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Samsung UN40H5203
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Samsung UN40H5203

$349.00 $281.60 cheaper than 22 days ago
40" Flat Jun 2014
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Excellent Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this television as terrific on average.

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

On average Samsung mid-size TVs have excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs produced by Samsung.

Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other TVs of this type and age which do not support smart TV features, the UN40H5203 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UN40H5203 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the UN40H5203 do not have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung UN40H5203 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a television that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Panasonic TX-40AS640[plb_2232477_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UN40H5203 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN40H5203 also do not have a built-in camera.

Other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN40H5203 is 18W, and the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W. The UN40H5203 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this type and age do not feature OLED technology. The UN40H5203 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other televisions which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

The Samsung UN40H5203 is a two HDMI port TV. Most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN40H5203 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Fairly Thick

The UN40H5203 has a fairly thick thickness (93.98 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN40H5203. The thicknesses of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 3.5mm to 100mm.

Alternative 93.98mm thick TVs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung UN32EH5000[plb_403260_price].

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN40H5203

Released Over Two Years Ago

Samsung released the UN40H5203 over two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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User Reviews

Reviewed 18 August 2014 by Lefka

This is the third Samsung in my house and the second one that is a Smart TV. This particular model is just not good enough. The picture looks great and setup is easy, but the speed of the TV is... Read more…

Reviewed 22 November 2014 by Jeanette
(Verified Purchase)

The price was great for the size and quality. The picture is great! What I dislike about it is that it's too slow to turn on. You have to wait five minutes before accessing the apps when you turn... Read more…

Reviewed 28 September 2014 by Nmbrown246
(Verified Purchase)

The Samsung Smart TV was outdated when we bought it! It freezes and restarts itself when watching Hulu and Netflix and has unknown yet "popular" apps in the hub preloaded. Very disappointing, this... Read more…

Reviewed 6 September 2014 by Shopper969
(Verified Purchase)

Not happy with this TV at all. It takes forever to load to watch Netflix or use any other apps. The message reads :"Preparing the TV. Please try again later " - very confusing. So, you almost have... Read more…

Reviewed 2 November 2015 by Earnest
(Verified Purchase)

I have a older 40" Samsung HDTV that outperform this new Smart TV. The picture does not fit the whole screen. I have them side by side and my older one shows better, clearer and fill out the whole... Read more…

Reviewed 5 September 2014 by Buddy
Buddy would recommend the Samsung UN40H5203 (Verified Purchase)

I don't like the picture getting so dark when there are no lights on. Should stay the same...

Reviewed 28 August 2014 by Sjwlady
Sjwlady would recommend the Samsung UN40H5203 (Verified Purchase)

Recommend this to anyone looking for a good value and great TV...

Reviewed 27 September 2015 by Manny
Manny would recommend the Samsung UN40H5203

Excellent TV Video and Audio quality, Doesn't really need anything else other than what this specific TV model provides. Best features, sharp video quality, Awesome Audio system, certainly no need... Read more…

Reviewed 20 May 2015 by GreenMtnGal
(Verified Purchase)

I was very pleased with the 32" Samsung tv that I was using. So I moved up to the "Smart" 40" Samsung when I thought the price justified it. My observations: 1.This tv takes a long time to turn on... Read more…

Reviewed 22 December 2014 by Gzus
Gzus would recommend the Samsung UN40H5203 (Verified Purchase)

This Samsung TV is what I wanted. I have nothing but Samsung TV's in my home and I recommend this brand highly. The picture, sound and quality are excellent. And this is a Smart TV too. I can do... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $46.18
Electricity cost when on standby $1.42
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Total running cost over 5 years $47.60
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un40h5203, samsung un40h5203a, samsung un40h5203r, samsung un40h5203af, samsung un40h5203ar, samsung un40h5203arb, samsung un40h5203afx, samsung un40h5203afxz, samsung un40h5203afxza
Barcodes 00638499464586, 00748252537249, 00887276055886, 00887276056098, 00999990009219, 08872760558860, 748252537249R1, 887276055886R1