Samsung HG40EC890


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Samsung HG40EC890

Samsung HG40EC890
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An economical to run but 3 year old 40" Full HD TV, with only middle of the road features
40" Full HD No 63.1mm Mar 2014 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Samsung HG40EC890 Review

With low running costs but at over 3 years old, we have scored the Samsung HG40EC890 as follows:
Average Features
3 Years Old
Running Costs
£61 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 44?

Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV has an efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £61 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,398 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Elevate upscale hospitality suites with ultra-slim, superior hc890 series displays. designed specifically for premier 5-star hotel accommodations, the displays feature in an impeccable metallic frame and stand for an elevated level of sophistication and sumptuous luxury. hc890 series hospitality displays feature an ultra-thin profile that enables a perfect fit, even in tight spaces thanks to samsung's advanced technology. in addition to the elegant design, the displays offer a true in-room technology, information and entertainment hub that fully complements the distinguished hotel suite.<br> satisfy guests with richer information using the samsung LYNK SINC 3.0 solution
Deliver and manage in-room TV content easily and simply with the new samsung LYNK SINC 3.0 solution. with this innovative solution, you can manage your assets and provide interactivity for your guests without the need for cumbersome set-top boxes (stbs) or dependence on sis. the solution gives hotel management the ability to monitor in-room TV status, such as an IP network and guest check-in and checkout status. in addition, hotel managers can remotely control tvs to efficiently perform power and firmware updates. with LYNK SINC 3.0, hotels can create unique channel lists and edit the channel mapping of available channels to tailor them to specific needs. linked with the property management system (pms) server, LYNK SINC provides fully independent and cost-effective control over content and display management.<br> deliver an elevated guest viewing experience and richer information with customized content management
LYNK SINC 3.0 offers a winning combination of new features that enhance the guest viewing experience for their convenience and enjoyment. for easier management, a new customizable user interface (ui) features a grid template, which can be populated with content tailored to specific guests. this content can include unique, highly customized home screens that promote branding and impress viewers. managers can assign various guests to groups that have similar sets of channels and content needs, which is ideal for targeting a specific group of guests such as convention attendees or tourist groups. real-time messages can be sent to a single guest or a group of guests based on information. to further enrich the guest experience, LYNK SINC 3.0 enables hotels to provide weather information and timely flight information from selected airports using 3rd-party content providers, as well as hotel services, tourist information and more with multi-language support. in addition, samsung apps and TV features enable guests to use familiar apps through the SINC solution and provide easy access to popular social networking sites.<br> treat guests to a warm welcome through your hotel's customized home menu
Enhance guest convenience and your hotel brand, even in a no-network environment, with the hospitality home menu. greet guests with a simplified home screen that displays a live channel stream plus a welcome message, hotel information and the time and date. increase guests comfort with easy home screen access to commonly used hotel features, such as morning wake-up calls, my channel and sleep timers. the welcome message, hotel information, and easy access features can be edited from the factory mode. plus, these customizations can be easily cloned to a USB for efficiently applying the same content to displays in other guest rooms.<br> treat guests to a warm welcome through your hotel's customized home menu
HC890 series displays transform the guest experience by providing an in-room, multi-device entertainment hub with the following features:<br>smart view 2.0<br>allow guests to watch TV channels on a broad range of mobile devices. guests can also upload content, such as photos, videos and music files, from a mobile device to an intuitive interface on the TV for easy selection and viewing.<br>soft ap<br>provide a software access point (ap) or hotspot where guests can wirelessly connect up to four devices. guests can adjust the signal level and change channels to suit their needs.<br>allshare technology<br>enable guests to play personal content through a wireless connection on their room TV. content includes movies, photos and music.<br>screen mirroring<br>enable guests to share the screen of a mobile device with the TV without the need for an AP. the TV shows exactly what displays on the mobile device with no content restrictions.<br> protect content with advanced DRM technology
Only Full HD
Smaller than average display diagonal

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Samsung HG40EC890 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Samsung Has Excellent Television Reviews

We checked 75,063 expert and owner reviews (including 42,527 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent ratings compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The efficiency rating of this Samsung TV is A+. The HG40EC890 has an average 5 year running cost of £61 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,398 TVs.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released in March 2014.


Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all TVs is 46", with the smallest being 13" and the largest being 110". The Samsung HG40EC890's display diagonal of only 40" is smaller than average when compared to most other TVs. It is smaller than 72% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung HG40EC890 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED technology.

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The HG40EC890 is 3D, unlike 74% of TVs which are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the Samsung HG40EC890 of 63.1mm is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 57% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The HG40EC890 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The Samsung HG40EC890 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 90% of TVs do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Faster Than Average Response Time

The response times of TVs range from 0.1ms to 25ms, and the average response time is 7.1ms. The response time of the HG40EC890 of only 6ms is faster than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 34% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of televisions is 50 cd/m², the brightest is 3,500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 340 cd/m². The display brightness of the HG40EC890 of 350 cd/m² is brighter than 68% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The HG40EC890 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The HG40EC890 has an audio input for DVI. 92% of TVs do not have an audio input for DVI.

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Supports BD Wise

The HG40EC890 supports BD Wise, which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not support BD Wise.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Samsung HG40EC890 has an auto volume leveler, unlike 84% of televisions which do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The HG40EC890 supports Picture-in-Picture, unlike 76% of TVs which do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The HG40EC890 has a 2D-3D converter. 87% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The Samsung HG40EC890 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, which is unusual. 75% of TVs do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Higher Than Average Subwoofer RMS Power

The lowest subwoofer RMS power of TVs is 1W, the highest is 70W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 18W. The subwoofer RMS power of the HG40EC890 of 20W is higher than average when compared to most other TVs. It is higher than 70% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Features Local Dimming

The HG40EC890 features local dimming, unlike 76% of TVs which do not feature local dimming.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Samsung HG40EC890's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is slower than average when compared to most other TVs. It is slower than 89% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung hg40ec890xbxxu, samsung hg40ec890xbxxc



Samsung HG40EC890


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