Samsunug UNF5000 series

The Good The affordable Samsung UNF5000 LED LCD TV provides solid picture quality with relatively deep black levels and accurate color. Uniform screen; eye-catching design with thin cabinet; decent sound quality.

The Bad Just two HDMI inputs; evinced the video processing of a 60Hz TV despite "120 CMR" specification; middling remote and stand.

The Bottom Line Beyond its "dumb" feature set and lack of inputs, the Samsung UNF5000 LED LCD offers plenty of TV for the money.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 7.0
  • Value 7.0
7.0 Overall

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Review

A good picture with minimal smarts, inputs

More than a year ago I wrote a popular article that's becoming increasingly irrelevant: "I want my dumb TV." My argument was that Smart TVs make no economic sense because you can get the same or better functionality from an add-on box for cheaper.

TVs like Samsung's UNF5000 and UNF5500 series are the reason behind its increasing irrelevance. The major difference between the two is that the F5500 has Samsung's Smart TV suite, and the F5000 does not. Currently, the price differences between the same sizes in each series are $31 (32-inch), $83 (40-inch), $51 (46-inch), and $83 (50-inch). That's not much money when add-on boxes start at $50 for the excellent Roku LT.

With its relatively cheap Smart TV suite Samsung makes it abundantly clear it wants you to get the UNF5500 instead. In case you needed extra incentive to step up, it also has a different, arguably nicer stand, and an extra HDMI input.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $750
  • Brand Samsung
  • Type LED-LCD
  • Diagonal Class 40 in
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model Samsung UN40F5000AF

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