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Samsung TVs Have Good Reviews
Based on 22,708 user and expert reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its TVs. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range compared to other manufacturers.
The UE49K5100 is one the top selling TV currently available according to sales data from Amazon.
Good Sound Quality
One person considered that this TV had good sound quality. A few weeks ago Deneb mentioned on Amazon “Nice enough picture and sound (I'm not a HI-FI expert).”.
One customer who reviewed the Samsung UE49K5100 reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Deneb said in their review of this TV this year “The guide said make sure it was not in 'store' mode” but even so they gave the Samsung UE49K5100 a rating of 60 out of 100.
Only Released Eight Months Ago
As one of the newer televisions, this Samsung television is likely to use better technology.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been available for the last year.
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Two RF Ports
The UE49K5100 is a two RF port TV. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched in the last year have between one and two RF ports.
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
13 Reasons Against
One Samsung UE49K5100 reviewer who bought it concluded that it was not retro. Deneb mentioned on Amazon in November this year “The spindly legs which seem poorly affixed and 60s retro to me” and gave it a score of 60 out of 100.
Price Has Recently Increased by £57.60
The price of the UE49K5100 has increased by £57.60 in the last 61 days.
Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
The UE49K5100 does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the UE49K5100.
We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also have a WiFi connection including the HG32EE690[pl_3714920_price], or the UE40J6240[pl_3866627_price] both from Samsung or the Philips 40PFS5501[plb_3310458_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Support Smart TV Features
Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UE49K5100, the Samsung UE49K5100 does not support smart TV features.
We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also support smart TV features including the HG32EE690[pl_3714920_price], or the UE40J6240[pl_3866627_price] both from Samsung or the Philips 40PFS5501[plb_3310458_price] which is also higher rated.
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Not 3D Compatible
The UE49K5100 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other new televisions are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The UE49K5100 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other new mid-size TVs also do not have a built-in camera.
Running Costs Are High
Whilst the efficiency rating of this mid-size TV is A, the UE49K5100 is one of the less economic to run recently released mid-size TVs that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the UE49K5100 will cost £117 over 5 years to run.
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
At only 50 hertz, the Samsung UE49K5100 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other recently released mid-size TVs. Mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE49K5100 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,000Hz.
Only One Processor Core
The Samsung UE49K5100 is a one processor core TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other latest TVs, the UE49K5100 does not feature OLED technology.
With a weight of 12.6 kilograms, the UE49K5100 is one of the heavier latest similar spec TVs amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The lightest mid-size TV that has been available for around the same time as the UE49K5100 is 1kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
Comparable spec TVs that were released in the last 12 months have annual energy consumptions of between 37kWh and 200kWh. At 107 kilowatt hours, the UE49K5100 has a very high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE49K5100.
At 88 millimeters, the Samsung UE49K5100 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other new mid-size TVs. The thinnest thickness of latest televisions is 7.1mm, the thickest is 99mm, and the average thickness is 70mm.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 88mm thick televisions currently available including the TX-40DS400[pl_3332580_price], or the TX40DSW404[pl_3539278_price] both from Panasonic which has better reviews.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that are a comparable 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.
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
1920 x 1080
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-C, DVB, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
RMS Rated Power
DTS, Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
Dolby Digital Plus
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Ambient Light Sensor
Picture Processing Technology
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Nice enough picture and sound (I'm not a HI-FI expert). But a few things I didn't like: The spindly legs which seem poorly affixed and 60s retro to me. This is a low voltage model with a PSU. The... Read more…
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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