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Samsung HG46EC890

£699.99
An economical to run 46" Full HD TV with alright features but a price that represents poor value for money
46" Full HD Yes No Mar 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Samsung HG46EC890 Review

With low running costs but average features, we have ranked the Samsung HG46EC890 number 177 in 3D TVs and number 992 across all TVs.
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Poor
51
Average Features
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3 Years Old
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£90 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
47
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 48?

Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £90 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
3D
Quite thin
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this Samsung TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is mediocre for watching films, ranking number 621 in TVs for films. It is also mediocre for playing games, ranking number 466 in TVs for gaming as well being mediocre for watching sport, ranking number 762 in TVs for sport.
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Mediocre
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Samsung HG46EC890 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 70,481 expert and user reviews (including 38,780 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its TVs. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money


Features

Only Full HD

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The HG46EC890's display diagonal of 46" is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 46% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The HG46EC890 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The Samsung HG46EC890 is 3D, which is unusual. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Quite Thin

The Samsung HG46EC890's thickness of only 33.2mm is fairly thin compared to most other TVs. It is in the thinnest 7% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The thicknesses of TVs range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The HG46EC890 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The HG46EC890 has a PC in (D-Sub) port. 74% of TVs do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The response time of the Samsung HG46EC890 of only 4ms is in the fastest 12% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The average response time of all televisions is 7.4ms, with the fastest being 0.002ms and the slowest being 180ms.

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Has a Soundbar Connection Port

The Samsung HG46EC890 has a soundbar connection port. 98% of TVs do not have a soundbar connection port.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The HG46EC890 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung HG46EC890 supports Picture-in-Picture, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The HG46EC890 has an auto volume leveler. 83% of TVs do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Features Voice Control

The HG46EC890 features voice control. 85% of televisions do not feature voice control.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The HG46EC890 has a 2D-3D converter, unlike 86% of TVs which do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The HG46EC890 has an audio input for DVI, which is unusual. 92% of televisions do not have an audio input for DVI.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The HG46EC890 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The HG46EC890 has a built-in subwoofer, unlike 90% of TVs which do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Has a Security Mode

The HG46EC890 has a security mode, which is unusual. 98% of televisions do not have a security mode.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The display brightness of the HG46EC890 of 400 cd/m² is in the brightest 18% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The display brightnesses of televisions range from 50 cd/m² to 4,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 340 cd/m².

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Features Local Dimming

The HG46EC890 features local dimming. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Supports BD Wise

The HG46EC890 supports BD Wise. 90% of TVs do not support BD Wise.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The HG46EC890 supports screen mirroring. 87% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The HG46EC890's RMS rated power of 20W is quite high compared to most other TVs. It is in the highest 17% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the televisions the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Samsung released the HG46EC890 in March 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A+. The average running cost of the HG46EC890 is £90 over 5 years based on alright usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 televisions.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung hg46ec890
Barcodes 08806086016933, 08806086078603

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