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Samsung UN40H5203

$630.60
$349.99 $280.61 cheaper than 72 days ago
40" Flat Jun 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Release Date
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5 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, UN40H5203 owners rated this television as terrific.

Samsung Televisions Have Good Reviews

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

Supports Smart TV Features

The Samsung UN40H5203 supports smart TV features, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UN40H5203 do not support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-40AS640[plb_2232477_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Samsung UN40H5203 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN40H5203 do not have a WiFi connection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], or the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The UN40H5203 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the UN40H5203 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a television that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Panasonic TC-L47ET5[plb_403365_price], or the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UN40H5203 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might want to look at including the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The Samsung UN40H5203 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age. The average RMS rated power of comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN40H5203 is 18W.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UN40H5203, the UN40H5203 does not feature OLED technology.

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

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Very Thick

Televisions of a similar type and age to the UN40H5203 have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm. At 93.98 millimeters, the Samsung UN40H5203 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN40H5203.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 93.98mm thick TVs currently available including the Samsung UN32EH5000[plb_403260_price] which has better reviews.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN40H5203

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Samsung released the UN40H5203.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a similar spec and age to 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

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Reviewed 19 November 2014 by Rutvij
Rutvij would recommend the Samsung UN40H5203 (Verified Purchase)

This is a great value for a TV this size with this many features, and this clear of a picture. Overall: Pros -LED screen is gorgeous; great for bright colors and no blur when watching sports.... Read more…

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 November 2014 by SheryKy
SheryKy would recommend the Samsung UN40H5203 (Verified Purchase)

Ok so for the price I guess you could say this is a pretty good tv. However, its not like you buy a tv everyday so when you do it should be great. When i got this tv, instantly i noticed that the... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2014 by Lotus

I took advantage of BB Black Friday Deal with Samsung 40" Led Smart TV 5203 Series. Upon getting home, set up was easy and I was able to hook up all my components with no probem. I was not... Read more…

Reviewed 29 August 2014 by Dad1947
Dad1947 would recommend the Samsung UN40H5203 (Verified Purchase)

This Samsung smart TV has an outstanding picture quality. Colors are bright & vibrant. Internet connection is fast and no drop out is seen. Better than average sound quality. Setup is simple and... 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 3 October 2014 by Mcgran44
(Verified Purchase)

Past the 15 days my daughter started having trouble with the tv shutting off. It was a gift and she was unable to return it. I have never had a problem with Best Buy. Very unhappy!

Reviewed 6 November 2014 by SatisfyCustomer
SatisfyCustomer would recommend the Samsung UN40H5203 (Verified Purchase)

I'm very happy with my first purchase of a flat screen tv. I love that it's also a smart tv with multi-functions for today's technology and my best brand in electronics Samsung... Excellent... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $43.63
Electricity cost when on standby $1.34
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Total running cost over 5 years $44.97
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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