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Samsung HG55EC890

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Samsung HG55EC890
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A very economical to run and fully featured 55" Full HD TV, with a thin 33.2mm thickness but representing only average value for money
55" Full HD No 33.2mm May 2014 A++
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Samsung HG55EC890 Review

With low running costs and excellent features, we have ranked the Samsung HG55EC890 number 148 in 3D TVs and number 192 in 55 inch TVs.
60
Value for Money
Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Age
3 Years Old
85
Running Costs
£75 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

Hisense TVs have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest televisions 2018.
This TV has an efficiency rating of A++, and its running costs of £75 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some great features:
Larger than average display diagonal
3D
Thinner than average
Supports Wi-Fi

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this Samsung TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 481 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 841 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 836 in TVs for sport.
71
Watching Films
Very Good
68
Watching Sport
Good
72
Playing Games
Very Good

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Samsung HG55EC890 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 111,124 expert and owner reviews (including 52,486 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £1,143.60 it is in the most expensive 20% of televisions.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This television is rated A++ for energy efficiency, and the HG55EC890 is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the HG55EC890 is £75.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Samsung released the HG55EC890 in May 2014.

Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all TVs is 46", with the smallest being 13" and the largest being 110". The Samsung HG55EC890's display diagonal of 55" is larger than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 27% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently 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 HG55EC890 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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3D

The Samsung HG55EC890 is 3D, unlike 75% of TVs which are not 3D.

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Thinner Than Average

Across all the televisions the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The HG55EC890's thickness of only 33.2mm is in the thinnest 7% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The HG55EC890 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of TVs.

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Does Not Have an Optical Disc Player

The HG55EC890 does not have an optical disc player. 99% of TVs also do not have an optical disc player.

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Features USB Recording

The HG55EC890 features USB recording, unlike 90% of TVs which do not feature USB recording.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The Samsung HG55EC890 supports smartphones being used as a remote, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Faster Than Average Response Time

The response time of the HG55EC890 of only 4ms is faster than average when compared to most other TVs. It is faster than 87% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The average response time of all TVs is 6.9ms, with the fastest being 0.1ms and the slowest being 50ms.

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the Samsung HG55EC890 of 40W is in the highest 11% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 200W.

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Not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The HG55EC890 is not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. 62% of TVs are also not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The HG55EC890 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 90% of TVs do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The HG55EC890 has a 2D-3D converter. 87% of televisions do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Supports Interactive TV

The HG55EC890 supports interactive TV, which is unusual. 94% of TVs do not support interactive TV.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The HG55EC890 has an auto volume leveler, which is unusual. 83% of TVs do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

The HG55EC890 features Adaptive Dimming Backlight, unlike 99% of TVs which do not feature Adaptive Dimming Backlight.

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Features Voice Control

The Samsung HG55EC890 features voice control. 86% of televisions do not feature voice control.

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Brighter Than Average Display Brightness

The display brightnesses of TVs range from 50 cd/m² to 4,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 360 cd/m². The HG55EC890's display brightness of 400 cd/m² is in the brightest 31% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HG55EC890 has a built-in microphone, which is unusual. 99% of TVs do not have a built-in microphone.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The Samsung HG55EC890 has an audio input for DVI, unlike 93% of TVs which do not have an audio input for DVI.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung HG55EC890 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Higher Than Average Subwoofer RMS Power

The subwoofer RMS power of the Samsung HG55EC890 of 20W is higher than average when compared to most other TVs. It is higher than 71% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The subwoofer RMS powers of TVs range from 1W to 70W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 18W.

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Supports BD Wise

The HG55EC890 supports BD Wise, unlike 92% of TVs which do not support BD Wise.

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Has a Soundbar Connection Port

The Samsung HG55EC890 has a soundbar connection port. 98% of TVs do not have a soundbar connection port.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The HG55EC890 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 94% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Bluetooth

The HG55EC890 supports Bluetooth. 80% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Does Not Have a Mounting Kit

The HG55EC890 does not have a mounting kit, although this is within the context that 91% of televisions also do not have a mounting kit.

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Three Loudspeakers

The HG55EC890 is a three loudspeaker television. Most of the other TVs have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The HG55EC890 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, which is unusual. 70% of TVs do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Has an ECO Mode

The Samsung HG55EC890 has an ECO mode, which is unusual. 91% of televisions do not have an ECO mode.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung HG55EC890 features local dimming. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung HG55EC890 supports Picture-in-Picture. 79% of TVs do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has a Security Mode

The Samsung HG55EC890 has a security mode, which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not have a security mode.

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Faster Than Average High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rates of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz. The high frequency rate of the Samsung HG55EC890 of 200Hz is faster than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 31% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung hg55ec890xbxxu, samsung ele5wv5sbyky9j, samsung hg55ec890vb, samsung p251055p, hg55ec890vbxen

Barcodes:

04053162880894, 08806086019484, 08806086078740, 08806086345125

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