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Samsung HG55NB690

Samsung HG55NB690

55" Direct-Lit LED Apr 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date
Direct-lit LED technology provides the brilliance and energy savings advantages of LED technology, along with the uniform brightness typical of CCFL displays. It's possible to upgrade your rooms... More
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7 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Samsung is one of the superior television manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Samsung also has good reviews for its large TVs.

3D Compatible

The HG55NB690 is 3D compatible. Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also are 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Samsung HG55NB690 supports smart TV features. Most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the HG55NB690 also support smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The HG55NB690 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the HG55NB690.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The HG55NB690 has more composite video in ports than most of the large TVs that were released around the same time as the HG55NB690. Most of the large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the HG55NB690 only have one composite video in port, however this Samsung TV has two composite video in ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The HG55NB690 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the HG55NB690 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs of a comparable age and type to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HG55NB690 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the HG55NB690 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the HG55NB690, the HG55NB690 does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The HG55NB690 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency (only 120 hertz) compared to most of the other large TVs that were released around the same time as the HG55NB690. Large TVs that were released around the same time as the HG55NB690 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most TVs of a comparable age and spec to the HG55NB690 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the HG55NB690 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Slow Response Time

With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the HG55NB690 has one of the slower response times amongst large TVs of this age. Across all the televisions of a comparable spec and age to the HG55NB690 the response times range from 0.1ms to 16ms, and the average response time is 6.3ms.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HG55NB690

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago. 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

Samsung released the HG55NB690 over three years ago.

Average Thickness

At 48.8 millimeters, the Samsung HG55NB690 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Display Diagonal
HD Type
LED Backlighting Type
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Response Time
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Supported 3D Technologies
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Audio Input for DVI
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
RJ-12 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On Screen Display (OSD)
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Game Mode
BD Wise
Local Dimming
Plug and Play
Picture Processing Technology
Colour of Product
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $73.39
Electricity cost when on standby $2.25
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Total running cost over 5 years $75.64
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung HG55NB690uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung hg55nb690, samsung hg55nb690q, samsung hg55nb690qf, samsung hg55nb690qfx, samsung hg55nb690qfxz, samsung hg55nb690qfxza
Barcodes 00887276025612, 08806085688711