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Samsung UN40EH5000

40" 1080p LED-LCD HDTV

20 Reviews

Item # 30540E5000

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Our take on the Samsung UN40EH5000

Remember when a 40" TV was considered really big? Today it's considered a medium-sized screen. If you're looking for a great-performing TV and don't care about Internet capabilities or 3D, Samsung's UN40EH5000 belongs at the top of your list. It has an LED backlight that combines snappy picture contrast with miserly power usage, and color accuracy is spot-on. The thin black bezel framing the screen gives this set an elegant, classy look.

Samsung UN40EH5000 side view

An outstanding no-frills TV

Remember when a 40" TV was considered really big? Today it's considered a medium-sized screen. If you're looking for a great-performing TV and don't care about Internet capabilities or 3D, Samsung's UN40EH5000 belongs at the top of your list. It has an LED backlight that combines snappy picture contrast with miserly power usage, and color accuracy is spot-on. The thin black bezel framing the screen gives this set an elegant, classy look.

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. Because the UN40EH5000 isn't loaded down with features, the on-screen menu is very streamlined and easy to use.

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  • 40" 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
  • meets ENERGY STAR® requirements
  • 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)
  • 36-1/2"W x 21-7/8"H x 4-3/8"D (24"H x 9"D on stand)
  • weight: 24.3 lbs. with stand; 19.8 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 40" 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

Upgraded from an LCD 32 inch to this 40 inch LED by Samsung. Big improvement in picture quality. Very good price, under $400, with free shipping. Easy setup and very happy with the purchase. Package had some damage from shipping, but product was not damaged.

Roger B., St. Louis, MO

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Samsung UN40EH5000 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(20 Reviews)

Great TV at a great price

Roger B. from St. Louis, MO on 1/3/2014

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Upgraded from an LCD 32 inch to this 40 inch LED by Samsung. Big improvement in picture quality. Very good price, under $400, with free shipping. Easy setup and very happy with the purchase. Package had some damage from shipping, but product was not damaged.

Pros: Easy setup, great features, and beautiful picture.

Cons: Same as most flat screen TV's, the speakers don't do the picture justice. Need 5.1 surround sound system to really appreciate the picture, but sound is good for a 40 inch TV.

Fantastic Secondary Television

Christian from San Antonio, TX on 12/30/2013

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Fantastic secondary television for bedroom. The television has many picture adjustment options to perfect the picture quality. This television also provides a wider viewing angle than other LCD televisions of older generations.

Pros: Picture quality adjustments, ease of setup and sound quality from internal speakers.

Cons: None

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Kraftyaunt from East Coast on 12/27/2013

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Perfect size and screen image for a senior citizen. Easy to use remote with larger buttons - my 87year old mother can work it without being confused. So far, it's being well received and appreciated! She no longer needs to turn the volume up so that you hear while pulling into the driveway :->

Pros: Easy to use remote; great sound/volume.

Cons: None at the moment

Good TV

Kzsh from Ohio on 12/17/2013

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Great color, good size, good number of HDMI connectors. This is a solid TV, especially for the price. Do note, it is not a smart TV (Obvious in the description, but useful to know).

Pros: Good color, Good contrast, not crazy large, but not small.


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Led review from Ca on 12/16/2013

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Work well

Pros: Thin

Cons: No Con

Just what I wanted.

Minerwelder from Boonies,WY on 12/14/2013

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The picture is great, sound is also, this is just what I was looking for!




Shazrn from Everett, WA on 12/13/2013

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It's not a smart TV...BUT, it's an excellent price and great size for the bedroom. I bought an iTV to go with it and watch movies and Netflix with ease:)

Pros: Great picture and sound.

Cons: Not a smart TV

A great 1080P second set at a rediculous low price

Ralph & Marilyn from Hagerstown, Maryland on 4/24/2013

We bought this for a bedroom set and to watch BlueRay movies on.. We didn't plan to buy a 40 inch set for the bedroom, but with such a low price for a full 1080P, why not? Picture is of course great, It's an LED backlit set so it's energy consumption is low and was very simple and basic to set up. Just plug it in hook up the cable let it autoprogram, and run one HDMI cable to the Blueray player and enjoy and we do. Great deal for the money

Pros: Simple set up and low price for a great picture, the sound is even good considering the built in speakers

Cons: Really none for what we use it for (bedroom set) Would I buy this one for my main home theater set, probably not, but it certainly would not be far from bad if I had.

Good TV

Kelsey k from St.augustine ,fl on 4/9/2013

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Good picture. T.v. Is clear.

Pros: Different screen settings are nice . Good tv for the price


very nice

Gladys H from Vinalhaven, ME on 4/8/2013

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this tv is all that it says it is and more, the picture is so crystal clear and the sound it really nice too. I enjoy listening to music on this tv. My husband has a monopoly on the tv so whenever I can watch it I am in heaven...this price is very good and I'm glad I went with was a speedy delivery as well. Thanks Crutchfield. They even sent me a thank you card, now who does that these days in a business.



Great TV for the money

DVS from Breckenridge, CO on 4/8/2013

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I bought this tv for our "game room". The picture quality is very good for a tv of this price point.

Pros: Price, picture quality

Cons: None yet.

Perfect fit for HTPC

HerbS from Adamstown, MD on 3/28/2013

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I was looking for a specific-sized TV from a top quality vendor at a low price. I found in this beauty from Samsung. It fits my bedroom hutch, has a superb picture, and the built-in speakers are more than sufficient for the bedroom. It's not "smart", nor is it loaded with apps, and it doesn't connect to the internet, but I don't need any of that since I'm using it with a home theater PC that does all that already. I believe I got what I paid for and more.

Pros: Picture, sound, price

Cons: One feature I do wish it had is the ability to turn itself off in the absence of a signal, as most other flat screens do. Instead, when the HTPC goes to sleep or is turned off, a message dances around the screen saying there is no signal. It does not go away until the TV is turned off or the HTPC is turned back on.

Samsung 40 in tv

Lynne D from N Ridgeville Ohio on 3/13/2013

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Love it .... so far it's been great.

Pros: For the was a good pick!


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Anonymous from Ny ny on 1/21/2013

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Good tv was worried about panel. Got a sharp panel looks and works great tested on ps3, blu ray, DVD, and cable. Have to fiddle w settings to get ideal picture quality. No ghosting or Ill effects noticed. Solid tv for price.



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Carolee from Vineland NJ on 1/19/2013

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Great picture, easy set up.



Very pleased

RD from Akron, Ohio on 1/14/2013

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Easy to assemble and connect. Beautiful picture. Excellent price.

Pros: Size, picture quality, ease of use.

Cons: HDMI cable on right side too close to end of TV.

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John OB from North Kingstown, RI on 1/1/2013

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Excellent picture with vivid colors! The internal speakers are very good and produce accurate sound at high volume (Palladia, etc.) I chose the model over the comparable LG and have no regrets. I currently own a LG, Toshiba, and Sony LCD tvs, and this Samsung has the best picture by far. Highly recommend this model and Crutchfield.

Pros: Great picture and sound. Also you can't beat Crutchfield service, speedy shipping, and price.

Cons: None

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BB from Mill Valley, CA on 12/31/2012

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Just received this 40" TV and so far love it!!! Picture is amazing, size is perfect for my needs, easy to set up. Have not yet connected to cable but I'm sure all will go well.

Pros: Great picture, great price (Crutchfield had the best of anyone), quick deliver (sooner than expected) and easy set up.

Cons: None that I know of yet.

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Bob from Lumberton NJ on 11/30/2012

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Great tv for the price, great blacks and vivin picture. Ordered it on a Tuesday morning and it was at my door the next day!!!!!!!

Pros: great picture, and fast fast fast delivery!!!!

Cons: none so far

Excellent Service and great product

The Bakers from Maryville, TN on 9/14/2012

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This TV is awesome. We love it. We also want to recommend Crutchfield for their excellent service. Easy ordering, very quick delivery. Nothing less than A+.

Pros: Great in every way.

Cons: No cons.


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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 24.3 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 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 19.8 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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