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Samsung UN40H5203

40" 1080p LED-LCD HDTV with Wi-Fi®

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Our take on the Samsung UN40H5203

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.

A value-priced alternative to the "no-name" sets

Samsung UN40H5203

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.

Smart TV features on a budget

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.

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Product Highlights:

  • 40" screen (measured diagonally)
  • glossy screen, 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
  • 60Hz refresh rate plus backlight scanning for blur reduction
  • Internet-ready Smart TV — plays streamed video and more (subscription required for some services)
  • supports up to 5.1-channel audio with streaming movie services like Vudu™ (audio quality depends on your connection speed)
  • built-in Wi-Fi® to link to a wireless network
  • screen mirroring — send content wirelessly from a compatible smartphone or tablet to the TV
  • built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • remote control
  • Anynet+ simplifies control of compatible Samsung components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
  • meets ENERGY STAR® requirements
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 3 A/V inputs, including:
    • 2 HDMI
    • 1 component video (selectable component/composite)
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output (may only pass 2-channel audio from HDMI-connected sources)
  • stereo minijack output for connecting a sound bar or home stereo system
  • 2 USB inputs for connecting a camera or thumb drive
  • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 21-5/8"W x 9-13/16"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 36-9/16"W x 21-5/8"H x 3-11/16"D (23-13/16"H x 9-13/16"D on stand)
  • weight: 23.3 lbs. with stand; 18.9 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — carry-in service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

The TV is great. It was easy to install and connect to my network. The smart hub is super.

John, Georgia

What's in the Box:

  • 40" LED-LCD TV
  • 5' AC power cord
  • Pedestal base
  • Pedestal neck
  • Wireless remote control (AA59-01178W)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • IR blaster
  • Self-adhesive wire stand
  • Eight 4mm x 12mm screws
  • User Manual
  • Setup Guide
  • Important Safety Precautions

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Samsung UN40H5203 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(25 Reviews)

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John from Georgia on 3/27/2015

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The TV is great. It was easy to install and connect to my network. The smart hub is super.



Wonderful customer service

Sally M. from Massachusetts on 1/28/2015

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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 !!!



40" Samsung

frogman from North Carolina on 1/26/2015

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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!



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Mae from North Carolina on 1/14/2015

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Great TV. Love the picture and sound. It does everything I need!



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m from Tulsa, Ok. on 1/1/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.


Paul-E-C from Smith town, ny on 12/28/2014

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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

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Watch Guy from Arkansas on 12/27/2014

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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

Cons: None

Great TV

Ira W from New Jersey on 12/26/2014

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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 TV

VinceL from Verona, WI on 12/26/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Cons: None

Highly Recommend

Happy Mom from New York on 12/26/2014

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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.

Samsung Smart TV

John Y from Texas on 12/25/2014

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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.

Cons: None

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UN40H5203 from Helena, MT on 12/19/2014

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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.

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Samsung LED TV from Kings Mills, OH on 12/16/2014

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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

just what I hoped

topping cat from Katonah, Ny on 12/16/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

Excelent product

cuauvaz from Johns Creek, GA on 12/15/2014

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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

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RT from Texas on 12/14/2014

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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.


GIL from Connecticut on 12/14/2014

Excellent TV for the price and easy to connect to the internet with.



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Anonymous from cottontown, tn on 12/13/2014

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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,


mw0814 from Florida on 12/8/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great TV. Really enjoying it. Highly Recommended. Quick delivery from Crutchfield!

Pros: Great picture, easy setup, many features, WIFI.

Cons: None, so far

damaged from shipping!

john from Newbury park ca on 12/8/2014

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This TV was delivered with a crack across the whole screen.

Pros: Its light!

Cons: I was damaged from shiping and did not work.


RickC from Warren, MI on 12/7/2014

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Love this TV, it does everything I wanted. Delivered right on time. I would recommend it.

Pros: multiple connections, WiFi resolution

Cons: none

Too Good To Be True

Paul R from Florida on 12/6/2014

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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.

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hector from southbay, florida on 12/6/2014

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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 love this television

tcin from Tennessee on 12/4/2014

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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.


Linda from Winfield illinois on 11/15/2014

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Very good delivery time

Pros: Good picture and sound

Cons: Lots of things I don't know how to use yet


Hands-on research

Product Research

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

Video Features

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.

  • HDMI (v.1.3): The Samsung H5203 series 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 H5203 series 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).
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.

  • Picture 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.
    • Smart View 1/2: Reduces the 16:9 picture by 50% (1) or 25% (2).
  • Picture Modes: Picture Modes apply preset adjustments to the picture.
    • Dynamic: increases the brightness of the screen (suitable for bright rooms)
    • Standard: suitable for a normal environment
    • Natural: useful for reducing eye strain
    • Movie: darkens the screen and reduces glare (appropriate for dark rooms)
    • Entertain: sharpens images for a more dynamic viewing experience (only available when connected to a computer)
  • Manual Picture Settings: The TV has several options for manually adjusting the picture quality.
    • Backlight: adjusts the brightness of the LED backlight
    • Contrast: increases or decreases the contrast between dark and light areas of the picture
    • Brightness: adjusts the brightness level of the picture (not as effective as Backlight setting)
    • Sharpness: sharpens or dulls the edges of objects
    • Color: adjusts the color saturation of the picture
    • Tint (G/R): adjusts the amount of green and red in a picture
  • Advanced Picture Settings: The TV also offers more advanced picture adjustments for fine tuning.
    • Dynamic Contrast: adjusts the screen contrast so that the optimal contrast is provided
    • Black Tone: adjusts the black level on the screen to adjust the screen depth
    • Flesh Tone: adjusts the amount of red in skin tones
    • RGB Only Mode: displays the Red, Green, and Blue color for making find adjustments to the hue and saturation
    • Color Space: adjusts the range of colors available to create the image (Auto/Native)
    • White Balance: adjusts the color temperature for more natural picture colors
    • Gamma: adjusts the primary color (red, green, blue) intensity
  • Picture Options: Additional picture options provide you with a better viewing experience.
    • LED Clear Motion: removes drag from fast scenes with a lot of movement to provide a clear picture
    • Color Tone: adjusts the overall color tone of the televisions using one of four presets: Cool, Normal, Warm 1, Warm 2
    • Digital Clean View: if the broadcast signal received by the TV is weak, you can activate the Digital Clean View feature to reduce any static and ghosting that may appear on the screen
    • MPEG Noise Filter: reduces MPEG noise to provide an improved picture
    • HDMI Black Level: select the black level on the screen to adjust the screen depth when you have a component connected via HDMI to the television
    • 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).
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.

Audio Features

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.

  • DTS TruSurround: DTS TruSurround is a patented DTS technology that solves the problem of playing 5.1 multichannel content over two speakers. DTS 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.
  • DTS TruDialog: This function allows you to increase the intensity of a voice over background music or sound effects so that dialogue  can be heard more clearly.
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:

  • 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.

Audio Settings: The Samsung TV offers a variety of audio adjustments to meet your listening needs.

  • 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.
  • Picture Off: You can turn the television's screen off and still listen to audio.

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/DTS (when available) or 2 channel PCM. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby Digital/DTS when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from a digital broadcast channel through the tuner, network apps, and USB ports on the LED-LCD TV. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI or RCA.
  • 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 (sold separately) to make a stereo RCA connection between the television and your soundbar speaker or AV receiver. The TV's analog audio output terminals will output 2ch audio from any of the television's source inputs.

Network/USB Functions

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.

  • Movies & TV Shows: Watch movies and TV shows on M-GO, plus trailers from Flixter. More movie apps like Netflix & Vudu coming soon (with future firmware/software update).
  • Music/Radio: Listen to online music and internet radio from Pandora, Rhapsody, TuneIn, & vTuner, plus more.
  • News & Weather: Includes apps that provide information content; such as news (USA Today), weather (AccuWeather), and many more.
  • Sports + Fitness: Variety of Fitness apps to help you stay healthy, plus Sports apps to keep you up to date on scores.
  • Education & Kids: A recommended list for applications and content that is suitable for children; including education-based programs, cartoons, and games.
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.

  • AllShare Cast Screen Mirroring: AllShare Cast is a proprietary "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the display from your compatible AllShare Cast Samsung mobile device to your TV. This allows you to view pictures and videos that are playing on your compatible Samsung smartphone or tablet on your TV screen. No wireless router or access point required.
  • AllShare/DLNA Certified: The Samsung LED-LCD TV's AllShare function, along with its DLNA Certification allow you to watch videos (Divx/AVI/H.264/MPEG/MKV/MOV/WMV), photos (JPEG/PNG/BMP/MPO), and listen to music (MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/OGG) saved on your Windows PC (or other DLNA Certified media server) through the TV via its Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi (wireless). This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.
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.

  • Video Playback: The TV supports the following video file types; AVI, Divx, H.264, MPEG, MKV, MOV, and WMV. 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 compatible USB device.
  • Still Image  Playback: The TV supports the following still image file types; JPEG, PNG, BMP, or MPO. 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 music files supports the following music file types; MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC,  and OGG. 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: 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.

Convenience Features

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.

  • Samsung Apps: Samsung App offers a variety of free news, sports, weather, and gaming apps you can install directly to and enjoy on your TV. The first line on the screen contains apps recommended by Samsung. These apps were automatically downloaded to your TV when you set up Smart Hub. The lines of apps below the first line contain some apps that were automatically downloaded to your TV and other apps you have selected and downloaded. Search for apps by Most Popular, What's new, or by Category. Sort them by popularity, alphabetically, or by release date.
  • On TV: On TV displays your current program live in a small window, a list of recommended programs currently on other channels, and a list of of recommended programs that will air later. You can use these lists to change the channel and watch another program. You can also use these lists to view more information about recommended programs running later, including how much time is left until they air. In addition, you can set up a Schedule Viewing of a program that hasn't aired. You can  even designate frequently watched channels as "Favorites". You can create up to 5 favorite channel lists for each member of your family. You can also rename and edit favorite channel lists.

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.

  • Smart Security: When any device is connected to the Internet, it is vulnerable to hacks and malicious code. Samsung Smart Security protects the TV and storage media connected to the TV from such threats, when the television is connected to the Internet.
  • Password Lock: You can setup up a 4-digit PIN to lock out specific channels, TV settings, and reset procedure.
  • 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.

Hearing & Visually Impaired: The Samsung H5203 series LED-LCD TV offers Close Captions and an Audio Guide for the hearing and visually impaired. .

  • Close Captions (CC): The TV provides Analog Closed Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text, font, and size. The Caption feature does not work for Component and HDMI input sources.
  • Audio Guide: Activate the audio guide for the visually impaired. This is only available with broadcasts that provide this service.

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.

Timers: The Samsung H5203 series LED-LCD TV offers On/Off and Sleep timers for your convenience.

  • 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 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.

  • Picture Test: Use to check for picture problems. If the problem appears in the test picture, select "Yes" and follow the directions on the screen.
  • Sound Test: Use the built-in melody sound to check for sound problems. If the problem occurs during the test, select "Yes" and follow the directions on the screen.
  • Signal Test: An HD digital channel's reception quality is either perfect or the channels are unavailable. Adjust your antenna to increase signal strength.
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.

Remote Control

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.

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 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.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

4 questions already asked

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 [ mw390  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