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Samsung UN46EH5300
 
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$537.29 - $699.99
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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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Community icon6 people have reviewed this model.
Type: 46- to 52-inch TVs
User Reviews
User Reviews

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Very Nice TV at First but Soon Defective
1/6/2014
Pros
Ease of Use
Internet access
Picture Quality
Speed Of Channel Changing
Cons
Slow To Stop Internet
Vertical Black Lines
Best Uses
Tv And Streaming Video
Comment:
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)
 
4.0
Great TV except one little thing.......
12/4/2013
Pros
Good Internet capability
Intuitive controls
Picture Quality
Cons
Sound Quality Too Boomy
Best Uses
Comment:
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)
 
1.0
Do Not Buy for the "Smart" part
3/11/2013
Pros
Energy efficient
Normal Tv - Works Well
Remote works well
Cons
not smart
Best Uses
Comment:
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.
The Samsung UN46EH5300 is part of the TVs test program at Consumer Reports. The Samsung UN46EH5300 TVs features and specs include Overall depth (in.), Wi-Fi, HDMI inputs, Component-video, Frame rate (Hz), Streaming video services, Native resolution, Overall height (in.), Overall width (in.). In our lab tests, TVs models like the Samsung UN46EH5300 are reviewed on On-screen menu ease of use, Overall score, Remote ease of use, Energy cost/yr. ($), Viewing angle, Versatility, Sound quality, 3D performance, Screen size (in.), HD picture quality, Display type (Backlight). Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Samsung UN46EH5300 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Samsung UN46EH5300 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Samsung UN46EH5300.
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