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Samsung HG55EC690

Samsung HG55EC690
Good Features
Value for Money
1 Year Old
Running Costs
£97 Over 5 Years
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run but 2 year old Full HD 55" TV, with a good spec.
Full HD 55" No 64mm Dec 2016 A+
HD Type Display Diagonal OLED / QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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With low running costs and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Samsung HG55EC690 number 158 in 55 inch TVs and number 997 across all TVs.


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Why Has it Scored 74?

Looking across the entire Samsung television range, the average reviews for all Samsung televisions are excellent.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest televisions 2018.
It has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £97 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 7,340 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This TV has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Larger than average display diagonal
Supports Wi-Fi
Does not feature OLED / QLED technology
Not 3D

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each TV by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the TV is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec TVs come to market, the older TVs will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for watching sport, ranking number 608 in TVs for sport. It is also good for watching films as well being good for playing games, ranking number 182 in TVs for gaming.

Key Features

Full HD
Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology
Not 3D
Average Thickness
Supports Wi-Fi
Has an Auto Volume Leveler
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
Very High Typical Contrast Ratio
Supports Picture-in-Picture
Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. 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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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
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The HG55EC690's display diagonal of 55" is in the largest 15% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The average display diagonal of all televisions is 43", with the smallest being 7" and the largest being 110".

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Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology

The Samsung HG55EC690 does not feature OLED / QLED technology, although keep in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Samsung HG55EC690 is not 3D. 79% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness
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The HG55EC690's thickness of 64mm is fairly average compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 43% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The HG55EC690 supports Wi-Fi. 53% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The HG55EC690 has an auto volume leveler, unlike 79% of TVs which do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung HG55EC690 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 79% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Very High Typical Contrast Ratio

The Samsung HG55EC690 has a higher typical contrast ratio than most TVs. This Samsung television has a Very High typical contrast ratio, whereas most TVs have a Medium typical contrast ratio. The best typical contrast ratio of all televisions is Ultra High and the worst is Very Low. A contrast ratio of between 5,000 and 50,000:1.

A contrast ratio of between 5,000 and 50,000:1.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The HG55EC690 supports Picture-in-Picture. 80% of TVs do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The HG55EC690 does not feature local dimming. 83% of televisions also do not feature local dimming.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The HG55EC690 has an audio input for DVI. 92% of TVs do not have an audio input for DVI.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The HG55EC690's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is in the slowest 16% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the televisions the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 350Hz.

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Release Date

Samsung released the HG55EC690 in December 2016.

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How Fast Do Samsung Television Prices Drop After Release?

Samsung TVs tend to depreciate slower than most TVs. Most TVs drop in price by 17% in the first 6 months after release. On average, in the first 6 months after release, Samsung televisions drop in price by 14%. On a typical new Samsung TV costing £889, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £120.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+. Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the HG55EC690 will cost £97 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 7,340 TVs.

Running Costs

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Electricity cost when switched on £94.03
Electricity cost when on standby £3.33
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Total running cost over 5 years £97.36
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer's Description

HC690 Series displays transform the guest experience by providing an in-room, multi-device entertainment hub with the following features:.

Smart View 2.0.

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.

Soft AP.

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.

AllShare technology.

Enable guests to play personal content through a wireless connection on their room TV. Content includes movies, photos and music.

Screen Mirroring.

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.

Protect content with advanced DRM technology.

Enhance security with LYNK Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology, a software-based and cost-effective alternative to hardware-based content protection systems.As it is a fully software-based solution, Samsung LYNK DRM has a high adaptability to various head-ends. Also, it is easier to implement and manage, without any hardware upgrades or changes for error management and is, therefore, more cost-efficient.System Integrator (SI) compatibilitySamsung hospitality displays are compatible with various System Integrators protocols at purchase. This SI compatibility helps hotel managers save their time and effort when setting up multiple protocols between SI-provided set-top boxes and displays.Headphone ID compatibilityGive guests the luxury of listening to TV in bed without the cumbersome need to extend the headphone cable. The included Headphone ID detects headphones connected to the extension sockets next to a bed where your guests can simply plug headphones to listen to the TV without disturbing others in the room.Hospitality standProvide your patients with an excellent view of the TV from anywhere in the room with a TV stand. The stand provides a flexible 20, 60 and 90 swivel support and held in place with a wall mount kit helping to ensure the TV remains firmly in place.Variable Speaker OutIncrease guests in-room mobility and enjoyment by connecting the TV's sound to other parts of the room with the external speaker-out post. Guests can listen to their TV programs from anywhere in the room or bathroom through speakers installed in remote locations.Sound Bar CompatibilityCouple a Samsung hospitality TV with a Sound Bar to let guests truly enjoy hearing their programming. Connected by a High.

Definition Multimedia Interface cable, settings are automatically applied, making installation a breeze. A single remote lets guests have full control over both the TV and Sound Bar.Multi-code RemoteIncrease guests TV-viewing enjoyment by eliminating annoying interference from other remote signals in applications, such as hotel fitness centers, where multiple TVs are in close proximity. The multi-code remote can control up to 10 TVs individually in the same room.Hotel Logo and Welcome MessagesEnhance your hotel's brand awareness while greeting your guests with a unique hotel logo and customizable messages. Hotels can display their logos and greetings on screen for an adjustable period of 3 to 7 seconds whenever their guests turn on the TV.SmoovieTV CompatibilityMake your hospitality TVs another source of revenue and derive potential revenue from SmoovieTV.. The Samsung hospitality TV is compatible with SmoovieTV, which is a prepaid TV solution supported by the channel bank editor setting free channels and premium paid channels for your guests selection.Channel EditorHotel managers can easily manage and arrange the channel mix for both analogue and digital channels without the need to adjust and edit channel lists by different TV systems. Channels can be reordered and renamed to the hotel's preference with channel mapping.My ChannelEnable guests to easily find and enjoy the programming of their choice without having to manually scroll through hundreds of TV channels. My Channel's quick search function allows guests to find channels suited to their tastes, by country and genre.USB CloningSimply set up multiple TVs without repeating cumbersome setting processes. Hotel managers do not have to set up each individual TVs with USB Cloning. They can easily store the settings from one TV on a USB device and then clone those settings onto other TVs.Connect ShareMedia entertainment including movies, music, and images come alive on the screen by simply plugging a USB drive directly into the TV.Software ClockAllow your guests to check the current time on the TV whenever needed. Software Clock is a clock display solution of in-room TVs using a remote control. The guests can easily check the time with the press of Info button using the remote control, even when the TV is off.Security ModeThe HC690 Series displays provide unique and strong display content management with Security Mode. Using this feature, you can disable critical functions of the displays to easily prevent changes to the displays' settings. You can also block non-compliant content or the transmission of unwanted Teletext (TTX) with a signal to maintain complete control of content on guest room displays, including input through HDMI and USB ports. This feature is also highly beneficial for controlling displays in environments that require tight security, such as prisons.72-hour clock backupHelp guests easily keep track of time with a reliable clock. The clock feature continues to work for 72 hours, even after the clock is disconnected from a power source, to ensure dependable accuracy and provide guests with peace of mind.

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Samsung HG55EC690 Specification

Key Features
HD Type
Display Diagonal
OLED / QLED Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Response Time
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Motion Interpolation Technology
Aspect Ratio
Display Technology
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Vertical Viewing Angle
Auto Volume Leveler
RMS Rated Power
Built-in Speaker
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technology
Smart TV
Internet TV
Smart TV
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (Typical)
Power Consumption (Standby)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Tuner Type
Digital Signal Format System
Local Dimming
Teletext Function
Plug & Play
Clock Function
Picture Processing Technology
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand Included
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Remote Control Type
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Quick Installation Guide
Ethernet Port
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Auto Power Off System
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On/Off Timer
Sleep Timer
On Screen Display (OSD)
Number of OSD Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Depth (With Stand)
Height (With Stand)
Width (With Stand)
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface (CI) Slot
Audio Input for DVI
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub) Port
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
RF Port
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Version
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Packaging Data
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Width

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

awareness hg55ec690ebxxu


05055751542427, 08806086010030

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