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The Samsung UE40c5100 brings together the benefits of LED backlighting and Samsung's expert picture processing, at a highly affordable price.
With its combination of Hyper Real and LED technology, this Samsung LED TV has the amazing realism that Samsung LED TVs have become renowned for. Thanks to the LED backlighting, the UE40C5100 boasts a superb contrast ratio. Added to this is Samsung's unique Wide Colour Enhancer Plus. This analyzes each pixel and stretches them to give the most realistic colour possible. Also standard is 100 Clear Rate Motion. This gives super-smooth motion with clear images, even during the fastest moving of sports events or action films. In terms of realism, smoothness of motion and sheer believability, Samsung LED technology continues to impress.
Living up to such an awesome visual experience was never going to be easy for the onboard audio system and so it proves it can't match the encapsulating picture. More than ever for a TV like this, you really need to get a separate AV system to match. That said, the built-in woofer goes some way to negating the "tinny" effect of placing speakers inside such a slim TV. There's also a reasonably powerful amplifier built-in and Dolby Digital Plus decoding.
As impressive as the picture is on this 40 inch LED Samsung TV, it's good to see that they haven't left it at that. In terms of connectivity, the UE40C5100 has everything needed to be at the heart of a home cinema system. All Share, via a DLNA connection (standard Ethernet or optional wi-fi), lets you connect up to your home hub from where you can share music, video and photo files from PC, laptop or NAS (Network Attached Storage) system. The more traditional connections are well covered by this Samsung TV, too. Twin USB connections let you play your digital pictures and videos from media device through TV. Then of course there're the 4 HDMI sockets for full connectivity with your home cinema system. Finished in a smart grey colour, the UE40c5100 is understated and the perfect match for most home cinema components.
With its super-thin depth of less than 30mm, the UE40c5100 showcases the other key benefit of LED TV.
For a brilliant picture with brilliant price to match, the Samsung UE40c5100 shines brightly.