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Samsung UN40EH5000

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40" 120Hz Flat Jul 2012
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14 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

Experts rave about this TV and have given it five awards.

The reviewers at three expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this Samsung TV. Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Techradar.com/au/ all gave this television a "Recommended" award.

An other two expert review sites both thought that this TV was good. The writer at CNET.co.uk said that this mid-size TV was excellent and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and the expert at Avforums.com gave it a "Best Buy" award and decided it would make a great purchase.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this television is 84% based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, CNET.co.uk and whathifi.com. Experts think this TV is one of the better televisions of this spec and age.

Reasonably Priced

Five Samsung UN40EH5000 owners wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said in their review of this TV “Unlike a certain other Korean brand, Samsung doesn't seem shy this year about letting us check out its cheap TV models as well as its high-end efforts”. Techradar.com said on expert website Techradar four years ago “To deliver good picture quality as cheaply as humanly possible” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Techradar.com also wrote “From the outside the only hint that it's a cheap set comes from its startlingly chunky rear end; from the front it looks a match for many mid-range sets”.

Some customers considered that it was good value for money. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “Let's look at the evidence - kicking off with its genuinely remarkable price” in their Samsung UN40EH5000 review. Three years ago Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote “Very affordable” in their review of this TV. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com also wrote “Ridiculously good value”.

One Samsung UN40EH5000 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was cheap. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “You'll struggle to find a better budget TV t” in their review of the Samsung UN40EH5000.

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Good Picture Quality

A few customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had good picture quality. One Samsung UN40EH5000 owner who purchased this TV reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Expert website Itproportal.com said “Punchy, with bold, natural colours and sharp detail.”.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UN40EH5000 was good quality. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site CNET.co.uk four years ago “Strong sound and excellent picture quality (once you've fiddled with the picture options) make the Samsung UE32EH5000 a cracking budget TV”. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said “Great picture quality” in their Samsung UN40EH5000 review. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com also said “Good allround picture quality”.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Samsung is one of the better rated TV manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Samsung also has good ratings for its mid-size TVs.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of Samsung UN40EH5000 owners wrote in their reviews that this TV had good sound quality.

Easy to Use

Some Samsung UN40EH5000 owners who purchased the Samsung UN40EH5000 concluded that it was easy to use. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com rated it 78 out of 100 and said “User interface is easy to use” in their review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of Samsung UN40EH5000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ said in their Samsung UN40EH5000 review “Best TVs to buy 10 best 32-inch TVs 10 best 37-inch TVs 13 best 42-inch TVs 12 best 3D TVs The Samsung 32EH5000's main attraction isn't a complicated one”.

Good High Def TV

Two Samsung UN40EH5000 reviewers reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Gadgetreview.com wrote “Marshal Rosenthal 4.0 5.0 The Samsung UN32EH5000 32-inch LED HDTV displays a bright, evenly lit” in their review of the Samsung UN40EH5000. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said “Gracias a la tecnologa White Color Enhancer Plus, los colores se aprecian ms brillantes y hacen del Full HD una verdadera experiencia visual” in their review.

Good Technical Features

Some Samsung UN40EH5000 reviewers reckoned that it had good features. Televisioninfo.com wrote “We found these two TVs to be very comparable, both offering a high-performing, basic display, stripped of advanced features like 3D images, internet connectivity”. Five years ago expert website Techmagnifier.com wrote “The features are adequate in it”.

Robust

One Samsung UN40EH5000 reviewer who bought the product concluded that it was well made. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said “Solid sound” in their review of this TV.

1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on TVs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Samsung UN40EH5000 is more than most TVs of this type and age. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems ATSC are also supported by this Samsung TV.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UN40EH5000 was not heavy and bulky. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned “Chunky chassis” in their Samsung UN40EH5000 review.

Poor Design

One person wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UN40EH5000 was not good looking.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the UN40EH5000, the UN40EH5000 does not have a wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a wi-Fi and we think the Samsung UE46F8000 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

The Samsung UN40EH5000 does not support smart TV, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN40EH5000 also do not support smart TV.

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the UN40EH5000 are not 3D. The UN40EH5000 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The UN40EH5000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UE40F7000 which is also higher rated.

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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 TVs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions that were launched around the same time as the UN40EH5000 do not feature OLED technology. The Samsung UN40EH5000 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Thick

The UN40EH5000 has a fairly thick depth (93 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UN40EH5000. The thinnest depth of TVs that were released more than two years ago is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm.

Other televisions with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the LOEWE Xelos 40 (£995.00) (65mm).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN40EH5000

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec televisions that were released 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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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this mid-size TV was released.

Average High Frequency Rate

At 120 hertz, the Samsung UN40EH5000 has a fairly standard high frequency rate compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years.

If you want a TV with a faster high frequency rate then you might also want to consider the Sony KDL-46HX853 (200Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Full HD Display
Screen Format Adjustments
Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD-Ready
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
RF Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Modes
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Card Reader Integrated
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Wide Color Enhancer
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card

5 Awards

techradar.com/au/ Recommended CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Best Buy

Expert Reviews

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20 November 2014

The UN46EH5000 LED TV is a direct replacement of the F5000 series from last year. This is a basic unit that covers most of the big areas of import. Price/Value is the main focus of this model and... Read more…

Powerful edgelit LED lighting makes bright and colorful images that are best from front and center
1080p resolution
Priced to Move
Value
Punchy picture
Off center viewing is plagued by color and contrast degradation
60Hz refresh rate doesn't handle judder sports programing and gaming as well as a 120Hz TV
Sound quality is flat and hollow sounding, but volume isn't an issue
Black detail could be better
No smart features
12 September 2013

Chances are, this set will be used in a second room ? and second rooms are where people tend to catch up on programmes they've missed. It's not a big thing, but the inclusion of BBC iPlayer at...

22 March 2013

Strong sound and excellent picture quality (once you've fiddled with the picture options) make the Samsung UE32EH5000 a cracking budget TV. It may lack fancy extras like smart TV features and 3D...

CNET.co.uk

6 March 2013

It's hard to understand how Samsung can sell the UE32EH5000 for so little. From the outside the only hint that it's a cheap set comes from its startlingly chunky rear end; from the front it looks...

Techradar

6 March 2013

Best TVs to buy 10 best 32-inch TVs 10 best 37-inch TVs 13 best 42-inch TVs 12 best 3D TVs The Samsung 32EH5000's main attraction isn't a complicated one: it's all about the price, plain and...

Techradar.com/au/

15 February 2013

Given that you can buy it for under £300 online, the UE32EH5000?s assured picture performance comes as something of a surprise. Its images are bright and punchy, with bold, natural colours and...

24 January 2013

Avforums.com

The Samsung UE32EH5000 is hardly the most heralded of TVs from the Korean giant. It has no headline making features nor a snazzy design that will attract much attention. In fact, if Samsung made a... Read more…

19 December 2012

For the second year running, it?s only around this time in December ? when most of the TVs have been covered and the gongs awarded ? that we get around to reviewing an entry-level offering from... Read more…

19 December 2012

Marshal Rosenthal 4.0 5.0 The Samsung UN32EH5000 32-inch LED HDTV displays a bright, evenly lit and...

26 October 2012

Despite its lack of Smart TV and DLNA features, it's pretty difficult to see how you could reasonably expect the 32EH5000 to be much better than it is, for the simple reason that its picture...

Trusted Reviews

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers un40eh5000, un40eh5000f, un40eh5000fx, un40eh5000fxz, un40eh5000fxzx, un40eh5000fxza, samsung un40eh5000
Barcodes 00036725236622, 00770332087559, 08806071800172, 08806071800189

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