Key Features: 46in LCD with edge LED lighting; active 3D playback; Samsung Smart TV online service; ‘400Hz’ processing; Two pairs of 3D glasses included

Manufacturer: Samsung

Quick Glance
Size 46
Display Type LCD w/ LED
Max. Resolution 1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate 400 (CMR)
Freeview HD Yes
Size 46
Display Type LCD w/ LED
Max. Resolution 1920 x 1080
Full HD 1080p Yes
Digital Tuner Yes
Freeview HD Yes
Freesat HD No
3D Ready Yes
Refresh Rate 400 (CMR)
Physical Specifications
Height 635.6
Width 1070.2
Depth 46.9
Weight 1360
HDMI 3 (v1.4)
Component 1
Composite 1
Scart 1 (RGB)
Digital Audio Out Yes (optical)
Headphone 1
Charging/Computer Connection 3
Ethernet Yes
WiFi Yes (built-in)

David Horn

May 15, 2012, 2:06 pm

When they come in, are you able to calibrate the TVs before reviewing them?

Only I had the previous generation to this and to say "skin tones look a touch less life-like" is like saying that Hitler enjoyed foreign holidays.


May 15, 2012, 4:06 pm

I like the look of this, but am trying to decide between the model below it (6300?), last years 46D6530 (looks stunning in the shop) and potentially this.

Really I want to keep the price well below the £1000 mark though as it's only for the bedroom.


May 16, 2012, 5:31 pm

Here at JL in Canary Wharf (ok it's really just the biggest Waitrose you've ever seen officially) they have the ES5500 and the 6800 side by side.

Design wise (for anyone interested) they are practically identical (front the front). The 5500 doesn't appear to have 3D (woohoo!), but the picture still looks very good. Therefore easy for people like me to make a £600 saving (and that's on the 40" model).

The only big downside is that the rear of the 5500 is not optimised for wall mounting. So for those wanting to do this it may not be suitable.


June 10, 2012, 12:29 am

TR - You have mentioned that this has a D-Sub port on it. Yet the spec on the samsung website says it doesn't.

Surely your not making up reviews as something like that isnt some minor mistake, its not like your reviewing 20 diff TV's a day to make that kind of omission.

Please clarify as im ready to buy this on the back of it having a D-Sub as you have advertised, otherwise I will be getting the 6300.


August 28, 2012, 6:03 pm

Can anyone heeeelllllllppppppppp !

I am torn between the LG42LM670T which I can get for £699, or the Samsung UE40ES6900 which I can get for £849 with keyboard and soundbar.

I've read bad reviews about the LG, and haven't found any reviews for the Samsung.

Any help appreciated


October 29, 2012, 8:28 pm

Can anyone help with how to set up the Smart TV thingy? Do I need the Samsung USB tuner or will my Air Ties 5452 WiFi modem router do the job- if so, how to set up?? Cables or wi-fi? All too nerdy for me.

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