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Samsung UN40ES6500

40" 480Hz Feb 2012
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and lcdtvbuyingguide.com this television has an overall expert rating of 70 out of 100.

Good Brand

Mid-size TVs built by Samsung have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Samsung also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Size

Some Samsung UN40ES6500 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UN40ES6500 was thin. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag four years ago “This slender LED-backlit HDTV doesn?t get very bright or very black” in their review. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned “Attractive, slim cabinet” in their Samsung UN40ES6500 review.

A number of people who reviewed this TV wrote that it was a good weight. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote in their review “Shadow detail is very good, lending weight and texture to images”.

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Good Picture Quality

Some Samsung UN40ES6500 owners agreed that the Samsung UN40ES6500 had good picture quality. A number of customers who purchased this TV said that it had good colour saturation. Goodhousekeeping.com said “Colors are fairly accurate and vibrant” in their review of the Samsung UN40ES6500.

Good Technical Features

Four Samsung UN40ES6500 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review “Samsung says that sets offer identical features (save weight” . Expert review site Televisioninfo.com wrote “The Samsung UN46ES6500 (MSRP $1,729) is loaded with great features like Smart TV functionality, 3D”. Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned in their Samsung UN40ES6500 review “It's a well-priced 46-inch HDTV packed with great features”.

Good High Def TV

Some Samsung UN40ES6500 owners who bought it thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Pcmag.com said in their Samsung UN40ES6500 review “It delivers very accurate colors and a crisp, clean HD picture.” but even so they rated the product 3 stars.

Nice Design

Some Samsung UN40ES6500 reviewers who bought this TV reckoned that it was a good design. Goodhousekeeping.com said “Attractive design”. Goodhousekeeping.com also said “The Samsung E 6500 is a decent performer with excellent design and a good mix of features”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few people who reviewed the Samsung UN40ES6500 agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. Goodhousekeeping.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and said in November last year “Good 3D performance”. Goodhousekeeping.com also wrote “Good 2Dt 3D conversion”.

Good Connectivity

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Four years ago expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this TV “Built-in Wi-Fi”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

Two customers who reviewed this TV considered that it had good apps. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this TV “A nice catalog of web apps.” . Last year Goodhousekeeping.com said in their review of this TV “Generous selection of web apps”.

Good Sound Quality

One Samsung UN40ES6500 reviewer who bought the product said that it had good sound quality. Four years ago expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “The Samsung UN46ES6500 sounds like a dream machine” in their review of this TV but even so they only gave the Samsung UN40ES6500 a rating of 3 stars.

Reasonably Priced

One person who bought it reckoned that it was good value for money. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned in their review of this TV “The easy-to-use Samsung UN46ES6500 offers an excellent selection of streaming content for a reasonable price.”.

Robust

One Samsung UN40ES6500 owner considered that the product was well made. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote in their review “Bright picture with solid color and blacklevel performance”.

Good Product Quality

Some customers who reviewed this TV concluded that it was good quality. Reviewed.com said four years ago “The picture quality was excellent on” in their review of the Samsung UN40ES6500. Goodhousekeeping.com said in their review of this TV “Sharp image quality”.

3D Compatible

The Samsung UN40ES6500 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of this type and age are not 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3D compatible televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], the Philips 47PFK7109[plb_2165072_price], or the Samsung UE32H6410[plb_2236817_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UN40ES6500 supports smart TV features. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the UN40ES6500 do not support smart TV features.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the UN46EH5300[pl_403279_price], or the UE40H6700[pl_2232461_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN40ES6500 which do not have a WiFi connection, the UN40ES6500 has a WiFi connection.

Alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE40H6670[plb_2247334_price], or the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price].

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Quite Fast Refresh Rate

The UN40ES6500 has one of the faster refresh rates (480 hertz) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The refresh rates of TVs of this age and type range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz.

If you are looking for a faster refresh rate then you might also want to look at the UE40H6670[pl_2247334_price] (600Hz), or the UE40H7000[pl_2232260_price] (600Hz) both from Samsung or the Philips 47PFK7109[plb_2165072_price] (600Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Samsung UN40ES6500 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UN40ES6500. Most of the TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UN40ES6500 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this Samsung TV has three USB 2.0 ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 480 hertz, the Samsung UN40ES6500 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN40ES6500. The average motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN40ES6500 is 260Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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Very Thin

With a thickness of only 30.47 millimeters, the UN40ES6500 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the UN40ES6500. The average thickness of TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN40ES6500 is 62mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UN40ES6500 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN40ES6500 also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all 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 frequently found tuner on televisions of a comparable age and type to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UN40ES6500 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN40ES6500 also do not feature OLED technology.

Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to look at include the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price], or the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN40ES6500

Running Costs Are OK

The average 5 year running cost of the UN40ES6500 is £81 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of this age and spec.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable spec and 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.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Samsung released the UN40ES6500.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustment
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
App
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Audio Input Port for DVI
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Auto Power Off
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Game Mode
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Certificates
Certification
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 Content
Included 3D Glasses
3D Glasses Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

Expert Reviews

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Samsung offers a Smart TV option to fit nearly any size and price range. The UN55ES6500F we looked at is Samsung's mid-range option. (The latest edition to their high-end line: the very cool... Read more…

Well laid out "app hub" home screen
Sharp image quality
Good 3D performance
Attractive design
Bright picture with solid color and blacklevel performance
Action scenes were choppy
Apps take a long time to load
Poor screen uniformity
Some motion artifacts
Subpar 3D performance
24 October 2012

The Samsung ES6500 is not quite the slam-dunk of value we were hoping it might be, but it stands up very well against the similarly-sized and like-priced competition. The ES6500's most attractive...

17 September 2012

Over the past decade or so, there's been a mad rush to purchase the biggest, flattest, and prettiest television you can get in order to show it off to all your friends and neighbors. And for a... Read more…

20 August 2012

The Samsung UNES6500 is a well-featured midrange television with good color but otherwise ho-hum picture quality and value...

The easy-to-use Samsung UN46ES6500 offers an excellent selection of streaming content for a reasonable price, but we found the TV's image quality disappointing...

These strengths and Weaknesses are based on our calibrated picture settings and most of the picture feature options being turned off. If we were to judge the TV in standard picture modes, these... Read more…

1 June 2012

Despite the strengths that the Samsung UN40ES6500 delivers, its weakness do not succeed in making this TV one to fully recommend. Not unless you are a beginner with such sets such as this one....

22 May 2012

With the Samsung ES6500F series you get spot-on colors, two sets of 3D glasses, and a nice catalog of web apps, but this slender LED-backlit HDTV doesn?t get very bright or very black...

The Samsung UN46ES6500 (MSRP $1,729) is loaded with great features like Smart TV functionality, 3D, and media sharing via USB, just to name a few. Samsung deserves credit for not only implementing...

18 May 2012

The Samsung UN46ES6500 (MSRP $1,729) is loaded with great features like smart TV functionality, 3D, and media sharing via USB. Samsung deserves credit for not only implementing these features, but...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £80.12
Electricity cost when on standby £0.61
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Total running cost over 5 years £80.73
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers un40es6500, un40es6580, un40es6500f, un40es6580f, samsung pn64e8000, samsung un40es6500, samsung pn64e8000g, samsung un32es6500, samsung pn64e8000gf, samsung un32es6500f, samsung un40es6500f
Barcodes 00036725237056, 00036725237490, 08806071843964

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