Samsung UE40EH5300 40" Smart LED TV @ Amazon - £479.99
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Samsung UE40EH5300 40" Smart LED TV @ Amazon - £479.99

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Found 30th May 2012
Looks like the best price for this new TV atm.
£529.99 @ Play
£597.00 @ Tesco
£599.99 @ Sainsbury's

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SMART Full HD LED TV A great picture, all the Smart features--and a great price

The EH5300 SMART TV offers superb Full HD picture quality, plus integrated FREEVIEW HD and SMART functionality. You’ll be able to enjoy online Smart Hub content and services, as well as widescreen Skype video chats with friends and family worldwide. Thanks to its HDMI inputs, you can also connect the TV to other devices and view their multimedia in high-definition. And, with Wide Colour Enhancer Plus, all your entertainment is delivered with detail and vibrancy.

Discover the ultimate Smart TV experience. The Samsung Smart Hub gives you access to a whole world of exclusive online entertainment including three NEW Exclusive Samsung signature services--Fitness, Kids and Family Story. Something for all the family, helping you exercise, keep children entertained while they learn, and share precious memories. With new apps being added constantly it means an ever-growing world of entertainment for your home.

More ways to WATCH--Whatyou want, when you want...Whether it’s a family movie, nonstop sport or a girlie night in, with Samsung SMART TV you can access video on demand services. They will learn your likes and recommend movie titles based on previous purchase history. Or catch up on your favourite TV shows with BBC iPlayer and other on demand services.

More ways to CHAT --Never miss a moment - stay in touch via Twitter, Facebook, Skype and Instant Messaging and create your own online commentary on the big game or favourite soap. You can even overlay it on your TV screen so you’ll never miss a moment of your favourite show.

More ways to SHARE--Can’t decide what to watch or want to view a specific subject? --Search ALL or the Web Browser and find content on any wirelessly connected devices--laptop / mobile / camera or the internet. An easy to use results screen will open, linked directly to the content you want to see. With new cloud based storage you can access and share this content with friends wherever you are in the world.

Enjoy a greater level of home entertainment realism than ever before. Thanks to a resolution twice as high as standard HD TVs, the Samsung EH5300TV delivers a breathtaking viewing experience that takes you beyond the screen into a world of total immersion. When you’ve seen the rich and vivid texture of Full HD images, your favourite TV programmes and movies will never be the same again. Discover a new reality with the full high definition experience.

Stay in touch with friends and family with the Skype app for Smart TV, available for free in the Samsung App store. Combined with the separately-sold Skype camera kit, it allows you to make high-quality widescreen video calls throughout the world at low rates or even free. You can create new Skype accounts, access existing ones and navigate using your TV’s remote control. (Skype camera sold separately )

With ConnectShare Movie, simply plug your USB memory drive into the TV and instantaneously enjoy movies, photos or music. Now, you can experience a wide variety of content in the comfort of your living room on your TV

With High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) inputs, the SamsungEH5300 TV will transform your living room into a multimedia entertainment centre. HDMI provides high-speed transmission of high definition digital data from multiple devices straight into your TV

Screen

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

Connectivity

3 HDMI
2 USB
Headphone x 1 ea.

Series

5 Series

Audio

Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse
SRS TheatreSound HD
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.TM1250
Batteries (for Remote Control).Yes
Mini Wall Mount Support.Yes
Vesa Wall Mount Support.Yes (200x200)
Power Cable.Yes
User manual.Yes
E-manual.Yes
Floor Stand Support.Yes
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92 Comments
Why is there a price comparison with Amazon? Isn't this a link to Amazon, and bought from Amazon?

EDIT - Thanks for changing it to Tescos.. was rather confusing before.
And also, that "facepalm" was all your own for misunderstanding me.
Edited by: "dewe3" 31st May 2012
dewe3

Why is there a price comparison with Amazon? Isn't this a link to Amazon, … Why is there a price comparison with Amazon? Isn't this a link to Amazon, and bought from Amazon?



It is not a price comparison "facepalm" but shows the price development on amazon...(_;)
Nice price, was looking at this one last night. Only issue I'd have is that I can't see any reviews for the set
hugodoswald

It is not a price comparison "facepalm" but shows the price development … It is not a price comparison "facepalm" but shows the price development on amazon...(_;)

I don't think he's talking about that "facepalm" , read the OP
Hmm, this AVSForum thread seems to suggest it has excellent picture quality marred by very poor viewing angle (30 degrees) and terrible motion blur (this is only a 60hz TV)

avsforum.com/avs…e=1
Built-in wifi is definitely a plus
Lovely lump of kit
Rhythm

Hmm, this AVSForum thread seems to suggest it has excellent picture … Hmm, this AVSForum thread seems to suggest it has excellent picture quality marred by very poor viewing angle (30 degrees) and terrible motion blur (this is only a 60hz TV)http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1406151&page=1



Do not believe the "100 Clear Motion Rate", it is Bovine Excrement of the highest order. I have a 5520 with same claim but motion is extremely poor.
Why so big from the side i thought the idea was to go slimmer

It would be better to pay £20 extra and go for the tv in the link below

amazon.co.uk/Son…ics
Edited by: "Borat" 30th May 2012
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good job
Borat

Why so big from the side i thought the idea was to go slimmerIt would be … Why so big from the side i thought the idea was to go slimmerIt would be better to pay £20 extra and go for the tv in the link belowhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-KDL40EX723BU-Widescreen-Internet-Freeview/dp/B004S9DWW2/ref=dp_return_1?ie=UTF8&n=560798&s=electronics



The Samsung does seem a bit of a porker at 93mm thickness (not including stand).
hedgyhog

The Samsung does seem a bit of a porker at 93mm thickness (not including … The Samsung does seem a bit of a porker at 93mm thickness (not including stand).



For the small trade off in width you'll get a better sound from the built in speakers. Great price and great find op!
Edited by: "Saintledger" 30th May 2012
hedgyhog

Do not believe the "100 Clear Motion Rate", it is Bovine Excrement of the … Do not believe the "100 Clear Motion Rate", it is Bovine Excrement of the highest order. I have a 5520 with same claim but motion is extremely poor.



Haven't seen a bad review of the 5520 so far.
Meant to say saw the same TV in the makro mail a little over a month ago for £455

Link here

May save a few quid for anyone with a makro card if the deal's still on.. worth a call at least
Borat

Why so big from the side i thought the idea was to go slimmer



It's because it's a backlit LED screen, where the slim ones are side-lit. LCD (and most LED) TVs have appallingly poor contrast, and can't display blacks/shadows properly due to having a backlight that's uniform across the whole screen. Backlit LED screens have a grid of LEDS that can turn on or off, selectively, so they can turn off (or merely dim) behind dark details and go extra bright on bright details. The theory is that it increases the contrast immensely. They're not quite as good as they sound, though, as they rely heavily on other image processing done by the set and you may find that the screen lighting up and dimming itself in different areas is distracting, especially with complex detail on screen

Side lit LEDs are thin but in terms of picture quality are absolutely no better than the old CCFL screens, as the backlight is either on or off across the whole screen. A lot of side-lit sets are in fact *worse* than CCFLs as they feature uneven lighting across the screen.

thanks i've just ordered 3 for each room!!
Same price I paid for my 37" 1080p Toshiba about 4 years ago. I wish my TV had network capabilities and a better refresh rate, so fairly tempted by this.

That said my current Toshiba TV is completely epic as a monitor. I've honestly not seen a sharper image over HDMI coming from a PC, which is weird because the picture from other inputs isn't particularly great. It just has great options like a pixel to pixel mode and never tries to auto-**** you around when it comes to getting the correct resolution.

I'm finding it extremely difficult trying to fathom a simple setup in my front room though. I currently watch things on my TV output from my laptop via HDMI and have a blu-ray player too, then plug my laptop into my amp to listed to music, but there must be a tidier solution that's less hassel.

It's hard to judge whether getting a Smart TV is the way forward, or a cheap dedicated media PC instead. My brother's LG Smart TV doesn't perform particularly well when streaming iPlayer or video over a network. A dedicated media PC would mean I could also plug it into my amp permanently and listen to music from it.
Rhythm

It's because it's a backlit LED screen, where the slim ones are side-lit. … It's because it's a backlit LED screen, where the slim ones are side-lit. LCD (and most LED) TVs have appallingly poor contrast, and can't display blacks/shadows properly due to having a backlight that's uniform across the whole screen. Backlit LED screens have a grid of LEDS that can turn on or off, selectively, so they can turn off (or merely dim) behind dark details and go extra bright on bright details. The theory is that it increases the contrast immensely. They're not quite as good as they sound, though, as they rely heavily on other image processing done by the set and you may find that the screen lighting up and dimming itself in different areas is distracting, especially with complex detail on screenSide lit LEDs are thin but in terms of picture quality are absolutely no better than the old CCFL screens, as the backlight is either on or off across the whole screen. A lot of side-lit sets are in fact *worse* than CCFLs as they feature uneven lighting across the screen.



Any evidence that this is backlit LED? Samsung website is vague, and it is unlikely that they would offer this technology for less than their own side-lit LED models.
hedgyhog

Any evidence that this is backlit LED? Samsung website is vague, and it … Any evidence that this is backlit LED? Samsung website is vague, and it is unlikely that they would offer this technology for less than their own side-lit LED models.



Look back through that AVS forum - they link to a couple of reference sites that confirm it.
Good deal!
Rhythm, you have really put me off buying a new tv. Is there a 40" - 42" tv that you would recommend? Or should I stick with my very old 37" tosh 720p set
Still doesn't beat the C580
StuffyGibbon

Rhythm, you have really put me off buying a new tv. Is there a 40" - 42" … Rhythm, you have really put me off buying a new tv. Is there a 40" - 42" tv that you would recommend? Or should I stick with my very old 37" tosh 720p set



See if the Samsung LE40C580 is still knocking about anywhere. Not an LED, but certainly gives a phenomenal picture (see the many reviews online - best blacks short of £1000)
StuffyGibbon

Rhythm, you have really put me off buying a new tv. Is there a 40" - 42" … Rhythm, you have really put me off buying a new tv. Is there a 40" - 42" tv that you would recommend? Or should I stick with my very old 37" tosh 720p set



I assume he'd recommend a plasma given his previous comments. The Panasonic 42ST30 or GT30 from last year would be a good buy if you can get one cheaply.

TomWatts: Yea I've got a 46C580 and I am beginning to see that the new TVs don't seem to be as good as this one. It's pretty annoying. I mean, why can't Samsung just continue to make the C580 with added SMART crap? The only problem with the C580 is that it won't display 24p material properly. Btw, you are suspiciously good-looking.

Edited by: "Tarquin8484" 30th May 2012
I agree with tomwatts my brother inlaw has a similar tv the le37c650 and the picture on that is amazing but then it's fat so I would still prefer a slimmer tv.
blammo

Built-in wifi is definitely a plus



Errm.. it says it has, but believe me.. it doesn't... was very disappointed when I got mine and found I needed to buy a wifi dongle.

This is a review I left for it:
"Had this exact TV for almost two weeks now and it is absolutely fantastic. My only complaint is that is is advertised with "Built-in Wi-Fi" .. it is not!! Very disappointed on setting it all up and finding that I'd have to spend £40 (up to £70) to buy a Wi-Fi dongle if I wanted to use Wi-Fi.
In the end I opted for a pair of 200Mbs Powerline plugs (£40) and use the ethernet port on the TV. This you don't have to mess with setting up wifi security on the TV and also frees up the USB port that would use the wifi dongle. It is also faster than Wi-Fi. The other option of course is to just run an ethernet cable to the TV.
I've used a cheap Argos wireless mouse with it, also a standard wired Dell keyboard on the TV without any issues."


Edited by: "RFC1795" 30th May 2012
If it doesnt have built in wi fi, the description is very misleading
Balb0wa

If it doesnt have built in wi fi, the description is very misleading



Thanks, Captain Obvious!
All 3 reviews for the 32 inch version say no built in wi fi as well.
Balb0wa

If it doesnt have built in wi fi, the description is very misleading



Indeed!

As for some of the comments saying about a bad blur rate. I've not seen any blur as yet.
skinrush

Haven't seen a bad review of the 5520 so far.



Except for mine! I remember watching a scene in "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within" and it made me feel ill. I only use my 5520 as a PC monitor now. Web browsing and office use only, no video or games.
Rhythm

Look back through that AVS forum - they link to a couple of reference … Look back through that AVS forum - they link to a couple of reference sites that confirm it.



Excellent deal then. I will nip out tomorrow and check the local retailers. I just need to find out a bluray with lots of black scenes - perhaps Stargate or Space Cowboys and get a decent demo.
Hehe, just read a comment on AVS forum .. "There is mention of these TVs turning themselves off after some time" ... yes they do. After 4 hours of inactivity on remote the TV will switch off thinking you're away... easily changed to a longer time, or turned off in the settings... the default setting when you get the TV is 4 hours.
This definitely does not have built in wifi, its wifi ready requiring a dongle ( samsung website ).
hedgyhog

Excellent deal then. I will nip out tomorrow and check the local … Excellent deal then. I will nip out tomorrow and check the local retailers. I just need to find out a bluray with lots of black scenes - perhaps Stargate or Space Cowboys and get a decent demo.



Just been to look at the EH5000 at my local Currys - same TV, no SMART TV stuff. Looks nice, actually. Really nice. No idea what they're on about with a 30 degree viewing angle as it's fine from right around the front of the set. The bezel's very thin all round and the picture quality's very decent indeed too.

The only issue I'd note is that the glare on the screen - it's definitely more reflective than my last couple of sets :-/

For the same money as this set at Amazon, Currys/PC World are doing the Panasonic G30 plasma. Worth a look as it reviewed astonishingly well last year and still comes with various internet bits installed
mission1664

This definitely does not have built in wifi, its wifi ready requiring a … This definitely does not have built in wifi, its wifi ready requiring a dongle ( samsung website ).



Yup, or buy it from coopelectrical online for £37.99 I believe, rather than the £60+ Samsung will sting you.

BTW, saw this model selling in Tesco last week, £529 but they supply it with the Samsung dongle for free
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