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Samsung HG40NB690

40" Direct-Lit LED Apr 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible LED Backlighting Release Date
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Samsung Televisions Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 20,173 owner and expert reviews, Samsung has excellent reviews for its TVs. Samsung also has excellent reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs compared to other manufacturers.

3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago which are not 3D compatible, the HG40NB690 is 3D compatible.

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Smart TV

The HG40NB690 is Smart TV, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the HG40NB690 which are not Smart TV.

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5000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio

This TV has a 5000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many televisions of a similar age and type to it.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The HG40NB690 is a four HDMI port television. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the HG40NB690 only have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of televisions of this age and spec is 2W, the highest is 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Samsung HG40NB690 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst similar spec televisions of this age.

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Not Included Optical Disc Drive

This television has a Not included optical disc drive, which is the most frequently found optical disc drive on TVs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Only Full HD HD Type

The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable type and age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The Samsung HG40NB690 does not have a WiFi connection, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as the HG40NB690 also do not have a WiFi connection.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HG40NB690, the HG40NB690 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The HG40NB690 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Digital Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung HG40NB690 is a one USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the HG40NB690 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HG40NB690

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released over three years ago.

Average Thickness

The HG40NB690 has a pretty typical thickness (49.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the HG40NB690.

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HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
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Motion Interpolation Technology
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3D Technology
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Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
Consumer Electronics Control
RJ-12 Port
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display Language
Optical Disc Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Game Mode
BD Wise Technology
Local Dimming
Wall Mountable
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interface
Swivelling Stand
VESA Mounting
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Standby Power Consumption
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AC Input Voltage
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Input Voltage
Energy Star Certification
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Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide

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Electricity cost when switched on $62.19
Electricity cost when on standby $2.27
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Total running cost over 5 years $64.46
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung HG40NB690uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung hg40nb690, samsung hg40nb690q, samsung hg40nb690qf, samsung hg40nb690qfx, samsung hg40nb690qfxz, samsung hg40nb690qfxza
Barcodes 00175433567939, 00887276025599, 08806085688681