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Samsung UN37EH5000

37" 1080p LED-LCD HDTV

9 Reviews

Item # 30537E5000

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Our take on the Samsung UN37EH5000

There aren't many 37" models to choose from, so it's nice that you have a high-quality option in Samsung's UN37EH5000. The EH5000 series is one of the sweet spots in Samsung's 2012 lineup. It offers outstanding picture quality while leaving out features like 3D and Internet connectivity. It has an LED backlight that combines a bright, crisp picture with stingy power usage. It's a looker, too, with an elegantly thin black bezel framing the screen.

Samsung UN37EH5000 side view

A top choice for this unusual screen size

There aren't many 37" models to choose from, so it's nice that you have a high-quality option in Samsung's UN37EH5000. The EH5000 series is one of the sweet spots in Samsung's 2012 lineup. It offers outstanding picture quality while leaving out features like 3D and Internet connectivity. It has an LED backlight that combines a bright, crisp picture with stingy power usage. It's a looker, too, with an elegantly thin black bezel framing the screen.

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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  • 37" 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 full-array 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
  • picture settings memory for each video input
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 port for connecting a camera or thumb drive
  • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 20-3/8"W x 9"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 34-1/16"W x 20-1/2"H x 4-3/8"D (22-11/16"H x 9"D on stand)
  • weight: 22.2 lbs. with stand; 17.6 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — carry-in service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Nice TV easy set up, wish it had more a/v outputs

Cordman, Lodi,Ca

What's in the Box:

  • 37" 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
  • Screws/Guide-Stand Location sheet
  • Warning! Important Safety Instructions
  • Limited Warranty Sheet
  • "Stop/Samsung Support" note
  • DIRECTV brochure

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Samsung UN37EH5000 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(9 Reviews)

Nice TV

Cordman from Lodi,Ca on 4/22/2013

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Nice TV easy set up, wish it had more a/v outputs

Pros: great size,price and picture

Cons: not enough a/v outputs

Works Great!

AlanR from Hoffman Estates, IL on 2/10/2013

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Purchased for a friend's bedroom. Nice size for room, debated whether to get a 40" with Crutchfield Advisor, happy with the recommended 37". Not quite up to my Sony KDL-EX720 TV, but at a much lower price point. She has had the TV for 6 months with no problems. Connected to a Sony BDP-S590 via AudioQuest Pearl HDMI. Picture is great and sound is OK. Also connected Terk FDTV2A indoor omni amplified antenna (suburb of Chicago) via RG6 coax. TV found 39 over air channels, again picture is great and sound is OK. Only negative would be that both HDMI ports are on the side of the unit, I wish one was in the back. Because of the experience with this TV, I purchased the 32" for my daughter. As usual, fine service from Crutchfield!

Pros: Great picture via HDMI and Coax

Cons: Wish at least one of the HDMI ports was on the rear panel. Typical TV sound.

Excellent Product

John from Frankfort, KY on 2/4/2013

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I purchased a 55" Samsung for my living room 6 months ago and decided that I needed to add this unit to my bedroom. It's exceptionally crisp with a terrific 1080p picture. It's viewable from anywhere in the room which is extremely helpful.

Pros: Great picture. Good value as a scratch and dent item. Easy setup. Dealing with a Crutchfield salesperson.

Cons: None yet.

Great TV

WCK from Stoughton, MA on 2/4/2013

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Bought this TV because needed to fit it into a small space. This is an unusual size I was glad to find. It fit into the same space I previously had a 6 year old 32 in HDTV. Great picture and the price is right. Received it in 2 days from Crutchfield.

Pros: Picture, Size

Cons: None

Great TV

Zoe from Denver, CO on 1/27/2013

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Samsung has delivered an excellent product in this television. Picture quality of this TV is fantastic. It has excellent color and contrast. We are very pleased with this TV so far. It took us a little while to get used to watching TV in hi-def, but now we really enjoy it.

Pros: Picture quality Price Contrast Easy set-up

Cons: None so far

Great TV for well lit rooms

French from Southern Shores, NC on 12/27/2012

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I'm rating this highly because it did just what I wanted. This TV was for the great room at our beach house. This is a very sunny room and our old LCD TV was washed out by all the light. This LED works great in this situation. Also, I wanted a larger TV but the cabinet would not fit an LCD larger than 32". Since this LED TV has a much smaller border around the screen, I was able to fit a 37" into a space that previously would only fit a 32" LCD.

Pros: Bright screen for a sunny room 3HDMIs where most TVs at this price only have two

Cons: The audio output doesn't use standard A/V -- uses a small plug instead, so I must use an adapter to my A/V cables

This TV Stinks!

JD from Utah on 12/20/2012

I wanted to upgrade my 32" Sony to a 37" but I was very limited in space since it was going into a built in cabinet in my home. I did lots of research and found this to be the best option in a quality brand unit. I purchased an Integra Blu-Ray player in order to make room for the TV since my old player was too tall to allow the TV to fit. Trust me I wanted this thing to work. After receiving the TV and making the necessary modifications to my cabinet I finally had my new Samsung 37" installed. I was sure to follow all the necessary setup procedures and did my auto channel programming. When the programming was complete I had 3 channels to choose from two of which were not in English! What the??? I had 27 channels with the Sony! This Samsung model also sounds terrible! I know that flat panel TV sets have a tough time sounding good but this was ridiculous! I called tech support for both Samsung and Crutchfield and verified that there was nothing more I could do. I then took matters into my own hands and purchased a signal amplifier/splitter. That also did not help whatsoever. I called Crutchfield and they were very helpful in sending me a shipping label. I started to do more research and found a model made by Panasonic that would fit and quickly purchases it. What a difference it made! The quality was much better it sounded great and best of all I now had my channels back! The Panasonic also has built in internet capability forHulu, and Amazon Prime etc.

Pros: Crutchfield took it back for me.

Cons: Poor TV recprion, poor audio. It just stinks!

Samsung UN37EH5000

norman from potomac MD on 8/18/2012

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works great



Tv & bracket

Steve from PlainView, ny on 8/11/2012

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From the time I made the phone call to order until I received my tv and bracket it ws an excellent experience' everybody was so helpful with the profucts I purchased!




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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/1080p) 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 22.2 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 200  (200mm horizontal x 200mm vertical) in accordance with the industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association. The threaded inserts require M6 (6mm) machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 17.6 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 0.75" from the wall.

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