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Samsung HG40ED690

40" 4K Flat Dec 2015
A
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date £99.18 Electricity cost over 5 years
Samsung has excellent reviews for its TVs
Running costs are very low
Has a security mode
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Reviews

Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 47,290 user and expert reviews (including 11,240 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has excellent ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs. 96% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are Very Low

This 4K and 8K TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and the HG40ED690 is in the cheapest 9% of all 473 TVs of a comparable age and type that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the HG40ED690 is only £100.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was December 2015 when Samsung released the HG40ED690.


Design

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung HG40ED690 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other televisions which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at including the UN65JS9500, or the UE88JS9500 both from Samsung.

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Management Features

Has a Soundbar Connection Port

The HG40ED690 has a soundbar connection port. Most of the other TVs that were released more than a year ago also have a soundbar connection port.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The HG40ED690 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The HG40ED690 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this television.

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Performance

Has a Security Mode

The HG40ED690 has a security mode. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this television also have a security mode.

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Supports BD Wise

The Samsung HG40ED690 supports BD Wise. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television also support BD Wise.

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Features Voice Control

The Samsung HG40ED690 features voice control, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to this TV.

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Has a Game Mode

The HG40ED690 has a game mode. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as this TV also have a game mode.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The HG40ED690 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this television.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi and we think the Philips 65PUS8901 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Bluetooth

The HG40ED690 supports Bluetooth. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV also support Bluetooth.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The HG40ED690 has an ethernet port. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago also have an ethernet port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The Samsung HG40ED690 has a mounting kit, as do most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this TV.

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Ergonomics

Supports Swivelling

The HG40ED690 supports swivelling, unlike most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television which do not support swivelling.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The HG40ED690 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to this television do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The HG40ED690 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Smart TV

Supports Video On Demand (VOD)

The HG40ED690 supports video on demand (VOD), as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Supports Interactive TV

The HG40ED690 supports interactive TV. Most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this television also support interactive TV.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Samsung HG40ED690 supports screen mirroring. Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also support screen mirroring.

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Supports Smart TV

The HG40ED690 supports Smart TV. Most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this television also support Smart TV.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The HG40ED690 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 65.1 millimeters, the HG40ED690 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Display

Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Samsung HG40ED690 has a wide color enhancer, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The HG40ED690 has one of the dimmer display brightnesses (only 300 candellas per square meter) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The display brightnesses of televisions of this spec and age range from 220 cd/m² to 700 cd/m².

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

There are a number of other 40" TVs currently available that you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the UE40JU6400 (£507), or the UE40JU6510 (£599) both from Samsung.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Cello C42250 (£279.99) (42"), or the Seiki SE42UA01UK (£279.99) (42").

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung hg40ed690dbxxu, hg40ed690dbxen
Barcodes 08806086742559, 08806086853965, 08806086853972

Samsung HG40ED690 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung HG40ED690 review we compared this TV to 4,717 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 1,041,547 product attributes, 85,382 TV reviews and 3,802,500 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.

Other TVs to Consider

Samsung UE55JS8500 vs Samsung HG40ED690

Samsung UE55JS8500 vs Samsung HG40ED690
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£ 679.99 £0.00
A Lot Higher RMS Rated Power
Higher Energy Efficiency Rating
Three USB 2.0 Ports
28% Larger Screen Size
One Less Headphone Output Port
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 81%

Samsung HU7500 vs Samsung HG40ED690

Samsung HU7500 vs Samsung HG40ED690
Samsung HU7500 Samsung HG40ED690
£ 1,049.00 £0.00
84% Thinner
Higher RMS Rated Power
Two RF Ports
Two More Loudspeakers
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by £120.57
Inferior Energy Efficiency Rating

Samsung UE60JU6400 vs Samsung HG40ED690

Samsung UE60JU6400 vs Samsung HG40ED690
Samsung UE60JU6400 Samsung HG40ED690
£ 1,699.00 £0.00
Two RF Ports Quantitys
Energy Efficiency Rating is Higher
A Lot Brighter Display Brightness
A Lot Larger Display Diagonal
Only One Headphone Outputs
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by £61.29
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