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Samsung UE42F5000
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Samsung UE42F5000

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42" 49.4mm Mar 2013
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10 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

Trusted Reviews and Avforums.com both endorse this mid-size TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

In addition, Hdtvtest.co.uk conluded that they would highly recommend this Samsung TV and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com who said it was terrific.

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Good User Reviews

On average, based on 674 user reviews this TV has an overall user rating of 87%.

Good Brand

On average Samsung mid-size TVs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs built by Samsung.

Reasonably Priced

One Samsung UE42F5000 owner wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE42F5000 was good value for money. Three years ago Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “The Samsung UNF5000AF series of HDTVs deliver good image quality at a reasonable price” in their Samsung UE42F5000 review and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

One person thought it was a bargain for the price. Three years ago expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their review of this TV “It still manages a 100Hz edge LED picture system for its staggeringly cheap £399 price tag, bu”.

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Good High Def TV

A number of people who reviewed the product concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “You do, however, get an HDTV that delivers a sharp picture with a high contrast ratio, relatively dark bl”.

Robust

One Samsung UE42F5000 reviewer who purchased this TV wrote that it was reliable. Techradar.com said on expert review site Techradar “Samsung TVs of all prices are usually very reliable.” in their review of this TV.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE42F5000 was well made. Four years ago expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote “The Samsung UE32F5000 is a brilliant little HDTV, delivering deep blacks, accurate pictures, good screen uniformity and solid standard-def processing” in their review of this TV.

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Good Product Quality

One customer thought the Samsung UE42F5000 was good quality.

Good Size

One Samsung UE42F5000 owner wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE42F5000 was thin. Four years ago Hdtvtest.co.uk said “Compared to last year's EH5000, its chassis is slimmer; colours are more accurate;”.

Good Picture Quality

One Samsung UE42F5000 reviewer who bought the Samsung UE42F5000 considered that it had good picture quality. One customer said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation.

1080p Supported Video Modes

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

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11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and PC Mag this television has an average expert rating of 69 out of 100.

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Inferior Technical Features

One Samsung UE42F5000 owner reckoned that it did not have good features. Cnet.com said in their review of the Samsung UE42F5000 on expert review site CNET.com “Beyond its "dumb" feature set and lack of inputs” however they rated it 70 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UE42F5000, the UE42F5000 does not have a wi-Fi.

Other televisions which also have a wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the UE40H6470[pl_2233881_price], or the UE46F8000[pl_2149163_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the UE42F5000 does not support smart TV.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a smart TV and we think the LG 47LM960[plb_1277857_price], the Panasonic TX-40AS640[plb_2232477_price], or the Samsung UE46F6400[plb_2149162_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The UE42F5000 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the UE32H6470[pl_2205059_price], or the UE46C7000[pl_1661081_price] both from Samsung or the Panasonic TC-L47ET5[plb_403365_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of this age and spec do not have a built-in camera. The UE42F5000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera including the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most frequently found tuner type on mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UE42F5000 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the UE42F5000 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Samsung UE42F5000 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the UE42F5000. The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs of this type and age is 260Hz.

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Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The UE42F5000 is a two HDMI ports quantity television. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that were launched around the same time as the UE42F5000 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Samsung UE42F5000 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity television.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE42F5000

Running Costs Are Average

This mid-size TV is rated A for energy efficiency. The UE42F5000 is typical compared to the other 670 mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UE42F5000 is £95.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this spec and age. 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

Samsung released the UE42F5000 over four years ago.

Average Depth

The UE42F5000 has a relatively typical depth (49.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UE42F5000.

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Specification

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PC Audio in
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Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
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Audio Input for DVI
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PC in (D-Sub)
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4 Awards

reviewed.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

(14)
13 March 2014

Avforums.com

It's not too often, nowadays, that we get a close-up look to the manufacturer's lower-tiered TVs. When we do, it's perhaps a sign that a range is becoming end of line and there are there is... Read more…

29 January 2014

The UE42F5000 sacrifices online functionality in favour of giving you the highest picture quality bang for your minimal (£400!) buck...

Trusted Reviews

23 January 2014

The Samsung UNF5000AF series of HDTVs deliver good image quality at a reasonable price but you don't get much in the way features...

21 January 2014

The Samsung UNF5000AF series of HDTVs deliver good image quality at a reasonable price but you don't get much in the way features...

8 January 2014

Samsung TVs of all prices are usually very reliable, but the UE42F5000 is an exception; endemic motion blur, poor contrast and LED light leakage make this a great argument for spending more ? or...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 29 May 2013 by Dave M
(Verified Purchase)

First of all, why did I buy this particular television and not one of the many others in this size / price range? There are several reasons: - the reviews about quality were very positive - I have... Read more…

Reviewed 11 April 2013 by Andy
(Verified Purchase)

This is the new and improved version of the EH5000, I have never seen the old model in action but the F5000 is supposed to have a much better video specification, apart from this the technical... Read more…

Reviewed 1 May 2013 by Elliott

If you're looking for a non-3D tv then this is your perfect option! Fantastic picture quality and a great price. I was tempted by 'SMART' tv but I soon discovered that they're fairly pointless if... Read more…

Reviewed 10 July 2013 by A Newman
(Verified Purchase)

Bought it a few weeks ago, got my mac and my xbox hooked up to it. Looks absolutely amazing. So very easy to set up. Lots of different visual settings to tinker with, so you can get an ideal... Read more…

Reviewed 16 June 2013 by Richard Bevan

I totally love this TV. I didn't buy this as my main tv (I have a Panasonic THX plasma in the lounge) but after seeing it next to the Plasma I'm tempted to keep this tv for the lounge. The picture... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £92.94
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £94.77
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung UE42F5000uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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0.47T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.47 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 ue42f5000, ue42f5000a, ue42f5000aw, ue42f5000awxxc, samsung ue42f5000, samsung ue42f5000a, samsung ue42f5000ak
Barcodes 00806085437951, 08806085425415, 08806085425569, 08806085430648, 08806085437951, 08806085446526, 08806085481206, 08806085492868

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