Samsung UN32EH5300 – LED-LCD – 32-Inch – Full HD – SmartTV and Wi-Fi
Update December 2013: Amazon Warehouse Deals has this model available in used but very good condition. If you want this totally new, it’s no longer sold directly by Amazon.
Samsung UN32EH5300 is the first TV I reviewed on my site. You can check out the complete review here: Samsung UN32EH5300 Review – Smart TV & Built-in Wi-Fi on a Budget. There’s really not much to say. It’s Samsung’s 2012 upper entry model to have Smart TV and Wi-Fi. Not sure how much longer this TV will be around, though.
The infobox with the tabs below will hopefully help you find the information you’re looking for. I’ve tried to gather all useful information on this Samsung 2012 TV model. Naturally, I will add more, especially in the “Q and A” section. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments section below. Thanks!
- Ideal as a second TV for your bedroom, kitchen, your children's bedroom, dorm, or fitness room.
- You want a budget price but you don't want to miss out on Samsung's Smart TV - Smart Hub. Design is though the lagoon interface from 2012.
- You don't mind a more or less heavily discounted TV model of 2012.
|Low-priced Samsung 2012 model with built-in Samsung-style Smart TV and - surprisingly - Wi-Fi. Comes with Full HD, 1080p. Good image quality if you’re watching bright images. Current street price at about a third less than the list price gives this model a great features/price ratio.|
|Model Name||Screen Size||TV Type|
|Samsung UN32EH5300F||32 Inches||LED-LCD (LED TV)|
|Brand||Display Format||Refresh Rate|
|Samsung||1080p (Full HD)||60 Hertz (Samsung CMR 120)|
|LED Backlight Type||Connectivity||Smart TV Functions|
|Direct-lit||Wi-Fi and LAN built in||Smart Hub|
|3 HDMI, 2 USB|
|Amazon.com Category:||LED TVs Best Sellers Rank:2|
|Price (List Price):|
|Amazon Deal:||Last Update: 2014/2/27 07:10:06 PST|
|You Save (Off LP):||N/A Price too low to show|
|Check Price Now!||Amazon.com
|Disclaimer: Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com/Amazon.ca at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.|
|What Amazon buyers are saying (click above buttons to read more):||
- I love this TV!
- The best LED-lit television at a budget price.
- This TV is a well kept secret.
- Just what we were looking for!
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What's in the Reviews
In respect of copyright I won't quote ratings
|avforums.com||Detailed review with a positive outcome. It's for the UK model (starts with UE) but still useful to U.S. and Canadian buyers.||Amazon Product Page|
Another UK-based review. Interesting that the upbeat text does not match the rather low rating.
|lcdtvbuyingguide.com||Review is for the 46 inches model. One page review without a specific rating but I think the author sees this model in positive light.||Product Manuals|
|pcadvisor.co.uk||Another UK review. Thumbs up :-)||Manufacturer Support|
|rtings.com||Good comparision table with other Samsung models.||Best Product Forum|
|reviews.cnet.com||CNET USA does not have a proper review but compare it to the 6000 for which they have a review (link provided)|
|reviews.cnet.co.uk||CNET UK does review the 46 inches version of this model in a lot of detail.|
|televisioninfo.com||U.S. review based on the 50 inches model. Feel it's a great value for a budget TV.|
|trustedreviews.com||Based on the UK 46 inches model. Most detailed review (three pages) I could find with a positive verdict.|
- The Pros and Cons
- Get It At Amazon
- Experts Reviews
- Amazon Product Page
- Manufacturer's Page
- Product Manuals
- Manufacturer Support
- Product Forum
- Samsung's appealing Smart TV
- Built-in Wi-Fi - No need to buy a dongle
- Great value for money
- Black levels not perfect, and some motion blur
- Not exactly thin. Panel has a depth of 3.7 inches
- 2012 model, it's not brand new
The Experts Reviews
Fan of the detailed specs ... I salute you!
Samsung UN32EH5300 / LED 5300 Series TV
|Bezel Width||0.5" Thin|
|Slim Type||Edge Slim|
|Stand Type (Color)||Round (Black)|
|Screen Size||31.5" Measured Diagonally|
|Native Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Dolby Digital Plus/ Pulse||Yes|
|Sound Effect System||SRS TheaterSound® HD|
|DTS 2.0+Digital Out / DTS Premium Sound||DTS 2.0 + Digital Out|
|Sound Output (RMS||10W x 2|
|Speaker Type||Down Firing + Full Range|
|Apps Platform||Smart TV with Apps, S-Recommendation and Full Web Browser|
|Wide Color Enhancer||Wide Color Enhancer Plus|
|Auto Volume Leveler||Yes|
|RVU||Yes (Direct TV Ready)|
|Smart Phone Remote Support||Yes|
|OSD Language||English, Spanish, French|
|Auto Power Off||Yes|
|Clock & On/Off Timer||Yes|
Inputs & Outputs
|Composite (AV)||1 (Shared with Component)|
|RF In (Terrestrial/Cable Input)||1|
|DVI Audio In (Mini Jack)||1|
|Digital Audio Out (Optical)||1|
|Audio Out Mini Jack||1|
|RS232 (AV Control)||Yes|
|Product Size (W x H x D) Without Stand||29.1" x 17.5" x 3.7"|
|Product Size (W x H x D) With Stand||29.1" x 19.6" x 7.6"|
|Shipping Size (W x H x D)||35.5" x 20.9" x 6.4"|
|Product Weight Without Stand||12.8 lb.|
|Product Weight With Stand||14.3 lb.|
|Shipping Weight||17.6 lb.|
|ENERGY STAR® Compliant||ENERGY STAR 6.0|
|Energy Guide Label||PDF Samsung.com|
|Power Supply (V)||AC110-120V 60Hz|
|Typical Power Consumption||29 W|
|Maximum Power Consumption||69 W|
|Standby Power Consumption||Under 0.3 W|
|TV Tuner* System||DTV Tuner/Digital Cable Tuner/Analog Tuner|
|Remote||Standard Remote (TM1250)|
|Remote Control Battery||Included|
|Mini Wall Mount Compatibility||Compatible|
|Vesa Wall Mount Compatibility||Yes (200x200) - Sorry, Samsung, but your online info of VESA 400 is incorrect.|
|One (1) Year Parts and Labor||Yes|
|Parts and Labor Commercial Use||90 Days|
Samsung UN32EH5300 Review – Smart TV & Built-in Wi-Fi on a Budget
Yes, you can hook up your USB pen drive or hard drive to one of the two USB 2.0 connectors. You then have to select USB after you click SOURCE on your TV remote. The following file extensions are supported:
- .avi, .mkv, .asf, .wmv, .mp4, .3gp, .vro, .mpg, .mpeg, .ts, .tp, .trp, .mov, .flv (that’s Adobe Flash), .vob, .svi, .m2ts, .mts, .divx, .webm
Of course, playback depends what codecs were used for the video encoding. This TV supports the following codecs:
- DivX 3.11/4.x/5x/6x
- MPEG4 SP/ASP
- H.264 BP/MP/HP
- Motion JPEG
- Windows Media Video v9
- VP6, VP8
Subtitles in the popular formats .srt and .sub are also supported.
Yes, you can. Make sure you get a VESA 200 wall mount, that is 200 millimeters horizontal by 200 millimeters vertical. Samsung’s online info with VESA 400 is incorrect, but they do have it correct for the 2013 successor model – the UN32F5500 – which is VESA 200 too.
A popular wall mount the Mount-it! LCD TV Wall Mount Bracket available for a very decent price on Amazon. A simple to follow instruction manual is included, of course.
No, Wi-Fi is built-in. You don’t have buy anything extra.
When working in large TV stores this year I often got asked: Do I have to buy a cable to hook this up to my Hi-Fi setup? Yes, because manufacturers do not include video or audio connection cables, the analog type or modern HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) cables. There’s a reason for that: they simply cannot know your setup so including cables that you’ll never need would be a big waste.
The easiest way to connect everything is via HDMI. You have three HDMI connectors. Today’s soundbars, home theaters, Blu-Ray players, and game consoles should all come with HDMI. If you’re not sure just check at the back of your device.
If you have an older analog setup, you could use Composite In. If you want audio in, there’s a PC Audio Input (Mini Jack) and a DVI In Audio In Jack.
For audio output you have an optical digital audio connector and a Audio Out Mini Jack, usually called the 3.5mm headphones jack or “stereo mini”. You can easily get a Stereo mini-to-RCA adapter cable, so you can hook it up to older Hi-Fi sets.
Using Smart Hub apps means going through Samsung Smart Hub servers. If you get this message it means their servers are having a problem. I know, the error message could be more meaningful, but that’s just the way it is.
There’s more information on this blog: http://errormodelbind.blogspot.ch/
According to displaylag.com’s database the input lag for this model is classified as great with 26 milliseconds. Please not that it’s for the 40-inch model, but it should be the same for the 32-inch version.