Samsung UE40EH5300 40 Inch LED Smart TV + Samsung BD-E5300 Blu-Ray Player.  £499 @costco
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Samsung UE40EH5300 40 Inch LED Smart TV + Samsung BD-E5300 Blu-Ray Player. £499 @costco

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Found 23rd Jan 2013
think you have to be a member of costco to take advantage, which has a yearly fee. Sure someone will correct me if i'm wrong. Not bad for a 40" smart tv and blu ray player. oh and a 5 year warranty and delivery included, thanks to bb11 for that.
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Should boil this one!!
A surcharge of 5% (+VAT at the standard rate) will be added to total purchases made by non-Costco UK members.
Yes you need to be a member but you can join for £12 + vat if you have a friend who is already a member

Don't forget this includes delivery to your door and 5 year warranty!

A surcharge of 5% (+VAT at the standard rate) will be added to total … A surcharge of 5% (+VAT at the standard rate) will be added to total purchases made by non-Costco UK members.



Truly Great Marketing...This would really inspire me to join.......NOT!!!
Costco is awesome, you will save the first years membership cost in your first visit. Highly recommend them, the TV's good too but get a 7000 or 8000 series if you can stretch to it as the screens are incredible. Here's Which? 's review for your perusal peeps.




If you're really not fussed about 3D, the Samsung UE40EH5300 has the features you might expect from a high-end Samsung TV at a lower price. Can this 40-inch set also deliver the goods on picture quality? We found out.

Our test results were slightly disappointing. The Samsung is only average in terms of pictures and sound. Samsung's Smart TV features are as good as ever, and it's a very easy TV to use, but it can't match our Best Buys.
What is it?

This slimline LED-backlit 40-inch TV has a Freeview HD tuner and Smart TV features. You have to do without featres such as 3D and built-in wi-fi, but this is reflected in a very affordable price.
What's the picture quality like?

Picture quality is good, but not great. HD films and programmes keep clarity high and noise low, but there's an odd magenta tint, some smearing when objects move too fast, and you might have problems seeing detail in lighter areas of the picture. The same issues crop up with programmes form the built-in Freeview HD tuner, while SD programmes from a DVD player are noisy too.
What about the sound?

The sound from this TV is perfectly satisfactory, but again nothing special. It's a big sound, with some detail, but the low end of the spectrum is a bit thumpy with uneven the tone, and clarity could be better. It's also quite a thin sound, that struggles to fill the breadth of the room.
Is there anything else I should look out for?

Finding the headphone socket can be tricky, and the remote control isn't perfectly designed, with key buttons a little too low down for comfort. And while Samsung does a better job than, say, LG or Toshiba in providing instructions for its Smart TV features, they're still a bit disjointed. It can be hard to know exactly where to look.

Oddly for a Samsung set, the two USB ports will play files from memory sticks or hard disks, but there are no PVR capabilities built in. With no built-in wi-fi, you'll either have to buy the optional USB adaptor or connect a cable between the TV and your router.
Is there anything else I should know?

The Samsung has an adequate set of connections, with three HDMI ports including one with an ARC audio output. This can save you messy cabling if you use a recent home cinema system or soundbar. We like Samsung's Smart TV line-up, which focuses on film and TV-streaming services rather than more gimmicky options, though there's a broad selection of those too. The apps are well presented and among the easiest to use. You can use this TV to browse the web, and even set up lists of approved sites to stop younger family members surfing where they shouldn't.

The EPG and Now and Next view are versatile and very usable, and this TV won't cost the earth to run.
Should I buy it?

You could do a lot worse, but while the Samsung gives you a lot of great features for not a huge amount of money, you can get more elsewhere.


Pros: Great Smart TV features, stylish design, easy to use

Cons: Average pictures and sound, no PVR capabilities or wi-fi
Just want to give my thoughts on this

I would suggest checking this forum out:

avsforum.com/t/1…ead

seems to be a 'panel lottery' on these TV's. they can come with 4 different types

I picked this model up last Thursday from Argos for £449.99 and it has come with a Sharp panel and suffers from motion blur. I am in two minds to return at the sec. According to the forum its not the worst you can get.

If it comes with a Samsung panel then that is the best you can get. You won't know what you got until you have set it up though and checked the service menu.

I have just come from a CRT and I do understand that LED's have motion blur - just seems a little excessive at the sec. Something to think about
bb11

Don't forget this includes delivery to your door and 5 year warranty!



This is a good price and Costco warranty/returns are second to none but I think you have to be a fully paid member throughout the warranty period. It's not a problem if you plan on shopping there but people signing up just to take advantage of this deal will be tied in for 5yrs
Edited by: "hamfist" 24th Jan 2013
This TV is routinely on Amazon for £400 (or sometimes a bit higher), and the Blu-Ray player for around £50. Combined total much less than £499...
wardmj1

agree with … agree with Johnstohttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-UE40EH5300-40-inch-1080p-Smart/dp/B007JURFXY - currently £432 http://www.tesco.com/direct/samsung-bd-e5300-blu-ray-player/763-0830.prd - £50



I'd rather pay £18 extra for the best 5 year warranty out there...
Why waste money on these cheap LCDs?(with LED backlight)

Get a decent Panasonic Plasma.
cburns

Truly Great Marketing...This would really inspire me to join.......NOT!!!



5% surcharge on this is £25 - just shy of the full membership fee.

Anyway, it's not about that, the surcharge is there to ensure fee paying members get justified benefits.
toonarmani

I'd rather pay £18 extra for the best 5 year warranty out there...


This ^^
I love Costco but their telly deals are not always that good imo- however the returns policy and customer service is outstanding, and the 5 year warranty can make an average deal into a good one.
I thought you had to be a buisinessman and registered with the government or something to join cash and currys also I heard they don't give you bags to stop anybody just shopping there.
very very average deal. the 6300 model was doing the rounds a fortnight ago for £449 (without BR but that's not worth much)
milko

I thought you had to be a buisinessman and registered with the government … I thought you had to be a buisinessman and registered with the government or something to join cash and currys also I heard they don't give you bags to stop anybody just shopping there.


No, you don't. However, you get a free Rogan Josh with every purchase.
This is the TV they can't sell - that's why it's on offer everywhere.
Costco offers Individual membership to: Chartered Architect, Optician, Pharmacist, Chartered Surveyor, Qualified Accountant, Solicitor/Barrister, Dentist, Magistrate/Advocate, Chartered/Civil Engineer OR anyone employed/retired from Banking/Finance, Civil Servant, Education, Fire/Rescue, Insurance, Local Government, Airline, Post Office, Police Force, Medical/Health Service

Well, that seems to be virtually anybody who's had a job in their life

Ordered and got delivered.
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