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Samsung HG48EC690

Samsung HG48EC690

48" 5000:1 Flat Mar 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type Contrast Ratio (typical) Screen Shape Release Date
A+
£110.40 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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5 Reasons For

Samsung TVs Have Good Reviews

Samsung mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all televisions Samsung is one of the superior brands.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The Samsung HG48EC690 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as the HG48EC690 do not have a wi-Fi.

We compared all the other televisions with a wi-Fi to this TV and we think the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Two Headphone Outputss

The HG48EC690 is a two headphone outputs television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the HG48EC690 only have one headphone outputs.

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Two RF Ports Quantitys

The Samsung HG48EC690 is a two RF ports quantity television. Most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years have between one and two RF ports quantitys.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many televisions that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV

The HG48EC690 does not support smart TV, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of this age and type also do not support smart TV.

Other TVs which also support smart TV that you might want to look at include the LG 42LB670[plb_2232215_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Most televisions of this type and age are not 3D. The Samsung HG48EC690 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the HG48EC690, the Samsung HG48EC690 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the HG48EC690 the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W. At only 10 Watts, the Samsung HG48EC690 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the HG48EC690.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of a comparable spec and age to the HG48EC690 do not feature OLED technology. The HG48EC690 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

The weights of TVs of this spec and age range from 1.4kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. With a weight of 14 kilograms, the HG48EC690 is one of the heavier similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the HG48EC690 amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HG48EC690

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. 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 HG48EC690.

Running Costs Are OK

This mid-size TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the average running cost of the HG48EC690 is £111 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 670 TVs of this age and type.

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Average Depth

At 65.5 millimeters, the HG48EC690 has a fairly average depth compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years.

Other 65.5mm thick televisions currently available that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE48H5500[plb_2249057_price] which has better reviews.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Samsung UE40H5500[plb_2249056_price] (65.1mm).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Screen Shape
Response Time
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
PC Audio in
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Plug and Play
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
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
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £107.36
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 £110.40
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung HG48EC690uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.55T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung hg48ec690, samsung hg48ec690d, samsung hg48ec690db, samsung hg48ec690dbx, samsung hg48ec690dbxx, samsung hg48ec690dbxxu
Barcodes 08806086009898, 08806086078610

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