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Samsung UN32EH4003F

Samsung UN32EH4003F

David Katzmaier Editorial Director -- Personal Tech
David reviews TVs and leads the Personal Tech team at CNET, covering mobile, software, computing, streaming and home entertainment. We provide helpful, expert reviews, advice and videos on what gadget or service to buy and how to get the most out of it.
Expertise A 20-year CNET veteran, David has been reviewing TVs since the days of CRT, rear-projection and plasma. Prior to CNET he worked at Sound & Vision magazine and eTown.com. He is known to two people on Twitter as the Cormac McCarthy of consumer electronics. Credentials
  • Although still awaiting his Oscar for Best Picture Reviewer, David does hold certifications from the Imaging Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology on display calibration and evaluation.
David Katzmaier

Quick Take

CNET did not review the Samsung UN32EH4003, but we did review a very similar product, the Samsung UN32EH4000.

According to Samsung's Web site the two 32-inch, 60Hz, 720p, LED-based LCD TVs are basically identical.

The only picture quality-related difference we could discern among the TVs' specifications is that the EH4000 lists "3,000,000:1" as its "Dynamic Contrast Ratio," while the EH4003 does not list that spec (the Web site says "N/A" instead of listing a number). Contrast ratio specifications are basically fake, however, and we'd be surprised if this spec difference affected picture quality whatsoever.

In other words, we expect the two TVs to have the same picture quality.

The only other difference between the two is that the EH4003 lacks the optical digital audio output found on the EH4000. That means its built-in HDTV tuner, used for receiving over-the-air antenna and unscrambled QAM cable signals, cannot pass audio (both TVs lack analog audio outputs). If you're one of the few who actually uses the TV's tuner (as opposed to, say, a cable or satellite box) then you won't be able to hook any kind of external audio device to it; you'll have to rely on the TV's built-in speakers.

Otherwise the two TVs are basically the same. For more information, check out the full review of the Samsung UN32EH4000.