Samsung UN50EH5000 angled view

New screen size, same terrific picture

If you don't have the space for a 55" LCD TV, and a 46" screen seems a little small, Samsung's 50" UN50EH5000 could be a perfect fit. It's also a sensible choice if you're looking for a great-performing TV and don't care about Internet capabilities or 3D. It has an LED backlight that combines snappy picture contrast with miserly power usage.

A few quality connections

This TV has two HDMI inputs for connecting high-definition gear, like a Blu-ray player, and an HD cable or satellite TV box. If you have movies or photos stored on a thumb drive you can plug it into the TV's USB port for quick, easy viewing.

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Features:

  • 49.5" screen (measured diagonally)
  • matte screen with black bezel and cabinet
  • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • QAM cable TV tuner (subscription required to receive cable channels — contact your local service provider for details)
  • direct-lit LED backlight for high picture contrast
  • 3,500,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • 60Hz refresh rate plus backlight scanning for blur reduction
  • built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • illuminated remote control
  • meets ENERGY STAR® requirements
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 3 A/V inputs, including:
    • 1 component video (selectable component/composite)
    • 2 HDMI v1.3
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output
  • stereo minijack output for connecting a sound bar or home stereo system
  • USB input for connecting a camera or thumb drive
  • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 22-3/4"W x 9"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 44-7/8"W x 26-1/2"H x 4-1/2"D (28-5/8"H x 9"D on stand)
  • weight: 40.3 lbs. with stand; 34.6 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Why choose an LED-LCD TV?

Reason #1: Awesome picture quality. The LED backlights in these higher-end LCD TVs can give you better picture contrast and more lifelike colors than sets with typical fluorescent backlighting. Reason #2: They're more energy-efficient than plasma or regular LCD TVs, helping you lower your monthly electric bill and helping the environment.

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What's in the box?

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  • 50" LED-LCD TV
  • 5' AC power cord
  • Pedestal base
  • Pedestal neck
  • Wireless remote control (AA59-00600A)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Eight 4mm x 12mm machine screws
  • Self-adhesive wire stand
  • User Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Stand Assembly Instructions
  • Warning! Important Safety Instructions
  • Limited Warranty Sheet
  • "Stop/Samsung Support" note

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Video Features
Audio Features
USB Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control
Mounting Options

Video Features

Direct-Lit LED Technology:  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.

LED Motion Plus: This function removes drag from fast scenes with a lot of movement to provide a clear picture.

Motion Lighting: The TV automatically adjusts 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.

Wide Color Enhancer Plus: Wide Color Enhancer Plus allows you to see picture color the way the director originally intended. Witness the entire RGB spectrum brought to life on your screen to bring you exceptionally vibrant, yet natural-looking images faithful to the director's original intent.

3,500,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio: The LED-LCD TV delivers a Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 3,500,000:1; which provides stunning colors and deep black, so your picture's details don't get lost in the shadows.

HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.

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.

  • HDMI (v.1.3): The Samsung LED-LCD TV features two HDMI 1.3 inputs. In addition, any HDMI input can be used to connect a PC to this TV.
  • Component Video: The Samsung LED-LCD TV features a single component video input. The TV's component video input can also be used as a composite video input (480i only).

Screen Sizes: You can choose one of the following screen sizes.

  • 16:9: Sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode.
  • Zoom 1: Vertically enlarges the size of the picture and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote.
  • Zoom 2: Vertically enlarges the size of the picture more than Zoom 1 and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote.
  • Wide Fit: Proportionally enlarges the picture to fit the entire screen without changing the aspect ratio.
  • 4:3: Sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode with pillars on the left and right of the screen.
  • Screen Fit: See the full image with no resizing when HDMI (720p/1080i/180p) or Component (1080i/1080p) signals are inputted

Note: Screen Size settings can be stored for each external device you have connected to an input of the TV.

Picture Control: You can make the following adjustments for an optimum picture.

  • Picture Modes: Picture Modes apply preset adjustments to the picture.
    • Standard: suitable for a normal environment
    • Dynamic: suitable for a bright room
    • Movie: suitable for watching movies and games
    • Entertain: suitable for watching movies and game
  • Manual Picture Settings: The TV has several options for manually adjusting the picture quality.
    • Backlight: adjusts the brightness of the LED backlight
    • Contrast: adjusts the contrast level of the picture
    • Brightness: adjusts the brightness level of the picture
    • Sharpness: adjusts the edge definition of the picture
    • Color: adjusts the color saturation of the picture
    • Tint (G/R): adjusts the color tint of the picture
  • Advanced Picture Settings: The TV also offers more advanced picture adjustments for fine tuning.
    • Black Tone: adjusts the black level on the screen to adjust the screen depth
    • Dynamic Contrast: adjusts the screen contrast so that the optimal contrast is provided
    • Gamma: adjusts the primary color (red, green, blue) intensity
    • Color Space: adjusts the range of colors available to create the image (Auto/Native)
    • Color Tone: adjusts the overall color tone of the televisions using one of four presets: Cool, Normal, Warm 1, Warm 2
    • Flesh Tone: emphasize the pink flesh tone in a picture
    • White Balance: adjusts the color temperature for more natural picture colors

Note: You can adjust and store Picture Settings for each external device connected to the TV.

HDMI Black Level: You can select the black level on the screen to adjust the screen depth when you have a component connected via HDMI to the television. You can select either Normal or Low.

Noise Filtration: The Samsung TV provides digital noise and MPEG noise filtration.

  • Digital Noise Filter: If the broadcast signal received by your TV is weak, you can activate the Digital Noise Reduction feature to help reduce any static and ghosting that may appear on the screen. You can select Low, Medium, High, Auto, or Off.
  • MPEG Noise Filter: This filter reduces MPEG noise of the picture. You can set the MPEG Noise Filter to Low, Medium, High, Auto, or Off. 

Film Mode: The TV can be set to automatically sense and process film signals from all sources and adjust the picture from optimum quality. Film mode is supported in TV, AV, Component (480i/1080i), and HDMI (480i/1080i).

Game Mode: When connecting the television to a game console, you can enjoy a more realistic gaming experience when selecting Game Mode.

Audio Features

SRS TruSurround HD: SRS TruSurround HD is a patented SRS technology that solves the problem of playing 5.1 multichannel content over two speakers. TruSurround delivers a compelling, virtual surround sound experience through any two-speaker playback system, including the internal television speakers. It is fully compatible with all multichannel formats.

Sound Modes: You can choose from the following Preset Sound Modes:

  • Standard: Selects the normal sound mode.
  • Music: Emphasizes music over voices.
  • Movie: Provides the best sound for movies.
  • Clear Voice: Emphasizes voices over other sounds.
  • Amplify: Amplify mode is for people who have difficulty hearing.

Equalizer: 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.

Auto Volume: Auto Volume automatically adjusts the volume of the desired channel, lowering the sound output when the modulation signal is high or raising the sound output when the modulation signal is low. This reduces the difference in volume when changing channels. The Auto Volume feature can be set to Normal, Night or Off.

Audio Delay: The Audio Delay function corrects audio/video mismatch, when watching TV or video, and listening to a digital audio output using an external device such as an AV receiver. You can adjust the audio delay from 0ms to 250 ms.

Audio Outputs: The Samsung LED-LCD television provides an analog and digital audio output.

  • Digital Audio: The optical digital output terminal will output Dolby Digital (when available) or 2 channel PCM. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby Digital when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from a digital broadcast channel through the tuner on the LED-LCD TV. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, RCA, or USB.
  • Analog Audio: The television features a 3.5mm (minijack) audio output for connecting the television to an analog 2-channel receiver. You will need a minijack-to-RCA adapter (119MCON2M, sold separately) to make a stereo RCA connection between the television and your AV receiver. The TV's analog audio output terminals will output 2ch audio from any of the television's source inputs.

USB Functions

ConnectShare: ConnectShare enables you to view photo and movie files, as well as listen to audio files saved on a USB Mass Storage Class device (MTP: Media Transfer Protocol is not supported) using the television's USB (type-A) port. Files must be formatted in FAT16/32 or NTFS. The TV can recognize up to 1,000 files in each folder.

  • Video Playback: The TV supports the following Video formats (MPEG 1/2/4, DivX 3.11/4.x/5.1/6.0, XviD, H.264 BP/MP/HP, and WMV-9) up to a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. Movie files are displayed in a folder and title list in either date or alphabetical order. The TV offers Play, Pause, Search, and Resume playback functions for compatible video files stored on a USB mass storage device.
  • Still Image  Playback: The TV supports JPEG still image files with a maximum resolution up to 15360 x 8640. JPEG still image files can be viewed as a slide show with background music or as a thumbnail view (up to 15 images). Still images can also viewed full-screen and zoomed or rotated.
  • Audio Playback: The TV supports MP3 audio files with a frequency rate of 32/44.1/48 kHz. MP3 music files are displayed in a folder and track list, and can be sorted by Artist, Album, or Genre. Music files can be repeated or shuffled in a selected folder.

Firmware/Software Updates: Firmware/software upgrades can be performed by downloading the latest firmware/software updates from Samsung's Support Site to a USB thumbdrive.

Convenience Features

5-Way Joy Stick: The television is equipped with a 5-way "joy stick" like button on the bottom right side of the TV that lets you control the TV without the remote control.

Input Source Names: You can assign a pre-programmed name to each of the inputs. When input naming is completed, you will no longer have to remember which component is connected to each input when selecting a source to watch. Source names include VCR, DVD, Cable STB, Satellite STB, PVR STB, AV Receiver, Game, Camcorder, PC, TV, DVI PC, DVI Device, IPTV, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, and Digital Media Adapter.

Close Captions (CC): The Samsung LED-LCD TV provides Analog Closed Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text, font, and size.

Note: The Closed Captions feature does work in Component, HDMI, or PC modes.

Program Rating Lock: The Program Rating Lock feature automatically locks out programs that are deemed inappropriate for children. You can block TV program based on their ratings and Movies based on their MPAA rating, so you have more control over what your children watch. The Program Rating Lock function is protected by a 4-digit PIN.

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.

  • Eco Sensor: Samsung's unique Eco light sensor measures the intensity of the room's light and automatically calibrates the brightness of the image on the screen. In a sun-filled environment, the screen gets brighter and in dim surroundings, the intensity is reduced. This feature optimizes the viewing experience while also saving you energy.
  • Energy Saver: This feature adjust the brightness of the TV in order to reduce power consumption. When watching TV at night, set the Energy Saver feature to High to reduce eye fatigue as well as power consumption. You can set this feature to High, Medium, Low, or Picture Off (sound remains on).
  • No Signal Standby: The TV will automatically switch to standby mode, if no picture is being received for a predetermined set amount of time (15, 30, or 60 minutes).
  • Auto Power Off: The TV will be automatically turn off after 4 hours of being left idle to prevent overheating.

On/Off Timer: The three On/Off timers allow you to program the television to turn itself on and off by selecting a specific on time and a specific off time. An On/off timer can be set to repeat only once, everyday, Mon-Fri, Mon-Sat, or Sat-Sun. You can also choose the On Timer's content (TV, USB, or Antenna) and volume. The on and off timers work independently of one another.

Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, or 180 minutes.

Auto Protection Time: If the screen remains idle with a still image for a certain period of time (2, 4, 8, 10 hours) defined by the user, the  TV's built-in screen saver is activated to prevent the formation of host images on the screen.

Remote Control

Wireless Remote: The supplied remote control is designed to only operate the Samsung LED-LCD television only. You can use the remote control up to a distance of about 23' from TV with a direct line of sight. The remote's buttons are backlit and will light up with a press of a button.

Note: This remote control has Braille points on the Power, Channel, and Volume buttons for the visually impaired.  

Mounting Options

Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with the pedestal stand unattached. The pedestal stand attaches to the television using the supplied hardware. The television weighs 40.3 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 VESA 400  (400mm horizontal x 400mm vertical) in accordance with the industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association. The threaded inserts require M8 (8mm) machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 34.6 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 LED-LCD TV comes with a 5' detachable AC power cord. The power cord sits 0.625" from the back of the television. The power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 1.0" from the wall.

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Samsung 50 5000

Written By Eric, Katy, tx on Sunday, July 14, 2013

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Love the tv for its use to me. I bought it for outside without spending a mint.

Pros: Good size to see from pool and clear picture. Still had the analog out to hook to my out of date receiver and works great.

Cons: None since it is fit for purpose. I will say that it has held up to the Texas heat.

Samsung UN50EH5000

Written By Frank M, Asbury, N.J. on Monday, July 08, 2013

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A nice improvement over my previous Samsung DLP of the same size. Excellent picture and a slight impovement on sound quality. Lighter in weight a less occupied space copared to the DLP unit. Easy hook up with the HDMI cables to the cable and DVD. Nice to not needing replacement of that pricey projection bulb.

Pros: Great picture. Clean installation with less wiring.

Cons: None

MY REVIEW OF SAMSUNG UN50EH5000 TV.

Written By ROTORDOC714, KILN MS. on Wednesday, July 03, 2013

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I DECIDED TO BUY A NEW TV. I FOUND THE SAMSUNG UN50EH5000. I THINK THAT SAMSUNG HAS THE BEST TV'S FOR THE PRICE. THEY SEEM TO HAVE GREAT PICTURE QUALITY. CRUTCHFIELD IS THE BEST PLACE TO BUY ANY ELECTRONICS, BECAUSE THEY DO THOROUGH TESTING ON ALL PRODUCTS. AND THEY KNOW ABOUT THE ITEMS THAT TYEY SELL. I'LL BUY FROM THEM AGAIN. THANKS CRUTCHFIELD.

Pros: GREAT PICTURE QUALITY, NICE PRICE

Cons: REAR PANEL VIBRATES SLIGHTLY WHEN VOLUME IS HIGHER.

Great TV!

Written By Anonymous, Lubbock, TX on Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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Great TV for the money. Not many toys on this model, but it works for my needs. I had no desire for a smart tv with apps, I already have an Apple TV and a play station 3. If you are looking for a great tv without any extras, this is a great choice. The only drawback are the limited hdmi ports.

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Written By BillJ, New Windsor, NY on Sunday, June 16, 2013

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Just what I was looking for. Hooked up my Apple TV to it and it is a low cost alternatively to a smart TV at a fraction of the price. Picture is great. Price dropped by $150 after I bought it and Crutchfield matched the lower price w/ their price guarantee. Thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: great picture

Cons: none

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Written By BrownBear10, Red Oak,Iowa on Friday, May 24, 2013

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I was happy when the TV arrived, almost to excited to get started unpacking it. The TV was not as heavy as I thought it would be! Very easy to follow instructions & to mount on the wall. All connections were very simple to connect, with the exception of a DVD player without HDMI connections. I'm still not sure how to connect it! TV on screen instructions were very easy to follow, to set up the TV. I am very impressed with the picture quality, but not so much with the TV speakers which I expected. I would recommend this TV to any one! The price of the TV was a big attraction for me as well as the free delivery. As they use to say at NASA everything is "A-OKAY".

Pros: Excellent quick guide instructions, simple to hook up , light enough to mount on wall with 2 people, an exceptional quality of picture!

Cons: Not so simple to connect an old DVD player that does not have a HDMI connection just the old type. I still can't figure out how to hook it up to the TV. Speakers are O.K. for a normal viewer, but if hooked to a home theater system it would be great!!

Samsung UN50EH5000

Written By Gsdlady, Monroe, LA on Sunday, May 12, 2013

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I am completely happy with my purchase of the Samsung TV. Easy set up and great picture

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Written By charles R, sin city center fl. on Friday, April 12, 2013

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talking with samsung techs is a little disappointing not as helpful as crutchfield techs, owners manual very hard to understand

Pros: product is all I hoped for.

Cons: samsung should improve customer relations

So far so good

Written By Marco, Albuquerque, NM on Saturday, March 30, 2013

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It's a great picture, set-up was a breeze and so far there's nothing negative to say about the product.

Pros: see above

Cons: Don't have any

Samsung UN50EH5000

Written By John B, Towson, MD on Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Very clear picture, very easy installation. Great buy!

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Written By Jill, Camden, Maine on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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Extremely easy to set up. Great picture. Good price. Quick delivery.

Pros: All of the above.

Cons: None so far.

Great TV for those who want no frills......................

Written By JackC, Calera, Al. on Thursday, July 19, 2012

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This is the TV I was looking for . I didn't want 3D or Internet. Just a great TV with a great picture. This TV looked OK out of the box. Here are my settings after tweeking with DirecTV as my provider:

Mode: Dynamic Backlight: 18 Contrast: 75 Brightness: 38 Sharpness: 100 Color: 40 Tint: G50/R50

Options Color Tone: Standard Dig Noise Filter: Off LED Motion Plus: Off





Pros: Great TV especially for $800. Nice LED picture. I have only had this TV for only 1 week so this is an early review. A real review might be better after 6 months.

Cons: Picture looked OK out of the box but had to tweek it on & off for a few days to get the picture like I wanted it.