4900 (£459.00) which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE40K5579

Running Costs Are Average

This Samsung television is rated A for energy efficiency. The UE40K5579 is typical compared to the other 332 latest similar spec TVs that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UE40K5579 is £89.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of the this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on new mid-size TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

There are a number of alternative Full HD TVs currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper TVs such as the Samsung UE49K5500 (£438.00), the LG 43LX321, or the Sony KDL-49WD755.

If the display resolution of this mid-size TV is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung UE43KU6000 (£449.99) (4K Ultra HD and cheaper) or the LG 49UH610 (£499.00) (4K Ultra HD and higher rated).

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Smart TV
Smart TV Features
RMS Rated Power
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
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
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WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
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Picture in Picture Function
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Local Dimming
Processor Core
Picture Processing Technology
Subtitles Function
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) Compatible
Logical Channel Number (LCN)
LED Indicator
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Electricity cost when switched on £86.53
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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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
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue40k5579, samsung ue40k5579s, samsung ue40k5579su, samsung ue40k5579sux, samsung ue40k5579suxz, samsung ue40k5579suxzg
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