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Samsung un32eh5300 review


The Samsung UN32EH5300 is one of the budget LED TVs in the market today. The picture quality is not the same as its expensive counterparts but is quite nice for the price that you pay and for its size. This HDTV also has some useful features that may be a good selling point for the model such as the Smart Content and the built-in Wi-Fi. In addition, it also has innovative apps that are made exclusively for the TV along with Signature Services, AllShare, Wide Color Enhancer Plus and Smart Hub but you could also download new ones like Netflix, YouTube and Facebook. This allows you to watch your favorite movies and television broadcasts while chatting with your friends online. All of these are included in a package of around $500.


Accessories



Right out of the box, the Samsung UN32EH5300 comes with the LED HDTV, stand, standard remote and documentation.


Brand Reputation
Samsung is considered as one of the top producers of high quality HDTVs. The LED HDTVs provided by the brand is world-renowned to be superior in quality alongside – if not better than – Panasonic and Sony.
Display Technology


This is one of the 32-inch LED HDTVs we have reviewed. The picture is something that you would expect for the price you’re paying it knowing there are better alternatives available in the market today. However, the picture quality along with the line of features incorporated into the Samsung UN32EH5300 makes up for the price of under $500. You might be tempted to look for LCD HDTVs but getting the entire package of this model for its price – it seems there is really no need to do so.

Screen Size

 
The Samsung UN32EH5300 is a web-savvy TV ideal for bedrooms and offices or dens. It has the key performance of larger HDTVs in a more compact 32-inch design. Although a larger 40-inch HDTV is really tempting and enticing, this model can actually give you basic needs depending on what you would actually use it for. It is deemed necessary that you define your needs before you make your purchase. If you actually need something that’s worth watching from 10-feet away then this model may not give you exactly what you require. I have no actual needs of larger HDTV for my bedroom so this model fits just right so it depends on your preferences.

Weight/Dimensions
The Samsung UN32EH5300 weighs only 14.3 pounds with dimensions 7.6 x 29.1 x 19.6 inches. Considering this information, it guarantees easy transport from one place to another but more importantly it allows easy storage, mounting and setting up so there will be no major technicalities involved. Its shipping weight is only 19 pounds, which is obviously lightweight comparable to other leading brands.

Resolution
Fortunately, the Samsung UN32EH5300 has 1080p resolution in a compact 32-inch design. This ensures ultimate clarity and detail of all movies, broadcasts or slideshows you’re watching. Overall, its 1080p resolution is really impressive. There are cheaper 720p resolution models available as well but if you want more vivid and life-like HDTV in your home then this is a great buy. It actually depends on where and how you use it. Nonetheless, the 1080p resolution of this 32-inch LED HDTV is quite stunning for its price. Though many television broadcasts and movies are in 720p resolution, the 1080p resolution allows you to view details more vividly and clearly. With its price set at under $500, the resolution plus all its features guarantee value for money.

Inputs
The Samsung UN32EH5300 has 3 HDMI ports and 1 USB port. The two most important connections today for easy playback of music and movies from external video sources and digital equipment are HDMI and USB. Having 3 HDMI ports allow you to connect HD components such as satellite TV and cable so they would look and produce sound best but it would also include easier connection to digital cameras or camcorders. The USB port on the other hand allows you to plug in various devices like flash drive and external storage devices where you put all your photos, movies and music.

Additional Features

 
The Samsung UN32EH5300 has wide array of features including:
Signature Services
  • Family Story – A feature that lets you enjoy moments with your family on Samsung UN32EH5300. This is an app that uploads your photos to the gallery. Furthermore, you can chat in real time, share important events and even post messages so everyone is updated.
  • Fitness – Samsung UN32EH5300 also helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle through this feature. It is a video-on-demand service that allowing you to continue an exercise regimen and manage your workout history. Tracking your progress is also easy by downloading the Exercise App on mobile devices in conjunction with the TV.
  • Kids Story – This feature in Samsung UN32EH5300 is useful in the sense that it could provide a combined home entertainment and education. With this app, you can provide your kids child-friendly programming so your child can learn while watching. Leisure time has never been better with this feature.
Smart Content
The Samsung UN32EH5300 is Samsung’s latest Smart TV that allows you to gain new access to favorite shows, games, movies and beyond throughout the web and other sources. With Smart Content, you can get movies or TV broadcasts from dependable sources including Hulu Plus and Netflix along with ESPN Score Center. In this model, Samsung also upgraded AllShare networking that allows you to access content from cloud or other compatible devices.
Built-in Wi-Fi
The built-in Wi-Fi technology allows direct access to wireless networks. The Wi-Fi Direct technology also allows you to directly transfer content wirelessly from devices without a necessary Wi-Fi network.
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
The Wide Color Enhancer Plus for Samsung UN32EH5300 allows you to view picture colors as vividly and clearly as it was intended to be.
Apart from the standard features of Samsung UN32EH5300 and the ones already mentioned, you can also take advantage of the built-in browser – of course you will need wireless connection to browse online pages. The remote controls come with illumination for easier operation even when you switch off the lights. You can also take advantage of Anynet+ which simplifies the control of compatible components through HDMI connection. Overall, it entirely depends on your preferences but if you’re looking for HDTVs packed with useful and entertaining features under $500 then this is it.

Consumer Ratings
Consumer ratings for Samsung UN32EH5300 are on the average 4.3 out of 5 stars and I couldn’t agree more. This is by far an excellent rating to get by a compact 32-inch HDTV in the market today. Consumers say that the picture quality and color are impressive as well as the sound produced. A lot would also agree that setting up the HDTV is easy and convenient.
Some consumers say that their unit shuts down randomly which does not usually happens in all units. Also, some say that it is hard to navigate the TV’s features using the standard remote. There is also no flash support as I’ve already mentioned. Apart from these glitches that consumers found so far, the HDTV performance is quite impressive. Amazon consumers rated it 4.3 out of 5 stars.
See Amazon’s Reviews for the Samsung UN32EH5300 HDTV

Conclusion
When it comes to the price, the Samsung UN32EH5300 is not necessarily the cheapest or the most expensive. With all the features you can get through the package, the price of under $500 proves to be great value for money. But it all boils down to what you are going to use the TV for. If you’re planning to have sleek, sophisticated and web-savvy HDTV in your bedroom, this model from Samsung is a great buy.

Pros
The most enticing element about Samsung UN32EH5300 is the presence of various features such as for internet connections, Netflix, etc. The Wi-Fi technology included in the TV is a major plus to the HDTV as well as the fact that it has stronger and easy setup to connections. The overall picture quality is pretty impressive. The web page PIP comes along with the TV signal.
Cons
The web browser doesn’t support Flash, which I initially thought Samsung does support on these TVs. However, if you don’t plan on using the HDTV as your ‘computer’ then I think this is not much of an issue. Perhaps another turn-off would be the 32-inch compact design for the 1080p resolution since it is ideally used for smaller spaces and not as a primary TV in the living room.


Specifications


ManufacturerSamsung
Manufacturer Part #UN32EH5300FXZA
Cost Central Item #11594488
Product DescriptionSamsung UN32EH5300 - 32" Class ( 31.5" viewable ) 5 Series LED-backlit LCD TV - Smart TV - 1080p (FullHD)
Product TypeLED-backlit LCD TV - Smart TV
Diagonal Size32" Class ( 31.5" viewable )
Diagonal Size (cm)82 cm ( 80 cm viewable )
Approximate Dimensions (WxDxH)29.1 in x 3.7 in x 17.5 in - without stand
Approximate Weight12.8 lbs
Resolution1920 x 1080
Display Format1080p (FullHD)
Motion Enhancement Technology120 Hz Clear Motion Rate
Video InterfaceComponent, HDMI
HDMI Ports Qty3 port(s)
Connectivity ProtocolsEthernet, 802.11b (Wi-Fi)
HDCP CompatibleYes
LCD Backlight TechnologyLED backlight
Internet Streaming ServicesSmart Hub
Additional FeaturesIntegrated web browser, Smart Content Manager, ConnectShare Movie, Wide Color Enhancer Plus, Smart Hub, Search All, AllShare Play, progressive scan
Sound Output ModeStereo
Speaker System2 speakers
Sound EffectsSRS TheaterSound HD
Stereo Reception SystemMTS
USB PortYes , 2 port(s)
Remote ControlRemote control
Manufacturer Warranty1 year warranty