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Samsung HG46EC890

£699.99
46" Full HD 5000:1 Nov 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Contrast Ratio (typical) Release Date £89.57 Electricity cost over 5 years
Samsung has excellent reviews for its televisions
Has a security mode
Has a soundbar connection port
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Reviews

Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 47,290 owner and expert reviews (including 6,426 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has excellent reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range. 95% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Average Running Costs

This medium display diagonal TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and the HG46EC890 is typical compared to the other 661 TVs of a similar age and spec that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the HG46EC890 is £90.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was November 2014 when Samsung released the HG46EC890.


Management Features

Has a Soundbar Connection Port

The HG46EC890 has a soundbar connection port. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago also have a soundbar connection port.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The HG46EC890 supports Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that came out more than two years ago.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The HG46EC890 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV.

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Performance

Has a Security Mode

The HG46EC890 has a security mode. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also have a security mode.

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Supports BD Wise

The HG46EC890 supports BD Wise, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The HG46EC890 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have an ambient light sensor.

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Features Voice Control

The HG46EC890 features voice control. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago also feature voice control.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung HG46EC890 features local dimming, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago which do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The HG46EC890 has a game mode. Most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this TV also have a game mode.

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Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of a similar spec and age to it. 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

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on televisions of a similar age and type to it.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Samsung HG46EC890 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 400 candellas per square meter, the HG46EC890 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for a similar time to this television. TVs of a comparable age and type to this television have display brightnesses of between 200 cd/m² and 1,500 cd/m².

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Very Fast Response Time

The average response time of comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to this TV is 7.5ms. With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the HG46EC890 has one of the faster response times amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age.

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46 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 46 inch TV.

If you want a TV with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the LG 47LY760 (£743.61) (47"), the Sony FWL-48W705 (£847.82) (48"), or the Sharp LC-50LE761 (£799.99) (50").

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung HG46EC890 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as this television also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Toshiba 47L7453 (£692.99) which has better reviews; or the Sharp LC-50LE771 (£697.99), or the Panasonic TX-L42ET60E both of which are cheaper.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The HG46EC890 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this television.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Samsung HG46EC890 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other televisions that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The HG46EC890 has a built-in subwoofer. Most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as this television do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The HG46EC890 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other televisions that have been around for a similar time to this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an Audio Input for DVI

The Samsung HG46EC890 has an audio input for DVI. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this television also have an audio input for DVI.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The HG46EC890 has a PC in (D-Sub) port. Most of the other televisions that came out more than two years ago do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The HG46EC890 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Smart TV

Supports Screen Mirroring

The Samsung HG46EC890 supports screen mirroring. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as this TV also support screen mirroring.

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Supports Internet TV

The HG46EC890 supports internet TV. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The HG46EC890 supports Smart TV. Most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to this TV also support Smart TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The HG46EC890 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a desktop stand included.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

The HG46EC890 has a fairly thin depth (only 33.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to this TV. The depths of medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV range from 3.5mm to 100mm.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Toshiba 48L5453 (£599.99) (28mm and cheaper), or the Panasonic TX-L42ET60E (35mm and cheaper).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08806086078603

Samsung HG46EC890 Review Sources

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