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Samsung UE49K5579
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Samsung UE49K5579

49" Flat Apr 2016
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Features Release Date
A+
£104.38 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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12 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Television Reviews

Samsung mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs Samsung is one of the superior manufacturers.

Only Released Eight Months Ago

This mid-size TV is one of the newest televisions to be released. This means it is likely to use better technology than some of the older televisions.

Supports Smart TV Features

The UE49K5579 supports smart TV features, which is unusual. Most of the other latest comparable spec TVs do not support smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other new mid-size TVs, the UE49K5579 has a WiFi connection.

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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 commonly supported display resolution on televisions that are a comparable age to it.

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Two RF Ports

Most mid-size TVs that were launched in the last year have between one and two RF ports, including the Samsung UE49K5579 which has two RF ports.

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Four Processor Cores

The UE49K5579 is a four processor core television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out in the last 12 months only have between one and three processor cores.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE49K5579 have RMS rated power of between 5W and 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 17W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the UE49K5579 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the UE49K5579.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

two USB 2.0 ports

Most mid-size TVs that came out in the last 12 months have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the UE49K5579 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Three HDMI Ports

three HDMI ports

The Samsung UE49K5579 is a three HDMI port television.

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Quite Thin

The UE49K5579 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 54.9 millimeters) amongst similar spec televisions of this age. Recently released similar spec TVs have thicknesses of between 7.1mm and 99mm, and the average thickness is 70mm.

If you are not bothered about having a thicker thickness then you might want to consider the UE40K5500[pl_3346899_price] (55.1mm), the UE32K5579[pl_3434604_price] (54.9mm), or the UE40K5579[pl_3434603_price] (54.9mm) all from Samsung.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that came out in the last 12 months.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung UE49K5579 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE49K5579 are also not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Samsung UE40F6100[plb_3861128_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UE49K5579 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other recently released mid-size TVs also do not have a built-in camera.

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Running Costs Are Very High

This Samsung TV has an efficiency rating of A+, however the UE49K5579 is in the most expensive 16% of all 240 comparable spec televisions that came out in the last year that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the UE49K5579 will cost £105 over 5 years to run.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UE49K5579 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE49K5579 also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung HG49EE690[plb_3713298_price].

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The lowest annual energy consumption of mid-size TVs that were released in the last year is 37kWh, the highest is 200kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 67kWh. The Samsung UE49K5579 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (89 kilowatt hours) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Heavy

At 12.5 kilograms, the Samsung UE49K5579 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other latest comparable spec TVs. The average weight of newly released mid-size TVs is 8.2kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung UE49K5579

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as 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
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

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Electricity cost when switched on £102.55
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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kwh per hour
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 £104.38
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung UE49K5579uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.52T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.52 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue49k5579, samsung ue49k5579s, samsung ue49k5579su, samsung ue49k5579sux, samsung ue49k5579suxz, samsung ue49k5579suxzg
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