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Samsung UE40H7000

£599.00
40" Full HD 600Hz May 2014
A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £89.96 Electricity cost over 5 years
Two industry awards
Not robust
Quite costly for non
17 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This medium display diagonal TV was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both websites Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com, both of which said that this Samsung TV was very good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This TV has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and avforums.com.

Average Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this television is 73% based on 18 owner reviews.

Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 47,290 user and expert reviews (including 6,426 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its TVs. Samsung also has excellent reviews specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 95% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Energy

OK Running Costs

This medium display diagonal TV has an efficiency rating of A. The UE40H7000 has an average 5 year running cost of £90 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 661 televisions of a similar age and type.


Design

Not Robust

Two owners said in their reviews that the Samsung UE40H7000 was not well made. Martin Martev he wrote in his review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “1) The 40" doesn't have a built in subwoofer 2) The 40" set has a 600 Hz instead of 800 Hz clear motion rate 3) The 40" does not have the Ultra Clear Panel”.

Enjoyable to Use

Two customers mentioned that this TV was easy to use. Website Gadgetspeak.com said in their review of the Samsung UE40H7000 “Enjoyable to use” . Slim Duiker mentioned “Most of it is extremely easy to use, much better than my old Sony” in their review of this TV and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Slim Duiker mentioned in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “The interface seems really clumsy to me - quite a shock given how good the general UI is for setting up the TV” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Margaret Cox said “Fabulous tv great price easy to set up and covers everything, thinking of buying the smaller one now” in her review of this TV.

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Great Picture Quality

Three owners reckoned that it was good quality. Website Gadgetspeak.com said in their review of this TV “Good overall picture quality” and scored it 76 out of 100. Two years ago David mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Good picture good sound quality”.

Good Design

Six customers who reviewed this TV thought it was well designed. Website Gadgetspeak.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned two years ago “Attractive design”. They also said “Good design” in their review. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “A minimalist design and elegant materials” in their review of this TV.

Four people who bought the Samsung UE40H7000 thought it was good looking. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of this TV on expert website Digital Versus “The H7000 is indeed a beautiful TV”. They also wrote “A thin body and elegant manufacturing” in their review. Christopher J. Cowen mentioned “I have two Samsung's in my house and I can tell you the image is beautiful” in his review of this TV and gave this TV a score of 5 stars out of 5.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this television, the UE40H7000 does not have a built-in camera.

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Price

Quite Costly for Non

Two owners who bought the product agreed that it was not good value for money. Website Gadgetspeak.com said “Nothing at this price” in their review of this TV yet they still gave it a rating of 76 out of 100. They also wrote “Quite costly for non” in their review.

Expensive

The cheapeast televisions of this age and type that we found costs £209 and the most expensive costs £1,499. We think that this Samsung TV looks expensive for a television of this type and age.


Features

Excellent Feature Set

Three owners who bought it considered that it had good features. Website Gadgetspeak.com wrote in their review of this TV “Excellent feature set” and gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5. Christopher J. Cowen mentioned “Here are some of the features of this TV” in his Samsung UE40H7000 review and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. He also wrote “The next step to take into consideration is features” in his review.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released in May 2014.


Smart TV

Smart TV Features Are Good

Two people who purchased it wrote that it was good for watching on demand TV. Three years ago Christopher J. Cowen rated this TV 5 stars out of 5 and he said “Some of the apps this TV features is Hulu Plus, YouTube, Netflix, Facebook”. Slim Duiker wrote “Netflix and iPlayer load super fast compared to the Tivo box I'm retiring”.

Supports Timeshift

The UE40H7000 supports timeshift, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Supports Internet TV

The UE40H7000 supports internet TV, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The Samsung UE40H7000 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Two Video Apps

The UE40H7000 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. This television supports a YouTube video apps, which is the most commonly supported video apps supported by medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that came out 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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Good High Def TV

Four owners thought the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Digitalversus.com gave this TV a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned three years ago “Today we're reviewing Samsung's most fanciest flat Full HD TV this year” in their review of this TV. Expert website Avforums.com wrote “Gone is the Ultra HD resolution, curved screen, size zero chassis, minuscule bezel or avant grade stand; replaced instead with something altogether more 'old school” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com said “What is the Samsung UE40H7000? The UE40H7000 is an £850 40-inch high-end full HD TV” in their review of this TV.

Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of 600 hertz, the UE40H7000 has a quite fast high frequency rate compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV. The slowest high frequency rate of TVs that were released more than two years ago is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,600Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 220Hz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on TVs of this type and age.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The UE40H7000 has a wide color enhancer. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also have a wide color enhancer.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The UE40H7000 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to this TV.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to this TV range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 310Hz. At 600 hertz, the UE40H7000 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

There are a number of other 40" televisions currently available that you might want to look at including because of its better review score, the Samsung UE40F6800 (£668.39).

If you are looking for a TV with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the UE48H6400 (£549.99) (48" and higher rated), or the UE48H6200 (£534.69) (48" and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-48AS640 (£509.79) (48" and higher rated).

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Deep Blacks

Three owners said in their reviews that the product had a good contrast ratio. Website Gadgetspeak.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Deep blacks”. They also wrote “Very good blacks and contrast ratio” in their review. And also mentioned “Contrast ratio 3440 1”.

Two people who reviewed the Samsung UE40H7000 concluded that it had good picture quality.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE40H7000 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Panasonic TX-50CS520 (£599), or the Samsung UE48H6410 (£592.29).

There are a number of alternative TVs which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to consider including the Sony KDL-42W807A (£599.99).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The UE40H7000 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE40H7000 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this television also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE40H7000 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Performance

Features Motion Control

The Samsung UE40H7000 features motion control, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Supports Face Detection

The Samsung UE40H7000 supports face detection. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also support face detection.

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Features Extended PVR

The UE40H7000 features extended PVR. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to this TV also feature extended PVR.

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Features Voice Control

The UE40H7000 features voice control, as do most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to this television.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE40H7000 supports BD Wise, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Features Local Dimming

The UE40H7000 features local dimming, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The UE40H7000 has a game mode. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have a game mode.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The UE40H7000 has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this age and type do not have a DVI port.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The Samsung UE40H7000 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this TV also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The UE40H7000 has a mounting kit, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Samsung UE40H7000 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE40H7000 supports Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Samsung UE40H7000 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other televisions of this type and age also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Audio

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Samsung UE40H7000 has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also have an auto volume leveler.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Across all the medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 1,000W. At 20 Watts, the Samsung UE40H7000 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as this television.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 63.1 millimeters, the Samsung UE40H7000 has a pretty average depth compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV.

If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-42W807A (£599.99) (63mm).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue40h7000stxxu, samsung ue40h7000slxxn, ue40h7000at
Barcodes 08806086020671, 08806086022026, 08806086022033, 08806086026017, 08806086030090, 08806086034159, 08806086034296

Samsung UE40H7000 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UE40H7000 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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