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The TV is great. It was easy to install and connect to my network. The smart hub is super.
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Item #: 30540H5203
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The current TV scene is top-heavy with mega-sized screens and mega-sized price tags. So we're happy that Samsung found a slot in their 2014 lineup for this value-packed 40-incher. The UN40H5203 delivers a crisp, detailed picture that gives you an ultra-clear view for movies, sports, and games. Its LED backlight combines snappy picture contrast with miserly power usage. The thin black bezel framing the screen gives this set an elegant, classy look.
While some Smart TVs aren't really all that smart, Samsung's UN40H5203 gives you fun ways to enjoy your favorite shows, movies, games and more, on the web and elsewhere. You'll find loads of movies and TV shows from reliable sources like Hulu Plus™, and more. A screen mirroring feature lets you wirelessly send whatever's on the screen of your compatible smartphone, tablet or computer, to this TV screen.
The TV is great. It was easy to install and connect to my network. The smart hub is super.
The TV is great. It was easy to install and connect to my network. The smart hub is super.
Perfect TV for my son at college. He could not be happier with the picture and Wi Fi . Easy to set up too. We love Crutchfield !!!
We needed a new tv to replace the first Samsung 37" we purchased and have had great service with but we had a problem. I built a huge entertainment center just to fit the 37" model and they aren't readily available anymore so I called Crutchfield and asked to speak to my product advisor who I purchased our first tv from. I explained the sizing situation and that my wife would prefer not removing the doors that enclose the unit so he quickly suggested the 40" Samsung 40" 1080p LED-LCD HDTV w/WI-FI and it fit in the exact same space! Crisis averted and my wife is happy. The picture is much sharper and there are so many more extras than I enjoyed before and even better, the new model was half the price of my previous model. Again, Crutchfield has delivered everything it promised and I will continue to shop here for all my future electronic needs. Thanks for your help once again!
Great TV. Love the picture and sound. It does everything I need!
This is a great a TV! Would have to say the WIFI is the best part of the TV, also has a great picture.
Pros: WiFi, Smart hub all around a great TV.
Cons: Wish it had more HDMI ports but I've managed.
Awesome smart TV! you can buy the latest and greatest...but you won't need much more than this? I got it on cyber Monday and only paid $350...sweet deal.
Pros: All seems great!
Cons: None yet
I love this TV! The color is very rich and the system was easy to set up. Having the smart TV capabilities built into the TV is well worth it.
Pros: Smart TV
I purchased this Samsung smart tv to use in my basement home gym. I have another Samsung tv and felt it would be a good choice. I only had some concerns about the size. I did not know if 40" would be large enough? It turned out to be perfect. I mounted the tv on the wall and set it up with my apple tv and an antenna. (no cable or satellite) It was easy to set up and the instructions were clear and easy to understand and follow. Once I completed everything, I noticed the quality of the high definition pictures were clear and vivid. The sound quality was good and so far I am loving my new tv
Pros: Great Picture, sound, smart tv features, built in on line instructions, easy set up
Cons: nothing I found
Great mid-size TV at 40", picture and sound quality were better than expected. Smart Hub add to the entertainment value.
Pros: Great picture and sound
Picture and sound quality are terrific, easy set up. Only notice the remote for the cable is slower than using the cable remote. Other than that...even though not tech savvy can navigate between cable, netflix etx. Very user friendly!
Pros: User friendly, terrific picture and sound quality.
Cons: Remote does not go through cable channels as quickly as cable provided remote.
I am running this TV from a simple antenna and receive over 160 channels. Netflix was simple to set up and picture is perfect. I have two other Samsung TVs and this one is the best on all counts.
Pros: Easy set up including Netflix. Menu guides you through every step and is basically foolproof.
Excellent TV from some excellent people. I would order from you again
Pros: Everything. Picture is great and there are so many apps to choose from. Love it.
Cons: The plus again cord is short and doesn't stay in very well sometimes.
easy to set up and use. works great with the Samsung Note 3. enjoy streaming videos and using screen mirroring. Crutchfield offers great products good prices and super support. I would recommend your next purchase from them. happy holidays.
Pros: See above
Cons: Still looking for some
Replacing an old CRT set in our auxiliary viewing room in attic. Didn't want to spend a lot, but needed HD for multiroom recording and widescreen for movies. This set has a nice picture, set up was quick and easy. and although I didn't think I cared about "smart TV" boy has it turned out to be nice. My daughter came home from college and could sign on to her Netflix and watch her shows- worked like a charm. And I got my bigger set back in main viewing room! As always, Crutchfield was terrific in all ways.
Pros: easy set-up, nice picture, good price.
Cons: cheap base that doesn't swivel, but I already had a lazy susan base set-up.
being dragged into a mortar store on day after black Friday to buy a LED TV, hated it spending quite some time looking for someone to help me, so I decided leave teh store to my daughters disappointment and go with a familiar name, yep you guessed right: Crutchfield, where I did not have to ask for anybody and buying is a breeze, love Crutchfield and my daughters love the new TV!
Pros: easy to install and set up
Cons: I have not found one yet
Great TV, great price, lots of features. Loving my purchase.Very quick delivery from Crutchfield! Easy install and user friendly guided TV setup. Would recommend to a friend, would buy again.
Pros: Purchased for Netflix, Youtube streaming and video gaming; they all worked right of the box. Love the integrated WIFI NIC, which took under a minute to find my WIFI router and connect to it. Awesome picture on local HD channels; very bright screen even in a bright room. HDMI connector works flawlessly with Play Station for games and Blue Ray viewing.
Cons: RCA video and audio inputs are the same as Composite inputs, so have swap cables when needed until i buy a converter (currently using with a first generation xbox and Nintendo wii) however, this does not affect the video quality at all.
Excellent TV for the price and easy to connect to the internet with.
Very good price, easy to use and fast shipping
Pros: Nice picture, good overall though
Cons: Controls on the tv set lacking, and wifi a lttle slow,
Great TV. Really enjoying it. Highly Recommended. Quick delivery from Crutchfield!
Pros: Great picture, easy setup, many features, WIFI.
Cons: None, so far
This TV was delivered with a crack across the whole screen.
Pros: Its light!
Cons: I was damaged from shiping and did not work.
Love this TV, it does everything I wanted. Delivered right on time. I would recommend it.
Pros: multiple connections, WiFi resolution
This is a replacement for our Bedroom, not too BIG and Not too SMALL just RIGHT. Great Price and great quality for this application. I would recomend this Model to my MOTHER whom is 87 years young and it is by far the most easlily to use for our older family members.This is the TV for my MOM for Christmas but don't tell her it's from SANTA.
Pros: Easy to set up and use for our older family members.
Cons: Should have bought it sooner, so simple to use it's my mom's going to love it.
Great tv and good price too, love it. Crutchfield had the best deal on this tv for me and they shipped my item so quick. Thanks Crutchfield
I have nothing but praise for this tv. Crutchfield did a great job getting it me, Setup was a piece of cake and the picture is better than expected. You wouldn't know it's a 60hz tv. It paired right up to my Samsung sound bar. Highly recommend!
Pros: Great picture, easy setup, more features than I could ever use, Wi-Fi, plenty of inputs and ouputs.
Cons: No cons about it.
Very good delivery time
Pros: Good picture and sound
Cons: Lots of things I don't know how to use yet
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Screen Refresh Rate||60 Hz|
|Backlighting Type||LED (direct-lit)|
|Internet Movie Streaming||M-GO, Netflix(coming soon)|
|Bluetooth Audio Streaming||No|
|Picture In Picture||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||Carry-in|
|Total Video Inputs||3|
|Component Video Inputs||1|
|Composite Video Inputs||0|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
|Coaxial Digital Audio Output||None|
|Analog Audio Output||
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||70 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$8|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||23-7/8|
|Height without Stand (inches)||21-5/8|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||9-7/8|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||3-3/4|
|Stand Width (inches)||21-5/8|
|Weight with Stand||23.3 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||18.9 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
LED Direct-Lit: Direct-Lit LED backlight technology bridges the gap between lower-cost CCFL (fluorescent) LCD TVs and newer edge-lit LED-LCD TVs. Samsung's Direct-Lit LED-LCD televisions feature LEDs positioned all the way across the LCD panel's back plane (instead of along the side). Unlike "Full-Array" backlight LED-LCD televisions that also feature LEDs positioned along the LCD panel's back plane, the Direct-Lit LED technology uses fewer LEDs and do not offer local dimming. Since there are fewer LEDs, the LCD panel's back plane must be moved farther away from the screen to provide adequate light coverage across the LCD panel, making the TV much deeper than an edge-lit LED-LCD television. Direct-Lit LED backlight technology offers a better picture and is more energy efficient than previous CCFL (fluorescent) LCD televisions, though it requires a much larger cabinet design than newer edge-lit LED-LCD TVs.
Clear Motion Rate 120: Clear Motion Rate (CMR) is Samsung's more comprehensive and accurate measure for how well the LED-LCD TV can display fast-moving images. Previously, motion clarity was expressed simply by the refresh rate, measured in Hz. CMR, however, takes into account all three factors that contribute to motion clarity: panel refresh rate (60Hz), image processor speed and backlight technology. CMR is measured by determining the thinnest line a TV can display in a moving image. The thinner the line, the higher the CMR rating, and the clearer the picture you'll enjoy on the screen.
Wide Color Enhancer Plus + Motion Lighting: With Wide Color Enhancer Plus, you'll witness a wider spectrum of colors on the TV screen, just like the director intended. You'll enjoy enriched colors while watching your favorite movies, and shows, even if it's older, non-HD content. The TV automatically adjust the brightness of the screen in response to the brightness of the room. In bright light, the screen brightens. In dim light, the screen dims.
1080p Resolution: The LED-LCD television displays all inputs at a resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080). The television's HDMI and component video inputs will accept 1080p (24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i video signals.
Note: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners with an RF-coaxial input, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
Picture Control: You can make the following adjustments for an optimum picture.
Note: You can adjust and store Picture Settings for each external device connected to the TV or apply the settings to all inputs and sources.
PIP (Picture-in-Picture): You can watch the TV's tuner and one external video source (component/HDMI) simultaneously). The component/HDMI source will be displayed as the main picture, while the TV channel will be displayed in a sub-screen, while which can be moved to each corner of the television's screen. You can switch the audio between the main screen and sub-screen.
DTS Premium Sound: The Samsung LED-LCD TV employs DTS Studio Sound processing with DTS TruSurround and DTS TruDialog which will decode DTS-encoded content, such as TV programming, Blu-ray movies, and streaming media, as well as processes stereo content to deliver an optimized virtual surround sound experience with enhanced bass response, clear dialog, and consistent volume levels through the TV speakers.
Note: The speakers of this TV provide different sound images according to how you position the television. You can select between "Wall-Mount" or "Stand" to provide the best sound quality based on the television's placement.
5-Band EQ + Sound Modes: You can manually adjusts the TV's built-in 5-band EQ (100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz) for a more customized sound; or simply choose from the following Preset Sound Modes:
Audio Settings: The Samsung TV offers a variety of audio adjustments to meet your listening needs.
Audio Outputs: The Samsung LED-LCD television provides an analog and digital audio output.
Network Connection (wired/wireless): You can set up the Samsung H5203 series LED-LCD TV so that it can access your home network and online Samsung Apps through your local area network (LAN) using a wired (RJ-45 Ethernet) or wireless connection (built-in WiFi). You can setup a wired network connection automatically or manually. You can setup the wireless network connection using these four methods; Automatic, Manual, WPS (PBC), or WPS (PIN). The TV's built-in WiFi supports IEEE 802.11A/B/G/N wireless LAN networks and WEP (open/shared), WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), or WPA2-PSK network security.
Note: Samsung recommends a network speed of 10Mbps or above.
WiFi Direct: When using WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with other devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos & videos) to the Samsung LED-LCD TV without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. Streaming of copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported.
Apps: Once you have connected the Samsung TV to your home network, you gain access to online apps. You can enjoy a variety of content from various downloaded applications; such as videos, music, photos, games, and news. Smart Apps has a growing collection of pay and free-of-charge online applications that connect you to some of your favorite online content.
Note: Visit Samsung's App Store for a complete list of available Samsung Apps.
Web Browser You can access the internet using the player's Web Brower application. You can search web pages using Google or Bing. You may enter a URL addresses or enter a keyword search. The player will archive your web browser history. You can also save "Favorite" web pages and create a "Home" page. The playback of Flash videos is also supported. The Web Browser is optimized to fill your connected TV's screen. Use a keyboard and mouse for a more convenient web browsing experience Use a USB-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately) for a more convenient web browsing experience
Note: The browsing experience, however, may not be the same as it is on your computer. The Web Browser is not compatible with Java applications. E-commerce, for purchasing products online is not supported. ActiveX is not supported.
AllShare Services: The Samsung TV offers AllShare Cast screen mirroring and AllShare/DLNA wireless media streaming.
Note: For AllShare/DLNA, Windows PCs with XP and Vista installed require Samsung's PC Share Manager software, which can be downloaded for free from the Samsung Download Center. Not compatible with older Windows OS versions and Mac.
Dual USB Ports: The television is equipped with two USB (type-A) ports. The USB ports can accept a USB mass-storage-class device (5V/0.5A). The USB ports let you view photo and movie files, as well as listen to audio files saved on a compatible USB msc device; like your Android smartphone/tablet (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only) or USB thumbdrive. Files must be formatted in FAT, exFAT, or NTFS. The TV can recognize up to 1,000 files per folder.
Firmware/Software Updates: The television's Software Upgrade menu allows you to upgrade the TV's software & firmware for performance improvements & additional services. You can upgrade in four ways; USB, Internet, Alternative Software, or Standby Mode. The tested television contained firmware version T-NT14MAKUC-1001.1 (as of 6/20/14). Visit the Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.
Content Discovery: The TV offers two unique ways to search and access your favorite and new content from the TV's tuner and network apps.
RVU Compatible (for DirecTV): This Samsung television is RVU-compatible which means DIRECTV subscribers with the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can watch live broadcast and stored content from their DVR on the Samsung TV, without the need for an additional Genie Mini Client devices or set-top boxes. However, you will need a DECA unit (sold separately) that converts Coax to Ethernet, which will plug into the Samsung TV's LAN port. Make sure the television has the latest firmware update.
Security: The Samsung LED-LCD TV offers several security features to protect TV, your connected equipment, & family.
Hearing & Visually Impaired: The Samsung H5203 series LED-LCD TV offers Close Captions and an Audio Guide for the hearing and visually impaired. .
ENERGY STAR Compliant with ECO Settings: The Samsung LED-LCD TV is ENERGY STAR compliant and provides ECO settings to reduce the TV's power consumption and cut-down on energy costs.
Timers: The Samsung H5203 series LED-LCD TV offers On/Off and Sleep timers for your convenience.
Remote Support + Self Diagnosis: The Samsung Remote Support service offers you one-on-one support with a Samsung Technician who can remotely diagnose your TV, adjust the TV settings, perform a factory reset, and install recommended firmware updates. Your TV must be connected to your homes wired or wireless network. The Samsung H5203 series LED-LCD TV also provides a Self Diagnosis menu which allows you to check the television for picture, sound, and signal problems.
Note: The television only comes with a brief User Manual. A complete instruction manual is built-in into the TV and can be viewed on-screen. Open the e-Manual to learn how to use the TV's many features.
Wireless Remote (w/ IR Blaster): The supplied IR remote control is designed to operate this Samsung LED-LCD television, plus HDMI-connected Samsung Anynet+ and other HDMI-CEC components. The remote can also be programmed to control satellite/cable boxes, Blu-ray players, and home theaters from other manufactures using the TV's setup menu and the included IR blaster. The remote's buttons are backlit and will light up with a press of a button. This remote control has Braille points on the Power, Channel Up/Down, and Volume Up/Down, and #5 buttons for the visually impaired.
Note: The television is equipped with a 5-way "joy stick" like button on the rear-panel that lets you control the TV without the remote control.
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): This TV is enabled with Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC); a feature that makes it possible to control HDMI-connected Samsung and other HDMI-CEC compliant external devices connected to the TV with ease. With Anynet+, you can use the TV remote control to operate all your compatible Samsung Anynet+ and HDMI-CEC devices that are connected to the TV via HDMI. Anynet+ can control up to 12 compatible external devices (up to 3 of the same type).
Keyboard & Mouse Compatible: The Samsung H5203 series LED-LCD TV will support a USB-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately), which makes web browsing a lot easier.
Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with the pedestal stand unattached. The pedestal stand attaches to the television using the supplied hardware. The pedestal stand does not swivel. The television weighs 23.3 lbs with the stand.
Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is 200mm (h) x 200mm (v). The threaded inserts require M6 (6mm) machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 18.9 lbs without the stand.
Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The Samsung H5203 series LED-LCD TV comes with a 5' detachable AC power cord. The AC power cord sits 0.1875" out from the rear-panel. The AC power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.8125" from the wall.
Kensington Lock: When mounting the monitor in a public place, you can secure it with an optional anti-theft device called a Kensington Lock (sold separately). This TV has a slot on the rear-panel to accommodate a Kensington Lock device.
I'm not sure. I bought the TV for a local group that I am on as a raffle prize, so I don't actually use the TV. However, I also have a Chromecast and I plugged it into an open HDMI port on my AV receiver instead of on the TV, then I just switch to that port on the receiver to listen in 5.1 suond. Maybe this would work for you as well. [ Robert Jan 30, 2015 ]
Yes, I do, every day [ Michael Dec 06, 2014 ]
I have not used the USB function for displaying photos, so I am not able to answer this question for you. Sorry. [ Robert Nov 26, 2014 ]
im not sure, I haven't played any slide shows but you can call Samsung and they will definitely have an answer for you. [ Roman Nov 25, 2014 ]
Darrin I can't answer because I haven't tried it I can try later today or tomorrow and answer again [ Linda Nov 25, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy Oct 22, 2014 ] Staff