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Item #: 30546E5300
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Samsung builds more TVs than anyone else in the world, with enough models to cover every viewing need. The UN46EH5300 wraps its big, beautiful 1080p picture in a cleanly executed conventional cabinet design. You'll find a suite of popular Internet apps, custom-built for TV use. And built-in Wi-Fi® lets you connect effortlessly to your home's wireless network so you can surf the web or stream content from your computer, smartphone or tablet.
Samsung's latest Smart TVs give you new ways to access your favorite shows, movies, games and more, on the web and elsewhere. You'll find content providers like Netflix®, Hulu Plus, ESPN ScoreCenter, and more. And a full web browser is included for convenient searching. And Samsung upgraded their AllShare networking feature so you can access your content from the cloud and even control other compatible devices.
The two most essential connections for today's video sources and digital devices are HDMI and USB. High-definition components like cable and satellite TV receivers look and sound their best via HDMI, and so do a growing number of digital cameras and camcorders. And the USB ports let you plug in a wide array of devices like that thumb drive with your favorite photos and music.
The color could be a little better
Imogene L, Marissa, IL
Average Customer Review(s):
The color could be a little better
Very nice picture and I like the WiFi feature for streaming Netflix movies, but Samsung does regular updates through the internet on the software that runs the TV. Every time they do an update you have to sign in to Netfix again, using the clunky sign-in procedure with an on-screen QWERTY keyboard, an unacceptably inconvenient procedure. Also, Samsung's phone-in tech help is abysmal. Last time I called, they hung up on me!
Pros: Nice picture. WiFi and Netflix enabled.
Cons: This is NOT a smart TV. This is a stupid TV. If you want a smart TV, spend the extra $1000 and get the one with the dual-core chip, which makes it a true computer. Don't bother trying to get tech help.
This is my first LCD/LED TV. It replaces a CRT, also bought from Crutchfield long ago. I am still learning how to use the many features and discovering new ones every day.
Pros: Very good picture, sound OK for speech (news).
Cons: If you like music, cosider different speakers (I ordered a "soundbar".
I did it right: research, compare, compare, and buy. My new tv is a purchase I am thrilled with! I recommend Crutchfield to everyone who is buying a tv. From price to delivery & , of course, talking to Sonny who answered all my questions, this was the easiest shopping experience I've had in a long time. No buyer's remorse for me!
Pros: Price, accessibility to a REAL person, delivery (one day before promised!), and a great product that was a breeze to set up!
Cons: None so far!
Overall it is great and satisfied with good price.
Incredible TV at a Super Price. This is more computer then television . Samsung supplies a number of applications . Hopefully this will grow soon. The only down side is with some apps you have to be a paying subscriber. But in most cases the cost is minimal for what you receive. The All Share and networking works flawlessly. I'm able to access any computer or device with no trouble. I can use my smartphone to connect to All Share and stream directly to the TV. I would highly recommend the Smart TV .
Pros: Smart TV, Apps. Networking, Picture Quality
Cons: None That I have found.
Excellent LCD TV. I now own 4 Samsung LCD TV's, all different sizes, and they all perform extremely well.
I looked at a bunch of TV's before I made the plunge and spent more than originally allocated but the differance for the "Smart" feature looked worth the extra money. Great picture easy set-up. WiFi access is lighting fast. You Tube you could spend the rest of your life on especially when it is so big and bright. Streaming Netflix is seamless. This TV is a great buy but a big secret, all of the big box stores usually show only the higher priced "Smart" Samsungs. Fast shipping and I know Crutchfield is there if I need support.
Pros: Bright picture Easy set-up, intuitive. Flawless streaming Good sound
Cons: None that I can see!
TV arrived but would not power up. Very disappointing to have waited almost 2 weeks to get it and then it doesn't work so now we are waiting another week for a replacement. Crutchfield was helpful and gave us an upgrade at the same cost but not impressed with Samsung so far. Guess we'll see if the upgrade is any better.
Cons: Doesn't work!
This LED has a supurb picture and very good sound at a very reasonable price. The controls are acceptable, if not as good as some others. I chose it because a very good Consumer Reports review compared to similar priced sets. I chose Crutchfield because their prices are always good and their service is excellent Shipping was amazingly fast.
Pros: Picture quality. Sound. Weight.
Cons: The controls on the remote are not as straightforward as on some other brands.
Very good product, easily set up, great picture and fast shipping
I did a lot of research, a lot. The choice was based on value, bang for the buck, and prior experience buying from Crutchfield. The TV is very very good for the $. I had some problems with set-up, my problems not the Samsung. Crutchfield tech support was amazing, no hold time, knowledgeable and very very patient. They talked me through step by step, answered ALL my questions and explained until I was satisfied. I am a customer for life. There are tons of corporations that should model Crutchfield.
Pros: SERVICE-Technical support!! A very good TV for the $. Great picture. Fairly easy to set-up and fine tune.
Cons: Sound is only so-so. If you watch movies, upgrade. For $300.00 I bought a decent receiver and speakers. Samsung support needs much improvement, but Crutchfield support is the best.
I have to admit that for the price I did not expect the sound and picture quality that the product produced. Consumers Report gave it a high rating, but I didn't expect it to approach my Sony Bravia. It is extremely light for its size, and is extremely easy to mount on the wall. It also offers multiple input and output connectors, which makes interfacing with other devices such as Apple TV, DVD, conputer, and sound systems. Overall, I couldn't ask for anything to change or be added.
Pros: PIcture quality, sound, weight, multiple ouput/output connectors.
LOOKED LONG & HARD BEFORE MAKING A DECISION. THIS ''SMART'' TV WAS A TERRIFIC CHOICE. GREAT PICTURE, EASY TO SET-UP, SHIPPED QUICKLY, VERY WELL PACKAGED [OUTSIDE BOX HAD SLIGHT DAMAGE FROM SHIPPER, INNERR TV BOX UN-TOUCHED]. COULD HAVE PURCHASED CHEAPER BUT WANTED CRUTCHFIELD'S EXPERTISE AND SERVICE.
Pros: SIZE, PRICE, EASE OF SET-UP, INCLUDED OPTIONS
Cons: BEEN USING 1 WEEK, AND HAVEN'T FOUND ONE YET
Very nice TV! Easy to set up and the screen resolution is great - we really enjoy it! Had to call the cable company to embed the proper code in the cable box remote to access the full range of buttons on the cable box remote to interact with the TV but that was no problem. Glad we bought this! We have a lot of outside light in our Sunroom yet the picture on the TV is very good and not hampered at all by the sunlight.
Compare the specs with any other TV out there today and you'll find this to be an excellent quality TV for the price. Samsung makes a top-notch product. I did lots of comparative shopping both online and in stores and the UN46EH5300 at $879 (no tax, free shipping) was THE WAY TO GO. No regrets.
Pros: Great LED 1080p screen. It simply looks fantastic. The Samsung Apps were a pleasant surprise. I formerly used a laptop as part of my home theater setup to stream audio/video from internet sites as well as networked and local drives. I now rarely use the computer wired. Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora and Windows 7 "Play to" feature takes care of all my needs -- wirelessly!
Cons: Call me old fashioned, but I wish it had another component/composite input. Now I have to update either/both my DVD player or receiver to accommodate all my (slightly outdated but good quality) devices. Occasionally the apps will crash and the TV will reboot (this takes less than 15 seconds so it's no big deal)
Great Set, but think Samsung has misleading advertising. It advertises surround sound etc. but you must have a self contained surround sound system to hear surround sound. This set has two speakers which should have been a warning to me to see if other speakers could be attached before I purchased. So why even bring these words in their description and advertising and mislead the consumer.?
Pros: easy setup great picture
Cons: very time consuming to try to get Anynet to control both Samsung units I have
This is a great TV. The sound is great for a TV. The picture is awesome and very adjustable. The wifi is outstanding and all of the internet based services work flawlessly.
Pros: The smart TV functions
Cons: Perhaps too many available controls in the TV menu.
I've had this TV for a couple of weeks now, and I can't find anything I don't like about it! The built in wifi is excellent. I used to have to access Netflix and other online services through my PS3, now I just hit one button and I have a full menu of items; Netflix, Hulu, Facebook, etc. The picture quality is excellent! This 46" LED is the exact same physical size as the 42" Samsung LCD it replaced. My 42" LCD generated a good bit of heat after being on for a while, this LED produces no noticeable heat! I love this because the LCD could make my LR quite warm after an hour or so, but this TV stays cool even after 3 hours of continuous use. But the biggest bonus for Crutchfield? They were $200 cheaper than local stores when I bought this TV! Way to go Crutchfield!
Pros: Easy to use, quick access to your favorite internet multimedia and social sites, maximum picture size for TV size, does not put off heat when in use, picture quality, price (you are getting more than you paid for)
Cons: You'll be tempted to spend more time in front of you TV!
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Screen Refresh Rate||60 Hz|
|Backlighting Type||LED (direct-lit)|
|Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix 5.1,Hulu,Vudu,YouTube|
|Bluetooth Audio Streaming||No|
|Picture In Picture||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||4|
|Component Video Inputs||1|
|Composite Video Inputs||0|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
|Coaxial Digital Audio Output||None|
|Analog Audio Output||
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||77 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$8|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||27|
|Height without Stand (inches)||24-3/4|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||9-3/4|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||4-1/4|
|Stand Width (inches)||21-5/8|
|Weight with Stand||30.6 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||26.2 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
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.
Screen Sizes: You can choose one of the following screen sizes.
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.
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.
BD Wise: BD Wise provides the optimal picture quality for Samsung DVD, Blu-ray, and Home Theater products which support BD Wise. When BD Wise is set to On, the TV's picture mode is automatically changed to the optimal resolution.
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.
PIP (Picture-in-Picture): You can watch the TV's tuner and one external video source simultaneously. The TV channel will be displayed in a sub-screen which can be moved to each corner of the television's screen. You can switch the audio between the main screen and sub-screen.
|Main Picture||Sub Picture|
|External Input: Component or HDMI||TV: Antenna input|
Note: PIP does not function in the same mode.
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.
SRS TruDialog: This function allows you to increase the intensity of voices over background music or sound effects so that dialog can be heard more clearly.
Sound Modes: You can choose from the following Preset Sound Modes:
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.
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.
Network Connection (wired/wireless): You can set up the Samsung 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; PBC (WPS), Auto Network Search, One Foot, or Manually.
Note: The TV's built-in WiFi supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless LAN networks and WEP (open/shared), WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) network security.
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 TVwithout 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.
AllShare/DLNA Certified: The Samsung LED-LCD TV's AllShare function, along with its DLNA Certification allow you to watch videos (DIVX/MPEG/H.264/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: Windows PCs with XP and Vista installed require Samsung's PC Share Manager software, which can be downloaded for free at www.samsung.com. Not compatible with older Windows OS versions and Mac.
Samsung Apps: Once you have connected the Samsung TV to your home network, you gain access to Samsung Apps. Samsung Apps lets you download for pay or free-of-charge applications and services to the Samsung LED-LCD TV. You can enjoy a variety of content from various downloaded applications; such as videos, music, photos, games, and news. Samsung Apps has a growing collection of pay and free-of-charge online applications that connect you to some of your favorite online content; such as movies from Netflix or Blockbuster, TV shows from Hulu Plus, videos from YouTube, music from Pandora, and social updates from Facebook or Twitter. Once connected to your home network, you can visit the online Samsung Apps store from the TV's Smart Hub menu and download free Apps or purchase advanced applications. The following App categories are available.
Description and Listings
|What's New||Displays newly registered applications.|
|Most Popular||Display the most popular applications.|
|Video||Displays apps that provide video media; such as movies, TV shows, and short length videos. You can access Netflix (5.1ch), Vudu, HuluPlus, Blockbuster On-Demand, Flixter, CinemaNow, YouTube, AOL HD, etc..|
|Game||Displays various game app; such as Memory, Sudoku, and Texas Hold'em.|
|Sports||Displays apps that provide sports content and exercise work outs. You can access MLB, NHL, or College for sports; and Push-Ups, Six-Pack, or Yoga for workouts.|
|Lifestyle||Includes apps that provide lifestyle media services; such as music (Pandora/vTuner), personal photo management tools (Picasa), and social networking (Facebook/Twitter/Google Talk).|
|Information||Includes apps that provide information content; such as news (CNBC/USA Today), weather (accuweather), and maps (Google maps).|
|Education||Includes educational apps for kids.|
|My Apps||Displays the application list and your cyber cash balance.|
|Help||For questions about Samsung Apps.|
Note: Smart Apps require an Internet connection with a speed of 1.5mbps or greater. Some application services may be provided in English only and the content available may vary, depending on your area. Visit Samsung's App Guide for a complete list of available Samsung Apps.
Ticker: The Ticker application provides useful News, Weather, and Stock Market information on-screen.
Web Browser (powered by Google): You can access the internet using the TV's Web Brower application (powered by Google). You can search by URL address or keywords. The player will archive your web browser history by Date, Name, or Frequency. You can also save "Favorite" web pages and create a "Home" page. The Web Browser can be accessed from the Smart Hub menu. The Web Browser is maximized to fill TV screen.
Note: The Web Browser is not compatible with Java applications. The playback of Flash videos is not supported. E-commerce, for purchasing products online is not supported. ActiveX is not supported.
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 (001004 as of 4/20/2012). Visit the Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.
Dual USB Ports: The television is equipped with dual USB (type-A) ports. One USB port can accept a USB mass-storage-class device (5V, 0.5A), while the other USB port will accept a USB hard-disk-drive (5V, 1A). Either USB port lets you view photo and movie files, as well as listen to audio files saved on a compatible USB device. Files must be formatted in FAT16/32 or NTFS. The TV can recognize up to 1,000 files in each folder.
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.
Smart Hub: Once you have connected the Samsung LED-LCD TV to your home network, you can start using Samsung's Smart Hub interactive menu system. With Smart Hub, you can stream audio/video content from select Internet sites, access various pay or free-of-charge applications, and view them on the television. Application content includes news, sports, weather forecasts, stock market quotes, maps, photos, and games; plus a recommendation engine which suggests movies you might like from your video-on-demand services. The Smart Hub menu also gives you access to the television's off-air tuner, external inputs, and network connected media devices. The Smart Hub offers the following on-screen menu functions.
Note: Smart Hub requires an Internet connection with a speed of 1.5mbps or greater. You must setup a user name and password. Some application services may be provided in English only and the content available may vary, depending on your area.
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.
Timers: The Samsung LED-LCD TV offers On/Off and Sleep timers for your convenience.
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.
Self Diagnosis: The Samsung LED-LCD TV provides a Self Diagnosis menu which allows you to check the television for picture and sound problems.
E-Manual: The television only comes with a brief User Manual. A complete instruction manual is built-in into the TV and can be viewed on-screen. Open the e-Manual to learn how to use the TV's many features.
Wireless Remote: 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.
Anynet+: Anyet+ allows you to control all HDMI-connected Samsung devices that support Anynet+ with the Samsung LED-LCD TV's remote.
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 30.6 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 200mm 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 26.2 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 0.5" from the back of the television. The power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.9375" from the wall.
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