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Samsung HG32EC690

32" Full HD 5500:1 Flat Mar 2014
A
Display Diagonal HD Type Contrast Ratio (typical) Screen Shape Release Date £70.34 Electricity cost over 5 years
Samsung has excellent reviews for its televisions
Supports Wi-Fi
1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution

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Reviews

Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its Televisions

Based on 47,387 expert and user reviews (including 3,636 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent ratings for its televisions. Samsung also has excellent ratings specifically for its small display diagonal TVs compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A, and the HG32EC690 is typical compared to the other 542 small display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the HG32EC690 will cost £71 over 5 years to run.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was March 2014 when Samsung released the HG32EC690.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The HG32EC690 supports a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best supported display resolution amongst all TVs of this spec and age.

Amongst comparable types of TV the worst supported display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the HG32EC690 has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other small display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago. The average viewing angle, horizontal of TVs that were released more than two years ago is 180°, and the viewing angle, horizontals range from 150° to 180°.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The HG32EC690 has one of the brighter display brightnesses (350 candellas per square meter) amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The dimmest display brightness of small display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV is 150 cd/m², the brightest is 600 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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32 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 32 inch TV.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 32" TVs currently available including the Panasonic TX-L32E30 which has better reviews.

If this television display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Cello C39226 (£320.25) (39").

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The HG32EC690 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV do not support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Panasonic TX-L32E30, or the LG 24MT35 which both of have better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The HG32EC690 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other televisions that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Samsung HG32EC690 has an ethernet port, unlike most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV which do not have an ethernet port.

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Ergonomics

Supports Swivelling

The Samsung HG32EC690 supports swivelling. Most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as this TV also support swivelling.

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Audio

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The HG32EC690 has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have an auto volume leveler.

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Performance

Has a Game Mode

The Samsung HG32EC690 has a game mode. Most of the other small display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago also have a game mode.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The HG32EC690 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other small display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The HG32EC690 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The Samsung HG32EC690 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other small display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The HG32EC690 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, as do most of the other small display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 64.9 millimeters, the Samsung HG32EC690 has a pretty standard depth compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 64.9mm thick televisions to this television and we think because of its better review score, the Samsung UE32H5500 is also worth considering.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hg32ec690dbxxu
Barcodes 04056572748495, 08806086010009

Samsung HG32EC690 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung HG32EC690 review we compared this TV to 4,701 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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