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Samsung HG40EC690

Samsung HG40EC690

40" Direct-LED 5000:1 Mar 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Contrast Ratio (typical) Release Date
A+
£79.95 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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5 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Samsung has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other manufacturers.

Supports Smart TV

The HG40EC690 supports smart TV, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years do not support smart TV.

Other televisions which support smart TV currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung UN32H5500[plb_2589358_price].

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The Samsung HG40EC690 has a wi-Fi, unlike most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the HG40EC690 which do not have a wi-Fi.

Other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider include the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price] which has better reviews.

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Two RF Ports Quantitys

The Samsung HG40EC690 is a two RF ports quantity television.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the HG40EC690 the annual energy consumptions range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh. The Samsung HG40EC690 has a fairly low annual energy consumption (only 58 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the HG40EC690.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the Samsung HG40EC690 is not 3D.

If you want a TV that is 3D then you might want to consider the 42LW579[pl_326450_price], or the 47LB670[pl_2232214_price] both from LG which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of this spec and age do not have a built-in camera. The HG40EC690 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

Other televisions which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the UE46ES8000S[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 Type

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most commonly found tuner type on TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years do not feature OLED technology. The Samsung HG40EC690 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HG40EC690

Running Costs Are OK

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and based on typical energy prices we estimate that the HG40EC690 will cost £80 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 670 TVs of this type and age.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of this age and spec. 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 Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Samsung released the HG40EC690.

Average Depth

With a depth of 65.1 millimeters, the HG40EC690 has a pretty average depth compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the HG40EC690.

If you don't mind having a thicker depth then you might also want to consider the Samsung UE40H5500[plb_2249056_price] (65.1mm).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
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
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Audio Input for DVI
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Teletext Function
Plug and Play
Clock Function
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Installation Guide

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £76.91
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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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
Annual water price inflation %
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Total running cost over 5 years £79.95
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung HG40EC690uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.4T
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.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hg40ec690, hg40ec690d, hg40ec690db, samsung hg40ec690, samsung hg40ec690d, samsung hg40ec690db, samsung hg40ec690dbx, samsung hg40ec690dbxx, samsung hg40ec690dbxxc
Barcodes 08806086010016

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