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Samsung HG55EC890

£1,468.73
55" Full HD 200Hz May 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £238.59 Electricity cost over 5 years
Samsung TVs have excellent reviews
Features USB recording
Has a soundbar connection port
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Reviews

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 47,290 owner and expert reviews (including 2,155 verified purchases) for Samsung televisions and found that on average Samsung has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has excellent ratings specifically within its large display diagonal TVs range. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Expensive

We think this television looks expensive compared to other televisions of this type and age. We checked 51 televisions of this type and age and they range in price from £279 to £5,278.


Performance

Features USB Recording

The HG55EC890 features USB recording. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also feature USB recording.

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Has a Security Mode

The Samsung HG55EC890 has a security mode. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years also have a security mode.

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Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

The Samsung HG55EC890 features Adaptive Dimming Backlight. Most of the other televisions that came out around the same time as this TV also feature Adaptive Dimming Backlight.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung HG55EC890 features local dimming. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV also feature local dimming.

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Features Voice Control

The HG55EC890 features voice control. Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also feature voice control.

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Supports BD Wise

The Samsung HG55EC890 supports BD Wise, as do most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this television.

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Has a Game Mode

The HG55EC890 has a game mode. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV also have a game mode.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Samsung released the HG55EC890 in May 2014.


Management Features

Has an ECO Mode

The HG55EC890 has an ECO mode, as do most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this television.

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Has a Soundbar Connection Port

The Samsung HG55EC890 has a soundbar connection port, as do most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The HG55EC890 supports Picture-In-Picture, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung HG55EC890 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The HG55EC890 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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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Average High Frequency Rate

At 200 hertz, the HG55EC890 has a pretty average high frequency rate compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The HG55EC890 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV also have a 2D-3D converter.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inches television.

There are a number of alternative 55" TVs currently available which you might want to consider including the NEC MultiSync E554 (£1,218), or the Panasonic TX-L55ET60B both of which are cheaper.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Sony KDL-65W858 (£1,411.99) (65" and cheaper).

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Energy

Running Costs Are Very High

The average running cost of the HG55EC890 is £239 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run televisions of a similar age and type.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The HG55EC890 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

There are a number of other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony KDL-65W858 (£1,411.99) which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also support Wi-Fi including the 60LB580 (£1,499), or the 55EA975 (£1,599.99) both from LG.

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Supports Bluetooth

The HG55EC890 supports Bluetooth. Most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to this TV also support Bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung HG55EC890 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Samsung HG55EC890 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Design

Has a Built-In Microphone

The HG55EC890 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Certificates

Green (Eco) Compliant

The HG55EC890 is green (Eco) compliant. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also are green (Eco) compliant.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The HG55EC890 supports smartphones being used as a remote. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV also support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The Samsung HG55EC890 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The HG55EC890 has an audio input for DVI, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The HG55EC890 has a PC in (D-Sub) port. Most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this television do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Smart TV

Supports Interactive TV

The HG55EC890 supports interactive TV, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The Samsung HG55EC890 supports internet TV. Most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The HG55EC890 supports Smart TV. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also support Smart TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The HG55EC890 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The Samsung HG55EC890 has a built-in subwoofer, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Three Loudspeakers

The HG55EC890 is a three loudspeaker TV.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this TV is 22W. With an RMS rated power of 40 Watts, the HG55EC890 has one of the higher RMS rated powers amongst similar spec TVs of this age.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Samsung HG55EC890 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television.

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Fairly High Subwoofer RMS Power

The HG55EC890 has one of the higher subwoofer RMS powers (20 Watts) amongst large display diagonal TVs of this age. The average subwoofer RMS power of similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television is 17W, and the subwoofer RMS powers range from 5W to 50W.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

The Samsung HG55EC890 has one of the thinner depths (only 33.2 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age. The average depth of televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV is 55mm.

We compared all the other 33.2mm thick TVs to this television and we think the Samsung UE55H7000 (£1,299.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you don't mind having a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-L55ET60B (35mm and cheaper).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers awareness hg55ec890xbxxu, samsung hg55ec890xbxxu, samsung hg55ec890vb, hg55ec890vbxen
Barcodes 08806086078740, 08806086345125

Samsung HG55EC890 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung HG55EC890 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,547 product attributes, 85,382 TV reviews and 3,802,500 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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