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Samsung UE42F5000
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Samsung UE42F5000

reviewed.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended
42" 49.4mm Apr 2013
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12 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This television was given a "Recommended" award by both Trusted Reviews and Avforums.com, both of which said that this Samsung television was good.

In addition, the writer at Hdtvtest.co.uk conluded that they would definitely endorse this Samsung TV and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and Reviewed.com wrote that it was excellent and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

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Good Owner Reviews

People who bought this TV rated this television 87% on average.

Samsung Televisions Have Good Reviews

On average Samsung mid-size TVs have good reviews as do all televisions built by Samsung.

Reasonably Priced

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “The Samsung UNF5000AF series of HDTVs deliver good image quality at a reasonable price”.

One customer said in their reviews that this TV was a bargain for the price. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said in their review “It still manages a 100Hz edge LED picture system for its staggeringly cheap £399 price tag, bu”.

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Good High Def TV

A few customers considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Pcmag.com said “You do, however, get an HDTV that delivers a sharp picture with a high contrast ratio, relatively dark bl” and scored it 4 stars.

Robust

One customer who reviewed it thought it was reliable. Expert website Techradar.com said “Samsung TVs of all prices are usually very reliable.”.

One person who reviewed the Samsung UE42F5000 thought it was well made. Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote in their Samsung UE42F5000 review “The Samsung UE32F5000 is a brilliant little HDTV, delivering deep blacks, accurate pictures, good screen uniformity and solid standard-def processing”.

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Good Product Quality

One person who bought it considered that it was good quality.

Good Size

One Samsung UE42F5000 owner who purchased it considered that it was thin. Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned three years ago “Compared to last year's EH5000, its chassis is slimmer; colours are more accurate;”.

Good Picture Quality

One Samsung UE42F5000 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it had good picture quality. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation.

Quite High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of TVs of this type and age is 2W and the highest is 80W. At 20 Watts, the UE42F5000 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UE42F5000.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Not Included Optical Disc Drive

This TV has a Not included optical disc drive, which is the most frequently found optical disc drive on mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and PC Mag this television has an overall expert rating of 69 out of 100.

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Inferior Technical Features

One person said in their reviews that it did not have good features. Cnet.com said three years ago “Beyond its "dumb" feature set and lack of inputs” in their review of this TV.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Like most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the UE42F5000, the Samsung UE42F5000 does not have a WiFi connection.

It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Panasonic TX-40AS640[plb_2232477_price], or the Samsung UE46F7000[plb_1588337_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The Samsung UE42F5000 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other TVs that have been available for more than two years also do not support smart TV features.

It is worth considering other TVs which also support smart TV features including the UE40H6700[pl_2232461_price], or the UE40C8000[pl_1661053_price] both from Samsung or the LG 47LM960[plb_1277857_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UE42F5000, the Samsung UE42F5000 is not 3D compatible.

If you want a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the UE32F6400[pl_2161640_price], or the UE46F7000[pl_1588337_price] both from Samsung or the Panasonic TC-L47ET5[plb_403365_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UE42F5000 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE42F5000 also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to consider including the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE42F5000 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the UE42F5000 also do not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider including the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price].

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the Samsung UE42F5000 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. Across all the TVs of this type and age the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

The UE42F5000 is a two HDMI port television. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This TV has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio on mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE42F5000

OK Running Costs

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the UE42F5000 is £95, which is typical compared to the other 714 televisions of a comparable type and age.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions that were launched more than two years ago. 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

This mid-size TV was released over two years ago.

Average Refresh Rate

The UE42F5000 has a pretty standard refresh rate (100 hertz) compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

We compared this TV to all the other 100Hz refresh rate TVs and we think because of it's better review score, the LOEWE Xelos 40[plb_1350929_price] is also worth considering.

TVs with a faster refresh rate that might be worth looking at include the UE46F6400[pl_2149162_price] (120Hz and higher rated), or the UE40C8000[pl_1661053_price] (200Hz and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Sony KDL-42W705[plb_2142205_price] (200Hz and higher rated).

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Average Thickness

At 49.4 millimeters, the Samsung UE42F5000 has a pretty standard thickness compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
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
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
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
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
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

4 Awards

reviewed.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

(13)
13 March 2014

Avforums.com

It's not too often, nowadays, that we get a close-up look to the manufacturer's lower-tiered TVs. When we do, it's perhaps a sign that a range is becoming end of line and there are there is... Read more…

29 January 2014

The UE42F5000 sacrifices online functionality in favour of giving you the highest picture quality bang for your minimal (£400!) buck...

Trusted Reviews

23 January 2014

The Samsung UNF5000AF series of HDTVs deliver good image quality at a reasonable price but you don't get much in the way features...

21 January 2014

The Samsung UNF5000AF series of HDTVs deliver good image quality at a reasonable price but you don't get much in the way features...

8 January 2014

Samsung TVs of all prices are usually very reliable, but the UE42F5000 is an exception; endemic motion blur, poor contrast and LED light leakage make this a great argument for spending more ? or...

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User Reviews

(643)
Reviewed 29 May 2013 by Dave M
(Verified Purchase)

First of all, why did I buy this particular television and not one of the many others in this size / price range? There are several reasons: - the reviews about quality were very positive - I have... Read more…

Reviewed 11 April 2013 by Andy
(Verified Purchase)

This is the new and improved version of the EH5000, I have never seen the old model in action but the F5000 is supposed to have a much better video specification, apart from this the technical... Read more…

Reviewed 1 May 2013 by Elliott

If you're looking for a non-3D tv then this is your perfect option! Fantastic picture quality and a great price. I was tempted by 'SMART' tv but I soon discovered that they're fairly pointless if... Read more…

Reviewed 10 July 2013 by A Newman
(Verified Purchase)

Bought it a few weeks ago, got my mac and my xbox hooked up to it. Looks absolutely amazing. So very easy to set up. Lots of different visual settings to tinker with, so you can get an ideal... Read more…

Reviewed 16 June 2013 by Richard Bevan

I totally love this TV. I didn't buy this as my main tv (I have a Panasonic THX plasma in the lounge) but after seeing it next to the Plasma I'm tempted to keep this tv for the lounge. The picture... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £92.94
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £94.77
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Energy Rating
0.47T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue42f5000, ue42f5000a, ue42f5000ak, ue42f5000aw, ue42f5000awx, ue42f5000awxxc, ue42f5000awxbt, samsung ue42f5000, samsung ue42f5000a, samsung ue42f5000ak
Barcodes 00806085437951, 08806085425415, 08806085425569, 08806085430648, 08806085437951, 08806085446526, 08806085481206, 08806085492868

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