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Samsung UN40EH5000

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40" 120Hz Flat Jul 2012
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13 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This Samsung TV has received five awards from experts in TVs.

The writers at Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Techradar.com/au/ all wrote that concluded that they would endorse this TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

An other two expert review sites thought that this Samsung TV was good. This mid-size TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from CNET.co.uk who thought it was fantastic and it received a "Best Buy" award from Avforums.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This television has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100 based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, CNET.co.uk and whathifi.com. TV experts think this Samsung TV is one of the better TVs that were released more than two years ago.

Reasonably Priced

A number of customers said that the Samsung UN40EH5000 was a bargain for the price. Trustedreviews.com gave this TV a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Samsung UN40EH5000 on expert website Trusted Reviews “Unlike a certain other Korean brand, Samsung doesn't seem shy this year about letting us check out its cheap TV models as well as its high-end efforts”. Four years ago expert review site Televisioninfo.com wrote “A 40-inch Samsung for less than $700 is good deal without knowing much more” in their review of this TV.

Some Samsung UN40EH5000 reviewers reckoned that the Samsung UN40EH5000 was good value for money. Techradar.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review “Let's look at the evidence - kicking off with its genuinely remarkable price”. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote in their review “Very affordable”. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com also mentioned “Ridiculously good value”.

One customer concluded that the product was cheap. Three years ago Cnet.co.uk rated this TV 5 stars and mentioned “You'll struggle to find a better budget TV t” in their review of this TV.

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Good Picture Quality

A few customers who purchased it thought it had good picture quality. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com rated the Samsung UN40EH5000 78 out of 100 and mentioned “Good allround picture quality”. One person said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned “Punchy, with bold, natural colours and sharp detail.” in their review of the Samsung UN40EH5000.

Good Product Quality

A few people agreed that this TV was good quality. Cnet.co.uk scored it 5 stars and said on CNET.co.uk “Strong sound and excellent picture quality (once you've fiddled with the picture options) make the Samsung UE32EH5000 a cracking budget TV”. Techradar.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UN40EH5000 on expert website Techradar “To deliver good picture quality as cheaply as humanly possible”. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned “Great picture quality”.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Samsung TVs and also specifically for Samsung mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Samsung had good reviews.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of Samsung UN40EH5000 owners wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UN40EH5000 had good sound quality.

Easy to Use

Some Samsung UN40EH5000 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote “User interface is easy to use” in their review of this TV.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Three Samsung UN40EH5000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Best TVs to buy 10 best 32-inch TVs 10 best 37-inch TVs 13 best 42-inch TVs 12 best 3D TVs The Samsung 32EH5000's main attraction isn't a complicated one” in their review of the Samsung UN40EH5000.

Good High Def TV

Two Samsung UN40EH5000 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Gadgetreview.com said “Marshal Rosenthal 4.0 5.0 The Samsung UN32EH5000 32-inch LED HDTV displays a bright, evenly lit” and scored it 4 stars. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said “Gracias a la tecnologa White Color Enhancer Plus, los colores se aprecian ms brillantes y hacen del Full HD una verdadera experiencia visual” in their review and scored the product 78 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

Some customers concluded that it had good features. Expert review site Televisioninfo.com said “We found these two TVs to be very comparable, both offering a high-performing, basic display, stripped of advanced features like 3D images, internet connectivity” in their Samsung UN40EH5000 review. Techmagnifier.com said four years ago “The features are adequate in it” in their review of this TV.

Robust

One customer who bought it concluded that it was well made. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com gave the Samsung UN40EH5000 a score of 4 stars and wrote “Solid sound” in their review of this TV.

1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

Some people who purchased the Samsung UN40EH5000 agreed that it was not heavy and bulky. Techradar.com mentioned on Techradar “From the outside the only hint that it's a cheap set comes from its startlingly chunky rear end; from the front it looks a match for many mid-range sets” in their Samsung UN40EH5000 review. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote two years ago “Chunky chassis” but in spite of that they still gave it a score of 78 out of 100.

Poor Design

One Samsung UN40EH5000 owner who bought it reckoned that it was not good looking.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a WiFi connection. The Samsung UN40EH5000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a WiFi connection.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN40EH5000, the UN40EH5000 does not support smart TV features.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung UN40EH5000 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UN40EH5000 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung UE46F7000 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN40EH5000, the UN40EH5000 does not have a built-in camera.

Alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE40F7000.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UN40EH5000 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Thick

Across all the mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN40EH5000 the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. With a thickness of 93 millimeters, the UN40EH5000 has one of the thicker thicknesses amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the LOEWE Xelos 40 (£995.00) (65mm).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN40EH5000

Full HD HD Type

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 came out 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 Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this television was released.

Average Refresh Rate

At 120 hertz, the UN40EH5000 has a fairly typical refresh rate compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

TVs with a faster refresh rate that might be worth looking at include the KDL-46HX853 (200Hz), or the KDL-42W705 (£399.00) (200Hz) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Full HD Display
Graphics Resolution
HD-Ready
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
RF 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
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Mode
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Wide Color Enhancer
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
DLNA Certificate
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Package Dimensions
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card

5 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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20 November 2014

The UN46EH5000 LED TV is a direct replacement of the F5000 series from last year. This is a basic unit that covers most of the big areas of import. Price/Value is the main focus of this model and... Read more…

Powerful edgelit LED lighting makes bright and colorful images that are best from front and center
1080p resolution
Priced to Move
Value
Punchy picture
Off center viewing is plagued by color and contrast degradation
60Hz refresh rate doesn't handle judder sports programing and gaming as well as a 120Hz TV
Sound quality is flat and hollow sounding, but volume isn't an issue
Black detail could be better
No smart features
12 September 2013

Chances are, this set will be used in a second room ? and second rooms are where people tend to catch up on programmes they've missed. It's not a big thing, but the inclusion of BBC iPlayer at...

22 March 2013

Strong sound and excellent picture quality (once you've fiddled with the picture options) make the Samsung UE32EH5000 a cracking budget TV. It may lack fancy extras like smart TV features and 3D...

CNET.co.uk

6 March 2013

It's hard to understand how Samsung can sell the UE32EH5000 for so little. From the outside the only hint that it's a cheap set comes from its startlingly chunky rear end; from the front it looks...

Techradar

6 March 2013

Best TVs to buy 10 best 32-inch TVs 10 best 37-inch TVs 13 best 42-inch TVs 12 best 3D TVs The Samsung 32EH5000's main attraction isn't a complicated one: it's all about the price, plain and...

Techradar.com/au/

15 February 2013

Given that you can buy it for under £300 online, the UE32EH5000?s assured picture performance comes as something of a surprise. Its images are bright and punchy, with bold, natural colours and...

24 January 2013

Avforums.com

The Samsung UE32EH5000 is hardly the most heralded of TVs from the Korean giant. It has no headline making features nor a snazzy design that will attract much attention. In fact, if Samsung made a... Read more…

19 December 2012

For the second year running, it?s only around this time in December ? when most of the TVs have been covered and the gongs awarded ? that we get around to reviewing an entry-level offering from... Read more…

19 December 2012

Marshal Rosenthal 4.0 5.0 The Samsung UN32EH5000 32-inch LED HDTV displays a bright, evenly lit and...

26 October 2012

Despite its lack of Smart TV and DLNA features, it's pretty difficult to see how you could reasonably expect the 32EH5000 to be much better than it is, for the simple reason that its picture...

Trusted Reviews

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers un40eh5000, un40eh5000f, un40eh5000fx, un40eh5000fxz, un40eh5000fxzx, un40eh5000fxza, samsung 40eh5000, samsung samue40eh5000, samsung samue40eh5000k, samsung samue40eh5000kx, samsung samue40eh5000kxx, samsung samue40eh5000kxxu
Barcodes 00036725236622, 00770332087559, 08806071786315, 08806071800172, 08806071800189

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