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Samsung HG32EC470
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Samsung HG32EC470

32" 1200:1 Flat 93.2mm Jul 2014
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (typical) Screen Shape Depth Release Date
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4 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Very Low

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A, and the HG32EC470 is in the cheapest 10% of all 670 TVs of this spec and age that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the HG32EC470 will cost only £55 over 5 years to run.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Samsung has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other brands.

Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

The lowest annual energy consumption of TVs of a similar spec and age to the HG32EC470 is 0.22kWh, the highest is 620kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 75kWh. The HG32EC470 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 48 kilowatt hours) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Very Light

The average weight of similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the HG32EC470 is 10kg, and the weights range from 1.4kg to 36kg. At only 5.4 kilograms, the HG32EC470 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the HG32EC470.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The HG32EC470 does not have a wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the HG32EC470 also do not have a wi-Fi.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a wi-Fi and we think the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], or the LG 42LB670[plb_2232215_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

The HG32EC470 does not support smart TV. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago also do not support smart TV.

Other TVs which also support smart TV that you might also want to look at include the LG 42LB670[plb_2232215_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the HG32EC470 are not 3D. The Samsung HG32EC470 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the 42LW579[pl_326450_price], or the 47LB670[pl_2232214_price] both from LG which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HG32EC470 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 5 Watts, the Samsung HG32EC470 has one of the lowest RMS rated powers amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The RMS rated powers of comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the HG32EC470 range from 4W to 80W.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The HG32EC470 is a one HDMI ports quantity TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the HG32EC470 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the HG32EC470 do not feature OLED technology. The Samsung HG32EC470 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 280 candellas per square meter, the HG32EC470 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the HG32EC470 have display brightnesss of between 160 cd/m² and 1,500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 330 cd/m².

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The HG32EC470 supports a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most frequently found display resolution supported by similar spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the HG32EC470.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is actually the worst supported display resolution across all mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of TV the best supported display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Fairly Thick

The thinnest depth of similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the HG32EC470 is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm. With a depth of 93.2 millimeters, the HG32EC470 has a quite thick depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 93.2mm thick TVs currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE32EH5000[plb_1661021_price].

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung HG32EC470

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this TV was released.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Screen Shape
Response Time
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface (CI)
RF Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Smart Modes
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Teletext Function
Wide Color Enhancer
Plug and Play
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £52.88
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £54.71
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Energy Rating
0.27T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.27 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung hg32ec470, samsung hg32ec470g, samsung hg32ec470gw, samsung hg32ec470gwx, samsung hg32ec470gwxx, samsung hg32ec470gwxxu
Barcodes 08806086001670

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