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Samsung UN40F5000 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz Slim LED HDTV

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Samsung UN40F5000 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz Slim LED HDTV

Samsung UN40F5000 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz Slim LED HDTV

  • 1080p HDTV : Better picture quality
  • 60Hz Refresh Rate: Good for general viewing
  • TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 36.5 X 21.7 X 1.9 Inches, TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 36.5 X 24.1 X 9.3 Inches

Samsung UN40F5000 40-Inch LED 1080p 60Hz HDTV The new Series 5 will take your breath away. Every image can be seen in amazing clarity with deep blacks and pure whites. The realistic details of every image will remain intact even for those images that move quickly across the TV screen. The slim profile design provides an immersive viewing experience. The UN40F5000 features a Clear Motion Rate of 120, allowing you to experience sharp picture quality, even when you are
watching fast-moving images like sports or action movies.
Clear Motion Rate was developed to accurately measure
how well a LCD or LED TV can depict fast-moving images.
Previously, motion-clarity was calculated by the frame

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Miwo October 9, 2013 - 9:58 pm
74 of 82 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
see notes! Good bedroom TV or gaming monitor, April 30, 2013

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Here are some various tidbits that are not really listed in the product description:

– Bezel is GLOSSY, Screen is MATTE (very happy, I dont see reflections!)
– Stand plastic and is not adjustable at all. No vertical tilting, or even horizontal tilt. Definitely the worst part about the TV
– Game Mode turns off most image enhancement but cuts down on Input Lag. I play fighting games that require 1-frame links (inputs within 1/60 of a second). This TV is fast in game mode and should not hurt your gameplay
– Sound quality is mediocre/average at best. They are TV speakers, so you shouldn’t expect much
– An IR receiver sits blatantly on the bottom-right hand corner of the bezzle. It is a small bump on the bottom of the screen. Rather than put the IR receiver on the bezel or behind the screen, it makes the unit look cheap… so samsung can save a few bucks on each unit
– Happy to report no overscan/underscan issues on PC/PS3. i didnt have to make any adjustments to fill the screen correctly
– No VGA input. Only Two HDMI and One Component input. Could be a problem if you want to connect a console, blu-ray, and a computer if you only have HDMI connections. You would need a receiver or switcher obviously.
– NON STANDARD POWER BRICK. It is rated 14v @ 2.5a. This means max power consumption should be 35W. Energy star rating of $4 / year. Could be a real hassle if the power brick decides to go. Probably need to get a samsung brick, since 14V is not really common!!

Hope this helps someone. I bought this TV without knowing these things, but I am glad it worked out for me. I use it as a console gaming monitor in my office next to my main PC

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John October 9, 2013 - 9:07 pm
70 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great picture & bright screen. Has a transformer, April 14, 2013

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This review is for the 22″ version.
This tv is wall mounted in our kitchen, which is very well lit & surrounded by windows, yet the screen is bright and colorful. I have both a PS3 and AppleTv hooked up to it, and the picture rivals that of our much more expensive 3yr old 40″ Sony Bravia (which was $1100), the colors don’t have quite the depth of the Sony, but the clarity of this TV is better and moving images have more separation from the background image.
Tv weighs very little and could easily be held by most any mount. Remote is nice and has a backlight.
One complaint I do have is there is no mention of this unit being a lo-volt (12v DC) model. Meaning it requires an included transformer to step down the 120v AC power. This isn’t a real problem unless you are wall mounting the tv and suddenly realize that you now have to contend with concealing a 1.5″x1″x3.5″ transformer. I almost returned the tv based on this alone, however, the cord on the transformer was long enough that I could conceal the transformer in the cabinet below with my other A/V equipment and pull the wire up throughout the wall with the HDMI cable. This actually worked out to my advantage because the lo-volt wire is much smaller than a typical AC cord so it was easier to hide the wire from the back of the TV to the wall.
On a side note, not sure if this TV (being lo-volt) would be a great choice for an RV/Motorhome.

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Dangs "Dan" October 9, 2013 - 8:08 pm
225 of 238 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best Samsung 60hz TV to date, March 29, 2013
Dangs “Dan” (Baltimore, MD) –

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I was ready to purchase the `12 model year Samsung 5000 series TV when I found out that this updated model was available. My local big box stores did not have the F5000 series in stock yet so I had to take a chance on this set and buy it sight unseen.

I would rate myself as a fairly knowledgeable user, and a very picky one at that. I read AV forums online and I constantly tinker with my TVs to get the best picture possible out of them. I am very glad that I waited to get this new ’13 model, as the quality and features are substantially improved.

For starters, comparing this model side by side with the older Samsung EH5000 models, the first thing you will notice is how much thinner the F5000 is. At 1.9″ thick, it’s almost as thin as any LCD TV gets; and its roughly half as thick as the prior model. The 2″ difference really matters, especially for those of you who will be wall mounting the TV. With a low profile mount, the TV is about as flat as one could expect to get.

Appearance-wise, the F5000 is a stunning looking TV. The bezel is ultra-thin and glossy black. The bezel bows down slightly in the bottom center of the TV to show off the Samsung logo. Compared to another same size Samsung LCD in our house that is just three years older, the F5000 looks futuristic and sleek. I love the design direction that they have taken in 2013.

But all this means nothing if the TV isn’t just as fantastic from a performance standpoint. Luckily, the function is well matched to the form.

The first thing I checked after getting my TV mounted to the wall was the evenness of the backlight. Our previous non-LED Samsung had a slight “flashlight” effect to it. When looking at an all black screen, you could see noticeable bright spots, especially near the corners. My F5000 set, however, appears to be perfectly even from edge to edge. Very impressive considering this is one of their lower end lines.

The picture on the TV is excellent. I’m not sure how they achieved it, but considering its only a 60hz panel, the motion is the smoothest I have seen to date. No perceptible blur during fast action on the few shows I’ve watched so far. Like all other LED TVs, the factory settings have the backlight set too bright and the red level pushed too hard, which makes skin tones appear slightly too unnatural. This is a quick and easy fix in the video settings menu. I’ve only had the set a short while and am still making adjustments to my settings; I will update this review shortly with a full list of the optimum picture adjustments. But even without a single adjustment, I am just very shocked at how stunning the picture is. Also, I was expecting to immediately disable the “eco” features of the TV, but I surprisingly fell in love with one of them. It has a built in sensor that measures the brightness of your room, and adjusts the backlight accordingly. I had my mind set on disabling this right away, but after trying it out, it’s actually very well implemented. It is especially useful for anyone using this TV in a bedroom… If you want to lay in bed and watch some TV in the dark, it will dim the picture slightly and keep it from being uncomfortably bright. If I wasn’t using it in a bedroom, I’d probably want to disable it. Thankfully, its very easy to access the eco settings to adjust or disable it for those of you who don’t care to try it.

Right now, I can only think of two Cons to go against the many pros, and they are both minor. The first con is that the backlit remote is very very dimly lit. Even with the backlight activated, it takes a second or two to figure out what each button is. Thankfully though, this becomes a non-factor once you’ve used it a few times and have the locations memorized. The second con is that the included stand, at least on my 32″, is very cheaply made. Samsung clearly has done some serious cost saving on the quality of the stand. Although they managed to make it look OK, the feel of it is terrible. It’s a very thin gauge of reinforced plastic. This isn’t an issue for anyone who is wall mounting like myself, but I felt it was worth mentioning. It feels significantly less sturdy than all previous Samsung TV stands that I have owned.

One last thing I’ll note for those looking to wall mount. Some descriptions list the 32″ version as being VESA 400×400. This is INCORRECT. I can confirm for sure that it is VESA 200×200 for the UN32F5000. The Samsung manual will confirm this, but as of the time of me writing this review, Amazon lists it at 400×400 which is very wrong.

Overall, the F5000 series feels like a big step in the right direction for Samsung, and I am thrilled with the TV so far. I will update this review in the near future with my recommended picture settings once I get them dialed in exactly as I want them.

EDIT on 6/17/2013:

As promised here are the best picture settings I have tried for this…

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