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6 Reasons For
We checked 20,173 owner and expert reviews for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has excellent reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range.
Good Sound Quality
One person reckoned that the Samsung UE49K5100 had good sound quality. In August this year Deneb wrote on Amazon “Nice enough picture and sound (I'm not a HI-FI expert).” in their review of this TVs.
One person who reviewed this TVs thought it had good technical guidance. In August Deneb wrote “The guide said make sure it was not in 'store' mode” in their review of this TVs.
Only Released Five Months Ago
Being released just five months ago, this Samsung television is likely to use more advanced technology.
Price Has Recently Dropped by £23.78
The UE49K5100 has dropped in price by £23.78 in the last 6 days.
Has One Smart Mode
The UE49K5100 has a greater number of smart modes than most similar spec TVs that were launched in the last 12 months. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Movie are also found on this television.
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12 Reasons Against
One person concluded that the Samsung UE49K5100 was not retro. Deneb gave the product a score of 3 stars and said in their review of the Samsung UE49K5100 “The spindly legs which seem poorly affixed and 60s retro to me”.
Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
The UE49K5100 does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other recently released mid-size TVs which have a WiFi connection.
Most TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UE49K5100 are not 3D compatible. The UE49K5100 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Samsung UE32J6270 which is also higher rated.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most latest TVs do not have a built-in camera. The Samsung UE49K5100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Only One Processor Core
Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE49K5100 have between one and three processor cores, including the UE49K5100 which has one processor core.
Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The motion interpolation frequency of the UE49K5100 of only 50 hertz is one of the slowest amongst similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to the UE49K5100. Recently released mid-size TVs have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most similar spec TVs that have been available for the last year do not feature OLED technology. The Samsung UE49K5100 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to consider include the Philips 43PUH4900 (£321.00) which also has a higher Rating.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most mid-size TVs that have been around for the last year have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Samsung UE49K5100 which has one USB 2.0 port.
The lightest new similar spec television is 1kg heavy and the heaviest is 36kg. At 12.6 kilograms, the UE49K5100 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UE49K5100.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The UE49K5100 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (107 kilowatt hours) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The annual energy consumptions of recently released TVs range from 37kWh to 200kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 81kWh.
The Samsung UE49K5100 has a fairly thick thickness (88 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out in the last year. Televisions that are a comparable age to the UE49K5100 have thicknesses of between 7.1mm and 99mm, and the average thickness is 69mm.
There are a number of alternative 88mm thick TVs currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX40DSW404 (£429.09).
If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the H40M3300 (£329.00) (87mm), or the H49M2600 (£318.97) (87mm) both from Hisense which also has a higher rating.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many latest 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.
We compared this TV to all the other Full HD TVs and we think the 49LH570 (£399.00), the 43LH570 (£349.00), and the 43LH500 all from LG which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
If you want a TV with a higher display resolution then you might want to consider the Samsung UE40KU6000 (£365.00) (4K Ultra HD), or the LG 43UH620 (£449.00) (4K Ultra HD) which is also higher rated.
Average Running Costs
This television is rated A for energy efficiency, and the UE49K5100 has an average running cost of £117 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 332 latest mid-size TVs.
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
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
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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