Samsung UE40EH500 40" 1080p (full HD) Led TV £259 in store @ asda
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Samsung UE40EH500 40" 1080p (full HD) Led TV £259 in store @ asda

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Found 30th Jun 2013
Was at the marina asda in Brighton late yesterday and they had this TV marked as reduced from £319 to £259. Could be available at other stores but I couldn't see it online unfortunately so must be end of line now (no smart functionality). Depends on if you get lucky I guess, maybe worth ringing your local store if that's possible before making a trip!

Picture in first post. Specifications in 2nd post, thanks to DrAnonyman.

Cheapest I've seen this model - hope it helps someone.

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Original Poster

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Edited by: "delusion" 30th Jun 2013

Screen

1920 x 1080 Resolution
Wide Colour Enhancer Plus
Digital Noise Filter available
50 Clear Motion Rate

Connectivity

2 HDMI
1 USB
Headphone x 1
ConnectShare™ Movie
Game Mode available
1 Tuner PIP available
29 European Languages

Audio

Digital Dolby Plus / Dolby Pulse
SRS TheatreSound
Dts 2.0+Digital Out available
10W x 2 Sound Output (RMS)
Down Firing + Full Range
Auto Volume Leveller available

Box Contains

Remote Controller Model TM 1250
Batteries for remote control
Power Cable
User Manual
E-manual

Seems hot enough to me.

Ive got this TV and its well worth the money bt after 12 months mine has blacklined and the top part of the sceens goes all fuzzy - I have been searching the net for months and in the UK it doesnt seem like that common a problem so might just be that I am unlucky!

Currently looking for a TV to replace it with, might have been interested in this but going for 46" plus.

Gordybaillie

Ive got this TV and its well worth the money bt after 12 months mine has … Ive got this TV and its well worth the money bt after 12 months mine has blacklined and the top part of the sceens goes all fuzzy - I have been searching the net for months and in the UK it doesnt seem like that common a problem so might just be that I am unlucky! Currently looking for a TV to replace it with, might have been interested in this but going for 46" plus.



Have you tried contacting Samsung?

Gordybaillie

Ive got this TV and its well worth the money bt after 12 months mine has … Ive got this TV and its well worth the money bt after 12 months mine has blacklined and the top part of the sceens goes all fuzzy - I have been searching the net for months and in the UK it doesnt seem like that common a problem so might just be that I am unlucky! Currently looking for a TV to replace it with, might have been interested in this but going for 46" plus.



It could be LVDS cable problem, driver board or the panel itself. Does it happen on every input? If you're out of warranty, don't ship to any online repair service, take it to a local repair service and get a free quote.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 30th Jun 2013

Btw thanks OP. I'm looking for cheap TV as I might take up the Sky TV/Broadband offer when moving from O2. Ugh having to pay a TV licence though that's another stinger.

Is it HD ready or full HD?

Many thanks

[quote=Gordybaillie]Ive got this TV and its well worth the money bt after 12 months mine has blacklined and the top part of the sceens goes all fuzzy - I have been searching the net for months and in the UK it doesnt seem like that common a problem so might just be that I am unlucky!

Ring Samsung. I have 50 Inch Plasma, and the screen went black, outside of it 12 months warranty, gave them a call, and they arranged a engineer, and replaced the entire LCD at no cost! Worth the try!

Original Poster

It's full Hd, I've updated title.

Gordybaillie

Ive got this TV and its well worth the money bt after 12 months mine has … Ive got this TV and its well worth the money bt after 12 months mine has blacklined and the top part of the sceens goes all fuzzy - I have been searching the net for months and in the UK it doesnt seem like that common a problem so might just be that I am unlucky! Currently looking for a TV to replace it with, might have been interested in this but going for 46" plus.



Lines, bars and regional screen defects/distortions (problems not affecting the whole screen) are usually down to failing or failed tab bonds. These are flat flex bonded connections which cannot be repaired.

It’s quite a common problem.

freakstyler

Lines, bars and regional screen defects/distortions (problems not … Lines, bars and regional screen defects/distortions (problems not affecting the whole screen) are usually down to failing or failed tab bonds. These are flat flex bonded connections which cannot be repaired.It’s quite a common problem.



Yes although that's unknown at present time, since the TV hasn't been evaluated. Don't do it at home unless you have a clue what you're doing. Tab bonds can be repaired, depending on how long you want to spend on the TV. Samsung TVs are usually pretty simple to take apart. I do stress though that you shouldn't attempt any repairs by yourself unless you have some experience.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 30th Jun 2013

fishmaster

Btw thanks OP. I'm looking for cheap TV as I might take up the Sky … Btw thanks OP. I'm looking for cheap TV as I might take up the Sky TV/Broadband offer when moving from O2. Ugh having to pay a TV licence though that's another stinger.



by ur tv cash then they cant trace u for licence. Illegal to enter house without warrant and they dont go that far

I got one of these in January and it's ok for watching TV & blu-ray's/DVD's but it's terrible for gaming. I've got my PS3 connected to it and there is a horrible blue/purple motion blur if there is any fast movement. It's 10 times worse if there is a lot of orange on the screen too (First mission in COD Black Ops 2 or any torch lit areas in Skyrim).

I'm actually thinking about getting rid of mine before I get a PS4

Original Poster

wee_snoop

I got one of these in January and it's ok for watching TV & … I got one of these in January and it's ok for watching TV & blu-ray's/DVD's but it's terrible for gaming. I've got my PS3 connected to it and there is a horrible blue/purple motion blur if there is any fast movement. It's 10 times worse if there is a lot of orange on the screen too (First mission in COD Black Ops 2 or any torch lit areas in Skyrim).I'm actually thinking about getting rid of mine before I get a PS4



Did you try the game mode too? Try a new cable or the other hdmi slot. That shouldn't happen if everything is working correctly.
Edited by: "delusion" 30th Jun 2013

thankshotdeals

by ur tv cash then they cant trace u for licence. Illegal to enter house … by ur tv cash then they cant trace u for licence. Illegal to enter house without warrant and they dont go that far



Sky would be fitting the dish and equipment so they will inform TVL anyway.

fishmaster

Yes although that's unknown at present time, since the TV hasn't been … Yes although that's unknown at present time, since the TV hasn't been evaluated. Don't do it at home unless you have a clue what you're doing. Tab bonds can be repaired, depending on how long you want to spend on the TV. Samsung TVs are usually pretty simple to take apart. I do stress though that you shouldn't attempt any repairs by yourself unless you have some experience.



Didn’t think they could be repaired properly? The old rubber strip technique never really lasts or most of the time doesn’t work speaking from experience.

Has asda labeled this wrong? the tag in the photo says ue40eh500 but when I look for reviews all that comes up is ue40eh 5000. Ta.

freakstyler

Didn’t think they could be repaired properly? The old rubber strip t … Didn’t think they could be repaired properly? The old rubber strip technique never really lasts or most of the time doesn’t work speaking from experience.



You can use gap pads or even sponge with electrical tape, it doesn't work if the damage is too much.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 30th Jun 2013

freakstyler

Lines, bars and regional screen defects/distortions (problems not … Lines, bars and regional screen defects/distortions (problems not affecting the whole screen) are usually down to failing or failed tab bonds. These are flat flex bonded connections which cannot be repaired.It’s quite a common problem.



The flat flex cable sits behind the bezel at the bottom of the screen. Any water from small splashes, window cleaner or damp cloth drip down and collect at the cable/ bezel causing it to rust

tan159

The flat flex cable sits behind the bezel at the bottom of the screen. … The flat flex cable sits behind the bezel at the bottom of the screen. Any water from small splashes, window cleaner or damp cloth drip down and collect at the cable/ bezel causing it to rust



Most of the time they just fail because they were not manufactured properly.

I live in Brighton but already have this TV. Got it in 2011 from amazon only £310 ex demo model. Fantastic TV.

Hasn't got free view tho.

delusion

Did you try the game mode too? Try a new cable or the other hdmi slot. … Did you try the game mode too? Try a new cable or the other hdmi slot. That shouldn't happen if everything is working correctly.



Yeah, it does look a bit better on game mode but the motion blur still happens. Tried various HDMI cables and both hdmi slots on the tv.

It seems to be a common problem with this tv as a lot of other people have reported the same thing. Something to do with the panels used.

necrocrypt

Has asda labeled this wrong? the tag in the photo says ue40eh500 but when … Has asda labeled this wrong? the tag in the photo says ue40eh500 but when I look for reviews all that comes up is ue40eh 5000. Ta.



Yes, it should be 5000

wee_snoop

Yeah, it does look a bit better on game mode but the motion blur still … Yeah, it does look a bit better on game mode but the motion blur still happens. Tried various HDMI cables and both hdmi slots on the tv.It seems to be a common problem with this tv as a lot of other people have reported the same thing. Something to do with the panels used.



Motion Blur effect when gaming >

youtube.com/wat…oTM

Read these comments (would be interested to know if you've tried the suggestions) >

"Kris Reynolds 7 months ago
Ive got this TV and the blur and lag are NOWHERE near this bad if you actually bother to set the TV up properly. Take off the extra processing etc and switch to "Just Scan" mode from a HDMI input from either the 360 or PS3 so the TV is doing zero scaling, and the lag is virtually gone.
This TV is fantastic for gaming. I spent weeks researching different sets before deciding on this one and i dont regret it. You just gotta research setting them up properly which this guy obviously didnt"

"Kris Reynolds 3 months ago
There is a Just Scan option on this TV. And this option makes all the difference to the TV when it comes to games. In picture options where you have the option of selecting 16/9 or 4/3, zoomed etc there is an option for Just Scan. This is only available if you are connecting from HDMI. If you dont have this option, then your TV or firmware is faulty. Im in 100% agreement that the post processing on this TV isnt up to much. But thats what you get for a £450 TV. Turn on Just Scan and see"
Edited by: "fishmaster" 30th Jun 2013

Fantastic deal if you can find one. Tried 7 stores "around" Coventry including Stratford upon avon, Brum etc and no one had stock. Walsgrave coventry has a display model but non in stock.

Gordybaillie

Ive got this TV and its well worth the money bt after 12 months mine has … Ive got this TV and its well worth the money bt after 12 months mine has blacklined and the top part of the sceens goes all fuzzy - I have been searching the net for months and in the UK it doesnt seem like that common a problem so might just be that I am unlucky! Currently looking for a TV to replace it with, might have been interested in this but going for 46" plus.



Take it back to where you bought it from, they are required to repair or replace it under EU Law if it doesn't last two years.

I owned this TV for a few months before I sent it back, no matter how I adjusted the settings the picture always looked ropey and motion blurring/ghosting was always a problem as well as choppy motion.

If you feed this TV anything less than a very good HD source the reproduction will be terrible, SD TV & DVD were virtually unwatchable.

Judging by all the glowing reviews for this TV perhaps the one I had was an exception, who knows, good luck!




I bought this last year for £400 and its a brilliant TV can't fault it,the picture quality is really good,and the kids use it for playing games with the x box no problems at all.

fishmaster

Motion Blur effect when gaming … Motion Blur effect when gaming >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV-lTt5toTMRead these comments (would be interested to know if you've tried the suggestions) >"Kris Reynolds 7 months agoIve got this TV and the blur and lag are NOWHERE near this bad if you actually bother to set the TV up properly. Take off the extra processing etc and switch to "Just Scan" mode from a HDMI input from either the 360 or PS3 so the TV is doing zero scaling, and the lag is virtually gone.This TV is fantastic for gaming. I spent weeks researching different sets before deciding on this one and i dont regret it. You just gotta research setting them up properly which this guy obviously didnt""Kris Reynolds 3 months agoThere is a Just Scan option on this TV. And this option makes all the difference to the TV when it comes to games. In picture options where you have the option of selecting 16/9 or 4/3, zoomed etc there is an option for Just Scan. This is only available if you are connecting from HDMI. If you dont have this option, then your TV or firmware is faulty. Im in 100% agreement that the post processing on this TV isnt up to much. But thats what you get for a £450 TV. Turn on Just Scan and see"



There is no 'Just Scan' option and since I've had the tv I've updated the firmware 3 times to the latest version each time and have never seen it.

In 'screen adjustment' there is a 'screen fit' option instead of picking 16:9 , 4:1 etc. I selected that and loaded up Black Ops 2 as the blur is always reallly noticable on the first mission due to the whole level being very orangey the whole way through. Been a while since I played it but the blur didn't seem as bad as I remember but it is still there. As I said , I read before that it's something to do with the panels used and it's basically just luck which one you get.

colintwd

I owned this TV for a few months before I sent it back, no matter how I … I owned this TV for a few months before I sent it back, no matter how I adjusted the settings the picture always looked ropey and motion blurring/ghosting was always a problem as well as choppy motion.If you feed this TV anything less than a very good HD source the reproduction will be terrible, SD TV & DVD were virtually unwatchable.Judging by all the glowing reviews for this TV perhaps the one I had was an exception, who knows, good luck!



You do get variations in which panels are used with some sets. Samsung do use bottom end chinese boards and panels for entry level LCD models.

If you look on repair sites you often see Samsung models listed with other low end brand models using the same power or logic boards etc and needing the same repair kits. Same is true of LG, Sony and even Panasonic now sadly. Again the Samsung brand means nothing at the bottom end of pricing.

ohmsupplies.co.uk/epa…T33

dinono10

Hasn't got free view tho.



Apparently this TV has a HD Freeview Tuner

I've got this TV (had it since the £299 Waitrose deal) and I think it's amazing. No input lag or motion blur on gaming, really good quality HD. SD is pretty much the same on all TVs - the £2k 55f8000 will look pretty average with SD programmes/films as well.

It took a bit of setting up but I've got the settings where I want them now, and I'm really pleased with it - for the money it's definitely worth it. I wouldn't say a £2k TV is 8x better than this.

Plus 10% employee discount for me

has anyone found this in other asda's ? don't want to go on a wild goose chase tomorrow

need a new TV quick as mine just gave up, hope this is in stock locally

Rang a few round Bolton and Manchester, none had it. They just had some new 39" Samsung for 400ish.

I was looking for TVs in Asda Milton Keynes yesterday there was no sign of the TV. I did see the Polaroid tat for £180 but that didn't tempt me.

jimbeckwith98

has anyone found this in other asda's ? don't want to go on a wild goose … has anyone found this in other asda's ? don't want to go on a wild goose chase tomorrow



I was looking for TVs in Asda Milton Keynes yesterday there was no sign of this TV. I did see the Polaroid tat for £180 ish but that didn't tempt me.

Me either...
This one or Sony kdl40r473a for 399 with free google player?

Gordybaillie

Ive got this TV and its well worth the money bt after 12 months mine has … Ive got this TV and its well worth the money bt after 12 months mine has blacklined and the top part of the sceens goes all fuzzy - I have been searching the net for months and in the UK it doesnt seem like that common a problem so might just be that I am unlucky! Currently looking for a TV to replace it with, might have been interested in this but going for 46" plus.


Notice how slowly all those optimistic posts about how you got 2 years warranty being in the EU all disappeared?
And yet, all the rest of Europe does get 2 years on most electronics. UK is special.
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