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Samsung UE46EH5300
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Samsung UE46EH5300

Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Best Buy
46" 100Hz Jul 2012
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Smart TV Release Date
You ll be able to enjoy online Smart Hub content and services, as well as widescreen Skype video chats with friends and family worldwide. Thanks to its HDMI inputs, you can also connect the TV to... More
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Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites endorsed this mid-size TV. The expert at Trusted Reviews gave this TV a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and the writer at Avforums.com gave it a "Best Buy" award and concluded it was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, CNET.co.uk, itproportal.com and avforums.com the average expert rating of this mid-size TV is 75 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Several Samsung UE46EH5300 owners reckoned that the product was good value for money. Five years ago expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their review “It certainly ticks plenty of boxes if you're looking for a highly affordable 46in TV for relatively casual viewing tha”. Itproportal.com wrote “Those of you after an affordable LED TV for day-to-day Blu-ray” in their review of the Samsung UE46EH5300. Itproportal.com also said “Affordable price tag”.

A number of Samsung UE46EH5300 reviewers who bought it wrote that it was cheap. Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Is just a touch too rough to make it an ideal budget family TV” in their Samsung UE46EH5300 review. Expert website Itproportal.com mentioned four years ago “The UE46EH5300 is a budget 46in LED set that comes equipped with a decent range of features” in their review of the Samsung UE46EH5300.

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Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Samsung has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other brands.

Good Picture Quality

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. One Samsung UE46EH5300 reviewer wrote that the product was good for playing games on.

Good Product Quality

A number of Samsung UE46EH5300 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung UE46EH5300 thought it was good quality. Five years ago Cnet.co.uk said in their review of this TV on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The UE46EH5300 offers strong HD picture quality and a stellar lineup of smart TV apps for a relatively modest price tag” and scored the product 70 out of 100. Itproportal.com said in their review of this TV “Strong sound quality” and rated it 4 stars. Expert website Avforums.com said “Samsung's ‘5' series of LED/LCD TVs have generally punched above their status and price-point, offering great picture quality”.

Good High Def TV

Two customers who bought it mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Itproportal.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE46EH5300 “Very crisp HD pictures”.

Good Technical Features

Some people who bought the Samsung UE46EH5300 considered that it had good features. Expert website Avforums.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned five years ago “An abundance of features and low latency for gamers making them excellent all-rounders” in their review of the Samsung UE46EH5300.

Good Sound Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality.

Supports Smart TV

The UE46EH5300 supports smart TV. Most of the other televisions that came out around the same time as the UE46EH5300 do not support smart TV.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available including the LG 47LM960, the Panasonic TX-40AS640, or the Samsung UN46F6400 which has better reviews.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

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

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13 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE46EH5300 was not heavy and bulky. Itproportal.com wrote “Chunky backend” in their Samsung UE46EH5300 review.

Poor Connectivity

One person who bought it thought it was not wifi compatible. Itproportal.com wrote “No builtin WiFi or 3D”.

Poor 3D Picture Quality

One customer considered that it did not have a good 3D picture quality.

Poor Design

One customer who bought it concluded that it was not rough. One Samsung UE46EH5300 owner who bought it considered that it was not a good design. Itproportal.com said in their review “Hugely chunky design” .

Inferior Standard Def TV

One Samsung UE46EH5300 owner who reviewed this TV mentioned that it was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Itproportal.com mentioned four years ago “Poor dark scene definition SD pictures” in their review of the Samsung UE46EH5300 yet they gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Poor Stand

One Samsung UE46EH5300 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it did not have a good stand. Itproportal.com mentioned “Stand doesn't swivel” in their review.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

Like most of the other TVs of this type and age, the UE46EH5300 does not have a wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also have a wi-Fi that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic TX-L32E30, or the Samsung UE48H6700 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most TVs that came out more than two years ago are not 3D. The Samsung UE46EH5300 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth considering include the UE32H6470, or the UE46C7000 both from Samsung.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UE46EH5300 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the UE46EH5300 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the UE46ES8000S, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most frequently found tuner type on mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE46EH5300 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the UE46EH5300 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

Mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UE46EH5300 have annual energy consumptions of between 0.22kWh and 620kWh. The Samsung UE46EH5300 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (91 kilowatt hours) amongst TVs of this age.

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Very Thick

The Samsung UE46EH5300 has one of the thickest depths (94.3 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age. The average depth of mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE46EH5300 is 61mm, and the depths range from 3.5mm to 100mm.

Televisions with a thicker depth that might be worth looking at include the UN32EH5000 (93.98mm), or the UN46EH5000 (94mm) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE46EH5300

Running Costs Are Average

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The average 5 year running cost of the UE46EH5300 is £102 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 670 mid-size TVs 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 the most commonly found HD type on TVs of this type 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 UE46EH5300 over four years ago.

Average High Frequency Rate

At 100 hertz, the UE46EH5300 has a fairly average high frequency rate compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age.

If this television high frequency rate is too slow for you then you might want to consider the UN40EH5000 (120Hz), the UE40F6400 (120Hz), or the UE40C8000 (200Hz) all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Full HD Display
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+)
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
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Teletext
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicators
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
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)

2 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Best Buy

Expert Reviews

(5)
10 March 2013

Its picture shortcomings will have hardcore home cinema fans running for the hills, but those of you after an affordable LED TV for day-to-day Blu-ray and TV viewing will find the UE46EH5300 a...

Mostly enjoyable pictures
Smart Hub
User interface
Broad lineup of online apps
Very crisp HD pictures
No builtin WiFi or 3D
Poor dark scene definition SD pictures
Chunky backend
Some motion blur
Standard definition images arent upscaled all that well
20 December 2012

The UE46EH5300 offers strong HD picture quality and a stellar lineup of smart TV apps for a relatively modest price tag. Its standard-definition performance, however, is just a touch too rough to...

5 December 2012

Avforums.com

Samsung's ?5' series of LED/LCD TVs have generally punched above their status and price-point, offering great picture quality, an abundance of features and low latency for gamers making them... Read more…

29 July 2012

While its shortcomings with dark scenes might stop the Samsung UE46EH5300 from being a particularly great option for serious movie fans, it certainly ticks plenty of boxes if you're looking for a...

Trusted Reviews

27 December 2012

Samsung Smart TV UE46EH5300 to model, który w okresie przed?wi?tecznym pojawi? si? na wielu billboardach w polskich miastach (w promocyjnej cenie w jednym ze sklepów na Ceneo ). Postanowili?my... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £99.35
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £101.18
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Energy Rating
0.5T
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 ue46eh5300, ue46eh5305, ue46eh5300p, ue46eh5300k, ue46eh5305k, ue46eh5300w, ue46eh5300wxxc, ue46eh5300wxzg, samsung p147011, samsung p147011p
Barcodes 08806071821191, 08806071821207, 08806071846965, 08806071850696, 08806071866031, 08806071885360, 08806071885377

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