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Samsung HG55EC690

72

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Samsung HG55EC690

£879.95
Samsung HG55EC690
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An economical to run and good spec 55" Full HD TV, but representing only middle of the road value for money
55" Full HD No 64mm Mar 2014 A+
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Samsung HG55EC690 Review

With very good features and low running costs, we have ranked the Samsung HG55EC690 number 211 in 55 inch TVs.
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Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
68
Age
3 Years Old
79
Running Costs
£89 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

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It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £89 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,330 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Larger than average display diagonal
Supports Wi-Fi
Expertly designed for upscale hotels, samsung hc690 series displays are integrated high-performing tvs that include many premium hospitality features and an easy-to-use interface. the displays contribute to a luxurious guest room atmosphere and offer superior viewing with their sleek, streamlined profiles and narrow, distraction-free bezel design thanks to samsung's advanced LED technology. with this very narrow bezel, which helps the display blend into the background, your guests can focus more on the projected messages, not on the device. stylish samsung hc690 series displays will enhance the ambiance of your guest rooms and your hotel image.<br> satisfy guests with richer information using the samsung LYNK SINC 3.0 solution
Deliver and manage in-room TV content easily and simply with the new samsung LYNK SINC 3.0 solution. with this innovative solution, you can manage your assets and provide interactivity for your guests without the need for cumbersome set-top boxes (stbs) or dependence on sis. the solution gives hotel management the ability to monitor in-room TV status, such as an IP network and guest check-in and checkout status. in addition, hotel managers can remotely control tvs to efficiently perform power and firmware updates. with LYNK SINC 3.0, hotels can create unique channel lists and edit the channel mapping of available channels to tailor them to specific needs. linked with the property management system (pms) server, LYNK SINC provides fully independent and cost-effective control over content and display management.<br> deliver an elevated guest viewing experience and richer information with customized content management
LYNK SINC 3.0 offers a winning combination of new features that enhance the guest viewing experience for their convenience and enjoyment. for easier management, a new customizable user interface (ui) features a grid template, which can be populated with content tailored to specific guests. this content can include unique, highly customized home screens that promote branding and impress viewers. managers can assign various guests to groups that have similar sets of channels and content needs, which is ideal for targeting a specific group of guests such as convention attendees or tourist groups. real-time messages can be sent to a single guest or a group of guests based on information. to further enrich the guest experience, LYNK SINC 3.0 enables hotels to provide weather information and timely flight information from selected airports using 3rd-party content providers, as well as hotel services, tourist information and more with multi-language support. in addition, samsung apps and TV features enable guests to use familiar apps through the SINC solution and provide easy access to popular social networking sites.<br> treat guests to a warm welcome through your hotel's customized home menu
Enhance guest convenience and your hotel brand, even in a no-network environment, with the hospitality home menu. greet guests with a simplified home screen that displays a live channel stream plus a welcome message, hotel information and the time and date. increase guests comfort with easy home screen access to commonly used hotel features, such as morning wake-up calls, my channel and sleep timers. the welcome message, hotel information, and easy access features can be edited from the factory mode. plus, these customizations can be easily cloned to a USB for efficiently applying the same content to displays in other guest rooms.<br> treat guests to a warm welcome through your hotel's customized home menu
HC690 series displays transform the guest experience by providing an in-room, multi-device entertainment hub with the following features:<br>smart view 2.0<br>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.<br>soft ap<br>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.<br>allshare technology<br>enable guests to play personal content through a wireless connection on their room TV. content includes movies, photos and music.<br>screen mirroring<br>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.<br> protect content with advanced DRM technology
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this Samsung TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is good for playing games, ranking number 529 in TVs for gaming. It is also good for watching films, ranking number 917 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 910 in TVs for sport.
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Watching Films
Good
63
Watching Sport
Good
69
Playing Games
Good

Samsung HG55EC690 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 107,866 expert and owner reviews (including 49,831 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its TVs. 96% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has average features, is over 6 months old and at £879.95 it is in the most expensive 26% of TVs.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the HG55EC690 will cost £89 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 4,330 TVs.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Samsung released the HG55EC690 in March 2014.

Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of TVs range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The display diagonal of the Samsung HG55EC690 of 55" is larger than 78% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Only Full HD

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

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The Samsung HG55EC690 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The HG55EC690 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the HG55EC690 of 64mm is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 40% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The HG55EC690 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of TVs.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The Samsung HG55EC690 does not feature local dimming. 76% of TVs also do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The HG55EC690 supports Picture-in-Picture, unlike 78% of TVs which do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Samsung HG55EC690 of 5,000 is higher than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the highest 11% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The contrast ratios (typical) of TVs range from 300 to 5,000,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 38,000.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The HG55EC690 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The HG55EC690 has a PC in (D-Sub) port. 70% of TVs do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The Samsung HG55EC690 has an audio input for DVI. 93% of TVs do not have an audio input for DVI.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The HG55EC690 has an auto volume leveler. 83% of TVs do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the HG55EC690 of only 100Hz is slower than average when compared to most other televisions. It is slower than 87% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

awareness hg55ec690ebxxu, samsung hg55ec690ebxxu

Barcodes:

05055751542427, 08806086010030

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