Samsung UE40H5000 LED FREEVIEW HD 1080p 40" TV £299 @ John Lewis with 5 yr guarantee
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Samsung UE40H5000 LED FREEVIEW HD 1080p 40" TV £299 @ John Lewis with 5 yr guarantee

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Found 12th Sep 2014
I recently bought this TV and had to get JL to price match Crampton & Moore to get this price. But now JL have reduced it to £299.

Samsung’s H5000 brings together Full HD and a high frame rate for the smoothest viewing. Colour enhancement technology boosts this even further while Freeview HD and easy USB playback keep you entertained. Football mode will even boost audio and visuals so you can see your favourite sporting moments in all their glory.

Vivid display
The 1080p Full HD screen is supported by Samsung Wide Colour Enhancer technology. This boosts contrast while making colours more vibrant so everything from games to films will look more realistic.

100Hz motion rate
Experience sharp picture quality, even when you are watching fast-moving images like sports or action movies. Games benefit too with pin sharp resolution and no motion blur.

Football mode
Feel like you're actually in the stadium cheering on your favourite team with Samsung's Football Mode. When activated, it optimises picture and sound settings for a better football viewing experience.

USB playback
It’s easy to watch films, look at pictures and play music without having to connect to your TV. Just connect a USB device to the TV and use the intuitive interface to find what you need.

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Looks like a great deal especially with their excellent customer service and guarantees, heat from me

slightly cheaper at currys if using o2 prority but they will not have the 5 year warranty.

got 48in for £495 price match at john lewis with c & m

same price at richer sounds just in case it's easier for anyone to pick up from in store.

Samsung will repair their products at any cost I have been told by Samsung Customer services, they will not offer a refund or exchange for any faulty products. They repaired my TV at a cost of £350 when the purchase price was £320. Half a day to wait in for repair men, is this a good policy???

Football mode
Feel like you're actually in the stadium cheering on your favourite team with Samsung's Football Mode. When activated, it optimises picture and sound settings for a better football viewing experience"


What BS!!
Edited by: "Gollywood" 12th Sep 2014

#Realtalk ^

Must resist!

manicmidlander

slightly cheaper at currys if using o2 prority but they will not have the … slightly cheaper at currys if using o2 prority but they will not have the 5 year warranty.



Nasty organisation to deal with, wouldnt think of purchasing from there even if it was£20-£30 cheaper

Nice deal, great warranty with JL. If I was looking for a TV I wouldn't hesitate to buy!

Was waiting for a reasonable deal on a nice (non smart) 40-42" and here it is. Purchased!

Hi all , is this a smart TV ?

Just saw the previous comment,was looking for a smart tv ...
Edited by: "RajUK" 12th Sep 2014

This is not a Smart TV.

- HDMI x 2
- SCART x 1
- Component input x 1
- Composite input x 1
- USB 2.0 x 1

No Ethernet or WiFi means that no Smart TV and also won't work with the smart Remotes on Android or Apple Tablets/Phones.

Also as a side note it's a 50Hz panel, using Fancy Samsung CMR

See rtings.com/inf…ion

Still at £300 it is a great price for a 40" Entry level samsung with 5 year JL warranty.

how does this compare to the Samsung UE40H5510 £399 at JL?

From what I can see the 5510 is a much thinner set (4.9cm vs 19.7cm) and has a couple more connectors (1 more USB, +1 HDMI and a component and composite)- so it just the aesthetic or are there any differences? Are these differences alone what makes it £100 more?

Thanks

5000 series has had problems, my local PCworld has them turned off lol, also for games samsung has bad latency for games, Sony make best TVs for input lag terms. Either get the 6000 series or better a sony/LG:

hdtvtest.co.uk/new…lag

displaylag.com/dis…se/

anyone interested in gaming should see these and also check AVForums

how does this compare to the Samsung UE40H5510 £399 at JL?

From what I can see the 5510 is a much thinner set (4.9cm vs 19.7cm) and has a couple more connectors (1 more USB, +1 HDMI and a component and composite)- so it just the aesthetic or are there any differences? Are these differences alone what makes it £100 more?

Thanks

Original Poster

soma

how does this compare to the Samsung UE40H5510 £399 at JL?From what I can … how does this compare to the Samsung UE40H5510 £399 at JL?From what I can see the 5510 is a much thinner set (4.9cm vs 19.7cm) and has a couple more connectors (1 more USB, +1 HDMI and a component and composite)- so it just the aesthetic or are there any differences? Are these differences alone what makes it £100 more?Thanks



For starters the 5510 is a smart TV...... This 5000 is 4.9 cm thick, the same as the 5510, you wouldn't expect any LED TV to be almost 20 cm thick.

Original Poster

The 19.7 cm dimensions are for the depth of the stand.

I bought this recently when on HUKD from John Lewis

Football modeFeel like you're actually in the stadium cheering on your … Football modeFeel like you're actually in the stadium cheering on your favourite team with Samsung's Football Mode. When activated, it optimises picture and sound settings for a better football viewing experience"What BS!!



Well clearly it's not true.... however it does add some realism by brightening colours and widens the stereo effect....

but in the stadium..... complete BS

Gollywood

Nasty organisation to deal with, wouldnt think of purchasing from there … Nasty organisation to deal with, wouldnt think of purchasing from there even if it was£20-£30 cheaper



Seconded. My dishwasher packed up at 13 months old. Their customer services guy actually said to me "its lasted the 12 month warranty what more do you expect" Also told me they didn't care what the sales of goods act said.

tandeh

5000 series has had problems, my local PCworld has them turned off lol, … 5000 series has had problems, my local PCworld has them turned off lol, also for games samsung has bad latency for games, Sony make best TVs for input lag terms. Either get the 6000 series or better a sony/LG:http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/input-laghttp://www.displaylag.com/display-database/anyone interested in gaming should see these and also check AVForums




Apparently 28ms lag. Not too bad for a TV of this price is it? I'm a casual gamer but I'm not into playing stuff which requires extremely fast reaction times.

Default picture settings give horrendous picture, esp in SD (I guess most TVs are like this?). If I had another chance I'd have probably gone for a 39" panny.
e.g. richersounds.com/pro…00b
Edited by: "Musicrab" 12th Sep 2014

I'm in the market for a 40/42" set and I'm guessing from the fact that no-one has mentioned it that the 42" Sharp at Richer Sounds is inferior in some fundamental way to this Samsung set - anyone able to enlighten me as to the fundamental difference.

Musicrab

Default picture settings give horrendous picture, esp in SD (I guess most … Default picture settings give horrendous picture, esp in SD (I guess most TVs are like this?). If I had another chance I'd have probably gone for a 39" panny.e.g. http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/panasonic/viera-tx39a400b/pana-tx39a400b

Hi, did you manage to make the SD look any better? if so what kind of settings ? cheers

Mrman123

Hi, did you manage to make the SD look any better? if so what kind of … Hi, did you manage to make the SD look any better? if so what kind of settings ? cheers

On HDMI1 (HD) I have (I'm still playing and not an expert lol)
Backlight 15
Contrast 75
Bright 55
Sharp 60
Colour 35
Tint 50/50
View angle needs to be straight on (cheap TV?). Main issue is still with skin tones and "white haze**" especially when viewing off center angle. Hey, its a cheap TV - don't get me wrong. I'm guessing the 39inch Panny I linked would have been better.

** cannot work out what this is; quite difficult to reduce this without messing up something else.
Edited by: "Musicrab" 12th Sep 2014

Original Poster

dazbowski

not a great reviewhttp://www.s21.com/samsung-ue40eh5000.htm



That's the EH5000....... an older model.

The TV world is quite confusing with all manufacturers having many models with everyone using different way of specifying refresh rate etc.

Any decent website where there are decent technical details on models with details such as what panels being used etc?

Seems a decent deal for those who don't want smart features

premierfella

I'm in the market for a 40/42" set and I'm guessing from the fact that … I'm in the market for a 40/42" set and I'm guessing from the fact that no-one has mentioned it that the 42" Sharp at Richer Sounds is inferior in some fundamental way to this Samsung set - anyone able to enlighten me as to the fundamental difference.

Tesco have an LG 42" for same price. Saw it in store & thought it looked & sounded great

xyz123

The TV world is quite confusing with all manufacturers having many models … The TV world is quite confusing with all manufacturers having many models with everyone using different way of specifying refresh rate etc. Any decent website where there are decent technical details on models with details such as what panels being used etc? Seems a decent deal for those who don't want smart features

And also an explanation of the terms. I still haven't sussed out what I need to look at to establish if the TV is suitable for fast sports & gaming

I actually have the 50" version of this (purchased from RS a few months ago) and must say im very pleased with mine.

After some tweaking the picture on SD is just fine and HD is superb.

USB playback is excellent and has no problem playing my h264 media on a 128gb NTFS formatted USB stick.

I have SkyHD in one HDMI port and Chromecast in the other. No complaints what so ever...

Literally bought this 3 days ago from Argos for £279 with family discount. Would have preferred this. Heat.

Krude1

Literally bought this 3 days ago from Argos for £279 with family … Literally bought this 3 days ago from Argos for £279 with family discount. Would have preferred this. Heat.

What's a family discount?

get 15 pounds off at currys with code LARGESCREEN5UNI18W for students. makes it 285 around there with delivery

Original Poster

killjoy_bbc

get 15 pounds off at currys with code LARGESCREEN5UNI18W for students. … get 15 pounds off at currys with code LARGESCREEN5UNI18W for students. makes it 285 around there with delivery



So you get it £14 cheaper than JL...... but do without a 5 yr guarantee !
Doesn't make sense why anyone would do that.

Original Poster

Gollywood

What's a family discount?



Probably has someone in the family that works for Argos, which entitles the staff discount.

I literally just had this delivered yesterday from Amazon at the price of £329. A quick chat with their customer service got me a £30 refund. Here's my quick initial impressions of the TV:

Picture - Very nice picture for the price. Colours, contrast etc all good. SD channels look good. I haven't noticed any motion blurring.

Usability - Setup is quick and easy. You'll need a small/medium philips head screwdriver to put the stand together. There's a little lag when changing channels but nothing too bad. I had an issue where no sound was coming out when I played games on my PS3 (dvds etc were fine) but I unchecked Dolby 5.1 in the PS3 audio settings and everything was fine

Sound - This is where it lacks IMO. The sound is passable when watching TV but the speaker placement causes them to have a slightly muffled/boxy sound and there's not much bass. You can use the equaliser to offset this somewhat but you'll probably want a soundbar or surround sound with this TV if you want to use it for gaming and watching films.

Edited by: "tearfly" 13th Sep 2014

Musicrab

Default picture settings give horrendous picture, esp in SD (I guess most … Default picture settings give horrendous picture, esp in SD (I guess most TVs are like this?). If I had another chance I'd have probably gone for a 39" panny.e.g. http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/panasonic/viera-tx39a400b/pana-tx39a400b



Im really torn between this Samsung and the Panasonic you mention. Can I ask if theres any other reasons (i.e. apart from the SD picture quality) that would make you plump for the Panasonic if you were to choose again?

Football modeFeel like you're actually in the stadium cheering on your … Football modeFeel like you're actually in the stadium cheering on your favourite team with Samsung's Football Mode. When activated, it optimises picture and sound settings for a better football viewing experience"



Have to agree with this statement. It explains why I fall asleep when watching Liverpool play.

And cracking deal, have some heat..
Edited by: "ellessdee" 13th Sep 2014

Can you swivel this TV left and right on the stand? I need a TV that can swivel as i'll be viewing from 2 different angles
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