Summary: Maybe it's just me, but I had no idea that an HDTV would need so much picture adjusting. I expected to be able to plug it in, connect to my HD receiver or Blue-ray player and get a great quality picture every time. This, however, has not been the case. I find that I have to make picture adjustments for each individual show or movie. The picture quality changes even within the SAME show or movie! Sometimes it looks sharp and clear and the color balance is decent.
Summary: We "upgraded" from a Samsung 32" LCD to this 40" LED Smart TV. While it does everything it is supposed to, we did not fully understand the limitations of a typical "smart" TV. We hoped to be able to watch missed episodes of TV shows directly from the TV network's website, as we previously did through a laptop connected into the 32". However, we learned too late that the "smart" feature does not include full PC-type interface and support.
Summary: We've had our tv for about a month now and really like it. We bought it to upgrade our 32" Samsung LED, which we still are very happy with - in a smaller room. We have the sound hooked up to our stereo surround sound, so I really can't speak to the quality of the sound. I think the only cons we have are the cursor and the search feature when online. They are very slow when compared to a mouse and keyboard. We bought a wireless keyboard and that has helped a lot.
Summary: Purchased TV well below market price. That made this TV my best choice for my money. There are 2 important things you should consider before buying this TV or any Samsung Smart TV. One is that the 120 Clear Motion Rate is still only 60Hz so pictures in fast motion will still look clearer in true 120Hz. The scond is the remote, which works well as a TV remote, functions poorly with Apps and is almost usless with Internet.
Summary: I purchased this TV from a German company (PreisCompany) not realizing that the specifications differed although the model is still called UE40EH5300. As Germany does not have any HD channels (unbelievable) the T.V. does not have an HD receiver which means that although the TV is HD I cannot watch any HD channels, e.g. BBC HD or ITV HD, which was one of the main reasons I purchased it.
Summary: You won't get it to set up a standard UK channel list automatically. Solution was to delete all unwanted channels and then renumber the remaining ones manually - which took ages. Also - it won't send sound to the external amp that was working from the old viera. Not sure if this is because the amp is analogue (shouldn't be a problem as the sound out points on the TV appear to be standard analogue outs).
Summary: Just to be clear, the TV side of this model is excellent with pin sharp clarity and a nice bright display. The built in Freeview HD tunes in easily and reception on all the stations I have tried is excellent. So far so good. It's when you come to explore the Smart TV functions that you may be disappointed. I connected the TV to my home Ethernet network by cable.