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Samsung UE40HU6900

£617.99
40" 4K Ultra HD Flat Nov 2014
B
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date £129.63 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average expert reviews
Reasonably priced
Good technical features
114 Reviews
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Reasonably Priced

Fifteen owners who bought the product said that it was good value for money. Three years ago Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “On top of the HU7500 and HU8500, Samsung also offers a more affordable UHD range”. Max mentioned “Some might feel its a bit 'cheap' in construction” in his review of this TV. Kevin T. said in his Samsung UE40HU6900 review on Amazon “Excellent quality TV far exceeding my expectations and at a very affordable price”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was expensive. Ian Wantling wrote “For a 40' tv the UE40H6700 appears to be expensive” in his review of this TV.

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, tweakers.net, computerbild.de and prad.de this TV has an average expert rating of 73%.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 101 owner reviews the average owner rating of this 4K and 8K TV is 88 out of 100. 68 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this television either 4 or 5 stars.

Samsung Televisions Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 47,387 expert and owner reviews (including 11,240 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has excellent ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Average Running Costs

This 4K and 8K TV is rated B for energy efficiency. The UE40HU6900 has an average 5 year running cost of £130 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 314 TVs of a comparable spec and age.


Benefits

Great for Films

Four owners who reviewed the Samsung UE40HU6900 wrote that it was great for watching Netflix.

One customer said in their reviews that this TV was great for watching films. Mr. Martin J. Turnbull said three years ago “Seem nice tv with thinner panel and very easy setup and the 3d glasses seem good one when watch film” and gave this TV a score of 6 stars.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Twenty-two customers said in their reviews that the product had good features. Max rated it 7 stars and he said “This SAMSUNG LED TV has a wealth of features that I will go into later.”. Max also wrote “Great picture, good sound and nice SMART features” in his review. Kmw gave it a score of 7 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” in their review of the Samsung UE40HU6900.

Good Stand

Nine owners said in their reviews that the product had a good stand. Tony Walley wrote in his review of this TV “This model is better by far - it's stand is more substantial”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “A simple stand; so no bows or fluff to distract from the on-screen action” in their review of this TV. B. Smyth mentioned three years ago “The 2013 model came with a fairly nifty stand, two small feet either side that were easily removed” in their review of this TV and scored the product 7 stars.

Good for Wall Mounting

Two people who reviewed this TV said that it was good for wall mounting. Three years ago Sue Adams said on Amazon “Anyone know a good wall mount” in her review of the Samsung UE40HU6900. Ian Wantling mentioned in his review of this TV “The set itself is incredibly thin and a perfect candidate for wall mounting” and rated it 7 stars.

Good Remote Control

Three customers thought it had a good remote control. Two years ago 43emz mentioned “The voice activated remote is good fun, although you do need to be online for it to worked” in their review of this TV. Ibraar 'le Saracen' said “The little remote is great to use”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Fourteen customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was thin. Martinrg scored the product 4 stars and said “The box is incredibly thin” in their review of this TV. Three years ago Les Williams said on Amazon “The sound quality from this TV is very good considering how slim it is.I have connected an external hard drive”. Schnuggles said on Amazon “The immediate difference with my Panasonic was the very slim frame around the screen”.

Two owners said in their reviews that the Samsung UE40HU6900 was good structurally. One person thought this TV was lightweight. Max wrote in his review of this TV three years ago “They do the job and are lightweight” .

One person who purchased this TV thought it was heavy and bulky. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “My old flatscreen TV - also a Samsung - was no exception despite the frame being somewhat chunkier”.

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Fairly Thick

With a depth of 68.4 millimeters, the Samsung UE40HU6900 has one of the thicker depths amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The average depth of TVs that came out more than two years ago is 58mm.

If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the 50PUK6809 (£691.29) (39mm), or the 50PUS6809 (£689.09) (39mm) both from Philips.

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Design

Robust

Eleven people who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was well made. Max mentioned “The TVs construction is very slim”. Max also said “The TV comes with two pairs of 3D glasses, again done with a cheaper construction than say SONY.” in his review. Reviewerforyou mentioned on Amazon “You know the TV is built well as it is a Samsung” in their Samsung UE40HU6900 review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Two people who purchased it agreed that it was strong and durable. Kmw said “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” in their review of this TV and gave it a score of 7 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-five customers reckoned that it was good quality. Three years ago Max rated it 7 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Great quality picture and sound” in his review of the Samsung UE40HU6900. Kmw mentioned on Amazon “Wifi is also built in.▣ Picture quality & 3D performance ▣HD picture quality is outstanding, presenting impressive clarity” and scored it 6 stars. Kmw also wrote “Nonetheless, this TV does an accomplished job at providing a pleasing 3D experience, presenting good picture quality and excellent 3D effects, with good depth” in their review.

Nice Design

Seven customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Reviewser wrote on Amazon “A beautiful - real metal - stand” in their review of the Samsung UE40HU6900. Christopher J. Cowen rated the product 8 stars and he wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon “I have two Samsung's in my house and I can tell you the image is beautiful”. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 9 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “A very slim, elegant television with a clear picture”.

Three owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was smooth. Mr. Martin J. Turnbull he wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon “Very smooth also network setup in few seconds”. Cryptic Kirk said “The Smart Hub is very smooth and the Smart remote works very well”. Ibraar 'le Saracen' wrote on Amazon three years ago “The picture is great, sharp and smooth” in their review of this TV and scored the product 7 stars.

Three owners mentioned that it was well designed. Two years ago C. R. Vincent mentioned “A very well designed flat screen with a great picture” and gave the product a score of 9 stars. 43emz wrote on Amazon “The stand looks nice, sleek design” in their review of this TV and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was ergonomic. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 6 stars and said on Amazon three years ago “The most noticeable leaps forward are in the ergonomics of the control unit when using the Smart Hub (where all Apps are” in their review of this TV.

One person who purchased it considered that it was neat. Ian Wantling said on Amazon “An IR extender to enable your universal remote to function and control your other devices, cable tidy clips, 4 AAA batteries” in his review of this TV.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UE40HU6900 does not have a built-in camera, unlike most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV which have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UE55HU8500 (£649.99), or the Panasonic TX-58AX802 (£679.99).

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Easy to Use

Ten customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Mr Peter Wright mentioned “Easy to set up”. Ian Wantling rated this TV 7 stars and he said “The tv is incredibly user friendly to set up”.

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Kmw wrote on Amazon “They're adequate.▣ Smart TV & media features ▣Samsung have done an excellent job at designing a fresh, sleek and modern user interface which is intuitive and works well” in their review of the Samsung UE40HU6900. M. Adams mentioned “The smart Tv features are plentiful and easy to use” in their review of this TV. 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 Samsung UE40HU6900 review.

Four customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Les Williams wrote on Amazon three years ago “There is a menu option to delay the audio”. Schnuggles mentioned in the same month “There are a wealth of settings just like my Panasonic” in their Samsung UE40HU6900 review and rated the product 6 stars. B. Smyth mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE40HU6900 “Leave a comment if you want me to post the exact settings, for me it looks spot on”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to assemble. Ibraar 'le Saracen' mentioned on Amazon “It had come with a warranty and simple instructions on how to assemble and set up”.

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Power

Good Environmental Credentials

One person considered that it was good in terms of power usage. Amazon Customer said three years ago “Its energy efficient”.

Good Battery Life

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was quick to charge. Max rated this TV 6 stars and he wrote “They take a small battery, which is a shame as I prefer to charge 3D glasses”.


Display

Good 3D Picture Quality

Twenty-seven people who bought it concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago Max mentioned in his Samsung UE40HU6900 review on Amazon “I had no problems with the 3D and the picture was clear, detailed, just very good” and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Kmw gave it a score of 8 stars and wrote on Amazon “Active 3D is a welcome feature on this TV” in their Samsung UE40HU6900 review. Kmw also wrote “I've been somewhat spoilt by watching Active 3D movies in my brothers dedicated home cinema, consisting of a Sony VPL-HW40ES Full HD Active 3D projector” in their review.

4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this age and spec. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Not 3D

The Samsung UE40HU6900 is not 3D, unlike most of the other TVs of this spec and age which are 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth considering include the UE55JU7500 (£629.99), or the UE55HU8500 (£649.99) both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-40AX630 (£639.09).

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

At only 200 hertz, the UE40HU6900 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as this TV. Across all the televisions of a comparable spec and age to this TV the motion interpolation frequencies range from 100Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 860Hz.

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Good High Def TV

Eighteen customers thought the Samsung UE40HU6900 was good at displaying high definition TV. Mr Sulisk Thorn mentioned “The TV is tip top and HD so clear” in his review of this TV. Max said on Amazon three years ago “Setup was very easy and HD channels display very well” in his review of this TV. Reviewser wrote on Amazon “With 4K (Ultra HD) on its way I'd say that we are starting to see the peak of the HD/3D TV” in their review of the Samsung UE40HU6900.

40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inches television.

We compared this television to all the other 40" TVs and we think the Philips 40PUS6809 (£471.59) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a television with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the 42UB820 (£522.99) (42" and higher rated), or the 43UF770 (£489.99) (43" and higher rated) both from LG; or the LG 43UF7707 (£549.99) (43" and cheaper).

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Good Picture Quality

Thirteen owners who reviewed this TV concluded that it had good picture quality. Lynn Bailey mentioned “Great tv picture quality is brill a plus using sound”. Schnuggles mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE40HU6900 “Clarity and colours were nice”. Rick1008 mentioned on Amazon three years ago “It is in one word - AMAZING! The picture quality is true to life”.

Three customers said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Martinrg said in their review of this TV “On demand services work really well, no lagging (partly due to fast broadband of course) and we were totally knocked out by the picture which gives rich, vibrant colours”. Kmw said “This was simple to correct using the picture options and now colours look very natural” in their review of this TV. Jack Percival mentioned on Amazon “Lacks a natural touch, especially when there are bright colours involved” in his review of the Samsung UE40HU6900.

Two owners who reviewed it thought it had a good contrast ratio. 43emz mentioned on Amazon “There is a feature on it for darker settings films like Harry Potter which enhances the black levels, very impressed with this”. Jack Percival said “Samsung have also gone here for strong contrast in the picture which makes black” .

One customer who purchased it considered that it had image blurring. Kmw said on Amazon three years ago “Response time is also reasonable with only minimal motion blur present”.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was November 2014 when Samsung released the UE40HU6900.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Eight owners who bought the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Martinrg wrote on Amazon “On screen instructions were very simple” in their review of this TV. Kyeev said in their review of this TV three years ago “The Saorview setup has the 7 day guide (great” . Schnuggles wrote in their Samsung UE40HU6900 review also three years ago “Flicked through the TV guide, easy to navigate, very clear”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed this TV considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Three years ago Schnuggles said on Amazon “Nice TV with good connectivity” in their review of this TV.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had email functionality. Christopher J. Cowen said “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”.

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Good Smart TV Features

Eight owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good apps. Three years ago Max gave this TV a rating of 6 stars and he mentioned “There are standard apps.”. Schnuggles mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE40HU6900 on Amazon “Apparently the TV will learn your habits and your frequent apps so you have easy access”. Spongebob said “Amazing amount of apps available for this TV”.

Eight customers thought it was good for watching on demand TV. Les Williams wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon “Using iplayer is also a joy with excellent picture”. B. Smyth said three years ago “It seems more integrated than previous versions and as of this review, all the usual suspects are present - Amazon, Netflix and BBC”. Christopher J. Cowen mentioned on Amazon “Some of the apps this TV features is Hulu Plus, YouTube, Netflix, Facebook”.

Five owners who purchased the product mentioned that it had great smart functions. Bigal gave it a rating of 7 stars and said on Amazon “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!”. Ibraar 'le Saracen' mentioned “The smart features are easily accessed” in their review of the Samsung UE40HU6900 and scored it 7 stars.

Three customers who bought this TV considered that it was good for watching Freeview TV. 43emz rated it 7 stars and wrote “The picture on the built in Freeview HD is stunning, you can see every detail”. Ian Wantling mentioned on Amazon “Via the built in FreeView and Freesat HD tuners” in his review of the Samsung UE40HU6900.

One person who purchased this TV thought it was good for recording TV.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The UE40HU6900 supports screen mirroring, as do most of the other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Timeshift

The Samsung UE40HU6900 supports timeshift. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also support timeshift.

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Supports Internet TV

The UE40HU6900 supports internet TV, as do most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Smart TV

The UE40HU6900 supports Smart TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also support Smart TV.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UE40HU6900 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung UE55JU7500 (£629.99), or the Panasonic TX-40AX630 (£639.09) which both of have better reviews.

Other TVs which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Sony KD-49X8307 (£629.99).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE40HU6900 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE40HU6900 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Performance

Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The UE40HU6900 does not feature local dimming, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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Has a Game Mode

The UE40HU6900 has a game mode. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also have a game mode.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE40HU6900 supports BD Wise. Most of the other TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV also support BD Wise.

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Features Voice Control

The Samsung UE40HU6900 features voice control. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV also feature voice control.

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Features Extended PVR

The UE40HU6900 features extended PVR, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The UE40HU6900 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The UE40HU6900 supports smartphones being used as a remote. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE40HU6900 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as this television also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Samsung UE40HU6900 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The UE40HU6900 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Audio

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Samsung UE40HU6900 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Good Sound Quality

Thirty-one owners who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had good sound quality. Martinrg said “It sounds crystal clear” in their review of this TV and gave it a rating of 6 stars. Three years ago Max wrote on Amazon “Overall it has a fantastic picture (from digital to HD to 3D) and has a good sound for such a small TV” in his review of the Samsung UE40HU6900. Mr Peter Wright wrote also three years ago “Sound could be better”.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue40hu6900uxxh, samsung 8806086123884, samsungtv ue40hu6900, ue40hu6900dxzt, ue40hu6900s
Barcodes 08806086115384, 08806086123860, 08806086123884, 08806086123969, 08806086126793, 08806086134538, 08806086148771, 08806086150194, 08806086156233

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