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Samsung UE40H6700

40" Full HD Flat Jul 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date £81.95 Electricity cost over 5 years
Three industry awards
Good 3D picture quality
Good sound quality
106 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This Samsung television has received three awards from experts in televisions.

This TV was given a "Recommended" award by review websites Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Avforums.com all of whom thought that this Samsung TV was good.

Good Expert Reviews

Five experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, fwdmagazine.be and hangtot.com have rated this television on average 86%. This puts this Samsung TV in the top 14% of all the medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years when ranked by average expert review score.

Owner Reviews Are Good

UE40H6700 owners on average rated this TV 87 out of 100. Over 82% of reviewers gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

Excellent Brand

We checked 47,387 expert and owner reviews (including 6,296 verified purchases) for Samsung televisions and found that on average Samsung has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has excellent ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 95% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Technical Guidance

A number of Samsung UE40H6700 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Christopher J. Cowen wrote on Amazon “Thank you for reading my review, if you have any questions feel free to email me, I would be happy to help you with any questions you have” and gave this TV a score of 5 stars. Ibraar 'le Saracen' said “It had come with a warranty and simple instructions on how to assemble”. Jack Percival wrote in his review on Amazon “This also led me into the "Samsung Smart Hub" an enhanced programme guide with applications, on demand”.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Several customers who reviewed this TV concluded that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Good value for money”. Ben Shoesmith gave it a very good review score and he said on Amazon “Great value HD 4K TV - would highly recommend!” in his review of the Samsung UE40H6700. Cai rated the Samsung UE40H6700 5 stars and said on Amazon “Brilliant for the money”.

Some customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Samsung UE40H6700 review on Amazon “To sum up you really can't afford to miss out on this bargain and thanks again to the supplier for an excellent service.”. Max said on Amazon two years ago “Some might feel its a bit 'cheap' in construction” and scored it 5 stars. Mr. S. J. Tilston wrote on Amazon in December last year “So damn cheap for what it is”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

A few customers who bought it reckoned that it had good features. Last year Anthony Bates wrote “And the features built in are brilliant”. Bigal said “The picture has been fantastic and the smart features are excellent although I have not yet got round to using the voice features (might be a bit gimmicky for me!” in their review of the Samsung UE40H6700 but even so they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Christopher J. Cowen rated it as very good and he said in his review of this TV on Amazon “The next step to take into consideration is features”.

Good Stand

Some people mentioned that it had a good stand. Amazon Customer wrote “A simple stand; so no bows or fluff to distract from the on-screen action” in their review of the Samsung UE40H6700 and scored it 5 stars. B. Smyth mentioned “The 2013 model came with a fairly nifty stand, two small feet either side that were easily removed”. B. Smyth also mentioned “Personally I preferred the previous version's stand.”.

Good Remote Control

Some people agreed that the product had a good remote control. 43emz wrote in their review of this TV “The voice activated remote is good fun, although you do need to be online for it to worked”. Ibraar 'le Saracen' mentioned on Amazon “The little remote is great to use” in their review.

Good for Wall Mounting

Several people considered that the Samsung UE40H6700 was good for wall mounting. Sue Adams wrote on Amazon “Anyone know a good wall mount”.


Design

Easy to Use

Ten customers who reviewed this TV thought it was easy to setup. 43emz said “This TV was very easy to set up too”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon two years ago “Its very, very good)Straight out of the box it was EXTREMELY easy to set up”. Christine Glover mentioned on Amazon also two years ago “So easy to set up and any problems the booklet answered these” in her review of the Samsung UE40H6700.

A few people wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE40H6700 was easy to use. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review “The software is now intuitive and it groups most frequently used Apps together”. B. Smyth gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Firing up the TV for the first time takes you through a very easy to use setup menu” in their review of the Samsung UE40H6700. Bigal said on Amazon “Samsung's own site was not very helpful and difficult to use, also the Lip Sync adjustment made no significant difference” in their review but they rated this TV 3 stars.

Five people who bought it reckoned that it had a good experience. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “As Amazon doesnt deal in halves, 5 does really seem the most fair based on my experience of the negatives likely just being personal, rather than the fault of the product”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Basically anything else you would need for the full home hub experience”. Kmw said in their review of the Samsung UE40H6700 “Nonetheless, this TV does an accomplished job at providing a pleasing 3D experience, presenting good picture quality”.

Three Samsung UE40H6700 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. B. Smyth said “Leave a comment if you want me to post the exact settings, for me it looks spot on” in their Samsung UE40H6700 review. Les Williams said on Amazon “There is a menu option to delay the audio” in his Samsung UE40H6700 review. Schnuggles wrote “There are a wealth of settings just like my Panasonic”.

One Samsung UE40H6700 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE40H6700 was easy to assemble.

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Good Product Quality

Some people concluded that it was good quality. 43emz wrote “Other than that I would highly recommend this TV to anyone wanting a high quality picture that exceeds all other 40" pictures” in their review and scored this TV 5 stars. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned “Which is of superb quality”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “You kind of expect high quality screens as standard with Samsung”.

Robust

A few people who bought the Samsung UE40H6700 mentioned that it was well made. 43emz wrote in their Samsung UE40H6700 review on Amazon “The picture on the built in Freeview HD is stunning, you can see every detail”. Ian Wantling said on Amazon “Via the built in FreeView and Freesat HD tuners”. Jack Percival mentioned in his Samsung UE40H6700 review on Amazon “With the fast processor and dual tuner built in, you can also do picture in picture, mobile screen mirroring” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Several Samsung UE40H6700 reviewers reckoned that the Samsung UE40H6700 was strong and durable. Kmw mentioned in their Samsung UE40H6700 review “In terms of design, this Samsung TV looks very smart - It's slim, featuring a super thin glossy bezel, along with a strong, sturdy and stylish brushed metal "fixed" stand”. Rjd1972 wrote “Blu ray - super clear with no colour bleedLooks great with sturdy standSmart features are great - not used all of them” and rated the product 4 stars.

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Nice Design

Some people concluded that the product was good looking. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Samsung UE40H6700 on Amazon “A very slim, elegant television with a clear picture”. Christopher J. Cowen mentioned in his review of this TV two years ago “I can tell you the image is beautiful” . D. Buttery wrote “Beautiful TV with so many little 'extras' As Described, fast service”.

Four customers who bought this TV thought it was smooth. Cryptic Kirk mentioned on Amazon “The Smart Hub is very smooth and the Smart remote works very well”. Ibraar 'le Saracen' rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The picture is great, sharp and smooth”. Mr. Martin J. Turnbull wrote on Amazon “Very smooth also network setup in few seconds”.

Some customers who bought the product considered that it was a good design. 43emz wrote on Amazon “The stand looks nice, sleek design” in their review of this TV. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Lovely understated design”.

One Samsung UE40H6700 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was ergonomic. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The most noticeable leaps forward are in the ergonomics of the control unit when using the Smart Hub (where all Apps are” in their Samsung UE40H6700 review.

One Samsung UE40H6700 owner who bought it mentioned that it was well designed. C. R. Vincent mentioned “A very well designed flat screen with a great picture” . One Samsung UE40H6700 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this TV was neat. Two years ago Ian Wantling mentioned in his review of this TV “Control your other devices, cable tidy clips, 4 AAA batteries”.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The UE40H6700 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other TVs of this type and age which do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the Samsung UE46F8000 (£399.99) is also worth considering.

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Energy

Average Running Costs

This TV has an efficiency rating of A+. The UE40H6700 is typical compared to the other 622 televisions of this spec and age that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UE40H6700 is £82.


Power

Good Environmental Credentials

One Samsung UE40H6700 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of power usage. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Its energy efficient” and gave this TV a score of 5 stars.

Good Battery Life

One Samsung UE40H6700 reviewer said that it was quick to charge. Max said on Amazon “They take a small battery, which is a shame as I prefer to charge 3D glasses”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

A number of people who purchased this TV reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Two years ago Christopher J. Cowen said on Amazon “With this Smart HDTV there is a full web browser with WiFi built-in apps made for TV”. Also two years ago Craig wrote on Amazon “The wifi is brilliant.” and rated this TV as very good. D. S. Joseph wrote in the same month “The wifi and apps are great and it's open up a whole new world as” and gave this TV a score of 4 stars.

Five Samsung UE40H6700 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Amazon Customer wrote “Had a good search on the internet and local shops before deciding” in their review of the Samsung UE40H6700 and gave this TV a very good rating. Two years ago Dicko said on Amazon “Internet works well and is easy to navigate web pages with the smart remote, BBC iplayer looks really nice too with HD streaming, better than my previous TV”. Joe's 1 said “Access to internet TV really easy to use -” in their review of the Samsung UE40H6700.

Two Samsung UE40H6700 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was good in terms of USB connections. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Vice versaThe amount of stuff you can plug into it is fantastic too - it has numerous USB ports, I think 3 HDMI cable inputs” in their review of this TV and scored it 5 stars. Glenn said on Amazon “The TV did the update itself rather than via USB (good”.

One Samsung UE40H6700 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had email functionality. One Samsung UE40H6700 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product had network functionality.

One person mentioned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Schnuggles wrote on Amazon “Nice TV with good connectivity” in their Samsung UE40H6700 review.

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Good Smart TV Features

Eight people said in their reviews that it had good apps. Famapt mentioned on Amazon “Full of features, online updates, apps, quite fast processing”. Two years ago Jack Percival said “The apps on offer were genuinely useful as was the program guide which learns over time what you like to watch” and rated the product 4 stars. Max wrote “There are standard apps.” in his review of the Samsung UE40H6700.

Several people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for watching on demand TV. B. Smyth said on Amazon “As of this review, all the usual suspects are present - Amazon, Netflix and BBC” in their review of this TV. Christopher J. Cowen mentioned on Amazon “Some of the apps this TV features is Hulu Plus, YouTube, Netflix, Facebook” in his Samsung UE40H6700 review and gave the Samsung UE40H6700 a score of 5 stars.

A few Samsung UE40H6700 owners who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had great smart functions. Ibraar 'le Saracen' wrote on Amazon “The smart features are easily accessed” in their review of this TV. Kmw gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “▣ Overview, Design & Connectivity ▣This is one of Samsung's higher range 2014 series 6 TV's presenting a broad selection of Smart features and Active 3D technology”. Max scored the product very highly and he mentioned on Amazon “Great picture, good sound and nice SMART features” in his Samsung UE40H6700 review.

A few Samsung UE40H6700 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching Freeview TV.

A few people said in their reviews that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Two years ago Les Williams said “Using iplayer is also a joy with excellent picture” in his review of the Samsung UE40H6700. Schnuggles wrote in their review of the Samsung UE40H6700 “All the regular ondemand stuff is here which is superior to my Panasonic which only has iplayer and youtube” .

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Supports Timeshift

The UE40H6700 supports timeshift, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to this television.

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Supports Smart TV

The UE40H6700 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

A number of customers said in their reviews that this TV was thin. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE40H6700 “Its uber slim, with a tiny, almost edgeless frame”. Also two years ago B. Smyth said in their review of this TV on Amazon “The unit is fairly slim, not the slimmest out there”. In the same month Ian Wantling wrote on Amazon “The set itself is incredibly thin and a perfect candidate for wall mounting”.

Two Samsung UE40H6700 reviewers agreed that the Samsung UE40H6700 was a good depth. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Certainly there is a depth added to anything (the better quality the input” and scored this TV 5 stars. Kmw mentioned in their review “Excellent 3D effects, with good depth”.

A number of Samsung UE40H6700 owners wrote in their reviews that this TV was good structurally. Max mentioned “The TV comes with two pairs of 3D glasses, again done with a cheaper construction than say SONY.” in his review of the Samsung UE40H6700 and gave the product a very good rating.

One Samsung UE40H6700 reviewer who purchased the product considered that it was tight. B. Smyth said on Amazon two years ago “You may need a second person to help you get the set out of the box as the packaging inside the box is quite tight” in their review of this TV.

One Samsung UE40H6700 reviewer reckoned that the product was lightweight. Max wrote “They do the job and are lightweight” in his review.

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Average Depth

The UE40H6700 has a fairly typical depth (63.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out more than two years ago.

TVs with a thicker depth that might be worth looking at include the Sony KDL-42W705 (£349.99) (64mm).

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Display

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several customers agreed that the Samsung UE40H6700 had a good 3D picture quality. Amazon Customer said “The 3D is great too - it applies a 3D effect to anything on screen, so for instance you can watch something specifically filmed in 3D”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “A half grand - admittedly his has a curved screen and has 3d”. Craig mentioned in his review “The 3d is very very good” .

Good High Def TV

A few people who reviewed it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. 43emz said “It does a decent job of upscaling HD to near Ultra HD” in their review. Graham Fox mentioned “The picture quality is appalling for a ultra hd tv I have 2 other tvs I of which is 8 years old” in his review. Ibraar 'le Saracen' mentioned on Amazon “The HD especially looks very good”.

Good Picture Quality

Several customers mentioned that it had good picture quality. Two years ago B. Smyth said in their Samsung UE40H6700 review on Amazon “It's unlikely you'll see any real difference in picture quality” and scored the product 80 out of 100. C. Mcleod wrote in their review on Amazon “I can't believe how bad the picture quality is on this despite the high spec”. Chakravartthi said in their review of the Samsung UE40H6700 on Amazon two years ago “Excellent Picture Quality”.

Several Samsung UE40H6700 owners reckoned that the Samsung UE40H6700 had good colour saturation. Jack Percival mentioned “Lacks a natural touch, especially when there are bright colours involved” in his review of the Samsung UE40H6700. Kmw mentioned two years ago “This was simple to correct using the picture options and now colours look very natural”. Martinrg said in their review of this TV on Amazon “We were totally knocked out by the picture which gives rich, vibrant colours”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good for watching standard definition TV. One customer wrote in their reviews that this TV had image ghosting. B. Smyth mentioned “Not too much that the see the artificial ghosting around fast moving images” in their review of this TV.

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Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that were launched more than two years ago. 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many televisions of this spec and age.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Samsung UE40H6700 has a wide color enhancer, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to this television the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 600 hertz, the UE40H6700 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

If this TV display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung UE48H8000 (£429.99) (48").

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

Several customers who reviewed it considered that it had good sound quality. Two years ago Amazon Customer said “This one is a whole new level of wow!Sound is great - I did end up hooking it up to a separate sound system which significantly improved it.”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “I can tell you that the picture and sound quality exceeded my expectations”. Dasb wrote in their Samsung UE40H6700 review on Amazon “Sound is much improved with the Samsung soundbar” however despite that they rated the Samsung UE40H6700 3 stars.

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE40H6700 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of televisions of this spec and age range from 4W to 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. At 20 Watts, the Samsung UE40H6700 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was July 2014 when this TV was released.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE40H6700 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UE40H6700 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE40H6700 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this television.

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Performance

Features Extended PVR

The Samsung UE40H6700 features extended PVR, as do most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Features Voice Control

The UE40H6700 features voice control, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE40H6700 supports BD Wise, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Has a Game Mode

The Samsung UE40H6700 has a game mode. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago also have a game mode.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The UE40H6700 has a mounting kit. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years also have a mounting kit.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The UE40H6700 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this television also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE40H6700 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE40H6700 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue40h6700
Barcodes 08806086022477, 08806086029971

Samsung UE40H6700 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UE40H6700 review we compared this TV to 4,701 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 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 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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