Thanks to LED TV technology there are now sets like the Samsung UE46D5000 on the market which are considerably slimmer, lighter and more energy efficient than their predecessors while upping the ante when it comes to on-screen picture quality and performance-enhancing extras.
Note: Model Numbers Explained
The model reviewed here is available at various retailers but may have different model numbers shown on the LED TV’s in their store floor rooms or on their websites.
UE46D5000 – Dixons, 1staudiovisual, Currys, John Lewis
UE46D5000PWXXU – Comet, Laskys, Amazon, Woolworths
Minimalistic styling that would look good when hung on any wall
The Samsung UE46D5000 has the same build quality and external styling as a number of other contemporary models from this manufacturer.
From the front it is a simple rectangle with no curves or soft edges to hamper its minimalist design.
The thin strip of clear plastic which surrounds the black bezel is the only quirk on show and so it should not put off those who are looking for something simple to fit into an uncluttered living space.
46 inch panel with enough on-board tech for a super picture
The 46 inch screen size means that a 1080p full HD resolution is essential, which is precisely what the Samsung UE46D5000 LED TV has as standard.
Samsung’s Wide Colour Enhancer is onboard which takes a very thorough approach to bringing the picture to life.
Each individual pixel and hue is analysed and presented in a way that will seem natural, with a particular emphasis on putting a real degree of polish on high definition content.
The LED backlighting goes hand in hand with this feature, not only promoting rich colours but also offering deep blacks and well defined whites with a contrast ratio that would not have been attainable on LCD panels in the past.
Built-in Freeview, 4 HDMI ports plus USB connectivity on the UE46D5000
The Samsung UE46D5000 has a Freeview digital TV tuner built into it so you can discard your standalone set top box.
It also has four HDMI inputs to keep all your HD devices connected at the same time for easy switching.
Like a number of its rivals the Samsung UE46D5000 has a USB port on hand to help you share your digital photographs and home videos with ease on the big screen.
It is compatible with a variety of video file types so you can quickly transfer clips onto a USB drive from your computer and make the most of them on the big screen.
Lower your carbon footprint in these cost saving times
Samsung is keen to emphasise the green credentials of all of its LED TVs and the Samsung UE46D5000 is no different in this department.
If you are upgrading from an older LCD TV then it could be up to 40 per cent more energy efficient, reducing bills and cutting your carbon footprint.
The built in sensor to determine the ambient lighting in the room and thus adjust backlight intensity and other settings appropriately is just one aspect of this eco-friendly approach to entertainment.
If a plasma screen will be too bulky and a smaller TV just will not do, try out the 46 inch Samsung UE46D5000 and see why many people keep going back to this firm time after time.
It may be an entry level LED TV but it ensures you get a lot for your money.
If you are not bothered with having the latest online widget connectivity that feature heavily in upper range models then this telly offers outstanding quality at a knock down price.
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