Samsung UE40EH5300 40-inch Full HD 1080p Smart LED TV, Wi-Fi Ready £399.99 @ Amazon
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Samsung UE40EH5300 40-inch Full HD 1080p Smart LED TV, Wi-Fi Ready £399.99 @ Amazon

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Found 24th Sep 2012
Brand new 40-inch Samsung LED Smart TV. Not 3D, but who really cares about one extra measly dimension?

Was £450+ last week:
uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Sam…FXY

Product Features
Diagonal Size:40"
Energy Consumption per Year:80 kWh
Series:5 Series
Width:92.8 cm
Energy Class:Class A
Smart, vivid and affordable viewing
See vibrantly enhanced colour and detail
Enjoy a range of Smart Hub content and services
Add a camera kit and Skype chat in widescreen
Connect to other devices using HDMI inputs
Technical Details

Product:
LED
Series:
5 Series:
Video:
1920 x 1080 Resolution
Wide Colour Enhancer Plus
Digital Noise Filter
100 Clear Motion Rate
Connectivity:
3 HDMI
2 USB
Headphone x 1
Audio:
Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse
SRS TheatreSound
Dts 2.0+Digital Out
10W x 2 Sound Output (RMS)
Down Firing + Full Range
Auto Volume Leveler
Smart Convenience:
ConnectShare™ Movie
Smart Phone Remote supported
WiFi Direct Ready (please note that a WiFi adapter, available separately, is required)
Wireless LAN Adapter Ready
Game Mode
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
29 European Languages
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37 Comments
This week it's £399 for those on mobile site.
reviews?
Price & seller added to title, it helps those viewing in text only & mobile users... thanks for posting.
does this have VGA port (Need to connect an old laptop - that doesn't have a HDMI out) ??
£40 extra for wi-fi dongle...
DuffRulez

does this have VGA port (Need to connect an old laptop - that doesn't … does this have VGA port (Need to connect an old laptop - that doesn't have a HDMI out) ??


Ordered will get lead from the Bay

Thanks

From Amazon website:

The EH5300 SMART TV offers superb Full HD picture quality, plus … The EH5300 SMART TV offers superb Full HD picture quality, plus integrated FREEVIEW HD and SMART functionality.

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From Amazon website:



TechSpec
I think a representative review from Amazon buyer:

This review is from: Samsung UE40EH5300 Full HD 1080p Smart LED TV, Wi-Fi Ready (New for 2012) (Electronics)
Just to be clear, the TV side of this model is excellent with pin sharp clarity and a nice bright display. The built in Freeview HD tunes in easily and reception on all the stations I have tried is excellent. So far so good.

It's when you come to explore the Smart TV functions that you may be disappointed. I connected the TV to my home Ethernet network by cable. Initially, BBC I-Player didn't work, but after downloading an update (automatic) this started to function and now works well. A web browser gives access to the Internet but text entries can only be made using an on screen keyboard, selecting each individual letter using the arrow keys and pressing OK on the TV remote control. This is painfully slow and you can forget any notion of writing or replying to emails via the TV. Updating your Facebook page or using Twitter is near impossible.

To remedy this, I enquired of Samsung Customer Service Centre whether I could buy a Wireless Keyboard to go with my model and was told unequivocally by e-mail that the VG-KBD1000 keyboard would work with my TV. Unfortunately, this turns out to be untrue. The VG-KBD1000 does not work with the UE40EH5300 despite the keyboard being advertised as 'an accessory for Smart TV'. This should mean that the keyboard will work with any Smart TV.. and I went to the trouble of asking Samsung first!

Many of the remaining Smart features involve signing up with a monthly fee, for example for Netflix or Lovefilm. Samsung Family Story seems to be a Facebook-like application, but I don't really understand how anyone could use it effectively without a keyboard. You Tube on TV seems worthwhile though.

I have managed to link my TV to the Shared Folder on my main computer and to the Shared Folder on my netbook via the Wi-Fi Dongle (which does work). This lets you access and play shared media. Viewing photos and running a slide show works nicely.

It is frustrating that I can see the potential of some of the Smart functions/applications but can't really use or explore them properly because text entry is so slow.

In my latest email from Samsung it was suggested that a third party wired keyboard might work. From searching on the Internet, I think this is almost certainly a non-starter. To get a keyboard to work through a USB connection requires a software driver and there is no way of installing this on the TV.

If I had known all of this, I might have shelled out for a model with a higher spec including bluetooth and then I would have been a happy bunny. However, I didn't and I'm not.
Regarding the last points in the review above about the keyboard entry being slow: there are official and third party remote controller apps for ipad, iphone and android phones (and tablets) - on the reviews for those they often comment that text entry is quicker than using the supplied remote. So if you are concerned about text entry issues via the remote control one of those apps might be better (if you have a compatible phone or tablet, of course )
One of the other Amazon reviews mentions a Logitech keyboard that is compatible - the Logitech K400 which is £28.80 on Amazon - £40 cheaper than the Samsung keyboard!
DuffRulez

Ordered will get lead from the BayThanks



Be careful as you can't just plug a va to hdmi lead in. It doesn't work. You need a converter which cost about £15
Great TV - I love mine.

But, beware "WiFi Direct Ready (please note that a WiFi adapter, available separately, is required)"

Adapter costs £80 when I tried to get one. Cheaper solution is to run a cable from your modem direct to the TV.
Fattest LED I've ever seen
wasn't this TV £300 a week ago with two diffrent sellers? Rob

asm8021 minutes ago #12ReplyReportLikeIgnoreGreat TV - I love mine.But, … asm8021 minutes ago #12ReplyReportLikeIgnoreGreat TV - I love mine.But, beware "WiFi Direct Ready (please note that a WiFi adapter, available separately, is required)"Adapter costs £80 when I tried to get one. Cheaper solution is to run a cable from your modem direct to the TV.



Bought my wifi adapter in mid-June...
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£80? - C'mon, this is HUKD!

Is this the 2011 or 2012 one?
SirHazman

Is this the 2011 or 2012 one?



It does say new for 2012 on it, so your guess is as good as mine
StolenDiagram

It does say new for 2012 on it, so your guess is as good as mine


Don't be a knob all your life.
SirHazman

Don't be a knob all your life.



That's rich!
StolenDiagram

That's rich!


The tv? I know!!! Very expensive.
SirHazman

The tv? I know!!! Very expensive.



Come on kids play nice eh!
Shame it only comes with 1 year warranty... so tempted,but would like at least 3 year warranty
I'm currently looking for a TV with this sort of spec at this sort of price, thought it may interest someone to compare this to the ES5500 which goes for about £499. On the EH5300 you don't get Personal Video Recorder, Time Shift, Remote User Interface, RVI

samsung.com/uk/…XXU

Is any of that important?
I bought the 40EH5000 earlier this year for £346, the picture and sound are fantastic, I watch a lot of football and other fast moving sports in HD and the fact it isn't 200hz has absolutely no negative effect to me, it copes really well with fast panning and I can't see any smearing, also you can plug your portable hard drive into its USB socket and it'll play absolutely anything, copes fine with 1080p MKVs with DTS audio. Has excellent 24p mode.
I think this is the exact same TV as the EH5000 with added smart functionality and I'd wholeheartedly recommend it.
Edited by: "mikeyfive" 24th Sep 2012
Does this have freeview?
rbsjp

Does this have freeview?

Yes it is, just click on the link and it tells you all about it. Hope this helps
My freesat box is on the blink. Ordered this tv yesterday ordered wifi dongle too for £24.71 it's now gone up to £31.30
preacher

Be careful as you can't just plug a va to hdmi lead in. It doesn't work. … Be careful as you can't just plug a va to hdmi lead in. It doesn't work. You need a converter which cost about £15



Thanks for the heads up

Could anyone recommend a VGA to HDMI converter - I need it so I can watch SkyGo via my work laptop on this new TV - Many Thanks
rbsjp

Does this have freeview?



I never understand why people, if genuinely interested, wont even bother to read the description, or comments, or click through to the link, before asking stupid questions like this????
Keeping my eyes peeled for the 55'' one.
Nice TV but...... the Apps as mentioned are to be brutally Honest - a waste of time except iPlayer.... most of the other stuff is well rubbish and costly.....How many versions of Love Film Net Flix etc do you want to PAY for? and the rest of the Apps...Google Earth used to be here but heyb ho....guess what?.......its gone...

What really annoys me though is the Poor Rubbish & to be frank Inaccurate info from Samsung - when you can get through to them...

I enquiredn 12 months ago when the Apps for ITV CH4 CH5 etc would be available..... "oh sir they are coming....honest sir"..... Have Not and i do Not see them coming anytime soon! - pretty pointless if you like me want to catchup on TV like iplayer etc.....

I do understand although ive not seen anything that the newer versions do have a webbrowser so you could go straight to ITV Player etc....Mine has Not... oh and to the Guy in PC World Derby who told me (5 weeks ago) that the ITCPlayer App Was available...it is Not!!!!! miss information again.....

Overall the TV is good iplayer is ace but apart from that we still have to if we wanted to have this player that hard disk connescted to TV - very cumbersome! if we wanted to catchup etc.... My advice - look at spec - try it and see if you CAN go to itv player etc then at least you will have a decent tv....and Useful one...

Cheers Robbie J (not from Derby by the way)
Note to PennyPincher...... really?????
go for:
- 100 MHz
- Ethernet plug
- if you gonna use tv stand, thikness not imortant, for a wall hung, look somwere else
- dont care about 3d

All above what I missed in EH5000. So I think its time fir a transacton for me, thx.
How do you connect a Wii to this TV. It says HDMI and USB inputs, but the Wii output is via AV/Scart. And how do you get US Netflicks on it?
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