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Samsung HG55EC690EB

Samsung HG55EC690EB
90
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
76
Features
Good Features
57
Value for Money
Average
79
Age
2 Years Old
82
Running Costs
£97 Over 5 Years
75
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 outstanding reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Samsung HG55EC690EB number 193 in 55 inch TVs and number 927 across all TVs.

75

75
Kagoo Score
91
Brand Rating
76
Features
57
Value for Money
80
Age
83
Running Costs

75

75
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 75?

Samsung is an excellent TV brand.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available.
This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £97 over 5 years are pretty average compared to the other 5,200+ televisions that we have calculated running costs for.
It 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 this Samsung TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is good for watching sport, ranking number 711 in TVs for sport. It is also good for playing games, ranking number 722 in TVs for gaming as well being good for watching films, ranking number 744 in TVs for films.
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Features

Key Reasons For and Against

Larger than average display diagonal
Supports Wi-Fi
Has an ethernet port
Has a desktop stand included
Brighter than average display brightness
Faster than average response time
Has a PC in (D-Sub) port
Has an audio input for DVI
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
Very High typical contrast ratio
Supports Picture-in-Picture
Has an auto volume leveler
Full HD
Average thickness
Does not feature OLED / QLED technology
Not 3D
Very slow motion interpolation frequency
Does not feature local dimming
Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
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The display diagonal of the HG55EC690 of 55" is in the largest 20% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the TVs the display diagonals range from 7" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Full HD

The display resolution of this TV 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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Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology

The HG55EC690 does not feature OLED / QLED technology. 97% of TVs also do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The HG55EC690 is not 3D, although this is within the context that 80% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness
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The thickness of the Samsung HG55EC690 of 64mm is relatively standard compared to most other televisions. It is thicker than 49% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The HG55EC690 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Ethernet Port
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The HG55EC690 has an ethernet port. 63% of televisions also have an ethernet port.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The HG55EC690 has a desktop stand included, unlike 56% of TVs which do not have a desktop stand included.

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Brighter Than Average Display Brightness

The display brightness of the Samsung HG55EC690 of 350 cd/m² is brighter than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the brightest 31% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The dimmest display brightness of TVs is 50 cd/m², the brightest is 4,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 340 cd/m².

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Faster Than Average Response Time

The average response time of all TVs is 7.5ms, with the fastest being 0.1ms and the slowest being 50ms. The HG55EC690's response time of only 6ms is faster than average when compared to most other TVs. It is faster than 65% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The HG55EC690 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, which is unusual. 73% 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, which is unusual. 92% of televisions 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 slower than 85% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. TVs have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 350Hz.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The HG55EC690 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

Like most other TVs, the Samsung HG55EC690 does not feature local dimming. 78% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Very High Typical Contrast Ratio

The Samsung HG55EC690 has a higher typical contrast ratio than most TVs. This TV has a Very High typical contrast ratio, whereas most televisions have a High typical contrast ratio. The typical contrast ratio of all TVs ranges from Very Low (worst) to Ultra High (best). 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, which is unusual. 78% of TVs do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Samsung HG55EC690 has an auto volume leveler, unlike 82% of TVs which do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A TV with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

We have analysed the Samsung HG55EC690EB, and ranked it:

Good Value For Money
This TV is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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Age

Samsung HG55EC690EB Release Date

December 2016

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March to April is the most common period for new Samsung TVs to be released in.

If you want the latest Samsung TV technology you may want to consider waiting until March 2019. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current Samsung televisions tend to drop off when the next models are released. 66 new Samsung televisions were released in April 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new Samsung television releases. The biggest month in 2017 for new Samsung TV releases was March, with 73 new Samsung TVs released that month. In July 2016, 61 new Samsung TVs were released making it the biggest month that year for new Samsung TV releases.

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How Fast Do Samsung TV Prices Drop After Release?

Samsung TVs tend to depreciate slower than most TVs.

Most TVs drop in price by 16% in the first 6 months after release. On average Samsung TVs drop in price by 12% in the first 6 months after release. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £107 on a typical £893 new Samsung television by waiting 6 months before buying.

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Running Costs

Samsung HG55EC690EB Running Costs

This television has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the HG55EC690 is £97 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is pretty average compared to the other 5,200+ TVs that we checked.

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Electricity cost when on standby £3
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Europen European Energy Rating
0.44T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Sorry, we couldn't find any reviews for the Samsung HG55EC690EB. However we have checked the rating of all Samsung TVs and the average score is 90.6%.

Samsung HG55EC690EB Specification

Key Features
HD Type
Display Diagonal
OLED / QLED Technology
Thickness
Display
3D
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
Audio
Auto Volume Leveler
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-in Speaker
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technology
Speaker
Smart TV
Internet TV
Smart TV
Design
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Colour
VESA Mounting
Power
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
Performance
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
Manual
Warranty Card
Quick Installation Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet Port
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Auto Power Off System
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Picture-in-Picture
On/Off Timer
Sleep Timer
On Screen Display (OSD)
Number of OSD Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (With Stand)
Height (With Stand)
Width (With Stand)
Height
Width
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
HDMI Port
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

Barcodes

 05055751542427,  08806086010030

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