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Samsung UN46EH5300
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$599.00 - $829.96
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Summary: A 46-inch LCD HDTV with LED backlighting from Samsung with 1080p resolution, a 60Hz refresh rate, 3 HDMI inputs, and 1 component-video input.
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Type: 46- to 52-inch TVs
About - Samsung UN46EH5300

The Samsung UN46EH5300 is a 46-inch LCD HDTV with a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p). It has edge-mounted LED backlighting. That allows the panel to be extremely thin and also uses less energy than conventional fluorescent backlighting. Many new TVs now have a higher frame rate that's designed to reduce the motion blur that's a shortcoming of LCD technology.

This model is Internet-enabled and can access online content, including streaming movie services. It has an Ethernet jack for connecting to your home network via a cable. This TV is also Wi-Fi-capable, so you can connect it to your home network wirelessly. Its DLNA certification enables you to view digital photos stored on a compatible computer, phone, or other mobile device also connected to your home network.

There are 4 HD-capable inputs: 3 HDMI and 1 component-video, which can also be used as composite-video. It also has 2 USB ports, which may allow you to plug in a thumb drive or memory card reader so you can play the stored photos, videos, and music on the TV.

The Samsung UN46EH5300 measures 26.7 inches high by 41.7 inches wide by 9.7 inches deep, including its base. The panel itself is 3.7 inches thick including any protrusions, and the screen has a matte finish. The bezel framing the screen is gloss black.

The warranty on this TV covers parts/labor for 12/12 months, respectively. Related models in this series include the UN32EH5300; UN40EH5300; UN50EH5300.

About This Brand

Samsung is a market leader and top-tier TV manufacturer. It is often an innovator, as with its use of LED backlighting in LCD TVs, and was one of the first TV brands to offer 3D TVs and Smart TVs. Samsung offers a wide range of LCD TVs and is one of only a few brands that still sells plasma TVs. Its TVs are distributed widely in national and regional retailers, and in mass-market and discount outlets. In addition to LCD and plasma TVs, Samsung also sells DLP-based home theater front projectors.

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Features & Specs - Samsung UN46EH5300
info Native resolution 1920x1080
info Frame rate (Hz) 60
info Wi-Fi Built-in
info HDMI inputs 3
info Component-video 0
info Overall height (in.) 26.7
info Overall width (in.) 41.7
info Overall depth (in.) 9.7
info Streaming video services Blockbuster, CinemaNow, Hulu Plus, Netflix, Vudu
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General Information
Manufacturer Samsung
Manufacturer Website Address
Product Series 5300
Product Model UN46EH5300
Product Name UN46EH5300 46" Class (45.9" Diagonal) LED HDTV with 1080p Resolution
User Reviews - Samsung UN46EH5300
User Reviews
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(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Very Nice TV at First but Soon Defective
Ease of Use
Internet access
Picture Quality
Speed Of Channel Changing
Slow To Stop Internet
Vertical Black Lines
Best Uses
Tv And Streaming Video
We really liked this set until vertical black lines started showing up on the screen that we later found were hardware defects. This happened after only a few weeks of light use. Maybe we are spoiled but our past experience with TV reliability was outstanding: NEC: 24 years with no defects or service calls -- and it still works. Having a serious problem like permanent vertical black lines so early in our ownership shakes our confidence in the Samsung brand.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Great TV except one little thing.......
Good Internet capability
Intuitive controls
Picture Quality
Sound Quality Too Boomy
Best Uses
I agree with all CR ratings except one - sound quality. The TV sound has decent bass and is better than many units, but it has a empty cabinet quality I do not particularly care for and did not detect at the store. I would have rated the sound with an empty circle instead of a half-red.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(38 of 40 customers found this review helpful)
Do Not Buy for the "Smart" part
Energy efficient
Normal Tv - Works Well
Remote works well
not smart
Best Uses
This is the worst product that I have ever purchased that has been recommended by CR. It has been the worst computerized technology I have ever owned. I do 3rd level computer support for a fortune 500 company and I am having a hard time. I can't imagine what regular folks feel like.<br /><br />It appears that CR does not rate the smart part of Smart TVs so I would like to ask CR to please start.<br /><br />We bought this TV specifically to use online video services such as Netflix. It worked fine for two months but since then we have had no end of grief. Samsung support service seems setup for hardware support but not for supporting the Smart software. The support is endless loops of going no-where (no escalation possible to smart team). After spending time on the CNet forums it appears this is a very common issue with Samsung (that their Smart TV part doesn't work). I wish I could return this TV and get a Smart TV with a reputation at being good at the smart part.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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