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Samsung UE40ES6800

techradar.com/au/ Great Value CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice Techradar Great Value
40" 400Hz Jul 2012
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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27 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This mid-size TV received a "Value for Money" award from both Techradar and Techradar.com/au/, both of which concluded that this TV was good value for money.

This TV received an "Editor's Choice" from CNET.co.uk who thought that this television was outstanding.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This television has an average expert rating of 84% based on nine expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, CNET.co.uk and whathifi.com. This puts this mid-size TV in the top 17% of all the televisions of this age and type when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Technical Features

Some Samsung UE40ES6800 owners agreed that the Samsung UE40ES6800 had good features. Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk “The Samsung UE46ES6800 is a very impressive overall package thanks to its sensible asking price, class-leading online features, perky 3D pictures”. Techdigest.tv wrote “Great Smart TV features” in their review. Techdigest.tv also mentioned “Excellent features, especially Smart Hub”.

Good Product Quality

Some people agreed that this TV was good quality. Expert website Techradar.com said in their review “Capable of some outstanding picture quality.” . Techdigest.tv wrote “Solid audio quality”. Techdigest.tv also mentioned “Largely impressive picture quality”.

Samsung Has Good Television Reviews

Based on 23,817 expert and user reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its televisions. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range compared to other brands.

Nice Design

Several Samsung UE40ES6800 owners who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote “ES8000 TVs are gorgeous to look at, innovative with their features” . Techdigest.tv gave the product a very good review and mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE40ES6800 “Stylish design”. Techdigest.tv also mentioned “Stylish looks, extensive spec, crisp, detailed”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was a good design. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “Its design is cute, if hardly groundbreaking, its feature list is long for a mid-range TV” in their review of this TV.

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Good Picture Quality

Three customers who purchased the product said that it had good picture quality. Techdigest.tv wrote in their review of this TV “Mostly very good picture quality” .

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Samsung UE40ES6800 owners who bought this TV considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Four years ago expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their review “A perfect one, especially if you're interested in its 3D capabilities”. Techdigest.tv wrote “Bright punchy 2D and 3D pictures” in their review and rated this TV as very good.

Reasonably Priced

Three Samsung UE40ES6800 owners who bought this TV wrote that it was good value for money. Trustedreviews.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned on expert review site Trusted Reviews “The Samsung 46ES68000 is a very credible mid-range LED TV, especially once you take its affordable price into consideration” in their Samsung UE40ES6800 review. Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their review of this TV four years ago “In its bid to produce an affordable mid-range TV in the UE40ES6800, Samsung has taken away some of the headline attractions of its flagship ES7000”.

Good Value for Money

Expert review sites Techradar and Techradar.com/au/ highlighted in their review that this TV provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Size

One Samsung UE40ES6800 owner mentioned in their reviews that this TV was thick. Expert website Techdigest.tv said “Doesn't quite match Samsung's own top end super-slim TV trend, being a good third thicker than the 46-inch ES8000 model equivalent” in their review of the Samsung UE40ES6800.

One person said that this TV was thin. Techdigest.tv wrote “The UE46ES6800 is a relatively slim set at 46.9mm thick.” in their review of this TV and gave the product a very good review score.

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Good Smart TV

One Samsung UE40ES6800 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had great smart functions. Four years ago Itproportal.com scored this TV 80 out of 100 and said “It makes up it with a superb range of smart features, good multimedia support”.

Good Remote Control

One Samsung UE40ES6800 owner who reviewed this TV thought it had a good remote control.

Robust

One person said in their reviews that the product was well made.

Good Sound Quality

One Samsung UE40ES6800 reviewer said in their reviews that the Samsung UE40ES6800 had good sound quality.

Easy to Use

One person who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use. Techdigest.tv mentioned in their review four years ago “Nice remote control”.

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert website Computeractive.co.uk mentioned “Round the back there are three HDMI ports, three USB connectors, including” in their Samsung UE40ES6800 review.

Supports Smart TV

The UE40ES6800 supports smart TV, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the UE40ES6800 do not support smart TV.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative televisions which support smart TV currently available including the LG 47LM960[plb_1277857_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The UE40ES6800 has a wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a wi-Fi.

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Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

Across all the televisions of this type and age the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 180Hz. With a high frequency rate of 400 hertz, the Samsung UE40ES6800 has one of the faster high frequency rates amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 400Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 42LM670[plb_1308774_price].

Televisions with a faster high frequency rate that might also be worth considering include the UN46F6400[pl_2124455_price] (480Hz and higher rated), the UE46ES7000[pl_1316216_price] (800Hz and higher rated), or the UE46D7000[pl_1366002_price] (800Hz and higher rated) all from Samsung.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The Samsung UE40ES6800 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the TVs of this age and spec. Most of the televisions of a similar spec and age to the UE40ES6800 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however this Samsung TV has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two RF Ports Quantitys

Most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UE40ES6800 have between one and two RF ports quantitys, including the UE40ES6800 which has two RF ports quantitys.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 4W to 80W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the UE40ES6800 has one of the higher RMS rated powers amongst TVs of this age.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Samsung UE40ES6800 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency (400 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UE40ES6800. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UE40ES6800 is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz.

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Supports Eight Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the UE40ES6800 is more than most comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE40ES6800. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "AC3", "AMR", "eAAC+", "HE-AAC", "RealAudio" and "WMA" are also supported by this Samsung television.

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Quite Thin

At only 46.9 millimeters, the UE40ES6800 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. The depths of mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE40ES6800 range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 61mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs that were released around the same time as the UE40ES6800 do not have a built-in camera. The UE40ES6800 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at including the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price], or the UN46F8000BF[pl_1556312_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many televisions that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs that were launched more than two years ago do not feature OLED technology. The UE40ES6800 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only 2D Comb Filter

The UE40ES6800 has a better comb filter than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This TV has a 2D comb filter, whereas most TVs of a similar age and spec to it have a 3D comb filter.

A 2D comb filter is actually the worst comb filter across all mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE40ES6800.

A 3D comb filter is the best comb filter amongst comparable types of television.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The UE40ES6800 has a fairly high annual energy consumption (92 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other televisions of this age and spec. The average annual energy consumption of televisions that were released more than two years ago is 75kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The lowest power consumption (PowerSave) of mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE40ES6800 is 0.01W, the highest is 90W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 33W. With a power consumption (PowerSave) of 40 Watts, the Samsung UE40ES6800 has a fairly high power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the UE40ES6800.

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Only Mega Contrast Contrast Ratio (dynamic)

This television has a Mega Contrast contrast ratio (dynamic), which is the most frequently found contrast ratio (dynamic) on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE40ES6800

OK Running Costs

This mid-size TV has an energy efficiency rating of A, and the average running cost of the UE40ES6800 is £102 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 670 similar spec televisions that have been available for more than two years.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to 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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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Samsung released the UE40ES6800.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
LED Backlighting Type
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Full HD Display
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD-Ready
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Anynet (HDMI-CEC) Port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Audio Input for DVI
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
WLAN-Ready
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Picture-and-Picture
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Teletext
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card

3 Awards

techradar.com/au/ Great Value CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice Techradar Great Value

Expert Reviews

(13)
10 December 2012

Name: Type: Specifications: Price as reviewed: :The UE46ES6800 is a relatively slim set at 46.9mm thick, but doesn't quite match Samsung's own top end super-slim TV trend, being a good third... Read more…

Very accurate, post calibration
Decent contrast
Mostly excellent video processing
Smarter than your average bear
Nice remote control
Poor uniformity
Limited viewing angles
Some very noticeable blur particularly with games
Very minor undefeatable high frequency detail reduction
Some backlight inconsistencies
28 November 2012

Samsung has grown massively as a brand in recent years and the 40in 40ES6800 is a good example of why. It's a great looking TV that includes both Freesat and Freeview HD tuners. Round the back... Read more…

28 November 2012

The Samsung UE46ES6800 sits nestled just below their top-tier ES8000 and ES7000 in its range of 3D LED TVs and as such features a slightly diminished checklist of specs and features. There's no... Read more…

2 November 2012

The Samsung UE46ES6800 is a very impressive overall package thanks to its sensible asking price, class-leading online features, perky 3D pictures and punchy 2D images. Only some backlight...

CNET.co.uk

23 September 2012

Being the world?s largest television manufacturer by shipment volume, as well as the one responsible for seeding the popularity of ?LED TV? displays among consumers, Samsung Electronics... Read more…

9 September 2012

Although the UE40ES6800 lacks the aesthetic razzle dazzle of Samsung's pricier sets, and the picture prowess of Sony's latest LED efforts, it makes up it with a superb range of smart features,...

23 July 2012

There's much to like about the Samsung UE40ES6800. Its design is cute, if hardly groundbreaking, its feature list is long for a mid-range TV, and its online services are second to none. It's also...

Techradar

23 July 2012

In its bid to produce an affordable mid-range TV in the UE40ES6800, Samsung has taken away some of the headline attractions of its flagship ES7000 and ES8000 models. For instance, it doesn't...

Techradar.com/au/

12 June 2012

This is the first of Samsung?s ES6800 range we?ve tested, and visually it?s more than a little reminiscent of last year?s D7000 range.That?s not a criticism, by the way ? the is a handsome,... Read more…

15 May 2012

The Samsung 46ES68000 is a very credible mid-range LED TV, especially once you take its affordable price into consideration. It's not, though, a perfect one, especially if you're interested in its...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £100.95
Electricity cost when on standby £0.61
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Total running cost over 5 years £101.56
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue40es6800, ue32es6800, ue46es6800, ue55es6800, ue32es6800u, ue40es6800s, ue46es6800u, ue40es6800u, ue55es6800u, ue40es6800q, ue40es6800sxxc, UE40ES6800SXXN, samsung ue40es6800, samsung ue40es6800u, samsung ue40es6800ux, samsung ue40es6800uxx, samsung ue40es6800uxxu
Barcodes 05053354913415, 05053354913798, 08806071828763, 08806071829371, 08806071856155, 08806071860541, 08806071866000, 08806071953694

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