Samsung
UE40ES6800

Key specification

LED

LCD and LED TVs differ only in the way the screen is illuminated. A handful of backlight lamps light-up a traditional LCD display, on ‘LED TVs’ the lamps have been replaced by hundreds of smaller LEDs (light emitting diodes). LEDs are also more energy efficient than traditional bulbs. Plasma TVs do not have backlights but illuminated by the brightness of individual gas cells.

Edge LED

LCD TVs use traditional CCFL bulbs as their light source, but newer LED sets are instead illuminated by hundreds of tiny LEDs. Plasma TVs use completely different technology to LCD and LED that does not require a backlight.

40"

This is the size of the screen in inches, measured diagonally across.

-

The number of pixels the TV can display (horizontal x vertical).

DVB-T (MPEG4)

With a Freeview tuner you can watch standard-definition TV without needing to pay for a subscription or buy a separate set-top box.

No

With a Freeview HD tuner you can watch both standard and high-definition TV without needing to pay for a subscription or buy a separate set-top box. Most TVs have just one Freeview HD tuner, but some have two.

DVB-S2 (HD)

With a Freesat tuner you can watch standard-definition TV without needing to pay for a subscription or buy a separate set-top box. Although, you will need a satellite dish on your house.

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This TV can receive Freesat HD, meaning you can watch both standard and high-definition TV without needing to pay for a subscription, or buy a separate set-top box. Although, you will need a satellite dish on your house. Most TVs have just one Freesat HD tuner, but some have two.

-

Alongside Freesat, this TV can also tune to other types of satellite TV signal.

Yes

A TV with PVR functionality allows you to plug a hard disk drive into the USB port to pause, rewind and record live TV. Some TVs have twin tuner PVRs, meaning you can watch one channel while recording another.

Yes

The TV is capable of displaying 3D TV and games, as well as 3D Blu-ray movies. 3D glasses come in either 'active' or 'passive' types, and they sometimes don't come bundled with the TV - check our reviews for this.

-

This means the TV can decode an audio description signal. AD is an additional narration for visually-impaired people describing significant visual information, such as body language and scenery.

Smart TV

Yes

Allows you to access a selection of internet apps and web content, such as catch-up TV and movie download services like BBC iPlayer and Netflix. Most smart TVs also allow full web browsing.

Yes

Some smart TVs come with built-in wi-fi, while others connect wirelessly with the addition of a wi-fi USB dongle (either supplied or sold separately).

Yes

Allows you to surf websites on your TV.

Yes

Access to an online app store allowing you to download more apps to your TV.

Connectivity

3

Socket for connecting to high-definition equipment, such as Blu-ray player or Sky HD box. Carries HD video and multi-channel audio.

3

Means you can plug in your digital camera and view photos on the big screen (they tend to look great on high resolution displays). Many USB ports support digital music and camcorder playback.

-

Socket for plugging in headphones.

1

Number of scart sockets. These can connect older recording devices, DVD players, and set-top boxes. RGB is the highest quality video signal that can be carried on a Scart and is your best bet for a good picture.

-

Bluetooth devices, such as TVs, sound bars and smartphones, can communication with each other wirelessly.

Power use

92.0

Based on using our viewing panel's ideal picture settings. These settings are aimed at getting the best picture, but typically mean the TV uses less energy, too. on using our viewing panel’s ideal picture settings. Settings are aimed at getting the best picture, but typically mean it uses less energy too. An energy efficient 40-inch LED should use around 60-70 Watts. Larger 42-inch plasma TVs will use more than twice that amount of energy.

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Energy consumed with energy saving picture setting activated (typically involves dimming the backlight).

0.10

During standby after 2 hours and/or using ECO mode. This should be below 2 watts to meet the Energy Saving Trust recommendation.

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Based on the TV switched on for 5 hours a day and left in standby for the rest of the day. Electricity priced at 16.41p per kWh.

Ideal picture settings

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